Personally I dont really like when any of the Disney Parks are compared – each park is amazing for its own reasons and a visit to any Disney park is magical. Just because one park wins on paper does not mean you are not going to have an awesome time. However that doesnt mean lessons cannot be learned when a park does something better than any of the others. Whilst Walt Disney World trumps Disneyland Paris in almost all comparable categories there are a few where Disneyland could teach WDW a thing or two.
One of the things I loved the most about Disneyland Paris was the characters. Being able to meet some that I cant at Walt Disney World. Sure at WDW sometimes Scrooge McDuck is out on Christmas Party nights but here at Disneyland Paris he is just out for a regular meet and greet. Disney world makes you pay extra for special events to meet these rarer characters however they are just the norm here in Paris.
Really all I need to write here is Space Mountain. Wow that ride is way more thrilling at Disneyland Paris than its WDW counterpart. The volume of thrill rides at Paris in proportion to park size is also way higher than Orlando.
Every Disney park around the world has its own unique attractions. Disneyland has Matterhorn, Disneyland Shanghai has Tron, Hong Kong Disneyland has Mystic Manor, Epcot has Frozen Ever After, Walt Disney Studios has Crush’s Coaster and so on. The fact that Disneyland Paris has unique attractions is not what is better but the individual attractions themselves. Disneyland Paris has some of the coolest unique attractions out there – Phantom Manor, Mickey and the Magician, Ratatouille, and we need to celebrate those awesome attractions.
If you want to read more about the unique attractions then check out this post – Unique attractions from Disneyland Paris.