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.

Utilizing Disney Genie+ On The Cheap

We have some tips that you may want to use to make the most out of the Disney Genie+ and Lightning Lane service while keeping your extra spending to a minimum.

Personal Shopper or Scalper? How Do YOU Feel About Disney Parks' "Reseller" Black Market?

Known to some as "personal shoppers" while decried by others as "scalpers," there's a surprising undercurrent to Disney merchandise that you may never have even noticed...

Secrets of the Swan & Dolphin: Surprising Stories from Disney World's Most Unusual Hotels.

These two unusual sister resorts set around Crescent Lake near EPCOT are captivating; interesting; different.

10 Most Exciting Coasters Opening in 2022

Here are 10 new coasters we are most excited to ride in 2022...

The 2021 Theme Park Year in Review: What Opened (and What Didn't) at Disney and Universal Parks!

Many of the rides that debuted in 2021 were initially planned for 2020, and likewise, many of 2021's planned attractions will instead open in 2022! So today, let's look back on 2021 with a time capsule review of the big attractions of the year... and what the rides that missed their expected 2021 openings altogether...

10 of the Most Delightful Splurges to Try at Walt Disney World

If you have the means, some experiences at The Most Magical Place on Earth are well worth a little extra cost.

Big, Fat Flops: 6 Disney Experiments OUTSIDE The Parks That Crashed & Burned

Today, we're chronicling six very big experiments Disney undertook outside of its theme parks... and the spectacular crash and burn each produced.

Rest In Pieces Part 2: Rides That Closed Permanently in 2021

We said goodbye to 4 memorable coasters this year, now it is time to bid farewell to several non-coaster attractions.

Retro Rewind: 2001 Universal Orlando Resort Vacation Planning Video

On July 8th, 2000, the “Universal Studios Escape” sign greeting motorists along Hollywood Way came down, bringing the 28-month branding disaster to an ignominious end. A park had become a resort and, two years deep into its transformation, the average tourist was none the wiser.

Genie+ vs. Universal Express: Which Theme Park Upcharge Is Worth Its Price to Plus Your Trip?

Do you prefer Genie+'s low-cost system dictated by rules, reservations, technology, and microtransactions, or Universal's high-cost, all-in, VIP solution for guests willing to spend big to get stuff done?

Controversial Changes Are Quickly Tiring Out Disney's Top Fans. Can They Bring Back the Magic?

Disney fans are a very dedicated group… but even the most devoted fanbase has a breaking point.

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