ORLANDO, Fla. --- For individual and group clients looking for
country music, the 27,000-square-foot Wildhorse Saloon, which
opened this past summer at Disney's Pleasure Island entertainment
district, can be recommended.
The project is a joint effort of Gaylord Entertainment Co.,
Nashville, Tenn., and Chicago-based Levy Restaurants. Levy also
operates the Portobello Yacht Club and Fulton's Crab House, in the
Pleasure Island area. All three outlets can be entered without
purchase of the Pleasure Island nightclub ticket. The Wildhorse
Saloon has a 1,500-square-foot dance floor and a restaurant
focusing on American barbecue items.
The cover charge is $5; for headline performers, $10 to $15,
according to Jennifer Janette, the saloon's event sales manager.
The Wildhorse can quote group rates for 15 or more for admission
and various meals that are served between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.,
when the saloon is open. There is also 800 square feet of retail
"We are offering authentic country music with its roots in
Nashville," a Wild Horse spokeswoman said.
Groups of up to 1,000 can be accommodated at the Pleasure Island
facility. Gaylord operates Nashville's Opryland Hotel, among other
The first Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville is a 62,000-square-foot
facility with a 3,300-square-foot dance floor that opened in
Levy Restaurants, Phone: (407) 828-8996