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Nov 06, 2019

Sign-up Begins Veterans Day, Nov. 11, for Exclusive Weekend Trip on May 8 – 10

Orlando, Fla. - November 6, 2019 – Westgate Resorts will give away 1,500 free vacations to U.S. military personnel beginning Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. EST at Since initiating this program nine years ago, Westgate has provided more than 25,000 free nights to eligible active duty and veteran military personnel and their families on Veterans Day.

“Westgate began this special tradition nine years ago with the goal of helping to bring military families closer together. We believe that quality time together plays an instrumental role in helping families remain strong and connected,” said David Siegel, Founder and CEO of Westgate Resorts and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. “We hope to provide a truly memorable experience by giving back to those who have given so much.”

Starting at 9 a.m. EST on Nov. 11, 2019, the first 1,500 eligible military personnel who visit and complete the online military appreciation form will receive a complimentary stay for up to four guests at Westgate Town Center Resort & Spa or Westgate Vacation Villas Resort & Spa during the weekend of May 8-10, 2020 in a Studio Villa. Both full-service resorts feature extensive amenities and are just one mile from the main entrance to Walt Disney World Resort. The 1,500 free vacations are for military members who have deployed to a combat zone, combat veterans, Gold Star families and their immediate family members. A valid DD214 for combat veterans or a currently active Military ID card will be required in order to receive final confirmation.

During their stay in Orlando, all attendees will receive a complimentary three-day, two-night stay in a Studio Villa (additional nights can be purchased), free admission for up to four guests to the on-site Shipwreck Island Water Park and access to a Military Resource Fair featuring more than 20 nonprofit organizations dedicated to supporting our servicemembers.

The highlight of the weekend will be an outdoor concert with family activities, complimentary concessions and a spectacular fireworks show.

Drawing attendees from across the country, Westgate Military Weekend has become a favorite getaway for military families who have enjoyed the free Orlando vacations to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and homecomings; reconnect with friends whom since have been stationed elsewhere; and, spend quality time with loved ones. Notable appearances from the 2019 event include actor and philanthropist Gary Sinise and his band the Lt. Dan Band, Grammy Award-winning singer Lee Greenwood, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, and many decorated military guests. The event also included the donation of $50,000 from the Westgate Resorts Foundation to three charitable organizations that support the military.

In addition to the 1,500 free vacations for military families, Westgate Resorts will offer a special 25 percent discount all day on Nov. 11 for U.S. military veterans to book a future vacation. For more information, visit or explore our collection of military discount hotels.

About Westgate Resorts

Westgate Resorts is the largest privately held timeshare company in the world and one of the largest resort developers in the United States. Founded in 1982 by David Siegel, the company is headquartered in Orlando with 27 themed destination resorts nationwide, featuring more than 14,500 luxury villas and hotel rooms in popular vacation destinations, including Orlando, Fla; New York City; Park City, Utah; Las Vegas, Nev.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Miami Beach, Fla.; Daytona Beach, Fla.; Cocoa Beach, Fla.; River Ranch, Fla.; Gatlinburg, Tenn.; Williamsburg, Va.; Mesa, Ariz.; Branson, Mo.; and Tunica, Miss. Most Westgate resorts feature a variety of unique restaurant, retail and spa concepts, including Drafts Sports Bar & Grill, Edge Steakhouse, Westgate Marketplace & Deli and Serenity Spa by Westgate. For more information about Westgate Resorts, please visit

* Offer valid as of Nov. 11, 2019, at 9 a.m. EST. Offer only available by going online and filling out an availability form at Based upon availability. For Active Military, a valid military I.D. will be required upon check-in. For Veterans and Gold Star Families, a DD214 or additional verification will be required prior to arrival. A credit card and $100 refundable deposit is required to book the reservation. Deposit is refundable if vacation is canceled at least seven (7) days prior to stay. Only ONE reservation per family. Complimentary vacation limited to four guests at Westgate Town Center Resort & Spa or Westgate Vacation Villas Resort & Spa. Additional guests, upgrades and additional nights may be added to reservations as an upgrade. Four water park passes provided complimentary with offer. Offer valid for the first 1,500 reservations. No resort fee will be charged. No Resort Preview Required. Not valid for Westgate employees.