We’ve said time and again how Gaylord Palms, just outside of Walt Disney World is the ultimate resort destination. It makes for the ultimate downtime during your theme park vacation, or staycation without actually being down. This September, Gaylord is rolling out with their not so scary, but a little spooky “Goblins and Giggles Getaways Weekends”. From trick or treating to spooky escape rooms, and even a monster pool party, Gaylord makes for the ultimate spooky getaway this fall.
Here are some of the fun highlights:
Storytime with Morgana: Get the little spooks together to hear the story of Spookley from the best-selling
children’s book with a message of tolerance and kindness. New for 2018, friendly Grimm the Goblin joins Morgana
to meet guests after the story for fun and games!
Monster Mash Bash and Costume Contest: The popular Monster Mash Bash and Costume Contest also returns, inviting guests of all ages to BOO-gie downwith Gaylord Palms’ resident spooks Vladimir the vampire and Morgana. Grimm the Goblin will join this duo to teach guests dance moves and songs before inviting everyone to join in a costume contest with terror-ific prizes.
Wicked Awesome Pool Party:The Halloween treats continue for overnight guests at Cypress Springs Water Park with the Wicked Awesome PoolParty. Vladimir (thanks to the power of sunscreen) entertains guests poolside with ghoulish games and other interactive fun.
Wicked Waves Surf Show: The resort’s FlowRider® – The Wake Zone – is also featured with the Wicked Waves Surf Show, a frightfully-fun evening showcase of Gaylord Palms’ highly-decorated flowboarders’ best tricks and treats on the wave.
Swamp Witch Revenge Escape Room: Guests may face their fears in the Swamp Witch Revenge Escape Room, where they become a part of a real Florida ghost story! The tale of Bessie Budd-Graham, the swamp witch of Tallahassee, comes to life as guests work together to escape her curse.
Saturdays really come to life with several different activities at the hotel, including the Halloween favorite, trick or treating!
Spooky Animal Encounters: Spooky Animal Encounters bring some frightful but delightful creatures inside the resort for close-up meet and greets. On Saturdays, animal experts introduce snakes, vultures and other “creepy critters” to guests as they debunk myths about some of the world’s most misunderstood animals.
Trick or Treat Expedition: The resort’s Trick or Treat Expedition will have guests venturing through the winding paths of the 4.5-acre glass enclosed atrium to find scrumptious sweets on Saturdays. That’s a big plus with all the crazy Florida weather, especially when it’s so unpredictable!
Themed Dining: 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 fun starts on September 14th, and runs every weekend until October 28th. A lot of the fun is included with a stay at Gaylord Palms, but to get the most of your Stay and all the Goblin fun, Goblins and Giggles packages start at just $189.
Halloween is just the start of all the fun, as there’s a massive Christmas celebration with A Christmas Story at ICE right around the corner!