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Blizzard Beach is one of two Disney water parks (the second being Typhoon Lagoon). The main attractions of the park are hosted atop an artifical hill called Mount Gushmore. At an elevation of 220 feet, Mount Gushmore is the fifth highest point in the state of Florida.

One of the attractions on the top of Mount Gushmroe is Summit Plummet. This slide is claimed to be the world's tallest and fastest free-fall slide, standing at 120 feet (36 m). There are radar guns at the bottom of the slide which clocked me at 57 miles an hour. Let me tell you, that left a bit of a burn mark on my back. The picture on the right hand side in the middle is Summit Plummet.

Of the two Disney water parks, I enjoyed this one the most. The park even has a ski lift up to the top of Mount Gushmore for those who don't like stairs.