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US Theme Parks Features and Articles

Theme Park Tourist's range of in-depth articles covering rides, attractions and restaurants at US 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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Murphy the Dragon being blasted by Mickey
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 05:32

What is it about Disneyland’s Fantasmic that edges out it’s Walt Disney World cousin? Let’s take a look at some specific elements to see which show is stronger.

Tale of the Lion King
Monday, July 15, 2019 03:06

Don’t look now, but Disney California Adventure is better than it’s ever been before.

Saturday, July 13, 2019 06:42

From cartoon carousels to intergalactic adventures; trippy dark rides to adrenaline-packing thrills, 2019 was another banner year for theme parks across the United States. SeaWorld Parks continue their upswing, Cedar Fair parks continue to break coaster records and try their hands at theming, too, and the war wages on between Disney and Universal... the uncontested winner in this year's battle for tourism dollars? You and I.

Image: Flickr, harshlight
Saturday, July 13, 2019 06:38

For some people, one of the great perks of Walt Disney World is that every restaurant offers at least some version of the classic meat and potatoes entree. But, for others, it's the wide variety of culinary options — allowing you to taste flavors from all parts of the world, including combinations and dishes you couldn’t possibly have imagined.

Thursday, July 11, 2019 06:35

Here are five reasons why Star Wars Weekends should return at Walt Disney World.

Tuesday, July 09, 2019 06:43

Over the years, I’ve learned some of the best and worst places to find a friend in Orlando, and I want to save you from some of my horrendous mistakes.

Mickey with family in front of castle
Monday, July 08, 2019 07:10

Despite the timeless magic of Walt Disney World, change is inevitable, and it has come in droves over the past twenty years.

Image -- Flickr, S Zara
Saturday, July 06, 2019 05:46
For whatever reason, there are a small handful of attraction that have very high profiles among Disney visitors, but which never really have tremendously long lines. Or, in some cases, their lines are only really long at specific times which can be avoided — and I don’t mean by arriving at 6:00 AM.
Image - Flickr, stephenjrichardson
Friday, July 05, 2019 06:22

Disney fans love to argue about when is the best time to visit Walt Disney World. For some, you can’t beat the energy of summer, even with its heat and humidity. For others, the trade offs of shorter park hours and fewer showtimes make the offseason the perfect time to visit. The reality is, there isn’t a bad time to head to the Vacation Kingdom.

Thursday, July 04, 2019 07:28

POSSIBILITYLAND: Disney's America Theme Park: Seeing Civil War re-enactments, learning 1800s farming techniques, setting sail for Ellis Island... Even if history has always played a part in the story of Disney Parks, there's never been anything quite like Disney's America. Disney's first-ever regional theme park would've been a living history experience set near the real battlefields of Virginia... It never opened. This is why...

Wednesday, July 03, 2019 06:33

Here are a few fun facts about Marvel Super Hero Island.

Galaxy's Edge
Wednesday, July 03, 2019 06:26

Headed for Disney’s most popular land? Here are a few hacks for getting through Galaxy’s Edge on your own…

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