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Theme Park Tourist's range of in-depth articles covering rides, attractions and restaurants at General news 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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Thursday, July 23, 2015 14:13

Discover the full story behind Neverland, the private theme park that Michael Jackson built for himself in California.

Terror on Church Street
Sunday, October 12, 2014 08:50

Spook houses have long been attached to dime museums and carnivals, with still-existing memorabilia dating to at least 1915. However, these attractions were typically short add-ons to larger main attractions. The modern stand-alone haunt industry began in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when the United States Junior Chamber began mounting their famous walk-through Jaycees haunted houses in parking lots across the country. Those haunts, and the imitators that followed, were open for a few nights over Halloween each year.

Legends Gift Shop
Friday, October 10, 2014 09:52

The Central Florida Halloween landscape is dominated by two major players, Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights and Busch Garden’s Howl-O-Scream. Yet for pure screams and thrills, some of the local area haunts give even the biggest names a run for their are five great examples.

A Petrified Forest logo
Thursday, September 25, 2014 13:18

Find out why A Petrified Forest is leading the pack for those seeking thrills and scares in Florida this Halloween.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:58

Theme Park Tourist's review of the Helix roller coaster at Liseberg.

Mickey Mouse Club
Sunday, August 31, 2014 09:15

Did you settle down in front of the television to watch any of the three distinct versions of Disney's Mickey Mouse Club?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 11:45

In 2016, Orlando, Florida will become home to the world’s tallest roller coaster – the Skyscraper. Here’s everything you need to know about this groundbreaking addition to International Drive.

Tianjin Amusement Park
Monday, August 25, 2014 12:28

Take a look at 20 stunning images of decaying, crumbling abandoned amusement parks.

Shanghai Disneyland
Sunday, August 24, 2014 14:40
Disney, Universal and Six Flag are among the companies planning to open stunning new theme parks over the next few years. Take a look at 22 amazing parks that should be up-and-running by 2019.
Wunderland Kalkar
Monday, August 11, 2014 12:00

Looking for something out of the ordinary? Visit one of these 10 crazy theme parks!

Universal Studios Dubailand
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 14:51

History is littered with examples of ambitious theme parks that overreached and collapsed before even welcoming their first guests. Here are five incredible examples.

Holy Land USA
Friday, May 02, 2014 16:04

Take a look around Holy Land USA, the Christian theme park in Waterbury, Connecticut that has stood abandoned for three decades.


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