By Kathy M. Newbern and J.S. Fletcher
Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida, has a special take on the holidays, and you may want to experience it firsthand.
This is the time of year when the year-round resort transforms into a holiday wonderland, with millions of holiday lights and festive decorations.
Christmas at Gaylord Palms includes:
- ICE! – Enjoy an indoor wonderland made of ice, with two-story slides
- Luminescence – A marquee stage spectacular with special effects, dazzling lighting and aerial choreography
- Christmas Wonders – A radiant and heart-warming stage revue certain to get your toes tappin’
- Family Traditions – A live stage show with Christmas tunes of yesteryear
- Polar Bear Pursuit Hunt – Find hidden polar bears under the signature glass atriums
- Nightly Tree Lighting Ceremony – With singers, carols, lights and a 54-foot tree
- Visits with Santa – Share your special Christmas wishes with Santa Claus, in person or via e-mail
- Family Keepsake Photo Opportunities – Roving photographers will be available to capture holiday memories
In addition to these timeless offerings, Gaylord Palms also is introducing exclusive, brand new offerings for the 2011 holiday season with its DreamWorks Experience at Gaylord Palms , featuring favorite DreamWorks characters Shrek, Fiona, Puss in Boots, Po, Alex, King Julien, and more! You and your family will be able to enjoy interactive experiences which include:
- ICE! featuring DreamWorks’ Shrek the Halls
- DreamWorks 3D Theater Experience:
- Puss In Boots
- Kung Fu Panda Awesome SNOW
- Gingy’s Gingerbread Decorating
- ShrekFeast Interactive Character Meal
- “Character Passport” Meet and Greets
- Puss in Boots Quest for the Magic Beans Scavenger Hunt
- DreamWorks Character Wake-Up Calls
- Character Keepsake Photo Opportunities
Rates start at $149 per person for a 1-night “Value Package” and $199 per person for 2-Night Packages
Keep in mind that these exclusive DreamWorks holiday offerings can only be enjoyed with a DreamWorks Experience package, so be sure to specifically request this package by name.
And for a limited time only, there is a special sale price of 20%* off the best available room rates, which start as low as $144* per night (after discount). Click here to book that rate.
You can also call 888-777-6779 for more info.
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International Travel Examiners J.S. Fletcher and spouse, Kathy M. Newbern, report on luxury destinations, spas and cruising around the globe. They are award-winning members of the Society of American Travel Writers and created YourSpaReport.com and YourNovel.com, their personalized romance novel business.