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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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Maleficent flaming dragon from Festival of Fantasy parade
Monday, January 28, 2019 06:19

Not every Walt Disney World vacation needs months of planning.

Sunday, January 27, 2019 06:20

Here’s your guide to which park claims roller coaster supremacy over the competition.

Image - Flickr, joeshlabotnik
Saturday, January 26, 2019 05:18

Sure, everyone takes a picture of Cinderella’s Castle or the Main Street Train station — and some might even pull over to get a shot of the Walt Disney World entrance gate. But while those are certainly popular shots, they aren’t the photos that have become iconic images of Walt Disney World.

Black Spire starfighter at Galaxy's Edge
Friday, January 25, 2019 06:14

"I have a bad feeling about this..." Controversy ahead!

We’ve made it no secret at Theme Park Tourist how excited we are about the introduction of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The expansion is proving quickly to be one of the most anticipated ever but also one of the most controversial in some ways. Disney will be taking guests to new heights in that galaxy far, far away with a land so immersive, even the merchandise will be tailored to feel like it belongs in a bustling galactic marketplace. For Star Wars fans, it’s a dream come to life, and we can’t wait to see what Disney has in store.

While Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge looks extremely cool, it will bring with it some potential downsides that many of our readers have voiced. Not everyone is thrilled about this expansion for these reasons. While we are optimistic that the end result will be positive, here are the top six downsides guests are concerned will arrive with Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Image - Flickr, RollerCoasterPhilosophy
Friday, January 25, 2019 06:12

When thinking about what’s next for Universal, we must also ask ourselves what might go away to make room for the big changes? What follows is an attempt to answer that question.

Monday, January 21, 2019 05:49

Who Framed Roger Rabbit was the tenth largest box office hit of the 1980s but has since largely vanished from Disney parks save for one significant exception. Let’s go behind the ride to learn about Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin.

Sunday, January 20, 2019 05:52

MODERN MARVELS: Space Mountain: Believe it or not, there was a time when Tomorrowland existed without Space Mountain as its anchor; a time when Disney's designers were hard at work figuring out what, where, and how an interstellar race through space should exist... How did Space Mountain come to be, and how did the intergalactic concept spread across the globe? Get ready for blast-off...

Saturday, January 19, 2019 05:18

Here are a few controversial opinions from a Disney lover.

Mary Blair
Saturday, January 19, 2019 03:23
Without these pioneers of engineering and design, today’s theme parks might look very different.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 03:33

Is bigger better? We'll let you be the judge.

Image: Flickr, aloha75
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 06:03

Yes, we love Disney, but sometimes that love can get in the way of others’ enjoyment of the park. Sometimes, we love it so much that we do some things that really should be frowned upon.

Disneyland Annual Pass advertisement
Monday, January 14, 2019 06:12

With hefty price hikes and system-wide changes in the works, Disney’s 2019 passes may not be the penny-savers of years past.


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