Gaylord Palms Resort rocks out with SummerFest event featuring FlowRider, poolside activities and more

Grab your boogie board and sunscreen and make your way this summer to the Gaylord Palms Resort for their wicked-sounding SummerFest event packed with special aquatic events and activities under the sun!

Taking place May 26-August 13, 2017, Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center is the place to be for everything from a pajama party “by the sea” to a spooky rock n’ roll-inspired Ghost Story! The recent $4.2 million addition to Big Cypress Water Park, featuring the Florida Free Fall drop slide and the Tamiami Twister racing slides, plus The Wake Zone, a Flowrider Double surfing wave simulator, makes the Gaylord Palms the perfect place to celebrate summer!

Get ready to Surf In & Rock Out all summer long at Gaylord Palms’ annual SummerFest event! With far out offerings like a double FlowRider, brand new drop and racing slides, a poolside sing-a-long show and much more, the whole family will be hangin’ ten and cheering for encore after encore!

Paint the Waves Party featuring the GlowRider

Every Friday night as the sun goes down, the party turns up with a night full of vibrant colors and glittering waves. Watch as the Cypress Springs pool transforms into a psychedelic, multicolored playground. Cowabunga Chris will keep the party going with some of your favorite tunes, and don’t miss painting the waves on the one-of-a-kind GlowRider.

Cypress Springs Water Park

Surf In & Rock Out with poolside games, airbrush tattoos, rocker hair braids, face painting and much more!

Rock n’ Roll Never Dies Ghost Tour

Take a guided tour through the eerily beautiful Gaylord Palms atrium while you hear tales about the most haunted places in Florida. Then, enjoy a ghost story of our very own about a Legendary Rock Guitarist who wasn’t ready to let the music die, even after his untimely death. Not for the faint of heart.

Build-A-Bear Workshop on the Pool Deck

It’s the most fun you’ll ever make! Choose from all kinds of furry friends, add lots of stuffing and make a wish on a heart. Let your imagination soar and create your story.

PJ Party Under the Sea

The sun may be down and the moon may be up, but there’s still more fun to be had! Dry off and put on your PJ’s for a night of giggles, games and groovin’ Under the Sea! Don’t miss family games, a dance party, story time, and a bedtime snack.

Rockin’ Arts & Crafts

Show off your skills by creating some totally rockin’ swag. Join us for Arts & Crafts on the pool deck each day.

Aquafina RiffTide Pool Party

Hey Dudes and Dudettes! Hang ten and get amped for the most epic jam session this side of the Atlantic. Join in as DJ Cowabunga Chris spins classic and contemporary tunes to rock out to while hanging out in Cypress Springs Water Park.

Legends of Rock & Surf Scavenger Hunt

Grab a wave and rock your way around the star-studded Gaylord Palms atrium, searching for eight custom surf boards. At each stop, learn about Rock and Surf Legends.

Wake Up Like a Rockstar Morning Cartoons

Rise and Shine like a ROCKSTAR for some fun early-morning cartoons.

I Wanna Rock! Sing-A-Long Show

Release your inner Rock Star and rock out with our very own Pop Princess and Rock Super Star as they invite you to sing, dance, and play along to some of your favorite Pop and Rock hits on the Cypress Spring Stage!

Summer Fun at Relâche Spa

Indulge in pure relaxation with our Rock of Anti-Aging Treatment or create your own fragrant, lotion, scrub, and fizz with our special services and treatments.

Check out Gaylord Palm Resort’s website for all the details on what’s being planned but trust us, if it’s anything like their past seasonal events you’ll definitely be in for a treat! Call 1-407-586-2236 or visit the site for dates and details on which events require tickets and how to purchase them. The special Surf In & Rock Out Package ( is available all season long (based on availability) with rates starting at $179 per night, plus taxes and fees. The SummerFest Room Package includes a welcome bag, two drink tumblers good for unlimited soda refills, $25 resort credit per night, and a SummerFest lanyard for each guest on the reservation.

Photos courtesy of Gaylord Palms

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