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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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Tuesday, June 25, 2019 05:57

Because of their newfound commitment to taking on Disney, Universal has managed to outclass its local competition with bigger thrills, more technological innovation, and better value resorts. It really is harder to say no to a spending a day or two at Universal than it ever has been. That said, Disney is still king for a reason.

Monday, June 24, 2019 05:51

DECLASSIFIED DISASTER: TH13TEEN: Would you be in line to tackle the world’s first “psychoaster?” And if so, how might you feel if your multi-hour wait leads to a ride about as extreme as Big Thunder Mountain? That's the reality faced by hoardes of thrillseekers who followed the viral marketing campaign around Thirteen – a ride promised to be so intense, it was said that riders would be limited to one ride per day... Spoiler: it wasn't.

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Saturday, June 22, 2019 06:09

Florida is the tourist capital of America, and there are dozens of rides and things to see that have absolutely nothing to do with the two theme park titans. In fact, some of them are so amazing, they deserve a special trip of their own.

Saturday, June 22, 2019 06:05

Which franchises are the most important in Disney theme park history? Read on to find out.

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Friday, June 21, 2019 07:13

I know, it might feel silly to spend a lot of money on your lodging without either the benefits of an on-property stay or the “Disney Bubble” feeling we all love so much. But, often, you can find something truly extraordinary in the Orlando area for a cost that is more in line with Disney’s moderate options.

Thursday, June 20, 2019 05:57

As someone who has ridden everything in Orlando, I have loved many attractions over the year. I've also felt disappointed by a few others. Here are the eight most overrated rides in Orlando.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 06:15

Below, we've taken a look at the six Disney Parks in the U.S. from above to highlight their opportunities for expansion.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019 07:47

Here’s what Chapek’s comments mean for the future of the Disney Parks—and why his refusal to copy Walt’s model might be good for the company.

Monday, June 17, 2019 06:10

Let’s go behind the ride to learn how Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run works.

Thursday, June 13, 2019 22:16

The Happiest Place on Earth is now in its mid-60s. Since the earliest days, Disneyland has been the most famous theme park on the planet. In the face of lofty expectations and fierce competition, it’s maintained that status.

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Thursday, June 13, 2019 07:35

Disney does everything in its power to sell you on the fact that staying on Disney property simply makes your vacation more special. And, if you’ve done it once, you’ve likely understood exactly what that difference is — even if you aren’t able to articulate it. So, despite the fact that it can save you so much money, you often choose to bite down and spend the extra dough for an entire stay firmly inside the Disney bubble.

Why?
The Chinese Theater at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Thursday, June 13, 2019 06:56

Just when you think you have it figured out, Disney’s Hollywood Studios comes up with new surprises.

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