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Blizzard Beach

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Blizzard Beach is one of Disney's two waterparks. The premise is that due to climate destabilization a blizzard suddenly blew south through Florida and left all this snow and ice. When it takes on the concept of water parks, Disney has a tough act to follow. Back home, most of the major amusement parks such as Holiday World and Kings Island have their own water parks, and others exist on their own, like The Beach (Cincinnati), Sandcastle (Pittsburgh) and Noah's Ark (The Dells). They have invested millions in state of the art water rides, including the incredible water coasters like the ones at Holiday World (Indiana) and Noah's Ark. To compete with this, Disney has had to bring its A game. As always, it has fallen back on incredible theming, as seen here by huge snowdrifts and ice sculptures. Disney has chosen not to buy the giant funnels, toilet bowls, and coasters. But it has taken the other elements and elevated them to new extremes. Its lazy rivers, giant slides, wave pools and rafting rides are bigger and faster. Only Disney can build a whole mountain to run its slides down and its rivers around. And only Disney can sneak in some of the sleight of hand that disorients riders so they seem to be experiencing more than what is actually there. As a whole experience, Holiday World's Splashin Safari in Indiana is still America's greatest water park. But Disney has specific rides which are the best anywhere, and Blizzard Beach beats most of its rivals across the country.

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