@Nickysyme nailed it when she said “DLP is a weekend break. [WDW] is a vacation.” (if she’ll forgive my edit).
But I’m going to disagree on one thing. I think the castle at DLP (which in French is Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant, which I absolutely love) is — compared with Cinderella’s Castle — embarrassing. If you’ve seen the WDW castle, the DLP castle is just a let down.
It’s like a cathedral vs a church.
But, yeah, WDW has four enormous parks, whereas DLP has two — no AK, no Epcot in Paris.
WDW has dozens of restaurants, some of them very good. People go crazy booking ADRs, months in advance. Not so much at DLP. WDW has many different hotels, DLP only a handful.
Orlando has WDW and Universal (well, and the other ones, too). Paris has just Disneyland. (Well, and Paris, but that’s a whole other conversation. Paris is awesome. Though DLP isn’t exactly in Paris: it’s an hour’s train ride away.)
And although Orlando is hot and humid that’s also one of its attractions. As a Brit, I’m very aware that I’m not in England when I’m in Florida. The grass is different. There are palm trees. There are little geckos running around. The heat and humidity are unlike anything we get at home. Even the storms are better! The whole thing is exciting!
Sure, I’ve been to DLP more times than WDW because it is a lot closer. You can even take a train direct (non-stop) from London to DLP in about two and a half hours —DLP has its own train station.
But it’s just not the same.