Beginning next week, guests at Gaylord Palms Resort should get ready for their hotel to be overrun with Pirates, Princesses, and Merfolk, because SummerFest featuring Princess Blackheart and the Buccaneer Bash is taking place throughout the summer at the Central Florida resort beginning May 27, 2016
This year’s SummerFest — a collection of character breakfasts, scavenger hunts, and discount packages — is themed around Princess Blackheart and the Buccaneer Bash, and tells the story of a true Pirate Princess and her elevation to Ruler of the Pirate Kingdom. SummerFest events offered to Gaylord Palms guests include:
Blackheart’s Treasure Hunt: All across Gaylord Palms, Captain Blackheart stashed priceless pieces from his treasure hoard – including Princess Priscilla’s crown. Pirates and Princesses young and old are invited to find them at their leisure and earn the right to claim a share of the booty. But beware, there is at least one backstabbing Buccaneer who wants to claim the crown for himself – and rule the Seven Seas!
The SoBe Splash Party: Enjoy pool games, dance pARRRties and epic lip sync battles suitable for a Pirate king.
Merfolk Academy: Ever dream of swapping your feet for a fabulous fin and swimming beneath the sea? At the Merfolk Academy, Guests can leave their sea legs on the shore and immerse themselves in an underwater adventure.
Princess Priscilla’s Coronation Character Breakfast: Meet Captain Blackheart, the Pirate King, and his daughter, Princess Priscilla, who is to be the new ruler of the Pirate Kingdom. You’ll also meet the infamous Captain Pat Beeks and his singing cabin boy, Jonny Stranger, who have come to pay their respects to the new sovereign, too.
Y’ARRRd Games: Step ashore and compete in giant games on the Coquina Lawn.
Shiver me Timbers, it’s Morning Cartoons!: Kick off your day with your favorite cartoons at the Cypress Springs Pool.
First Mate Movies on the Deck: Dive in and escape into the laughter and drama of films old and new played on our poolside screen
ARRRts & Crafts: Create your very own festive jewelry, Princess tiara, Pirate garb and more! If you are up for the ultimate artistic challenge –compete in the Pirate contest.
Pirate Invasion Parade: Get bedecked in your finest Pirate or Princess regalia and come join the Pirate Parade as you promenade throughout our Atrium.
Stories and Chanties Under the Stars: Climb upon the story time ship, the Siren’s Song, and listen to the tall tales of the seven seas. Join Princess Priscilla as she embarks upon the perils and pleasures of becoming the first female Pirate Captain. This high energy show involves theatrics, chanties and s’mores under the stars.
There will also be themed food and cocktail items for adults at Gaylord Palms dining locations. On June 12, join Wreckers Sports Bar and Cigar City Brewery for a four-course dinner chock full of uniquely brewed beer and possibly a mystery course. Jack in July hits MOOR on July 13. This three-course dinner prepared by Chef Phillip Fisher will be paired with a variety of Jack Daniels whiskies. The summer pairing series culminates in August at Old Hickory Steakhouse. In conjunction with Torres, the most admired wine brand in Europe, Chef George Yiu will take guests on a four-course culinary experience. In addition, Relâche Spa will offer Summer Escape seasonal specials.
SummerFest featuring Princess Blackheart and the Buccaneer Bash takes place May 27 – August 21, 2016. For a complete schedule of activities and to book your SummerFest getaway, visit www.GaylordPalms.com/SummerFest or call 407-586-2000. Gaylord Palms Resort is located five minutes from the gates of Walt Disney World at 6000 W. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, FL 34746.