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Monday’s Links for Curious People: Between Disney and Toronto Edition


I just got back Saturday from the North American Travel Journalist Association conference. It was the first time I had ever attended an event just for travel writers (TBEX not withstanding). One on the things that surprised me was just how old the average age of the attendees was. At a blogging conference I’m on the older end of the spectrum, but here I was easily one of the younger people.

I spoke on an All-Star pannel with Johnny Jet, Tim Leffel and Jen Miner about travel blogging. The reception seemed to be good, but it is hard to measure how much really sunk in or who will be albe to really implement changes (or who really wants to).

I was also able to visit Disneyland for the first time in my life. I have visited Disney World several times, but never Disneyland. Many of the rides at Disneyland seemed dated. The “It’s A Small World” ride seemed like it would have been cool….in the 60’s. The California Adventure park was far more interesting. The rides were newer and they are currently doing an expansion of the park which is scheduled to open in 2012. If I had to choose I’d still go to Disney World, but Disneyland was still worth the visit.


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  1. Jacobs says:

    Yes you’re right Disneyland ,California Adventure Park is worth place to go and I think Disneyland and California Adventure are some of the happiest place on Earth

  2. I am agree too, but for moor adventure people should go to Nepal.

  3. Gary, it was fun riding the rides at Disneyland with you. I’d agree that Disney World is better, partly because it has more land, but that Indiana Jones ride was pretty rocking. The upcoming Cars park looks awesome though, so I’ll hold off judgment until that opens.

  4. Joel says:

    I was underwhelmed by California Adventure. The only ride I really cared about was the roller coaster. While I agree that overall DisneyWorld is better than DisneyLand, I think that the Magic Kingdom park is better in CA than in FL. It’s got the Matterhorn (!), a better version of Pirates of the Carribean and Haunted Mansion, the Indiana Jones ride, and more.

  5. David says:

    Disneyland is such an icon, bu maybe hasn’t moved with the times.Having said that it is still a “must see” when visiting California

  6. Crissy says:

    I totally agree about Disneyland, California Adventure is much more fun, at least for adults!

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