ZooTampa at Lowry Park
Westgate Town Center Resort, Kissimmee, FL
Discover the fun and excitement of nature’s wildlife while learning the importance of preservation and education at ZooTampa at Lowry Park! Known as one of the most popular zoos in the southeast the zoo offers visitors the chance to encounter endangered and threatened species from Africa, Asia, Australia and Florida.
You’ll be welcomed into this 56 acre wildlife by a flock of Macaw’s that fly over the entrance! Stop into Primate World and say hi to bornean orangutans, lemurs, hamadryas baboons and others that are endangered in the wild. Head into the Asian Gardens to see the Malayan tigers, a sun bear, komodo dragons, Indian rhinos and other rare species! Get up-close to some of the world’s largest animals including elephants, giraffes, the Southern white rhinos and more on the Expedition Wild Africa Safari Ride. Plus, cool down on Roaring Springs, a 3-story splash down water adventure ride.
Your weekend getaway includes 3-nights at Westgate Town Center Resort and 2 tickets to ZooTampa. Plus, enjoy a VIP check-in, a $50 dining certificate to the popular resort restaurant Drafts, and a late check-out on your final day.
Westgate Town Center Resort is ideally located just a mile from the main gate to Disney World. You’ll enjoy spacious accommodations with all the comforts of home plus amazing amenities including 14 heated pools and hot tubs, onsite Shipwreck Island water park, fitness center, bike rentals, tennis, sand volleyball, onsite dining, and more.
*Please note, transportation is not available for this event.
In addition to 3-night accommodations and special amenities at Westgate Resorts, you’ll enjoy VIP treatment throughout the length of your event vacation, including:
– VIP Check-in
– $50 Drafts dining certificate
– Personal Concierge Services
– Late check-out on final day
Known as one of the most popular zoos in the southeast, ZooTampa was founded in the the 1930s as a municipal department filled with a small amount of Florida species. In 1982, zoo management was taken over for the City of Tampa. In 1988, the facility opened to the public after receiving accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
With a focus in endangered, vulnerable and threatened specials, the zoo focuses on providing the maximum well-being of animals and all the while encouraging engagement of guests to inspire them to protect and preserve.
Events with a welcome party and transportation will be replaced with $75 in resort dining credit and $40 transportation credit if fewer than 15 packages are sold.
Westgate Town Center Resort provides guests all the comforts of a fully furnished home just 1 mile from Walt Disney World® Resort and minutes from other Orlando area attractions. In addition, numerous family-friendly restaurants lie within walking distance of Westgate Town Center. A nonsmoking resort, Westgate Town Center offers access to a variety of recreational amenities including ShipWreck Island water park, 14 heated outdoor swimming pools and hot tubs, lakeside marina with paddle boats, on-site dining, fitness center, mini golf and much more.
ShipWreck Island Water Park
Fourteen Outdoor Heated Pools
Fourteen Hot Tubs
Children’s Wading Pool
Cordovano Joe’s Authentic New York Style Pizza
Mini Market with Deli
Hershey’s Ice Cream Shop
Drafts Sports Bar & Grill
Jurassic Miniature Golf Course
Disney Movie Theater
Barbecue Facilities & Picnic Areas
Lakeside Marina & Dock
Attraction Tickets Desk
Disney Planning Center
VIP Services Concierge
Dry Cleaning/Laundry Service
24-Hour Front Desk & Security
High-Speed Wireless Internet Access
Free Shuttle Service from the adjacent Westgate Vacation Villas Clubhouse to the Towers Lobby or the Sizzler Restaurant.
Free Scheduled Transportation to Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort (Restrictions apply. Limited seats available. Guests must pre-register at VIP services/Concierge desk to reserve seating prior to boarding.).
Drafts Sports Bar & Grill (“Drafts”) brings together the popular concepts of brew pubs and gourmet burger bars. Drafts features a variety of creatively designed burger, pizza and appetizer selections that are complemented by an extensive selection of draft and bottled beers, specialty microbrews, worldly wines and a wide array of alcohol drinks. Drafts is themed and designed to create a casual but elegant sports bar environment complete with high-definition flat screen televisions for broadcasting local, national and worldwide sporting events. However, the true emphasis on Drafts is pairing great comfort food with outstanding brews and wines. The breakfast buffet at Drafts includes eggs, potatoes, turkey sausage, biscuits and gravy, French toast and fresh seasonal fruit. Draft Sports Bar & Grill is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (may vary seasonally). Hours vary by season.
Enjoy fresh, hot and delicious pizza from Cordovano Joe’s, which is available for pick-up or delivered directly to your suite or even poolside! Hours of operation vary.
Open daily, the Mini Market offers guests the convenience of purchasing groceries and sundries. The adjacent Deli features subs, grilled sandwiches, salads and snacks.