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A new water park is opening in Aventura. Here’s what you need to do to go

Tidal Cove Water Park at the Turnberry Resort
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UPDATE 5/20/2019: Tidal Cove is now open. Read all about it:

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Slide aside, Grapeland.

Because this new water park at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa in Aventura sounds pretty awesome. Tidal Cove will be a massive aquatic entertainment center which includes seven slides, a lazy river, rafting adventure and a pool with a man-made beach.

Summer’s not far off now; a park spokesperson says the opening is set for sometime in late spring.

We’re waiting patiently.

Aventura realtor Chen Biton posted a pic on her Instagram saying the opening was set for late December. So we’re still waiting here patiently.

“Daring drops, turns, and twisting spirals await when you make a splash at Tidal Cove!” reads a description. “Conquer a gravity-defying raft ride, thrill to a freefall loop, meander along a lazy river, and make a new friend in the Kids Cove.”

But before you (or the munchkins) get too excited, there’s an eensy, weesy catch. You apparently have to actually stay at the luxury hotel in order to go.

The fine print? Yes. Sadly, entry is open to guests only and rooms don’t come cheap. We found a reservation on a random May weekend for a junior suite with a king bed that cost a cool $569. Tidal Cove will also require you to pay for a club membership starting at $75 a day.

But for your adorable kids? Anything.

This is a blockbuster year for theme parks. Almost every Florida park is getting a new ride or show. Check this out to know what's coming to the Florida theme parks in 2019.