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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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Monday, March 04, 2019 05:46

Let's go behind the ride to learn about Pooh’s Hunny Hunt, one of the most innovative and expensive attractions ever made.

Heimlich Chew Chew Train
Monday, March 04, 2019 05:40

What happens to retired Disney attractions?

Sunday, March 03, 2019 05:21

In the second part of our roundtable discussion on Disney's recently announced changes, we ask the most important question of our panel. Will the Disney Vacation Club changes negatively impact the program? Since we know that Star Wars Land is so important to you, we also query our experts on their expectations for Disney's next-generation themed land. Finally, we added a personal touch this time so that you can put a face with the names that you've read in DVC roundtable articles over the past few years.

Saturday, March 02, 2019 05:49

A lot is happening with DVC right now...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 04:56

Here are several things Universal should learn from Disney.

Image: Steve Bozak, Flickr
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 04:44

You see it often — theme parks are billed as the Crown Jewels, while water parks are viewed as secondary destinations or minor diversions. When Universal announced a third theme park at its Orlando resort, fans felt let down when it was revealed that the park would in fact be a water park. Regardless, this view of water parks as being lesser than theme parks is misguided.

Image - Flickr, aloha75
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 05:17

These hotels offer a kind of parallel dimension to Disney that can feel like as much of an escape but in a vastly different way. And, after enjoying some of these resorts myself, I can say that it is now time to consider staying at Universal instead of Walt Disney World.

Tree of Life
Monday, February 25, 2019 04:53

Chimpanzees and tigers and stinkbugs, oh my!

Monday, February 25, 2019 04:50

ROADSIDE WONDERS: Gatorland: Believe it or not, tourism existed in Florida existed before Mickey set up shop in the formerly quiet wetlands of Orlando... But to understand the stars of one of Florida's most popular and enduring roadside wonders, you'd have to travel WAY back in time. Gatorland is a celebration of the real Florida... And for generations of tourists, it's a staple of any true Florida family vacation.

Sunday, February 24, 2019 06:37

At Disney theme parks, strangers can become dear friends over the matter of a few days. In fact, you may even unknowingly bond with a Russian spy over your shared love of Minnie Mouse. The communal nature of the parks promotes a familial atmosphere, the famed Disney Bubble. And certain cast members became a part of people’s lives. Here are some Disney cast members with whom you may feel a personal connection.

Little girl meeting Cinderella
Saturday, February 23, 2019 04:01

Are you one of these?

Image - Flickr, ajithdauk
Friday, February 22, 2019 06:21

There is a kind of social contract you enter into when you visit Walt Disney World — a set of unwritten rules one should follow to ensure that everyone has an awesome vacation. These unwritten rules are different — no one will get you into “trouble” for breaking them, but they are, indeed, frowned upon.

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