Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, Texas 76051 USA
+1 817-778-1000

SummerFest at Gaylord Texan Featuring Once Upon A Story


Friday, May 8 - Monday, September 7, 2020

Step into your favorite storybook and see classic tales come to life at Gaylord Texan's 17th annual SummerFest event! Within our four-and-a-half acres of indoor gardens under glass, resort guests and locals will discover larger-than-life nursery rhyme themed décor, escape rooms, canvas, and wood painting, scavenger hunts, and dance parties – just to name a few. Outside, resort guests will make a splash at Paradise Springs - our 10-acre outdoor waterpark featuring four winding waterslides and a relaxing lazy river!

Paradise Springs

Our Western-themed water park, Paradise Springs, offers guests a fun-filled way to escape the Texas heat. With water slides, zip lines and lazy rivers, our resort provides your family with plenty of ways to stay entertained during your stay in Grapevine, Texas.

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Activities & Events


Splash Party 

 Splash into summer at our 10-acre outdoor waterpark, Paradise Springs! Enjoy live DJ music, games, hair braiding, airbrush tattoos, lawn games and more. Complimentary and paid activities and experiences are available. Paradise Springs is reserved for hotel guests only.
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Storybook Scavenger Hunt

Step into your favorite story and explore the timeless tales told throughout our resort atriums. Follow the clues left behind by storybook characters to help put Humpty Dumpty together again. After completing the scavenger hunt, return to the Hotel Concierge to receive your exclusive SummerFest souvenir. 
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Our Escape Rooms

Our Escape Rooms are back by popular demand with TWO unique experiences! Escape rooms are recommended for ages 10 and older. To reserve an escape room exclusively for your group, email TexanTicketing@GaylordHotels.com or visit the Escape Room ticket desk during operating hours to reserve the full capacity of your desired escape room. 
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Geppetto's Painting Workshop

Calling all artists! Kids and parents alike will bring their inner artist to life by painting a storybook-themed canvas or their very own wood project.
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Fairytale Art Tour

 Journey through our four-and-a-half acres of lush indoor gardens while enjoying Fairytale-themed sculptures, paintings, and more from local artists!
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Once Upon A Time Mapping Show

Let your imagination run wild as classic stories come to life on our Mission Plaza facade in this immersive video and light show. Free viewing from the Lone Star Atrium.
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Light Up The Night Dance Party

Let’s party! Kids and kids at heart will join us in the atrium for a night of music, dancing and glow-tastic fun! Boogie down as we pump up the jams before the Once Upon a Time video show. 
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Build-A-Bear Workshop®

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. Personalize furry friends with outfits, accessories, sounds and scents – it’s the most fun you’ll ever make.
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Private Cabana Rentals

Upgrade your pool experience at Paradise Springs and relax in comfort in one of our private cabanas providing extra shade, comfortable lounge areas, refrigerators and more!
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Guadalupe Cabana At Paradise Springs
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