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.

Turning Point: Disney Embraces the Force

With Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance open, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has finally become what Disney had promised in 2015. A Galaxy far, far away is officially the present and the future at Disney’s American theme parks. How smoothly have the parks transitioned to these unprecedented Star Wars Lands

5 Disney+ Documentaries We'd Binge-Watch RIGHT NOW

While The Mandalorian has gotten most of the attention from the Disney+ launch, the company included a whole slate of original content for debut on its new platform. Baby Yoda notwithstanding, the best of these new features was not the epic Star Wars western series, nor was it the strangely-meta High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

Snack Attack! 15 Must-Try Savory and Sweet Signature Theme Park Treats

After a long day of rides, even the most conscientious eater would agree that nothing hits the spot quite like a one-of-a-kind theme park snack. And in fact, over the years, some parks have developed signature sweet treats and savory sides that have become legendary must-haves; essential elements of

The 9 MOST Immersive Disney Attractions

Sometimes, when you’re on a Disney ride, you buy into the illusion completely. You forgot about the rest of the world for a time, escaping into this detailed alternate reality. It’s an escapist fantasy come to life. Which ones are the bests at making you suspend disbelief? I have some thoughts. Here

Disney Has Other Theme Parks Absolutely Trounced in This One Area...

It is a good time to be Disney. Despite some rocky seasons for attendance and media coverage, Disney is entering something of a banner season. They successfully launched Disney+, introduced a whole new transportation method to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the Skyliner, and after a bumpy

The Most Iconic Attractions at Every Disney Park

Last year, I wrote about my choices for the Mount Rushmore of Disney attractions, which is part of a thought experiment that reduces a wide-ranging topic to a limit of four selections. I’m going to modify the exercise this time to make it a bit more open-ended. Rather than focus on all of Disney, I

7 Ways Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Completely Surprised Us

The opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland and Walt Disney World caught us off-guard in more ways than one… Disney’s most ambitious land to date came with unprecedented anticipation and expected criticism. In the year leading up to opening day at Disneyland on May 31st, 2019, no one knew

16 'Easter Eggs' of Closed Classics Hidden in the Rides that Replaced Them

As long-time Disney and Universal fans know all too well, even the most beloved rides don't last forever. In fact, Imagineering afficianados may have already scoured our collection of Lost Legends – the definitive, full stories of forgotten fan favorites and closed classics from around the globe.

The 7 Most Romantic Walt Disney World Hotels

Walt Disney World isn’t merely a family vacation location! I realize that this statement won’t shock most of you, yet the perception persists in the mainstream media. People associate Disney with parents and their children, ignoring the fact that a trip to Orlando can be a marvelous couples getaway

If You Love Disney's World Showcase, You Have to Visit These Eight US Theme Park Restaurants

There’s no question that Disney is in something of a league of their own when it comes to theme park dining. The vast majority of theme park restaurants across the US fit a familiar mold offering safe classics likely to please families and picky eaters. Even at some of the top parks in the country,

Ranking the Modern E-ticket Attractions at Disneyland Resort

While Disney officially ended the E-ticket attraction many years ago, the concept persists to this day. In fact, Disney executives sometimes utilize this term to sell the idea that an upcoming attraction will dazzle guests. The title has become a marketing ploy of sorts, a way to differentiate the

Ranking the Original E-ticket Attractions at Disneyland

Disneyland wasn’t always an all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet of theme park attractions. During its earliest days, the Happiest Place on Earth came with a pay-to-play system. Guests purchased a ticket for each individual ride, and so Disney sold ticket books once upon a time. During 1959, the first

About Theme Park Tourist

Theme Park Tourist is one of the web’s leading sources of essential information and entertaining articles about theme parks in Orlando and beyond.

We are one of the world’s largest theme park guide sites, hosting detailed guides to more than 80 theme parks around the globe.

Find Out More About Us...

Plan Your Trip

Our theme park guides contain reviews and ratings of rides, restaurants and hotels at more than 80 theme parks worldwide.

You can even print them.

Start Planning Now...