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Theme Park Tourist's range of in-depth articles covering rides, attractions and restaurants at 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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Image: Flickr, Jennifer Lynn
Friday, November 15, 2019 05:34

No matter what method you used to arrive in Orlando, here you are. And you know what you want more than anything else? Some time to stretch your legs. Thankfully, you don’t have to do jumping jacks in the hotel room to satisfy this urge. In fact, the Walt Disney World property and surrounding area is full of great places to get out and walk around.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019 05:45

The village of Harambe does not, in fact, exist. Nor does Harambe appear fully-realized in a multi-billion dollar film series. It is, instead, a community inspired by a handful of specific cultures in Africa — designed as a broad fictional melting pot of those cultures and to serve as a believable jumping off point for an equally-fictional safari.

Monday, November 11, 2019 07:02

Some of the most spectacular theme parks lands on Earth today take the essence of source materials and expand them with “original worlds” born of the minds of designers!

Disney Skyliner Interior with family
Saturday, November 09, 2019 03:36

Here are ten of the best ways we found to enjoy Walt Disney World when you actually have time to SLOW DOWN.

Thursday, November 07, 2019 16:41

Join us as we progressively shrink down through ten miniaturizing Disney Parks attractions that make guests smaller, and smaller, and smaller.

Image: Flickr, iainstars
Tuesday, November 05, 2019 06:24

If you love Walt Disney World, but you still want to branch out, you’re lucky — there are a lot of things present at Disney that are also present in some of America’s great cities. Most places in the world are worth visiting at least once, but if you’re trying to narrow it down to places you think you’ll enjoy, here are a few cities that bear a surprising resemblance to Walt Disney World.

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Tuesday, November 05, 2019 05:51

For some, the cost of a rental car — even in Orlando, where they’re among the cheapest in the nation — isn’t a totally negligible amount of money. In fact, it is often the choice between having an extra sit-down meal or two or getting that little Toyota Corolla. It’s not nothing — and the choice isn’t as obvious as a lot of resources make it out to be.

Family hacking door panel with Star Wars Datapad app
Tuesday, November 05, 2019 05:03

Curious? Here’s our ultimate guide to everything you need to know about Star Wars: Datapad.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 04:03

Did you know that theme parks around the world operate more than 130 attractions based on movies? Over 100 of these attractions are rides, which naturally leads to a question. Which ones are the best?

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Tuesday, November 05, 2019 03:15

Universal Studios Florida opened in 1990. It turns 30 in 2020. It’s time we start looking at some of that park’s attractions with the same reverence afforded to Disney’s classics. Here are eight attractions and areas at the Universal Orlando resort that should be considered classics, just like Disney’s best.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 02:22

Let’s examine the events that have led to Disney increasing prices one too many times.

Sunday, November 03, 2019 05:49

Islands of Adventure also accidentally invented the IP-park model that's been often imitated, but will never again be duplicated...

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