Pool party at Wallaby Ranch + optional Hang Gliding special

(pictures from previous visits)


Come join us for a pool party at Wallaby Ranch! Experience its unique calming atmosphere, the owner has offered us a free visit and use of the swimming pool, volleyball net, ping pong table, trampoline, nature trails, and more.

We will be there Saturday & Sunday. Feel free to bring in food and drinks to share.

Daily buffets are also served for brunch at 10am and lunch at 3pm.

They offer camp overnight for only $10 and cabins can be rented for $35 to $75 which can be split up among members- a very good deal!...reservations are not allowed but there are usually plenty of available rooms. 

See more info at www.wallaby.com

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OPTIONAL Hang Gliding special-

Tandem hand gliding is only $125 per flight. That's $50 off normal pricing.

Soar through the air for 15-20 minutes. Plus enjoy the ranch afterwards for free. By comparison, skydiving can costs $200 for only 30 seconds of free fall with nothing included. 

PLEASE GET THERE BY 8AM IF FLYING, Tandem flights are usually only done in the mornings when the air is smoothest. They may not do them in the afternoon due to strong wind conditions....CAMPING THE NIGHT BEFORE IS RECOMMENDED.

Watch this video to see celebrity Al Roker flying there:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyZqX8SQE84

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Feel free to come on out and invite guests. The more people the better!

We hope to see you there!

Curt (407)[masked]


Frequently asked questions:

What rooms can I rent? Cabins are on a first come, first serve basis and cannot be reserved but there are normally plenty of vacancies. They cost $35 to $75 per night, can be split among people to be very inexpensive. Camping with your own tent is $10 per night.

What payment methods do they accept? Cash or credit.

What do I need to tandem hang glide? Just yourself! They will take care of everything, no experience needed.  Try to arrive by 8am either Saturday or Sunday morning to fly.

Is hang gliding safe? VERY, Wallaby has done thousands of flights for years with no incidents, they even has parachutes on theirs.

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  • Diane

    I had an awesome time! It was great meeting everyone and thanks to Jesse for taking some great video for me. Check out my video on You Tube.
    http://youtu.be/8aGX5PZW5O0

    1 · May 12

  • Mika

    This place was amazing! My first time and can't wait to go back!!! :)

    3 · May 5

  • Karen S.

    As always I had an awesome time at the ranch!!!Can not wait until the next one woot woot

    1 · May 4

    • kelly

      Me too.....I'm a wallaby fanatic now!

      3 · May 4

  • Curt

    Nice weather today, we are lounging by the pool and will be here to whenever in the afternoon. I may have to go to work soon but others will be here. Anyone can feel free to stop by, the next buffet is normally at 3pm.

    May 4

  • kelly

    Soooooo... I'm stuck in the bathroom and can't get out....help! Lol

    May 4

    • kelly

      Kathy just freed me... (Thanks Kathy!)

      1 · May 4

    • Kathy W

      Letting you out twice is my limit

      1 · May 4

  • Terri W.

    Couldn't make it yesterday, may be helping a friend move today

    May 4

  • Kathy W

    Great times had by all

    1 · May 4

  • Ruth I.

    Unable to make it yesterday (the 5k exhausted me) ... am trying to get things done around the house so that I can come out and play today ... how late will people be there?

    May 4

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like lot of fun with lot of great ppl. Unfortunately I fell sick due to sudden change in weather. Hopefully I won't miss it the next time

    May 4

  • Lucy

    I loved this place! Spending the night next time:)
    BTW, I forgot my tennis shoes under the picnic table outside, can somebody save them for me, please! They r special!

    May 3, 2014

  • Curt

    Update: A group of us are here at Wallaby Ranch with no rain in sight. Come on out, people are trickling in. Keep your RSVP up to date please. Thanks.

    May 3, 2014

    • Curt

      Thanks for updating

      May 3, 2014

    • Matthew

      My understanding is that people will be there tomorrow. I'll be there in the a.m.

      1 · May 3, 2014

  • Curt

    Most of us are playing Volleyball now, good crowd!

    May 3, 2014

  • Karen S.

    on my way

    1 · May 3, 2014

  • Kathy W

    Can someone bring a citronella candle and fly strips

    May 3, 2014

    • George N.

      Will do... on my way there ....

      1 · May 3, 2014

  • Curt

    P.S. Please post here in the comment section if it won't allow you to update your RSVP because it's too late. Thanks again.

    1 · May 3, 2014

  • Mika

    I'm coming on Sunday!

    May 3, 2014

  • kelly

    On my way homies!

    1 · May 3, 2014

  • Robin

    I don't think I'm going to be able to make it. I just woke up and it seems whatever I've been feeling like I was coming down with has now hit. I think I better stay right where I am. :( Need to make sure I shake this thing before my trip. I love what they did with the lanterns on that tree. So fun and bright.

    May 3, 2014

  • Curt

    Rain just cleared up where I'm at, I'll be there before the end of lunch time.

    May 3, 2014

  • Jose

    Sorry guys I can't make it! I like to meet all you nice people but my niece 9th b-bay is today. For some reason I can't change RSVP. Curt thank you for your hard work in organizing such a nice event. I hope to meet you in another time.

    May 3, 2014

    • Curt

      Thanks, you're welcome. Yeah, another time.

      May 3, 2014

  • Kathy W

    I'm on my way

    1 · May 3, 2014

    • JULIO

      Cool cya then

      1 · May 3, 2014

  • JULIO

    Something is up on I4/ big traffic. From Orlando Take exit to sand lake then to international drive and take the ramp to tampa.

    May 3, 2014

  • JULIO

    On my way!

    2 · May 3, 2014

    • kelly

      Drive safe!

      2 · May 3, 2014

  • Curt

    Good day Meetup-ers,

    Weather reports say it will likely rain in the morning then lighten up throughout the day, so there will be no need to be there very early tomorrow. We still plan on going rain or shine, I will be there around lunch time. Look for posts on Meetup for updates, feel free to call me also.

    If you are wanting to do the hang gliding you should plan on doing it on Sunday at 8am, it's projected to be a beautiful day with 0% chance of rain.

    We have around 60 to 70 people say they want to go, PLEASE KEEP YOUR RSVP UPDATED.

    Thanks and hope to see you between Saturday to mid Sunday!

    Curt

    1 · May 2, 2014

  • kelly

    Uh oh...weather tomorrow is not looking good!

    May 2, 2014

    • kelly

      I won't be able to go hang gliding anyway..... I'm just coming for grownup R &R!

      1 · May 2, 2014

    • Leslie M.

      Adult R&R .... so much fun... rain be damned!

      4 · May 2, 2014

  • JULIO

    Are we Ready to live the dream??
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgNCU4C82zs#t=267

    2 · May 1, 2014

  • Michelle

    just to confirm, this is may 3rd and 4rth correct

    1 · April 28, 2014

  • Meetupalways

    Looking forward to hanging out and meeting new friends.

    2 · April 28, 2014

  • kelly

    You had me at cabins with bathrooms. I'm in!

    1 · April 28, 2014

    • Kathy W

      Kelly and I are going to share a cabin

      4 · April 28, 2014

  • Curt

    Just emailed:

    I just confirmed we are a go for Wallaby Ranch this upcoming first weekend of May. Owner Malcolm said he just newly renovated the pool, volleyball net, and other things. He has gotten lots of phone calls from Meetup members and if the RSVPs hold out then we will have our biggest turn out there ever. Weather reports shows a minority chance of scattered rains Saturday and 0% chance on Sunday so it looks like it will be nice.

    We encourage bringing food and drinks to share as we normally do around the pool but that's up to you. Supermarkets are nearby by if you decide to later on.

    Remember, if hang gliding to get there by 8am on either Saturday or Sunday. It's been months since we've visited and have always had a great time so we look forward to it rain or shine!

    1 · April 28, 2014

  • Diane

    I may come Sunday instead of Sat. and excited to hang glide for the first time.

    2 · April 27, 2014

    • Curt

      Sounds good, see you there.

      April 28, 2014

  • Kathy W

    Looks like a neat place. What are the camping sites like? Are there bath facilities? I can't find any info about camping on their web site.

    April 27, 2014

    • Curt

      Most cabins have their own private bathrooms/showers. There are common use bathrooms & showers near the pool area also.

      1 · April 28, 2014

  • Ruth I.

    Just found out I have to "volunteer" I my agency's 5K run ... not sure how long it will last, but will come out afterwards .... maybe mid- to late afternoon. Looking forward to meeting everyone!

    1 · April 21, 2014

  • Leslie M.

    Kids weekend...next time.... :)

    1 · April 15, 2014

  • Robin

    I have the Cinco Pub Crawl that night, which I just couldn't turn down, but I'm still going to try to come hang out during the day, especially since this is closer to me than just about any other event.

    1 · April 15, 2014

  • Robin

    Aside from any thoughts of hang gliding, this sounds really nice. :)

    1 · March 31, 2014

    • Robin

      I'm interested in the idea of staying, too.

      1 · March 31, 2014

  • Tex

    I might actually be able to make this one finally haha!

    1 · March 10, 2014

  • Curt

    Email sent out:
    Grammy nominated band Della Mae is putting on a special concert this upcoming Saturday at Wallaby Ranch so our Meetup event there will be pushed back to May 3rd. After being scheduled to be pass through town and hearing about Wallaby they became exited about stopping by to hang gliding and decided to put on a show. Sorry for the delay, I know a lot of people have been psyched up about going, the owner and I have have been getting a lot of people contacting us. It's a rare opportunity for Wallaby's owner so he had to jump on it. We look forward to having another blast there in less than 2 months!

    March 9, 2014

  • Leslie M.

    Ugh... seriously date change???

    March 9, 2014

    • Curt

      I'm about to send out an update, yeah they are having Grammy nominated band Della Mae passing through town wanting to hang glide so they are putting on a concert March 15. It's a rare opportunity for Wallaby so they jumped on it, that's why it's a late notice.

      March 9, 2014

  • mary

    The date above says May 3, but people are talking of St. Patty's weekend, Can I get a confirmation on dates? Also, if I spend the night, how are arrangements made if no reservations are required (what if too many people want the same room and pricing). This sounds like so much fun- would love to try the gliding. Cash only or do they take cards? Thanks!

    March 9, 2014

    • Curt

      There's normally plenty of cabins available. Hotels are not far away too. And of course there's an enormous amount of camping space if you bring a tent. is They accept cash or credit.

      March 9, 2014

  • Leslie M.

    Does strike me that this is St. Patty weekend.

    March 8, 2014

  • G.T.E.

    Ok . Now I would like to stay and split cabin expenses. LADIES. Let me know if not I am not going. Thanks!!!!

    1 · January 7, 2014

    • JULIO

      Hi Gioconda, this would be the Fifth(5) times we have done this event. We have stayed in tent or cabin in different times. If you would like to stay in a cabin, the big one has 4 queen beds and normally they dont have many available so is coed/sharing. So you can share one bed with 1or 2 girls. In the cabin, we dance, party and play dominos, Cards, etc. until everyone gets tired and ready to sleep. If anyone has a problem with us staying late and wants to go to bed early then I suggest to bring your personal tent or get your own cabin. Cool? Esta bien? :)

      2 · January 7, 2014

    • Leslie M.

      Gio... it is awesome fun. Camp for adults!!

      3 · March 2, 2014

  • Curt

    This event has been pushed back to the March 15th weekend because of weather.

    1 · February 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    What day/time are you all planning to arrive there?

    February 3, 2014

    • Curt

      Saturdays 8am is our start time, you can arrive later if not hang gliding that day. Some of us will be camping overnight as mentioned above (recommended if hang gliding on Sunday).

      1 · February 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds good. Thanks! I was planning on hang gliding on Saturday morning also.

      2 · February 3, 2014

  • Jo

    Looks like an incredibly beautiful place! I will be at the next one!

    1 · February 1, 2014

  • Robin R.

    Gotta travel that weekend. Sorry to miss this event.

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • G.T.E.

    Roger that.Still waiting for more people to reserve Sounds super fun!
    Gracias amigo!!

    1 · January 7, 2014

  • Robin R.

    I'll share the cost of a cabin.

    2 · January 7, 2014

  • Curt

    Tandem flights are for newbies! No experience necc, just show up and they will instruct you. If you are experienced and fly solo they will give you a bigger discount.

    2 · January 7, 2014

  • G.T.E.

    Ok im kind of a dare devil so waiting on a response.

    January 7, 2014

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