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.

The 6 Tell-Tale Signs of a Bad Theme Park Attraction Story (2020 Edition)

Today, we’ll offer our takeaway of tell-tale signs of a bad attraction story – foundational flaws that tend to signal that the ride isn’t going to be a masterpiece.

From Hollywood Extra to Orlando Star: 5 Universal Rides That Started as Studio Tour Scenes

In the modern history of Disney and Universal Parks, one thing is often said: good ideas never die. In fact, sometimes, ideas grow, evolve, and are reproduced across the country...

Park Plotholes: Downright DUMB "Stories" on Theme Park Rides

If you ask today's designers at Imagineering and Universal Creative, there's one thing that's absolutely essential on every attraction; the central focus of each ride; the beating heart and soul of each project: story.

I Was One of the First People Back at Universal Orlando Resort. Here's What I Learned...

I grabbed my mask and annual pass and headed out to be one of the first people back in the parks

Lost Lands: How Many of These 12 Areas Axed from Disney and Universal Parks Did You See?

But throughout the history of Disney and Universal's theme parks, there have also been rare times when entire themed lands disappear off the map – literally.

6 Iconic Characters Universal Let Slip Through Their Fingers

But those billboards could’ve easily been occupied by other familiar faces over the years. Here are six contenders:

OPINION: Universal's New Theme Park MIGHT Be An Epic Mistake... Here's What to Consider.

Here’s a trivia question for you: When’s the last time a major, destination theme park opened in the United States? Which are the newest U.S. parks built by the industry’s leaders, Disney and Universal, respectively?

COVID-CLOSURES: If ONE RIDE Had to Disappear From Each Park Over Closure, Here's Which We'd Vote Out

Modern civilization has never seen an event quite like the COVID-19 pandemic, tearing through the world during winter and spring of 2020. For the first time in history, every single Disney Park on Earth is completely and totally closed in a desperate bid to reduce the transmission of a highly

One Orlando Theme Park Has ZERO Rides Left From Its Opening Day... Here's Each Park's "Living Legend" Count

Here at Theme Park Tourist, we're always looking to see our favorite theme parks in new ways. That's why we reported (and continuously update) a number of sometimes-surprising features that just may have you seeing Disney and Universal parks differently...

Cooped Up at Home? Join Us in Dreaming of These 10 Mouth-Watering Theme Park Meals We're Missing Already!

in the first week of COVID-19 related closures for the world's major theme parks, we're suddenly longing to not just step into our favorite stories and worlds, but to dine in those decadent, immersive, delicious, world-building restaurants they contain...

JURASSIC PARK: THE RIDE – Inside Universal Studios' Extinct River Ride... and its Epic Evolution

“Time… the ever-flowing river. Come with us now to a time before Man, when the river flowed through a newborn world and giants walked the Earth...”

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