The editors of Theme Park Tourist would like to wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
If you're heading to a theme park over the Christmas season, have a wonderful time and let us know whether the parks' holiday festivities live up to your expectations. If not, have a fantastic Christmas period and start planning those 2014 theme park trips!
2013 has been an amazing year for Theme Park Tourist, during which we've welcomed hundreds of thousands of new visitors to the site. We've hit 60,000 fans on Facebook, which is a mind-boggling number. And we've launched two books: Tales from the Towers (which documents the history of Alton Towers) and Universal Orlando: The Unofficial Story.
Some of the highlights included the opening of The Smiler at Alton Towers, the arrival of Transformers: The Ride at Universal Studios Florida and the completion of Hong Kong Disneyland's ambitious expansion.
We are very much looking forward to 2014 and have big plans for the site. Having added the ability for readers to rate and review attractions, restaurants and hotels, we're looking forward to hearing your views on the 90+ parks that feature in our Park Guides section.
For those of you wondering what 2014 has in store for theme park fans, check out our New Attraction Watch to keep up to speed on all the latest new rides and shows.
Thanks for your support and see you all in 2014!