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Gaylord Palms Goblins & Giggles

09/09/2023 - 10/29/2023

Gaylord Palms Goblins and Giggles

Bewitching thrills, chills and laughter will fill autumn weekends as guests are treated to family-friendly Halloween fun beginning Sept. 9, 2023, when Gaylord Palms Resort kicks off its annual Goblins & Giggles Weekends celebration. The event runs through Oct. 29.

Guests will enjoy live shows, interactive events, dance and costume parties, character experiences, spooky animal encounters, a themed scavenger hunt and escape room, and plenty of sweet treats. Also featured: two “Fall Into Family Fun” hotel packages with features like nightly resort credit, premium guest room views, and tickets to popular Goblins & Giggles Weekends events.

Here’s the lineup of the Halloween hijinks guests can enjoy during the event:

A SPIRITED DANCE & COSTUME PARTY: Young ghosts and goblins are invited to join a few fun-loving frights like Morgana the Witch, Vlad the Vampire and Grimm the Good-Hearted Goblin, for the Monster Mash Bash Dance Party & Costume Contest. Presented inside the resort’s replica of St. Augustine’s Castillo de San Marcos fort, Monster Mash Bash takes place multiple times each Saturday during the event. Tickets are $16.99 per person, plus taxes and fees, based on availability.

GET CRAFTY THIS HALLOWEEN: The all-new Adventure Kids’ Clubhouse invites guests to let their imagination soar as they paint Halloween-themed art on their own canvas. This hands-on, family-friendly activity provides all the tools for guests to create treasured keepsakes to take home. The clubhouse art activity is open Fridays and Saturdays, and tickets are $14.99 plus tax per craft.

A HAUNTED ESCAPE: Locked in the Captain’s Quarters of an ancient pirate galleon, guests are challenged to find Captain Horswaggle’s most valuable treasure in the Pirate’s Treasure Escape Room. The captain’s wife, Emerald, is on hand to help guests set sail on their escape room adventure, solve intricate puzzles, and disembark the ship before the captain and crew discover their pilfering plans of plunder. Reservations are needed, and prices start at $120 for a party of four. The escape room operates on Fridays and Saturdays during Goblins & Giggles Weekends.

SPOOKY SCAVENGER HUNT: The Gaylord Hotels Adventure Kids invite families to join their Adventure Kids’ Spooktacular Scavenger Hunt, which takes place daily at the guests’ leisure. The Adventure Kids have hidden pumpkins around the resort’s 4.5-acre garden atrium. This interactive quest invites guests to learn and explore the spookier side of nature while searching for clues and solving riddles. Tickets are $12.99 per scavenger hunt booklet, plus taxes and fees.

GOBLIN SOME CANDY: Youngsters can add to their candy collection with tasty treats on the Trick-or-Treat Expedition. Trick-or-treaters are encouraged to wear their best costumes as they meet some cheerfully spooky characters in the Gaylord Palms’ atrium. Trick-or-Treat Expedition is presented each  Saturday during the event and is an exclusive activity for Gaylord Palms’ overnight guests.

CARVING OUT SOME FALL FUN: Elaborate pumpkin art is showcased on the Jack-O’-Lantern Walk, with crafty pumpkin carvings inspired by the spirit of the Sunshine State displayed inside the hotel’s atrium. Admission is complimentary.

DIVE-IN MOVIE: It’s time for a delightful dive-in movie as the family-friendly, animated feature film “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” is presented for overnight resort guests in Cypress Springs Water Park each Friday and Saturday evening during the event.

GIVE ‘EM PUMPKIN TO TALK ABOUT: Spookley the Square Pumpkin will also make multiple appearances each Saturday during the event, offering picture-perfect photo moments for guests.

EERIE ADVENTURES: Adventure Kid Sophie, Seth the Sea Turtle, and Ava the Alligator showcase some of Florida’s creepy creatures, like snakes and alligators, inside the resort’s garden atrium in the Adventure Kids Spooky Celebration. The live show is presented each Saturday during Goblins & Giggles Weekends and is complimentary for guests.

FRIGHT NIGHT, LIGHT SHOW: Gaylord Palms’ animated LED light curtains, suspended high above the atrium, create a multi-sensory spectacle that tells the musical tale of The Phantom of the Atrium. The show centers around a mysterious figure who lurks in the rafters while composing his latest musical masterpiece. Presented at 9 p.m. nightly, the show can be viewed at many spots in the atrium, while guests with select atrium-view rooms can enjoy the show from their balconies.

FANG-TASTIC FLORIDA ANIMALS: Spooky Animal Encounters will be presented each Saturday evening during Goblins & Giggles Weekends. Guests will learn more about snakes, alligators and other amazing animals and how they contribute to Florida’s autumn ecosystem in this up-close experience with some of the Sunshine State’s diverse wildlife.

Goblins & Giggles Weekends tickets are on sale at For more information about the Goblins & Giggles Weekends packages, guests may visit, or call 407/586-0000.


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Gaylord Palms Resort
6000 W Osceola Parkway
Kissimmee, FL 34746 United States
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(407) 586-0316
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