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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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Maxpass: The New Fastpass
Saturday, October 27, 2018 04:33

In the 1990s, Disney introduced a revolutionary new system to make guests’ theme park visits even more magical: Fastpass. The Fastpass system let guess reserve a spot in line and enjoy other park offerings until an assigned time when they could return to their original attraction and skip a large portion of the line. The Fastpass system was revolutionary; it spawned many similar systems in parks around the world. Even Disney’s original system has evolved in the past 20 years. Walt Disney World’s Fastpass+ moved Fastpass into the digital era, taking the entire system onto the smartphone.

March of the First Order at Hollywood Studios
Saturday, October 27, 2018 04:28

If you want a truly foolproof vacation budget, don’t forget to take these 10 surprise costs into account.

Friday, October 26, 2018 04:33

Here are the best reviewed rides at Walt Disney World.

Aladdin's Royal Caravan Parade
Friday, October 26, 2018 04:19

You’ve never seen movie tie-ins like these.

Image  - Flickr, johannesmartin
Thursday, October 25, 2018 05:29

It can be tempting to assume that the history of Disney begins and ends with places like Club 33 at Disneyland or the Dream Suite in the Magic Kingdom. That couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, there are tons of places that have tremendous Disney history that are nowhere near the parks.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 05:31

EDITORIAL: In 1982, EPCOT Center was the future embodied. A realm of industry, technology, innovation, and corporate power, Future World defied all that "Disney" had meant, purposefully dispensing with princesses, pirates, castles, and cartoons in favor of a scientific look at the history and future of our world. But let's face it: that time is over. Is it time to embrace Disney characters in Future World? Here's why we say, "Yes."

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 05:28

Here are the touchiest subjects about Disney trips.

Monday, October 22, 2018 06:50

Which Walt Disney World attractions would Walt Disney have loved?

Sunday, October 21, 2018 06:05

Here’s a guide to the best and worst versions of Haunted Mansion around the world.

Model of Disneyland at the Walt Disney Family Museum
Saturday, October 20, 2018 02:29

It all started with a carousel… and became so much more.

Saturday, October 20, 2018 02:10

Let’s go behind the ride to learn all the Engineering feats that have helped make Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts the most popular ride at Universal Resort Orlando.

Friday, October 19, 2018 05:41

for fans of Imagineering, there's only one thing more interesting than a special effect that works: a special effect that doesn't.

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