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Theme Park Tourist features a wide-range of in-depth features and articles, covering rides, attractions and restaurants at theme parks all over the world. As well as previews and reviews of new rides, look out for "Top 10" lists and tips for saving time and money on your next park visit.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 06:27

Have you missed the best parts of the Norway pavilion?

Sunday, May 28, 2017 05:01

LOST LEGENDS: If You Had Wings: Shortly after Magic Kingdom's opening, a brand-new dark ride was installed in the heart of Tomorrowland dedicated to the wonders of flight. Eastern Air Lines' If You Had Wings was a musical, multi-media journey through Mexico, the Caribbean, and New Orleans. Designed and scored by Disney Legends, this amazing dark ride gave a generation wings and shaped the EPCOT Center originals that would debut a decade later. This is the story.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 06:49

This beast looks like wood but drives like steel. It’s an anchor attraction at what many consider a lesser gate. It explodes into movement but then never goes any faster, reaching peak velocity after only four seconds. Yes, California Screamin’ is a ride with many incongruities; it’s also a badass coaster at a park with a paucity of them. Let’s take this opportunity to go Behind the Ride once again, learning the four Imagineering tricks that make California Screamin’ so great.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 06:35

Here are the five best characters created for Disney theme parks.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 06:42

These attractions are iconic for one reason only...

Monday, May 22, 2017 05:52

What would Walt Disney love about Walt Disney World?

Sunday, May 21, 2017 06:50

MODERN MARVELS: The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man: It's not every day that a new attraction stuns the industry and reshapes themed entertainment design. But that's exactly what happened when "the world's most technologically advanced theme park" opened with a revolutionary ride. We'll recount the almost-unbelievable tale from Spidey's earliest concepts to the industry-wide impact of its amazing blend of projection, physical sets, music, special effects, and fun.

Disney's Polynesian
Friday, May 19, 2017 20:35

The most expensive resorts on property aren’t necessarily the best options

Ice Cream at Disney
Friday, May 19, 2017 07:41

Walt Disney World aims to please when it comes to over-the-top indulgences.

Be careful what you order from the cart
Thursday, May 18, 2017 06:45

Skip these....

Little girl with ice cream mustache
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 06:56

A Disney World vacation is all about magic.

Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 07:20

If you’re waffling over the Disney vs. Universal debate, STOP.


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