Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park in Orlando, Florida
Only Disney could take a somewhat bizarre concept and make it work this well. Blizzard Beach is billed as a rapidly melting ski resort where chair lifts and ski jumps have been put to unusual use. Guests now surf the slopes and shred the peaks on rides like Toboggan Racer, where they fly headfirst down the side of Mount Gushmore. You can ride a chairlift back to the top where you'll also find Summit Plummet, one of the world's highest free fall slides - that lump in your throat is actually your swimsuit!
Kids will love Tike's Peak where they can fool around on mini icebergs and smaller slides designed just for them. The whole family can ride a giant tube on the twists of Teamboat Springs, while more adventurous individuals can try out Runoff Rapids or Snow Stormers, which are both great fun. The wonderfully named Slush Gusher, with another very speedy descent, is also a big favorite. The Double Dipper (no ice cream though) is a downhill racer with one rider competing against the other for the fastest time (keep one eye on the clock to see how you're doing). The much more sedate Cross-Country Creek on the other hand floats you through ice caves and under icy waterfalls!
Best Value Tickets: Disney's Blizzard Beach is included as an option on the Disney Multi-Day Park Hopper® Plus Pass.