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.

“Wood” You Count This Lightning Rod of Coaster Controversy as “Wood” or “Steel”?

Modern wooden roller coasters unofficially date back to France the early 19th century when “Russian mountains” became sophisticated enough to see wheeled carts hoisted to the top of ramps and released along controlled dips. The oldest operating example of a wooden roller coaster today dates to 1902

The Company Behind Silver Dollar City and Dollywood Just Bought Kentucky Kingdom. Here Are 4 Predictions for What This May Mean...

Today we’ll be running through 4 predictions for what we might see from the future of Kentucky Kingdom in its new ownership. By the end, you may just find yourself booking a trip to Louisville.

6 Hidden Gems to Put on Your Post-Pandemic Bucket List

Ready to explore again? Check out these often-overlooked amusement parks!

Here's How Theme Parks Will Protect You This Summer

Let’s take a quick look at how these businesses are approaching guest safety.

How Close Are These Theme Parks to Reopening?

Do you miss your favorite theme park? Well, if you can’t wait to spend a lovely summer day on a thrill ride, I have some good news. Many parks are planning to reopen soon. In fact, one even has an official date! Here’s a status update on some of the most popular theme park companies. Busch Gardens

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

16 Incredible Must-See New Attractions of 2019 from Around the U.S.

From cartoon carousels to intergalactic adventures; trippy dark rides to adrenaline-packing thrills, 2019 was another banner year for theme parks across the United States. SeaWorld Parks continue their upswing, Cedar Fair parks continue to break coaster records and try their hands at theming, too

The 9 Best Log Flume Rides in the World

The log flume is a staple at every self-respecting theme park on the planet. It’s a cheap ride to construct and maintain, and so everybody has one. Which ones are the best, though?

8 Must-See Theme Park Christmas Celebrations from Across the Country

'Tis the season, and across the country, theme parks are ramping up their offerings and appearances for the most wonderful time of the year.

9 Rides OUTSIDE of Disney Parks We Think Walt Would Love

Though no one can reasonably overtake Disney, it sure seems like Walt would step off of these nine attractions feeling inspired and smiling...

These Are the Wildest Wooden Roller Coasters on Earth. Could You Conquer Them?

Wooden roller coasters. The very idea may strike fear into the heart of some thrill ride enthusiasts.

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