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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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The Swarm Zero-G (2)
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 12:07

Thorpe Park has reversed the back two rows of The Swarm roller coaster for the 2013 season. But has the change paid off?

Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin concept art
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 16:19

Theme Park Tourist's choice of the 10 most exciting new rides and shows coming to theme parks around the world in 2013.

Oz backdrop
Thursday, February 21, 2013 14:59

Theme Park Tourist attends the preview of "Oz the Great and the Powerful" at Disney California Adventure.

Floating Omnimover boats
Thursday, February 21, 2013 11:45

The US Patents and Trademarks Office has granted Disney a patent on a new ride system which resembles a floating version of the company's classic Omnimover rides. But are there active plans to use the invention, and where could it crop up first?

Alton Towers mansion
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 12:15

An in-depth look at Alton Towers' long-term development plan, which lays out how the park plans to invest in new rides, attractions and hotels from 2012-2019.

Avatar logo
Monday, October 29, 2012 12:32

With "leaked" blueprints for the planned Avatar Land at Disney's Animal Kingdom circulating on the web, we take a look at 5 of the strongest rumors that have since emerged.

Indiana Jones Adventure
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 16:05

POSSIBILITYLAND: Indiana Jones and the Lost Expedition: Before the Temple of the Forbidden Eye, Disney's plans for bringing famed archaeologist Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones to life at Disneyland were even more grand. It all begins in Adventureland, where a vast new expansion has created no less than two massive E-Tickets, consumed the Jungle Cruise, and redefined what Disney could do...

Mystic Manor concept art
Sunday, August 26, 2012 10:39

Some parents track their child’s growth with a carved notch on a doorframe; others take an annual photo in front of a landmark. But for the park-going crowd, a child’s maturity is most dutifully measured by his or her willingness to confront the “terrors” that await inside any number of ghostly manors at Disney Parks across the globe. Hong Kong Disneyland is now ready to join its sister parks as the fifth home to a menacing mansion, but this one is poised to be a bit different.

Hotel Gold River
Thursday, July 05, 2012 08:13

Theme Park Tourist's overview of the hotels on offer at the PortAventura resort in Salou, Spain.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012 08:40

Theme Park Tourist's overview of the top rides and attractions at PortAventura in Salou, Spain.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012 08:36

Theme Park Tourist's overview of the perks and discounts offered by the Merlin Annual Pass.

Verbolten
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 19:11

The Black Forest has a score to settle with the puny mortals of Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

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