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European Theme Parks Features and Articles

Theme Park Tourist's range of in-depth articles covering rides, attractions and restaurants at European Theme Parks 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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Sunday, April 23, 2017 03:41

Despite not sharing a single setting, story, or common character, classic Disney Parks rides around the globe are nonetheless connected to "spiritual sequels" sharing their elements, themes, and styles. Subtle successors, these must-see ride relationships allow new attractions to be born from timeless tropes. Which of these "spiritual sequels" would you most like to ride?

Thursday, March 30, 2017 05:01

LOST LEGENDS: Space Mountain – De la Terre à la Lune: Prepare for blast-off as we take aim and launch into a fantasy journey from the Earth to the moon! When Imagineers designed Disneyland Paris, they threw out the rulebook and started from scratch to reimagine even classic Disney attractions. The result was the most incredible, inspiring, adventurous Space Mountain on Earth, totally and completely unlike any other ride Disney had ever designed. And now, it's gone. This is the full story.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 14:18

The best theme parks are balanced places, where rides, shows, restaurants, stories, walkthroughs, dark rides, and thrills coexist. But when it comes to your favorite can't-miss, must-see theme park experiences, chances are that rides make up the bulk of the list. How many rides does your favorite Disney or Universal park really have, though? Which resorts have the most sheer rides? The numbers may surprise you...

Sunday, February 26, 2017 03:06

DISASTER FILES: Walt Disney Studios Park: It's the smallest Disney Park on Earth with the fewest attractions worth seeing. The second gate meant to bring Disneyland Paris back from the brink of destruction instead only sent the resort's finances tumbling again. Today, we dissect the unbelievable story of Disney's "worst park ever" and the staggering, depressing experience of a walkthrough in its earliest days.

Monday, October 17, 2016 04:59

LOST LEGENDS: Star Tours: A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away... A new CEO had a radical plan to make Disney Parks into modern thrill destinations where guests could "ride the movies!" Today, we'll take a turbulent tour through the incredible behind-the-scenes story of the ride that changed Disney Parks forever. Star Tours announces the boarding of the Endor Express. All passengers, prepare for immediate boarding. Lightspeed to Endor!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 21:22

Let’s take this opportunity to celebrate the hidden gems that populate parks you should have on your travel bucket list.

EuropaCity
Monday, August 08, 2016 03:44

You've probably never heard of Disney's biggest competition...

Pocahontas
Tuesday, July 05, 2016 04:32

Let's indulge in a little armchair Imagineering real fast and take a look at some of Disney's most famous films that haven't quite made an impression at Disney parks.

Image - Flickr, vincent_lee_yk
Sunday, June 26, 2016 21:28

Universal isn't the only non-Disney place that features such well-designed attractions. In fact, there are some scattered all across the globe – attractions that, frankly, would fit in perfectly well at any of the Disney Parks.

Manta at SeaWorld Orlando
Monday, May 16, 2016 13:43

Theme Park Tourist's guide to the 50 most popular theme parks in the world. How many of the globe's best parks have you visited?

Skull Island: Reign of Kong artwork
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 17:19

Take a look at 25 of the most unique and incredible new theme park experiences coming in 2016.

Saturday, April 02, 2016 00:21

Here are YOUR favorite attractions from a wide variety of other theme parks around the globe!

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