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Gaylord Palms Reveals Annual ‘Once Upon a Spring” Offerings from March 3rd – May 14th, 2023

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Gaylord Palms has revealed its annual “Once Upon a Spring” offerings.”Once Upon a Spring” will be held from March 3rd – May 14th, 2023. Read below for all the details from Gaylord Palms Resort!

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Spring is blooming at Gaylord Palms as the 64-acre resort hotel prepares for its annual “Once Upon a Spring” celebration from March 3-May 14, 2023. The event features plenty of oversized pastel eggs, activities in the new Adventure Kids’ Clubhouse, an Easter Day Buffet, a pirate escape room, themed scavenger hunt and everyone’s favorite holiday hares, Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny. Here’s a look at the special events and activities in this year’s springtime spotlight:

Eggspress Yourself

Largerthanlife Easter eggs and thousands of spring blossoms highlight the Eggspression Garden, a
themed walkthrough experience in the atrium. A giant Easter egg archway greets guests on the self
guided trail with plenty of springtime photo spots for that perfect picture to share with friends and family.

Bountiful Easter Buffet Dining Experience

On Easter Sunday, April 9, from noon-6 p.m., Villa de Flora will host its annual Easter Buffet. The plentiful buffet features more than 10 stations, including antipasto, house-made breads, gourmet salads, chilled favorites on ice like jumbo shrimp cocktail and cold-water oysters, a chef-crafted pasta bar, soups, short ribs, citrus-brined chicken, a seafood paella station, a “knife-to-plate” station with taste-tempting dishes like leg of lamb, prime rib and smoked ham, a children’s dining station and a delicious selection of signature desserts. Cost is $75 per adult, and $35 per children ages 4-12, plus tax and gratuity. To check availability and make reservations, guests should visit

Meet Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny

Mr. Easter Bunny will meet guests inside the resort each Saturday from March 4-April 8 at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. On Easter Sunday, April 9, the Easter Bunny will pose for photos at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Mrs. Easter Bunny will also make special appearances on April 9, meeting guests at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Kids Get Crafty in an AllNew Adventure Kids Clubhouse

Younger guests and their families can visit the all-new Adventure Kids’ Clubhouse, where they explore the world around them and enjoy activities with the help of a special guest. This season’s special guest is The Gardener, who will help kids create the perfect springtime craft – custom-painted flowerpots.

Get Hopping with a Springtime Scavenger Hunt

Young guests and families can embark on a springtime search throughout the resort in the Spring-A-Long Scavenger Hunt. Exploring a 4.5-acre garden of spring flowers and seasonal pastel colors, families work together and follow clues in their activity booklet during the at-your-own-pace activity. Guests who complete the quest receive a springtime surprise to help celebrate their puzzle-solving prowess.

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.