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.

Game Over: 6 Walt Disney World Arcades Closed Forever

The golden age of Walt Disney World arcades came to a legislative end in 2013 when a vaguely phrased Florida state law aimed at online gambling in internet cafes incriminated just about every form of ticket redemption game

The 6 Tell-Tale Signs of a Bad Theme Park Attraction Story (2020 Edition)

Today, we’ll offer our takeaway of tell-tale signs of a bad attraction story – foundational flaws that tend to signal that the ride isn’t going to be a masterpiece.

One Word Shaped the History of Disney Parks Forever...

What is it that truly sets Disney theme parks apart from the competition?

How an Idea Becomes a Ride: Roller Coasters

In order to explore the work that happens between the thought of a new roller coaster and opening day, we’ll have to put on our Roller Coaster Tycoon hats, asking ourselves the big questions—and the equally important small ones—that go into park planning.

"Lights, Camera, Action!" 7 Cinematic Attractions Planned But Never-Built at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Possibilityland. If you’ve been with us long enough, you may have traveled with us to this spectacular place where never-built attractions are alive once more. In fact, our Possibilityland series is packed with in-depth tales of never-built rides from around the globe. But once in a while, our trips

Walt Disney World's Reopening Has Been A Little...Weird

Disney parks are back, and it’s not surprising that things are a little weird. We all expected it—there’s no way Disney could come back from as significant a setback as multi-month closures due to a pandemic and things not be strange. All eyes are fixed on Walt Disney World, Disney’s first US theme

From Hollywood Extra to Orlando Star: 5 Universal Rides That Started as Studio Tour Scenes

In the modern history of Disney and Universal Parks, one thing is often said: good ideas never die. In fact, sometimes, ideas grow, evolve, and are reproduced across the country...

Nintendo Meets Universal, Take One: Universal Studios Theme Parks Adventure

“If the real Universal Studios is anything like this game, we don’t ever, ever want to go.”

Don't Call It a Comeback: The Indiana Beach Story

If you’re not from Indiana, you’ve probably never heard the Indiana Beach story. But you need to.

COVID-19 Isn't Disney's First Major Setback...

What were some of the biggest setbacks in Disney parks’ history, and how did they overcome them?

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