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The 12 Most Revolutionary Prototype Roller Coasters of All Time

Theme Park Tourist takes a look back at some of the prototype roller coasters that left their mark within the industry.

8 Disney Theme Park Attractions That Were ABANDONED and Left to Rot

Disney's Imagineers have created many magical and amazing attractions over the years. Sometimes, though, they are abandoned - and left to rot.

Abandoned: What happened to the UK's American Adventure theme park?

The UK's American Adventure theme park closed at the end of the 2006 season. Take a look at what became of the site.

The 6 Coolest Disney Cast Member Jobs

Jobs at Disney's theme parks are highly sought-after, but some are more attractive than others. Here are 6 jobs that carry the "cool factor".

15 New Rides and Attractions at UK Theme Parks for 2014

There are a host of new rides and attractions coming to UK theme parks in 2014. Here's a round-up of what's in store!

Would You Ride...Cannon Coaster, The Insane Roller Coaster That Jumped a GAP in its Track?

In 1902, New York's Coney Island amusement park planned to install a new roller coaster with a unique feature - a gap in its track. The idea of George Francis Meyer's Cannon Coaster was that the train would leap over the gap, in a thrilling effect that had never been attempted before. Had the park

Use the Force, Mickey: What's Happening With Star Wars at Disney's Theme Parks?

The world of Tomorrow set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away? It’s possible to varying degrees, according to a lot of folks in the Disney Parks sphere. Imagine, after all, Disneyland’s Tomorrowland. After an unsuccessful and quickly-reversed attempt to give the land Disneyland Paris’

Back to the Future: The History of Tomorrowland at Disney's Theme Parks

It’s often referred to simply as “The Tomorrowland Problem.” Imagineers from the 1950s on have struggled with the simple flaw inherent in the very concept of Tomorrowland: eventually, “tomorrow” becomes “today.” In the years following Disneyland’s 1955 opening, Tomorrowland – one of the park’s five

Universal Rises: The Changing Tide in Orlando - Part Three

Universal Orlando is relentless. In the last 15 years, it has redefined itself among theme park enthusiasts. In Part Two of this series, we explored Universal's recipe for growth and success. No longer does it operate single-day, barely-themed studios parks full of flat facades and rides themed to

Weekly Orlando Theme Parks Rumor and Refurbs Update (January 11, 2014)

This is the weekly rumor and refurbishment update for Orlando-area theme parks for the week of January 5, 2014.Walt Disney World:MyMagic+:Back on December 18, 2013 Disney’s Animal Kingdom forever discarded the old fashion paper FastPasses in favor of the new and supposedly improved FastPass+ (don’t

The Future of Theme Parks: 5 Innovative Ride Concepts for 2020

Take a look at 5 amazing concepts that show how theme park rides could evolve in the future.

The Top 5 Things Disney Cast Members Are NOT Allowed To Do

Cast Member positions at Disney theme parks are highly sought-after. However, once employed, Cast Members must stick to some pretty strict guidelines. For Disney, it's all about maintaining a great "guest experience". Since the early days of Disneyland, when Walt Disney himself walked the streets of

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