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My family was not only invited to stay overnight and experience Fort Rapids Waterpark Resort in Columbus, Ohio (our first time there) but I get to giveaway a resort package similar to ours to one winner here at the blog!

The night we stayed was the same night that Extreme Makeover Home Edition was having a private party there. No, we were not invited 🙂 and I didn’t see anyone “famous-to-me” aka Ty Pennington. I did have the boys pose by the sign anyways. This area was right beside the dining room were we had this big pizza for dinner. I think they normally cut it into something like 8 slices but the waitress offered to cut up into squares for us. We had leftovers which we were able to put in our fridge in the room and microwave later if we wanted.


For breakfast we ate from the breakfast buffet, they had french toast, pancakes, bacon, sausage, cereal, juice, fruit and I may be forgetting a couple things. Yummy and filling!

Our Oak Creek Cabin Villa.

A picture is worth a thousand words, right? Well, I did a short video tour of our room, the winner gets the same kind of room as we had minus our mess: one of the Oak Creek Cabin Villas. If you’re reading this in email you will have to click through to the blog to see the video.

The Oak Creek Cabin Villa sleeps up to 6 people. This room is an oversized studio with 2 queen beds and a queen size sleeper sofa.  Our room had a clothes dryer, fridge, coffee maker, microwave…  Of course with the room comes up to 6 waterpark passes! I thought the bed and pillows were comfy. The resort also has a work out room, gift shop and a huge lovely lobby with a huge fireplace.

The night we stayed our boys attended story time and it included cookies and milk 🙂


The Waterpark.


You can experience the waterpark on day of check-in and day of check-out.

The waterpark is decorated in a western theme, as is the Resort itself. You’ll see in my video above the Indian huts and a horse or two. The lazy river is very nice. Its splits into two paths one has jacuzzi like sprays under water that feels good on the feet. You might want to park it, with your feet over a couple of those sprays for a minute. Just sayin’ 🙂 Nice massage!

Okay, the other path takes you through a place you only go if you want water dumped on your head or you like the challenge of trying to dodge it.

The black slide is fun. Its like a big toilet bowl you go ’round in and then down the last shoot into the lazy river!

There are lifejackets and we needed them for our kids but there didn’t appear to be many around. We had them when we needed them though.

In addition to all this they have a huge arcade and a section where your kids can sift through a bag of dirt containing gems or fossils (you have to buy this bag of dirt with either gems or fossils- under $10 each). You’ll see a picture of kids doing this on Fort Rapids Resort website.

*You can now purchase Fort Rapids day passes & gift certificates at Drug Mart.

Ready to enter for a chance to win an overnight stay at

Fort Rapids Waterpark Resort?!

Rafflecopter has made some changes and you now have to sign in to enter the giveaway, this is suppose to be a good thing. Let me know if you have any problems.

Everyone has up to 11 entries possible in this giveaway! Take your time, giveaway begins today and end Jan. 20th at 11:59pm EST.

The only MANDATORY entry is the first thing listed below in the Rafflecopter widget. Everything else is optional and will give you more entries, increasing your chances. One winner will be picked randomly.

*Our family received a one night stay with waterpasses and complimentary dinner and breakfast as part of this review. This was not a paid post and as far as I know meals are not part of the winners package. Opinions are mine.

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