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.

In Defense of Fun Spot

Central Florida kids’ memories were shaped by crowded July pool days, the Nickelodeon Hotel, and the classic—if not a bit tacky—“IT’S HUGE” Fun Spot commercials

Shot On Location: 6 Early Movies From Hollywood East

In every piece of local coverage for the latest star-studded production to grace Orlando during its studio heyday, there’s a line somewhere that wonders if this one is it, the movie that sells Hollywood West on Hollywood East. Some did in small ways, coaxing repeat filmmakers back for projects that

The 3 Best (And Worst) Park Reopenings in America

Below are some of the most notable park reopenings across the country—the good and the bad.

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.

How an Idea Becomes a Ride: Roller Coasters

In order to explore the work that happens between the thought of a new roller coaster and opening day, we’ll have to put on our Roller Coaster Tycoon hats, asking ourselves the big questions—and the equally important small ones—that go into park planning.

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...

Nintendo Meets Universal, Take One: Universal Studios Theme Parks Adventure

“If the real Universal Studios is anything like this game, we don’t ever, ever want to go.”

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

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