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Goblins & Giggles Weekends kick off the Halloween season at Gaylord Palms resort

by Susan and Simon Veness

Gaylord Palms Resort’s Goblins & Giggles Weekends are filled with live shows, costume contests, animal and character encounters, lots of candy, and more, from September 9-October 30, 2022.

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Photos courtesy of Gaylord Palms Resort Orlando

From funky dance parties to witches’ brew at a pop-up bar, each weekend in the run-up to Halloween is filled with family-friendly entertainment.

Goblins & Giggles activities

Monster Mash Bash Dance Party and Costume Contest – Each Saturday, youngsters can join Morgana the Witch, Vlad the Vampire, and Grimm the Good-Hearted Goblin for a ghoulish good time on the dance floor. Kids are encouraged but not required to dress up in their costumes to add to the ambiance. The experience is open to those who book the Goblins & Giggles Premium Saturday package, or those who purchase dance party tickets at $16.99 per person.

Ghoul School – On Fridays and Saturdays during event dates, guests can take part in this walk-through, multi-stop interactive show featuring legendary monsters, games, stories, and songs. Tickets are $19.99 per person.

Trick-or-Treat Expedition – Kids can dress up in their Halloween finery (or not) during this trick-or-treating adventure in the resort’s atrium, featuring not-too-spooky characters. The experience is free for overnight guests.

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Story-time and cookie decorating – Join Morgana during story-time and decorate cookies while hearing the tale of how she and Grimm the Good-Hearted Goblin became friends. The experience runs each Saturday, and tickets are $10.99 for a decorating kit with one large cookie or $18.99 per kit with eight smaller cookies.

Secret Garden Escape Room – Can you and your friends or family solve the puzzles and riddles that will let you escape the eerie forest? Find out on Fridays and Saturdays during the event. Pricing starts at $120 for a party of four.

Hide & Seek Scavenger Hunt – Spookley the Square Pumpkin is looking for guests who can solve puzzles that reveal his hiding spots in a Halloween scavenger hunt throughout the resort. Scavenger hunt booklets are $12.99 and the activity takes place daily.

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Jack-O’-Lantern Walk – Enjoy fanciful pumpkin art inspired by the Sunshine State during this atrium walk-through that is free for all visitors.

Dive-In Movie – Overnight guests can watch the family-friendly animated movie, “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” at the Cypress Springs Water Park each Friday and Saturday night of the event.

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Adventure Kids Spooky Celebration – Adventure Kid Sophie, Seth the Sea Turtle, and Ava the Alligator are on hand during this presentation featuring Florida’s creepy creatures, such as snakes and alligators, as well as a kid-friendly talk about the atrium’s mysterious plants. The show runs each Saturday and is free for resort guests.

Wicked Brews Spookeasy – Alcoholic and non-alcoholic libations are on the menu each weekend at this Halloween-themed pop-up pub with creepy portraits and a wise-cracking musical ghost.

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Phantom of the Atrium – Watch as a musical tale about a mysterious composer lurking in the rafters plays out on the atrium’s animated LED light curtains each night at 9 p.m. Guests with a view of the main atrium from their room can enjoy the show from their balcony.

Spooky Animal Encounters – Local attraction Wild Florida pays a visit each Saturday during the event, bringing snakes, alligators, and other creatures to the resort for an up-close experience with Florida’s famous wildlife.

For more information or to purchase Goblins & Giggles Weekends tickets visit GaylordPalmsGetaway.com/FallActivities. To book at Goblins & Giggles Weekends package, visit GaylordPalmsGetaway.com.

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