Resort at a Glance: Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate is only 6 miles from the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks. On the resort property, there’s 15 sprawling acres of pools and recreation including a lighted 9-hole, par-3 pitch and putt, a 24-hour arcade, lighted tennis, basketball, and sand volleyball courts. You’ll also have your pick of seven onsite restaurants. Guest rooms are spacious and feature nice views of the property; two-bedroom villas have full kitchens, a stackable washer and dryer, private patios, and resort amenities such as daily housekeeping 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, drift down the 850-foot lazy river, or relax in a private cabana around the formal pool.
- Onsite spa: Indulge in mani-pedis, massages, facials, and more at the signature Mokara Spa.
- Complimentary shuttle: Scheduled transportation is provided to Epcot® and Disney’s Magic Kingdom® (the Walt Disney World® transportation center that accesses all Disney attractions)
- Recreation activities: From dive-in movies and scavenger hunts, to kids-pizza-making and sushi lessons, there are plenty of activities offered all summer.
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—the world’s most-visited entertainment resort. Spanning roughly 30,000 acres, it encompasses 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 mansion. Before heading back to the hotel, take in the nightly fireworks, laser, and water show. One of the most popular family destinations in the world, sunny Orlando is also home to Universal Orlando—which includes The Wizarding World of Harry Potter—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 work 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, where you can a rover across a simulation of Mars or race on a 70-foot pinewood derby track.