World-Class Experiences

Things to Do

Splash into family-friendly excitement at Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, FL. With Cypress Springs Water Park, a tranquil South Beach-inspired pool oasis, a revitalizing spa, and family-friendly activities, our resort offers the perfect escape.

Fun for All

Cypress Springs Water Park

There’s no limit to the fun you’ll have or the special memories you’ll make at Cypress Springs Water Park! Our three-acre oasis features speed slides, a drop slide, slides just for kids, a surf simulator, a zero-entry pool, a children’s multi-level playhouse, an action river, and an adults-only pool inspired by those found in Miami’s landmark hotspots. At Cypress Springs Water Park, you can play all day or relax and unwind from the comfort of your own private cabana.

Crystal River Rapids Cypress Springs


Sounds of America: A Nighttime Spectacular

The night lights up high above our Coquina Lawn with synchronized, brightly colored drones in the all-new, complimentary "Sounds of America" show. Hundreds of drones lift off and paint the skies in a luminous tapestry of aerial art. The patriotic performance is a symphony of sight and sound, featuring an original Gaylord Hotels musical soundtrack. Time: 9 p.m. | Select Dates: May 31, June 7, June 14, June 28, July 3, July 5, July 19, July 26, Aug. 9, Aug. 10, Aug. 30, Sep. 1

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Cypress Springs Aerial
Cypress Springs Aerial
Adventure Ahead

Activities For All Ages

Explore our carefully curated array of leisure activities designed to provide extraordinary moments that go beyond the ordinary. Plan your itinerary with our selection of exceptional experiences, many of which are included with your stay.

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Aqua Glow Pool Party

As the sun starts to set, 3-acre Cypress Springs Water Park glows in bright neon with a DJ spinning poolside party tunes during the new “Aqua Glow Pool Party.” Get your face painted in bright colors as the pool deck becomes a vibrant canvas for the evening glow-fest. Glow merchandise is available as well as special light-up cocktails. Select Dates: July 6, 13, 20, 27; Aug. 10, 24, 31; Sep. 1 | Time: 6 p.m. - 10

Movie Night

Dive-In Movies

Enjoy family-friendly movies on the Cypress Springs Pool's big screen! Presented by LIFEWTR. Saturday & Sunday evenings, beginning at 4 p.m.

Emerald Pirate Escape Room 2023

The Pirate's Treasure Escape Room

Avoid walking the plank! Solve puzzles and riddles within 30 minutes to find a rare hidden gem and escape the room.

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Adventure Kids: The Hunt for Hidden Treasure

In this fun-filled scavenger hunt, you'll explore Gaylord Palms' atriums to find several hidden gems. Presented by LIFEWTR.

Special Events Light Show

Luminosity Light Show

Enjoy dazzling lights and thrilling music at Luminosity, our signature nightly light show. It's a can't-miss spectacle. Nightly shows. See resort guide upon arrival for times.

Cypress Springs Water Park

Sunshine Splash Bash

DJ Splash spins a dynamic mix of hits that will amplify your fun-filled day in the sun at Cypress Springs Water Park. Select Dates: May 5 - Sep. 2. | Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Wildlife Encounters

Connect with nature in unforgettable ways. Our complimentary wildlife activities offer a unique blend of excitement and education from close-up animal encounters to alligator, grunt (baby alligator), & Floridian fish feedings. Dates: Mon-Wed and Fri-Sat | Times: See resort guide upon arrival.

Spooky Animal Encounters
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Spin 'n' Blend Bicycles

Mix fitness and fun! Pedal poolside to blend your favorite cocktail or mocktail and enjoy! Dates: Saturdays, May 25 - Aug. 31 | Time: See resort guide upon arrival.

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Butterfly Blossom Trail

Whimsical butterflies and bouquets of blossoms highlight this themed walk-through experience. Along the way, you'll find plenty of great photo opportunities and selfie spots. Daily, at your leisure.

Adventure Kids Characters

Adventure Kids' Meet & Greet

Young guests are invited to meet Seth the Sea Turtle, Ava the Alligator, and everyone's favorite Adventure Kid, Sophie. On select dates; see resort guide upon arrival.

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Wildlife Rescue: Augmented Reality Experience

Take a virtual safari through Gaylord Palms! Twelve endangered animals are hidden throughout the resort and your help is needed to find them. A smartphone and free app download are necessary to enjoy this AR experience. Presented by bubly™.

Arcade fun for all ages!


Get your game on in our arcade with the newest video games, head-to-head contests, and arcade classics. Access via room key. Daily, at your leisure.

Yoga Coquina Lawn

Sunrise Yoga

Join us for Sunrise Yoga at Coquina Lawn to restore mind + body + soul balance. Daily at 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. Included in resort fee.

Amenities and Enhancements

Private Cabanas & Premium Poolside Seating

Secure your ideal poolside spot by reserving premium poolside seating with an umbrella or a private cabana. Cabanas offer added shade, spacious lounge seating, refrigerators, TVs, and more for an elevated poolside experience! Each premium poolside seat rental and cabana rental includes complimentary bottle(s) of LIFEWTR. Presented by LIFEWTR.

Pool Cabana


Relâche Spa and Fitness Center

Rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul at Relâche Spa at Gaylord Palms Resort. Our services blend essential oil aromatherapy and diverse massage techniques to melt tension away. Exercise and physically de-stress at The Relâche Fitness Center with a full range of cardio and strength equipment for a total workout. Join us daily at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. on the Coquina Lawn for Sunrise Yoga to restore balance to mind, body, and soul.

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Amenities and Enhancements

Celebration Golf Club

Celebration Golf Club is the final course designed by the renowned masters, Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Robert Trent Jones Jr. As an official club partner, Gaylord Palms Resort makes preferred tee times and transportation available to you. The course is in the town of Celebration, a few miles from our Kissimmee resort.

Stephen Ashley Horne

Unwrap the Joy of the Season

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Enjoy festive holiday events like ICE! and our Christmas light show, and join in classic activities like ice tubing, live entertainment, gingerbread decorating, and photos with Santa at Gaylord Palms Resort near Orlando, Florida.

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On-Site Outlets
Relâche Spa Lobby

Relâche Spa & Salon

Get a massage at our spa in Kissimmee, FL, and unwind your body, mind and soul. Reserve a rejuvenating facial or calming treatment in a luxurious atmosphere while estheticians pamper you.

Fitness Center

Relâche Fitness Center

As you exercise, enjoy beautiful resort views from floor-to-ceiling windows or watch a personal TV.

Gaylord Palms Cypress Springs Water Park


South Beach Pool

Mon-Sun: 8:30 AM-10:00 PM


Towels provided


Cypress Springs Water Park

Mon-Sun: 8:30 AM-10:00 PM


Towels provided


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