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.

WTF Coaster of the Month: Der Schwur Des Kärnan

We're traveling to Northern German, into the castle Kärnan, where a Gerstlauer roars.

Spell's End: A Fond Farewell to Disney World's Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

The spell's been broken on another Magic Kingdom favorite – an attraction many Disney World visitors never knew existed at all! Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom invited guests to join a war waged in the shadows of the highest-attended theme park on Earth, fusing animation, collectible cards, and RFID

These Pandemic Policies Seem to Still Be Confusing Some Walt Disney World Guests

All things considered, Walt Disney World has actually done a rather good job handling this global pandemic…

5 Virtual Vacations To Keep That Cabin Fever In Check

The urge to travel has never been itchier. But there are safe ways to quell that eleventh hour cabin fever. These should help hold you over.

The Birds of Disney's Animal Kingdom Hold Some Pretty Incredible Secrets

When you walk through the lush aviaries of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you may not realize you are surrounded by superpowers…

MyMagic Minus: The Post-Pandemic Fall of Disney’s Billion Dollar Pre-Planning Empire

Standing in the sunset glow of Batuu… alone; gazing up at fireworks from a Main Street that’s… empty; a family perfectly sized to capture that Splash Mountain photo… with no pesky strangers in the log. Anyone who’s made the mistake of mentioning “Disney World” in earshot of a smart speaker or so

How an Idea Becomes a Ride: Flat Rides

There is one type of ride so integral, so thrilling, so ingrained in the history and future of amusement parks, yet so often pushed aside.

Retro Rewind: Kennywood Memories

Kennywood is one of only two amusement parks in the United States registered as a National Historic Landmark, and it’s got 29 years on the other.

DARK ORLANDO: The Best (and WORST) of Central Florida’s Dark Rides

In this feature, we’ll list our choices for the best and worst Central Florida dark rides of some common types (like trackless, flume, and motion-based).

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.

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