The Turnberry Resort in Miami recently rebranded as the JW Marriott Turnberry Resort & Spa, and as part of the renovation project to accompany the rebranding, the resort will debut a waterpark, which will open in March. The renovation will also include a hotel tower, additional restaurants and a lobby bar, all of which are expected to open before year's end.

The waterpark, called Tidal Cove, will include features such as the FlowRider Triple, a custom-built surf simulator. The Water Slide tower will include seven slides, including the Boomerango, 377-foot slide where two or four people ride a raft; the Master Blaster, a 486-foot slide for one to two riders on a raft; the 266-foot Wizzard (266 feet), a two-slide, single-rider mat racer slide with a surprise drop and an enclosed tube; and the Constrictor, a 558-foot slide with the ultrahigh-banking turns.

A lazy river will wind through Tidal Cove for those looking for a more relaxing experience, surrounded by one-eighth of a mile of tropical foliage and water features. The waterpark will also be home to 25 cabanas for rental as well as a Kids Cove splash area. Tidal Cove will be open from 9 a.m. to sunset.

Two new dining outlets will open with the water park, including the Surf House Bar & Grill, featuring tacos, bowls and grass-fed burgers. The bar will serve tropical-themed cocktails and craft beer. The Freestyle quick-service counter restaurant will serve salads, sandwiches, pizza and gelato.

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