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activities around the hotel

Who needs Disney when you are staying at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress! The following are some of the awesome activities the convention resort has to offer!

 

Golf – The Grand Cypress Golf Club
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 Imagine perfecting your swing under the guidance of some of the world's best-known golf instructors, or teeing off on one of the most award-winning courses in America. Featuring four uniquely challenging Jack Nicklaus Signature Design courses, The Grand Cypress Golf Club offers golfers the largest selection of truly challenging links among Orlando golf resorts. CDANA has a special golf rate of $107 if you would like to play during the dates of the convention. Please let the club know that you are with our group and are eligible for the discount. For any further questions, please call us toll free at 407-239-1909 or email teetimes@grandcypress.com. Learn More


The Marilyn Monroe Spa at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

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The Marilyn Monroe Spa at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress has been designed as if you were walking into the iconic starlet’s California home. The atmosphere is decidedly different—vibrant, playful and social. Our staff, whom prefer to be called the Production Crew, is engaging and friendly, and our service is unmatched. Additionally, we only use organic products that are great for your skin and nails. Receive a 10% CDANA Discount on any spa service.  Spa Menu

Tennis and Racquet Club
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Sharpen your swing on the very same courts where Grand Slam Champions - including Jimmy Connors, Andre Agassi, Boris Becker and Martina Navratilova - have played. Sweeten your serve under the expert advice of our certified pros. Ranked as a Top 50 Best Tennis Resort Worldwide, The Grand Cypress Tennis and Racquet Club is your chance to enjoy world-class tennis facilities, in a luxurious resort setting. Learn More

 

Camp Hyatt—Offering Resort Activities Just for Kids
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Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is the proud home of Camp Hyatt, an exciting activities program designed to provide children with endless fun and adventure. Your kids will love making a splash at our lagoon-style pool, getting soaked on the water slides or participating in craft activities that build creative minds. Nature enthusiasts will enjoy organized nature hikes and bike rides in a lush, tropical setting, as well as scavenger hunts and evening marshmallow roasting. Whether your kids are into aquatic adventures or land activities, Camp Hyatt has something for everyone to enjoy. If the weather doesn’t permit us for outdoor adventures, we have plenty of room to enjoy some fun indoor ones. Learn Moore

 

Outdoor Activities
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Get ready for a most memorable, action-packed vacation in Orlando. Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress offers activities the whole family will love, from paddle boating on Lake Windsong to splashing around in our lagoon-style pool. Spend your days hiking and biking throughout our resort trails, rock climbing or learning how to scuba dive or swim like a mermaid. You can also play racquetball, tennis or basketball or just lounge in a poolside cabana under the warm, Florida sunshine. The best part about all these activities, besides the fact that they are on site, is that they are included in your nightly resort fee. So don’t worry about your vacation budget and enjoy all the activities our Orlando resort has to offer. Learn More

 

 

local activities off site

Disney Springs - Embrace this fun-filled escape, brimming with unique boutiques, culinary surprises and lively entertainment. There’s so much for you to explore—no two visits will ever be the same.

Old Town USA (15 min/5.8 miles) – A unique amusement park and outdoor shopping mall with go karts, arcade games and an onsite haunted house next door to over 70 stores and fine dining. (407) 396-4888

 Ripley's Believe It or Not! (14 min/7.5 miles) – Ripley’s famous museum of kitschy oddities is less than 15 minutes from our hotel. The Odditorium offers hours of family-friendly entertainment. (407) 345-0501

 Orlando Dinner Theaters – Dinner in Orlando is more than a meal: it’s an experience. Enjoy Italian-American food in 1930’s Chicago at Capone's Dinner Show (15 min/6.1 miles). Watch knights joust in epic tournaments at the utensil-free Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament (17 min/7.3 miles). Or step aboard a replica 18th century pirate ship at Pirate's Dinner Adventure (16 min/7.8 miles).

The Orlando EyeSEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium & Madame Tussauds (17 min/7.8 miles) – Spend an afternoon in this complex, which features the largest observation wheel on the East Coast, an aquarium with more than 5,000 aquatic organisms and an exhaustive museum of wax sculptures depicting famous celebrities, artists and politicians. (866) 228-6438

WonderWorks (17 min/8.4 miles) – On International Drive, stop by the upside-down building. More than 100 interactive science exhibits, a laser tag and ropes course as well as a 6-D motion ride lie inside. (407) 351-8800

Gatorland (19 min/10.3 miles) – You can’t come to Florida without seeing an alligator. Satisfy this requirement at Gatorland, where local reptiles are on display next to a water park and zipline. (407) 855-5496

The Holy Land Experience (20 min/11.2 miles) – Travel 7,000 miles and 2,000 years into the past as you learn about biblical stories in fun, educational and interactive ways. (407) 872-2272

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville (14 min/9.3 miles) – From a volcano flowing with margaritas to suspended airplanes, Margaritaville is more than a restaurant; it's a state of mind. Margaritaville has everything you need to have a good time: great island-inspired food, four unique bars, live music and two levels of outdoor seating overlooking CityWalk. (407) 224-2155

 

Shopping

Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets (11 min/2.6 miles) – Orlando’s premier luxury outlet located just across the highway from our hotel, where guests can indulge in designer fashions at Barney’s New York, Fendi, La Perla and more. (407) 238-7787 

Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores (12 min/3.6 miles) – Five minutes from Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is one of Orlando’s largest outlet malls. Classic spots like Izod and Gap even offer dramatic discounts at 75% off normal retail prices.

Pointe Orlando (16 min/6.2 miles) – This open-air mall is on International Drive and offers everything from Khiehl’s skin care to Tommy Bahama clothing, as well as fine-dining like Capital Grille and B.B. King Blues Club. (407) 248-2838

Orlando International Premium Outlets (23 min/9.3 miles) – When there’s savings, there’s less room in your suitcase. But no one is complaining at these outlets, which feature famous clothing brands like J. Crew, North Face, Ed Hardy and more. (407) 352-9600

The Mall at Millenia (21 min/11.4 miles) – A designer paradise for fashion and luxury shopping in Central Florida. Spend hours in stores like Neiman Marcus, Chanel, Gucci, Saint Laurent, Prada, Versace, Athleta, Louis Vuitton and Jimmy Choo. (407) 363-3555

Florida Mall (23 min/11.4 miles) – Massive is the only way to describe this convenient mall of 270 stores less than 12 miles from Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. Get your shopping fix at anchor shops like Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. (407) 851-6255

Altamonte Mall (34 min/25.3 miles) – If you’re in the area, shop stores at Altamore like White House Black Market, Zales and Forever 21. Then grab lunch or dinner at one of the numerous dining options and catch a movie at the on-site theater. (407) 830-4422

 

arts & culture

La Nouba™ by Cirque du Soleil® at La Nouba Theater (11 min/3.1 miles) – A unique performance of art, music and acrobatics that is exclusive to the city and a must-see activity in Orlando. (407) 939-7328

Blue Man Group at Universal Studios (14 min/8.2 miles) – A show that combines comedy, rock music, theater and dance into one unforgettable sensory experience. Follow it up with a stroll through CityWalk®. (407) 258-3626

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (26 min/16 miles) – Amazing productions and interactive entertainment call this 330,000-square-foot venue home. Guests will spot it when they see the iconic canopy roof. (407) 839-0119

Orlando Science Center (28 min/18.6 miles) – This facility makes science fun and accessible. Let your little ones explore the human body in 3-D, play scientist in a laboratory, and learn about dinosaurs. (407) 514-2000

Harry P. Leu Gardens (33 min/19.2 miles) – The gardens are 3 miles long and contain the largest rose garden in Florida, one of the most extensive camellia collections in the country, a butterfly garden as well as an 1880’s house museum. (407) 246-2620

 

day trips

LEGOLAND (51 min/36.6 miles) – A family-friendly theme park and water park built around the classic toy and childhood pastime. (877) 350-5346

Blue Spring State Park (1 h 9 min/47.9 miles) – Guests can drive to Deltona for swimming, diving and kayaking in warm spring water. (386) 775-3663

Kennedy Space Center (1 h/57 miles) – Experience NASA shuttle and rocket launches in Cape Canaveral before testing the interactive simulation and museum. (321) 867-5000

Daytona International Speedway (1 h 12 min/66.5 miles) – Home of the world-famous Daytona 500 along with other family-friendly attractions like an IMAX theater. (800) 748-7467

Busch Gardens (1 h 15 min/71.1 miles) – Fast rides, live shows and African animals make Busch Gardens a staple destination spot in Tampa. (888) 800-5447

Tropicana Field (1 h 29 min/91.9 miles) – Make the most of your daytrip to the Gulf coast with a Tampa Bay Rays game and a stop in the baseball museum. (727) 825-3137

 

Walt Disney World® Resort

Come one, come all, to a family-friendly Orlando hotel less than one mile from Walt Disney World® Resort. Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is directly behind Disney Springs and down the street from other associated parks of Central Florida. In fact, our location near world-class theme and water parks is so ideal that we were deemed a “Great Neighbor” Disney World hotel. It’s hard to disagree when you can ride our hotel shuttle to the front gates and watch the fireworks every night from your balcony.

 

To Purchase Discounted Tickets for Disney World Please Visit the CDANA Disney Group Store HERE

explore orlando's other major theme parks

 

SeaWorld® Orlando (12 min/4.4 miles) – A park with fun water performances for the family along with rollercoasters, shows, tours and more. (888) 800-5447

Discovery Cove (13 min/4.6 miles) – One of the best water parks in Orlando offers a lazy river and once-in-a-lifetime animal encounters with dolphins, rays and birds. (877) 557-7404

Fun Spot America (17 min/6 miles) – The only family-owned and operated park in central Florida features bumper cars, go-karts, arcade games and rides for children. (407) 363-3867

Universal & the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ (15 min/8.2 miles) – A popular theme park with year-round rollercoasters, movie-themed rides and world-class restaurants. (407) 363-8000

 

sports


Orlando City Soccer Club
 (39 min/16.5 miles) – The Orlando City Soccer Club competes in the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer and puts on a dominating performance at Citrus Bowl Stadium. (407) 480-4702

Baseball Spring Training – Orlando hosts many spring training sessions for MLB teams. Osceola County Stadium (35 min/13.6 miles) is the spring training home of the Houston Astros. You can even see the Detroit Tigers warm up at Joker Merchant Stadium (46 min/37.9 miles).

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (19 min/6.6 miles) – This sports complex offers the ultimate experience for athletes and fans. An expansive venue allows for more than 60 sports like baseball, soccer and gymnastics. (407) 541-5600

Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium (33 min/14.6 miles) – A multi-purpose sports and entertainment stadium that hosts a wide array of events other than soccer, like college football, Monster Jam and Florida Blue Florida Classic. (407) 440-5700

Amway Center (34 min/15.7 miles) – Watch a basketball, football or hockey game in downtown Orlando. Amway is home to the NBA Orlando Magic, the ECHL Orlando Solar Bears and the Orlando Predators arena football team. Concerts and comedy shows are fair game too. (407) 440-7000

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