Explore Our Water Oasis at Gaylord Palms

Cypress Springs Water Park & Resort Pools

Whether looking for thrills or relaxation, our Cypress Springs Water Park and South Beach Pool offer something for everyone. Exclusive to Gaylord Palms Resort guests are an AquaDrop slide, racing slides, zero-entry pool, rapid river, a tropical pool oasis inspired by South Beach and so much more.

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The Wake Zone

FlowRider Surfing Experience

Feel the rush of our FlowRider, The Wake Zone, where you can body board or surf the waves with demonstrations from our trainers. *Additional Charges Apply.

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No need to rush to the pool early

Premium Pool Seating

Want to guarantee your spot at the pool? We are pleased to offer premium pool-side seating or private cabanas for rental. Our private cabanas provide extra shade and space, comfortable lounge areas, refrigerators and more! Gone are the days of having to rush down to the pool early to hold your spot.

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Cypress Springs Water Park

An exclusive amenity for our resort guests, Cypress Springs Water Park will thrill your whole family. It features a zero-entry swimming pool, multi-level tree house playground, racing slides, a drop slide, a FlowRider surfing experience, and the thrilling new Crystal River Rapids. Children under 15 years old must be accompanied at all times by an adult.

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Big Cypress Tower

Brave our Florida Free Fall drop slide complete with a 35-foot fall through a trap door, where you’ll end by spinning ‘round and ‘round the slide’s giant bowl. If competition gets your heart pounding, choose the Tampa or Miami slide on the Tamiami Twister for a winding and turning race to the deck.

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Multi-Level Water Playground

Kids will absolutely flip over our multi-level treehouse playground. Slide down our four water slides, jump around in the geyser and ground spray area, get drenched by our 317-gallon tipping bucket and climb through three levels of water activities fun.

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Conveniently located just steps from our pools, SandBar lets you grab a bite without having to leave the fun in the sun. Indulge in All-American favorites and refreshing beverages to quench your thirst. Kids' menu available.

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South Beach Pool

Escape to the tropics at our pool lined with palms that captures a sophisticated South Beach flair.

Know Before You Go

Taking care of our guests has always been our number one priority. Learn more about What To Expect at Gaylord Palms and Cypress Springs, including rules for our water attractions.

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What To Expect

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. Here is what to expect during your stay at Gaylord Palms.

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