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Disneyland Resort Features and Articles

Theme Park Tourist's range of in-depth articles covering rides, attractions and restaurants at Disneyland Resort 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.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018 05:47

There’s only one kind of attraction that can take guests somewhere without really going anywhere at all: simulators.

Sunday, August 12, 2018 05:27

EDITORIAL: Since 1999, Disney's FastPass service has truly redefined a day at the parks for a generation of Disney fans. The problem is that the ways it's changed your favorite park aren't always for the better. In this special editorial, we'll dissect the seven reasons FastPass isn't all it's cracked up to be. When FastPass advertises itself with the question, "Why wait in line?" Well... there may be a few reasons to do just that...

Sunday, August 05, 2018 08:47

What are the attractions at Disney that would cause any “normal” person to fall in love with the parks?

Play Disney Parks app
Friday, August 03, 2018 09:17

Does the new Play Disney Parks app really enhance guest experiences at the parks?

Image - Flickr, christiantlambert
Wednesday, August 01, 2018 08:43

We all know about the big things Disney does — from the scale of their theme parks to the intricacy of their design work — but let’s instead focus on some of the smaller things they’ve become known for. These smaller creations are, in many ways, more important that the big stuff Disney gets credit for.

Splash Mountain
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 07:33

Don’t worry—you don’t have to ride “it’s a small world” all day to avoid the California heat wave.

Sunday, July 29, 2018 08:00

Here are several amazing facts about New Orleans Square.

Main Street, U.S.A. crowds
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 07:11

You can’t wish away Disneyland’s hectic crowds, but you can learn how to avoid them – and spare yourself some stress along the way, too.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 07:00

These lands just don't seem to "fit" somehow...

Image - Flickr, steven van
Monday, July 23, 2018 06:48

The hardest thing to overcome about a Disney vacation is this one basic fact: It will ruin your daily life for you. There are things in your life you’ll never be able to look at the same way again after a trip to Disney. You’ll enjoy them, sure, but you’ll never be able to experience them without a nagging reminder that Disney’s versions blow them away.

Image - Flickr, marada
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 05:51

Disney has long been an innovator in the technology space, creating things like FastPass, MagicBands, the monorail, and even audio-animatronics all to enhance the guest experience. But, even as they’ve demonstrated their ability to innovate time and time again, there are still some prevailing tech trends that they’ve somehow ignored or underplayed.

Sunday, July 15, 2018 05:53

MODERN MARVELS: The Enchanted Tiki Room: "Welcome to our tropical hideaway, you lucky people you!" Our Modern Marvels series gains a new tropical tale: the story of a genuine Walt Disney original and fan-favorite for more than five decades, the venerated and beloved Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room. Step inside to explore the genesis of this tropical serenade and how it changed Disneyland for good.

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