Shops, eateries line up for Margaritaville Resort Orlando

Margaritaville Resort Orlando has signed some big-name tenants to fill part of the more than 200,000 square feet of retail space that guests will enjoy come this winter.

The $750 million, a 300-acre resort in Osceola County has been busy building elements, including a 187-room Margaritaville hotel, 900 resort rental homes, 300 timeshare units, and a 12-acre, multi-million-dollar water park.

But the first major additions to call the SunsetWalk at Margaritaville Resort Orlando retail center include a Dallas-based movie theater chain, a fast-growing family entertainment center and a new eatery with a musical flair:

Here’s more from Margaritaville’s release:

Studio Movie Grill: A 40,000-square-foot, 12-screen theater with more than 1,000 luxury recliners. Studio Movie Grill offers an immersive entertainment venue where moviegoers can socialize and connect before and after the film in a warm and inviting lobby and enjoy an unparalleled movie experience with American Grill food and premium beverage service directly to their luxury recliner at any time during the show. The chain has 29 locations in nine states.

GameTime: A premier family entertainment center with a modern restaurant and sports bar. GameTime offers video arcade games, simulators, prize machines and more than 60 TVs to view sporting events. GameTime will occupy 24,000 square feet and will be one of the most active, family destinations in town.

Rascal Flatts restaurant: The iconic country music group will open a contemporary restaurant with a full-service bar, live entertainment, and retail space. Rascal Flatts will showcase some of America’s — and some of the band’s — favorite foods while guests enjoy the band’s top 10 hits and other live local country music.

Other tenants planned for the development include Rock & Brews, Skechers, Bahama Bucks Original Shaved Ice Co., Avalon Day Spa, Café Rio, Cold Stone Creamery, Paradise Spirits and Wine, and BurgerFi.

All this will help create an entertainment destination, according to Margaritaville Resort Orlando developer Encore Capital Management.
“We knew that we had to bring in new, unique, family-centric tenants to accomplish this,” said CEO and managing principal Arthur Falcone in a prepared statement. “We will be able to offer tourists and locals … pedestrian-friendly shopping, more than 15 food and beverage options, green space and a concert pavilion for live music, children’s entertainment area and now a state-of-the-art movie theater. SunsetWalk at Margaritaville Resort Orlando is becoming a can’t-miss Orlando destination.”

New developments — especially those the size of Margaritaville Resort Orlando — will draw hordes of new visitors to the region and generate new economic impact for the region’s $60 billion tourism and travel industry. New retail and restaurant options also offer more amenities for locals and can help companies attract top talent to the region.