Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
1500 Masters Blvd, Championsgate, FL 33896, USA
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Photo by Annette Baesel
Fun at the Pool: Orlando's First Resort Wave Pool, Waterslides, A Peaceful Formal Pool, and a Lazy RiverOrlando's first resort Wave Pool opened Memorial Day weekend 2017 at The Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate just south of Disney World. Along with the exciting new wave pool, there is also a new zero-entry family pool with slides designed for younger kids.
The two new pools join the existing family of pools and water fun which includes a zero-entry family pool with a 125-ft corkscrew waterslide, a peaceful formal pool perfect for quiet sunbathing, and the fun and relaxing 850-foot Lazy River that circles under tall shade trees, fountains, and waterfalls. All pool facilities provide ample lounge chairs as well as cabanas available for rent.
When the munchies hit, Croc's Pool Bar and Grill is centrally located near the two family pools and wave pool. The poolside restaurant offers sit-in dining and the menu includes salads with regional ingredients, grilled sandwiches, tasty appetizers, and beverages and cocktails.
On our visit, we spent much of the afternoon floating on the Lazy River. It was so relaxing, I didn't want to get out. I'm pretty sure we covered close to a mile floating under the shade trees. When we weren't on the Lazy River, we relaxed in a cabana on the formal pool having a delicious lunch and played a round of put-put golf on a mini-course adjacent to the pool area.
All the pool facilities were clean and well-maintained. And as always, Omni hotel staff was friendly and helpful.
The Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate is located just a short distance down the I-4 from Disney World. Spending half a day at the pool makes for a refreshing recharge in between park hopping.