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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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Image: Flickr, aloha75
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 03:57

Arcades and barcades have enjoyed a renaissance in recent years, offering something to do when going out beyond just eating and drinking. Disney has arcades big and small at its own resorts, with some offering the newest redemption games, racers, and even some Disney-themed pinball machines. But, if you want the full arcade/barcade experience, you’ll have to go off-property.

Monday, August 19, 2019 06:43

Here are six Magic Kingdom attractions with the longest lines and six with the shortest.

Monday, August 19, 2019 06:39

You just suddenly decide that you need a trip to the Most Magical Place on Earth. Here are a few tips for planning a last-minute trip to Walt Disney World.

Captain Jack peering over barrel
Sunday, August 18, 2019 05:43

Sometimes the real magic is in the details…

Image: Dakota Gardner
Saturday, August 17, 2019 06:49

For guests who stay on-property at Walt Disney World, there’s a bit of territoriality that comes with choosing a resort hotel. While all Disney hotels are definitely magical, we each have one that stands out above the others in our mind. There’s always one that features prominently in our mental image when someone says the phrase, “Disney vacation.”

Saturday, August 17, 2019 06:46

We’ve reached a turning point where Universal is refusing to live in Disney’s shadow any longer. Let’s examine how we reached this point and what happens next.

Thursday, August 15, 2019 06:52

Take a read through our absolutely unforgettable theme park scents (good and bad!) and just imagine... it's almost like you can smell them right here, right now...!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 05:50

Here are some of the most shameful incidents in Disney history.

Image - Flickr, frikitiki
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 05:27

There are an awful lot of stores at Disney Springs nowadays, but most sell items you can generally get elsewhere in the country. We’ve all been to Lacoste, Ugg, or Anthropologie in our lives, right? So, in searching for the best Disney Springs shops, scarcity is a factor for sure. Plus, you’d feel silly going on a Disney vacation and bringing home a souvenir that doesn’t say “Disney” on it somewhere, right?

Kenyan Coffee Beef Tenderloin at Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival
Saturday, August 10, 2019 04:52

Beyond these familiar favorites, we may picture family style Italian food, decadent breakfast buffets, or even popular steakhouse choices at Disney’s signature restaurants.

Image: Flickr, techbirmingham
Saturday, August 10, 2019 04:44

Sometimes, a trip to Walt Disney World needs a bit of a break in the middle. If you’ve been going hard, walking around Epcot, the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, or Disney’s Hollywood Studios all week, it can be hard to resist the siren song of Disney’s fantastic water parks.

Tuesday, August 06, 2019 08:23

Universal, Disney, or Both? Where do you stand in the biggest theme park debate?

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