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.

Four Coasters Given a Second Shot at Life

Second-chance coasters: they're more common than you'd think.

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.

"WTF" Coaster of the Month: Panic Coaster - Back Daaan

In a theme park landscape hell-bent on bigger and better, Panic Coaster - Back Daaan aims to give, children and adults alike, a break from the world, a break from reality, and a moment of beautiful panic.

Would You Tackle This One-of-a-Kind Aqua-Drop Tower? Here's The Prototype Version in Action...

Big Wavez merges the thrills of a drop ride with the interactivity of a shooting gallery; the awe of a visual centerpiece with the splashdown of a shoot-the-chutes.

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.

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