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Wednesday, April 21, 1982

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Nick Sim
United Kingdom

I'm the founder and lead editor of Theme Park Tourist, having started the site in February 2009.

I've been obsessed with theme parks from a very early age, starting with my family's annual visits to Pleasurewood Hills (which continue to this day). My goal in starting the site was to create a resource that could help theme park fans make the most of their park trips, and to make visiting theme parks a little more affordable by capturing as many money-saving tricks as possible.

I'm a huge fan of Disney and Universal parks, as well as Alton Towers and Thorpe Park in the UK. My favourite rides include the Tower of Terror and Toy Story Mania at Disney's Hollywood Studios, the Amazing of Adventures of Spider-Man at Islands of Adventure and the mighty Nemesis at Alton Towers.

Along with my wife, Natalie, I live in Ipswich, England with our sons Steven and Matthew. I am always keen to attend attraction openings in the UK or further afield. It's also great to receive news of upcoming new attractions, refurbishments / temporary closures, special offers and any other theme park news.



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Articles by Nick:

Friday, October 07, 2016 13:18

Walt Disney World’s theme parks will be closed today for the first time in over a decade, as Central Florida braces itself for the impact of Hurricane Matthew.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016 04:32

Let's indulge in a little armchair Imagineering real fast and take a look at some of Disney's most famous films that haven't quite made an impression at Disney parks.

Monday, May 16, 2016 13:43

Theme Park Tourist's guide to the 50 most popular theme parks in the world. How many of the globe's best parks have you visited?

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 17:19

Take a look at 25 of the most unique and incredible new theme park experiences coming in 2016.

Thursday, April 07, 2016 15:27

Have you ever wondered what happens after you go to the restroom at Walt Disney World? The answer may amaze you.

Friday, April 01, 2016 15:10

These are the most intriguing new roller coasters making their debuts this year...

Sunday, March 20, 2016 11:03

Disney, Universal and Six Flags are among the companies planning to open stunning new theme parks over the next few years. Take a look at 20 amazing parks that should be up-and-running by 2020.

Monday, August 24, 2015 17:09

Join us on a fascinating tour as we discover the parks that Disney devised, but which we'll never get to visit.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:19

In-Depth Retrospective: Take a look back at Back to the Future: The Ride, the attraction that saved Universal Studios Florida.

Thursday, July 23, 2015 14:13

Discover the full story behind Neverland, the private theme park that Michael Jackson built for himself in California.


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