Halloween fun returns to the Orlando area Gaylord Palms Resort for extra weekends beginning September 15!
This Halloween season, Gaylord Palms Resort encourages guests to pack their costumes along with their swimsuits for the return of Goblins & Giggles Getaway Weekends, offering a ghoulish good time both inside the resort’s soaring atrium and outside at Cypress Springs Water Park.
Spookley the Square Pumpkin Joins the Fun
New for 2017, Gaylord Palms is excited to welcome Spookley the Square Pumpkin, a little gourd with a big message about anti-bullying joining the resort’s festivities. Spookley is the star of the Halloween Hide & Seek scavenger hunt. Guests may purchase the hunt activity book to solve puzzles and follow clues in search of hidden Spookleys to win a prize!
Guests may also join Storytime with Morgana. This treat-making witch from Spooksville shares the story of Spookley from the best-selling children’s book with a message of tolerance and kindness. Spookley’s animated film “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” also will be shown on the poolside theater screen on select nights.
Thrilling New Ghost Tours
Brave guests can face their fears in the all-new Swamp Witch Escape Ghost Tour, where they become a part of a real Florida ghost story! A tour guide will lead guests through the swamps inside our bewitchingly beautiful atrium to tell the tale of Bessie Budd-Graham, the swamp witch of Tallahassee. In the end, guests must face the specter of Bessie herself and work together to escape her curse.
Guests may also embark on an evening tour of the resort atrium, listening to chilling ghost stories on Florida’s Haunted History Ghost Tour. Not for the faint of heart, this tour shares real tales about some of the darkest, most haunted places in the Sunshine State.
BOO-gie Down Inside & Out
The returning favorite Monster Mash Bash will have guests of all ages dancing and singing along with Gaylord Palms’ resident spooks Vladimir and Morgana. This vampire and witch duo teach guests dance moves and lead a sing along before inviting everyone to participate in a costume contest with terror-ific prizes.
The Halloween hijinx continue at Cypress Springs Water Park for overnight guests with the Wicked Awesome Pool Party. Vladimir the vampire (thanks to the power of sunscreen) entertains guests poolside with ghoulish games and other interactive fun. The resort’s FlowRider – The Wake Zone – is also featured with the Wicked Waves Surf Show, a frightfully-fun showcase of Gaylord Palms’ highly-decorated flowboarders’ best tricks and treats on the wave.
Morning and night, guests can enjoy family-friendly entertainment on the Cypress Springs stage screen with Spooky Cartoons for early rising little goblins and Poolside Moonlight Movies in the evening with not-so-spooky animated films.
Other spooktacular activities around the resort include the Trick or Treat Expedition, with guests venturing through the winding paths of our 4.5-acre glass-enclosed atrium to find scrumptious sweets, and Halloween Haunted House Decorating, where guests of all ages can decorate tasty cookie-based haunted houses to carry home if they don’t gobble them up before they leave.
Relâche Spa offers Create-Your-Own Treat-ments for the Halloween season. The spa team provides all the ingredients to create balms, scrubs, masks and bath fizzes. With seasonally-themed names like “Bone Chilling Balm” or “Supernatural Scrub,” guests may choose one or make all four customized spa products to bring home.
When spooks and spirits get hungry, guests will discover seasonally-themed food and drink offerings throughout the resort’s dining options, including MOOR, Wreckers Sports Bar and Villa de Flora.
The best way to experience the Halloween fun at Gaylord Palms is by booking a Goblins & Giggles Getaway Weekends Package, starting at $189 per night, plus tax, resort fee and parking. Packages include accommodations, tickets for Monster Mash Bash, the Trick or Treat Expedition, a Halloween Hide & Seek scavenger hunt activity book, Storytime with Morgana, and the poolside activities only available to overnight guests.
Goblins & Giggles Getaway Weekends activities are offered during Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from September 15 to October 29. Activity availability varies by date and time. Additional charges apply for certain activities. To learn more or to book a Goblins & Giggles Getaway Weekends stay, visit GaylordPalms.com/Getaways.
Gaylord Palms Resort offers a mix of entertainment both inside and out, creating a superior guest experience in one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. Guests are welcomed into the resort’s 4.5-acre soaring glass atrium featuring winding waterways, lush gardens and animal habitats. Our extraordinary amenities include fine and casual dining, spa and shopping – all conveniently located within minutes of the area’s theme parks.
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