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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.

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Tuesday, October 01, 2019 06:48

DECLASSIFIED DISASTER: Poseidon's Fury: In the lead-up to the opening of Universal's Islands of Adventure, Poseidon's Fury was advertised as one of the park's highlights; a mysterious fusion of Disney-quality storytelling and Universal's special effects expertise. Then, it opened. This is the in-depth story of Universal's only original, IP-free attraction...

Sunday, September 29, 2019 02:08

Let’s go Behind the Ride to learn how Imagineers have constructed a sustainable agricultural production facility as a theme park attraction.

Saturday, September 28, 2019 07:19

Here are the longest and shortest Disneyland wait-times.

Satul'i Canteen Interior
Saturday, September 28, 2019 06:18

If you find yourself feeling that Disney “goofed up” your favorite restaurant, here are a few alternatives you can consider for your vacation plans…

Friday, September 27, 2019 06:05

Let’s take this opportunity to evaluate the status of six long-rumored Disney projects that fans are still waiting for.

Image: Flickr, S Zaraa
Thursday, September 26, 2019 06:33

It’s rare for the company to completely change the creative idea behind an entire park, and doing so will cost an awful lot of money. The only time it has done something this ambitious, it created the relaunched Disney’s California Adventure to great acclaim. Can they pull the rabbit out of the hat again? To stay on top in the burgeoning theme park wars, they must. Here are a few reasons why.

Image: Marriott
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 07:12

All hotel pools are not created equal. Some are no different than you’d find at countless motor lodges and roadside inns around the country. They’re your basic water-filled rectangle, without much in the way of theming or fun features. Some hotel pools, on the other hand, are glamorous attractions unto themselves, with water slides, splash zones, and lazy rivers.

Statues outside Dok Ondar's Den of Antiquities
Monday, September 23, 2019 05:04

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is capturing the imagination of fans at both Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland. It seems every day, guests find new secrets, Easter eggs, and hidden tales woven into Batuu’s Black Spire Outpost, and we’ve only begun to scratch the surface on these.

Sunday, September 22, 2019 07:21

“Don’t believe everything you read,” he says, understanding that you’re currently reading his writing.

Friday, September 20, 2019 06:32

Let’s talk about the 13 best non-Disney restaurants on the Disney campus.

Image: Flickr, guldem
Thursday, September 19, 2019 05:55

Whatever the reason, it’s a surprisingly common thing to find yourself with one day — and one day only — free to explore either Disney or Universal, but not both. In such a case, which park makes the most sense? Would Disney or Universal give you the best bang for the single-day buck?

Image: Flickr, aloha75
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 05:52

The Universal Orlando Resort hosts a grand total of eight resorts — more than half of which have been built in the last 4 years. It’s a truly impressive construction and resort-planning project, and it has resulted in Universal Orlando becoming a true destination unto itself. But, while all of Universal Orlando’s resort hotels are fantastic and among the best properties in Central Florida, they are not all created equal.

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