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With there being so many Kingdom Hearts games there has certainly been a lot of Disney worlds throughout the series, but I’m curious what does everyone think are the top 5 Disney worlds are and which ones are the worst. In my opinion this would be my list.

Best worlds
1) Halloween town ( KH2) - As a big fan of the Nightmare before Christmas movie I was very excited to see this world make an appearance. Between the awesome instrumental of This is Halloween, the Halloween themed heartless and getting to visit both Halloween and Christmas town. I also really enjoyed seeing the contrast between the two parts of the world both successfully giving of a different atmosphere while managing to look nice.

2) Pride Lands - Being one of my favourite Disney movies this was another world I was happy to see in game. I enjoyed finally having a chance to visit Simba’s world after him being a summon in previous games. I loved the world transformation ( lion cub Sora is definitely the cutest world transformation in the series). I thought the running mechanics and the way Sora used his Keyblade in that world was cool, the world and boss fight were really good as well definitely an enjoyable boss fight.

3) Toy Box - I really enjoyed the fact that this world looked so much like the movie and how good everything in the world looked. It was definitely one of the most fun worlds to explore in KH3 and i really liked the design of the heartless doll boss, plus seeing Woody roast Young Xehanort was just funny.

4) Beast Castle (KH2) - Another world that I enjoyed exploring the areas from the movie. The story was interesting. The heartless boss from the first visit was a fun fight and definitely has one of my favourite reaction commands in the game. As for the second visit the boss fight was a good challenge I definitely needed Mickey‘s help for that fight. Getting to see Belle Elbow Xaldin and steal the rose back was funny plus I enjoyed how the world ended once you completed it.

5) Timeless River. I liked the concept of this world and I think it it was a nice reference to part of Mickey’s past. I liked the visual of this world and how it felt so upbeat. This world is lower of the list because it was mostly small mini games boss fights for the most part but they were still fun. Although one thing I dislike about the world is the hot rod heartless those cars are just annoying to fight, although I couldn’t help but laugh at the Pete vs Pete fight.

Worst worlds
1) The Grid - I honestly couldn’t choose between this or Space Paranoids as i dislike both equally the only reason I picked The Grid is simply because I had to do the world twice. I just don’t like any of the Tron worlds in this series they are honestly quite boring and everything just looks pretty much the same to me and the light cycle mini games are annoying.

2) Monstro- A mixture between the KH 1 mechanics, the platforming and just how easy it is to get lost and keep ending back in the same room just made this world not fun for me in the slightest.

3) Wonderland - Couldn’t decide whether to put this or La cite des Cloches as I’m not a fan of either. However the reason I choose Wonderland is there was just a lot more things that annoyed me about this world for example having to give the plants your items to progress searching for clues and the TrickMaster who is annoying to fight due to mechanics and I hate that I have to keep fighting this boss several times throughout the series.

4) Pirates of the Caribbean (KH3) - I‘ll admit this world looks nice however I find it boring and tedious and the story a bit of a mess, plus the boat race with Luxord and the boss fight is not fun in my opinion.

5) 100 Acre woods ( KH3) - Given how much I liked 100 Acre woods in KH2, I thought it was a nice idea when the world was first shown in the trailer. However once the world released and I actually played it I was disappointed, honestly there was no effort put into this world it almost like they completely forgot about it until the last minute, any other world would of been a better alternative than the world we got.
 

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Space Paranoids (KH2) - It ties into the main story, and I bought into Tron and Sora's friendship despite have never seen the movie.
Agrabah (KH1) - Just really memorable maps, a cool boss fight...
Enchanted Dominion (BBS) - The best BBS world by far, had so much fun with it.
The Caribbean (KH3) - I really don't like the PotC movies. I skipped most of the cutscenes. But just the sheer size of the world and how much there is to see of it, I think it's really cool despite not having actually played KH3.
Beast's Castle (KH2) - My second favorite Disney movie, and the one I love that got an actual good adaptation in KH (looking at you, Deep Space). It's just so great.

Worst:
Pride Lands (KH2) - So. Boring.
100 Acre Wood (Re:CoM) - I find 100 Acre Wood usually fun, but that's because in KH1 and KH2 you play it as you progress through the game, GBA CoM is pretty short, and KH3 is also really short. Re:CoM doesn't have that. It's a few minigames in a row you have to play to progress, and it's really annoying.
Port Royal (KH2) - It looked ridiculous, and it didn't have a good gameplay to make up for how boring I find the PotC movies.
Agrabah (KHUX) - I know puting a khux world is cheating because none of them are that memorable, but at least most of them are inofensive. KHUX made me so tired of Agrabah I'd be happy if I never had to see it again. Quest after quest in the sand that all looks the same and you have to go around the map over and over again in order not to miss any invisible enemies.
Deep Space (BBS) - Just feels like a waste to me to have a Lilo and Stitch world and just set it in the first five minutes of the movie.
 

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I know it's more than 5, I just decided to rattle off the first that came to mind and couldn't stop at 5. These aren't ranked in order, just listed as they came to me. Best:

KH1 Agrabah ~ I enjoy this mostly for how challenging the world is. The Bandits and Air Soldiers are the most difficult field Heartless until you get to Hollow Bastion, imo. Going from that first set of worlds to this feels like you've really advanced and things will require more effort going forward. Pot Centipede and Cave of Wonders are great bosses, which kind of makes up for how disappointing Jafar's battles are. Which, I guess, Jafar's first battle can be a little challenging. The scenes with Maleficent in this world are great, too; her design really pops against all that yellow and red. A lot of great scenes here, really, that add tension to the story. The scene when Jasmine gets kidnapped is so creepy and the molten gold lava Keyhole scene is really pretty. Then it gets the great Kurt Zisa battle. It's a shame there aren't more bonus bosses in the Disney worlds post-KH1. My headcanon is that Jafar sent up the Heartless to cause problems from his underground prison.
KH1 Atlantica ~ I have to say the story for this one has always been disappointing for me. Ariel finding a random ice Trident in a sunken ship never made sense? Maybe if Ursula had planted it there to cause drama knowing Ariel would find it while exploring, but that can't be the case, because Ursula assumes the Keyhole must be in the palace with Triton. And then the part when she appears to Ariel makes me cringe because they try to hit story beats so fast it just doesn't really work. Although I do like the final shot of, "Now listen...carefully." And then her coming out of her shell for the first boss fight and terrifying Sebastian and Donald makes me laugh. What makes this one of my favorite worlds is how much I love the world design, the field Heartless, the ability to swim in all directions, and the Ursula and shark boss fights. As far as the world design, the only thing I wish is that there was one more room inside the palace. It's one of those things, sort of like Elsa's ice palace and Rapunzel's tower, that I'd have liked to explore more. Never having gotten to go inside Agrabah's palace is another annoyance--worse considering how many times Agrabah's been in this series... Anyway, it's just a shame we never really got a fighting level that could be explored for this film again. Ariel was probably my favorite party member in the series along with Aladdin.
KH3 Olympus ~ The world design (finally getting to go to Thebes! And not in a square room like in BbS), the boss battles, everything's just great here. The experience of traveling up the mountain to the peak was so epic. I'm surprised how well they make the world's storyline work, too, considering the Hercules timeline in KH is a trainwreck.
BbS Castle of Dreams ~ I'm glad the one time the world has appeared in KH (other than 0.2), it was perfectly done. Love the palace, the house at the mouse level, escorting Cinderella to the ball, the boss fight against Lucifer and the twisted pumpkin carriage (that reminds me of Twist in Time). The character interactions between Aqua and Terra with Cinderella are really fun. And they even went there by killing off the Tremaines! The only "meh" reaction I had was to the empty ballroom, wth.
KH2 Beast’s Castle ~ The level design in KH2 really, really sucks. Still, this world is fun despite that because the story is entertaining and the boss fights are challenging. Xaldin is easily the hardest main story boss fight in 2, and I love it.
3D Symphony of Sorcery ~ Just great all around. The music, the level design, the story. I love it.
KH2 Space Paranoids ~ Again, the KH2 world designs sucked, but this one worked despite that. TRON and SDG had great chemistry. I just think it's sad we've never seen TRON in the series again (I'm referring to the character as he appears in 2... While The Grid had a fun level, I didn't care about any of those characters and wish we could've seen the real TRON again at the end.)
KH3 The Caribbean ~ Being able to fight with the ship and travel the ocean, swim, go to Port Royal, the great boss fights at the end... It was really a great world, and I did not expect that at all. I didn't really care for the KH2 world and mostly blamed that on it being live-action causing a lot of "weirdness" with how the characters looked and interacted with SDG.
KH3 Arendelle ~ The story is lacking, but I love the world design. Kind of a similar case to KH1 Atlantica for me. And it's one of the more challenging worlds in the game, too. First the Gummi boss before you enter the world, then those lady Heartless that fire beams at you, the Marshmallow and Fenris boss fights, the ice dungeon, etc. I really enjoyed it personally. I think the only thing I wish is that after you meet Anna and Kristoff, they join you as party members and you escort them up the mountain the second time. Then you get separated from them after the Marshmallow boss fight and the rest of it plays out the same. That's my only gripe. I guess I like when the movies that are often labeled "girly" like The Little Mermaid and Frozen bitchslap the player with their difficulty level.
KH2 Olympus Coliseum ~ Mostly for the story and cutscenes. Hades was flipping hilarious here. The tournaments weren't as fun as the first game's, but I enjoyed the final one at least (the battle royale with all the FF characters was amazing). The Hydra battle is the only thing that disappoints me. Cerberus was actually even better than the first game. The design itself is intimidating--props to the movie--but then having him move around as fast as he does always freaks me out a little bit since it's an early world in the game.
KH1 Olympus Coliseum ~ I loved how the first game used properties in a multitude of ways. While this one wasn't a traditional world, returning to it after every few worlds made me very attached to it. Hades Cup is still so much fun all these years later. Not just because the roster felt stacked, but with how it actually gave worthwhile rewards (which is where most of the KH2 tournaments failed). The way the character feels in gameplay at the start of the Hades Cup versus the end of it, you can feel the effect of all those upgrades. It's amazing.
3D Prankster's Paradise ~ I actually don't mind KH1 Monstro, but it was a lot of fun to get more environments from the film + the Blue Fairy. I especially loved that they let you go into the ocean; that's always my favorite part of the movie, so...

The worst list... For me, I haven't "hated" any of the worlds, more that I found them disappointing considering what I'd expected. Here:

KH2 Pride Lands ~ Just... So disappointing. I mean, I really expected it to be one of the best because it was the first animal world they've ever done, it's probably one of the biggest Disney films (so they would have more incentive to get it right), and it's also Nomura's favorite Disney film. How....did we end up with this? The boss fights are fun at least, but the world design is just an eyesore and the voice acting / dialogue / plot was so annoying. I think it was worse because it often aped the original, but a very poor version of it. Child Simba, Mufasa, and Scar's models all creep me out with how uncanny valley they are. I don't hate all of it, I"m just... I don't get how this turned out like it did.
KH3 100 Acre Wood ~ I really enjoyed the minigame(s). I think if it had just been maybe a half-hour longer, I would've been satisfied.
KH2 Port Royal ~ Again, don't hate it, but I always found this one disappointing. Will and Elizabeth look so weird and a lot of the cutscenes just drag... And that horrid re-creation of the Elizabeth and Barbossa conversation, OMG. That's the only scene I ever skip.
KH2 Atlantica ~ I was so excited when the first news for KH2 broke and we learned that they'd revived Ursula for the world to appear again. Then there was no fighting. While that itself was very disappointing to me (I still blame the whiny fanbase), I would've enjoyed a musical game because it fits the vibe of the property with Sebastian being a composer and Ariel having a beautiful voice and all. And I did enjoy the minigame, I just wish it had been more challenging and there had been 7 to 10 musical numbers. They should've had "Poor Unfortunate Souls" and "Kiss the Girl," too, imo--especially the latter considering they have a scene of them in the boat. "Finny Fun" is the worst moment, and it comes first. At least it gets the worst over with out the gate, lol. I also think the models look odd. Triton and Sebastian look fine, but Ariel's hair... And Eric is a mess. Ursula looks mostly alright except her teeth are odd when she's a giant.
KH2 Land of Dragons ~ I don't hate this. I just expected Mulan to be one of the best worlds and it's definitely....not. I think what ruined it is that it came first in the game. It should've been in the second tier of worlds and been more difficult for the player. I mean, it's a story where you fight an opposing army and trained soldiers. I would've swapped it with Halloween Town or Port Royal. And, as already mentioned, sucky KH2 world designs strike again. Compare this "mountain" to Arendelle's and Olympus' mountains in KH3. I do like the fights against Shan-Yu and the flying dragon at least.
3D Hunchback ~ I still do enjoy this world for the level design, but the story cutscenes are so bad. The Festival of Fools is so absurd and Quasimodo acts really odd here to me. That said, the cathedral is awesome as is Paris and the Court of Miracles. They even re-created the scene with the windmill!
KH1 Neverland ~ I've always sort of disliked this one. I'm not a big fan of Peter Pan anyway (PP the character is annoying). The world feels shorter than the rest in KH1. While the Coliseum, Wonderland, and Halloween Town all have small worlds that are fun for other reasons, this one doesn't really compensate for the confined ship except for the fact that you can fly--which is admittedly a lot of fun. Just like swimming was for me, only faster. The outside of the ship is great at least, and there are a lot of great boss fights (Antisora, Hook, Phantom) and field Heartless here. I also love how the clocktower gives you prizes on the hour. Still, BbS has a better world design for the movie, overall.
 
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Toy Box - I love how nostalgic the world feels I feel like it captures the essence of Toy Story almost perfectly. There's also a bunch of fun stuff to do and lots of little mechanics that I enjoy (like trying to kick all the balls out of the ball pit). I think the only thing i didn't like was how hard the mech enemies were, and how hard they were to beat without another mech, but after I got ultima and maxed out my level it didn't bother me anymore.. though they were pretty annoying when I first got there in the game.

Halloweentown/Christmastown (KH2) - Literally everything about this world is amazing I love it so much. I like the outfits the trio gets in these worlds more than any of the other KH2 worlds. The music is also really good and I liked that it incorporated more of the plot of Nightmare Before Christmas even though it had already appeared in KH1.

Symphony of Sorcery (DDD) - Fantasia is one of my favorite Disney movies and I was really happy to see it get its own world. The colors in this world are so beautiful. I also like how all of the sounds during fights were music chords, I thought it was pretty creative. I also remember enjoying the story of this world a lot more than some of the other DDD worlds.

Kingdom of Corona - This world was just super pretty. I liked jumping in the water and sliding down the flower slide. Yeah that's about it, I just love how this world looks. The story was ok but i think there was a plothole or two created when trying to fit the whole story into a KH world. I didn't really care tho, I give it a 10/10 for how fun it is to look at everything.

Neverland (BBS) - This is my favorite version of Neverland since you get to explore the whole island. Again.. the visuals were really what made it my favorite... that and how easy it is to grind for EXP. I spent a Lot of time in this world but never really got bored of it, it was just fun to walk around and look at everything.

I also wanna give an honorable mention to the Snow White world in BBS, the Caribbean in KH3, and almost every 100 Acre Woods world. The Snow White world and the Caribbean were very pretty and fun to navigate, and 100 Acre Woods was very nostalgic.

Least favorite:
"Arendelle" the Frozen world - It's not even Arendelle cuz you don't even go to Arendelle you're just on the side of the mountain. Everywhere in this place except the ice maze felt so same-y and...uninspired? It's just snow. Like everywhere. There's no landmarks to tell where I'm trying to go. You also don't even get to go in the Ice Castle, which I feel like was an emphasis during the story since they put in the entire song for it. I felt exhausted at even just the thought of having to revisit that world to find the rest of the emblems and do the flan challenge.

Mulan World (KH2) - I don't remember the name lol but dear god I hate this world. I love Mulan the movie but this world is.. not it. The orb challenge is a drag especially with the constant swarm of those jiangshi enemies. The centaurs too... the enemies in this world feel way harder than they should be and it's literally supposed to be the first world you go to. The boss fight was super cool tho.

Space Paranoids (KH2) - It was okay but I felt like they could have done more with it. The light cycle minigame was also strangely difficult... it didn't take me too long to get past it but I would never voluntarily do it again.

Monstro - I just don't like being inside a whale. The boss fight with the parasite cage was also annoying, I always fall into the acid. It felt even worse in re:com since it's so easy to have your sleights miss and then you just end up wasting cards. But just in general, I don't really like the Monstro worlds.

I don't have a 5th one I pretty much liked the rest of the worlds. I guess Disney Castle could go here, but specifically only the part where you have to escort Minnie. Doesn't matter what difficulty I'm on, I always die at that part. KH2 is a hard game for me
 

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Talk about a difficult question. Because there is story favorite Disney worlds and then there are actual level worlds to play in favorite. Sometimes they link up and match.

Story mode favorites:

(KH2) Space Paranoids~One of the best ways to tie into a Disney plot to the KH original one. I wish more worlds would take cue from this. Tron's world also has some of my favorite video game themes ever.

(KH2) Disney Castle/Timeless River~This world tied in very well with the history of Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Pete, Minnie etc's original home, as well as used Maleficent pretty well in a game where the Organization overshadowed her. Also prefer this version of Kh time travel.

(KH1) Neverland~Again really amazing way to have a Disney world tie in with the plot of KH. Sora found Kairi on Hook's Pirate Ship. Not even in a KH original world, but a Disney one...technically. This world also set up the Hollow Bastion future clash between Riku really well.

(KH2/Days) Beast Castle~I thought the plot with Xaldin was well and the Days mission plots always entertained me with Roxas learning about love while watching a giant rampaging beast in the shadows, lol.

(KH1/KH2/Days/BBS/KH3) Olympus Coliseum~No matter what the game, this world always has a engaging plot with a cast of amazing characters, usually a Final Fantasy character, and Hades is always great. I also love Roxas and Phil's teacher/mentor dynamic.

Story mode least favorites:

(KH2) Pride Lands~Disney Filler that adds nothing. One of the worst

(KH2) Atlantica~Same as Pride Lands. Not as bad as some say, but it's optional for a reason. It's made worse that you can play this world right after Kairi is Kairinapped. Kairinapped is a term in KH lore.

(KH3) Arendelle~Restrictions, restrictions, restrictions! Nothing happens here.

(KH2) Agrabah 2nd visit~The return of Jafar KH version was bad story wise as it was gameplay wise.

(BBS) Neverland~I forget sometimes why we have to come to this world. The only good thing about it is "Putting Peter Pan in his place" I almost want to take it off the list for that alone.

Gameplay mode favorites:

(KH1/Days/KH2) Halloween Town~I never get tired of playing in this world. Great music, great difficulty, great Heartless models, Jack Skellington, Oogie Boogie, I love this world so much. Hot take, Leechgrave isn't that tough.

(KH3) Toy Box~ I enjoy the amazing feel of this world. The battle music is among the best (Should have been in MoM) The world is big and beautiful with amazing details to Galaxy Toys, the Gigas are surprisingly fun to pilot, and it's easy to get lost in the sea of great stuff this world has to offer.

(KH2/Days) Beast Castle~I know the layout of this world inside and out. I actually prefer the Days version, because it seems I always get rare item drops in this world more then any other, and I love that. I also enjoy the mini bosses found in this world.

(KH1/KH2) 100 Acre Woods~It's nice to slow down after doing a bunch of levels and play some Winnie the Pooh mini games.

(KH1/Days) Agrabah~Though it's covered in sand, I love this city. The KH1 and Days versions have lots of platforming to get around and I really enjoy that. Also like the bosses found in this world too. I wonder how the COM and Coded versions are like?

Gameplay mode least favorites:

(KH2) Pride Lands~This world flat out sucks. I like nothing about it other then the overworld theme. The overworld theme is almost too good for this world.

(KH2) Port Royal~The world just didn't mesh well in KH2 and stuck out in a bad way. Also fighting the cursed pirates with Donald and Goofy keeping them in the shadows is a gaming nightmare.

(KH2) Atlantica~I never liked this worlds gameplay, but now that I've played Melody of Memory and see how good it is, I realize just how much this world sucks in gameplay.

(KH2) Agrabah 2nd visit~I despise fighting on the carpet. Despise it so much. One of the worst parts of KH2. Especially chasing water Jafar, finding targets, escaping the desert trap and more. The 1st visit isn't anything special either, but the 2nd makes it all the more awful.

(Days) Neverland~Bad controls for flying up and down. Flying in general isn't the best in KH, but DS flying makes it worse. The bosses of this world also aren't great. Ruler of the Sky is infamous for a reason. It's not hard just tedious.
 

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Best Worlds:
  1. Atlantica (KH1): This is a biased pick because I love underwater worlds. Also, I was always just amazed that KH was able to include an entire world that changed the mechanics. The story was interesting too. I know that it's one of the skippable worlds and a lot of people hate it, but when I first played KH1, the events of this world really made me concerned for Sora. Ariel's desire to see other worlds ended up causing trouble (reflection of Sora/Riku), and Triton's warning about keyblade wielders bringing destruction made me question what will happen with Sora. Lastly, I think Ursula (both forms) is one of the best, if not the best, Disney boss fight in the entire series.
  2. Monstropolis (KH3): I don't know if I just love the worlds that everyone else hates, but Monstropolis really stood out to me. After KH2, I was really looking forward to worlds that would let you feel like you're in the world by the way you travel, not just a giant box painted to look like whatever. Monstropolis feels like you're in a cramped dungeon, which fits the corporate office setting. It's also one of the only worlds in KH3 that actually has you visit and explore SEVERAL iconic locations from its film. On top of all that, it was used creatively to include Vanitas and the Unversed, where it felt like it was selected because of main story elements rather than popularity.
  3. Space Paranoids (KH2): The world design is typical KH2 - just a giant box to fight in. However, I love the aesthetics and music. Again, it's a world that creatively complements the main plot rather than being thrown in for popularity. Tron also had a great connection with SDG, which is always nice. The MCP was actually a pretty fun boss fight. I think it would have been better to fight him earlier in the game because by the time you do face him, Sora's level is pretty high so it's not as hard. But overall, I think Space Paranoids was one of the best worlds in KH2.
  4. Agrabah (KH1): I loved the level design of Agrabah. I always feel like the world itself is huge, but in reality it is quite small. It's just the amount of jumping around and looking in corners/doors to find the right way to go makes it feel larger than it is, which adds to the the enjoyment of the world. The Cave of Wonders is really fun to explore as well. Aladdin was a great party member and friend to Sora. It also stands out to me as the first world where the villain is part of the main story (Jafar looking for the keyhole), so it really made me feel like the Disney villains were part of the plot and we had to stop them. The only downsides of Agrabah are: Genie Jafar's boss fight being a tutorial in animal abuse and the pointless carpet ride to escape the Cave of Wonders where you literally don't have to do anything to escape (they should have just done a video of them escaping the cave).
  5. The Caribbean (KH3): This one is solely here because of the level design. It is huge and actually feels like a world to explore and not just a segment of a world.

I don't really like to think about the "worst worlds" because it'd be easy to just pick things from Days or Coded or KHUX or something, where the Disney worlds aren't really the main attraction. So I'm going to keep my picks to the main titles.
Worst Worlds:
  1. Arendelle (KH3): I really don't care if they wanted to replay Frozen, but I just wish that I could have been a part of it. That is the fun of KH worlds, even ones that photocopy the film's plot, at least we get to be a part of the film. Arendelle is just running up a mountain over and over again, and only seeing like 2 iconic locations from the film (3 if you count Arendelle in the distance).
  2. Land of Dragons (KH2): I love Mulan. So much. I was SO excited when I heard it was going to be in KH2. My problem was that it was really disappointing. I still have fun in Land of Dragons, but I expected this to be one of the best/most memorable worlds from KH2 and that sisn't happen. So yeah, this is here solely because of disappointment. I mean, I can never get over the cheers from the nonexistent crowd after the Emperor's speech. Also the armies being so empty. I really feel like this would have been a world better saved for KH3 or later.
  3. La Cité des Cloches (KH3DS): The main reason I put this here is because I feel like it was WASTED in KH3D. It would have been such an amazing world if given the KH3 treatment.
  4. Port Royal (KH2): I did love that they tried combining live action with the animated Donald/Goofy (this is what I really adore about KH). But the world itself dragged for me. If it weren't for Luxord's appearance in the second part, I don't think it would be very memorable to me at all.
  5. 100 Acre Wood (KH3): For what we got, I didn't think it was particularly bad. I just think that there should have been way more. It felt included in KH3 because "it had to" rather than being there to really serve a purpose. Even if it was meant to be a minigame world, the minigames are the same! There's no variety in them.
 

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Finally. A list made for me. Ya'll know why I picked these due to my history.

5 - The Caribbean (KH3) - Yeah, I get it, bad world story-design, but it doesn't matter AT ALL, because EVERYTHING ELSE ABOUT IT BLOWS THAT NEGATIVE AWAY.

4 - Disney Town/Timeless River (Every game it's been in) - Not sure if it counts as an original or Disney world (Ironic, huh?) But as someone who loves everything in regards to cartoons and rubberhose, this world pleases me. A lot.

3 - Symphony of Sorcery (DDD) Everything about it I love. Everything. The music, the aesthetic, It's just...a beautiful world.

2 - Halloween Town (Every game it's been in) longtime fan of Halloween Town. So...just saying, bias. I also just have so much love for Oogie's manor.

1 - Beast's Castle (KH2) Another beautiful world. It's low on the list because, it's not so great gameplay-wise, but...I honestly can't stay mad at it with the story. Perfect integration of oc and Disney in 2.

LEAST favorite worlds. 5 - Most hated, 1 - least hated.

5 - Corona (KH3) - There is absolutely nothing I liked about Corona. Story-wise SDG are just there. Everyone puts Arendelle so high on the list, but compared to Frozen, I don't see ANY potential on Corona. It's just a wasted world.

4 - Arendelle (KH3) SO MUCH GODDAMN POTENTIAL AND YET IT'S WASTED ON LET IT GO! It's got it WAY worse than Corona, and ya'll think it should be number 5, BUT THE REASON WHY IT'S LOWER THAN CORONA BECAUSE I DON'T EVEN WANT TO HATE IT! I HATE HOW DISNEY DIDN'T EVEN TRY TO HIDE THEIR GREEDY ASSES. JUST....GOD! So much potential wasted, AND ODDS ARE, IT'LL CONTINUE ON!

3 - Wonderland (Every game it's been in) IT'S A GODDAMN BOX. THE ENTIRE WORLD IS JUST A BOX WITH BARELY ANY ENVIRONMENT. Yeah, yeah, creative and interactive, BUT THERE SHOULD'VE BEEN WAY MORE FOR THE TULGEY WOOD AND THE QUEEN'S MAZE THAN....THAT. AND IT NEVER IMPROVES IN ANY FUTURE INSTALLMENT.

2 - San Fransokyo (KH3) Oh, look at that. ANOTHER KH3 world upon my list. It's low on the list because it's not a bad-looking world. It's just....small af for a city world. You can't even explore the rest city, it's literally just...two rooms. Also the story had...wtf even WAS the story? It didn't even have anything to do with the main plot. The Bugs weren't even brought up again.

1 - Monstro (KH1) An endless maze that I honestly hated. To this day, I still hate it. But it's so low on the list because, UNLIKE WONDERLAND, it redeemed itself with the Monstro battle and the ENTIRETY of Prankster's Paradise.

Honorable mentions on favorites

Space Paranoids (KH2) - Didn't like the level, but it has my UTMOST respect for tying its relevance with the Radiant Garden lore. Love that. Always love it.

The Grid (DDD) - The complete opposite as above tbh.

Country of Musketeers (DDD) - Beautiful music and just as beautiful scenery. Still outshined by Beast's Castle because the story didn't serve much but chasing after the Beagle Boys.

Enchanted Dominion (BBS) - The only thing I love about it really is Maleficent's domain. Best area in the world.

Neverland (Every game it's in) Still got my respect on doing what no world has done (until Olympus at 3) and completely change around the location within each installment it's in.

Olympus (KH3) For a world that's been in every game minus two of them, this is a step up.

Atlantica (Every game it's been in) Not my favorite, level design, but still have to respect the story of it. KH2 is the opposite, not my favorite storyline (why tf is Ursula alive) but the musical aspect will always be my favorite.

Toy Box & Monstropolis (KH3) Both did equally well on an original story, but both lacked some potential, plus...I wasn't a BIG fan of their levels. They honestly did good for Pixar's first debut finally in the series.

Game Central Station (Union X) Didn't play it, but for what I've seen, there isn't much to work with. Just the play-by-play of the story. Though it's on here because I just...love Sugar Rush, in general.

100 Acre Wood (Every game it's been in) Not my cup of tea, but...it's honestly a nice slice of life world.

La Cite De Cloche & Prankster's Paradise (DDD) Both share the same reason as to why I love them. Deducted for play-by-play of the movie, but the scenery is just...yes.

Honorable mentions on least favorites

Port Royal (KH2) It's so bland and dreary compared to really the other worlds. Luxord's inclusion is cool though.

Deep Jungle (KH1) I literally can't hate it...but god I never liked it either. And it had so much potential to be even greater. But I doubt it's ever coming back into the series.

Land of Dragons (KH2) I feel bad for this world. It's the most underrated one, and yet...not much comes out of it. Shan Yu's army isn't even anywhere near intimidating, compared to the movie. Kinda wish they'd just merge the 2 visits like they did in the Manga.

Dwarf Woodlands (BBS) - Yeah...not my favorite map at all. It's just so bland tbh, and the Evil Queen, for the 2nd ever Disney Villain, had so little to do there. Still miffed at how the Magic Mirror had the potential to do more in the series than being boss fodder.

Castle of Dreams (BBS) - Same as above. Only potential that was missed is Anastasia's redemption, but other than that...not much to like for it, really.

Agrabah (Every game it's been in) It also had so much potential, but it's also just bland, too. Kinda hope they pull a Hercules series and Hades revives Jafar so they could team up together.

Deep Space (BBS) Literally just a ship.

The Pride Lands (KH2) The storyline is literally just the exact same, and the atmosphere is dreary af, STEP IT UP, SQUARE.

Olympus Coliseum (Every game it's been in.) Need I go on?

And THAT....is every Disney world in the series. I went overboard, but I embrace it.
 

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Favorite worlds:

Enchanted Dominion: I love the movie and the fact we can actually visit Maleficent's castle. The story was good, too.

Toy Box: Music, characters, gameplay variety with the Gigas and best level design of KH3.

Beast Castle: it's a fun world, specially in 358/2 Days. The heartless boss in the ballroom in KH2 is my favorite in the series.

Halloween Town (all versions): I must be one of the few who don't like the movie, but as a KH world it's pretty good. I really like all the boss fights (except leechgrave...)

Country of the Musketeers: it's a bit annoying at times due to all the backtracking but I missed Donald and Goofy a lot in DDD and this world felt like a heartwarming callback to KH1 when they first met.

Least favorite:

The Grid: Space Paranoids is fine, but the Grid is terrible, boring, ugly and uninteresting. Worst KH world in my opinion, I'd rather play KH2 Atlantica songs 20 times in a row. I'd replay DDD more often if this world wasn't in it.

Deep Jungle: I don't know why I don't like it, but I don't miss this world. I always rush it so I can leave it soon. Same with Arendelle.

Neverland (all versions). I hate Peter Pan as a character and either the gameplay or level design wasn't good. BBS version wasn't that bad and Days had nice music, but it's not enough.

Disney Town: I like the racing minigame, but fruitball and the ice cream minigames are a nightmare. The music of the world repeating itself every 30 seconds made me want to mute the game. The story was nothing more than dumb filler.

Wonderland (re:Coded and Days): The maze and avoiding detection by the card soldiers made me hate it more than I should. The missions there in Days are terrible.
 

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1. Symphony of Sorcerey: my absolute favorite Disney worlds in the series. Beautiful locations and having the same scores from the film as well. Despite the lack of NPCs it managed to capture the feel of Fantasia. I do hope it returns one day to do some segments from 2000
2. The Caribbean: despite a poor showing in KH2, PotC world really delivered in KH3. Even the the story was filler and a poor adaption of the third film the world layout is still amazing. Different variety of islands, NPC, and underwater game play. Easily my favorite world in KH3
3. Deep Jungle: love the Jungle environment and tree surfing.
4. Olympus: after so many appearances it was nice to fully explore the Hercules setting im its enrirety. Only wish we got to see more God's as NPCs
5. Atlantica(KH1): I like underwater locations in general so I loved KH1's Atlantica.

Worst
1. Neverland(KH1): it got better in later games but I hate how we were just restricted to the ship and clocktower in the first game
2. Atlantica(KH2): I don't hate the musical segments as much as others but thats the only thing this world has going for it
3. Castle of Dreams: to bland for my liking. And the lack of NPCs in the ballroom hurts as well.
4.100 Acre Woods(KH3): I wish there was more to do in this world aside from the three minigames. Maybe something similar to collecting pages for the book like in KH2. It's just too short and feels a bit pointless aside from the foreshadowing
5. Pridelands: giving that the world takes place in the second half of Lion King I get why the majority of the world is barren, grey, and empty. Despite that it doesn't make it any less unbearable to play through. At least on the bright side if it comes back for Lion King ll it should be more aesthetically pleasing
 

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KH3 Olympus: It felt like this was the Epic Conclusion of Visiting the World of Hercules and wrapping up the Story of Hercules itself we got to see Hercules one last time and face off the Titans which was cool the Rock Troll Heartless in that World was great we even got to do a few Training with Attraction Flow, Grand Magic, Team Attacks and Formchanges. And we've finally got to fully Visit the Town of Thebes rather than the one in Birth By Sleep and the Areas we've got to explore (Cliff Ascent, Ravine, Mountainside and Summit were amazing) plus i was Amazed we've finally get to go to Mount Olympus which got me pumped up. Though we never got to fight against Hades though if i was in Charge of the Game i would have to make a Few Changes maybe like more Disney bosses in Disney Worlds and Secret Bosses. But i'm glad it's over for the Hercules Storyline unless we get a Summon of Hercules.

Kingdom of Corona: This was by far one of the Best Disney Worlds in Kingdom Hearts 3 we even got to Interact with Rapunzel and Eugene though she was out of the Party after losing her hair though we still get to interact with Her through the Minigames and Talking plus i love the Kingdom Dance Minigame though it was very Challenging for me to get the highest Score. Plus i was surprised to see that Rapunzel is one of the New Seven Lights.

Beast's Castle: It was a Great World to explore plus the Interactions with Sora, Donald and Goofy with the Cast of Beauty and the Beast was entertaining. Though we never got to go to Belle's Hometown since it was off Limits and there was no Gaston or Maurice or Lefou or Phillipe since they weren't in the Game. I've also enjoyed the Part where Belle elbowed Xaldin which made me laugh

Halloween Town/Christmas Town (KH2): Well since this is the last time we'll ever see of Jack Skellington unless he becomes a Link Summon (In Unreal Engine System) i loved how they brought Christmas Town into the Series i always thought Sora didn't believed in Santa Claus i love the Setting of Christmas Town and the Storyline of Halloween and Christmas in the World. The Atmosphere of the World was Amazing plus the Christmas/Halloween themed Heartless was pretty Challenging to fight with. I love the Christmas Wrap Minigame.

Toy Box (KH3): Well we've all been Wondering what would the Worlds of Kingdom Hearts would've looked like if it had the Pixar Worlds one of them being the Toy Box. Now this was my favorite World we've had interactions with the Toys especially Woody and Buzz and learning about the True Meaning of Friendship. I was surprised they were going to include this World in Kingdom Hearts they was originally going to include it in the First Game when i thought Pixar in Kingdom Hearts hmm interesting but then Kingdom Hearts 3 was the Answer to our Prayers we've finally added Pixar to the Family of Disney Worlds in Kingdom Hearts Series. I also liked the Rocket Ruckus Team Attack plus Sora Donald and Goofy's Toy Forms and there was that part where Woody roasted Xehanort which was one of the Best Moments in the Game. Though i'm not sure whether or not they will bring back the Toy Story World in the Series the World may never know.

Now onto the Worst Worlds...

Atlantica: Ugh one of the Worst Worlds in the Game Series i was not surprised that they added this World into the Series we couldn't use our Summons or the Drive Forms all we could just do is Swim and Attack and Use Magic and what's worst in the Second game there was the Singing Minigames which was pretty Upsetting to me it just doesn't add up to the Plot of the Series. Plus i was surprised that Ariel isn't one of the Seven Princesses of Heart thanks a Lot Alice...

Arendelle (KH3): Ah yes the Worst world of Kingdom Hearts 3 this world wasn't that Great at all. We never got to Interact with the Cast especially Elsa we've been pushed back into the Icy Labyrinth Several Times. And we've never got to Interact with Prince Hans at all and he has no Lines or encounters with Sora, Donald and Goofy at all. To Be honest if Arendelle wasn't in the Game then the Princess of Heart world could've been Either the Princess and the Frog or Moana if i was in Charge of Kingdom Hearts 3's Development.

Wonderland: Well not going to lie but this was just the Worst but Wonderland didn't appeal to me at all. Why was it the Worst because we gave the Plants the Items to trade in for Items. Searching for the Clues and the Annoying Trickmaster Boss. Plus the Areas we keep going back and Forth.

100 Acre Wood (KH3): Ugh another Worst World of Kingdom Hearts 3. One Room and 3 Minigames where we have to get Ingredients for Cuisines. That's all i can say now if 100 Acre Wood wasn't in the Game then we've could had either Marvel World or Wreck it Ralph but no Square just wants to ditch those for the New Disney Worlds that is mostly CGI stuff.

Deep Jungle (Tarzan): When i got started into the Kingdom Hearts series i had some Ideas for what Disney Themed Worlds that could be in the First game one of them being a Jungle Themed World (Whether that be The Jungle Book or the Lion King) but when the Game was completed we instead get Deep Jungle from Tarzan. Sora doesn't even understand Tarzan and his People i know it only appeared in the First Game but was scrapped from Chain of Memories after Disney lost the Rights since um... What year was it 2003 or 2004? But if Deep Jungle wasn't in the First game if i was in Charge of the Series then i would've either add in the Jungle Book or The Lion King as a Jungle Themed World.
 

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(KH1/Days) Agrabah~Though it's covered in sand, I love this city. The KH1 and Days versions have lots of platforming to get around and I really enjoy that. Also like the bosses found in this world too. I wonder how the COM and Coded versions are like?
Level design isn't really a thing in CoM since most rooms look the same, but the little stories the worlds have are fun anyway. re:Coded's Agrabah has the best version of the Cave of Wonders, imo.
 

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Level design isn't really a thing in CoM since most rooms look the same, but the little stories the worlds have are fun anyway. re:Coded's Agrabah has the best version of the Cave of Wonders, imo.
I must try Re:Coded Agrabah...someday.
 
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