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May 21 - September 6, 2021

Summer of More

Celebrate summer with events for the whole family at Gaylord Rockies! Enjoy the thrilling slides, winding lazy river, and pirate-themed parties at Arapahoe 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 summer one to remember.

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Overnight Stay Options

Take advantage of great rates or get even more with packages that include event tickets and exclusive offers.

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Pirate & Princess Academy

Location: Princess Evergreen's Royal Theatre

Step into a fantasy world and experience the story of the Princess in this live interactive show featuring the Sword Mistress and The Princess herself. Become an honorary princess for the day and take the official princess oath.

Thu - Sun
04:00 PM , 05:00 PM, 06:00 PM, 07:00 PM
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Pirate & Princess Art Studio

Location: Grotto

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

10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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The Shiny Stash Scavenger 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.

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Location: Pinyons Patio

Gather around the fire with friends and family and enjoy your own personal s’more kit!

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Ski Village in the Grand Lodge

The Captain's Quarters

Meet Bonnie Diamond, the keeper of The Captain's Quarters, a secret hideaway where you'll encounter not only relics from past journeys, but also Captain Hornswoggle himself. During this 20-25 minute experience, you can earn your pirate name and enjoy our world-famous Captain's brew, served in a souvenir mug that you can take home as your share of the treasure. Location: Ski Village in the Grand Lodge Schedule: Nightly, 4-9pm Pricing: $15.99

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Location: Transportation Lobby

The Captain's Hidden Treasure Escape Room

Inside The Captain's Hidden Treasure Escape Room, guests have been recruited against their will to join Emerald, the wayfaring wife of Captain Hornswoggle. As part of her crew, they will need to solve clues to ransack the Captain's Quarters and recover the ultimate treasure, a priceless gem that he has refused to give to his wife. Schedule: Daily, hourly slots from 11:30am-9:30pm Pricing: Starting at $125 for up to 4 people / $17.99 for each additional person

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More Summer Events & Activities
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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. Location: Grand Lodge Caboose Schedule: Weekends. Pricing: Varies.

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Buccaneer Bash

Pirates have invaded Arapahoe Springs! Join Jolly Roger and Anne Revenge for music, games and swashbuckling fun. Location: Arapahoe Springs Lazy River Schedule: Daily, 6pm, 7pm & 8pm Pricing: Free (Registered Resort Guests Only)

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Family Movies

Grab some snacks and join us for movie night, in a socially distanced setting. Our matinee features a G/PG movie perfect for the younger crowd, while our evening presentation offers a PG-13 movie for older kids. Location: Princess Evergreen's Royal Theatre Schedule: Thursday-Sunday, 2pm & 8:30pm Pricing: Free

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Animal Encounters

In partnership with Nature's Educators, learn about wildlife and develop a healthy respect and understanding of all animals. Location: Grand Lodge Schedule: Saturdays & Sundays 10am-2pm Pricing: Free

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Wildlife Rescue – Augmented Reality by bubly™

Our iconic atriums are transformed into an exciting safari for families to discover and learn about endangered animals. This virtual helps guests track down endangered species to ensure they are monitored for their protection. The adventure highlights indigenous animals and, with the magic of augmented reality, brings them to life before your eyes! Location: Resort Wide. Schedule: Daily. Pricing: Free.

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Rise & Shine with the Adventure Kids

Wake up with Sophie from the Adventure Kids, and enjoy some morning yoga from the comfort of your guest room. Location: Channel 49 on your in-room TV Schedule: Daily Pricing: Free

What to Expect

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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