I was invited as media to cover this event. All opinions are my own.
Calling all ye’ pirates and princesses! Don’t miss Gaylord Palms Resort Princess & Pirate SummerFest going on now through August 21st! The Buccaneer Bash is full of pirate-y fun for the entire family. The resort is located just five minutes from the gates of Walt Disney World and offers a ambiance like no other in the Orlando area. In addition to the themed summer bash – Gaylord Palms includes an onsite water park, reptile feedings, and so much more!
About SummerFest at Gaylord Palms
Celebrate Princess Priscilla Blackheart’s elevation to ruler of the pirate kingdom! Guests are welcomed to join in the adventures through the following events:
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. Or, have they? Join them for an awesome extravaganza with equal parts danger, delight and deliciousness.
Some of the delicious eats you’ll find at the Moor restaurant, located in the Key West atrium, are pastries, a waffle making station with toppings galore, shrimp & grits and a variety of other breakfast foods.
Enjoy this themed breakfast Saturday and Sunday mornings 8-11 am.
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. Swimmable mermaid/merman tales & shark fins are available for guests of all ages.
Join the fun at Cypress Springs pool Friday-Sunday at 9:30 and 10:45 am.
The boys loved completing challenges in the water with their shark fin and tale. Your kids will flip over this underwater fun!
SoBe Splash Party
Enjoy pool games, dance pARRRties and epic lip sync battles suitable for a Pirate king. This is also located at the Cypress Springs pool from noon-4 pm. The very clever Pirate Blackheart MC’s the party, so you won’t want to miss the action! While there – kids can enjoy the onsite water park with multiple slides, pool basketball hoops and much more. It will be hard to get the kids out of the water with all the fun they’re having!
ARRRts & Crafts
Create your very own festive eye patch, Princess tiara, Pirate garb and more! If you are up for the ultimate artistic challenge –compete in the Pirate contest. Visit the Celebration Room at the Arcade Thursday-Sunday from noon-4 pm.
The boys and I had the best time making our pirate swords!
Stop by Wreckers Sports Bar for delicious grub the whole family will love. As you dine, you can watch the other guests compete in Y’ARRRd Games on the Coquina Lawn.
Step ashore and compete in giant games on the beautiful Coquina Lawn, like life-size Jenga, Checkers, Connect Four, Basketball, Bowling and Corn Hole.
Pirate Stories & 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.
Also located on the Coquina Lawn’s back corner, the Pirates Stories and Smores is a must! Shows are Thurs-Sunday 6, 6:45 and 7:30 pm.
J was selected to participate in the act and had the best time! We roasted marshmallows by the fire and had a great end to our pirate-filled day!
Other activities included with SummerFest at Gaylord Palms 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!
Shiver me Timbers, it’s Morning Cartoons!
Ahoy, Mates! Kick off your day with your favorite cartoons at the Cypress Springs Pool.
Pirate Invasion Parade
Get bedecked in your finest Pirate or Princess regalia and come join the Pirate Parade as you promenade throughout our Atrium.
First Mate Movies on the Deck
Dive in and escape into the laughter and drama of films old and new played at their poolside screen.
Pack your bags (or treasure chest) and head to Gaylord Palms Resort this summer for the ultimate family experience featuring Princess Blackheart & the Buccaneer Bash!
There’s so much to see and do while at SummerFest. It’s a great place to make lasting memories with your family. For more details about Gaylord Palms and SummerFest, head here.
Wow! This seems like a really fun event to go to for the kiddos. My daughter would love to go somewhere like this during the Summer.
That looks like a ton of fun! Anything involving a pirates is always a winner in my book. I got married on a pirate ship!
Wow Jennifer – so fun!
Well, it was Vegas, so it wasn’t a REAL pirate ship, but still. ARRRRRR!!!
Oh my gosh does that look like so much fun! I know my son and I would absolutely love doing something like this. It’s a great family time and a wonderful memory that your kids will never forget.
Looks like an awesome place to stay with the family! I love the yard jenga! How cool is that?
Melisa Bartlett Dodrill says
I’ve never even heard of this resort! It looks like a lot of fun. I’m going to check it out right now for our next Disney trip.
Looks like every child’s dream vacation! Looks like such fun activities and absolutely delicious food. My son would love this!
This looks like a super fun experience! Loving all of the photos!
Nancy L. says
Awww…Your little pirates are the cutest! What a great place for kids to let their imaginations run wild. Is there anything that the Orlando area doesn’t offer? Love this! 🙂
I love how themed everything was, all the costumes were really cool. Your kids seem to having a great time!
omg a treasure map and everything! that looks like a blast.
Marcie W. says
My son would go nuts for a pirate themed adventure like this. I love how many different activities were available too.
Vera Sweeney says
My kids would go crazy for a place like this! I had not heard of this place before, what an amazing vacation destination.
That looks like so much fun! My kids would be all over this – especially the Merfolk Academy!
What a fun time! It looks like your little pirates had a great experience!
Oh my gosh, my nephew would LOVE this place. I am going to share your post with my sister as she is in the process of planning a trip to that area.
Lisa Bristol says
This sounds like an amazing resort to take the kids to. My kids love pirates. They would be thrilled to go here.
Ann Bacciaglia says
This is the kind of resort my kids would love. It looks like a ton of fun.
That looks like so much fun. That would be a great place to take my daughters. I know they would love it there.
Dawn Lopez says
They really take the pirate theme all the way! This Pirate Festival looks like SO. Much. Fun! My son would have loved this when he was younger. 🙂
What an awesome looking resort. Looks like the perfect place for some family fun. Wish it wasn’t so far from me 🙁
Amy Desrosiers says
That looks like such a fun place to visit. My kids and husband would get a total kick out of visiting Gaylord Palms Resort.
Janeane Davis says
It looks as if your family had such a wonderful time on this trip. It is always a thrill and pleasure to help children discover more about the world.
Karen Glatt says
This looks like a lot of fun for the kids to do. I would love for my kids to swim underwater and do fun activities like this!!
Janet W. says
The food looks delicious! My grandsons would have a blast here! What a bunch of fun activities for them to do!
ashlee s says
This looks fun,wonder if they’ll do it this summer