Fun Facts You Probably Never Knew About Westgate

Sep 01, 2017

Couple on a Bike Ride in Orlando, FL Learning Fun Facts They Never Knew About Westgate | Westgate Resorts
By N. Huggins

Thought you knew everything about Westgate? Think again! Here are fun facts you probably never knew about some of our most popular resorts and where they are located.

Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo

Remember Lethal Weapon 3 starring Danny Glover and Mel Gibson? The Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo was purchased the same year that the movie was filmed in Orlando Florida. Did you ever catch a peek of Sergent Ruggs and Murtaugh on set in Orlando?

Westgate Palace Resort

Westgate Palace Resort opened the same year that the Shrek 4-D ride opened at Universal Orlando® – as kids everywhere collectively grinned in excitement.

Westgate Towers Resort

Star Wars trivia - Westgate Towers Resort opened the same year that Disney’s Hollywood Studios® hosted its first ever Star Wars weekend. The Force was particularly strong on this day!

Westgate Blue Tree Resort

Westgate Blue Tree Resort opened the same year Walt Disney World® celebrated its 100th anniversary with the 100 Years of Magic event. The magic was literally everywhere.

Westgate South Beach Oceanfront Resort

Did you know? Iconic movies and series such as Scarface, Bad Boys 2, Fast and Furious 2, Miami Vice and Burn Notice were filmed in Miami. In fact, Miami is still today one of the hottest film locations – stay at the Westgate South Beach Oceanfront Resort and you may be lucky enough to see the next blockbuster unfold.

Westgate Branson Lakes & Westgate Branson Woods

Ever done the square dance or played the fiddle? Missouri’s state dance is the Square Dance and the fiddle is the official musical instrument. Head to the Westgate Branson Lakes & Westgate Branson Woods Resort for this truly unique experience.

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino

Did you know that Vegas is the Marriage Capital of the World? The most popular themed weddings are: Hawaiian, Star Trek, Gothic and Fairy Tale inspired. There is even a wedding chapel onsite at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.

Westgate Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort

The State’s dance is Carolina Shag. Watch YouTube for a few lessons! Do the Carolina Shag on your next vacation at the Westgate Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort.

Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa

The Hollywood Star Cars Museum showcases original cars from old hits such as Mayberry’s Squad Car from The Andy Griffith Show, Beverley Hillbillies jalopy, Batmobile, Camaro from Charlie’s Angels and Herbie the Love Bug. Add this visit to your list of things to do when next you visit the Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa.

Westgate Park City Resort & Spa

Come see the smart people! Utah has the highest literacy rate in the entire U.S. Best of all, you will meet many natives on our staff during your vacation at the Westgate Park City Resort & Spa.

Westgate Historic Williamsburg Resort

Williamsburg is a contradiction – you can step back in time to relive colonial history in the same city known as the Internet Capital of the World. This location makes the Westgate Historic Williamsburg Resort one of our most unique and intellectually stimulating resorts.

Westgate Harbour Beach Resort

The Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse, the tallest in Florida is located at the southernmost tip of the Daytona Beach area – stay at the Westgate Harbour Beach Resort and enjoy this historical monument and beautiful beach for your next vacation.

Learn more about free museums in New York City, our famous Drafts sports bars, our hotel in the Tennessee mountains, and explore our famous airboat rides at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo at these links!