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Top 10 U.S. water parks making a splash
July 7, 2014 -- Updated 0430 GMT (1230 HKT)
Typhoon Lagoon at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, attracted more people than any other U.S. water park in 2013, with 2.1 million visitors.
1. Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, Orlando, Florida
2. Disney's Blizzard Beach, Orlando
3. Aquatica, SeaWorld's Waterpark, Orlando
4. Wet 'n Wild, Orlando
5. Schlitterbahn, New Braunfels, Texas
6. Water Country USA, Williamsburg, Virginia
7. Adventure Island, Tampa, Florida
8. Schlitterbahn, Galveston, Texas
9. Hyland Hills Water World, Denver, Colorado
10. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, Arlington, Texas
- Nearly 11 million people visited the top 10 U.S. parks last year
- Two of Disney's Florida water parks attracted the most visitors
- Five of the most visited water parks in the U.S. are in Florida
(CNN) -- Want to surf 4-foot waves or snorkel in coral reefs as the summer sun shines bright?
There's no need to book your flight to Hawaii or Palau. The top 10 water parks in the United States have waves, reefs, tubing and water slides.
Disney water parks came in first and second place for attendance among North American water parks on the 2013 Theme Index, which tracks theme park and water park attendance around the globe. Nearly 11 million people headed to the top 10 water parks in the United States in 2013, and about 4 million headed to two Disney World water parks in Florida.
The index, released this month as part of the TEA/AECOM Global Attractions Attendance Report, tracks water park attendance in North America, the Asia-Pacific region, Latin America and the Middle East.
On the global list, Chimelong Waterpark in Guangzhou, China, ranked No. 1 in the world for water park attendance, followed by two Disney World parks in second and third places. Parks in South Korea, Brazil and Australia joined other Orlando, Florida, parks to round out the top 10 most visited parks globally.
Click through the gallery above to see the top 10 most visited water parks in the United States.
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