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September 10 - October 31, 2021

Goblins & Giggles Getaway Weekends

Welcome to more fall fun at Gaylord Palms Resort. Unwind on a family staycation and enjoy quality time together with seasonal Goblins & Giggles activities, Cypress Springs Water Park, delicious dining and drinks, and more.

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Goblins & Giggles Packages

Choose from packages that include combinations of fall family-friendly activities, including interactive shows, scavenger hunts and more! All packages include Water Park access. Fridays and Saturdays 9/10 – 10/31/21. Use Code CUE.

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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.

Guest room with two queen beds, a desk, and a view of the water park.
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Monster Mash Bash

Location: Castillo de San Marcos

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.

Dates
September 10 - October 31, 2021
Schedule
Sat: 7:00pm and 8:00pm
Pricing
$9.99
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Ghoul School

Location: Gator Springs Pathway

Loveable misfits Jake L. Hyde, Shelley Stein, Boris Beats and Mandy Kin, all descendants of iconic Halloween monsters, entertain with stories and activities to demonstrate the importance of individuality, diversity, and being yourself.

Dates
September 10 - October 31, 2021
Schedule
Fri: 6:00-9:00pm - 30 minute increments
Sat: 6:30-9:00pm - 30 minute increments
Pricing
$12.99
Actor dressed as a garden witch holding a ring of keys.

Secret Garden Escape Room

Location: Celebration Room by Arcade

You’ve stumbled upon a beautiful and enchanted garden, but beware – a mischievous witch lurks in the shadows! Solve a series of family-friendly puzzles and riddles within 30 minutes to escape the garden witch's grasp.

Dates
September 10 - October 31, 2021
Schedule
Fri: 6:00-9:00pm - 1 hour increments
Sat: 1:00-9:00pm - 1 hour increments
Pricing
Starts at $91.99 for a group of 4
Cocktails with Halloween decorations.

Wicked Brews Spookeasy

Location: Castillo de San Marcos Fort

Creepy cocktails and mysterious mocktails are all treats and no tricks at the Spookeasy, a family-friendly, haunted hideaway that conjures up the spirit of a prohibition-era pub.

Dates
September 10 - October 31, 2021
Schedule
Sat: 5:00-9:00pm
Pricing
Varies based on menu selection
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Cookie Decorating and Storytime with Morgana

Location: Castillo de San Marcos

For someone who uses a cauldron for cookware, Morgana the Witch can sure bake some spooktacular Halloween cookies. Join the welcoming witch and help decorate her latest batch of seasonal sweets.

Dates
September 10 - October 31, 2021
Schedule
Sat: 12:00pm, 12:45pm, 1:30pm, 2:15pm
Pricing
$10.99
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Hide & Seek Scavenger Hunt featuring Spookley the Square Pumpkin

Location: Throughout the Resort

Everyone's favorite square pumpkin 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!

Dates
September 10 - October 31, 2021
Schedule
Daily, at your leisure
Pricing
$9.99
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Trick or Treat Expedition

Location: Gator Springs Pathway

It's all treats and no tricks (well, maybe just one or two) along the Trick or Treat Expedition. 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!"

Dates
September 10 - October 31, 2021
Schedule
Sat: 5:00-6:00pm
Pricing
Free
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Spooky Animal Encounters

Location: Sawgrass Place

Join our partners from Wild Florida and learn about Florida animals often mischaracterized as scary. Come face-to-face with some of these "spooky" animals in an immersive encounter designed to debunk some common myths that surround them.

Dates
September 10 - October 31, 2021
Schedule
Sat: 5:00-6:00pm
Pricing
Free
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Jack-o'-lantern Walk

Location: Gator Springs Pathway

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 for when you carve you own pumpkin at home.

Dates
September 10 - October 31, 2021
Schedule
Daily, at your leisure
Pricing
Free
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Phantom of the Atrium Light Show

Location: St. Augustine Atrium

The mysterious Phantom of the Atrium has been lurking in the rafters for years, composing his newest masterpiece of haunting choruses and mystical melodies. Experience The Phantom’s nightly masterpiece of music and light in the sky.

Dates
October 1 - October 31, 2021
Schedule
Daily, 9:00pm
Pricing
Free
Sophie the Adventure Kid with two costumed actors

Adventure Kids: A Spooky Celebration

Location: Emerald Bay Plaza

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 experience.

Dates
September 10 - October 31, 2021
Schedule
Sat: 1:00-3:00pm - 1 hour increments
Pricing
Free
People swimming and watching a movie displayed on a screen by the pool.

Spookley the Square Pumpkin Dive-In Movie

Location: Cypress Springs Pool Complex

It's time for a dive-in movie as the family-friendly, animated feature film "Spookley the Square Pumpkin" is presented on the big screen in Cypress Springs Water Park.

Dates
September 10 - October 31, 2021
Schedule
Fri-Sat: 5:00pm
Pricing
Free
Child posing for a photo with an augmented reality elephant.

Wildlife Rescue, An Augmented Reality Experience Presented by bubly™

Location: Throughout the Resort

This virtual experience guides guests to track down endangered species and help 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

Dates
September 10 - October 31, 2021
Schedule
Daily, at your leisure
Pricing
Free
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Water Park and Resort Pools

Whether looking for thrills or relaxation, our Cypress Springs Water Park and South Beach Pool offer something for everyone. Don’t miss our all-new action river attraction, Crystal River Rapids!

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Build-A-Bear Workshop

Location: Concierge Patio

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.

Dates
September 10 - October 31, 2021
Schedule
Fri: 12:00-8:00pm
Sat: 12:00-8:00pm
Sun: 10:00am-4:00pm
Pricing
Varies