Let's start with the basics. Both parks sport track layouts unique to themselves, but Magic Kingdom comes in with a one-two punch! That's right, there are two tracks under its dome while Disneyland only has one! But Disneyland makes a comeback with its two-across seating arrangement instead of Magic Kingdom's single in-line seating. So both parks have essentially the same capacity! A Disneyland Space Mountain train holds twelve people, while a Magic Kingdom train only holds six, but its has twice as many tracks! So far it's a tie!
|Magic Kingdom's trains. Very Matterhorny.|
|Disneyland's setup. You can slap the person next to you!|
What about appearance? Both Mountains feature very similar sparkly white domes and pointy spires. It's almost too close to call! But what's this? Oof! Disneyland's Space Mountain had an awful identity crisis in 1998 and decided to sport a coat of puke green and poo brown! What the hell, Disneyland?! What. The. Hell... Point to Magic Kingdom! (Don't worry. Disneyland is now shiny and white again.)
|Sweet clean Magic Kingdom goodness|
|Arrrrghhh!! Kill it with fire! Seriously, Disneyland.|
What were you thinking?!
Is that all? Nay! Disneyland pulls a rope-a-dope out of nowhere and smashes Magic Kingdom over the head with Ghost Galaxy, its temporary Halloween-time overlay! Is Ghost Galaxy better than the normal ride? No, but it's still really damn fun. And it adds some seasonal variety. And makes children cry! Bonus points!
|I highly recommend any roller coaster in the dark|
with a galactic monster trying to kill you.
Disneyland pulls ahead FOR THE WIN!!!
What attractions do you want to see beat the snot out of each other? Let me know in the comments!