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Easter Day Buffet, Themed Escape Room, Pool Parties and more coming to Gaylord Palms Resort’s Spring Celebration

Orlando's ever popular Gaylord Palms is hopping into Spring with the return of its annual Spring It On event, with the resort blooming with colorful spring time flowers, larger-than-life Easter eggs, visits from the Easter Bunny and more!

Easter Day Buffet, Themed Escape Room, Pool Parties and more coming to Gaylord Palms Resort’s Spring Celebration

Spring has sprung at Gaylord Palms here in Orlando as the 64-acre resort hotel prepares for

its annual “Spring It On!” event from March 8 - March 31, 2024, featuring a jam-packed lineup of things to do for all the family!

The seasonal celebration features a bountiful buffet, plenty of oversized, painted eggs, a brand-new light show inside the resort’s 4.5-acre garden atrium, a pirate-themed escape room experience, a new Adventure Kids-themed scavenger hunt, springtime animal encounters, pool parties and movies at Cypress Springs Water Park, and visits with everyone’s favorite holiday hare, the Easter Bunny.

Here’s a look at the special events and activities in this year’s springtime spotlight:

Easter Day Buffet, Themed Escape Room, Pool Parties and more coming to Gaylord Palms Resort’s Spring Celebration

Bountiful Easter Buffet Dining Experience

On Easter Sunday, March 31, Villa de Flora will host its annual Easter Buffet. The lavish buffet features more than 10 stations, featuring favorites including a chef-crafted action station with pasta and slow-braised short ribs, a children’s dining station, a carving board with herb-crusted leg of lamb and horseradish-crusted prime rib, jumbo shrimp cocktail and freshly shucked cold-water oysters, a delicious selection of house-made desserts, and more.

Cost is $80 per adult, and $35 per children ages 4-12, plus tax and gratuity.

To check availability and make reservations, guests can visit

Easter Day Buffet, Themed Escape Room, Pool Parties and more coming to Gaylord Palms Resort’s Spring Celebration

New Light Show Inside the Atrium

Beginning March 8, the resort’s animated light curtains will come to life in vibrant color on the atrium’s glass ceiling in a brand-new show, “Luminosity.” Backed by an original musical score, the show is a celebration of light featuring flashes of lightning, the soft glow of fireflies and moonlit gardens, soothing beach sunsets, sparkling fireworks, and more. The complimentary show can be viewed throughout the atrium, and by guests who book select atrium-view rooms.

Easter Day Buffet, Themed Escape Room, Pool Parties and more coming to Gaylord Palms Resort’s Spring Celebration

Egg-ceptional Egg Expedition

Larger-than-life Easter eggs highlight the Eggspression Garden, a themed walk-through experience inside the atrium. Welcomed by a giant Easter egg archway, guests tour the trail that features plenty of springtime photo spots for that perfect picture to share with friends and family.

A Spring Rainbow of Colorful Flowers

Each year, Gaylord Palms’ horticulture team adorns the atrium with plenty of springtime flowers, like daffodils and tulips, providing a colorful backdrop for a relaxing stroll through the trails indoor ecosystem.

Water Park Parties and Dive-In Movies

As the season brings warmer weather to central Florida, the resort’s 3-acre Cypress Springs Water Park will celebrate with its “Sunshine Splash Bash.” On select days, a DJ will spin tunes and keep the party going with non-stop energy. In the evenings on select nights, the zero-entry pool at Cypress Springs also becomes the best seat in the house for “Dive-In Movies,” featuring family favorite films on the pool’s giant video wall.

Meet The Easter Bunny

As they prepare for the annual egg-hiding journey, Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny will visit for guest meet- and-greets along the Eggspression Garden Trail on March 23-24, and then again on March 30-31.

Spring Into Relâche Spa

To celebrate spring, Relâche Spa is offering an ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Rose Facial, a radiance-boosting facial that will leave skin feeling firm, hydrated, and rejuvenated.

Find Hidden Treasure in a Pirate Escape Room Experience

Ahoy! Guests are invited to set sail on a springtime adventure in the Pirate’s Treasure Escape Room.

Captain Hornswaggle’s wife, Emerald, has recruited guests to her crew to pillage the Captain’s quarters and claim his most valuable treasure. A series of puzzles, games and riddles reveals the treasure’s secret location, challenging guests to solve them before the Captain returns and makes them walk the plank.

New for 2024!

Get Hopping with a New Adventure Kids Springtime Scavenger Hunt

Young guests and families can embark on a springtime search in the new “Adventure Kids: The Hunt for Hidden Treasure” scavenger hunt. Adventure Kids Sophie and Mason provide clues to find gems hidden in the atrium.

Families can work together and follow clues during the at-your-own-pace activity. Guests

who complete the quest receive a surprise to help celebrate their puzzle-solving prowess.

Meet Famous Florida Wildlife

In the Everglades atrium, guests can meet some of Florida’s famous wildlife, like snakes and alligators, and learn how these amazing animals adapt to springtime weather while helping the state’s ecosystem.

Search for AR Animals in Mobile Game

Gaylord Palms Resort transforms into a virtual animal safari for families to discover and learn about endangered animals in Wildlife Rescue, a game played at the resort that tracks animals from around the globe.

The adventure, which takes place in a free app on guests’ smartphones, brings each animal to life via augmented reality (AR) and allows guests to pose for a photo with their new wildlife discovery.

Year-Round Family Fun

During a season known for lots of sunshine, guests can highlight their springtime sojourn with family fun at Cypress Springs Water Park. The water park features waterslides for adults and children, a multi-level kids’ water playground, two swimming pools, surf simulator, hot tubs and action river attraction.

Cypress Springs Water Park is an exclusive amenity for overnight guests of Gaylord Palms Resort.

In case of spring showers, guests can find all sorts of fun activities throughout the indoor garden atrium. In addition to the special events, activities and décor during the spring celebration, guests can take a relaxing stroll through acres of plants, flowers, waterfalls, streams and Florida wildlife.

Across the resort, guests find a world of cuisine in a variety of diverse restaurants, including

gourmet steaks at Old Hickory Steakhouse, fresh, sustainable and local seafood at MOOR, innovative pub favorites at Wreckers Sports Bar, and Mediterranean-inspired dishes at Villa de Flora’s buffet.

Packages and Tickets

Two special room and ticket packages are available for the celebration:

• The “Spring It On” Resort Credit Package includes room accommodations, nightly $50

in Resort Credit, and one Hidden Treasure Scavenger Hunt booklet

• The Premium Spring It On Resort Credit Package includes room accommodations

nightly $50 in Resort Credit, one Hidden Treasure Scavenger Hunt booklet and an

atrium-view room with premium views of the Luminosity Light Show.

For tickets, room packages or more information, visit

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