Theme Park Insider
Robert Niles

About Theme Park Insider is a consumer's guide to the world's top theme parks, reaching more than 4 million unique readers last year, according to Google Analytics. We've been named the top theme park site on the Internet by Forbes and Travel + Leisure magazines, been twice honored by the Webby Awards, and were awarded one of the first Online Journalism Awards by the Online News Association and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism for our coverage of the industry.

I am a member of the Themed Entertainment Association, the industry's leading creative organization, and have been quoted frequently in international news media for our website community's perspective, with appearances on CNN, the BBC, CBS, and NPR. Our freelance writers have been credentialed for news coverage by many major theme park resorts, including Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, Universal Orlando, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Singapore, SeaWorld Orlando, SeaWorld San Diego, Busch Gardens Tampa, and Busch Gardens Williamsburg. You can see our monthly traffic numbers on, to see the size of our global reach.

Why theme parks? My parents started bringing me to Disneyland before I could walk, and I quickly fell in love. In college, I got a job working at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, where I drove the Tom Sawyer Island rafts and loaded people on Pirates of the Caribbean. After school, I went into journalism and worked at several newspapers (Omaha World-Herald, Rocky Mountain News, Los Angeles Times), developing Theme Park Insider in my spare time, before making it my full-time job.

I am joined toady on the Theme Park Insider front page by several freelance writers and, together, we cover top parks all over the world, including Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, Disneyland, Tokyo Disney, Disneyland Paris, and more. But our best reporters are you — our readers. Please register, if you haven't already, and join us by jumping into the comments, discussion board, or by rating and reviewing attractions, restaurants, and hotels on our park listings pages.

If you want to get in touch with me directly, my email address is Thank you for visiting us!

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