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.

What Is Disney's Animal Kingdom Like Right Now? - January 2021

Visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom right now feels a little bit like a trip back in time…

The Scariest Disney Parks Attractions (That Weren't Supposed to Be That Scary)

Every once in a while, a Disney attraction doesn’t quite meet your expectations—sometimes in the scariest of ways.

IP-Free: Can You Think of the Most Recent ORIGINAL Ride at Each Disney and Universal Park?

What was the most recent IP-free headlining ride at U.S. Disney and Universal Parks? How many years has it been since each debuted a truly original major attraction without a blockbuster movie, character, or brand as its reason for being? You might be surprised...

This Controversial Disney Attraction is Just The Worst...

If you’re reading this, you probably love Disney parks. I do too… and it’s in that context that I feel the need to share an opinion that may or may not be popular with my fellow Disneyphiles.

Animatronic On Board! 3 Attractions Where Robots Go Along for the Ride

while many of the Best Audio-Animatronics in the World are concealed along dark rides' courses, hidden in queues, or even found outside of rides altogether, there's a rare collection that actually go along for the ride!

Musical Interlude: The Original EPCOT Center Entrance Medley

Four decades and several music loop overhauls later, the original “Medley” plays on, still promising that the 21st Century should be starting any day now.

10 Crazy (And Adorable) Things You Totally Did as a Disney Kid

If you grew up as a Disney kid, what were some of the goofy things you (probably) did during a visit to Disney parks? Even if you didn’t, you might hold some similar memories. Here are a few that stand out to us…

HOW IT WORKS: 9 Real, Screen-Free, In-Your-Face Physical Effects... And How the Magic's Made

Today, we've collected just a handful of some of the physical effects we love... true, practical, in-your-face effects that leave guests recoiling, ducking, shrieking, or just staring in awe as no screen can.

I Didn't Expect to Enjoy Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway. Here's Why This Charming Ride Won A Skeptic Over.

Sometimes, being proven wrong can prove great fun… I’ve loved Walt Disney World for over thirty years, enjoying many adventures at the Most Magical Place on Earth from my early childhood to life as an adult writing about Disney parks. Despite the special place in my heart for Disney, I have to

Yep, THAT'S Disney Now... 10 Surprising IPs Coming Soon to Disney+... and Maybe Disney Parks

CONTENT IS KING - that was the title of a 1996 editorial by Bill Gates, who wrote that the Internet would disrupt entertainment in a way unmatched since the home television a half-century earlier. He reflected that in television, "the long-term winners were those who used the medium to deliver

Roller Coasters Themed to... Roller Coasters? Do These 5 "Bare, Steel" Coasters Destroy Disney & Universal's Immersive Lands?

Story, story story. If you ask just about anyone at Walt Disney Imagineering or Universal Creative, you'll pretty consistently hear that absolutely nothing is more important than story.

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