ORLANDO, Fla., June 13 /PRNewswire/ --
What Westgate Resorts will debut their newly-renovated 1,700-acre
Westgate River Ranch Resort with a Red, White & Blue Holiday
Celebration featuring two days and evenings of western-themed
live entertainment and action-packed family activities for the
Visitors will be able to enjoy entertainment that includes a
real wild west rodeo, horseback riding, a petting zoo, air show
starring vintage aircraft from the Warbirds Flying Museum,
bluegrass bands, gunslinger performances, wild animal shows and
a western arts and crafts fair. In addition, all of the ranch's
recreational facilities will be open as well. Active families
can try out the ranch's trap and skeet range, take in a game of
miniature golf, go horseback riding or visit the petting zoo.
Many activities will be available free of charge and there will
be a nominal charge for others. Tickets to the rodeo will be
$14.95 per adult and $9.95 for children. The public can obtain
advance tickets, directions and other information by calling,
toll-free, 1-800-375-7201 or visiting
Throughout the event, western barbeque will be available in the
East Corral and seafood entrees will be served at Fisherman's
When Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6, 9:00 a.m. to midnight.
Why The Grand Opening of Westgate River Ranch Resort. The resort
was purchased in November 2001, by Orlando-based Westgate
Resorts, which owns and operates 12 timeshare resort communities
in the United States. Over 2,500 vacation residences, which will
include timeshare, whole ownership and private hanger homes on
the airstrip, are slated for development at the ranch, which is
being described as "the world's largest dude ranch."
Who David Siegel, president and CEO, is available to describe
Westgate River Ranch Resort and its significance to Polk County
and the time-share industry.
Where Westgate River Ranch Resort is located off S.R. 60 on the
Kissimmee River, east of Lake Wales, at 3600 River Ranch Road.
Easy-to-see directional signing will be posted on S.R. 60 in the
immediate vicinity of Westgate River Ranch Resort.
Directions from Orlando: Take Interstate 4 west. Exit at U.S.
27 and go south. At. S.R. 60 (Lake Wales exit), make a left and
head east. Travel east approximately 25 miles and the ranch
will be on your right.
Directions from Tampa: Take S.R. 60 east. Continue east
approximately 25 miles past Interstate 4 and the ranch will be
on your right.
Directions from South Florida: Take the Florida Turnpike north
to S.R. 60 (Yeehaw Junction exit). Travel west approximately 23
miles and the ranch will be on your left.
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