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.

5 Newly Acquired Sci-Fi Characters That Might Have a Future at Disney Parks

An overview of iconic Sci-Fi franchises now owned by Disney – Alien, Planet of the Apes, Predator, Independence Day and The X Files – and their iconic characters and/or creatures that could appear at Disney Parks, including some thought as to how the more R-rated ones might be re-appropriated for families.

5 Virtual Vacations To Keep That Cabin Fever In Check

The urge to travel has never been itchier. But there are safe ways to quell that eleventh hour cabin fever. These should help hold you over.

DARK ORLANDO: The Best (and WORST) of Central Florida’s Dark Rides

In this feature, we’ll list our choices for the best and worst Central Florida dark rides of some common types (like trackless, flume, and motion-based).

Four Coasters Given a Second Shot at Life

Second-chance coasters: they're more common than you'd think.

IP-Free: Can You Think of the Most Recent ORIGINAL Ride at Each Disney and Universal Park?

What was the most recent IP-free headlining ride at U.S. Disney and Universal Parks? How many years has it been since each debuted a truly original major attraction without a blockbuster movie, character, or brand as its reason for being? You might be surprised...

Animatronic On Board! 3 Attractions Where Robots Go Along for the Ride

while many of the Best Audio-Animatronics in the World are concealed along dark rides' courses, hidden in queues, or even found outside of rides altogether, there's a rare collection that actually go along for the ride!

HOW IT WORKS: 9 Real, Screen-Free, In-Your-Face Physical Effects... And How the Magic's Made

Today, we've collected just a handful of some of the physical effects we love... true, practical, in-your-face effects that leave guests recoiling, ducking, shrieking, or just staring in awe as no screen can.

Frankenclaus: A Case for the Universal Christmas

It doesn’t take a vacation to notice that Disney and Christmas go together like milk and cookies. Universal, the studio that horror built, is a stranger fit.

Roller Coasters Themed to... Roller Coasters? Do These 5 "Bare, Steel" Coasters Destroy Disney & Universal's Immersive Lands?

Story, story story. If you ask just about anyone at Walt Disney Imagineering or Universal Creative, you'll pretty consistently hear that absolutely nothing is more important than story.

The Makers of the Stand-Up, Inverted, Diving, Flying, and Wing Coasters Have a New Patent… You’ll Be Surprised What It’s For...

Founded in 1987 by Walter Bolliger and Claude Mabillard, B&M today is one of the world’s most respected roller coaster design & manufacturing films, supplying headlining attractions to amusement parks across the globe.

VelociCoaster is Going to Change EVERYTHING at Universal Orlando Resort. Here's Why:

After the closure of cult classic coaster Dragon Challenge in late 2017, Universal’s Islands of Adventure was hit with a major gap in their lineup. Now down two major, state of the art, thrilling coasters, Universal teased of better things to come. Less than two years later, Hagrid’s Magical

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