Have taken 2 trips to DLR in the last 3 years. Have my first trip to WDW (since I was a lot younger, first with my own family/children).
I’m looking at the wait times at MK at WDW today on a CL 4, and they’re depressingly long. I think the FP system is way better at DLR–doesn’t have nearly the amount of work to plan and I was able to get on every ride we wanted to get on with max pass and probably use 6-8 FP per day easy. And EMH at DLR is incredible. With only 3 resorts we absolutely killed it every morning, lines didn’t even seem to really get long until 10:00 AM or so. As an example we rode TSMM I think 4 or 5 times in a row in the first half hour of EMH. I don’t think we stood in a line over 20-30 minutes long our whole 4 or 5 day trip.
WDW takes more planning (I won’t say it’s stressful because I enjoy it, but it’s way more work) and I don’t even think we’ll be able to get on every ride we want with the tiering of fastpasses and inability to get fastpasses for the best rides day of–and that’s with me booking FP 60 days out for our whole trip. I think lines over 30 minutes are deal breakers with young kids, no way I’m waiting 45-60 minutes for anything.
I want to hear from the big WDW fans why I’m wrong. Make me feel like I didn’t make the wrong choice going with a trip to WDW instead of DLR (wife was saying DLR). What’s better about WDW that I’m not aware of? I know AK should be something different and cool.