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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, September 29, 2018 06:57

Here’s the best place to eat at the eight most popular non-Disney theme parks in North America!

Saturday, September 29, 2018 06:33

Here are some of the hidden costs of a Disney vacation plus some tips for avoiding them and thereby stretching your vacation budget.

Image - Flickr, k_e_lewis
Thursday, September 27, 2018 06:57

Nowadays, amusement parks are building roller coasters just as fast and often as ever, but many of those records for height and speed have stood much longer than at other periods of roller coaster history. And yet, you’d be hard pressed to find a coaster fan who’d say we aren’t living in the golden age of roller coasters. Why is that?

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 03:34

EDITORIAL: Back when Disneyland opened, it represented a revolutionary new way to entertain guests. Among Walt's edicts: his park wouldn't sell peanuts, gum, cotton candy, or ice cream bars; it would charge an entry fee; it would be built by filmmakers, not carnies... And – according to some, most important of all – it wouldn't serve alcohol. That's about to change. Will it destroy Disneyland...?

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 05:47

Let’s go Behind the Ride to learn what makes Slinky Dog Dash tick.

Sunday, September 23, 2018 04:56

POSSIBILITYLAND: Magic Kingdom: “To all who come to this place of possibility: welcome. Possibility World is your world..." Or, it could've been! Take a tour through the lost archives of Magic Kingdom's most amazing, never-built attractions. From cancelled concepts to radical reinventions, the Magic Kingdom we know and love ALMOST looked a whole lot different...

Concept Art for First Order Battle Attraction for Galaxy's Edge
Saturday, September 22, 2018 06:20

Disney seems to have possibly found their stride with an upcoming line-up of attractions with serious youth appeal.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 06:06

Here are a few reasons why I believe now is the perfect time to join DVC.

Fantasmic! Nighttime Spectacular
Thursday, September 20, 2018 05:27

Read on to discover Fantasmic!’s unspoken legacy.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 05:21

Ah, the eternal question. What is the best theme park ride in the world?

Image - Flickr, harshlight
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 06:15

We’ve seen innovations like Fastpass get copied by the regional competitors and turned into upcharge skip-the-line passes. So, if the things Disney and Universal invent trickle down to the regional amusement parks as time goes by, what are some of the trends we’d expect to see at our local thrill park in the near future?

Sunday, September 16, 2018 22:12

Today, we'll take a look at some of the animatronic figures you can find at Disney and Universal Parks without being on a ride...

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