The best theme parks are balanced places, where rides, shows, restaurants, stories, walkthroughs, dark rides, and thrills coexist. But when it comes to your favorite can't-miss, must-see theme park experiences, chances are that rides make up the bulk of the list. How many rides does your favorite Disney or Universal park really have, though? Which resorts have the most sheer rides? The numbers may surprise you...
Universal Studios Hollywood Features and Articles
Theme Park Tourist's range of in-depth articles covering rides, attractions and restaurants at Universal Studios Hollywood are listed below. 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 visit.
LOST LEGENDS: Jaws: Lurking beneath the clouded surf, a menace is circling. Duh-dun. Duh-dun... In this in-depth feature, we'll risk becoming shark-bait as we explore the story of Universal's starring JAWS ride and the technical prowess and storytelling that could bring the great white to terrifying life. Then, we'll ride through the experience and explore what's in its place today. And for today's story, we're gonna need a bigger boat.
Here are four ways The Simpsons Ride excels in bringing the hilarity of Springfield and its residents to life.
Theme Park Tourist's guide to the 50 most popular theme parks in the world. How many of the globe's best parks have you visited?
Take a look at 25 of the most unique and incredible new theme park experiences coming in 2016.
We are only a few days removed from the release of the annual Global Attractions Attendance Report, the seminal theme park data evaluation from the Themed Entertainment Association, which is effectively the facts and figures bible of the theme park industry. Even though the data presented requires a bit of extrapolation and projection and is thereby not 100 percent accurate, it’s still the primary industry resource regarding theme park attendance for a given year.
Films can be art. Photographs can be art. Video games can be art. Even selfies can be art (no, seriously). And, I would argue, theme park attractions can be art – particularly the ones you'd find at Disney parks around the world or Universal's parks in Orlando and Los Angeles. No, maybe they aren't on the same level as the Mona Lisa or the Sistine Chapel, but they're a bit closer than you may think.
Theme park fans often disagree about whether Disney or Universal parks offer a better experience. But here are 3 reasons why we benefit from both companies being successful.
Universal is every bit Disney's equal in theme park design. Unfortunately, that also means they're the company's equal in terms of large-scale blunders.
Believe it or not, back in 2002 Disney was rumored to be interested in buying arch-rival Universal. What if it had really happened?
SoCal looks to be the next battleground of the theme park wars
We've collected 10 can't-miss stage shows that inspire delight, awe, laughter, and tears like only a good show can. Which of these 10 have you seen? Are we missing any big shows our readers should know about?