Explore the Summer of More at the Gaylord Palms Resort

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The Summer of Fun at the Gaylord Palms Resort is going to fill the world-class property, featuring a 3- acre outdoor water park, two sparkling pools, and four-and-a-half acres of sprawling indoor gardens, with fun for the entire family. 

From May 21 through September 6, 2021, the resort’s Summer of More will deliver the perfect getaway for families with immersive aquatic experiences, event-exclusive culinary and beverage offerings, soothing spa treatments, and an itinerary full of themed programming inclusive of live entertainment, family-friendly shows, activities, and much more. 

“Summer travelers wishing to make the most out of their vacation can come here for a one-stop destination,” said Johann Krieger, General Manager for Gaylord Palms Resort. “From our Cypress Springs water park and EXPLORE activities to our award-winning restaurants and world-class spa, we offer everything you could want and deserve for the ultimate summer experience.”

The theme of this year’s itinerary of activities and events is EXPLORE, and this brand-new programming will encourage guests and local visitors to uncover the stories and discover the natural wonders of Florida.

Gaylord Palms Summer of Fun Highlights

  • Explore Summer: Uncover the stories and discover the natural wonders of Florida in this brand-new, guided, atrium adventure.
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  • Secret Garden Escape Room: You’ve stumbled upon a beautiful and enchanted garden, but beware – an evil witch lurks in the shadows. Escape back to reality within 30 minutes, or you might find yourself under a spell and trapped forever in this garden as a gnome, frog, or spider! This family-friendly experience includes live performers.
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  • Florida Explorer Scavenger Hunt: 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.
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  • Illuminate Florida Show: High above the St. Augustine Atrium thousands of lights dance and create summer images to music several times a night.
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  • Animal Encounters with Wild Florida: A special educational opportunity to interact with and learn about a variety of incredible creatures.
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A summertime must, Gaylord Palms’ 3-acre water park, Cypress Springs, offers thrills and relaxation for every member of the family – from the tranquil South Beach Pool to exhilarating attractions including drop and racing slides, a multi-level water playground, the FlowRider surfing experience and an all-new action river, Crystal River Rapids.

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This new water attraction takes guests on a thrilling ride as they twist and turn through speeding currents. Exclusive poolside cabanas available for rent provide extra shade, comfortable lounge seating, a refrigerator, television, and a designated pool server. Premium poolside seating also available for purchase.

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Not to be left out…Adults who are searching for the ultimate in relaxation can unwind in the resort’s luxurious Relâche Spa and enjoy a de-stressing massage, rejuvenating facial, or calming body treatment.

The resort features multiple award-winning restaurants with unique culinary experiences, breathtaking atrium views, and mouth-watering seasonal dishes and summer cocktails. Dining options are available for every palate – even from the comfort of the guest’s room.

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As the safety of its guests and STARS (employees) is of paramount importance, the resort’s summer events have been developed in accordance with Marriott’s “Commitment to Clean” program and enhanced protocols.

For more information about Gaylord Palms Resort and to book an overnight stay, room package, or events and activities, visit www.GaylordPalms.com.

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Disney After Hours Boo Bash Coming to the Magic Kingdom

It’s never too early to talk about Halloween, and this year the Magic Kingdom will host the ghoulishly fun Boo Bash!

On select nights from August 10th through October 31st, when the park closes this separately ticketed event will fill the park with Halloween themed activities for the entire family. 

Disney After Hours BOO BASH tickets will grant admission to Magic Kingdom Park as early as 7 pm* without the need for a day park ticket or Disney Park Pass theme park reservation, giving you time to enjoy even more of your favorites.

The three-hour event will invite guests of all ages to don their finest costumes to enjoy:

  •  Festive party music,
  • Decorations,
  • Character cavalcades galore,
  • Halloween candy,
  • Exclusive culinary offerings,
  • Spooktacular entertainment,
  • low wait times at more than 20 attractions, and more. 
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As an important reminder, costume masks are not permitted for adults; they can only be worn by children younger than 14. In addition, all guests are required to wear approved face coverings during the event. 

Before you arrive, check our Know Before You Go page and Costume Guidelines.

Tickets for the Disney After Hours BOO BASH, on select nights August 10th through October 31st, go on sale next month, with an early purchase window available to guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels. 

* Some event nights in August and September will be from 9:30 pm to 12:30 am

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Country Thunder 2021 Details Announced

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The Country Thunder Music Festival is set to serve up the biggest and best summer finale, September 10th to 12th, for some of the most rabid country music fans in America. 

“It’s going feel incredible to get back to the Sunshine State,” says Country Thunder Music Festivals CEO, Troy Vollhoffer. “Our artists are ready, the fans are ready and we’re ready to deliver the greatest festival experience possible.

“The Festival is absolutely thrilled to return to Osceola Heritage Park and deliver good things to those who have waited.”

As promised, the Country Thunder Florida 2021 lineup is set to include some of the biggest names in country music. Eric Church, Morgan Wallen and Dierks Bentley are three of the best in the business, and each will be out to prove that they have been worth the wait.

Church is simply without peer when it comes to his live performance. Given that Florida is one of his strongest markets in North America, expect “Chief” to deliver an epic festival close on Sunday night.

Following 15 years of No.1 hits, top-selling albums and every industry award imaginable, the 2020 CMA Entertainer Of The Year dropped Hell Of A View late in 2020. Leave it to Eric Church to deliver when country fans needed him most.

Wallen has simply picked up where he left off in 2019 and 2020 with Dangerous: The Double Album, and fans at Country Thunder Florida will be the beneficiaries.

The hottest new act in the genre began his ascension to the top of the country music charts with Whiskey Glasses and Chasin’ You, before hitting it out of the park in 2020 with More Than My Hometown and 7 Summers.

Prior to the release of his new album, Wallen had a record-breaking run on the Apple Music Pre-Add charts at the tale-end of the year. It turned out to be a good omen as Dangerous: The Double Album exploded out of the box upon release. Fans at Country Thunder Florida will catch country music’s next mega-superstar in mid-flight!

Bentley, on the other hand, continues to be Mr. Reliable – a CT “veteran” and superb fan-favorite.

Every time he walks onto a Country Thunder stage, he brings his A-game, laying out the challenge for every other weekend artist.

The decorated multi-platinum singer-songwriter kept busy in 2020 by releasing a new single, “Gone,” which will be featured on his forthcoming new album.

Of course, it fits in nicely with nearly two-decades worth of hits and crowd pleasers.

Russell Dickerson, LANCO, HARDY, Lonestar, Sawyer Brown, Tenille Townes, Dallas Smith, Jon Langston, Jenny Tolman, Parker McCollum, Kameron Marlowe, and Nolan Sotillo head up the always-amazing supporting cast, with more to be announced.

Florida, we can’t wait to get back to Kissimmee and see you all again!

Weekend GA passes, single-day tickets, reserved seating, Platinum, camping, Glamping and all the extras are available by visiting countrythunder.com. Order by phone at 1-866-388-0007.

A reminder to current ticket holders: All ticketing options will be automatically honored for the rescheduled 2021 dates – fans do not have to do a thing. Ticket holders will receive further information today via e-mail.

Country Thunder Music Festivals has a 17-year history which boasts five other major, multi-day events in North America. The organization also hosts festivals in Arizona, Iowa, Saskatchewan, Wisconsin and Alberta.

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