Swashbuckling fun coming to Gaylord Palms’ Pirate and Princess Weekends

Event runs on weekends beginning Jan. 8

Pirate & Princess Weekends January 8, 2021 – March 7, 2021 (Gaylord Palms Resort)

KISSIMMEE, Fla – Gaylord Palms Resort is welcoming back its Pirate and Princess Weekends beginning this Friday.

Running on weekends till March 7, the event will offer a wide variety of family friendly activities both inside the resort’s atriums and outside at Cypress Springs Water Park. Resort officials said guests will experience the story of the pirates that have now made Gaylord Palms’ Everglades Swamp their outpost as they search for the princess’ priceless treasure.

(Gaylord Palms Resort)

“Guests will get to embark on their own adventure as they choose to take the pirate oath or become an honorary princess or prince for the day” officials said in a news release.

New this year, the resort is offering an exciting and interactive experience, the Pirate Outpost Invasion. Guests will hear tales of adventure, pirate-inspired music and enjoy a sip of the captain’s brew inside the new Pirate Speakeasy. Outside, guests can join Jolly Roger and his pirate crew for music, games and swashbuckling fun during the Pirate Pool Party at Cypress Springs Water Park.

Guests can also explore nature during the “Adventure Kids: Join the Club” show, and hear the tales of the princess and the swordmistress in the interactive show “Princess Academy.”

(Gaylord Palms Resort)

The event is also offering a number of daily activities, including:

  • The Princess’ shiny stash treasure hunt: the princess has hidden her kingdom’s precious treasures throughout the resort’s 4.5 acres of indoor gardens for guests to find.
  • Pirate & Princess light display: the resort’s St. Augustine Atrium will dazzle with colorful lights and imagery creating the perfect close to a day of exciting adventure.
  • Wildlife Rescue Experience: guests will track down endangered species and help ensure that they are monitored for their protection. The virtual adventure highlights indigenous animals from Florida and, with the magic of augmented reality, brings them to life before the participants’ eyes.
Pirate & Princess Light Display (Gaylord Palms Resort)

Gaylord Palms is offering a special package for Pirate and Princess Weekends, starting at $189. The package includes overnight accommodations, a Princess’ Shiny Stash Treasure Hunt Booklet and tickets to the new Pirate Outpost Invasion interactive show.

The event is being developed under Marriott’s “Commitment to Clean” program and with enhanced protocols and social distancing measures in place.

Click here to learn more about Pirate and Princess Weekends.

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