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.

Retro Thrills: 6 Lost Alton Towers Attractions from the 1980s

Bermuda shorts. Kylie Minogue. The Goonies. All unforgettable elements of the 1980s - as are these 6 classic Alton Towers attractions from the park's early years. Alton Towers in the 1980s was a very different place to the current park. Run by eccentric entrepreneur John Broome, the park was

The 12 Most Revolutionary Prototype Roller Coasters of All Time

Theme Park Tourist takes a look back at some of the prototype roller coasters that left their mark within the industry.

15 New Rides and Attractions at UK Theme Parks for 2014

There are a host of new rides and attractions coming to UK theme parks in 2014. Here's a round-up of what's in store!

The Top 5 New Theme Park Rides in 2013

A host of new theme park rides were opened in 2013. But which were the very best?

The Top 5 Record-Breaking Roller Coasters in the World

The tallest, longest, fastest, steepest and loopiest roller coasters around.

The Top 10 Theme Parks in Europe

Theme Park Tourist's guide to the Top 10 Theme Parks in Europe.

The Top 10 Roller Coasters in the UK

A look at the 10 very best roller coasters that the UK's theme parks have to offer.

Review: Alton Towers Ultimate Fireworks 2013

Theme Park Tourist's in-depth review of the Alton Towers firework event which took place on 8th, 9th and 10th November 2013

Interview: John Wardley on the Rides That Were Never Built

Legendary ride designer John Wardley discusses some of the thrilling rides and theme parks that he designed, but that never saw the light of day.

Book Review: "Creating my own Nemesis" by John Wardley

Legendary ride designer John Wardley released his autobiography earlier this year. Is it worth a read for theme park fans? Theme park ride designers do not enjoy a high profile. Whereas movie directors such as Steven Spielberg receive plaudits for their work, it's unlikely that anybody stepping off

Transatlantic Lessons: US vs UK Theme Parks

Here are a few things that US theme parks can learn from the UK, and that UK parks can learn from the US.Editor's note: The author of this article wishes to remain anonymous, so I've posted it under my name.It’s probably quite embarrassing that I’ve been to more theme parks in the US than I have in

Why the UK Will Never See a New Wooden Roller Coaster

The UK will never see a new wooden roller coaster. Click here to read why.

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