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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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Image - Flickr, Tom D'Angelo
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 06:41

Let’s take a look back at a handful of huge decisions Walt Disney Parks and Resorts have made — all of which have been quite successful over time.

Monday, November 19, 2018 06:15

With all due respect to Mickey Mouse, the most important character in Disney movie history first appeared in a 1937 feature-length production.

Sunday, November 18, 2018 06:30

All Disney buildings display tons of forethought and creativity. These nine are the best of the best

Frozen: Live at the Hyperion
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 06:55

Frozen Fever seems to be cooling...

Monday, November 12, 2018 05:56

60,000 people per day visit Magic Kingdom, and at some point, you're likely to end up at the back of a line behind many of them. That’s when capacity matters.

Image, Flickr - jmpk
Monday, November 12, 2018 03:29

Disney has put together some amazing concepts and projects over the years that, for one reason or another, have never actually come to fruition. But, just because those ideas never made it from page to stage doesn’t mean they should be forgotten forever.

Image - Flickr, the-consortium
Thursday, November 08, 2018 04:02

No one wants to wait in line at a theme park. It doesn’t matter whether the queue is as intricately themed as Hogwarts Castle or as haphazard as Magic Carpets of Aladdin — lines just aren’t fun. But there are some things that make even a modest wait time become an excruciating ordeal.

Marc Davis' Crowning Achievements
Friday, November 02, 2018 05:36

This man's characters still delight fans around the world in Pirates of the Caribbean, the Haunted Mansion, and it’s a small world

Image - Flickr, hyku
Monday, October 29, 2018 04:07

It’s often fun to compare the two — and when you do, you usually come to the conclusion that while Disneyland is the better individual theme park, the Walt Disney World resort is far, far better as a vacation destination.

Maxpass: The New Fastpass
Saturday, October 27, 2018 04:33

In the 1990s, Disney introduced a revolutionary new system to make guests’ theme park visits even more magical: Fastpass. The Fastpass system let guess reserve a spot in line and enjoy other park offerings until an assigned time when they could return to their original attraction and skip a large portion of the line. The Fastpass system was revolutionary; it spawned many similar systems in parks around the world. Even Disney’s original system has evolved in the past 20 years. Walt Disney World’s Fastpass+ moved Fastpass into the digital era, taking the entire system onto the smartphone.

Sunday, October 21, 2018 06:05

Here’s a guide to the best and worst versions of Haunted Mansion around the world.

Model of Disneyland at the Walt Disney Family Museum
Saturday, October 20, 2018 02:29

It all started with a carousel… and became so much more.

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