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May 21 - September 6, 2021

Summerfest of More

Celebrate summer with events for the whole family at Gaylord Texan! Enjoy the thrilling slides, winding lazy river, and towering play structures at Paradise Springs that make the water park the perfect summer hangout. Inside the resort, you can enjoy pirate and princess-themed activities and other fun seasonal events as you make this Summerfest one to remember.

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Paradise Springs

Make a splash at our 10-acre outdoor pool and lazy river complex featuring a 6,000-square-foot family lagoon, giant water playhouse, 600-foot long lazy river, and four winding waterslides. It’s the ultimate Texas escape, offering fun in the sun for the whole family!

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Escape Rooms

Location: Texan Station Lower Level

Choose from two exciting Escape Rooms and work as a team to unlock clues and solve puzzles before the time runs out!

04:00 PM - 07:45 PM
03:00 PM - 08:00 PM
09:00 AM - 08:15 PM
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
$25/person, must buy at least 4
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Summer of Cirque: Pirates & Princesses

Location: Glass Cactus

Take to the High Seas with Lone Star Circus in Summer of Cirque: Pirates & Princesses. A boy dreams of becoming a pirate and embarks on a journey around the world. Along the way, he meets exotic people, colorful creatures, and a beautiful princess.

6:00 PM
2:00 PM & 6:00 PM
From $14.99 (12 and under), From $24.99 (13+)
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The Princess’s Shiny Stash Treasure Hunt

Location: Resort Wide

The Princess has hidden her kingdom’s most precious treasures from the pirate crew throughout the resort. Locate the treasure chests in this exciting family scavenger hunt.

Mon - Sun
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Pirate & Princess Academy

Location: Lone Star Atrium

Discover a world filled with fantasy and adventure as you become an honorary princess and take the Princess Oath or join an unexpected Captain’s crew and take the Pirate Pledge in this exciting, interactive musical.

05:00 PM - 08:00 PM (60-minute increments)
04:00 PM - 07:00 PM (60-minute increments)
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Pirate & Princess Art Studio

Location: Retail Corridor

Let your inner artist come to life while creating pirate and princess-inspired arts and crafts to take home and display all summer long.

Thu - Fri
03:00 PM - 09:00 PM
10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Starting at $20.00

Location: Glass Cactus

Live Entertainment

Enjoy live entertainment with breathtaking waterfront views at Glass Cactus. Schedule: Weekends. Pricing: Tickets start at $10

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Featured Summerfest Activities & More
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Build-A-Bear Workshop

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. Schedule: Weekends. Pricing: Varies.

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Wildlife Rescue – Augmented Reality by bubly™

Our iconic, spacious atriums are transformed into an exciting safari for families to discover and learn about endangered animals at their own pace. This virtual experience guides guests to track down endangered species and help ensure they are monitored for their protection. With the magic of augmented reality, brings them to life before your eyes! Location: Resort Wide. Schedule: Daily. Pricing: Free.

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Ahoy Matey Animal Encounters

A special educational opportunity to interact with and learn about a variety of incredible creatures. Location: Lone Star Atrium. Schedule: Saturday Nights. Pricing: Free.

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Pirate Dance Party

Pull out your pirate gear and dance along to the best party tunes in our resort atrium! Schedule: Saturdays 8:15 pm. Pricing: Free.

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Junior Chefs Camp

This fun day camp teaches junior chefs to cook, plate, and serve a special treat for two family members to enjoy at the end of the day. Book your session and learn how to create cupcakes with surprises hidden inside, use a pizza oven, or make classic carnival foods. Location: Zeppole Schedule: June 5th, July 17th, August 8th Pricing: Starting at $130.00


Available seasonally; Memorial Day - Labor Day.

Paradise Springs Cabana & Lounge Chair Reservations

Make a splash at our 10-acre outdoor pool and lazy river complex featuring a 6,000-square-foot family lagoon, giant water playhouse, 600-foot long lazy river, and four winding waterslides. Relax in comfort in one of our private cabanas providing extra shade, dining area, TV's, and more!

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What to Expect at Gaylord Texan

Taking care of our guests has always been our number one priority. We have implemented a variety of new protocols and elevated practices, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and keeping with our high standards of cleanliness and commitment to providing excellent service. We have also made a few adjustments to the services, amenities and facilities available during your stay.

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Please Note:
In the case of inclement weather, including rain, lighting, high winds and/or chill factors below 65 degrees, Paradise Springs outdoor pool will be closed for the safety and comfort of our guests.