I have created this thread to start an incredibly friendly, non-heated debate over which is better: WDW or DLR. Okay. Not exactly.
Rather, if you compare same/similar rides at DLR versus WDW, WHAT makes each park’s version better/worse? I’m not asking anyone to even be loyal. You might list a differing positive for both parks for any given ride. You can lament a park’s shortcomings if you want as well.
Now, I haven’t been to DLR since I was a teenager, so I’m not really going to directly answer myself.
But take Space Mountain as a start. I know that the general consensus is the the version at DLR is better. I watched video of each one with the lights on to get a feel for what is different about them, and for the most part the track layouts are fairly similar, although the actual train and track designs are modified.
One MAJOR difference I see, however, is something that I’m not sure why they can’t do at WDW itself…that is the use of the soundtrack. The soundtrack seems to add a LOT to the experience in the DLR version, and I wonder if they could adapt a similar soundtrack to the version in MK. MK’s really has almost no soundtrack…just some inexplicable sound effects here and there.
On the other hand, I kind of like the launch tunnel and landing tunnels on the MK version a little better.
So have it. Pick a ride and compare them from the different parks! And it doesn’t JUST have to be WDW versus DLR. You can compare to other Disney parks as well. The important thing is just explaining WHY.