We all have a travel bucket list. If yours includes visiting all of the Disney parks around the world, the international Disney features that are totally different from U.S. parks means that each experience on your Disney world tour will be fresh and exciting. New York Times writer Brooks Barnes completed his tour of every Disney park in 2014, and noted that while there are definitely differences, the Disney spirit is alive everywhere.
"In France visitors stroll along those glorious garden paths — no rushing to the rides," Barnes noted, adding that visitors to a Disney park in China were excited for rides that U.S. park goers found to be a bit of a yawn. "It was also cool to notice a similarity: No matter which park we were visiting, there were smiley people enjoying one another’s company and, for a few hours at least, forgetting the pressures of the outside world."
Aside from how people behave at Disney, each park offers its own unique attractions and locally inspired fare. "Space Mountain in Paris goes upside down, the one in Tokyo has a funky hyperspeed tunnel, and as we soon discovered, Hong Kong’s edition shoots riders past glowing planets," Barnes revealed. Want to know what to expect on your Disney-themed world tour? Here are some differences between Disney parks in the U.S. and Disney parks around the world.