Blizzard Beach

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Lonely Planet review

Though the newer of Disney’s two water parks, Blizzard Beach is the 1980s Vegas Strip hotel to Typhoon Lagoon’s Bellagio. At its center sits the snowcapped Mt Gushmore , from which the waterslides burst forth. You can choose several options for your descent, but because the wooden-bench chairlift that transports riders to the top rarely works you’ll have to huff it up before you can zoom down. But don’t worry – the lines are usually so long you’ll have plenty of time to relax on the way up! The fastest and craziest ride down is Summit Plummet , where you sit on the slide itself (no tube or toboggan) and fly more than 55mph down more than 360ft. Alternatively, try the slightly less intense Slush Gusher or hurtle headfirst down the eight-lane Toboggan Runner .