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Top 10 tips for first-time visitors to the Disneyland Resort

Top 10 tips for first-time visitors to the Disneyland Resort

May 24, 2016, 2:39 PM · Visiting the Disneyland Resort in Southern California for the first time? Here are some tips that can help you get the most from your visit, based on the experience of Theme Park Insiders who've been visiting Disneyland for years.

And we're inviting long-time Disneyland fans to share their favorite tips for new visitors in the comments, too. Keep reading...

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Where will we see Shrek next in theme parks?

May 23, 2016, 10:21 AM · Fifteen years ago this month, Shrek hit movie theaters for the first time, establishing a sarcastic animation icon that challenged Disney and entertained parents in the audience as much as their kids.

Earning hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office, Shrek inspired multiple sequels and went on to become the top-grossing animation franchise of all time, according to With that level of popularity with families, perhaps it was inevitable that Shrek would become a theme park fixture, despite the many jabs thrown at parks in the original and its sequels. Keep reading...

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The 20 things every great theme park should have

May 20, 2016, 1:03 PM · What makes a theme park great? Powerful franchises with memorable characters and thrilling rides have helped push the Disney and Universal theme parks to the top of the annual attendance charts. But a park doesn't need expensive IP and record-setting thrill rides to become great. Here are 20 elements that any theme park can add to help elevate it to world-class status.

We're not counting the legal requirements here - such as safe facilities and access for people with disabilities. These 20 elements are the sometimes-little, sometimes-big other things that the world's top theme parks offer which distinguish them from the competition. Keep reading...

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Disney World confirms opening dates for new attractions

May 20, 2016, 9:14 AM · The Walt Disney World Resort this morning confirmed specific public opening dates for its line-up of new shows and attraction updates at its theme parks this summer.

We'd known about when each of these new attractions would open to the public, but Disney's now revealed specific opening dates, so fans can plan exactly when to visit. Keep reading...

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