Roller coaster at Beijing Shijingshan Amusement Park in China

The World's Most Thrilling Roller Coasters

Lower your safety bar and find someplace to stow your sunglasses—we're taking a tour of the fastest, steepest, pulse-poundingest roller coasters on earth.
Spaceship Earth, Epcot, Walt Disney World

12 Orlando Attractions with Celebrity Cameos

They don't appear on their résumés, but these big-ticket Orlando rides and shows feature appearances by some Hollywood names you know.
Children at the base of Cinderella's Castle at Walt Disney World

19 Classic Disney World Attractions

Experts describe the park's most compelling rides and sights and how to see them best.
The Griffith Observatory.

12 Favorite Los Angeles Moments

L.A.'s mystique truly does exist, and it's not hard to find. It's fitting that L.A. is home to the world's first amusement park because it regularly feels like one.
Hogwarts Castle, Universal Studios Hollywood

The New Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Hollywood—In Pictures

Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles has built America's newest Harry Potter theme park area. Take a tour before it even opens.
The view up Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida.

Harry Potter and the Tempting Merchandise: What to Buy at Diagon Alley

Reducio! There are tons of clever ways to lighten your wallet at Universal Orlando's The Wizarding World of Harry Potter—Diagon Alley. It's the theme park section that has perfected the magic of impulse spending.
Monorail in Epcot

How to Drink Around the World at Disney's Epcot

Although Walt Disney World doesn't promote the practice, Epcot is actually popular with grown-ups who grab a new cocktail in every World Showcase pavilion. Here's what to get at each stop. (Better ride the monorail home!)
Hogwarts Express at Universal Orlando

The Hidden Secrets of Harry Potter's Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando

Orlando's Wizarding World of Harry Potter is full of inside jokes and easter eggs that the average visitor might never notice. Here's a guide to some of its coolest secrets.
Sleeping Beauty Castle

Disneyland's 60th Anniversary Special Attractions in Pictures

Disneyland in Southern California is marking its 60th anniversary with new parades, shows, and features—some of which would not have been technologically possible even on its 50th birthday.
Frommer's' Best Places to Go in 2016

The Frommer's' Best Places to Go List for 2016

Frommer's' editors select the best destinations for travelers in 2016.
Alternative Orlando

15 Fun Orlando Sights That Disney Vacationers Usually Miss

Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando work hard to make sure their customers never leave their property. If you take that bait, though, you're missing a whole lot of fun. Here's what to do in Orlando.
Monorail at Epcot. Disney rarely discounts.

12 Ways to Find Discounts for Disney

Disney doesn't grant many discounts. It doesn't need to—it's packed year-round. But if you know some tricks, you can still nibble away at the overall price of a Disney vacation and make a Walt Disney World or Disneyland resort vacation more affordable.

What Skyslide is Like at Los Angeles' Skyspace Observation Deck: VIDEO

By Jason Cochran

When Los Angeles welcomed a new skyscraper observation deck, it did it with a twist: A 45-foot glass slide that whisks tourists 70 stories over the streets of downtown. In the name of tourism, now you can see all of Southern California—and your life flash before your eyes.

How to Complain to Disneyland

By Margaret Daly

It's not always the happiest place on Earth; here's how to complain to Disneyland.

America's Only Thomas the Tank Engine Theme Park Land Opens: Images

By Jason Cochran

The new land, targeted to very small children and based on the wildly popular English characters, opens in Massachusetts.

Theme Park Insider: The Best of the Best Attractions

By Ashley DuBois

Pauline Frommer chats with Robert Niles, founder of, to discuss award-winning theme parks and their attractions, from the best places to eat to the best new roller coasters.