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Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

1501 Gaylord Trail · Grapevine, Texas 76051 USA

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SummerFest Events & Activities

Hours of Operation: Vary by day, multiple showings throughout the day. Times and dates subject to change. The best way to experience SummerFest is to spend the night with us.

The best way to experience SummerFest is to spend the night with us.

Please Note:  All content below is for the past 2019 SummerFest season. Sign up for email updates for details on SummerFest 2020! Sign-up now.

SummerFest at Gaylord Texan 
Featuring The Adventures of Peter Pan
Saturday, May 11 - Monday, September 2, 2019

The ultimate staycation is a short trip away this year, as Peter Pan and friends fly to Gaylord Texan for our 16th annual SummerFest event! Within our 4.5 acres of indoor gardens under glass, resort guests and locals will discover Peter Pan-themed décor, escape rooms, canvas painting, scavenger hunts, dance parties, and junior chefs camps - just to name a few. And outside, resort guests will make a splash at Paradise Springs - our 10-acre outdoor waterpark featuring four winding waterslides and a relaxing lazy river!

Endless Entertainment all Summer Long

Take a sneak peek into all the excitement that awaits you during SummerFest at Gaylord Texan Resort.

"Currently staying during the Summerfest. There are so many activities for the kids! It's truly magical!" Amy N. - Plano, Texas

"This hotel is absolutely beautiful, and there are so many things to look at. There are trains everywhere, and bridges...tons of photo ops!" Mark H. - Fort Worth, Texas

"Paradise amazing water park with a lazy river and things for kids and adults of all ages." Olive P. - San Antonio, Texas

Splash Party presented by bubly™

Splash into summer at our 10-acre outdoor water park, Paradise Springs! Enjoy live DJ music, games, hair braiding, airbrush tattoos, lawn games and more!

Fridays: 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays: 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Paradise Springs - (must be a hotel guest to enter)
Price: Varies by event

Private Cabana Rentals

Upgrade your pool experience at Paradise Springs and relax in comfort in one of our private cabanas providing extra shade, comfortable lounge areas, refrigerators and more!

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Hook's Scavenger Hunt

Ahoy matey! Captain Hook has lost his prized treasure map that shows him the way to his loot. Hook suspects the Lost Boys are playing a trick on him, and they have taken his map. Let's have some fun and follow the clues left by the Lost Boys to lead you to the map before Captain Hook finds it!

Times: Daily
Location: Throughout the resort atriums. Pick up your map at the Concierge Desk.
Price: $10 plus tax, per person

Wendy's Journey to Neverland: An Interactive Adventure

Join Wendy on an interactive journey visiting the fantastical world of Neverland, where you will explore all the different lands and meet your favorite characters from Peter Pan! Participate in guided activities and take home your very own pieces of Neverland. This interactive event features an exclusive photo opportunity.

Fridays: 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
Sundays: 12 p.m.
Location: Mission Plaza Marketplace Patio
Price: $25 per child (recommended age 4-8), plus tax and service fee

Escape to Neverland & Pirate's Revenge Escape Rooms

Our Escape Rooms are back by popular demand with TWO unique experiences! Race the clock as you and your team attempt to solve riddles and puzzles to escape the one of a kind blacklight experience in Escape to Neverland, or embark Captain Hook's ship in the Pirate's Revenge in search of Peter Pan's shadow. Double the fun by purchasing a combo pass, which gives you the experience of both escapes.

Monday-Friday: 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sundays: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Extended hours on select holiday weeks: 5/26, 7/4-7/5, 9/1-9/2 10 a.m.-8 p.m. | 5/27 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Lower Level Texas Station
$25 plus tax and service fee per person (suggested ages 10 and up) | One Escape Room
$45 plus tax and service fee per person (suggested ages 10 and up) | Both Escape Rooms

Every party must have an adult of 18 years or older with them.

*Max group size of eight per room. For any groups over eight, email [email protected] for availability. If your group doesn't book all available spots in an escape room, remaining spots will be available for other groups to book. If you want to book an entire room exclusively, you will need to purchase the maximum capacity for that specific game room.

Pan's Painting and Treasures

Calling all artists! Kids and parents alike will let their inner artist come to life by painting a Peter Pan-themed canvas or decorating a treasure chest to store their prized possessions.

Friday: 5pm-9pm
Saturday: 10am-9pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm
Extended hours on select holiday weeks: 5/26, 7/4-7/5, 9/1 10am-9pm | 5/27, 9/2 10am-4pm
Location: Retail Corridor, next to Mission Plaza Marketplace
Price: $20* for (1) Canvas or (1) Treasure Chest | $35* for any two items | *Plus tax and service fee

Light Up The Night Pajama Dance Party

Let's party! Kids and kids at heart will join us in the atrium for a night of music, dancing and glow-tastic fun! Wear your best PJs and get ready to boogie down as we pump up the jams before our video mapping show.

Times: Fridays and Saturdays: 8:45 p.m.
Location: Lone Star Atrium

Dream On: A Video Mapping Show presented by bubly™

Let your imagination run wild as you watch the magical world of Neverland come alive on our Mission Plaza facade in this immersive video mapping show.

Times: Fridays and Saturdays | 9:15 p.m.
Location: Lone Star Atrium
Price: FREE

Junior Chefs Camp

This fun and interactive day camp teaches junior chefs to cook, plate and serve a treat for two parents/family members to enjoy at the end of each session.

Times: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
June 22 | Cutie Pies: Kids won't want to wait to eat the delicious apple, banana cream or blueberry pie they make and bake!
July 20 | Pizza-palooza: Learn to mix and toss dough, lay out the fresh ingredients and serve up a delicious pizza.
August 17 | Cupcake & Cannoli Cook-Off: The ultimate sweet-tooth experience! Each child will learn to bake a cupcake and a cannoli from scratch.
Location: Texan Station Patio
Price: $95* per child (suggested age 6-12)
Additional guests can be added for $30 per person.

"Never Grow Up" Art Trail

Journey through our 4.5 acres of lush indoor gardens while enjoying Peter-Pan themed sculptures, paintings and more from local artists.

Price: FREE! (Complimentary maps available at Concierge)

"Second Star to the Right" Selfie Tour

Ready for your close-up? We've got the tour for you! Picture yourself as Tinkerbell and more as you fly around the Gaylord's atriums and find our perfect Peter Pan-inspired photo opportunities. #SummerFest2019

Times: Daily
Location: Throughout the resort atriums
Price: FREE (Complimentary maps available at Concierge)

Build-A-Bear Workshop®

It's the most fun you'll ever make! Choose from all kinds of furry friends, add lots of stuffing and make a wish on a heart. Let your imagination soar and create your story.

Fridays: 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sundays: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Extended hours on select holiday weeks: 5/26, 7/4-7/5, 9/1-9/2 10 a.m.-9 p.m. | 5/27 10 a.m.-4 p.m
Location: Lone Star Atrium
Price: Varies depending on items selected

Paradise Springs

Our Western-themed water park, Paradise Springs, offers guests a fun-filled way to escape the Texas heat. With water slides, zip lines and lazy rivers, our resort provides your family with plenty of ways to stay entertained during your stay in Grapevine, Texas.

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Dining Events

Celebrate the summer with special food and beverage experiences.

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