JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa is a favorite vacation destination for Central Texas families. This world class resort, with its 36-holes of PGA TOUR golf, luxurious spa, and sprawling water park, is well worth the 90-minute drive from Austin.
Nestled in Cibolo Canyons, JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country offers sweeping views of the neighboring 750-acre nature preserve, home of the federally protected golden-cheeked warbler. The resort serves as a glorious respite from the daily grind, and has plenty to keep little ones entertained as well. If you’re looking for a spring or summer adventure, look no further than the newly expanded River Bluff Water Experience, the incredible on-site water park that is free for JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country guests.
River Bluff Water Experience is kid paradise, boasting a 1,100-foot long heated lazy river, a 650-foot rapid-river ride, water slides, children’s pools, adult pool, whirlpools, and an activity pool. A $16 million expansion to the River Bluff Water Experience, which is nearing completion, will offer hotel guests a whole new level of water fun! Stretching across eight acres, the JW Marriott’s water park will offer brand new attractions, including two new translucent body slides, a beach entry swimming pool, an additional hot whirlpool spa, and more.
I had the opportunity to take a hard hat tour of the new section of the water park this week, with the hotel’s Director of Engineering, Steve McGuire. He proudly showed off the new 18,000-square-foot event lawn with covered stage, the 5,100-square-foot event pavilion with wrap-around porch, the 6,000-gallon jacuzzi, and the 80,000-gallon sandy beach entry pool – all of which are nearing completion. We also climbed up to the top of the new water slide tower, to get a peek at the two new slides which will open in time for spring break.
The slides are sure to be a main attraction for thrill seekers who are at least 48″ tall. One is a body slide with a 60-foot drop and the other features a launch box (pictured below). For this ride, riders will stand in the capsule and wait until the floor drops out from under them, launching them down the slide.
River Bluff Water Experience is normally only available for guests of the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country; you cannot buy passes to visit just the water park. But, you can win them! Free Fun in Austin has four day passes for River Bluff Water Experience to give away!
To enter our giveaway for four day passes to visit the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa River Bluff Water Experience (value: priceless!), simply fill out the form below. One winner will be selected at random on Saturday, March 12, 2016 and notified by email. Official Rules.
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