9) Great Wolf Lodge Garden Grove -- New water park

The 600-room Great Wolf Lodge planned for Garden Grove, Calif., just a few miles from Disneyland, will feature a 100,000-square-foot indoor waterpark, making it one of the  largest in the world.

10) Kentucky Kingdom -- Park reopening

After enduring several false restarts since closing in 2009, the former Six Flags amusement park in Louisville is expected to reopen in May 2014 with a new coaster and $50 million in initial investment.

11) SeaWorld Orlando -- Two shows

Two new shows are expected to open at SeaWorld Orlando in 2014: "Madagascar Live: Operation Vacation" in the Nautilus Theater and a retooled version of the Clyde and Seamore sea lion and otter show.

12) SeaWorld San Diego -- New entrance

Scheduled to open in March 2014, the new ocean-themed main entrance dubbed Explorer's Reef will feature four touch pools with nearly 5,000 fish.

13) San Diego Zoo Safari Park -- Tiger Trail

The former Wild Animal Park plans to open a five-acre Sumatran tiger exhibit in spring 2014, with up-close viewing areas of the forested and rocky habitat.

14) Dollywood -- New attraction (replacing ropes course)

After only three years in service, Dollywood removed the two-acre Adventure Mountain multi-level rope course to make way for a new attraction coming in 2014 that promises to be a "blast."

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