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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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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...

Saturday, November 02, 2019 05:26

Despite its nauseous reputation, this ride maintains an elevated status in theme park industry. Let’s go behind the ride to learn what makes Mad Tea Party spin tick.

Friday, November 01, 2019 02:22

Will we ever again see an "original" anchor attraction at Disney or Universal parks? Or is the future filled with E-Tickets backed by billion-dollar box office hits and popular intellectual properties alone?

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 05:24

What’s life without a little controversy?

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019 05:09

A movie can be an awesome way to spend an arrival night, or a great spot to spend a few hours on a rainy day. And, Orlando has enough great movie theaters that it’s actually a pretty solid place, all things considered, to see that movie you’ve been waiting all year for. But, as you likely know from your home town, all movie theaters are not created equal.

Happy couple eating at Epcot Food and Wine fest
Monday, October 28, 2019 05:05

Ways abound to simply save money at Walt Disney World, but what if you could actually level up your trip for basically no extra cost?

Saturday, October 26, 2019 06:47

So, the question becomes which is better? Where should you eat at Walt Disney World, the resorts or the parks? Read on to discover both sides of the debate.

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Friday, October 25, 2019 07:05

For the most part, the Walt Disney Company gets things right. They’ve been so good at giving guests and fans things that they didn’t even know they wanted — from themed resort hotels to moving films to TV shows about bounty hunters. But, on occasion, Disney kind of screws up.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 06:14

Things are about to get real for some Disney fans…

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 06:10

Universal Resort Orlando arrived long after World Disney World and has often stood in the shadow of the world’s most popular theme park. In recent years, Universal has stood up for itself by challenging its more storied opponent. Universal’s innovations have garnered acclaim, particularly at the new water park that’s staked a claim as the best in Orlando. Here are seven reasons to visit Volcano Bay, Universal’s spectacular water park.

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