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January 8, 2021 – March 7, 2021

Pirate & Princess Weekends

The Captain and his crew of notorious pirates have plundered the Florida Coast in search of The Princess's priceless treasure. They have made Gaylord Palms Resort their outpost, commandeering the resort’s Everglades swamp. Come swap tales with the crew, take the pirate oath, or become an honorary princess in this thrilling adventure for the whole family. Our event has been purposely designed with limited capacity available in order to respect social distancing and an enhanced Commitment to Clean program.

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Rates from $189

Overnight Stay Options

Discover and take advantage of our special rates, as well as packages that include event tickets, along with additional exclusive offers.

two silhouettes, one holding a flower, one holding a sword.
Actors on stage in pirate garb.

Pirate Outpost Invasion

This all-new immersive show features pirates who have invaded the resort’s Everglades atrium and established the Everglades Outpost. Hear tales of adventure, swashbuckling music and enjoy a sip of The Captain’s Brew!

Dates:
Fridays & Saturdays
Times:
6pm-10pm
Location:
Old Hickory
Everglades Atrium
Price:
$16.99 plus tax/person
included with Pirate & Princess
Weekends Package
Flag with skull and crossbones.

Pirate Pool Party

Join Jolly Roger and the pirate crew for music, games, and swashbuckling fun at Cypress Springs Water Park.

Dates:
Saturdays & Sundays
Times:
12pm-4pm
Location:
Cypress Springs Water Park
Scavenger hunt booklet inside treasure chest.

The Princess’s Shiny Stash Treasure Hunt

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.

Dates:
January 8, 2021 – March 7, 2021
Times:
At your leisure
Location:
Resort-wide
Booklets located at Pool Towel Hut
Price:
$9.99 plus tax
per booklet
included with Pirate & Princess Weekends Package
Princess smiling in orange dress.

Princess Academy

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

Dates:
Saturdays
Times:
1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm
Location:
Old Hickory, Everglades Atrium
Cocktail with elaborate orange peel garnish.

Pirate Speakeasy

Wander into this secret hideaway where you’ll encounter not only relics from past journeys but also the notorious treasure-hunters who scoured the seven seas to retrieve them.

Dates:
Fridays & Saturdays
Times:
6pm-10pm
Location:
Old Hickory, Everglades Atrium
Cost:
Beverage costs vary.
Mascots and a lady dancing on stage.

Adventure Kids: Join the Club

Ahoy Mateys! Join our very own pirate, Ava the alligator, and the rest of the Gaylord Palms Adventure Kids as they explore all that the planet has to offer in a fun and educational journey that celebrates the natural world we live in.

Dates:
Saturdays
Times:
12pm, 1pm, 2pm
Lights inside atrium at night.

Pirate & Princess Light Display

Enjoy a light display that has something for every little pirate or princess. Swords clashing, waves crashing, and pirate ships filling the sea. Crowns and tiaras, swirls of color, and jewels fit for a queen.

Times:
Evenings
Location:
St. Augustine Atrium
virtual reality elephant with kids nearby, and person taking a picture.

Wildlife Rescue Adventure Experience presented by bubly

Our iconic, spacious atriums are transformed into an exciting safari for families to discover and learn about endangered animals within the comfort of your own family and on your own time.

Times:
Daily at your Leisure

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.

Two beds in guestroom with a large window.