Gaylord Palms Summer of Pirates, Princesses, Pool Time and More

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Gaylord Palms Summer of Pirates, Princesses, Pool Time and More

Gaylord Palms Summer of Pirates, Princesses, Pool Time and More – This summer, Gaylord Palms Resort guests are invited to enjoy more adventure, more water park fun, more exploration and relaxation, more fine dining experiences and more time to make memories with family and friends.

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Gaylord Palms Summer of Pirates, Princesses, Pool Time and More

What:

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the 64-acre resort is preparing for its biggest summer yet with the “Summer of More” celebration from May 13-Sept. 5. Guests can enjoy plenty of fantasy-filled fun in a host of Pirates & Princesses-themed activities, beat the heat at Cypress Springs Water Park, taste a world of cuisine in award-winning restaurants and rejuvenate in a luxurious, full-service spa.

Gaylord Palms is also highlighting more than 300 new rooms that opened in mid-2021. Designed to be convenient and comfortable, the new rooms feature coastal modern architecture and design styles made famous in South Florida.

Guests can highlight their Summer of More with an endless array of family fun at Cypress Springs Water Park. The 3-acre water wonderland features seven waterslides, multi-level children’s playground, two swimming pools and Crystal River Rapids – a new action river attraction that takes guests through twists and turns at more than three feet per second.

Plenty of restaurant options help satisfy guests’ summer hunger. The resort’s signature dining experience, Old Hickory Steakhouse, features gourmet steaks, artisanal cheeses and an award-winning wine list. Known for its fresh seafood and vegetables, MOOR works with local farms and fishmongers to create dishes with regional, sustainable and fresh food. For a taste of the Mediterranean region, guests enjoy dishes inspired by Italy, Spain and more at Villa de Flora.

During the Pirates & Princesses event, guests celebrate the fantasy worlds of brave buccaneers and regal royalty with family-friendly activities throughout the resort. Guests can learn to be a pirate or princess in an interactive show, solve puzzles and riddles inside an enchanted escape room, raise a hearty mug of grog at a pirate-themed pop-up bar, stroll through remnants of a pirate galleon, search for
treasure in a new scavenger hunt, and more. Relâche Spa at Gaylord Palms also joins the celebration, with treatments designed to soothe the meanest marauders and pamper the prettiest princesses.

Where and When:

‘Summer of More’ Festivities Begin May 13 and Continue Through Sept. 5, 2022 | Gaylord Palms

More Details:

Wear a Crown or Wield a Sword
Young guests learn the finer points of becoming the best swashbuckler on the seas or the most-poised princess in the palace in “Pirates & Princesses Academy.” This live, interactive show invites guests to step into a fantasy world to hear musical tales of adventure on the high seas and inside the kingdom. Successful students take the official princess oath and join the royal court or recite the pirate pledge and
become part of the captain’s crew.

Wear a Crown or Wield a Sword
Young guests learn the finer points of becoming the best swashbuckler on the seas or the most-poised princess in the palace in “Pirates & Princesses Academy.” This live, interactive show invites guests to step into a fantasy world to hear musical tales of adventure on the high seas and inside the kingdom. Successful students take the official princess oath and join the royal court or recite the pirate pledge and
become part of the captain’s crew.

Arrrrr You Thirsty?
Ahoy! Pirates in search of tasty grog can raise a hearty tankard at the Captain’s Quarters Bar. The themed pop-up bar, resembling a captain’s retreat and pirate ship’s helm, serves up beverages to satisfy every buccaneer. A new menu of nautical and royal cocktails and mocktails, created by Gaylord Palms mixologists, provides plenty of exotic thirst-quenchers for pirates of all ages.

Set Sail for Captain’s Quarters Trail
A seafaring stroll through Captain’s Quarters Trail provides a bounty of photo opportunities for guests to share with their favorite landlubbers. Adjacent to the Captain’s Quarters bar and adorned with ship parts and tools of the pirate trade, the trail provides treasured spots to take pictures to share with friends and family.

The Royal Treatment
Guests visiting Relâche Spa at Gaylord Palms can enjoy summer treatments, like a luxurious lavender spa package in May, or a Father’s Day “Relax & Restore” package in June with body, face and nail treatments designed for men. The award-winning spa features a full array of treatments and therapies infused with natural elements from the garden.

Summer Nights, Summer Lights
A kaleidoscope of color sparkles in the summer sky during the “Illuminate Florida” light show. Famous Sunshine State landmarks take center stage on the newly upgraded light curtains suspended from the atrium ceiling. The nighttime, animated spectacle can be viewed from many spots in the atrium, and guests with select atrium-view rooms can enjoy the show from the comfort of their balcony

A Pirate’s Pleasure is Finding Treasure
Pirates love hunting for hidden treasure, and guests can join in the fun in the “Shiny Stash Scavenger Hunt.” Searching high and low in the atrium for treasure hidden by the Princess, the interactive scavenger hunt challenges guests to solve riddles and puzzles and find the kingdom’s riches.

Feathered Friends, Slithering Snakes
Guests enjoy up-close encounters with some amazing wildlife during Animal Encounters, hosted by Wild Florida. Animal experts will showcase every pirate’s favorite feathered friend, the parrot, and one of Florida’s famous indigenous snakes during these weekly visits. Guests can also take part in wildlife adventures during the week and watch as Wild Florida feeds alligators in the resort’s Gator Springs and fish in the Key West Lagoon.

Safari, So Good!
Guests can go on a virtual safari in the Wildlife Rescue game. After finding specially marked spots in the atrium, guests use their mobile device and a free augmented reality application to discover endangered animals from around the world. Once a spot is found and scanned with the app, virtual animals appear on-screen and guests can take a photo with them.

Join The Club!
Kids are invited to join the Adventure Kids as Sophie, Seth the Sea Turtle and Ava the Alligator showcase the wonders of summer in “Adventure Kids: Join The Club.” In this live stage show, Sophie and her friends explore conservation, wildlife, nature and more through stories and songs.

Family Water Park Fun, Year-Round!
Guests can highlight their summer – and any season — with family fun at Cypress Springs Water Park. Open year-round, the water park is an exclusive amenity for overnight guests of Gaylord Palms Resort. The water park is located in the heart of the resort, providing convenient access for guests. There’s something for the entire family, with three water slides for adults and four water slides designed just for kids. A zero-entry pool brims with excitement, including children’s activities, a giant video wall (which transforms into a Hollywood silver screen for “Dive-In Movies” on select nights), and full-size basketball goals. Just around the corner is the South Beach Pool. Inspired by narrow, tree-lined pools found at Miami hotspots, the South Beach Pool is great for guests who want to swim laps or relax poolside in a warm, tropical environment as the Florida breeze gently rustles palm fronds overhead. Guests can reserve poolside seating, a day bed or a private cabana for the ultimate in stress-free pool time.

Atrium Adventures, and a World of Dining:
In case of a summer shower, guests can take a relaxing stroll through the glass atriums, which features more than four acres of plants, flowers, waterfalls, streams, Florida fish, gators and other wildlife. Inside the atriums, a delicious selection of dining options awaits, including Mediterranean-inspired dishes at Villa de Flora, gourmet steaks and an award-winning wine list at Old Hickory Steakhouse and fresh, sustainable and local seafood and vegetables at MOOR.

More Information:

Gaylord Palms offers summer packages that include guest rooms, event tickets and resort credit so guests can bundle the fun and make the most of their stay. To book rooms, packages, spa treatments and buy tickets for “Pirates & Princesses” summer activities, guests may visit GaylordPalms.com.

Don’t forget to check out the 2022 Florida Kids and Family Expo August 20-21, 2022 at the Orange County Convention Center. Tickets are on sale now! Click here for details.

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