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Walt Disney Studios Features and Articles

Theme Park Tourist's range of in-depth articles covering rides, attractions and restaurants at Walt Disney Studios 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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Tuesday, June 25, 2019 06:16

Today, we're going to investigate the real histories of six iconic structures at Disney Parks that sprung not from the minds of Imagineers, but from real landmarks of Tinseltown.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 23:07

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

Image - Flickr, Jack Miller
Thursday, February 07, 2019 21:01

While Disney has crafted masterworks like Pirates of the Caribbean, the Haunted Mansion, Splash Mountain, and Flight of Passage, they have — on occasion — missed the mark. With all due respect to the mouse, let’s look at a few of those misses.>/p>

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 03:33

Is bigger better? We'll let you be the judge.

Sunday, December 16, 2018 03:50

THEME PARK TOURIST'S IN-DEPTH COLLECTION LIBRARY: For years, Theme Park Tourist has been building collections of in-depth entries on some of the world's most well-known rides and attractions. The secret attraction histories Disney and Universal don't want you to know? They're here in our full (and ever-expanding) collections of detailed explorations, yours to explore: Lost Legends, Disaster Files, Modern Marvels, and Possibilitylands.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 06:04

MODERN MARVELS: Remy's Ratatouille Adventure: Forget the Mouse. 2021 is poised to be the year of the rat at Walt Disney World with the debut of the new Ratatouille-themed family adventure dark ride set to join Epcot's World Showcase... But this Disney•Pixar anchor is more than just a new classic; it's a pivot point for two of Disney’s theme parks, reshaping the ongoing revitalization of each! Let's get a rat-sized view of what's in store...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 03:34

EDITORIAL: Back when Disneyland opened, it represented a revolutionary new way to entertain guests. Among Walt's edicts: his park wouldn't sell peanuts, gum, cotton candy, or ice cream bars; it would charge an entry fee; it would be built by filmmakers, not carnies... And – according to some, most important of all – it wouldn't serve alcohol. That's about to change. Will it destroy Disneyland...?

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 07:00

These lands just don't seem to "fit" somehow...

Friday, December 15, 2017 06:01

People like to be scared.

Friday, May 05, 2017 05:50

Today, celebrations are in full swing for Disneyland Paris' 25th Anniversary! The biggest and most ambitious of Michael Eisner's big and ambitious projects, EuroDisneyland changed everything... and that's not necessarily a good thing. When Paris' finances faltered and the overbuilt resort went belly-up in 1992, Eisner became wary of any large-scale investment, leading to these crippling Cancellations, Closures, and Cop-Outs. Imagine what would've been...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 14:18

The best theme parks are balanced places, where rides, shows, restaurants, stories, walkthroughs, dark rides, and thrills coexist. But when it comes to your favorite can't-miss, must-see theme park experiences, chances are that rides make up the bulk of the list. How many rides does your favorite Disney or Universal park really have, though? Which resorts have the most sheer rides? The numbers may surprise you...

Sunday, February 26, 2017 03:06

DISASTER FILES: Walt Disney Studios Park: It's the smallest Disney Park on Earth with the fewest attractions worth seeing. The second gate meant to bring Disneyland Paris back from the brink of destruction instead only sent the resort's finances tumbling again. Today, we dissect the unbelievable story of Disney's "worst park ever" and the staggering, depressing experience of a walkthrough in its earliest days.

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