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Discover family-friendly thrills at Cypress Springs Water Park or an oasis of relaxation at South Beach Pool. Gaylord Palms Resort & Conference Center in Kissimmee, FL, offers fun water activities around every corner and the perfect location near Orlando for more theme park action.
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Find family fun year-round! Explore 4.5 acres of indoor garden atriums, epic scavenger hunts, a thrilling water park, and more.
Cypress Springs Treehouse Attraction at Gaylord Palms
Cypress Springs Water Park
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Cypress Springs Water Park

icon Complimentary for overnight guests.
Make a splash at our exclusive water park with a giant multi-level water playground, zero-entry pool, an all-new action river, thrilling waterslides, and more.
Pirates and Princesses Academy
Pirates and Princesses Academy
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Pirates and Princesses Academy

icon May 13 - September 5
icon Ticketed
Step into a fantasy world and experience the story of the Princess and Pirates in this live interactive show. Hear tales of intrigue and enchantment then take the official princess oath to join the royal court or pirate pledge to become an honorary member of the captain's crew.
iconIncluded with select Summer of More packages.
Shiny Stash Scavenger Hunt
Shiny Stash Scavenger Hunt
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Shiny Stash Scavenger Hunt

icon May 13 - September 5, 2022
icon Ticketed
Join the hunt and recover the kingdom's most precious treasures hidden from The Princess throughout the resort. This scavenger hunt is perfect for all ages and provides the perfect chance to get out and explore.
iconIncluded with select Summer of More packages.
Secret Garden Escape Room
Secret Garden Escape Room
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Secret Garden Escape Room

icon May 13 - September 5, 2022
icon Ticketed
You've stumbled upon a beautiful and enchanted garden filled with puzzles and riddles. Be on the lookout for a mischievous witch lurking in the shadows - she might offer you a helpful puzzle hint or turn you into a frog! Escape back to reality within 30 minutes, or you could find yourself under her spell and be trapped in the garden forever.
Captain's Quarters Bar
Captain's Quarters Bar
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Captain's Quarters Bar

icon May 13 - September 5, 2022
icon Pricing Varies
Ahoy! Drop anchor and join other swashbucklers in the Captain's Quarters. Serving up plenty of grog, the pirate-themed pop-up bar features beverages for every buccaneer with a new menu of cocktails and mocktails created by Gaylord Palms mixologists.
Royal Spa Treatments
Royal Kids Spa Treatments
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Royal Kids Spa Treatments

icon May 13 - September 5, 2022

Pamper your prince or princess with a pedicure service or a princess-inspired up-do.

Adventure Kids Sophie, Seth the Sea Turtle, and Ava the Alligator
Adventure Kids: A Spooky Celebration
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Adventure Kids: A Spooky Celebration

icon September 9 - October 30, 2022
icon Complimentary

Young explorers are invited along as Adventure Kids Sophie, Seth the Sea Turtle, and Ava the Alligator showcase Florida's collection of creepy, crawly creatures and ghoulish greenery in an eerie, interactive show experience.

Illuminate Florida Light Show
Illuminate Florida Light Show
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Illuminate Florida Light Show

icon May 13 - September 5, 2022
icon Complimentary
This multisensory celebration will excite and amaze as thousands of animated lights showcase the wonder and beauty of the Sunshine State. Take a journey from the swamplands to the beach and enjoy all Florida has to offer!
Adventure Kids
Adventure Kids: Rise & Shine
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Adventure Kids: Rise & Shine

icon May 13 - September 5, 2022
icon Complimentary
Start your morning with Sophie from the Adventure Kids and enjoy some morning yoga from the comfort of your guest room in this activity on your TV.
Captain's Quarters Trail
Captain's Quarters Trail
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Captain's Quarters Trail

icon May 13 - Septmeber 5, 2022
icon Complimentary
Embark on a seafaring stroll through the Captain's Quarters Trail in the resort atrium. Capture treasured memories on camera with your best buccaneer friends and some fearsome pirate relics.
Halloween Hide & Seek featuring Spookley the Square Pumpkin
Halloween Hide & Seek featuring Spookley the Square Pumpkin
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Halloween Hide & Seek featuring Spookley the Square Pumpkin

icon September 9 - October 30, 2022
icon Ticketed
Everyone's favorite square pumpkin, Spookley, takes center stage in a game of Halloween hide and seek -- inviting super sleuths to solve puzzles that reveal his eight secret hiding spots around the resort. Solve all the puzzles and win a special prize!
 Build-A-Bear Workshop®️
Build-A-Bear Workshop®️
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Build-A-Bear Workshop®️

icon May 27-September 5
icon Varies

Bring imagination to life with Build-A-Bear Workshop®️! Experience the Make-Your-Own fun by adding stuffing and taking part in our one-of-a-kind Heart Ceremony. Personalize furry friends with outfits, accessories, sounds, and scents - it's the most fun you'll ever make.

Monster Mash Bash
Monster Mash Bash
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Monster Mash Bash

icon September 9 - October 30, 2022
icon Ticketed
You're invited to join Morgana the Witch, Vlad the Vampire, Grimm the Goblin, and Bones the Skeleton for the Monster Mash Bash Dance Party and Costume Contest. With your best costume -- and dance moves -- on display, you'll catch on in a flash and be the graveyard smash of this ghoulish party. Costume contest winners take home some terror-ific prizes.
Woman getting face massage at Relache Spa at Gaylord Palms
Seasonal Spa Treatments
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Treat your body, mind and soul with a seasonal treatment at Relâche Spa. 

May 14 - September 5:  Pirate & Princess Treatments: Pamper your pirate or princess with a pedicure service or a princess up-do that is worthy of a tiara.

May: Love Her With Lavender: Treat mom to the sweet, floral scent of lavender during this ultimate spa escape package. Choose from a massage, facial, or pedicure, or select all three treatments for the ultimate pampering. 

June: Relax & Restore: Let dad unwind with a body, face, or nail treatment specifically designed for him. He can indulge in our luxurious amenities, including a sauna, steam room, rainforest shower, and more.

Cypress Springs Cabanas
Cypress Springs Cabanas
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Upgrade your experience at Cypress Springs and relax in comfort in a private cabana providing extra shade, lounge areas, a refrigerator, and more.
Cookie Decorating and Storytime with Morgana
Cookie Decorating and Storytime with Morgana
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Cookie Decorating and Storytime with Morgana

icon September 9 - October 30, 2022
icon Ticketed

For someone who uses a cauldron for cookware, Morgana the Witch bakes some spooktacular Halloween cookies. Join the welcoming witch and decorate her latest batch of seasonal sweets. You'll also meet her pal Grimm the Good-Hearted Goblin, and learn how the duo became not-so-frightful friends.

Ghoul School: Interactive Show
Ghoul School: Interactive Show
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Ghoul School: Interactive Show

icon September 9 - October 30, 2022
icon Ticketed
Kids are invited to rhyme a tune, test a mad scientist's latest experiment, play a game of Halloween charades, and more when they join loveable misfits Jake L. Hyde, Shelley Stein, Boris Beats, and Mandy Kin in this live, interactive show. These descendants of iconic Halloween monsters entertain with stories and activities to demonstrate the importance of individuality, diversity, and being yourself.
Secret Garden Escape Room
Secret Garden Escape Room
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Secret Garden Escape Room

icon September 9 - October 30, 2022
icon Ticketed
You've stumbled upon a beautiful and enchanted garden filled with puzzles and riddles. Be on the lookout for a mischievous witch lurking in the shadows - she might offer you a helpful puzzle hint or turn you into a frog! Escape back to reality within 30 minutes, or you could find yourself under her spell and be trapped in the garden forever.
Wicked Brews Spookeasy
Wicked Brews Spookeasy
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Wicked Brews Spookeasy

icon September 9 - October 30, 2022
icon Pricing Varies
This family-friendly, haunted hideaway conjures up the spirit of a prohibition-era pub filled with treats (and no tricks!) like creepy cocktails and mysterious mocktails. Living, ghostly artwork procured by past owners provides the perfect atmosphere.
Young girl in front of virtual elephant with woman taking picture on a phone
Wildlife Rescue - An Augmented Reality Experience presented by bubly™
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Wildlife Rescue - An Augmented Reality Experience presented by bubly™

icon Complimentary
Our iconic, indoor atrium transforms into an exciting, AR safari for families to discover and learn about endangered animals at their own pace. Using their mobile device and a special app (free to download), guests track down endangered species and can take a virtual photo with them as they instantly come alive on their screens.
Guests holding baby alligator at Gaylord Palms
Animal Encounters with Wild Florida
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Animal Encounters with Wild Florida

icon May 13 - September 5, 2022
icon Complimentary

Enjoy up-close encounters with Florida's amazing creatures to learn how they adapt to the summertime weather and life with other indigenous animals. Presented by our wildlife partners from Wild Florida.

Adventure Kids
Adventure Kids: Join the Club!
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Adventure Kids: Join the Club!

icon May 13 - September 5, 2022
icon Complimentary
Learn about nature with Sophie the Adventure Kid and her friends Ava the Alligator and Seth the Sea Turtle in this fun, interactive stage show. You'll learn interesting facts about the world we live in, amazing animals around the globe, and more!
Trick-or-Treat Expedition
Trick-or-Treat Expedition
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Trick-or-Treat Expedition

icon September 9 - October 30, 2022
icon Complimentary
It's all treats and no tricks (well, maybe just one or two) along the Trick-or-Treat Expedition trail. Cheerfully spooky characters pop up along the way to add some smiles and laughs as youngsters on a search for sweet treats shout "Trick-or-treat!" and add to their candy collection.
Jack-o'-lantern Walk
Jack-o'-lantern Walk
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Jack-o'-lantern Walk

icon September 9 - October 30, 2022
icon Complimentary
Transport yourself to a world of Halloween fun and stroll through a display of dozens of creatively decorated and carved jack-o'-lanterns. Snap a few photos for inspiration to carve your own at home.
Dive-In Movie: Spookley the Square Pumpkin
Dive-In Movie: Spookley the Square Pumpkin
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Dive-In Movie: Spookley the Square Pumpkin

icon September 9 - October 30, 2022
icon Complimentary
It's time for a dive-in movie as the family-friendly, animated feature film Spookley the Square Pumpkin plays on the big screen at Cypress Springs Water Park.
Spookley the Square Pumpkin Meet & Greet
Spookley the Square Pumpkin Meet & Greet
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Spookley the Square Pumpkin Meet & Greet

icon September 9 - October 30, 2022
icon Complimentary
Show off your Halloween costume and take a photo with Spookley the Square Pumpkin, the hero of the pumpkin patch who proves that being different can save the day!
Phantom of the Atrium Light Show
Phantom of the Atrium Light Show
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Phantom of the Atrium Light Show

icon September 9 - October 30, 2022
icon Complimentary
The mysterious Phantom of the Atrium lurks in the rafters, composing his newest masterpiece of haunting choruses and mystical melodies. With his work now complete, he's ready to debut his pièce de résistance. Experience The Phantom's nightly masterpiece of music and light in the sky, high above the atrium.
Family looking over Gaylord Springs at Gaylord Palms
Gator Feedings with Wild Florida
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Gator Feedings with Wild Florida

icon Complimentary

Join our partners from Wild Florida and encounter the alligators that live inside the resort's St. Augustine atrium habitat, Gator Springs. Learn about the local ecosystem and the animals' personalities in this educational opportunity.

Tuesdays and Saturdays

6:30pm

Adventure Kids: A Spooky Celebration
Adventure Kids: A Spooky Celebration
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Adventure Kids: A Spooky Celebration

icon September 9 - October 30, 2022
icon Complimentary
Young explorers are invited along as Adventure Kids Sophie, Seth the Sea Turtle, and Ava the Alligator showcase Florida's collection of creepy, crawly creatures and ghoulish greenery in an eerie, interactive show experience.
Girl with a storybook
Paint Me A Fairytale
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Paint Me A Fairytale

icon March - May
icon Ticketed
Bursts of color and flashes of magic bring classic fairytales to life in this interactive storytelling adventure. Be drawn into the magic as Mother Goose herself paints to life some of your storybook favorites, including Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and The Beanstalk, and The Princess and The Pea in this live stage show.
Decorated cookies on plate
Springtime Cookie Decorating
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Springtime Cookie Decorating

icon March - May
icon Ticketed
Sweet springtime treats are ready to adorn and achieve confection perfection! The Easter Bunny will visit as you decorate delicious cookies and take them home to enjoy in this creative, interactive hands-on activity.
Easter Bunny in atrium gardens at Gaylord Palms
Blossomin’ Bunnies Scavenger Hunt
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Blossomin’ Bunnies Scavenger Hunt

icon March - May
icon Ticketed
Eight rascally rabbits have bounced into the blossoms throughout the 4.5-acre garden atrium, and it's up to super springtime sleuths to use clues to find where these hares have hidden!
Key on chain on tree
Journey Into Spring Escape Room
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Journey Into Spring Escape Room

icon March - May
icon Ticketed
It's a springtime adventure in an all-new, original escape room experience. Amidst the bright hues of a pristine garden setting, participants work together to solve riddles, find hidden keys, and unlock the mysteries and secrets of the season.
Easter Bunny in gardens at Gaylord Palms
Easter Bunny Meet & Greet
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Easter Bunny Meet & Greet

icon March - May
icon Complimentary

While you might not spot him as he's delivering his eggs, the lovable Easter Bunny takes a break from preparing his famous egg hunt to take photos with guests on Easter Sunday.

Lobby Waterfall

30-minute meet & greets: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm

Large egg in atrium gardens at Gaylord Palms
Eggspression Garden
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Eggspression Garden

icon March - May
icon Complimentary
Larger-than-life Easter eggs and bouquets of blossoms highlight this themed walkthrough experience. Along the way, guests will find plenty of springtime photo spots for that perfect picture to share with friends and family.
Atrium decorated in lights at Gaylord Palms
Springtime Light Display
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Springtime Light Display

icon March - May
icon Complimentary

A kaleidoscope of color paints the atrium ceiling when the sun goes down, as newly upgraded and animated light curtains fill the sky with brightly blooming flowers, richly hued rabbits, springtime shooting stars, and other symbols of the season.

Daily - Evenings

Guest standing next to costumed characters at Gaylord Palms
Adventure Kids: Bedtime Bunny Tales
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Adventure Kids: Bedtime Bunny Tales

icon March - May

Adventure Kid Sophie reads Beatrix Potter's classic "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" for a very special bedtime story on your in-room TV. Enjoy the classic tale -- all from the comfort of your room -- while Sophie adds some real-world knowledge about rabbits, plants, nature, and more.

Channel 45 on your guestroom TV

Daily: 6pm-10pm

Guide on stage with costumed characters at Gaylord Palms
Adventure Kids: Sprout into Spring
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Adventure Kids: Sprout into Spring

icon March - May
icon Complimentary

Young explorers are invited to join Seth the Sea Turtle, Ava the Alligator, and everyone's favorite Adventure Kid, Sophie, on an interactive journey through the Gaylord Palms atrium to discover the wonders of the springtime season.

Saturdays: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

Peach cocktail in Glass
ART Bar
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ART Bar

icon March - May
icon Varies

Is it a "pop-up" bar, or a "pop art" bar? Maybe it's both! Whimsy and wonder are inspirations behind this home of colorful cocktails and multicolored mocktails. Enjoy a new menu of craft beverages, specially created by Gaylord Palms mixologists for this year's springtime celebration.

Mother's Day Buffet
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Mother's Day Buffet

icon Ticketed
This Mother's Day, treat mom to a delicious Mediteranean-style buffet at our newly renovated Villa de Flora. Enjoy our one-of-a-kind atrium as you indulge in fresh, seasonal dishes, including hand-carved prime rib and slow-roasted porchetta, chef-made omelets, and endless brunch favorites.
Easter Buffet
Easter Buffet at Villa de Flora
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Easter Buffet at Villa de Flora

icon Ticketed
Celebrate Easter Sunday in our renovated Villa de Flora with a delicious Mediterranean-inspired buffet featuring seasonal favorites including prime rib, roasted leg of lamb, and roasted ham.
Family looking at scavenger hunt map at Gaylord Palms
Winterfest
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Winterfest

icon January 7 - February 27, 2022
See Gaylord Palms transform into the perfect winter getaway during its annual Winterfest! Discover fun for the whole family as you venture through acres of indoor gardens on a Jack Frost-themed scavenger hunt, take on the challenge of a puzzling escape room, and soak in the sun at Cypress Springs Water Park with its towering waterslides and brand-new rapid river. Explore our lineup and reserve your room and tickets now for your wintertime escape.
Atrium at Gaylord Palms decorated for Christmas
SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS.
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SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS.

icon November 18, 2022 – January 1, 2023

Discover So. Much. Christmas. at Gaylord Palms Resort during the holidays! With family-friendly events, activities, dining, live entertainment, and more, it's easy to see why Christmas at Gaylord Palms is a beloved and long-standing tradition in Central Florida.

The whole family will enjoy the wintery weather with thrilling activities, frosty adventures, and more. JANUARY THROUGH FEBRUARY
Find fun scavenger hunts, artful activities like cookie decorating, and everything your family needs to spring it on! MARCH THROUGH APRIL
Chart a course and discover a thrilling water park, princess-themed activities, and buccaneer-inspired adventures during summer of more. MAY THROUGH AUGUST
Family fun never ends during Goblins & Giggles events and activities. Find quality time with spooktacular adventures to enjoy together, all without leaving the resort. SEPTEMBER THROUGH OCTOBER
Find everything your family is looking for this season - hours of Christmas activities to enjoy, beloved characters in our signature events, themed dining outlets, holiday shopping, and more. NOVEMBER THROUGH DECEMBER