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CURSED: The Inside Story of Thirteen – The Biggest Coaster Let-Down EVER

DECLASSIFIED DISASTER: TH13TEEN: Would you be in line to tackle the world’s first “psychoaster?” And if so, how might you feel if your multi-hour wait leads to a ride about as extreme as Big Thunder Mountain? That's the reality faced by hoardes of thrillseekers who followed the viral marketing campaign around Thirteen – a ride promised to be so intense, it was said that riders would be limited to one ride per day... Spoiler: it wasn't.

The 7 Best Rides in Florida that aren’t at Disney or Universal

Florida is the tourist capital of America, and there are dozens of rides and things to see that have absolutely nothing to do with the two theme park titans. In fact, some of them are so amazing, they deserve a special trip of their own.

The 7 Biggest Disney Franchises at Theme Parks

Which franchises are the most important in Disney theme park history? Read on to find out.

8 Luxurious Hotels Worth Spending Your Money On (That Aren't Owned by Disney!)

I know, it might feel silly to spend a lot of money on your lodging without either the benefits of an on-property stay or the “Disney Bubble” feeling we all love so much. But, often, you can find something truly extraordinary in the Orlando area for a cost that is more in line with Disney’s moderate options.

The 8 Most Overrated Rides in Orlando

As someone who has ridden everything in Orlando, I have loved many attractions over the year. I've also felt disappointed by a few others. Here are the eight most overrated rides in Orlando.

Are Disney Parks FULL? Where We Think Each Park is Growing Next...

Below, we've taken a look at the six Disney Parks in the U.S. from above to highlight their opportunities for expansion.

Bob Chapek Wants the Disney Parks to Have a ‘Franchise Orientation.’ That’s Not a Bad Thing.

Here’s what Chapek’s comments mean for the future of the Disney Parks—and why his refusal to copy Walt’s model might be good for the company.

Behind the Ride: Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run

Let’s go behind the ride to learn how Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run works.

Turning Point: Disneyland Becomes a Senior Citizen

The Happiest Place on Earth is now in its mid-60s. Since the earliest days, Disneyland has been the most famous theme park on the planet. In the face of lofty expectations and fierce competition, it’s maintained that status.

Disney's Hotels Cost a LOT But Here's Why It's Really Worth It

Disney does everything in its power to sell you on the fact that staying on Disney property simply makes your vacation more special. And, if you’ve done it once, you’ve likely understood exactly what that difference is — even if you aren’t able to articulate it. So, despite the fact that it can save you so much money, you often choose to bite down and spend the extra dough for an entire stay firmly inside the Disney bubble. Why?

9 Misconceptions People Get Totally Wrong About Disney's Hollywood Studios

Just when you think you have it figured out, Disney’s Hollywood Studios comes up with new surprises.

6 Amazing Disney Parks Jobs We Wish We Had

When you return to Disney again and again, you begin to understand that the people who operate the Vacation Kingdom on a day-to-day basis aren’t a mysteriously friendly alien race, but rather, passionate people who are motivated by a desire to make your vacation that much more special. Once you realize that, it’s easy to start wondering what jobs in that kingdom you’d most enjoy doing — whether it’s operating a magnificent attraction or working in a special restaurant.

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