The top stories of the year in theme parks: 2013
Written by Robert Niles
In our continuing effort to provide entertainment for people stuck online during this Christmas week, we present the top dozen most-read stories from the past year on ThemeParkInsider.com. Presented in chronological order, they provide a look back at some of the biggest news and controversies of the year. Plus, pretty much anything we posted with the words "Harry Potter." Hey, we know what you like. ;^)Tweet
Theme Park Insider's photo of the year: Our first look from inside Diagon Alley under construction at Universal Studios Florida's Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Looking for video to watch? Here are a couple of our most popular new videos of the year, along with their corresponding reviews and features:
On-ride of SeaWorld Orlando's Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin
And Six Flags Magic Mountain's Full Throttle
But the ride of the year wasn't one of those — it was Hong Kong Disneyland's Mystic Manor, winner of the 2013 Theme Park Insider Award as the world's Best New Theme Park Attraction.
What was your favorite highlight from the past year in theme parks?
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