Orlando World Center Marriott Makes Big Splash with New Water Slides
By Georgiana Mihaila, Associate Editor
One of the world’s most famous pools is now set to take poolside fun to a new level!
The award-winning Orlando World Center Marriott has just wrapped up the highly anticipated overhaul to its iconic Falls Pool Oasis, and no efforts were spared in making it a unique experience for its guests.
The resort replaced its old 109-foot-long slide with a new Icon Slide Tower featuring two, 200-foot winding waterslides and one, 90-foot speed waterslide—among the tallest and fastest resort slides in Florida. Other new features include a Splash Zone offering kids a zero entry pool and playground, as well as a Kid’s Activity Zone and Poolside Bar and Grill.
Two former lagoons were replaced by a firepit area that stands right next to the new bar and an event area meant to serve special events. The existing poolside bar now features 180 seats, having nearly tripled its size. Following the multi-million dollar transformation, the resort now features everything on-premise from the iconic Falls Pool to a championship golf course, Bill Madonna Golf Academy at Hawk’s Landing Golf Club, a full service spa and fitness center, and 10 restaurants and lounges, including a food court for guests on-the-go.
Orlando World Center Marriott will officially celebrate the completion of the extensive renovation July 18-21, inviting summer travelers to come make a splash among sun-seekers. A wide array of on-property events and activities have been scheduled, including live poolside music and entertainment, a luau, golf clinics and yoga on the lawn, as well as culinary events like “Taste of Our World,” cooking classes and an exclusive Wine Dinner.
Towering above more than 200 prime Central Florida acres, the Four-Diamond, 2,000-room Orlando World Center is located only 1.5 miles from Walt Disney World and just minutes from SeaWorld Orlando, Discovery Cove, Aquatica and Universal Studios Orlando. Famous for its curvy, 564,000-gallon, palm-lined pool with multiple waterfalls, the resort also offers 450,000 total square-feet of event space.
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