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“Places To Visit: Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate”

Welcome to our Places To Visit series. We highlight some of the most fascinating places and share with you a few details as if you were experiencing it for yourself. We like to explain on a scale how kid-friendly these places are and we hope that you enjoy. If you have any questions about this property or would like more information, please feel free to leave a comment below.

A Four Diamond retreat located minutes away from the Orlando attractions, yet worlds away from all the distractions, Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate consistently delivers a sophisticated, individualized experience.

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Recently recognized as one of the Top 125 Golf Resorts in the World by Condé Nast Traveler, the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate offers two championship Greg Norman-designed golf courses, a lighted nine-hole, par-three golf course and the world headquarters of the David Leadbetter Golf Academy.

Not only that, Omni Resorts in general were recognized by Parents Magazine as one of the Best Hotel Chains for families and believe me when I say, it’s absolutely true. See our post on that.

Guests can enjoy ultimate relaxation at the formal pool lined with private cabanas which were stunning, the nearby 850-ft lazy river or the signature Mokara spa. The resort also features five diverse dining experiences ranging from sushi and sake at ZEN and sumptuous steaks at David’s Club to the Italian herb garden and brick oven flatbreads at Trevi’s.

Oh, we spent most of our time in the lazy river. If only I had one in my backyard now. The best thing about it is it’s not too deep so your younger kids are able to actually walk around it.

Parents who simply need an evening to dine alone are able to enroll their 4-12 year olds in Omni Kids Escape which offers exciting activities like dive-in movies, Wii tournaments, kid-friendly dinner options and more. In-room childcare is also available for children ages 12 and under.

Simply amazing.

Imagine waking up in the morning to a beautiful view of the golf course and being quite surprised that there is a hot air balloon off in the distance. I went to grab my phone and snapped this photo:

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Then, I went to go tell my daughter so she could come see.. and then we were quite surprised that the hot air balloon was so close to our window, we could actually see the fire.

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Not only that, if you are a fan of alligators or just want the experience of watching one lay on the edge of a pond, you can do that. This alligator is a local there and he has been there since he was little. Quite large in size now, the Golfers sure know where he sleeps and where to not go when their ball goes in the water.

This is the pond where the alligator lives and if you look closely, you can see him off in the distance:

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The rooms were spacious and very kid-friendly. Word around town is that they are actually going to be upgraded soon as well. They will be switching from full to queen sized beds and making some changes to furniture, all without disturbing the guests. They will be doing upgrades that will require no drilling, no loud noises so they will be virtually hassle-free to the guests on the property.

The lobby was a world of it’s own. It has a very classical feel and the view from the doors out to the courtyard is spectacular.

Hands down, this is one of our favorite places to visit. Although it feels like it might be out in the middle of nowhere, it’s very conveniently located to many shopping centers and restaurants. With a quick hop on the interstate, we were passing Disneyworld and other attractions.

I will never forget this view, especially the day we arrived when it was raining. It couldn’t have been more perfect.

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Rain or shine, this is the perfect place for your family and we highly recommend staying here. With a nice playground on the property as well as a basketball court, tennis court and a few kid-friendly pool areas.. there really is plenty to do for kids of all ages. It was very easy to enjoy ourselves while being there with our children and the atmosphere couldn’t have been more perfect. With the formal pool for those who would prefer a little quiet relaxation off in the distance, it’s easy for everyone to enjoy their time there.

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Kid Friendly Scale:

Omni Orlando at ChampionsGate
Rating: 10/10
All Ages

Here are some current promotions to help with your stay:

ChampionsGate 3 or More until the end of June.

The “ChampionsGate 3 or More” is currently running until the end of June. Rates start at just $119 for guests who stay 3 or more nights. You can find out more by clicking here.

LET’S PLAY BALL! with Grand Slam Spring Break from now until April 2nd.

Celebrating one of America’s favorite pastimes, the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate is offering families a chance to leave the grandstand and hit the field. Sure to be a home run, the Grand Slam Spring Break provides guests the opportunity to enjoy an authentic ballgame experience, complete with tickets to attend an Atlanta Braves spring training game at Disney’s Wide World of Sports.

Grand Slam Spring Break is available March 1 through April 2, 2012 for a minimum two night stay, with rates starting at $250/night, including resort accommodations, tickets to Atlanta Braves spring training game, a family cabana stocked with a “Ballpark” lunch, “Sandlot S’mores” and more.

Details on the Grand Slam Spring Break are as follows:

Valid March. 1 through April 2, starting at $250/night

• Tickets to Atlanta Braves spring training game
• Baseball-themed treat complete with cookies, individual bags of cotton candy, Cracker Jacks, ballpark peanuts and baseball cap
• Blow-up baseball bat and ball at check-in for poolside fun
• Family cabana stocked with Ballpark lunch
• Sandlot S’mores kit to roast around the fire pit at Croc’s Beach

Checking in for an all-star weekend, families are provided a blow-up baseball bat and ball for poolside fun and games and a family cabana stocked with hotdogs, nachos and Coca-Cola for the perfect “Ballpark” lunch. Next, kids slide into home plate to roast Sandlot S’mores around the fire pit at Croc’s Beach and, at the bottom of the ninth, arrive to a baseball-themed evening treat complete with Cracker Jacks, cookies, cotton candy, ball park peanuts and a baseball cap.

The bases are loaded at Omni Orlando Resort’s 15-acre recreational area, which features an array of water activities for fun in the sun. For the ultimate Orlando thrill ride, kids race to the top of the 125-foot corkscrew waterslide or float down the 850-foot lazy river with gentle rapids and splash surprises. While kids enjoy the shooting water cannons and exhilarating waterfall, parents can bask in the warm Orlando sun and read a book in one of the eight private cabanas that line the formal pool.

To take advantage of Omni Orlando Resort Grand Slam Spring Break or for additional details, terms and conditions, call (407) 390-6664, 1-800-The-Omni or visit

We were not monetarily compensated for this review. We were provided with accommodations for our trip and the words written above are purely our own




  • Becky on March 25, 2012

    Wow, thank you for sharing. We are going to be visiting the Orlando area in the next month or two and weren’t really sure where we should stay as you may know, the closer you get to the parks, the more expensive they are. I really think you’ve changed my mind and I will be telling my husband about this place. Thank you so much!

    • Modern Day Moms
      Modern Day Moms on March 26, 2012

      Thanks for letting us know, Becky! We hope you enjoy your stay.


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