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Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

6000 West Osceola Parkway · Kissimmee, Florida 34746 USA

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SummerFest Events & Activities


Hours of Operation: Vary by day and may have multiple showings throughout the day. Times and dates are subject to change.

The best way to experience SummerFest is to spend the night with us.


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SummerFest at Gaylord Palms

Friday, May 24 – Sunday, August 11, 2019

School’s out for the summer and it’s time to have some fun. Bust out your flip flops and bathing suits, and celebrate summer at Gaylord Palms’ annual SummerFest event. Soak up the sun at our Cypress Springs Water Park – including a drop slide, racing slides and a double FlowRider surfing experience. Featuring pool parties, a surf show and a scavenger hunt, SummerFest will be a splashing good time for everyone.

Endless Entertainment all Summer Long

Take a sneak peek into all the excitement that awaits you during SummerFest at Gaylord Palms Resort.

“This is the BEST place our family has gone for vacation. I just don't have enough words to describe our experience.” Andrew G. – Tampa, Florida

““There are alligators, a fort, waterfalls, and multiple fish ponds. My little kids truly enjoyed SummerFest.” Courtney J. – Jacksonville, Florida

“Cypress Springs - WOW! We were blown away by the water park.” Lili S. – Atlanta, Georgia

Splash Party presented by bubly™

DJ Sunny is here to bring your family summer tunes, pool games and prizes. Move and groove along as DJ Sunny spins classic and contemporary tunes to rock out to while hanging out in Cypress Springs Water Park.

Times: Daily | 12pm-4pm
Location: Cypress Springs Water Park
Price: Complimentary for overnight resort guests

Paint the Waves Surf Show

As the sun goes down, our highly decorated FlowRider Team will take to the waves to show off their most colorful moves in a jaw dropping exhibition of color, thrills and fun.  

Times: Fridays and Saturdays | 7:05pm
Location: Cypress Springs, The Wake Zone FlowRider
Price: Complimentary for overnight resort guests

Florida Explorer Scavenger Hunt

We are looking for the best and brightest Florida Explorers to pass on the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully explore the interesting, incredible, and sometimes treacherous state of Florida. Your journey begins inside the 4.5-acre atrium, filled to the brim with Flora (plant-life) and Fauna (animal-life) from all over the state. To succeed in becoming a real life Florida explorer you will need to navigate through the atrium and learn about unique plants, animals, and historical landmarks. Good Luck!

Times: At your leisure
Location: Hotel Atrium - Purchase your Scavenger Hunt Booklet at the Pool Towel Hut or purchase online
Price:
$9.99 per booklet, plus tax


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The Pirate's Treasure Escape Room

Emerald, the wayfaring wife of the dread pirate Captain Hornswoggle, has recruited you to her crew with one goal in mind: Ransacking the Captain’s Quarters to commandeer his ultimate treasure. He has hidden the priceless jewel away somewhere inside and refuses to give his scallywag wife the prized gem. He is due back in 30 minutes and your crew of rogues must find the gem and escape before his return.

Times: Fridays and Saturdays | 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm
Sundays | 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm
Location: Celebration Room (inside Arcade, Everglades Atrium)
Price: $15.99 plus tax, per person


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Dive-In Movies

Enjoy the best family-friendly movies under the stars.

Times: Saturdays | 8pm
Location: Cypress Springs Water Park Screen
Price: Complimentary for overnight resort guests

Exotic Animal Encounter

Trek into the Everglades atrium to Sawgrass Place, where you will find snakes, turtles and baby alligators. On Saturdays during SummerFest, you won’t want to miss the special opportunity to interact with and learn about a variety of exotic animals.

Times:  Saturdays | 5pm-7pm
Location:  Sawgrass Place (Everglades Atrium)
Cost:  Complimentary for overnight resort guests

Illuminate Florida Light Show

This multisensory celebration of the Sunshine State will excite and amaze with an epic musical score set to millions of choreographed lights. Take a journey from the swamplands to the beach, and enjoy all Florida has to offer!

Times: Nightly* | 8:30pm
Location: St. Augustine Atrium
Price: Complimentary for overnight resort guests

*Blackout dates may apply.

Summer Serenity at Relâche Spa

Indulge in pure relaxation with our seasonal spa treatments.

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Adventure Kids: Join the Club!

Join the Gaylord Palms Adventure Kids Club in this interactive show experience featuring Sophie, the leader of the Adventure Kids, Ava the Alligator and Seth the Sea Turtle. Earn a different Adventure Kids badge at each show by demonstrating your courage, knowledge and imagination all while learning about the wonderful world of Florida. 

Times: Fridays and Saturdays | 3pm, 4:30pm, 6pm and 7:30pm 

Location: Marlin Dock, Key West Atrium 

Price: Complimentary for overnight resort guests

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