From Jan. 8 through March 7, Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Fla. will once again host Pirate and Princess Weekends, with family-friendly activities will be happening throughout the resort and at Cypress Springs Waterpark.
Guests will meet The Captain and his crew as they search for The Princess’s treasure. The pirates have made Gaylord Palms their new outpost, taking over the resort’s Everglades Swamp. Younger guests must choose their side: Will they take the pirate oath, or be a princess or prince for a day?
New this year is the interactive show experience, “Pirate Outpost Invasion.” Upon entering the outpost, guests will hear tales of adventure and can have a sip of The Captain’s brew while listening to swashbuckling music. But beware, for pirates have made anchor in a nearby harbor and can pop in at a moment’s notice! Special pirate keepsakes will be given out as part of the experience. Due to social distancing, it will be time-specific and can reach capacity at any time.
Another new attraction will be the resort’s hidden Pirate Speakeasy, where guests can see past conquests and the pirates who discovered them. For older swashbucklers, craft cocktails will be available. A pirate pool party at Cypress Springs Waterpark will feature music, games and pirate fun for the whole family.
At the Princess Academy, The Princess and Swordmistress will tell stories of fantasy. They even give the opportunity for guests to become an honorary prince or princess for the day. The Princess’s Shiny Stash Treasure Hunt will have guests searching for her treasure before the pirates can get their hooks on it!
The nighttime Pirates and Princess light display will be a perfect close to an adventurous day, featuring colorful lights and imagery.
The resort is offering a special for the weekends as well. For $189, overnight accommodations, a Princess Shiny Stash Treasure Hunt booklet and tickets to the Pirate Outpost Invasion show will be included in the bundle. Resort fees and parking are excluded from the price.