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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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Saturday, December 08, 2018 05:37

Here’s how Pandora – The World of Avatar fundamentally changed the perception of Animal Kingdom while influencing the direction of future themed lands at Disney theme parks, notably Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Tuesday, December 04, 2018 06:40

Over the years, Disney theme park operators have embraced the holidays. They’ve introduced special holiday enhancements that alter the identity of some of your favorite attractions, at least temporarily. In recent years, park strategists have really ramped up the strategy, adding these overlays in record numbers…but which ones are best? Here are the best holiday overlays at Disney theme parks.

8. Deep Space Mountain

The Disney Gallery entrance
Monday, December 03, 2018 05:09

How many of these lesser-known places have you visited?

Monday, December 03, 2018 05:02

Here are some other touchy subjects at Disney theme parks.

Image - Flickr, hyku
Sunday, December 02, 2018 05:39

Here are a list of some of the most popular attractions at Walt Disney World, and a description of who that attraction’s fans are. If you disagree with a description, well, that’s what comment sections were invented for.

Spaceship Earth
Saturday, December 01, 2018 05:38

“Remember how easy it was to learn your ABC’s? Thank the Phoenicians. They invented them!”

Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck meet-and-greet
Saturday, December 01, 2018 04:19

Want to ensure a seamless character interaction at the parks? Here’s what NOT to do.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 06:04

MODERN MARVELS: Remy's Ratatouille Adventure: Forget the Mouse. 2021 is poised to be the year of the rat at Walt Disney World with the debut of the new Ratatouille-themed family adventure dark ride set to join Epcot's World Showcase... But this Disney•Pixar anchor is more than just a new classic; it's a pivot point for two of Disney’s theme parks, reshaping the ongoing revitalization of each! Let's get a rat-sized view of what's in store...

Image - Flickr, shahbasharat
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 06:38

A Disney vacation can be the most relaxing thing in the world for some people, but for others, it can be an expensive and saccharine hellscape designed to deprive them of their sanity. The struggle with Disney is that it’s often hard to know what kind of person you are without making the trip yourself.

Image - Flickr, harshlight
Sunday, November 25, 2018 06:51

A good idea never dies at Walt Disney Imagineering, and some of the best ideas in the company’s history have been reworked into some truly classic Disney attractions. Let’s take a look at a handful of those awesome ideas that Disney created, but which wound up in different rides and shows than were their original intent.

The Disneyland Band
Saturday, November 24, 2018 06:59

Music is a critical part of Disney history.

Family photo at the Magic Kingdom
Saturday, November 24, 2018 06:09

You can still have a meaningful moment at the parks without giving Disney custodial a reason to use the “HEPA cleanup” code.

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