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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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Image: Flickr, guldem
Thursday, September 19, 2019 05:55

Whatever the reason, it’s a surprisingly common thing to find yourself with one day — and one day only — free to explore either Disney or Universal, but not both. In such a case, which park makes the most sense? Would Disney or Universal give you the best bang for the single-day buck?

Image: Flickr, aloha75
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 05:52

The Universal Orlando Resort hosts a grand total of eight resorts — more than half of which have been built in the last 4 years. It’s a truly impressive construction and resort-planning project, and it has resulted in Universal Orlando becoming a true destination unto itself. But, while all of Universal Orlando’s resort hotels are fantastic and among the best properties in Central Florida, they are not all created equal.

Happily Ever After Fireworks with Castle projections in red and blue
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 06:37

Nostalgia is the real secret of Disney magic.

Image: Flickr, rickpilot_2000
Monday, September 16, 2019 06:12

If you’re looking for delicious food, Walt Disney World has you covered. But, what if you’re more interested in sheer amounts of food? Thankfully, Walt Disney World has mastered that area of cooking too.

Friday, September 13, 2019 05:56

Here are the best nine Disney attractions of the 1980s.

Party Gras Parade
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 05:54

Hold onto your Mickey ears… we’re about to travel into an alternative universe of Ace Ventura stuntmen, human-sized dancing broccoli, and golf ball-shaped Goofys.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 06:41

Here are six of the most horrible things people have done at Disney.

Monday, September 09, 2019 07:51

Here are seven ways we will pay more for Disney vacations.

Saturday, September 07, 2019 07:11

We've all heard it, been asked it, or seen it on Facebook. "Why would I want to go to Disneyland? Isn't it, like, a lot smaller than Disney World?"

Millennium Falcon at Galaxy's Edge Opening Day Crowds
Saturday, September 07, 2019 07:01

Time flies when you’re at Walt Disney World… unfortunately, it can also escape quicker than Dory’s memory if not used wisely.

Friday, September 06, 2019 07:19

In more than 60 years of Disney Parks history, the only thing to stay the same has been change. From the blacklight cut-out classics of the '50s to the epic and cinematic dark rides of the '60s; the '70s thrill rides to the "ride the movies" favorites of the '80s and '90s. Today, it's IP that powers the parks; a synergistic cross-promotion with Disney's created and acquired characters...

Thursday, September 05, 2019 05:46

11 classic (and modern) anchor attractions that don’t rely on a catastrophic turn-of-events to leave an impression or to make guests feel invested in the story.

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