Your Opinion: Six Flags or Disneyland
Replies: 14 - Last Post: Oct 13, 2012 6:42 PM Last Post By: Sierragirl
Oct 9, 2012 5:29 PM
Your Opinion: Six Flags or DisneylandHello everyone,
I am a student from Germany and am currently living in Riverside (South California) to do an exchange program at the University. Me and some other exchange students are planning a tour to a theme park in South California. We have already heard about "Six Flags" and "Disneyland". Now we can´t decide, where to go.
What is your opinion: Which one of the two parks should we choose?
We are all between 20 and 28 years old and want to have fun and a nice experience;)
Thank you very much in advance for your opinion!
Oct 9, 2012 5:45 PM
1How long are you are UCR? You may have time to do both.
Disneyland is an American Icon. Going to Disneyland will not be the same as Disney Paris. If I only had the time to do one of the theme parks, I'd do Disney, because it will tell you things about the US that you won't get elsewhere.
And, I don't care what anyone else says, it's a lot of fun for adults.
On the other hand, maybe your interest is purely thrill rides. Then Six Flags Magic Mountain might be more what you want. Disney has some, but it is not their focus.
Another considerations. Disneyland doesn't close. Magic Mountain is open only on weekends in winter--with some exceptions.
If It were me, I'd go to Disneyland, beaus it is, well, Disneyland. There are thrill rides all over world. But if the three rides are your numbr one interest, then go to Magic Mountain
Oct 9, 2012 6:19 PM
2Disneyland is really, really expensive, even if you have access to the 2 day tickets. Magic Mountain often offers discount tickets. Obviously, buying food and souveniers is not cheap at either.
Oct 9, 2012 6:42 PM
Oct 9, 2012 7:43 PM
4I have been to both and have to say I'd recommend Magic Mountain over DIsneyland, especially for people in your age bracket. While Disney is an icon I found much more to do at Magic Mountain. Disney is certainly more polished but Magic Mountain has better rides, as least in my opinion. If you like roller coasters, then definitely choose Magic Mountain over Disney. it has the best collection of roller coasters I've ever seen in one park. As mentioned by #2, you can also find discounts for Magic Mountain.
Oct 9, 2012 7:50 PM
Oct 9, 2012 9:01 PM
6alapah's got it...
Disneyland is probably the cleanest/spiffiest amusement park you'll ever see, anywhere in the world. Really professionally done. You'll find enough to do there, even in your 20's. Think this way...if you wanted to go on a date and have a nice time with your date, Disneyland would be the choice. It costs a fair amount to go.
....but what if your date wanted to scream her head off? What if she loved thrills? Then crank up the tunes in the car, down some Red Bulls and run around Six Flags, which caters more to teens and 20-somethings. It is a bit run down...there are even areas of the park that are kind of abandoned. But, it has many, many amazing rollercoasters. If you like to throw your hands in the air and scream your head off, you can run from crazy coaster to crazy coaster all afternoon. If people in your group are afraid of/sensitive about thrill rides, Magic Mountain will not offer too much.
It's really cool to have both here, because they offer opposite experiences. You should do both, eventually.
Oct 10, 2012 3:05 AM
7I have only been to Disneyland, and actually I don't think it is very expensive, but that is from an Australians point of view, we paid $87.00 per adult for a day pass in August this year. Disneyland is just a lovely experience, it is clean, and just so sweet. It felt like I was re-living my childhood. It doesn't have thrill rides as such, but it is just lovely, and makes you feel good, it is so brightly coloured, and the fireworks are great. We were there 12 hrs and I think it was money well spent.
Oct 10, 2012 4:36 AM
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Oct 10, 2012 12:11 PM
10Thanks for the detailed replies! I think the best solution is really to do both, if temporally feasible. Even if it will cost a lot of money - because I don´t know, when I will be next time in California;)
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