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The 10 Tallest Roller Coasters in the World
Roller coasters are all about out-of-control speed -- and crazy heights. Get the lowdown on the world's ten tallest coasters. Updated in 2014.
The World's 10 Fastest Roller Coasters
Do you have a need for speed? Race over for an overview, updated in 2014, of the world's 10 fastest roller coasters.
Eat, Drink, and Be Mickey - Disney World's Best...
If you are heading to Disney World, here are the top ten best table-service and the top ten best casual restaurants at Walt Disney World.
Eat, Drink, and Be Mickey: Disney World's 10...
The top ten best table-service restaurants at Walt Disney World, including Monsieur Paul.
Don't Miss these Disney World Rides
About.com's Theme Parks Guide picks the top 10 can't-miss attractions at the Florida resort.
Does Disney Offer Free Admission on Your...
Overview of Disney's Free Admission on Your Birthday offer for 2009 at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World.
Top 10 Walt Disney World Thrill Rides
Planning a trip to Walt Disney World? Want to know which rides are the most thrilling at the Florida resort? Then check out this list of the top ten can't-miss rides for the thrill-seekers in your group.
Disneyland's 10 Best Table Service Restaurants
Sure, you love the rides. But did you know that the Disneyland Resort has some great places to eat? Here are the 10 best table-service restaurants.
The Best Disney World Quick-Service Dining...
To help you plan your visit, let's run down the top ten best casual, counter-service restaurants at Disney World. Updated in 2013.
The 10 Best Yummy Desserts at Disney World
A day at Disney World isn't complete without at least one treat. Here are the Florida resort's 10 best snacks and desserts.
"Grim Grinning Ghosts" Lyrics
Lyrics to GRIM GRINNING GHOSTS, the theme song for the Haunted Mansion attractions at Disney theme parks.
The 10 Longest Roller Coasters in the World
Roller coasters are known for speed and height, but what about length? Discover the top 10 longest roller coasters in the world. Updated in 2014.
Have You Taken a Ride on the 15 Best Theme Park...
Let's run down the top picks for the best theme park rides and attractions. Which one grabs the top spot?
You Can't Miss These 10 Disneyland Rides
Are you planning a trip to Disneyland? Check out About.com's top picks for the rides at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure.
10 Things You Must See at Disney World
Are you planning a trip to Disney World? Find out the best things to do and make your visit a special and memorable one.
The Ultimate Guide to Indoor Water Parks
Who says you can't ride down water slides even when it's freezing or raining outside? Find all indoor water parks, including hotels with water parks.
The Best Disneyland Dining Options for Every...
Discover the best Disneyland dining, as determined by some of the most popular and respected travel journalists covering the California theme park resort.
Ride Disney World's Mountain Range
Are you planning a trip to Disney World? Want to know about all of the roller coasters at the theme parks? From mild to thrilling, I cover all of them.
The 10 Best Snacks at the Happiest Place on Earth
One of the ten best snacks and desserts at the Disneyland Resort is the Matterhorn Macaroon at the Jolly Holiday Bakery. Read more about the Main Street U.S.A. delicacy.
Planning a SoCal Theme Park Vacation? Get the...
Are you planning a vacation to Disneyland and other parks? Wanna save some $? Get the latest (updated September 30, 2014) California theme park deals.
Theme Parks and Amusement Parks by US State
Easily find all of the major (and most minor) parks. If it coasts, spins, delivers thrills, or has anything to do with people dressed up as cute, furry characters, it's in here!
The Water Is Warm Year-Round at These 10 Indoor...
Number 10 in our list of the top indoor water parks, Castaway Bay features plenty of activities, an interactive water play center and a wave pool.
Thrill-filled Amusement and Theme Parks in Ohio...
Comprehensive list of amusement parks and theme parks in Ohio, complete with descriptions and links.
The Scariest Rides at Disney World's Magic...
Planning a trip to Walt Disney World? Want to know which rides are the most thrilling at the Magic Kingdom? Then check out this list of the can't-miss rides for the thrill-seekers in your group.
A Lotta Water. Where Are the World's Biggest...
Lots of indoor water parks claim to be the biggest, but they can't all be true. So, which water park, actually, is the biggest? Read on!
Top 10 Best Steel Roller Coasters in North...
An overview of the top 10 Steel roller coasters, including Incredible Hulk at Islands of Adventure.
How to Score Discounts and Offers on Orlando...
Are you planning your vacation to Florida theme parks? Wanna save some $? Learn about the latest (updated September 30, 2014) deals and special offers.
Check Out Georgia's Theme and Amusement Parks
Comprehensive list of amusement parks and theme parks in Georgia, complete with descriptions and links.
You Have to Ride the 20 Best Roller Coasters in...
Are you ready to ride the rails? The Theme Parks Guide rates the top 10 best wood and steel roller coasters in North America.
26 Fun-Packed California Theme Parks and...
The home of Disneyland has lots of other parks. Discover all of the amusement parks and theme parks in California as well as how to plan your next visit.
Insider Tips: Score Cheap Tickets to Universal...
Planning to visit Universal Studios Hollywood? Cut through the clutter and learn how to get ticket discounts and deals, updated for 2014.
Where to Get Deals and Special Offers on...
Planning a visit to Disneyland in California? Cut through the clutter and learn how to get Disneyland ticket discounts and deals.
Top 4 Thrill Rides at Epcot
Planning a trip to Walt Disney World? Want to know which rides are the most thrilling at Epcot? A list of the can't-miss rides for the thrill-seekers.
Weird and Wonderful Haunted Mansion Facts
Weird and wonderful facts about the Haunted Mansion rides at the Disney theme parks.
15 Theme Parks Rides that Will Blow Your Mind
A countdown of the best theme park rides in North America, including Curse of DarKastle.
What Happened to Geauga Lake, Six Flags Ohio,...
There its still a Geauga Lake water park. But find out what happened to the amusement park as well as Six Flags Ohio and SeaWorld Ohio.
Guide to All of Florida's Theme Parks
Disney! Universal! SeaWorld! Florida is the theme park capital of the world. Plan your next visit with great deals, ride reviews, and more.
Is Six Flags' Line-Skipping Flash Pass Worth...
You don't have to wait in long lines at Six Flags with the Flash Pass program. But you'll have to pay extra for it. Is it worth it? Let's figure it out.
10 Best Wooden Roller Coasters in North America
An overview of the top 10 wooden roller coasters, including Raven at Holiday World.
18 New York Theme Parks Jam-Packed with Fun
Find all theme parks and amusement parks in the state of New York -- the home of one of the world's first and most famous amusement parks, Coney Island.
Walt Disney World for Wimps
You're a wimp. You're going to Disney World. What rides should you skip and what should you try?
How to Plan Your Disney World Vacation
Disney World is the most popular theme park resort in the world. Find out why.
World's Tallest Coaster Coming to Florida in 2016
Would you board the world's tallest roller coaster when it opens, probably in 2016, in Florida? Read about the 520-foot Polercoaster.
What's New at Theme Parks and Amusement Parks
What's the latest buzz at theme parks and amusement parks? What new roller coasters, attractions, rides, and shows will parks feature this year? Discover the latest and greatest happenings.
Kingda Ka
Are you wondering what it's like aboard the world's tallest roller coaster? Read my review of Kingda Ka, the rocket coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey.
Pirates of the Caribbean Ride Review
Yo ho me 'earties! It's a rollicking review of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at the Walt Disney theme parks.
Top Roller Coasters in Florida
The theme park capital of the world has a lot of coasters. Which ones are the best? Read on.
The Best Haunted Attractions
A rundown of the top picks for the spookiest, scariest, and best haunted rides and attractions at theme parks and amusement parks.
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
It's one of Disney's signature rides. Discover why its theme, compelling story, and lavish effects are as beloved as its thrills in this review of the attraction.
What Are the Lyrics of the Pirates of the...
Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me) was made popular by Disney's The Pirates of the Caribbean ride and inspired an incredibly popular series of films.
Illinois Indoor Water Parks
Don't let cold and rainy weather (something that's found in abundance in Illinois) prevent you from visiting a water park. Find an indoor water park in Illinois and enjoy year-round watery fun.
It's a Small Solar System After All. Mission:...
Get the lowdown on Mission: SPACE, the space flight simulation attraction at Disney World's Epcot, and decide whether you could handle the ride.
Ferrari World
Overview of Ferrari World, the theme park in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and home to one of the world's fastest roller coasters.
Coaster Thrills and Storytelling Merge in...
A review and overview of Expedition Everest at Disney's Animal Kingdom, part of the Disney World resort in Florida.
The Best Theme Parks for Young Kids
Overview of theme parks in the U.S. for families with young children. Includes links to park profiles, photo galleries, ride reviews, and other info. Parks include Legoland, Sesame Place, and Idlewild.
10 Best Disney World Rides for Kids
Walt Disney World is renowned for its rides. But which ones are the best for younger children? Let's count down the top 10, shall we?
Amusement Parks and Theme Parks in Pennsylvania
Comprehensive list of amusement parks and theme parks in Pennsylvania, complete with descriptions and links.
Want to Go Really Fast? Ride the Top 10 Fastest...
Which wooden coasters made the list as the fastest in the world? Most of them are in the U.S., and some of the fastest ones generate controversy.
It's Halloween Time 2014 at Disneyland. Join...
There will be plenty of not-all-that-scary stuff happening at Disneyland for Halloween. Learn about Mickey's Halloween Party and other events.
The Ultimate Guide to Disney World Tickets
Planning a trip to Disney World? Learn about the resort's Magic Your Way tickets and money-saving tips, updated February 2014.
Disneyland's Top 10 Quick and Casual Restaurants
When you are done riding Space Mountain, where are you going to eat? Here are the Disneyland Resort's 10 best casual and quick-service restaurants.
14 Texas Theme Parks Where You'll Find Big...
Comprehensive list of amusement parks and theme parks in Texas, complete with descriptions and links.
Looking for Thrills at Disney World's Animal...
Planning a trip to Walt Disney World? Want to know which rides are the most thrilling at Disney's Animal Kingdom? Then check out this list of the can't-miss rides for the thrill-seekers in your group.
Ride to Disneyland for the Incredible Radiator...
A charming (and moderately thrilling) ride based on the Pixar film,
Coaster, Music, and More at Six Flags Fiesta...
It's one of the more picturesque and themed of the Six Flags parks. Learn more about Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio to help plan your visit.
Outlaw Run Coaster Coming to Silver Dollar City...
Overview of Outlaw Run, the wooden roller coaster debuting at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri in 2013. And get this: It will go upside down.
The World's Steepest Roller Coasters
Is it possible for a roller coaster to have a drop that is steeper than straight down? Not only is it possible, there are actually MANY coasters that fit the description. Which coasters are the steepest in the world? Read on.
Tennessee Theme Parks and Amusement Parks
Comprehensive list of amusement parks and theme parks in Tennessee, complete with descriptions and links.
The Great Serengeti Waterpark at the Holiday...
Overview and profile of the The Great Serengeti Waterpark Resort located in the Owatonna, Minnesota Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites.
Aliens, Predators, and More: Universal FL's...
How scary is Halloween Horror Nights 24 at Universal Studios Florida? Is AVP, The Walking Dead, and other mazes among the highlights? Read my review.
Ohio Water Parks
Comprehensive list of water parks in Ohio, complete with descriptions and links. Discover all of the outdoor and indoor water parks in Ohio.
Halloween Screams at the Parks for Six Flags...
All of the Six Flags parks celebrate the spooky season with haunted mazes, scare zones, themed shows, and activities for younger children.
Heigh Ho! It's Off to Disney World's Seven...
Heigh ho! Is the Magic Kingdom's Seven Dwarfs Mine Train a gem of a ride? Read my review.
Find Theme and Amusement Parks in Washington
Comprehensive list of amusement parks and theme parks in the state of Washington, complete with descriptions and links.
Find a Great Wolf Lodge Indoor Water Park in...
Are you looking for indoor water park fun at the industry's largest chain of parks? Learn about the Great Wolf Lodge resorts to plan your visit.
Christmas at Theme Parks 2013
A surprising number of theme parks -- even in colder locations -- deck their halls and offer holiday fun. Find out where to meet Santa AND ride coasters.
Great Wolf Lodge New England
Families with toddler, young children, and tweens can find out more about the Great Wolf Lodge indoor water park resort coming to the Boston area.
Top 10 Most Overrated Roller Coasters in North...
An overview of the top 10 most overrated roller coasters.
Check Out Arizona’s Amusement and Theme...
Comprehensive list of amusement parks and theme parks in Arizona, complete with descriptions and links.
Indoor Water Park Fun in California with Great...
Great Wolf Lodge brings indoor water park fun to California with its Anaheim-area resort.
5 Indoor Water Parks in Pennsylvania
It can get mighty cold in Pennsylvania during the winter months. But that doesn't mean you can't hop onto a water slide. Visit an indoor water park.
Review of Kalahari Sandusky Indoor Water Park
Overview of the Kalahari indoor water park resort. Includes info about admission rates, attractions, the hotel, and more to help you plan your vacation.
A Sneak Peak at the Las Vegas Wet Indoor Water...
Overview of the Las Vegas Wet Indoor Water Park and Theme Park Resort and Casino scheduled to open in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Top Disney's Hollywood Studios Thrill Rides
Want to know which rides are the most thrilling at Disney's Hollywood Studios? Check out this list of the can't-miss rides for thrill-seekers.
Minnesota Indoor Water Parks
Sure, it gets pretty darn cold in Minnesota in the winter. But that shouldn't prevent you from frolicking at a water park. Find an indoor water park in Minnesota and enjoy watery fun all year long.
Dollywood Wild Eagle
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Michigan Indoor Water Parks
No matter what the weather report may be (including Michigan's sometimes brutal winters), you can still visit a water park-- if it's inside.
Everything You Need to Know About Making Disney...
Will you be heading to Disney World? Do you want to dine at some of its great restaurants? You should plan ahead and make reservations. Learn how.
Summit Plummet Water Slide at Blizzard Beach...
Overview and review of Summit Plummet water slide at Blizzard Beach water park in Walt Disney World, Florida.
Theme Parks and Amusement Parks in North Carolina
Comprehensive list of amusement parks and theme parks in North Carolina, complete with descriptions and links.
Take a Forbidden Journey with Harry Potter....
Want to take a Forbidden Journey with Harry Potter? Read my review of the Universal Orlando ride.
Indoor Theme Parks
Overview of the best indoor theme parks, with links to park profiles, photos, ride reviews, and more. Get the info you need to help plan your indoor theme park visits.
Swim with the Dolphins at SeaWorld’s...
Overview of Discovery Cove theme park, a swim with dolphins experience adjacent to SeaWorld Orlando. Includes admission info and a review of the attractions and amenities.
Go Soarin' Over California on One of Disney's...
Review and overview of the Soarin' attraction at Walt Disney World's Epcot in Florida.
Disney Fantasy - Profile of the Disney Cruise...
Are you planning a cruise aboard the Disney Fantasy? Get the info you need for a smooth sailing.
Tips for a Great 2014 Halloween Haunt at Kings...
Discover which mazes to visit and the best ways to experience Halloween Haunt 2014 at Kings Island.
What's the History of Cypress Gardens (Now...
An overview of Cypress Gardens, the traditional theme park in Winter Haven, Florida.
Knoebels
It's one of the most charming amusement parks in the US. Check out this overview of Knoebels Amusement Resort in Pennsylvania to help you plan your visit.
The Indoor Water Parks in Wisconsin Dells Are...
A profile of the enormously popular indoor water parks in Wisconsin Dells, including history, photos, and links to all of the indoor water parks.
Get Wet in Ohio! Find Indoor Water Parks in...
With the advent of indoor water parks in Ohio, particularly in the Sandusky area, folks are able to have year-round watery fun. Get the lowdown on all of the parks and start planning your next getaway.
Universal's Revenge of the Mummy Will Have You...
A review of the Revenge of the Mummy roller coaster/dark ride attraction at Universal Studios Florida.
Cedar Point
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Give a Day, Get a Disney Day
Overview of Give a Day, Get a Disney Day offer for 2010 at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World. Learn how to get a free Disney theme park ticket by giving a day of volunteer service.
They're Dying to Meet You at the Haunted Mansion
Review and overview of the Haunted Mansion ride at the Disney theme parks.
Eat, Drink, and Be Harry (Potter). Universal...
Discover the best Universal Orlando dining, as determined by some of the most popular and respected travel writers covering the Florida theme park resort.
Harry Potter Gringotts Ride Reviewed: Why the...
Read my review to learn why the featured Diagon Alley ride in Universal Studios Florida, Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts, rates 5 stars.
Find a Six Flags Theme Park in Your Area
Find all Six Flags amusement parks and theme parks, complete with descriptions and links.
Check Out Minnesota’s Water Parks
Comprehensive list of water parks in Minnesota, complete with descriptions and links. Discover all of the outdoor and indoor water parks in Minnesota.
Texas Water Parks
Comprehensive list of water parks in Texas, complete with descriptions and links.
Disney World Character Dining
At least half the fun of going to Disney World is meeting Mickey Mouse and the gang, and character dining may be the best way to score face time. Get the info you need to plan a character meal.
Kalahari Pocono Mountains
Another huge indoor water park hotel is on its way to the Poconos. See what's on tap for the Kalahari Resort in the Pennsylvania mountains.
Z-Tickets: The Top Ten Worst Things about Theme...
A rundown of the 10 worst things at theme parks and amusement parks.
How to Skip the Lines at Disneyland - Fastpass...
Learn how to eliminate lines at Disneyland and Walt Disney World with the Fastpass program. Includes tips, instructions, and a list of Fastpass-enabled attractions.
It's a Small World After All!
Song lyrics of the famous It's a Small World ride at Disneyland, Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland.
Amusement Parks and Theme Parks in Illinois
Comprehensive list of amusement parks and theme parks in Illinois, complete with descriptions and links.
Dollywood
It started out as an ode to Dolly Parton and her music and heritage, but has grown to include some incredible coasters and rides as well. Plan your visit with an overview of Dollywood.
Valleyfair
Overview of the popular park. Theme Parks.
Star Tours - The Adventures Continue
Go to a galaxy far, far away with About.com as the Theme Parks Guide reviews Star Tours - The Adventures Continue, the Star Tours ride at Disneyland and Disney Hollywood Studios.
Halloween is Not-So-Scary at Mickey's Disney...
Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party replaces the blood and guts with more innocent seasonal fun. Get all the details about the 2014 event.
Kingda Huh?
An overview of the hydraulic launch system that powers the record-breaking Kingda Ka roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey .
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
It is one of the most astonishing theme park attractions ever built. Learn why Spider-Man merits a five-star rating.
Grand Empire Indoor Water Park Resort
It never opened. But you can read about the plans for Grand Empire, the indoor water park and theme park resort in Georgia.
Wild Woods Water Park at the Holiday Inn
Overview of the Wild Woods Indoor Water Park at the Elk River/Rogers Holiday Inn in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Canada's Wonderland
Overview of Canada's Wonderland theme park near Toronto.
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