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.

The Makers of the Stand-Up, Inverted, Diving, Flying, and Wing Coasters Have a New Patent… You’ll Be Surprised What It’s For...

Founded in 1987 by Walter Bolliger and Claude Mabillard, B&M today is one of the world’s most respected roller coaster design & manufacturing films, supplying headlining attractions to amusement parks across the globe.

The So-Cal Theme Park History of Beverly Hills Cop III

The richest celebration of theme park history on film shouldn’t be Beverly Hills Cop III.

VelociCoaster is Going to Change EVERYTHING at Universal Orlando Resort. Here's Why:

After the closure of cult classic coaster Dragon Challenge in late 2017, Universal’s Islands of Adventure was hit with a major gap in their lineup. Now down two major, state of the art, thrilling coasters, Universal teased of better things to come. Less than two years later, Hagrid’s Magical

Was Disney's First "Beauty and the Beast" Ride Worth the 30 Year Wait? Here's Why Imagineering Fans Are Split...

If you've been around Disney Parks enthusiasts long enough, eventually you're bound to hear complaints about "book report" rides – times when Imagineers simply condense a 90-minute film into a 3-minute dark ride, sending guests passively traveling through scene after scene, in order, hitting the

Horror Nights Hopefuls: 6 Movies That Deserve Haunted Houses

With only so many white whales left in the genre, Universal is going to have to start digging deeper and darker to fill its roster. The following films are suggestions based on popularity and feasibility, both as a walkthrough adaptation and merchandise mover. None of them are speculated or rumored to appear anytime soon.

The Bonkers Story of the Castle that Inspired Walt Disney... and the "Mad" King Who Built It

We probably wouldn’t have Disneyland and Walt Disney World if not for an eccentric Bavarian king…

No Longer Second Best? The Case for Howl-O-Scream

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Halloween event, though a premier event in its own right, has lived in the shadows of its competitor just down I-4 for 20 years.

COUNTDOWN: The Best Disney and Universal Rides of the Century (So Far)

Last month, we took a half-hearted look at what we think are the "Worst" Disney Attractions of the Century (So Far). Today, we'll flip the script and look at the best to come out of Disney (and Universal) Parks so far in the 21st century – that is, opening in the year 2000 or late

Sounds Like Vacation: 7 Superb Universal Orlando Soundtrack Selections

A theme park soundtrack is as much about placemaking as it is scoring thousands of infinitesimally specific moments every day.

What is Disney's Hollywood Studios Like Right Now? (UPDATE)

A lot has changed at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the last month…

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