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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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Sunday, August 05, 2018 08:47

What are the attractions at Disney that would cause any “normal” person to fall in love with the parks?

Play Disney Parks app
Friday, August 03, 2018 09:17

Does the new Play Disney Parks app really enhance guest experiences at the parks?

Thursday, August 02, 2018 08:19

The concept of the theme park wienie is familiar to longtime readers of this site. You know that Walt Disney constructed the Happiest Place on Earth by employing a personal philosophy about architecture. He felt that an impeccably crafted architectural structure would serve as a siren song of sorts for park visitors. They’d see these compositions from afar and feel compelled to visit the area. Both Disneyland and Walt Disney World feature several of these structures. Which one is the best, though? Let’s rank the seven most famous man-made mountains at Disney theme parks.

Chef Mickey giving a hug
Wednesday, August 01, 2018 08:44

A Walt Disney World vacation is an experience full of magical moments. From enchanting character encounters to mesmerizing attractions, guests flock to The Most Magical Place on Earth every day expecting the see dreams come to life and fantasy made reality.

Spontaneous “magical moments” brought about by thoughtful cast members can easily become the highlight of a trip. These special experiences are wholly unique, and not every guest can expect to have them. You can’t just ask for them. Magical moments represent the personal touch that sets Disney apart from many of their competitors. It’s the surprise attention lauded on a honeymooning couple, the stormtrooper escort for a tiny Captain Phasma, or the miraculous free ice cream pass that appears when your little one drops their Mickey ice cream sandwich onto Main Street.

Have you ever experienced a Walt Disney World magical moment? Here our some of our favorites we’ve experienced or seen!

Image - Flickr, christiantlambert
Wednesday, August 01, 2018 08:43

We all know about the big things Disney does — from the scale of their theme parks to the intricacy of their design work — but let’s instead focus on some of the smaller things they’ve become known for. These smaller creations are, in many ways, more important that the big stuff Disney gets credit for.

Splash Mountain
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 07:33

Don’t worry—you don’t have to ride “it’s a small world” all day to avoid the California heat wave.

Sunday, July 29, 2018 08:00

Here are several amazing facts about New Orleans Square.

Neon squirt guns
Saturday, July 28, 2018 06:59

There are plenty of odd things people try to bring into Disney parks, but we wanted to highlight six items people seriously need to stop trying to sneak into Walt Disney World.

Saturday, July 28, 2018 06:54

LOST LEGENDS: The Living Seas: EPCOT Center's Seas pavilion embodied everything that EPCOT Center was about – it was a gargantuan, spectacular, larger-than-life attraction rooted in reality that was meant to inform, inspire, educate, and leave guests caring just a little more about the real-life wonders of the world around them. Here's what could've been, what was, and why a lost clownfish changed Epcot forever.

Thursday, July 26, 2018 06:25

The time you spend waiting in line for an attraction is time that you can’t spend doing something else that’s thrilling at a Disney theme park

Main Street, U.S.A. crowds
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 07:11

You can’t wish away Disneyland’s hectic crowds, but you can learn how to avoid them – and spare yourself some stress along the way, too.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 07:00

These lands just don't seem to "fit" somehow...

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