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It’s time to let loose with all your favorite people. Those movies and TV shows you’ve binged are about to get real (fast) at Universal Studios Florida. It’s time to alternate your reality and turn things upside down (literally) at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. And whether you’re the floaty relaxation type or fall-so-fast-you-got-water-up-your-nose type, we’ve got it at Universal’s Volcano Bay. Free yourself to be yourself at Universal Orlando Resort.

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to Orlando, the City Beautiful! Even with some surprise rain showers, the sun ushers in a new, warm season. We invite you to bask in all the fun with your loved ones this summer at Universal Orlando Resort, LEGOLAND ® Florida Resort, SeaWorld® Parks & Resorts™ Orlando, and the Walt Disney World® Resort.

Your vacation never stops in Central Florida – whether you are looking to spend some time soaking up some rays at the beaches on either coast or you’re looking to splash around at the resort pool, you are at the epicenter of family-friendly summer fun. And when the fall breeze hits, day or night, thrills and chills are around every corner.

For the connoisseurs of cuisine, Orlando always has a fresh take on dining. Be it a new spin on an old favorite or a dish completely out of your comfort zone, we’ve got you covered, and your palate will thank you. Our nightlife shines bright, and the fun doesn’t end because the sun goes down on a sizzling summer day. We look forward to you enjoying all of this and more during your visit.

I Love Orlando magazine is your guide to all things spectacular this summer season. Thank you for making Westgate your home away from home. No matter where your vacation takes you, we wish you safe and happy travels.

Best Wishes,

FEATURES Summer 2023 8 Walt Disney World® Resort A Thrill For Everyone 12 SeaWorld® Parks & Resorts ™ Orlando An Ocean of Fun Awaits for the Entire Family. 14 Pool Party Come make a splash! 16 Univeral Orlando Resort Unleash Your Vacation. 26 Explore Florida Coast to Coast 30 Thrills and Chills Get ready to scream! 32 Celebrate! Calendar of Events 34 Fun After Dark 38 Capone's Dinner & Show The OG Dinner Show 52 A Sizzling Summer 58 Eatertainment Food and fun all rolled into one. 60 AdventHealth 63 More Than Mobility Steampunk-style Dining at The Edison at Disney Springs® 58 So Many Thrills at Gatorland 30 The Most Unique Nightlife
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A#1 Bass Fishing Guide Service


Professionally guided bass fishing trips. Half, 3/4 or full-day charters. Fish from fully rigged bass or pontoon boats with licensed U.S. Coast Guard Captains. All equipment provided. Licenses and transportation available. Singles or groups welcome.

Adventure Island®


Located across the street from Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay, Adventure Island® is 30 acres of water-drenched fun in the sun featuring the ultimate combination of high-speed thrills and tropical surroundings within a soothing Key West atmosphere. Choose to race down rapids, swim through waterfalls and a wave pool, splash in playgrounds perfectly kid-sized or dig your toes into the sand and relax all day in a private cabana at Tampa Bay’s first water park! Check out America’s first dualtailspin water slide, Solar Vortex, a premier family attraction!

Andretti Indoor Karting & Games


Andretti Indoor Karting & Games is Orlando’s premier entertainment destination. We are located on Universal Boulevard across from the North Concourse of the Orange County Convention Center. Andretti Karting’s 155,000 sq. ft. facility features several exciting attractions all under one roof, including high-speed Superkarts on multi-level tracks, state-of-the-art arcade, two-level laser tag, boutique bowling, interactive motion theater and a variety of VR attractions that make it a truly unique experience.

Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark®


From high-speed waterslides and exhilarating wave pools, to tranquil beaches, Aquatica, voted Orlando’s #1 waterpark, delights all ages and interests. This one-of-a-kind waterpark is home to some of the world’s most thrilling water rides, featuring 46 slides, rivers and lagoons and 84,000 square feet of

sparkling white, sandy beaches. Aquatica offers exclusive attractions that promise unlimited fun sending guests on amazing undersea adventures. Experience Florida’s first dueling racer, Riptide Race. Grab a friend and race through high speed tunnels as you see your opponent side by side and face to face. Who will reach the finish line first?

Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures


UNIQUELY THE BEST airboat tour in Florida for 28 years! Tour our swamps by day, sunset or night on an airboat with an expert Captain seeing wildlife. Visit our Butterfly Exhibit, Native American Village, BBQ Restaurant, gator pond or mine for rare gems/fossils.

Bok Tower Gardens


A “must-see” Florida attraction centrally located in Lake Wales featuring a 205-foot and 60-bell Singing Tower, beautifully landscaped gardens, new children’s 7

What type of thrill gets you excited? Is it soaring high above Pandora on the back of a banshee, getting to meet your favorite Disney Character for the first time, piloting the Millennium Falcon, or seeing the night sky above Cinderella Castle light up with awe-inspiring fireworks?

Across all four Walt Disney World® Theme Parks—no matter your age—there’s a thrill waiting for you. Whether it’s an experience that catapults you into a new adventure, or a timeless story you know and love, there are thrills that will have you laughing, screaming and making memories with your family and friends.

There are tons of thrills to experience at EPCOT®. Adventure is served at Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, where you can join Chef Remy and zip, dash and scurry through Gusteau’s bustling Paris restaurant. You can also take an airborne adventure as you hang glide above breathtaking wonders of the world on Soarin’ Around the World, or test a virtual concept vehicle on hairpin turns and super-fast straightaways on Test Track® Presented by Chevrolet®.

Explore “wild” thrills at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. Here you can journey to a distant world on Pandora—The World of Avatar, where you’ll hike under mystical mountains and climb aboard the back of a banshee on Avatar Flight of Passage. Race through icy Himalayan peaks

on a speeding train on Expedition Everest— Legend of the Forbidden Mountain®, experience animals in their natural habitats on Kilimanjaro Safaris®, or enjoy amazing shows such as Festival of the Lion King or Finding Nemo: The Big Blue…and Beyond!

And at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, there’s no shortage of thrilling attractions and lands. At Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge® feel the rush of taking over control of the Millennium Falcon, on Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway you can enter a crazy colorful cartoon world as you join Mickey and Minnie on a runaway adventure, and dazzle at the extravagant open-air nighttime spectacular Fantasmic!

No matter what type of thrill you’re seeking, there are endless opportunities to explore at The Most Magical Place on Earth!

At Magic Kingdom® Park, fantasy reigns. Race through a diamond mine on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, ride a lightcycle through the digitalized world of the Grid on TRON Lightcycle / Run Presented by Enterprise®, or take the wildest ride in the wilderness on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad® . Magic Kingdom Park also offers the thrill of seeing and meeting Disney Characters. Celebrate the spirit of Disney with the dazzling Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade that features state-of-the-art floats, favorite characters, music and dance.

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garden, outdoor kitchen, unique hiking trails, cafe, gift shop and plant shop.

Buena Vista Watersports


Paradise Cove at Buena Vista Watersports is a recreational water sports facility. Located in Lake Buena Vista on a natural spring-fed lake, surrounded by cypress and palm trees and lots of sand, providing its Floridian feel. Offering Sea-Doo rentals, waterski and wakeboard lessons, stand-up paddleboards, kayaks and pontoon boat rentals. Come on out and enjoy the fun or just hang out on the beach!

Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay


Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay is the ultimate family adventure, combining world-class thrill rides, live entertainment and one of North America’s largest zoos. Enjoyunique seasonal events all year or take on Tigris™, Florida’s tallest launch coaster or soar high above Serengeti Plain on the Serengeti Flyer at high speeds of up to 68 mph.

A top-rated list of favorite attractions for thrill seekers include Cheetah Hunt - the park’s longest coaster, SheiKra - a 200foot tall floorless dive coaster, Falcon’s Fury - a 335-foot freestanding drop tower and many more. Then, learn all about the animals that inspired the rides by visiting one of the esteemed animal habitats or booking an exciting Insider Tour opportunity.

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art 407-645-5311

The Morse Museum houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by American artist and designer Louis Comfort Tiffany.

Highlights include the restored chapel interior he designed for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago and a wing that showcases the Museum’s collection of art and architectural objects from Tiffany’s celebrated Long Island home, Laurelton Hall. Visitors to the Museum will also enjoy exhibits

of American art pottery, Art Nouveau objects and late 19 th and early 20 th century American paintings. See website for current hours.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium


Visit rescued dolphins in their 1.5-milliongallon habitat! This extraordinary Ruth & J.O. Stone Dolphin complex has five pools, with numerous floor to ceiling windows, guests have the opportunity to view and engage with our rescued residents in a whole new way. Explore Winter’s Rescue Walk Exhibits and discover incredible new underwater views. Clearwater Marine Aquarium also has marine life featured in major motion pictures Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2.

Once you arrive, add on a great selection of interactive activities including behind the scenes tours, Clearwater Bay boat & kayak excursions, and animal interactions. By choosing to visit, you are supporting Marine Life Rescue! 9

Congo River Golf



Play award-winning miniature golf. With eight locations in Florida to choose from, there’s an adventure for everyone. Experience tranquil waterfalls, mysterious caves, tropical rainforests, challenging golf holes and more on an unforgettable African adventure!

Crayola Experience


Discover the magic of color with 20+ creative attractions. Color, chemistry and digital technology combine to create a day of family fun and colorful keepsakes. Name and wrap your own Crayola crayon! Learn how crayons are made in a live show! Shop the largest selection of Crayola products and souvenirs.

Dave & Buster’s Orlando


Dave & Buster’s is the ONLY place to Eat. Drink. Play. & Watch Sports.® Located only one-half mile from the Orange County Convention Center, it’s the most fun you’ll have under one roof!

Dezerland Park Orlando


Dezerland Action Park features the $200 million Orlando Auto Museum with more than 2,000 vehicles, Florida’s longest indoor go-kart track, boutique bowling, more than 300 arcade games, 30,000-square-foot trampoline park, glow-in-the-dark mini golf, a new Laser Tag Maze, Virtual Reality Arena, play shooting, bumper cars, axe throwing, electric mini-cycles, rage room, and so much more.

Discovery Cove®


Discovery Cove ® in Orlando is an allinclusive day resort where guests can enjoy a one-of-a-kind opportunity to swim with dolphins, snorkel among thousands of tropical fish and rays, hand-feed exotic birds, and encounter playful otters. Relax and explore rocky lagoons surrounded by lush landscaping, tropical reefs, winding rivers and white, sandy beaches. Freshly prepared meals, snacks and beverages throughout the day and swim gear are

included. Guests will experience the most exciting animal encounters the world has to offer in a breathtaking tropical atmosphere.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom®

Theme Park


Explore the magic of nature at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Discover rare animals in their natural habitats, adventures beyond belief in Pandora – The World of Avatar, and entertainment with brilliant larger than life performances transporting you to the heart of nature.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios®


At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, favorite stories unfold all around you. At Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge ® feel the rush of taking over control of the Millennium Falcon. And in Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway you can enter a crazy colorful cartoon world as you join Mickey and Minnie on a runaway adventure. And become a toy with Buzz and Woody and take in a ride on Slinky Dog as he careens through Andy’s backyard in Toy Story Land. Let Your Adventures Begin at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney Water Parks


Plunge into two water parks drenched in Disney magic! Escape to a tropical paradise at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park or discover frosty-themed fun at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park! A splash-tastic time awaits as there’s something for everyone in the family!



EPCOT has always been an amazing place to celebrate the world and immerse ourselves in the wonder of attractions and festivals that excite the senses. Come experience EPCOT where Disney storytelling welcomes you into incredible worlds brimming with possibilities. This is your chance to float, fly, scurry, race, taste, sing, play and growwithout growing up. Come be a part of the continuing story of EPCOT and enjoy a whole new journey dedicated to inspiring everyone with the magic of possibility.

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I-Drive Welcomes You! On behalf of the International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce we want to welcome you to the heart of Orlando Tourism – the I-Drive Resort Area!

If you are returning or visiting for the first time, you are about to experience the best part of Orlando – The International Drive Resort Area. As you explore the I-Drive Resort Area, you will find six of the world’s greatest theme parks, over 35 amazing attractions and 350 plus restaurants offering every cuisine. I-Drive has over 900 retail outlets, 100 plus hotels and the 2nd largest convention center in the country!

It’s easy to see what makes the International Drive Resort Area a favorite to millions of visitors each year. Whether you are here on vacation or for business, we hope you enjoy all that our destination has to offer; delicious food, amazing shopping, thrilling attractions and world-class resort accommodations.

If you are a returning visitor, we are delighted to welcome you back! If it’s your first-time visit, thank you for choosing the International Drive Resort Area! Our community is dedicated to making your visit safe, fun and memorable. Thank you for visiting I-Drive!

We’re glad you’re here!

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included. Guests will experience the most exciting animal encounters the world has to offer in a breathtaking tropical atmosphere.

Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay

There’s a reason Orlando is the world’s favorite family vacation destination, and at SeaWorld ® Parks & Resorts™ Orlando, there are exciting experiences for families to take in and lifelong memories to be made.

SeaWorld ® Orlando

Guests are immersed in wonder at SeaWorld ® Orlando, where the aquatic world comes alive like no place else. Experience the first of its kind roller coaster this summer on Pipeline: TheSurf Coaster. Take a plunge down the world’s tallest river rapids drop on Infinity Falls™. Climb aboard and ride the mighty Manta ® .

Don’t miss the latest attractionIce Breaker! This new coaster features four airtime filled launches, both backwards and forwards, culminating in a reverse launch into the steepest beyond verticals drop in Florida - a 93foot-tall spike with 100-degree angle.

Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark ®

From high-speed waterslides and exhilarating wave pools, to tranquil beaches, Aquatica, voted Orlando’s #1 waterpark, delights all ages and interests. This one-of-a-kind waterpark is home to some of the world’s most thrilling water rides, featuring 46 slides, rivers and lagoons and 84,000 square feet of sparkling white, sandy beaches. Aquatica offers exclusive attractions that promise unlimited fun sending Guests on amazing undersea adventures. Experience Florida’s first dueling racer, Riptide Race. Grab a friend and race through high speed tunnels as you see your opponent side-byside and face-to-face. Who will reach the finish line first?

Discovery Cove ®

Busch Gardens® is the ultimate family adventure and Florida’s thrill ride leader, offering more than 300 acres of family attractions. With a unique blend of exciting rides, one of the country's largest zoos, live shows, restaurants, shops and games, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay provides unrivaled excitement for Guests of every age. Thrills reach all-new heights on Tigris®, Florida's tallest launch coaster, catapulting riders through an intense forward and backward journey. Guests can dive 60 MPH on Falcon’s Fury ®, North America’s tallest freestanding drop tower, experience Cheetah Hunt ®, Florida’s first triple-launch coaster, or even soar like a bird of prey on SheiKra ®, taking riders up 200 feet to dive straight down.

For kids and parents alike, there’s more to explore at the Sesame Street Safari of Fun ® at Busch Gardens! Families can enjoy the perfect “first coaster” experience with their youngest thrill seekers on Air Grover, meet everyone’s favorite friends from Sesame Street, and explore Elmo’s 3-story hideaway in this perfectly-sized play land filled with kid-friendly rides and cool water fun where imaginations can run WILD!



You can also visit your concierge or guest services desk for more information.

Discover what it takes to care for an injured animal at SeaWorld Rescue™ Manatee Rehabilitation. Take a walk down Sesame Street at Sesame Street Land™, connecting your family to all of the fun, laughter and learning of the worldfamous street. Experience one-of-a-kind attractions, thrilling coasters and up-close animal interactions.

Discovery Cove ® in Orlando is an allinclusive day resort where Guests can enjoy a one-of-a-kind opportunity to swim with dolphins, snorkel among thousands of tropical fish and rays, hand-feed exotic birds, and encounter playful otters. Relax and explore rocky lagoons surrounded by lush landscaping, tropical reefs, winding rivers and white, sandy beaches. Freshly prepared meals, snacks and beverages throughout the day and swim gear are

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Manta® at SeaWorld® Orlando Hippopotamus Habitat at Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay Riptide Race at Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark®

The sun is hot, but the water is cool. Jump into the pool. Come make a splash!

Now Open at Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark® Orlando, is Turi’s Kid Cove. In this ALL-NEW water adventure attraction, families will experience a cove filled with watering palms, tipping buckets, spraying jets, water bobbles and more. Splash, twist and turn through over 330 feet of eye-catching translucent cutouts and rings as you slide down Reef Plunge. Zoom past a dynamic new underwater habitat that’s home to a vibrant array of marine life, including Commerson’s dolphins.

Make a splash this summer and get ready to slide, build and cannonball into a BRICKTASTIC day at LEGOLAND ® Water Park! With seasonably heated pools, guests of all ages can join in on the fun year-round. Families can bask in the Florida sun in the LEGO ® Wave Pool, race down Splash Out or get drenched by a GAZILLION gallons of water in Joker Soaker. PLUS, practice your building skills with floating LEGO ® bricks as you splash down the lazy river.

Disney’s H2O Glow After Hours at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. Splash into magic—and enjoy lower wait times for popular attractions, plus a DJ dance party and select complimentary snacks —at this 3-hour nighttime water event! Admission to this event requires a separately priced ticket valid only during specific event dates and hours.

Orlando’s newest water park is bringing fun to a new level with an immersive and interactive experience thanks to the latest technology. Island H2O Water Park features a lazy river, wave pool, area for kids, family interactive zone, body slides, mat racers, tube slide and raft rides for the whole family.

Universal’s Volcano Bay. It’s a water theme park. Which is like a theme park with a whole lotta water. And that big thing in the middle is just like a real volcano — ‘cause you know volcanoes have water slides. Yep. 13 stories above this South Seas oasis. More of a go-withthe-flow type? No worries. The beach, winding river and wave pool are always tempting escapes.

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Escapology is Orlando’s premier live escape game which offers an exciting, unique and challenging experience. Teams of up to 8 players must race against the clock to find clues, solve puzzles and escape the game room within 60 minutes. Excellent fun for friends and family.

Fun Spot America-Kissimmee


2 Extreme go-kart tracks, thrill rides & Florida’s only inverting wooden roller coaster. Over 20 rides & an arcade. Located next to Old Town at MM#9 on Hwy 192. Free admission and free parking. Named “Best Budget Attraction.” Come have your #BestDayEver!

Fun Spot America-Orlando


2 roller coasters including the action packed White Lightning, 4 unique go-kart tracks, over 20 rides & an arcade. Home of Gator Spot. Family-friendly fun. Just off International Drive at Kirkman. Named “Travelers’ Choice” by TripAdvisor. Free admission and free parking. Come have your #BestDayEver!



“Orlando’s only Theme Park with Bite and Attitude.” Gatorland is a 110-acre theme park and wildlife preserve, combining “Old Florida” charm with exciting new exhibits and entertainment. The park opened as a roadside attraction in 1949 and is now celebrating 74 years. Today, it provides more fun than ever before with thousands of alligators, crocodiles, an aviary, breeding marsh with observation tower, petting zoo, nature walk, capybara encounter, educational wildlife programs, gift shop, Florida’s best train-ride, restaurant, the Gator Gully Splash Park, thrilling zip lines and much more. Don’t miss the one-of-a-kind reptilian shows, including the Alligators: Legends of the Swamp show, the Up-Close Encounters show and the World-Famous Gator Jumparoo Show! Ride the Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure; ain’t another experience like this in the entire world. Recently voted - The Best Place to Show Visitors the Real Orlando by readers of Orlando Weekly! 15



volcano in the middle of the park (hence, the name) with tons of water slides and stunning waterfalls. And if you’re in the mood for chill things, there’s a winding river, a wave pool and even a picturesque beach so you can feel the sand between your toes. Remember, it’s a South Seas oasis (and nothing says oasis like a volcano).

Universal CityWalk

If you want to grab a bite, go shopping or catch some entertainment, head to CityWalk, right outside Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.

You’re in Orlando and you want to make the most of your vacation. That’s where Universal Orlando Resort comes in. There’s a whole universe for you to explore with three theme parks—Universal Studios Florida, Universal Islands of Adventure and Universal Volcano Bay water theme park— plus the Universal CityWalk dining and entertainment complex. Here, you can free yourself to be yourself.

Universal Studios Florida

Your favorite TV shows and movies are about to get real. Save the Earth with the TRANSFORMERS Autobots and defeat the villainous Decepticons. Join Illumination’s Gru, his daughters and the mischievous Minions on an unpredictable journey. Follow in Harry Potter’s footsteps in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Diagon Alley™, where you’ll find many of the wizarding world’s most famous establishments. There’s even a firebreathing dragon atop Gringotts™ bank. Universal Studios is way beyond the movies.

There’s new fun in store for visitors as well! Illumination’s Minions have taken over an entire street at Universal Orlando. Blast your way to supervillain stardom in Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast attraction. Visit Illumination’s Minion Cafe where mischief is always on the menu. Get a sweet treat at Bake My Day and more. It’s Minion mayhem like you’ve never experienced before, and it’s all part of the new Minion Land on

Universal Islands of Adventure

It’s time to alternate your reality and turn things upside down (literally). Come face to face with dinosaurs in Jurassic Park, where Jurassic World VelociCoaster will send you for a spin. And a roll. And weightlessness! Swing above the streets with Spider-Man on Marvel Super Hero Island®. You can also explore The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Hogsmeade™ where you can fly beyond the grounds of Hogwarts™ castle and join Hagrid™ on a thrilling adventure deep into the wilds of the Forbidden Forest. Here, every island is a new reality.

Universal Volcano Bay Water Theme Park

Whether you’re the floaty relaxation type or fall-so-fast type, it’s all here. There’s even a

There are all kinds of restaurants from casual to sit-down. At Bigfire, you can enjoy American fare like steak flavored with smoky goodness from cooking over different kinds of wood. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you’ll love The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen, featuring an allday brunch, unique desserts and artisanal milkshakes. Speaking of sweets, check out Voodoo Doughnut’s delicious and delightfully weird pastries. Plus, check out CityWalk’s live shows, miniature golf and 20-screen cineplex.

Some CityWalk shows/venues are separately ticketed and some require ages 21 or older for admission with valid photo ID. Additional restrictions apply.

Make Every Moment Count at Universal


Screams and laughter. Adventures and relaxation. Unforgettable entertainment and incredible dining. Universal Orlando is the getaway you’ve been waiting for.


For tickets and information, visit your closest Westgate Guest Services Desk.

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Illumination Avenue at Universal Studios Florida, opening Summer 2023.
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Hollywood Drive-In Golf


Come and experience Central Florida’s newest and most outrageously themed miniature golf at Universal CityWalk Orlando. Based on vintage horror flicks and “little green men” science fiction films, guests putt through elaborate movie-style scenes.

Howl at the Moon


No set list. No template. Howl at the Moon is a high-energy show centered around crowd participation and audience requests. From classic rock to today’s pop, you say it, we’ll play it. Our nonstop party atmosphere topped with signature cocktails and entertaining staff will give you a night you won’t forget.

I-Drive Star Bar


Watch the fun and excitement of the Orlando StarFlyer from our outdoor courtyard or chill out inside and watch all the sports or listen to music.

Located at 8265 International Drive.


At ICON Park, it starts with The Wheel®, but the fun keeps going around and around long after the ride. At 400 feet tall, The Wheel® is the perfect way to elevate an amazing moment. Toast to the good life with a Sky Bar experience in your own private capsule or see downtown, the theme parks and the Central Florida landscape like never before.

Then, dive deep into the oceans of the world by exploring SEA LIFE Orlando

Aquarium and its 360-degree ocean tunnel with floor-to-ceiling displays and bubble aquariums, or indulge in the ultimate fame experience at Madame Tussauds Orlando, the world’s greatest wax museum. o

Island H2O Water Park


Orlando’s NEWEST and technologically advanced water park allows you to

customize your thrills. There’s over 20 experiences, including exhilarating drop slides, lazy river, wave pool and a children’s area to ensure fun for the whole family.

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex


From the dawn of space exploration to current and ongoing missions, you can get an up-close, hands-on feel for the story of humans in space. Fuel your quest for inspiration from right here at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Kissimmee Swamp Tours



Kissimmee Swamp Tours offer narrated wildlife airboat tours through pristine swamps and marshes in the Kissimmee area. Experience the Old Florida! The undeveloped Florida! Everything else is just an airboat ride. Experience the difference! ALL our wildlife is cage free. 17


And the entire family will enjoy timeless attractions like the Old Town Ferris Wheel, the Great Magic Hall and the area’s only year-round haunted house, Mortem Manor. Free events and live music light up Old Town’s Main Stage throughout the week, all leading up to the world-famous car show and cruise, held weekly on Fridays and Saturdays.

With memories that are just as magical as any Orlando destination, Old Town has remained a cherished family tradition for over 30 years. Celebrate all things quirky and cool when you play on our side of town.



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LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

LEGOLAND ® Florida Resort is a multiday vacation destination built for families with kids 2-12, featuring two theme parks with more than 50 rides and attractions

PLUS LEGOLAND ® Water Park with seasonably heated pools, and three unique onsite hotels. For more information, visit

LockBusters Escape Game

Welcome to the New Generation of Escape Games. LockBusters Escape Game provides a fully immersive, innovative experience that no other can provide. Out with traditional locks and keys and in with the new. All of this can only be experienced at LockBusters Escape Game, located at 8326 International Drive.

Lost Caverns Adventure Golf


There’s nothing mini about this golf! Putt your way through caves, up rocky trails and past waterfalls as you follow Cliff Cavern and his nieces along two exciting 18-hole adventures! Don’t forget to feed our live gators!

Machine Gun America™


Experience the ultimate Automatic Adrenaline Attraction™. Discover endless and unforgettable thrills at Orlando’s first and only firearms attraction - Machine Gun America. Fire live rounds using fully automatic machine guns and legendary firearms in our brand new, state-of-theart facility for an unparalleled rush of excitement, exclusive safety precautions and the ultimate shooting experience. This is one adventure you don’t want to miss. Visit our website for more details.

Magic Kingdom® Park


Enjoy lands of never-ending enchantment, one-of-a-kind attractions and unforgettable moments at the place where storybook fantasy becomes everyday reality. Rocket through the galaxy on Space Mountain®, race through a diamond mine on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and soar high in the sky with Dumbo the Flying Elephant® Plus, see some of your favorite Disney friends in magical parades and at character greeting locations. 19
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There is something for everyone – those who are young or just young at heart! Everyone will want to play!

Discover the magic of color at Crayola Experience, Crayola’s premier, one-of-akind family attraction! Dozens of hands-on, creative activities and a full day of colorful family fun awaits. Create melted wax spin art, sculpt colorful creations using Crayola Model Magic compound, melt down crayons into different shapes, star in your own coloring page, craft and paint themed projects, name & wrap your very own Crayola crayon, learn how crayons are made, color until your hearts content and more.

An unforgettable family experience like no other in Orlando, Old Town Entertainment District features a unique collection of shops, dining options, rides, family friendly attractions, free weekly events such as a classic all-American car show and—best of all—FREE admission. Relax as you stroll down beautiful, treelined brick streets and discover why Old Town has become a beloved family tradition for over 30 years. Step back to when times were a little simpler, the pace more realistic and the memories just as magical as any other Orlando attraction.

Why is Orlando so popular with families? The answer may have as much to do with the adults as it does with the kids. After all, don't all enjoy the feeling of being a kid again, the sensation of freedom and the escape from the daily grind of responsibility?

At ICON Park, they specialize and cater to the child inside of everyone. Just look at the attractions! The Wheel® and The Great Florida Road Trip game is a perfect way for families to have fun checking out Orlando from 400 feet while they play this exciting photo game to win the most points. Madame Tussauds and SEA LIFE surprise and entertain the youngest to the oldest member of any group. Max Action and the Museum of Illusions is an excellent opportunity for the kids to spend a play date with mom and dad.

Dive into adventure at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium! Kids of all ages (and the young at heart!) can enjoy exploring underwater caves and coming face-to-fin with thousands of sea creatures in pop-up habitats. Explore Florida’s ONLY 360° ocean tunnel and watch in amazement as eels, stingrays, sharks, a sea turtle and tropical fish swim over, under and all around you. Located at ICON Park on International Drive. Have a FIN-tastic time with the whole family.

Looking for bricktastic fun for all ages? From competing for the high score on LEGO® NINJAGO® The Ride to flying on the back of The Dragon, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort has so many ways for families to build AWESOME memories together. Including building the day away at Imagination Zone where you can race your LEGO creation to see who the Master Model Builder in your group is. And don’t forget to cool down at LEGOLAND® Water Park with huge slides, interactive water play areas and a lazy river filled with floating LEGO® bricks!

Designed to be the ultimate day for little ones and their families, Peppa Pig Theme Park combines interactive rides and themed playgrounds with character shows and an indoor cinema for quieter moments. Every corner of the oinktastic park is crafted with preschoolers in mind, from first roller coaster rides with their parents and free fair games for the whole family, to a colorful splash pad that celebrates "muddy puddles" jumping fun! Through every experience, families will snort, giggle and create their family's first theme park memories together with Peppa and her friends.

WonderWorks, the iconic upside-down building on International Drive, is the perfect outing for families of all kinds. Everyone between the ages of 1 and 101 will love the interactive attractions inside! Gather your family and friends to play a tune on the Giant Piano, form moving landscapes in the Dig It! Sandbox, blow bubbles the size of basketballs in the Bubble Lab and so much more!

WonderWorks is also home to Orlando’s longest-running dinner show, The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show This one-of-a-kind, family-friendly experience is filled with laughs, audience participation, mind-blowing magic tricks and unlimited pizza.

Grab your loved ones and enjoy the opportunity to play like a child!

Crayola Experience, a One-of-a-Kind Family Attraction WonderWorks will flip your world UPSIDE-DOWN! The Dragon at LEGOLAND® Theme Park 360° Ocean Tunnel


Mission Control Game Room


Family fun isn’t limited to the theme parks. Test your skills and win prizes at the state-of-the-art Mission Control Game Room, located at Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa. From the latest arcade games to good old-fashioned air hockey, we have something for all ages and skill levels. Your fun will be rewarded when you turn your game winnings in for a large variety of prizes at the redemption counter. Charge up your playing card and play the day away with the whole family.

Museum of Illusions Orlando


With over 50 exhibits, Museum of Illusions offers more mind-twisting, eye-tricking fun under one roof than any other edutainment destination in Central Florida. Roam the mind-blowing expanse of the Infinity Room. Defy the laws of gravity in the Reverse Room. Shrink to miniature size in the Ames Room. Only at...Museum of Illusions Orlando.

Old Town


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A time capsule nestled in the tourist capital of the world, Old Town Entertainment District is the premier destination for classic, all-American fun. It’s a blast from the past that will transport you to a time when crowds were a little smaller, lines were a little shorter, and good times were a little simpler. Just off the beaten path, it’s a place where characters from all walks of life are encouraged to embrace the weird and the wonderful.

Old Town SlingShot


The world’s most popular adrenaline ride. Riders are propelled upwards over 365 feet at speeds in the region of 100+ miles per hour. Located at 5770 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee.

Orlando City Soccer Club


Do not miss the chance to watch a match

in beautiful Exploria Stadium located in Downtown Orlando! Groups of 10 or more receive preferred pricing! Visit for more details or e-mail:

Orlando Helicopter Adventures


Orlando Helicopter Adventures offers scenic flights in air-conditioned luxury over world-famous attractions in Orlando and Kissimmee! Take a curated tour and experience the excitement of flying high above beloved theme parks with breathtaking aerial views!

Orlando Magic Basketball


Experience the NBA live with an Orlando Magic game at the Amway Center, featuring world-class basketball and entertainment. You don’t have to be a sports fan to enjoy an Orlando Magic game. It’s an amazing event packed with fun for the whole family! Regular season runs from October to April. To view home game schedule and ticket options, visit

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Orlando Princess & Canaveral Princess


Deep Sea Fishing aboard the 95’ “Orlando Princess” and 90’ “Canaveral Princess.” We fish for many types of fish, while also including your lunch, soda, rod, reel, bait, tackle and fishing license for the day. Reservations required. For a private charter, “The Starfish” is available.

Orlando StarFlyer


The Orlando StarFlyer is the tallest standalone swing ride in the world. It is a unique attraction that appeals to both young and old. The Orlando StarFlyer spins like a normal swing ride but also races up to a height of over 400 feet as it rotates around the tower. A truly exhilarating experience. Located at 8265 International Drive.

Orlando Tree Trek


Orlando’s Most Thrilling Tree-Top Experience! We’re more than just a zip line, we’re an action-packed adventure with 97 fun and challenging obstacles. Climb and soar with Tarzan swings, nets, ropes, trapeze and more. Then fly to a breathtaking finish on a 425-foot plunging zip line. Designed for ages seven and up!

Orlando Wine Bar Tours


Wine Tasting & Winery Tours 7 days a week. Visit Orlando’s Top Wine Bars & Winery. Learn about Wine making. Authentic Italian Meals included in Winery Tours. Pick up at Icon Park next to Outback Steakhouse. Free Parking at location.

Peppa Pig Theme Park

Designed to be the ultimate day for little ones, Peppa Pig Theme Park features six rides, six themed playscapes, a water play area and even more oinktastic experiences, just steps away from LEGOLAND ® Florida Resort! Families can snort, giggle, and create their first theme park memories together with Peppa and her friends. For more information, visit 23
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Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf


Come and test your skills on our two challenging 18-hole championship courses! Putt your way through mysterious mountain caves, over footbridges and under cascading waterfalls! Swashbuckling fun for the whole family!

Revolution Adventures


Are you ready to experience the thrill of outdoor adventures? Set in 230 acres of glorious Florida countryside, this unique property offers ATVs, Mucky Ducks, Trophy Bass Fishing, Target and Tag Archery, Clay Shooting and so much more. Families will find experiences for all ages and offers Guests who are looking to “do something different” in an outdoor setting. Just 15 miles west of the main attraction parks, this is an oasis of off-road fun. No waiting in lines and parking is free. Call today for reservations. prepared to get dirty, maybe very dirty. See our Ad on page 23.

Screamin’ Gator

Zip Line at Gatorland


Recently voted Best Zipline in Orlando for the 4th year by readers of Orlando Weekly! Gatorland soars to new heights with the world’s tallest zip line to race above giant alligators and crocodiles. Glide across five intense zip lines at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour, over 1200 feet of thrilling adventure. Booking available online. Looking for something a little shorter, try out the Gator Gauntlet single zip line. Fly 350 feet through the air over the alligator breeding marsh - that’s one wild ride! The only accessible zip line in Central Florida! Pricing and reservations available at admissions.

SeaWorld® Orlando


Guests are immersed in wonder at SeaWorld® Orlando, where the aquatic world comes alive like no place else. Experience the first of its kind roller coaster this summer on Pipeline: The Surf Coaster. Take a plunge down the

world’s Tallest river rapids drop on Infinity Falls™. Climb aboard and ride the mighty Manta®. Discover what it takes to care for an injured animal at SeaWorld Rescue™ Manatee Rehabilitation. Take a walk down Sesame Street at Sesame Street Land™, connecting your family to all of the fun, laughter and learning of the worldfamous street. Experience one-of-a-kind attractions, thrilling coasters and upclose animal interactions. Now open - Ice Breaker! The new coaster features four airtime filled launches, both backwards and forwards, culminating in a reverse launch into the steepest beyond vertical drop in Florida - a 93 feet tall spike with 100-degree angle.

SkyCoasters at Fun Spot America

Kissimmee: 407-397-2509

Orlando: 407-363-3867

Feel the thrill of your life! Part skydiving, part hang gliding. ALL THRILLS! Soar at 85 MPH in a free fall. Up to three can fly at one time.

*Open daily until midnight.

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Gardens® Tampa Bay provides world-class care to thousands of animals as one of North America’s largest zoos. Terror has returned and there’s nowhere to hide. On select nights, Sept. 8 – Oct. 31, Tampa’s premier Halloween event returns earlier than ever with new frights & scares.

From natural wonders to exciting thrills, you are invited to explore all that Florida has to offer!

Just a short one-hour drive from Orlando is the newly remodeled Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier, a local landmark renowned for its popular bars, restaurants, shopping and pristine beaches. Guests can enjoy surfing, swimming, the best cocktails and unique eats on the beach, volleyball, beach rentals and much more. Be sure to check out the new frozen daiquiri bar and food court.

At Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay, thrill seekers can take on the Iron Gwazi as it plunges riders from a 206-foot-tall peak into a 91-degree drop and reaching top speeds of 76 miles per hour.

Experience the ALL-NEW, breathtaking thrill of Serengeti Flyer, the world’s tallest & fastest ride of its kind. Soar higher and higher above the park's expansive 65-acre Serengeti Plain while experiencing multiple negative-G moments. From fan-favorites to critically endangered species, Busch

Rescuing dolphins from coast to coast, Clearwater Marine Aquarium is dedicated to their mission of Rescue, Rehab and Release. The aquarium is home to marine life featured in the Dolphin Tale movies, located just 90 minutes from Orlando on America’s #1 Beach Clearwater


See the visionary designs paving the way of human deep space travel while discovering the current cutting-edge innovations of space exploration from NASA and its commercial partners. Then, enter the spaceport of the future and launch aboard one of four unforgettable journeys at Spaceport KSC.

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in Florida. A rough toothed dolphin that was stranded off Longboat Key, will soon be making its forever home at CMA after being transferred from their rehab facility in Fred Howard Park. A hearing test determined she is hearing impaired, dolphins with severe hearing loss are unable to echolocate which is essential for finding food and avoiding predators. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) determined the dolphin to be nonreleasable.


Come visit the newest rescued resident, she will be paired with Rudy, a male rough toothed dolphin!

interactive displays and life-sized models of upcoming vehicles. Then, enter the spaceport of the future and launch aboard one of four unforgettable deep space journeys during an immersive motion theater ride, Spaceport KSC. The thrill is within reach.

When you fish on the Space Coast with Orlando Princess & Canaveral Princess, you can get a chance to catch a fish and possibly a rocket launch while you are in town. Or maybe, you can watch a cruise ship leave the famous port.

Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex®, the bold new attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex , propels you into the interstellar travel of tomorrow.

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Make it your goal to catch an Orlando City Soccer Club match during your visit to The City Beautiful! Located in the heart of downtown Orlando, Orlando City SC is home to the first Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise of Florida. Founded in 2010 as a United Soccer League PRO Club, Orlando City made its move to MLS in 2015, becoming the league’s 21st franchise.

Both the Lions and the Orlando Pride, of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), play inside Exploria Stadium, a state-of-the-art, soccer-specific venue designed to provide the loudest and most intimidating atmosphere in American soccer. City fans are known to create one of the most exciting fan environments in professional sports.

The stadium has not only hosted MLS and NWSL matches but has also hosted nationally and internationally relevant matches including World Cup qualifying matches and the 2017 NWSL Championship game. 2023 brings many exciting events to Exploria Stadium, including The Beautiful Game, a celebrity soccer match, on June23 and the Premier League Summer Series featuring Fulham FC vs. Aston Villa FC on July 26.

Exploria Stadium, located on historic Church Street, is only a few blocks from Amway Center, home of NBA’s Orlando Magic. The stadium is within walking distance of the downtown bar district, which features plenty of restaurants and nightlife options for anyone to enjoy. Orlando features world-famous theme parks, fantastic restaurants and hundreds of other attractions to make your soccercentric trip to Orlando a good time for everyone.


Orlando City Soccer Club

The Escape Game


From uncovering lost treasure to breaking out of prison - The Escape Game offers a uniquely premium experience. Team up, follow clues, and solve puzzles to complete your mission and become the hero of these immersive 60-minute escape games. You might WILL have fun!

Topgolf Orlando


At Topgolf, our goal is to help you create unforgettable experiences with

concept that is sure to blow you away.

Universal’s Islands of Adventure


Journey through worlds of epic tales and legendary heroes at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Experience exhilarating thrills and excitement as you battle villains alongside Spider-Man, and race alongside Raptors on Jurassic World VelociCoaster. For tickets and information, visit your closest Westgate Guest Services Desk.

Universal’s Volcano Bay


Enjoy a tropical paradise where thrills and relaxation flow in perfect harmony. It’s a stunningly beautiful water theme park with over 30 unique experiences and 19 different attractions. Guests receive a TapuTapu wearable so they can relax and play while holding their place in a Virtual Line. For tickets and information, visit your closest Westgate Guest Services Desk.



If you want to feel the force that the brave astronauts did, then you need to feel the force of the Vomatron. Powered by huge electric motors, it rotates the giant 200-foot arm at speeds of up to 70 MPH. Throwing the capsules into extreme spins putting up to 4Gs of force upon its unwary passengers. Then, just as you thought it was over, you spin in reverse with the same degree of pure torture as before. Located at 5770 W.

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Get ready to scream as you experience all the thrills and chills!

Fun Spot America is celebrating 25 years of family fun! The flagship Orlando location includes four different Go-Kart tracks, the second tallest Sky Coaster ride in the US at 25 ft tall, Freedom Flyer, a suspended steel roller coaster and Orlando’s first wooden roller coaster, White Lightening, one of 29 different rides and attractions. The Kissimmee, FL park has 26 rides and attractions, including the world’s largest Sky Coaster at 300 ft tall and Orlando’s only inverted wooden coaster, Mine Blower.

There are so many thrills to be had at Gatorland, the Alligator Capital of the World™. See thousands of alligators in a natural environment. Experience the thrill of ziplining 70 ft above live alligators and crocodiles, this award-winning experience includes over 1,200 feet of zipline and a 150 ft chain bridge! Then head over to the allnew CROC ROCK! Take fun to new heights in this three-in-one experience where guests climb a 32 ft rock face, cross a chain bridge and zipline over a lake.

Experience the ultimate flying adventure on The LEGO® MOVIE™ Masters of Flight where Emmet has built a special Triple Decker Flying Couch for all of his friends! Then take a wild ride on Coastersaurus, a family-friendly wooden coaster surrounded by life-sized LEGO® brick dinosaurs. But you don’t need to test the laws of gravity for some heart-racing fun at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort! On select dates this Fall,

join Brick-or-Treat Monster Party for a scary good time! Celebrate the spooky Halloween season with monsterously exciting entertainment, exclusive LEGO® characters and TONS of candy.

Get into the spirit for Mickey’s Not-SoScary Halloween Party, this fall in Magic Kingdom ® Park. Keep your eyes open for the Headless Horseman and Mickey and friends in Mickey’s “Boo-To-You” Halloween Parade. Watch the spellbinding Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular castle show, where the Sanderson Sisters take “stage fright” to another level. Turn your eyes above Cinderella Castle as the skies come alive with a magical fireworks extravaganza that goes bump in the night. Plus, see even more favorite Characters and satisfy your sweet tooth as you trick-or-treat throughout the Park.

Journey through Mortem Manor, two floors of an old Victorian themed haunted attraction filled with scares, thrills and fun. Featuring live actors, animatronics and state-of-the-art special effects. Mortem Manor is open year-round at Old Town.

newest ride: Pipeline. Experience Florida’s steepest beyond vertical drop on Ice Breaker, where you will also feel the rush as you go backwards and forwards with four launches. This year, be sure to check out all the immersive family Spooktacular Festivities and plan your visit this fall.

If you are looking for thrills, then Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park is the place for you! Ziplining, climbing and jumping come together to create an incredible obstacle course. With challenges for all skill (and bravery) levels and trained guides to help you navigate, this adrenaline-pumping adventure is the perfect outdoor activity for all! The Park is designed for ages 7 and up and the duration is 2-3 hours.

Get ready to feel the power of the Pacific right here in Florida, letting the waves launch you on a one-of-a-kind ocean adventure, as you ride SeaWorld Orlando’s

Experience “bucket-list” thrill rides without paying theme-park admission. Guests visiting the International Drive resort area can experience the SlingShot, launching thrill-seekers 450 feet into the sky at speeds of up to 100 mph and the Orlando StarFlyer “The World’s Tallest Stand-Alone Swing Ride” standing at 450 feet and rotating around the giant tower at speeds of up to 45 mph.

The Vomatron, featured at the Old Town Slingshot, is best described as a 200-foot, giant propeller rotates riders at speeds up to 70 mph as individual capsules spin putting 4Gs of force on the riders.

At Universal’s Islands of Adventure, you can embark on an epic journey through the worlds of mighty heroes, ancient myths and timeless legends, where once-in-alifetime thrills wait around every corner. In Universal Studios Florida, just imagine being in your favorite TV shows and movies in real life, except you also get to enjoy the ultimate ride-y things, from thrill-filled twists and turns to jaw-dropping moments you’ll talk about forever.

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Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier


Just a short one-hour drive from Orlando is the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier, a local landmark renowned for its popular bars and restaurants, shopping and pristine beaches. Visitors can enjoy surfing, swimming, the best fresh seafood on the beach, volleyball, beach rentals and much more.

Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo


Enjoy one of the last untouched pieces of Florida wilderness at the most authentic Florida Dude Ranch this side of the Mississippi at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo! Whether you are visiting with family or hosting a group outing, you will experience a trip like no other, journeying to the land of the Florida Cracker Cowboys. You will feel like you have stepped back in time, living the life of the very first Cowboy in America.

Take an adventure around the resort on horseback, enjoy a thrilling airboat ride or

relax on a river cruise aboard the 40-foot Kissimmee River Queen, test your aim at the Trap & Skeet range, saddle up for our weekly Saturday Night Rodeo, or join us for our Nashville Singer Songwriter Series with top talent from country music’s biggest stars!

Enjoy a variety of lodging accommodations ranging from RV Sites, Platform Tent Camping, Teepees, Top-Rated Luxury Glamping, Conestoga Wagons, as well as spacious cabins and suites.

Wild Florida


Central Florida’s largest adventure park! Explore your family’s wild side at the headwaters of the Florida Everglades on an airboat tour, discovering new animals inside our Gator Park, getting up close and personal with exotic animals during our animal encounters or driving through our Safari Park. When it comes to adventure, we’ve got you covered.



An indoor amusement park for the mind, with over 100 hands-on exhibits to explore. Be blown away by hurricane-force winds, land the space shuttle, lie on a bed of nails, put yourself inside a bubble, play virtual sports, touch 100,000 volts of electricity, ride a virtual roller coaster and much more!

Located in the basement (the 3rd level), compete in a game of laser tag, climb the ropes challenge course and experience the 4D extreme motion ride. Closed shoes required for the ropes course. Open daily.

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Experience wildlife like nowhere else! Watch manatees receive life-saving medical care, feed a rhino, feel the rush of colorful Macaws soaring overhead, plus see other endangered animals from Florida and across the globe! Then grab the family for a wild three-story splash down on Roaring Springs, and so much more. 31
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Now – Aug. 14

OceanX Adventure

Crayola Experience

Explore the wonders of the deep blue with a SPLASH of color and creativity! Embark on an expedition to explore the SUPERPOWERS of different ocean animals! Included with admission.

Select Nights, Now – Sept. 2

Disney H2O Glow After Hours

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Slide into the park after it closes and enjoy lower wait times at favorite attractions, a DJ dance party; plus select complimentary snacks! Tickets on sale now. Admission to this event requires a separately priced ticket valid only during specific event dates and hours. Attractions and offerings subject to change without notice.


July 27 – November 18

EPCOT® International Food & Wine Festival

A magical taste tour of fun and flavors. Sip, savor and stroll your way across EPCOT and over 30 global marketplaces as they serve up a spectacular selection of delicious destinations, great entertainment and more, including a Remy inspired scavenger hunt and the Eat to the Beat Concert Series.


Select Dates

Now – Sept. 4

Summer Spectacular

SeaWorld ® Orlando

When the sun goes down, the night comes to life with electrifying dance music, colorful lights and a fireworks spectacular!

July 2 – 4

Red, White & BOOM!

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

As summer heats up, families can enjoy special limited-time treats, fun activities and a DJ dance party that will have everybody on their feet. End the night with an unforgettable fireworks show that explodes into 3D LEGO® bricks right before your eyes with special viewing glasses!

July 4

Red, White and Blue

Old Town Entertainment District, Kissimmee

A Fourth of July Celebration from 6 to 10 p.m. with live music from Rocktown on the Main Stage and fireworks starting at 9 p.m. The event is free for all ages.

and host the Halloween event of the year. With exclusive LEGO characters, bewitching surprises, spooky LEGO décor and TONS of candy, this is sure to be a ghoulishly good time for the whole family.

Select Nights

Sept. 8 – Oct. 31


SeaWorld® Orlando

Resurfacing for 28 select nights with nowhere to hide! With 5 haunted houses, 7 scare zones, 3 terrifying live shows, roaming hoards and pulse-pounding coasters in the dark, this year promises to be bigger than ever before.

Select Dates

Sept. 16 – Oct. 31

Halloween Spooktacular

SeaWorld® Orlando

Select Nights

Aug. 11 – Nov. 1

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary

Halloween Party

Magic Kingdom ® Park

This fall, join in for a ghoulishly good time filled with everything from a themed parade and spelltacular stage show to favorite Characters, a festive fireworks extravaganza and plenty of sweets for all trick-or-treaters. Let’s Boo This! Entertainment and offerings subject to change without notice.


Select Nights, Sept. 1 – Oct. 31

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights

Legend has it, you should never go alone to The World’s Premier Halloween Event#. Summon your scream squad and you might survive.


Halloween Horror Nights is a separately ticketed event. Event occurs rain or shine. No rain checks, returns or refunds. Prices, dates, times, attractions, entertainment, and/or experience details are subject to availability, changes and/or cancellation without notice. Parks/ attractions/entertainment may close or be unavailable due to capacity and benefits are subject to change without notice. Free self-parking after midnight on all Halloween Horror Nights event nights. Free selfparking after 6PM for all guests on non-Halloween Horror Nights event nights. Other restrictions may apply. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2023 Universal Studios. All rights reserved

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Sept. & Oct.

Brick-or-Treat Presents

Monster Party

LEGOLAND ® Florida Resort

The party kicks off as LEGO ® monsters take over

SeaWorld’s Spooktacular is back with fun surprises, candy, costumes and more! Kids love trick-or-treating (with purchase of reusable bag) during this daytime event as they explore a decorated trail and meet colorful characters. Included with park admission.

October Mermaids!

SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium

Make a splash with mermaids at SEA LIFE! Mermaids are returning to Orlando, and they can’t wait to SEA you. Be sure to swim on by and grab the perfect bubbly selfie!

Select Nights, Oct.

Creatures of the Night

ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Tampa Bay’s most popular family Halloween event returns to ZooTampa. Guests of all ages can experience eerie frights, mingle with animals and special treats throughout the zoo. Learn more and make your reservation.

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up and down over 400 feet while rotating around a giant tower at speeds of up to 45 mph. Those desiring a more “relaxed” experience can sit back, enjoy an adult beverage and view the excitement of the Orlando StarFlyer from the I-Drive Star Bar’s outdoor patio or watch live sports indoors on several large screen TV’s. The third option? Enjoy both!

When the fun days wind down, the exciting nights pick up! Get ready for an action-packed evening.

Experience the thrill of indoor go karting, plus tons of other awesome activities at Andretti Indoor Karting and Games! From classic arcade games all the way up to full-immersion attractions, such as the 7D Dark Ride Theatre, Phoenix Racing Simulators or VR Experiences on the Hypereck and Hologate, there's something that everyone can enjoy. After you play, enjoy scratch-made menu items and handcrafted drinks at the grill.

80’s rock, 90’s pop and today’s dance hits on pianos, guitars and more in a high-energy show.

Sundown is one of the prettiest and most exciting times of the day at ICON Park. There is no better view than watching the sunset from The Wheel®. Every night, ICON Park becomes the ultimate entertainment destination with daily live music in three of the most popular venues. There are nightly games and other experiences for all guests. Even the pickiest visitor will find something to make their feet tap or their heart patter.

If you’re looking for something to do today, tomorrow or anytime you’re ready to play, head to Topgolf. They are your one-stop shop for hole-in-ones and a whole lotta hole-in-nones. They’ve got a ton of bays, a few bars and plenty of fun to be had.

The sun may be down, but a night of Happily Whatever You’re After has just begun at Disney Springs®! Experience upbeat entertainment each night with live acts playing around Disney Springs®. Entertainment is also a must when you treat the whole family to Drawn to Life presented by Cirque du Soleil and Disney. And take on new perspectives as you soar high on the Aerophile - The World Leader in Balloon Flight or take a ride in an Amphicar for an evening tour of Disney Springs®

Part bar, part concert, all fun! Get ready for the most unique nightlife experience at Howl at the Moon! Come sing, dance and howl as the most versatile and talented musicians perform your favorite songs from

Mango’s Tropical Café turns into Orlando’s Hottest nightclub every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Mango’s has everything you could want and more, including exotic cocktails, bottle service, a full dining menu and dancing all night long! Each night has its own theme: Viva la Fiesta Thursday, I Love Fridays, Caliente Saturday and Ladies Night Sundays. Upgrade your experience with VIP Bottle Service and your group will have their own reserved area.

Come to the center of the action at Universal CityWalk. The latest movies are playing. Mini-golf is swinging. And there’s always music in the air. At night, CityWalk’s clubs* light up for everyone 21+. The bars are rockin’. The dance floor’s calling. And it’s time to let loose under the stars. Universal CityWalk. This is the Epicenter of Awesome.

The Orlando StarFlyer and I-Drive Star Bar offer three great options for nighttime fun. Guests can challenge the “World’s Tallest Stand-Alone Swing Ride” as it moves

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Our bags were packed! We went on an adventure at the 2023 W.H.O. Golf Tournament! Everyone enjoyed celebrating partnerships at this year’s Golf Tournament on Wednesday, May 10 th

It was a beautiful day traveling the greens of MetroWest Golf Club. Before the players took to the course, they had the opportunity to network and purchase raffle tickets. Guests were then able to indulge in a delicious breakfast sponsored by US. Foods.

All players received duffle bags donated by Promos 4 U filled with sponsor gifts. The beverage carts were stocked with products from Pepsi, Anheuser-Busch, City Beverages and Canteen Vending. Hot dogs were available all day provided by Boar's Head. With the sunrise, the players set off to an early morning shotgun start!

Sponsors at each hole created fun showcases, provided special giveaways, food and beverages throughout the course. From US. Foods Best Bites, to Mangos Tropical Café’s Best Giveaways to Gatorland’s Best Tour, golfers traveled the world! To commemorate the day, players posed for their framed souvenir photo.

As players finished their 18 holes of golf, they returned to the clubhouse for a delicious lunch featuring favorites from around the world by the Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa’s Catering and Events Department. From the Polynesian Islands

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MetroWest Golf Club

with Kalua Pork Sliders and Orange Sesame Chicken to the Caribbean with Jamaican Meat Pies to the Mediterranean featuring Beef Gyros and Greek Salad, everyone enjoyed their travels of taste. Finishing in the America’s with some favorites and classic desserts with Apple Pie and Iconic Candy Bars. Golfers were also treated to novelty ice cream treats provided by Hershey’s.

During the luncheon, Tim Gissy, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Westgate Resorts, welcomed all the players before announcing the tournament and contest winners and awarding the grand raffle prizes. Prizes included an Enterprise Rent-A-Car Gift Certificate, an Orlando Magic Autographed Ball, an ICON Park Gift Basket, a LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Ticket Package, a Beautyrest® Black Napa Plush Bed Set, a SeaWorld® Orlando Parks & Resorts™ Gift Basket, a Universal Orlando Resort Gift Basket, a Walt Disney World ® Gift Basket, a Westgate Resorts Dine-A-Round Package, two Westgate Resorts 4-Day / 3-Night Stay Certificates, an ICE 7-Night Complimentary Cruise Vacation for two and an Interval International One Week Dream Vacation, along with much more!

As everyone departed, they felt fortunate for having attended such a fun event on the course among industry friends and W.H.O. partners.

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times, say a secret password and enter Gangland Chicago 1931. Immerse yourself within the cabaret’s toe-tapping songs, lively dance routines and crazy antics of Fingers Salvatorio, Bunny June, Jewel, dancing dames and a mob of goofy gangsters. Interaction with the cast (always in character) is hysterical and a cherished memory for many guests. Even shy types, reserving a private table, can get into the action.

Where else can you be mistaken as part of the cast?! Pre-order a stylish fedora, boa, flapper headband or other inexpensive accessories. They make great souvenirs and wonderful memories!

Additionally, guests that upgrade their tickets to VIP status are treated like a high pillow. These limited tickets include a pre-show experience, best seats and other perks. It’s a blast!

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to live in the era of wise guys, flappers, speakeasies and Prohibition, Capone’s Dinner & Show provides a first-hand experience. This unique dinner attraction invites guests to step back in time and witness the attire, décor and original gangsters of a bygone era. It’s an offer you can’t refuse!

Your adventure begins in a turn-of-thecentury ice cream parlor. Knock three

Tickets include parking, show and a delicious meal. The menu is filled with American and Italian favorites, more entrée options than any dinner show in town. The Boss is generous too, offering unlimited beverages. Enjoy Al’s Original Rum Runner, cocktails, Bud Light draft and three wine selections. There are plenty of options for the teetotalers as well! Sodas, coffee, tea, ‘kiddie’ cocktails and other beverages are offered.

Want to get spiffy? Dress-the-part costumes allow guests to have more fun.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 1-800-220-8428

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Welcome to Capone’s Bunny & Fingers

dinner theaters & shows

Capone’s Dinner & Show



Join the wise guys and beautiful dames for an evening filled with singing, dancing, comedy and action! This Prohibition-era speakeasy features a hysterical show with dazzling costumes, spectacular musical numbers and audience interaction. It’s a hit with all ages. Be prepared though – from the moment you arrive, wise guys rule. Enjoy a delicious four-course Italian/American meal with unlimited beverages (including alcohol). Then, hang on to your fedoras and boas for a show that will get you humming the songs, walking the walk and talking the talk. Since 1992, Capone’s has entertained guests with its award-winning, family-friendly dazzling cabaret. Experience it yourself. Accept their invitation to join ‘the family’ and go back in time. It’s an offer you can’t refuse!

Dine With Orcas


Dive into Orlando’s most immersive and memorable family dining experience. Dine next to our killer whales and watch the specialized care they receive daily in their home. Following your meal, you’ll get an up-close view into the relationship shared between our animal care specialists and killer whales as you discover the unique characteristics of these majestic animals. Throughout your experience, you’ll learn about the small yet impactful measures we all can take to help save valuable ocean resources by enjoying sustainable foods and preserving natural habitats.

*Park Admission not included but required



A stylish cocktail lounge with live dueling piano entertainment, hand-crafted cocktail drinks, and small bites, Orlando Jewel is the newest speakeasy music bar with a

lively atmosphere. Jewel features the best of Orlando’s dueling pianists presenting a variety of musical genres, combined with award-winning singing acts performing the best of old classics and contemporary songs. Audience participation with song requests is encouraged. Get your tickets! Free Admission, Walk-ups Welcome. No cover charge, but reservations are recommended.

jewel of the sea, the Serpent’s Eye. It is said that this necklace holds off a terrible beast - the dreaded Leviathan. We’re all safe as long as the mermaid remains in possession of the necklace…until the pirates invade! They’ve returned for vengeance on the town that exiled them and to take the Serpent’s Eye, as well as the audience! Board the ship of the dreaded Captain Sebastian the Black as he takes you captive along with the Princess and the magical mermaid.

Mango’s Tropical Café


Mango’s Tropical Café brings an incredible Restaurant and Nightlife Entertainment

Destination experience to everyone in Orlando. Enjoy our delicious Floribbean style food, exotic beverages and Live Entertainment on select nights!

Outta Control Dinner Show


Don’t miss the longest running magic comedy Dinner Show in Orlando - a mustsee show! This hilarious show combines high-energy comedy improvisation with spectacular magic and audience participation. During the show, enjoy unlimited fresh hand-tossed pizza, salad, unlimited beer, wine, soda and dessert. The 90-minute experience will keep you on the edge of your seat and tickle your funny bone. It’s the best value in town! Shows are presented nightly at 6 p.m., with second 8 p.m. shows on select evenings inside WonderWorks.

Teatro Martini

“Musical Improv Experience”


Come join us at Teatro Martini “Musical Improv Experience!" Our newest show brings you live-entertainment cabaret that will have you laughing all night long! Enjoy a delicious three-course meal and endless cocktail options while you watch great comedy acts, unbelievable magic numbers, aerial acrobats, our dancing Jewels and world-known performers. Still in the mood to party after the show? Join us at Jewel, the only speakeasy bar with dueling pianos in Orlando where you will have the opportunity to play poker, roulette and more! Call us for any questions or to make a reservation at 407-206-5100.

Westgate River Ranch Rodeo

Powered by Double K Rodeo Productions


Pirates Dinner Adventure



Welcome, royal subjects, to the 25th anniversary as a pirate-free town in Treasure Bay! Princess Anita has invited each of you to join in the celebration and gaze at the glory of the magical gypsy mermaid and her

Saddle up and come on down to Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo for an evening of family fun at the Saturday Night Rodeo, powered by Double K Rodeo Productions! Watch in amazement as expert riders fight to hold onto a wild bucking bull! Be mesmerized by the excitement as rodeo athletes from across the region compete weekly at the 1,200-seat rodeo arena in trick riding, barrel racing and bull riding. This family-friendly Florida rodeo is a Guest favorite to watch talented contestants while enjoying a patriotic tribute to our armedforces.

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Summer means one thing: relaxation. It’s time to wind down from your busy life and schedule that much deserved “me” time. At Serenity Spa by Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa , it’s all about you.

You’re the star of the show and your relaxation is our number one priority. Serenity Spa wants you to look and feel your best all year long by offering

specialty services customized for each individual. Relieve stressed and aching muscles with a Hot Stone Massage or renew the body and stimulate circulation with a Detox Body Wrap. We also provide nail and salon services, group bookings and special occasions.

Discover a variety of unique skincare treatments including our “Best in Facials” HydraFacial chosen by our local Orlando Family magazine. Experience instant results with this noninvasive treatment, no matter your skin type, such as a clearer, brighter complexion with an all-around more youthful appearance.

There’s no need to leave the kids at home when you’re ready to indulge in some world-class spa services! Serenity Spa has a special menu of treatments tailored for the new generation of spa-goers aged 12 years and younger.

Pick and choose the services you desire or select one of the spa packages designed to enrich, relax, detoxify, exfoliate, deep cleanse and purify your entire body from head to toe.

Your spa treatment includes complimentary use of our state-of-theart amenities, such as the Redwood Sauna, Eucalyptus Steam Room, Hydrotherapy Spa and Fitness Center.

There’s no time like the present to recharge and revitalize your mind, body and spirit. Experience the treatment your body deserves at Serenity Spa by Westgate!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 407-992-2938 Please call prior to scheduling a service.
Improves fine lines & wrinkles, elasticity, uneven skin tone, congested skin and enlarged pores using a three-step approach to provide glowing results — all with no downtime! Introducing HydraFacial Benefits Works on All Skin Types Experience Instant Results High-Quality Treatments With Consistent Outcomes Noninvasive Treatment Please call prior to scheduling a service. 20% Service charge added. The Best Skin of Your Life DETOXIFY • REJUVENATE • PROTECT For More Information & Reservations, Dial 407-992-2938 Open Daily to the Public | 9500 Turkey Lake Rd., Orlando, FL 32819 WOW Loyalty Members Receive Exclusive Discounts MKTG 140144
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Disney Springs®


This is the place where you come to indulge in all things your heart desires. Where fashion-forward finds fit like a dream. Where delectable dining delights your taste buds. Where entertainment is an enchanting escape. Come and experience a wonderland of indulgence at Disney Springs. Where you’ll discover happily whatever you’re after.

Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores

15657 State Road 535


1.5 miles from Disney. Outlets feature store-front parking and savings up to 75% off! Brands include Aéropostale, American Eagle, Bonworth, Carter’s, Calvin Klein, Eddie Bauer, Express, Guess, Gap, Nike, Old Navy Outlet, Spring Step Shoes, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour and more.

My Airbrush Shop

Inside Walmart: 3250 Vineland Rd., Kissimmee 407-397-0674

2855 N. Old Lake Wilson Rd., Kissimmee


8990 Turkey Lake Rd., Orlando


At My Airbrush Shop, you’ll experience the best in retail entertainment while you watch our world-class airbrush artists create your custom t-shirt, hoodie or trucker’s cap - all at the best prices available. Located inside Walmart.

Serenity Spa by Westgate


Indulge, relax and rejuvenate with a visit to Serenity Spa by Westgate located at Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa. This full service, European-style Serenity boutique offers world class spa services including massages, facials, body treatments, manicures and pedicures, signature Serenity treatments and a salon. You’ll also find carefully selected, luxurious spa products to nurture your body and mind. Each visit includes full use of the Redwood Sauna and Fitness Center. Don’t forget to try our new

HydraFacial Treatments. Experience instant results with no downtime!

Open daily.

Universal CityWalk


This is where unforgettable family fun meets restaurants that don't just make you say "Yum," but "Wow." Enjoy elevated American fare at Bigfire and culinary alchemy at The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen, plus much more. CityWalk is a spectacular evening of entertainment.


Forgot Something? There’s a Walgreens close by. Find the nearest Walgreens with our mobile app. Whether you want a quick snack before hitting the parks, forgot the sunblock or need to fill a prescription in a hurry, Walgreens has you covered. Trusted since 1901. Visit

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River Ranch Cattle Company at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo is a ranch-chic restaurant that serves the freshest cuts of beef, along with southern-style entrees with an expansive wine and cocktail menu. Bring your appetite for breakfast, lunch and dinner and prepare to delight your taste buds with a menu fit for any cowboy or cowgirl with a hearty appetite.

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Hash House A Go Go puts its own unique spin on each part of the dining day. Casual for brunch and lunch, we serve up flapjacks, farm benedicts and our famous Hash House twisted burgers among many other items. The restaurants offer dining in a relaxed atmosphere with dishes like homemade chicken pot pie, black skillet chicken, stuffed meatloaf and pot roast dinner.

Hash House brings farm fresh food with a funky, modern twist to Orlando's residents and visitors. The décor, like the food, is one part farm, one part urban. From the old-school black and white farm photos to the modern bar to the relaxed booths, Hash House A Go Go is about having a good time − sophistication without pretension.

Hash House A Go Go has been featured on national television – the Martha Stewart Show, The Travel Channel, The Food Network, The Cooking Channel, the Dr. Phil show and numerous other local and national shows. The restaurant has also received raves in the press – The New York Times and New York Post to mention just a few.

We can’t wait to feed you!

5350 International Drive

Orlando, FL 32819


Flamingo Crossings Town Center

13272 Hartzog Dr. Winter Garden, FL 34787 407-205-0330

Locally sourced food is the focal point here at River Ranch Cattle Company, and the farm fresh commitment to quality is evident in this menu. Start your evening off right with an order of jumbo wings, tossed in our bourbon brown sugar BBQ sauce, or share a braised beef flatbread, made fresh with smoked gouda and cheddar fondue, caramelized onion and arugula. Keep the flavors flowing with a warm bowl of French onion soup, topped with garlic brioche and melted Swiss cheese, or get your greens in with a wedge salad, complete with blue cheese crumbles, bacon lardon and ranch dressing.

For your main dish, indulge in a house favorite like the cedar plank salmon, glazed with a Buffalo Trace pecan bourbon sauce and served with one side. Treat yourself to an undeniably fresh and tender filet mignon or ribeye cut. Add a loaded baked potato with all the fixins’ or spruce things up with our house-made mac & cheese, and don’t forget to finish with the signature tableside s’mores that will excite the whole crew. Saddle up and ride in today!

Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo

3200 River Ranch Boulevard River Ranch, FL 33867

863-692-1321 Ext. 41085

Enjoy a fascinating view in an upscale, signature full-service restaurant that puts world-class entrées on your plate and a window into the world of sharks before your eyes.

Let our skilled chefs, courteous staff and mesmerizing sharks make a memory for you.

Shark's Underwater Grill has been recognized among the best of the best restaurants in Orlando, receiving such awards as the 2013 Silver Spoon Award from Orlando Life Magazine and Outstanding Ratings in the Zagat 2014 Orlando Restaurant Survey. Come enjoy a unique dining experience found only at SeaWorld ® Orlando.

*Theme Park admission is required for dining experience. Open daily, 11:30 a.m.

SeaWorld Orlando

7007 Sea World Drive Orlando, FL 32821


126 Chinese Restaurant

8681 West US Highway 192


Top rated on TripAdvisor. Fast service and fair price. 100% pure oil and lean meat. Serving the 192 and Disney areas. Best food around Disney! Dine-in,carryout and delivery. Open late, 7 days a week.

818 Heat Hot Pot & BBQ

13605 S Apopka Vineland Rd

Ste 101


All you can eat hot pot & bbq. Truly an AYCE experience with all of the seafood, meats, vegetables, and noodles all in the buffet bar. Everyone at the table gets their individual hot pot broth to cook their food in. We offer either just the hot pot or with the bbq for everyone on the table.

A&W All American Food

Old Town:

5770 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Suite 326


Celebrating 100 years! Since 1919, A&W has made the Root Beer America loves.

Visit any Orlando area A&W Restaurant and enjoy real draft Root Beer, great burgers, dogs, sweets and treats, onion rings and chili cheese fries. Takeout and Delivery Available. Family Meals to go. Uber Eats and DoorDash also available.

Antonio’s House of Pizza

4626 S. Kirkman Road


2362 E. Irlo Bronson Highway


At Antonio’s, we’re committed to providing delicious meals by using high-quality ingredients such as extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, fresh herbs and hormone-free chicken breasts among others. We prepare our dough and sauces in-house daily using our family recipes and our produce is local and delivered daily to ensure freshness. Come and try our delicious pizza in two different styles: New York style or our grandma-style pizza. We also offer a variety of pasta entrees, subs, salads and our famous chicken wings all in a great atmosphere with very friendly service.

Black Angus Steakhouse

12399 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando


7516 West Highway 192, Kissimmee


6231 International Drive, Orlando


Where Value is a Tradition. The best steaks, seafood and ribs for 41 years. Serving U.S.D.A. Prime, Choice or Certified Angus Beef ® cut daily, fresh seafood and Prime Rib. Fine wine selection. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner at 11 a.m.

Bobby’s Garage Bar

Old Town:

5770 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Suite 131 407-507-1458

Be ready to step back in time as Bobby’s Garage Bar is an experiential working Hot Rod Garage Bar from the 1920s thru the 1960s. Patrons can help build a Custom Hot Rod. Offering ice cold domestic, import and craft beer, top shelf spirits, low and nonalcoholic Mocktails, Tapas and gourmet food items. 47

Boston Lobster Feast

8731 International Drive


6071 W. Irlo Bronson Highway



NEW: 7702 W. Irlo Bronson Highway, Kissimmee


Orlando’s original lobster feast since 1990. Featuring our “All-You-Can-Eat” lobster, prime rib, sushi and crab legs along with 50 other seafood and non-seafood items. Plus a dessert bar with fresh baked treats, a kid’s menu and a full-service bar. Come see why we are the locals’ favorite place to eat.

China Buffet

8255 International Drive


China Buffet has over 150 delicious authentic Chinese dishes. Our guests enjoy everything from fresh sushi to the best buffalo wings in town and much more that the whole family will enjoy.

Crack N Roll

3260 Vineland Road, Suite 109


A local restaurant that offers fresh Cajun seafood and many other bayou inspired dishes! We also offer a wide variety of delicious sushi items, including our signature Crack N Roll. Don’t forget to top it all off with our popular bubble teas, a must-have to escape the Florida heat!

Drafts Sports Bar & Grill

Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa

9500 Turkey Lake Road


Drafts brings the excitement of a sports bar in a family-friendly atmosphere with wall-to wall TVs playing all your favorite sports, a six-lane bowling alley and large state-of-the-art Game Room.

The award-winning restaurant features handcrafted burgers, steaks, fresh salads and more, all complemented with a full bar. Children 12 & under eat free for breakfast, with the purchase of each adult entree. WOW Loyalty Members receive up to 25% discount.

El Patron Restaurante Mexicano

12167 S. Apopka Vineland Road


A family-owned modern Mexican eatery, El Patron offers traditional cuisine with a modern twist. Enjoy their handcrafted lunch and dinner dishes, full bar with specialty drinks, and our glove served signature lunch buffet.

Flame Kabob 7536 Dr. Phillips Boulevard



A family-owned casual restaurant featuring Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Syrian and Moroccan cuisine, as well as traditional American favorites – gyros. All the dishes are freshly prepared from scratch using the best ingredients. Open for both lunch and dinner.

Giordano’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Kissimmee W. 192 West Disney: 7866 W. Irlo Bronson Highway 407-397-0044

Lake Buena Vista East Disney: 12151 S. Apopka Vineland Road


#1 rated delivery, carry out & dine in available. Large Parties Welcome. Delivery available. Great scratch made Chicago style Italian cuisine with gluten free options.

Golden Corral


See ad on page 55 for locations. Buffet lovers, look no further! This casual, American restaurant offers enormous “allyou-care-to-eat” breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets at prices anyone can afford.

Hard Rock Cafe

6050 Universal Boulevard


Let us put you and your guests center stage at the world’s largest Hard Rock Cafe at Universal Orlando Resort! It’s not just our menu that’s legendary. All our delicious classic American fare comes with a side order of rock n’ roll history! Our ‘Coliseum of Rock’ boasts more pieces of music memorabilia than any other location and the collection will blow your mind. You can also Wake Up and Rock Out! with our breakfast served every day from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Visit our website to book your table today! orlando/

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Enjoy some new and old favorites with only the freshest of ingredients.

A&W® Root Beer has been the signature item of A&W All American Food since the opening of the first tiny Root Beer stand in 1919. It’s still made fresh on site with real cane sugar and a proprietary blend of herbs, bark, spices and berries. This frosty mug deserves a celebration.

Head into Boston Lobster Feast and enjoy their fresh take on a raw bar. Enjoy Old Bay peel-and-eat shrimp, freshly

shucked oysters, clams, mussels and so much more. Follow up with all you can eat crab, prime rib and the freshest of seafood. It doesn’t get fresher than this!

Mango’s Tropical Café only uses fresh and delicious ingredients for all of their drinks and food, including edible flowers! The signature Mango’s Mojito is hand crafted with fresh mint muddled perfectly with a fresh mint garnish. Coco Nuts for You is one of Mango’s most popular drinks and is served in a real, fresh coconut. You can expect every exotic cocktail at Mango’s to have a delicious, fresh fruit garnish!

Orlando’s favorite restaurant Hash House a Go Go has opened a new location at Flamingo Crossings Town Center. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Hash House a Go Go puts its own unique spin on brunch. Including such favorites as Farm Scrambles with roasted chicken, roasted red peppers and mozzarella to Flapjacks and Waffles to their specialty, Sage Fried Chicken Benedict.

Giordano’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria uses only the finest Italian varietal tomatoes grown in Northern California in Mendocino County. These high-quality tomatoes are cooked daily, to create their signature pizza, marinara and meat sauces, which are seasoned with fresh basil and garlic make for a memorable meal.

Their signature mozzarella cheese is specially produced by skilled Wisconsin cheese makers only using the best farm fresh Wisconsin milk. Grated fresh daily there is no better pizza cheese. Come in or get delivery today to enjoy exciting culinary creations!

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Made Fresh A&W® Root Beer Giordano’s Italian Chicago Style Food


a huge piece of Certified Angus Beef ® , marbled, juicy and delicious. Across from the steaks, there are rows of sizzling skewered jumbo shrimp. Racks of lamb are basted in a bubbling rosemary garlic butter sauce. Flames lick at the mojo sauce covering the grilled chicken. The best place to go this summer is Black Angus Steakhouse where you can choose your favorite entree and know that you’ll get a sizzling meal!

items like fried shrimp and signature handcut USDA Top Sirloin, a robust bakery with fresh baked cakes and pies and made-toorder omelets at breakfast. To-Go options are available including Weigh & Pay by the pound and online ordering for Curbside Pickup and Delivery. A good price and unmatched variety for Dine-In and To-Go, make Golden Corral a restaurant with something for everyone where guests can come together to eat as they please. The Only One For Everyone.

Enjoy the sizzle of your summer and a good meal!

Looking for a sizzling summer dining experience? Look no further than El Patron Restaurante Mexicano, located just minutes from Disney Springs®. Their elevated take on traditional Mexican dishes will leave your taste buds dancing, especially when it comes to the sizzling El Patron Fajitas, that feature chicken, steak, shrimp and bacon! And don't forget to try the refreshing margaritas and handcrafted cocktails, made with only the freshest ingredients. With a cozy atmosphere, friendly staff and variety of delicious Mexican dishes, El Patron is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy the flavors of summer.

Nothing beats the sound of burgers sizzling on an open flame, reminding you of amazing summertime moments with your family. To help feed that sense of nostalgia, head over to Drafts Sports Bar & Grill at Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa where they are cooking up dishes so hot, you’ll need an ice-cold beer to cool you off. Not in the mood for a gourmet burger? Enjoy an incredibly diverse menu serving delicious sandwiches, fresh salads, tasty appetizers and mouthwatering steaks.

Flipping through the Sickies Garage

Burgers & Brews menu, you can almost hear the sizzle of the burgers revvin’ up on the grill! With a menu of 50 cold brews and 50 delicious burgers, including the new Black & Bleu featuring a Wagyu beef patty topped with melted bleu cheese, kickin’ bourbon glazed bacon and spicy mayo on a brioche bun, Sickies Garage is the perfect summer spot.

Golden Corral offers a legendary allyou-can-eat buffet featuring an abundant variety of quality, made-from-scratch food at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy over 150 items including home-style favorites like pot roast and fried chicken, premium

Looking for sizzle that’s more on the spicy side? Check out the 25 sauces for the award-winning chicken wings, including the new Spicy Garlic. However you choose to heat up your summer, Sickies Garage will bring the sizzle to your plate.

Florida is known for its heat but at Black Angus Steakhouse, it’s the sizzle that people are talking about. Thick cuts of Porterhouse steaks, Ribeyes and Filets all sizzle on the charbroiler grill as the chef tends to them. In the center of the grill is the biggest steak you’re likely to find anywhere, a 45 oz Tomahawk Ribeye. The King of sizzling steaks, the Tomahawk is

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Hokkaido Chinese and Japanese Buffet

12173 S. Apopka Vineland Road


5737 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee


The home of a variety of authentic Japanese and Chinese dishes. From our Chinese dishes, sushi rolls and fresh seafood to our desserts and everything in between, all our buffet offerings prepared fresh throughout the day are delicious and full of flavor. We hope walking down the line filling your plate feels like a new and exciting adventure every time you’re here.

Jerusalem Middle Eastern Restaurant

2920 Vineland Road


A family-owned casual restaurant featuring Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Syrian and Moroccan cuisine, as well as traditional American favorites - Gyros. All the dishes are freshly prepared from scratch and from the best ingredients. Open for both lunch and dinner. Visit our second location,

Flame Kabob, in Dr. Phillips.

Los Amigos Mexican Grill & Tequila Bar

Westgate Vacation Villas & Town Center Resort

7700 Westgate Blvd.

407-396-6111 Ext. 41660

Los Amigos Mexican Grill & Tequila Bar is a vibrant dining experience offering flavorful, authentic Mexican cuisine paired with an expansive cocktail and tequila menu.

NY Pizza & Kabab House

Kissimmee: 3293 Oxford Drive


Orlando: 5667 Vineland Road


NY Pizza & Kabab House is a familyowned casual restaurant that specializes in hand-tossed pizza, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine as well as Italian dishes and wings. All our dishes are prepared from scratch with fresh ingredients. We do delivery and dine-in.

Old Town Ice Cream

Old Town

5770 West US Highway 192


Orlando Premium Outlets

Vineland Ave.


Homemade Ice Cream America Loves. Visit either location in Kissimmee or Orlando and enjoy fresh homemade ice cream, gelato, sorbet, sherbet, sundaes, banana splits, shakes, smoothies, floats, homemade waffle cones and much more.

Rikki Tiki Tavern

Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier


Head on down to the very end of the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier where you will find the famous Rikki Tiki Tavern. Enjoy lunch, dinner and open-aired seating with a view at 800 feet over the Atlantic Ocean. Rikki Tiki Tavern is also the perfect spot to relax and unwind with a full menu featuring an array of tropical cocktails and entrees. Only one-hour from Orlando.

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13605 South Apopka Vineland Road Ste 101 Orlando, FL 32821 (407) 778-4227 All You Can Eat MON. - THUR. 1:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M. FRI. - SUN. 1:00 P.M. - 12:00 A.M. 10% OFF Including Appetizers, Seafood, Soup, Desserts and More! Not valid with any other offer. Expires 11/30/23 WITH THE PURCHASE OF A BEVERAGE

Shoney’s Old Town:

5764 W. Irlo Bronson

Memorial Hwy., Kissimmee


Shoney’s is known for its All-You-Care-ToEat Fresh Food Bar. Now serving Cafeteria style, plus a full menu of legendary breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert items, and a full alcohol bar. Stay tuned for information about upcoming Themed Nights including a fabulous Latin-themed Fresh Food Bar. Call for Carryout, Delivery & Catering Information. Family Meals to go. Uber Eats and DoorDash also available.

Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews

7640 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee


Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews is a familyfriendly garage-themed restaurant known for a robust and innovative menu featuring over-the-top burgers, wings with 25 different sauces, sandwiches, salads, a monster list of delicious brews, hand-spun boozy and nonalcoholic shakes and malts; and a revved-up bar menu.

Sweet Dreams

Ice Cream Café

Old Town

5770 West US Highway 192


Come on in and watch us serve up your very own favorite custom-made dessert creation while pretending you are back in the ‘50s at your hometown drive-in. Featuring a full line of premium homemade ice cream with no preservatives, Italian gelato, gourmet freshly baked cupcakes, pastries, cookies, pies, cakes and European crêpes. Have fun and enjoy sweet dreams!

Taste of Asia

8910 Turkey Lake Rd., Unit #300



Offering the most affordable prices and variety of choices in the tourist area. Chinese and Asian lunch specials, noodles, dinner combo menu, chef’s specials, diet menu, brown rice, Kids Menu and much more. Within walking distance of International Dr., SeaWorld® Orlando, Universal Studios Orlando and Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa. Carry-Out.

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Texas Roadhouse


7973 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy


Texas Roadhouse offers Legendary Food and Legendary Service. Our Story: Hearty Hand-Cut Steaks, Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs, Made-From-Scratch Sides and Dressings, Fresh-Baked Bread, Ice-Cold Beer and Legendary Margaritas. We welcome and celebrate birthdays with a legendary “Yee-Haw.”

The K-POT Korean BBQ & Hot Pot Restaurant

5535 S Kirkman Rd, Orlando


8594 Palm Pkwy, Orlando


3270 John Young Pkwy, Kissimmee


The K-POT is a unique, hands-on all-you-caneat dining experience that merges traditional Asian Hot Pot with Korean BBQ flavors - but modernized with a full bar and a nightlife-like atmosphere. Come join our cultural revolution!

U & Me Revolving Hot Pot

12384 S Apopka Vineland Rd. 407-238-9996

U & Me Hot Pot offers our guests a variety of vegetables and noodles on the conveyor belt, All-You-Can-Eat fresh seafood and meat. Please come and enjoy our one-of-a-kind hot pot experience with a cute robot as your host. Call store to make reservation. Tiktok: uandmehotpot Ins: uandmehotpotorlando

Villa Italiano Chophouse

Westgate Vacation Villas & Town Center Resort

7700 Westgate Blvd. 407-396-8523 Ext. 41748

Villa Italiano Chophouse celebrates Italy’s culinary passion with fresh ingredients and house-made recipes. Our unique restaurant serves chophouse specialties, pasta, artisan pizzas and signature entrees. With our extensive 500-bottle wine cabinet, you will find a perfect pairing for your dinner. Our world-class Italian Chophouse awaits you. Benvenuto! For reservations, visit 57

Have your play and food too! Find games and yummy treats all in the same place.

Looking for something exciting and tasty?

Come to Andretti Indoor Karting and Games! The Grill offers a variety of options that are perfect for refueling after a high-speed race. From juicy burgers and crispy fries to fresh salads and brick-oven pizza. Come experience the excitement and satisfy your hunger!

Find Happily Whatever You’re After with a day of fun at Disney Springs®

Enjoy dinner and a show, whether you’re immersing yourself in the steampunk style of The Edison or indulging in awardwinning cuisine at Raglan Road™ Irish Pub and Restaurant. There’s also Animated Evenings, a night of dining paired with the unforgettable show, Drawn to Life presented by Cirque du Soleil and Disney. And if the mood strikes, test your skills at Splitsville Luxury Lanes™ for upscale bowling.

into the region’s top culinary talent, each Topgolf venue’s restaurant and bar feature a chef-driven menu led by an accomplished Executive Chef.

ICON Park is the entertainment capital of the entertainment capital. ICON Park has no turnstile fees and they have free parking. Every night as you stroll around the park, you will hear live music, see live flamenco dancing and even witness the occasional ruination or imitation of your favorite performer's tunes via karaoke.


Here at Topgolf, it may seem like they are all about fun and games, but they know their way around a kitchen. Tapping

Welcome to the center of the action. Universal CityWalk is the bright, shiny intro to every day and night. The perfect combination of crave-able restaurants, eateries and special levels of entertainment that will have everyone in the family saying “woah!” Yummy Italian and Mexican cuisine plus comfort foods right off the grill—and right under the big game. Here, lunch and dinners are always delicious, but the desserts will blow your mind.

Andretti Indoor Karting and Games
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offers wide range of care for Disney Guests

the field.” AdventHealth team members like Debbie have been treating runDisney runners for the past 30 years. But that’s just one way AdventHealth cares for Disney Guests during their stay.

As the Official Health Care Provider of Walt Disney World Resort, AdventHealth offers a wide range of services to ensure Guests have everything they need to enjoy their vacation.

a medical condition during the vacation planning process. And should an unlikely emergency arise, AdventHealth has an emergency room close by to offer 24/7 care with a unique patient experience. The AdventHealth ER at FLAMINGO CROSSINGS Town Center, conveniently located near the western gateway to Walt Disney World Resort, includes Disney touches in peaceful and calming environment.

AdventHealth offers wide range of care options for Disney Guests. During the workweek, AdventHealth nurse Debbie Rosa takes care of patients in the emergency room. On the weekend, she enjoys caring for runDisney athletes at Walt Disney World Resort.

As a bike medical volunteer, Debbie rides along the runDisney course during various endurance events, treating anyone who might need help along the way. “I love to hear their stories, the challenges that they have dealt with,” Debbie says. “And being an ER nurse, this is sort of an ER in

Through the AdventHealth World of Wellness – a health care ecosystem that offers Walt Disney World Resort Guests access to convenient care services that are just a call or a click away – families and individuals customize their Walt Disney World Resort experience based on their health needs, addressing any medical issues both before and during their vacation, with AdventHealth as a trusted resource in health care.

This includes prescription delivery to Walt Disney World resorts and assistance in arranging health care for a loved one with

It’s a special experience for Debbie – as a nurse and as a Disney fan – to be part of the AdventHealth team caring for people at Walt Disney World Resort.

“As you walk in and see the lights of the Magic Kingdom Park [during an early morning race], it just sets a tone of the magic of Disney,” Debbie says. “And seeing Cinderella Castle transform from dark to light, it just does something.”

With convenient locations and great rates, Enterprise makes it easy to experience Orlando to the fullest.

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MetroWest Golf Club


MetroWest Golf Club, is a classic and traditional style 18-hole public golf course in Orlando, Florida, that provides golfers of all playing abilities with a unique challenge and a fun and enjoyable experience. Designed in 1987 by Robert Trent Jones Sr., the par-72 course features thousands of trees, well-positioned sand bunkers, and a few water hazards that protect lush fairways and manicured greens.


For taxi or limousine service, contact your resort or hotel’s guest service desk.



When you’re ready to explore Orlando, Enterprise makes it easy with great rates, convenient locations and outstanding customer service. You’ll enjoy a wide selection of cars, trucks and vans.

To receive a discount, reference Account #XZ07W16 when you make a reservation. Offer expires 11/30/23

I-Ride Trolleys are the fun way to get around the I-Drive Resort Area! Single Cash Fare just $2 per ride, Kids Cash Fare $1 per ride (ages 3 to 9 with paying adult), Seniors Cash Fare $0.25 per ride (age 65 and over). Unlimited Ride Passes available. Handicap accessible. Visit website for hours and service updates.

LYNX public transportation system offers stops at area attractions and hotels. The LYNX hotline is 407-841-LYNX (5969).

K&M Rentals


Offering quality Rental Equipment to Westgate Resorts. FREE Delivery & pick up. Open 7 days. Call to reserve your rental item.

Kingdom Strollers


Kingdom Strollers is the premier stroller and crib rental service across Central Florida. With free drop-off and delivery, your rental with us is always hassle free.

More Than Mobility


More Than Mobility provides a vast array of solutions for your mobility related needs. Providing top of the range scooters which dismantle in 20 seconds for easy transportation. Low daily rental fee. Free delivery to your resort.


Emergency: Dial 911. For roadside emergencies, Florida Highway Patrol blue call boxes are along major highways; on your cell phone, dial *FHP.



Vacation should be a break from worriesbut not from trusted health care.

As the Official Health Care Provider of Walt Disney World ® Resort, AdventHealth is here when you need us with video visits, urgent and emergency care, pharmacy services and award-winning hospital care.


Medical and Dental Provider.

6000 Turkey Lake Rd., Suite 208

Please call for an appointment

407-648-5252 press 1

Open 24 hours, 7 days a week

Providing “In-Room” House calls and Urgent Care Clinic appointments by Florida Licensed Pediatric and Family Practice physicians since 1980.

Clinic hours 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and located minutes away from major attractions. Mobile pharmacy, mobile x-ray, mobile IV therapy and diagnostic testing provided. Full prescriptions dispensed at time of visit. Can bill most insurances for reimbursement. Bilingual staff and language interpretation available.


While on vacation in Central Florida and beyond, make sure everyone splashes and swims safely. Visitors and locals alike will want to ensure little ones don't swim alone, that the weather is apt for swimming and to wear a life jacket when necessary.

Baby Otter Swim School

1-888-SWIM-KID (794-6543)

Learn to swim ON VACATION! In 3 to 5 lessons, less than 3 hours, children from 9 months and up (if they are crawling) will learn to swim with the Turn, Kick, Reach® Program!

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More than Mobility is one of the leading Orlando Mobility Scooter Rental and Mobility Solutions companies in North America, providing customers with all they require to travel easily while on holiday or business. They are the industry leaders in specialized equipment for the disabled or traveler that requires just that little extra help.

Their exclusive partnership with Westgate Resorts across the USA, plus ties with top convention centers, major cruise lines and theme parks allows them to provide you with all your mobility needs. More than Mobility brings you the most modern, well equipped, comfortable and reliable mobility scooters for rental.

All the scooters are delivered and demonstrated by a dedicated member from their Mobility Advisers team. Due to the unique working relationship, they have been able to massively subsidize the cost of renting a scooter and can save you at least 20% per day to what you might pay elsewhere.

All their scooters, wheelchairs and power chairs are reliable and fully maintained to ensure that you can avoid equipment issues during your trip.

In person, online or over the telephone they GUARANTEE to offer the lowest prices on your mobility requirements.


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views. The cozy villas, the stunning views, the exciting amenities and dining at Westgate Park City Resort & Spa will make your stay unforgettable.

world with more than 30,000 square feet of heart-pounding sports action.

With the many unique offerings and experiences at Westgate Resorts, your vacation will always be one-of-a-kind. From snow-capped mountains to tropical beaches and everywhere in between, Westgate Resorts will help you and your family make life-long memories you won't soon forget.

It's the 40th anniversary here at Westgate Resorts, and we are more excited than ever to reach new heights and continue providing remarkable entertainment and vacations for families of all sizes. We’re raising the stakes across the board, and we cannot wait to share all the new amenities we have in store for you.

Looking for an adventurous destination in a bustling mountain community? Look no further than Westgate Park City Resort & Spa. This elegant resort sits at the base of the majestic Canyons Village in the heart of Park City, Utah. Voted Best Timeshare Development Worldwide by Perspective Magazine, Westgate Park City Resort & Spa is the perfect mountain resort to spend your vacation. Park City boasts the best outdoor adventures in Utah. The area offers an abundance of exhilarating experiences like hot air balloon rides, skiing and snowboarding.

The state-of-the-art Fitness Center is available 24-hours a day for those looking to keep active during their stay. Or relax and unwind during your mountain retreat at Best of State® Best Destination Spa, Serenity Spa by Westgate, featuring a Waterfall Relaxation Pool, Aromatherapy Steam Room and Cedar Sauna. After a day of enjoying the outdoors, sightseeing historic Park City or relaxing at the resort, enjoy the best dining in Park City – right at the resort!

Five-time Winner of "Best Overall Dining Restaurant" in the state of Utah, Edge Steakhouse is an award-winning American steakhouse. Everything on the menu is authentic, organically or locally produced and decadent. For an elegant-yet-comfortable gastropub, Drafts Burger Bar is the perfect place to refuel! Combining the fun atmosphere of a brewpub with gourmet food, DBB pairs handcrafted burgers, appetizing sides and overthe-top milkshakes with spectacular mountain

If you’re feeling lucky, there's no better place to be than fabulous Las Vegas! At Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, you’ll experience electrifying entertainment, exciting amenities, world-class dining and so much more. Located in the center of all the action, the Las Vegas Monorail provides you with easy on-site transportation.

Newly renovated with luxurious flare and lavish details, Westgate New York Grand Central is located near Grand Central Station in Midtown Manhattan. You're just minutes away from world-class museums, historic landmarks, Broadway, five-star dining and lively entertainment. After a night out on the town, stop by Tudor City Marketplace & Tavern in the hotel to enjoy a full bar menu and Tudor City-inspired cocktails.

If you’re looking for lavish amenities, look no further! Discover a true shopper’s paradise with a diverse collection of shops, or test your luck at the 90,000-square-foot casino. For a serene experience, visit Serenity Spa by Westgate. This soothing getaway provides Guests with an oasis to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Sit back, relax and enjoy all that Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino has to offer. From the third-floor pool deck complete with private cabanas and a poolside bar to the nightly shows located right on property, you’ll find it hard to leave.

Vegas is home to some of the best restaurants in the world, and while you’re visiting, you’ll enjoy a wide selection of award-winning dining. For authentic sushi, visit Rikki Tiki Sushi, Silk Road Asian Bistro or Bar Sake & Robata Grill. Expect exhibition-style Japanese cuisine served with class at world-famous Benihana.

Edge Steakhouse is a cutting-edge American steakhouse. Guests can taste the tender steaks, fresh seafood and indulgent desserts that make Edge Steakhouse a famous, award-winning restaurant. For a traditional, yet imaginative menu of Italian cuisine, visit Fresco Italiano This Tuscan-style restaurant features a menu of fresh Italian favorites in a casual setting.

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino is home to some of the most unique and exciting shows in the city. See the legendary Barry Manilow with “The Hits Come Home,” including over 50 songs from the top 40 hits list. Experience gripping entertainment at SuperBook® at Westgate Las Vegas. The “Best of Las Vegas” Race & Sports SuperBook® is the largest in the

Relax and unwind in "The Live Entertainment Capital of the World" at Westgate Branson Woods Resort and Westgate Branson Lakes Resort. Enjoy countless amazing outdoor amenities such as pools, private hiking trails, various athletic courts and a nine-hole mini golf course, and don't forget to keep the fun going with cold drinks and savory bites at Drafts Sports Grill. You and your family will have the time of your life exploring the many eclectic attractions that Branson has to offer including magic shows, comedy performances, theme parks, off-Broadway productions, concerts and so much more.

This season is perfect for seeing friends and spending quality time with family. Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Water Park is your perfect destination to enjoy the great outdoors with magnificent views, cabin-style villas and plenty of attractions to fill your vacation with cherished memories. While visiting the Gatlinburg area, you’ll be immersed in warm summer tones, perfect for hiking or simply enjoying everything nature has to offer.

Zip into family fun, sky-high above the trees with The Flying Bear Zipline, challenge friends and family to a round of mini golf, or play a few rounds at the Fun Zone Game Room. The Activities Center offers many thrilling activities to help you learn how to be a true local mountaineer including archery, wild tea making and mountain meditation. Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Water Park is also home to the largest indoor/outdoor water park in the South, a 60,000-square-foot climate-controlled park called Wild Bear Falls.

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After a day of fun in Gatlinburg, enjoy delectable food offerings at The Roaring Fork. Or visit the newest restaurant on property, Southern Comfort®, which combines low-country and Creole fare with good old-fashioned home cooking. For authentic German cuisine, venture over to Wild Bear Tavern located at Wild Bear Inn and enjoy Bavarian-style burgers, sausages, sandwiches, desserts and a full bar menu.

With enough surf, sun and sand to spare, a trip to the world-famous Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier is the perfect place to be this season. The Pier has been a treasured landmark for years, attracting locals and millions of visitors to the Space Coast in sunny Central Florida. Guests have gathered here for decades to experience renowned surfing, pier fishing, premier shopping, breathtaking views of nearby rocket launches and more.

Fresh seafood and oceanfront dining await you at the Pier with full-service restaurants and bars. Enjoy the best seafood & dine 800 feet over the Atlantic Ocean. With one of our specialty cocktails in hand and ocean waves crashing along the shore, a good time is guaranteed. Before you leave, stop by our souvenir shops to find one-of-a-kind gifts and beach-themed home décor/apparel.

Conveniently located near the Pier is Westgate Cocoa Beach Resort, a tropical beachfront resort with spacious villas and easy access to white, sandy beaches and area attractions. Take a dip in our relaxing pool, dine on delicious food options at Aloha Tiki Bar & Cafe or make a splash at Wakulla Falls! This on-site water park boasts a winding lazy river and an exciting splash pad. Grab a seat with a refreshing drink in hand and unwind at Makua Lanai, an adults-only relaxation area.

Just minutes from Universal Orlando Resort, WaltDisneyWorld® Resort and SeaWorld® Orlando, is Westgate Vacation Villas & Town Center Resort, a premier family resort near Orlando, Florida that provides a five-star vacation experience. Each luxury villa will allow you and your family to feel right at home with spacious living and dining areas, a fully equipped kitchen and modern decor.

The two-story Shipwreck Island Water Park features exhilarating water slides, a children’s


with private bathrooms, air conditioning, wood floors, a fireplace and more. For a truly extraordinary vacation, the Luxe Conestoga Wagons are the way to go! Step into your very own wagon and experience a world of luxury with upscale interiors while still being one with nature. Enjoy the beautiful outdoors without missing the essential comforts of home.

splash pad, a pirate ship play feature, a lazy river and a 7,000-square-foot swimming pool. For Guests with a worldly appetite, make sure to visit Villa Italiano Chophouse for an authentic Italian dining experience. This unique restaurant serves chophouse specialties, antipasti boards, pizzas, pasta dishes and signature entrees, along with an extensive wine and cocktail menu. Los Amigos Mexican Grill & Tequila Bar is now open, offering flavorful, authentic Mexican cuisine and handcrafted margaritas in a bright festive atmosphere.

Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa is a beautiful lakefront resort in the heart of Orlando and an ideal location to enjoy your getaway. Here you'll find several outdoor heated pools with bars, hot tubs, a full-service marina and a mini golf course. Make sure to check out Treasure Cove Water Park filled with thrilling slides, a lazy river and a kid’s splash zone. You can also escape for the day to rejuvenate your mind and body with our worldclass spa services at Serenity Spa by Westgate

You will feel like you have stepped back in time living the life of the very first Cowboys in America. Enjoy the refreshing air while wandering through trails on horseback or by casting a line for some big fish at the Catch & Release Pond on the Kissimmee River. The little ones will love the Petting Farm, pony rides and Adventure Park complete with a mini golf course, archery, rockclimbing wall, a mechanical bull and more!

Grab your cowboy hat and kick up your boots under the stars at the outdoor dance hall in the River Ranch Saloon. Featuring a full bar and live music, the River Ranch Saloon is the perfect place to unwind or line dance the night away. For Guests looking for a more upscale dining experience, River Ranch Cattle Company Chophouse & Bar features high-quality steaks, fresh seafood, and more! Have an unforgettable time with the Westgate Live Rodeo every Saturday night, where cowboys will thrill you as they ride bulls and perform courageous stunts and tricks. The monthly Nashville Singer Songwriter Series takes Guests on a musical journey to the heart of Tennessee without ever leaving the resort.

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Take a break from the sunshine and unwind at Drafts Sports Bar & Grill. From exciting entertainment on several HDTVs, to a state-of-theart Mission Control Game Room and six lanes of bowling, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy.

A short drive from the Orlando area, you’ll find a stunning resort nestled on 1,700 acres of untouched Florida wilderness. Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo offers Guests a unique vacation experience by providing both the authenticity of a Florida ranch and the luxury of gorgeous cabin-style villas. Want to enjoy the natural beauty of our resort without actually "roughing" it? Glamping (glamorous camping) is the perfect way to experience the great outdoors, but with the amenities of a resort. If you're ready to take it to the next level, you can rent a Luxe Teepee. Each Luxe Teepee is themed in authentic Native American style and comes fully furnished

Westgate Resorts is the largest privately held timeshare company in the world and is a distinguished leader in the industry. The company has been refining the timeshare industry for over 40 years with resorts in ideal destination spots. The resorts are fully equipped with five-star amenities and impeccable service to provide Guests with the highest level of satisfaction as well as a lifetime of vacation memories. All Central Florida resorts are in ideal locations close to local attractions and famous theme parks, and are a short drive to nearby beaches.

Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier Treasure Cove Water Park at Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa

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