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First Look: The all new Margaritaville Resort Orlando is a little bit of Parrothead paradise

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You can’t deny the charm of a good Jimmy Buffett song. Now, how about we take that charm and turn it into an entire resort? A tropical getaway smack-dab in the middle of Orlando, Florida!

Welcome to Margaritaville Resort Orlando:

This rendering of the new property coming to South Orlando was just revealed, and the resort will be located along U.S. Highway 192 near Toll Road 429 in Western Osceola County. Thrillgeek reports that the property features a 175-room Margaritaville hotel, 1,000 Margaritaville-themed vacation homes, 300 timeshare units, 30,000 sq. ft. of function space, 200,000 sq. ft. of retail space, a dining and entertainment district, 12-acre water park, wellness center, wooded fitness trails and a water taxi system. Not a bad way to spend a weekend, right?

The beautiful resort will also include a three-acre swimmable freshwater lagoon, which features natural sand beaches surrounded by cabanas and water activities, including paddle-boarding, snorkeling and more. This looks to be yet another tremendous way for tourists to escape to a resort that isn’t Universal or Disney-related.

Phase one of the project is projected to be complete by the end of 2017, and we absolutely can’t wait to give it a look for ourselves! So what do you think? Are you ready to waste away again in Margaritaville? Look for your lost shaker of salt? Let me know in the comments below!

17 Comments

  1. Kate

    HOLY HELL!!
    I am so excited for this!!!!!!
    Can’t wait to see more updates of this over years!!

  2. Jerry

    This will probably be a great resort and fun to visit. The one in Pigeon Forge, Tn was very nice. Just don’t like the idea of additional traffic on that stretch of 192. Already a difficult travel.

  3. Frank

    I feel like a cheeseburger in paradise, this is going to be fantastic, can’t wait for it. very cool.

  4. Tisha

    I can’t wait for my family and I to visit.

  5. sema

    If i could i would live here and probably never leave. ?

  6. Karen I'll

    This is unbelievable! Looking so forward to this. I’m hoping that this will be my home away from home! Can’t wait to tell my friends in NY,they are huge Jimmy Buffet fans.

  7. Rich

    Just 175 rooms? Kinda small ain’t it? I don’t care about the homes or timeshare..

  8. Mary

    I can’t wait!!! I am sure we will be taking several trips to margaritaville!

  9. Jackie

    I can’t wait to go to Margaritaville. So excited for this to happen!!

  10. OMG!!! Another place to add to my bucket list!!!! Love Jimmy Buffett!! Cincinnati Parrot Head!!????

  11. Lea

    Hi Insidethemagic,
    Thank you for psotign your article. It is quite interesting. I’d love to have a couple of days in the place seems very nice and cool. I will be having my vacation next month and maybe i will spend it in Margaritaville Resort Orlando. Have a good day and keep posting for i will be checking an update.

  12. Can you please tell me who the developer on this project is?

  13. Ray

    Alligator breeding ground

  14. Barbara

    I would like more information on purchasing or timeshare. Hopefully this will be an adult community…,

    1. Claire

      If they’re putting a 12 acre waterpark in then probably geared towards families – hopefully older kids tho!

  15. Toni

    So excited. I might just find my lost shaker of salt !!!

  16. Julie

    What month will be open

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