Spring it On at the Gaylord Palms

Gaylord Palms Spring it On Easter 2021

The Gaylord Palms Resort is always finding new ways to entertain their guests, and now they are ready to Spring It On from March 12 to May 16 with an itinerary of family-friendly events and activities to welcome the spring season.

As a Spring Break Getaway with Easter events, Once Upon a Spring programming, activities, and an interactive show that brings classic fairy tales to life, and the all-new Crystal River Rapids action river, the resort will provide the perfect springtime retreat.

Gaylord Palms Spring it On Easter 2021
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To celebrate the magic and creativity of the season, the interactive show Paint Me A Fairytale will take guests on an enchanted adventure as Mother Goose uses her magic paintbrush to bring the pages of storybook favorites to life, including Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and The Princess and The Pea. Through each classic story, guests will learn that magic lives within all of us when we treat others with kindness and have courage to tell the truth. As a special keepsake, guests will take home a custom watercolor paint set and coloring book featuring characters from the show. To allow for social distancing, capacity will be limited and advance online reservations are required.

Gaylord Palms Spring it On Easter 2021

Also coming to this year’s programming is the Eggspression Garden, an imaginative walkthrough experience featuring blossoming tulips, gigantic Easter eggs, a massive chocolate bunny and five additional spring-themed photo opportunities. Plus, colorful craft cocktails and mocktails, whimsical paintings and more will delight guests in the ART Bar.

And, just in time for spring break, guests can experience Crystal River Rapids, the thrilling new action river attraction opening March 1 at Cypress Springs Water Park.

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This exhilarating water ride will twist and turn guests through speeding currents at three-and-a-half feet per second as they race past roaring waterfalls, crumbling limestone walls and larger-than-life leaves. Guest can take in the stunning views of Cypress Springs Water Park from the river’s alcove, cabanas, spas or premium pool seating.

And, just in time for spring break, guests can experience Crystal River Rapids, the thrilling new action river attraction opening March 1 at Cypress Springs Water Park. This exhilarating water ride will twist and turn guests through speeding currents at three-and-a-half feet per second as they race past roaring waterfalls, crumbling limestone walls and larger-than-life leaves. Guest can take in the stunning views of Cypress Springs Water Park from the river’s alcove, cabanas, spas or premium pool seating.

Additional Once Upon a Spring Activities:

  • During the Springtime Pool Party, guests can enjoy fun in the sun with pool games, prizes, sing-a-longs and line dances at Cypress Springs Water Park. The ideal setting for family-fun, Cypress Springs features a brand-new action river attraction, zero-entry family pool, treehouse water play structure with four water slides, Big Cypress tower with an AquaDrop slide and two racing slides, and The Wake Zone Double FlowRider with a surfable, simulated wave.
  • Guests can explore the resort’s 4.5 acres of indoor gardens with seasonally themed Scavenger Hunts.
Gaylord Palms Spring it On Easter 2021
  • Meet the Easter Bunny while enjoying a delicious breakfast in the newly renovated Villa de Flora during the Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny Character Breakfast on select dates through April 4. On Easter day, guests can enjoy a specialty brunch at Villa de Flora.
  • On select dates through April 4, guests can get creative and enjoy a sweet treat by decorating either an Easter egg or bunny cookie in the Cookie Decorating experience. Plus, after decorating, guests can meet the Easter Bunny himself!
Gaylord Palms Spring it On Easter 2021
  • Join the resort’s exclusive characters Seth the Sea Turtle, Ava the Alligator and everyone’s favorite Adventure Kid Sophie as they explore the splendor of springtime in the interactive live show Adventure Kids: Sprout into Spring.
  • High above the indoor gardens, the atrium “skies” will be bright with the Springtime Light Display, as giant LED light curtains vividly display flowers blooming, bunny rabbits scurrying, shooting stars and spring-colored kaleidoscopes.
Gaylord Palms Spring it On Easter 2021
  • Enjoy up-close Animal Encounters with critters from Wild Florida’s nearby zoological park and learn more about the Florida eco-system and the animals’ unique personalities.
  • From the comfort of their guest room, families can enjoy an interactive video on their in-room TV that follows the classic story of Peter Rabbit in Adventure Kids: Bedtime Bunny Tales.

Plus, Relâche Spa is offering a Springtime Renewal special from March 1 – April 30 that allows guests to receive a $25 spa boutique credit and $25 off a future service with the purchase of any 50-minute or longer massage, facial or body treatment. 

Gaylord Palms Spring it On Easter 2021

Once Upon a Spring activities are available on select dates, including March 12-20, 25-27, April 1-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30 and May 1, 7-8 and 14-15, 2021.

In celebration of the season, the resort is offering a special package with rates from $199. The package includes overnight accommodations, a Scavenger Hunt booklet and tickets to the Paint Me A Fairytale interactive show.

For more information, CLICK HERE. Individual tickets for select spring activities are also on sale.

As the safety of its guests and STARS (employees) is of paramount importance, the resort’s spring events and activities have been developed in accordance with Marriott’s “Commitment to Clean” program and with enhanced protocols and social distancing measures. Programming will also operate in consideration with the latest local, state and federal legislation.

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The 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival Overview

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EPCOT will full bloom as the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival fills the park with farm-fresh flavors from around the world from March 3rd until July 5th!

This annual celebration will be slightly different, but beautiful flowers, topiaries with character, fan-favorite entertainment, and family fun can be found around every corner.

Topiary Magic

Throughout the park, guests will be able to find topiaries of beloved animals and Disney characters that have been hand-created by Disney horticulturists.

This year’s Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival guests will be welcomed at the main entrance by the Sorcerer Mickey Mouse, Broom, Ostriches, Hippo, and Mushroom from Fantasia.

Lush Gardens

The Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival invites guests to explore more than twenty lush gardens filled with dazzling flowerbeds and exotic plants to learn more about sustainable foods and how to live in harmony with the natural world.

Outdoor Kitchens

EPCOT’s World Showcase is where guests will find more than twenty outdoor kitchens offering festival-exclusive menus featuring healthy and wholesome sample-sized dishes and beverages.

Make sure to pick up a Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival gift card to make purchasing these tasty bites easier.

A Taste of Epcot International Food and Wine Festival 2020

Familiar Faces

Guests will want to keep their cameras ready because they will never know who they will see in the Parks!

Mickey Mouse and his friends will be out on a sightseeing tour in EPCOT’s World Showcase, while royalty will roll by in the Princess Promenade sporadically during the day. 

Live Entertainment

Guests will find live entertainment at several venues in EPCOT’s World Showcase:

  • Canada Mill Stage – The funkiest gardeners around, the Jammin Gardeners, are ready to tap out a beat to get their audiences moving and grooving.
  • America Gardens Theatre – Get swept away by inspiring vocal performances by the iconic Voices of Liberty who will be celebrating America’s spirit and beauty with a medley of unforgettable songs.
  • America Gardens Theatre – Mariachi Cobre lights up the stage with their exuberant performance of world-famous, traditional folk music.
  • World Showplace – Guests can relax and enjoy a selection of songs performed by a talented pianist as they enjoy dishes from surrounding marketplace kitchens.

Family Fun 

Families will not want to miss the chance to experience festival-exclusive exhibits, interactive gardens, and fun activities.

The popular Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration springtime scavenger hunt starring Spike, the buzzzz-iest honeybee at Walt Disney World, and the whimsical Egg-stravaganza Scavenger hunt are returning to keep guests buzzing around the park.

Festival-Exclusive Merchandise

It would not be a festival at EPCOT without exclusive merchandise, and this year guests can choose from a wide variety of items perfect for commemorating their visit to the park!

The Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival runs daily from March 3, 2021, through July 5, 2021, and is available with valid admission and a park reservation for the same date. 

For more information about the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival and other theme park news, make sure to follow @onthegoinmco on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook.

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2021 Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival 2021

The 2021 Seven Seas Food Festival is back at SeaWorld Orlando, and it is bigger and packed with more flavor than ever before!

This year at Orlando’s largest theme park food festival, foodies and families alike can discover the widest variety of chef- and mixologist-curated tastes inspired by cultures from across the Seven Seas.

After a year of limits on international travel, guests can plan a safe, limited-capacity visit to the park where they can roam the expansive open-air grounds and embark on an international flavor journey inspired by the tastes and smells of the Caribbean, Italy, Brazil, Asia and beyond.

The Seven Seas Food Festival, which happens every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, February 5 through May 9 (and President’s Day on February 15!), will feature SeaWorld Orlando’s enhanced health and safety measures including increased cleaning and sanitation, temperature checks, and face-covering requirements.

SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival 2021

With more than 50 fresh global cuisine tastings from around the globe, guests can taste everything from the most indulgent fare to the park’s all-new savory Vegan bites.

In addition to the amazing food, this year’s festival includes SeaWorld’s most expansive beverage menu ever with more than 75 specially curated cocktails and wines and more than 75 craft beers from Florida and beyond.

Guests can discover the flavors of the globe at more than 26 Seven Seas Food Festival marketplaces:

  • Spice it up with flavors of the Caribbean: New Crispy Florida Cracked Conch and Jerk Chicken Hot Sliders!
  • A new take on American favorites from Kraft-Heinz: Hot HONEYRACHA® Chicken Wings, Lobster, White Cheddar KRAFT® Mac N Cheese, and NEW! PHILLY® Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cheesecake.
  • Bold new flavors from the Mediterranean: Goat Cheese Croquettes paired with specialty French wines and perfectly seared Lamb Chops with golden potatoes and feta.
SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival 2021
  • Fresh and sustainable bites and vegan delights: New Jackfruit Sloppy Joes and Tempura Mushrooms & Green Beans with Miso Glaze & Furikake.
  • Delectable sweets and sips: Try an all-new tantalizing take on cheesecake with the White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Cone or indulge in a Frozen Espresso Martini featuring Chameleon Cold Brew Coffee.
  • Explore new beverages: Signature brews on tap from Dogfish Head, Yuengling, and Big Storm Brewing; tropical cocktails from Reyka Vodka and Milagro Tequila; frozen Jack Daniels slushes; Funky Buddha Seltzers, and much more to sip on!
  • Sip with a purpose: This year, SeaWorld has proudly partnered with even more companies that give back to local communities and animal conservation efforts: Proud Pour, Beso Del Sol, and more.
SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival 2021

New this year is the Seven Seas Beer Garden where guests can relax and unwind as they sip on new favorite craft beverages in a lively setting. With physical distancing and limited capacity, the Seven Seas Beer Garden is an open-air, shaded space—the perfect place to sit back and enjoy the festival.

A complete menu of the Seven Seas Food Festival dishes and drinks can be found online.

Move and groove to exclusive Seven Seas Food Festival live performances:

SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival 2017 Bayside Stadium Concert
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Along with the delicious eats, Seven Seas will once again feature an amazing line-up of top concerts so guests can enjoy a taste of rock, country, Latin, or 90s throwback sounds that are all included with theme park admission.

  • Take the floor (in a physically distanced way) and sway to the sensational sounds at Seven Seas concert performances. Well-known national bands will take the stage at Bayside Stadium weekend evenings at 6:00 p.m., while local acts will perform concerts at various times throughout the day.
  • The concert performances kick off with Air Supply at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 6.
  • Among the upcoming artists scheduled to perform at the Seven Seas Food Festival this Spring are Chris JansonBlue Ӧyster Cult and Jeremy Camp.
  • Additional performances will be announced periodically throughout the festival, so guests are encouraged to check back frequently to see when their favorite acts are visiting the Seven Seas Food Festival!

Due to limited capacity and expected high demand, guests are encouraged to purchase reserved seating for select performances.

Best Way to Savor and Sip:

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Discover boundless combinations of food and drink selections with a Seven Seas Food Festival Tasting Lanyard. Guests can embark on their culinary journey with a 10-sample lanyard starting at only $60 or take it up a notch and save over 30% with the fan-favorite 15-sample lanyard for the best savings. 

SeaWorld Orlando Pass Members also get the VIP treatment with even more flavor and savings with their 3 free samples with the purchase of a 15-sample lanyard. 

SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival 2021

For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit SeaWorldOrlando.com.

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