Blizzard Beach at Disney World: Orlando, Florida —
Disney World's Blizzard Beach offers a ski resort theme in the middle of sunny Florida. "A lot of American water parks are centered around a theme," Palicki said, "particularly the Disney parks." The trend now "is different types of slide experiences and less on making them themed," he says. Blizzard Beach, which drew 1.9 million visitors in 2012, offers a thrilling waterslide, raft rides, a wave pool and a play area for small children.