The top stories of the year in theme parks: 2013
Published: December 24, 2013 at 1:48 PM
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.
- The ultimate guide to planning a budget Disney World vacation, for cheap
- A closer look at plans for Universal Studios Florida's Harry Potter Diagon Alley, and an expected opening date
- Aerial photos of Harry Potter Diagon Alley, under construction at Universal Studios Florida
- Told ya so! Universal Orlando confirms Harry Potter - Diagon Alley for 2014
- Disney announces ticket and parking price increases at Disneyland and Walt Disney World
- The empire strikes back: Disney readies a major Hollywood Studios expansion at Walt Disney World (See next story for a follow-up)
- Disney's Hollywood Studios expansion update: Cars Land parked
- As Disney prepares a replacement for Guest Assistance Cards, here's how we got into this mess
- Disney confirms changes to disability access program. But is there a better way?
- Disney's Seven Dwarfs Mine Train starts coasting, but who's getting taken for a ride?
- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Disney's Magic Bands
- Our first look from inside Universal Orlando's Diagon Alley
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?