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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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Pirates of the Caribbean
Sunday, May 19, 2019 07:25

It may be the ‘happiest’ place on earth, but it’s not always the safest…

Fortress Explorations fortress beneath volcano with ship and guests
Saturday, May 18, 2019 05:24

It’s easy to assume that the best attractions in Disney parks history have all been rides.

Image, Flickr - Greg Goebel
Saturday, May 18, 2019 04:52

Recently, Disney added the Disney Skyliner — a ski gondola-style conveyance between Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the Swan and Dolphin, Epcot, the Caribbean Beach Resort, and the Art of Animation and Pop Century Resorts. But why stop there?

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 05:59

Here are the eight biggest crowd pleasers out of all Walt Disney World rides.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 17:00

In a span of two years, the original Imagineers reached the pinnacle of their profession, only to see the heart of the company get ripped apart. The work that they did during this era has proven timeless; it genuinely altered the course of theme park history.

Image - Flickr, chad_sparkes
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 04:31

Celebration isn’t owned or operated by the Walt Disney Company anymore, but it’s worth a visit for any hard core Disney fan obsessed with the company’s history. It’s also simply a beautiful and fun village worth exploring on its own, even for the most Disney-agnostic traveler.

Boy from Pete's Dragon on Expedition Everest
Monday, May 13, 2019 04:57

Bringing a teen to Walt Disney World can seem an intimidating prospect.

Monday, May 13, 2019 04:52

But just as good voice acting can define an attraction for decades, a bad voiceover can tear you right out of the immersive worlds Disney and Universal work so hard to build.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 23:07

Here are the best seven things that happened to Disney under Michael Eisner.

Image - ThemeParkTourist
Saturday, May 11, 2019 03:45

Whether you road trip down to the Sunshine State or you arrive by airplane through one of the busiest airports in the country, you likely have a few signs that, upon seeing them, make you feel like your Disney vacation is finally underway.

Wednesday, May 08, 2019 05:56

Here are the best eight theme parks in the Southeast.

Image - Flickr, chad_sparkes
Sunday, May 05, 2019 03:04
Sometimes, there are attractions that fans grow attached to, and which rise above their lot in Disney life to become something much greater. These cult hits often aren’t headliners like Space Mountain or Spaceship Earth, but rather, tell smaller-scale stories via C-ticket mechanisms. These are the rides that probably don’t sell many tickets to Walt Disney World, but do keep guests happy once they’re there.

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