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Gaylord Palms' SummerFest 2013

The Sunshine State's only indoor summer festival!

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Gaylord Palms Sand Sculpture

Gaylord Palms Sand Sculpture

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The Gaylord Palms Resort makes for a complete day and evening of entertainment for the entire family during its summer adventure — SummerFest, the event takes place inside the nearly 4.5-acre air conditioned (to an always comfortable 72 degrees) dome of the mammoth resort, guaranteeing that you won't get rained on and you won't even break a sweat no matter how hot it gets outside.

Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center is a total destination resort offering world-class meeting facilities, exceptional service, family entertainment, a spa and recreation. It is situated on 63 acres and a short drive from Central Florida's world-famous theme parks.

Shrek and Friends

Meet Shrek and friends for breakfast at Villa de Flora for a fun-filled (and appetizing) meal with plenty of surprises and photo opportunities. Later meet and greet the characters for autographs and more photo opportunities.

Fish and Gator Feedings

Visit Key West without ever leaving the resort and participate in fish feedings each Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons at 1:00 p.m.

Gator Springs — a themed habitat and home to juvenile alligators and 30 native turtle species — will offer interactive feeding sessions on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings at 6:30 p.m.

Outdoor Activities

  • Cypress Springs: Soak up the sunshine and cool off with lots of splish-splashing water play at the zero-entry pool with plenty of nearby water action — slides, sprays and dunking. Join DreamWorks characters at the Crack-A-Lackin' pool party and later relax poolside in the evening while watching Splash 'N' Screen movies.

  • South Beach Pool: The sparkling blue water and endless quiet relaxation is reserved for adult guests only.

  • Celebration Golf Club: Tee off at the official golf course partner of Gaylord Palms Resort, located less than three miles away in nearby Celebration.

  • Coquina Dunes Recreation Park: Challenge friends and family to games of bocce, a game of croquet, volleyball, or play through the nine-hold executive putting course.

Orlando Summer Savings Package Details

The 2013 Summerfest getaway at Gaylord Palms invites guests to stay, play and save — with room rates from just $185, plus resort fee and parking. Tax, Osceola County Assessment Fee, and gratuity are included in rate. May 23 through September 1, 2013 guests booking the Summerfest getaway will receive one-night room accommodation at Gaylord Palms Resort, breakfast buffet for two at Villa de Flora, Crack-A-Lackin' pool party and DreamWorks Character Meet & Greets.

The Summer DreamWorks Experience is also available with rates starting at $195, plus resort fee and parking. Tax, Osceola County Assessment Fee, and gratuity are included in rate through September 1, 2013. Guests can expect to receive one-night room accommodation at Gaylord Palms Resort, a DreamWorks welcome amenity, ShrekFeast interactive character breakfast, DreamWorks character meet & greet, Crack-A-Lackin' pool party, Splash 'N' Screen movie, rise of the guardians scavenger hunt and a souvenir photo.

Information & Directions

Gaylord Palms Hotel & Convention Center is located at 6000 W. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, Florida.

From Northeast Florida travel I-95 South to I-4 West, take Exit 65 (Osceola Parkway East). Gaylord Palms will be on the right.

From North Florida travel I-75 South to the Florida Turnpike South to Exit 259 (I-4 West), take Exit 65 (Osceola Parkway East). Gaylord Palms will be on the right.

From Tampa/St. Petersburg travel I-4 East to Exit 65 (Osceola Parkway East). Gaylord Palms will be on the right.

From Daytona Beach travel I-4 West to Exit 65 (Osceola Parkway East). Gaylord Palms will be on the right.

From South Florida travel I-95 North to the Florida Turnpike North, Exit 249 (Osceola Parkway West). Gaylord Palms will be on the left.

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