Resort at a Glance: Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate is only 11 miles from the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks. On the resort property, there's a miniature water park, a 24-hour arcade, and lighted tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts. You'll also have your pick of seven onsite restaurants. Two-bedroom villa accommodations offer spacious living and dining areas with full kitchens, equipped with full-size stainless steel appliances and granite counters; master bedroom and master bath with Roman tub, and marble-clad, double vanity sink; stackable washer and dryer; bonus den with sleeper sofa; and resort amenities such as daily housekeeping, villa concierge, and 24 hour room service.
- Play a round of golf at one of two championship courses designed by architect and golfer Greg Norman.
- Make a splash at the zero-entry family pool—which features a corkscrew water slide—or drift down the 850-foot lazy river.
- Rejuvenate: The onsite spa offers mani-pedis, massages, and facials.
- Complimentary shuttle to EPCOT and Disney's Magic Kingdom®.
- Summer activities: Fun for all ages from dive-in movies to sunset s’mores, cooking classes, and more!
Orlando, Florida: World-Famous Theme Parks and Cultural Surprises
Located in the center of Florida, Orlando may be forever associated with the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, which now are part of the world’s most-visited entertainment resort. It spans roughly 30,000 acres, encompassing four theme parks, two water parks, five golf courses, and the Downtown Disney® Marketplace. There’s no shortage of things to do here: begin your day by boarding a rocket-shaped three-seater that climbs to 180 feet before entering a deep black tunnel and racing past stars, satellites, and constellations. Walk across the park to sample Moroccan cuisine for lunch, or ride a dune buggy through a haunted 18th-century mansion. Before heading back to the hotel, take in the nightly fireworks, laser, and water show. As one of the most popular family destinations in the world, sunny Orlando is home to other theme parks including Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld, and Gatorland.
Those hoping to shake up the typical theme-park-dominated itinerary can head into downtown Orlando's vibrant arts district. The neighborhood boasts venues such as CityArts Factory, a multifaceted patchwork of gallery spaces, and SAK Comedy Lab, which hosts family-friendly improv shows five nights a week.
About a 10-minute drive north, you’ll find eight cultural institutions at Loch Haven Park, including the Orlando Museum of Art, which houses pieces by Georgia O’Keeffe, Robert Rauschenberg, Ansel Adams, and Andy Warhol. The park is also home to the Orlando Shakespeare Theater, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Orlando Science Center. Visit the science center to take a rover across a simulation of Mars’s red surface, or race on a 70-foot pinewood derby track.