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Favorite Places to Float Away
If your family loves to float along a lazy river, you'll be spoiled for choice in Orlando. Of course, you'll find fabulous lazy rivers at many of the area theme parks and waterparks. Or you can up the ante by staying at one these resorts where you can relax in an inner tube and let your cares drift away.Continue to 2 of 11 below.
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Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Voted no. 1 in TripAdvisor's survey of Top 10 Fantastic Pools, the waterscape at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek is a standout. The resort is located very near Disney World and offers a free shuttle to all the Disney parks. The zero-entry, lagoon-style pool has waterslides and a truly fabulous, three-mile lazy river that meanders under bridges and past waterfalls.Continue to 3 of 11 below.
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Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort
Spanning 1,400 acres next door to Disney World in Kissimmee, Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort is an enormous resort with condo-style digs and a vast water playground that includes an impressive 1200-foot lazy river.Continue to 4 of 11 below.
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JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton, Orlando Grande Lakes
Guests at the sprawling Grande Lakes get two resorts for the price of one. Whether you stay at the Ritz-Carlton or the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes, you have access to both the Ritz's lovely pool and the Marriott's spectacular 24,000-square-foot zero-entry lazy river pool that cuts through rock formations and under small waterfalls.Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World
The Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World offers 444 rooms and suites, many of which deliver spectacular views of the Magic Kingdom's nightly fireworks display. Highlights include a five-acre playground with a family pool, climbing wall, water slides, and complimentary kids club for children ages 5 to 12. Snaking its way around Explorer Island is a 11,000-square-foot lazy river that winds its way around a “ruined” mansion and delivers some fun surprises, including two spray cannons, a cascading nine-foot waterfall and a bubbling rapids section.Continue to 6 of 11 below.
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Cabana Bay Beach Resort
The retro-styled Cabana Bay Beach Resort at Universal Orlando looks like it was plucked out of a Mad Men set. The pool courtyard features a lazy river where you’ll float by lush landscaping and encounter waterfalls, water cannons, and other interactive water features. There are also two pools, a food court, and other fun family amenities.Continue to 7 of 11 below.
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Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
The 15-acre luxury Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionGate features one of the longest lazy rivers in Orlando, an 850-foot ribbon of water that meanders through tunnels, gentle rapids, and hidden canyons. Along the way, you'll dodge shooting water cannons, arched waterspouts and a waterfall. There's also a lighted 9-hole mini golf course, zero-depth-entry pool, kids' club, tennis, basketball, volleyball and more.Continue to 8 of 11 below.
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Disney's Beach Club and Yacht Club Resorts
At Disney World, the Beach Club Resort and Yacht Club Resort share a stunning, three-acre pool area called Stormalong Bay, which is elaborately themed like a New England harbor. The pool is zero-entry with a sand bottom, so it feels like a beach. From atop the mast of a life-sized shipwreck replica, kids can zip down a 230-foot-long waterslide, float down the lazy river on an inner tube, or unwind in one of hot tubs.Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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The Hilton Orlando, located near SeaWorld, has one of the most impressive lazy rivers in Orlando, complete with waterfalls, spritzers, sprinklers, and lush landscaping. The resort offers a lot more for families to love, including two pools, a waterslide, whirlpool, cabanas, fire pits, spa & fitness center, 9-hole putting green, jogging track, and courts for volleyball, tennis, basketball, and bocce ball.Continue to 10 of 11 below.
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Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort
With a fabulous location just outside Disney World, the Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort offers a lot for families to love, from spacious condo-style suites to a phenomenal waterplay area complete with five pools to explore, water slides, splash zones, lazy rivers, and hot tubs. The resort also offers miniature golf, sand volleyball, game rooms, playgrounds and picnic areas.Continue to 11 of 11 below.
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Flamingo Waterpark Resort
The affordable Flamingo Waterpark Resort in nearby Kissimmee is actually closer to Disney World than many hotels in Orlando. The hotel offers a zero-depth pool and a lazy river, as well as a 30-foot tower with three waterslides.