The Gaylord Palms Resort Reopens to WDW Area Guests

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A mere 2.5 miles from Disney’s Art of Animation Resort lies the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center. The Walt Disney World area resort provides families an incredibly convenient, luxurious place to stay while enjoying the Lake Buena Vista offerings like Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Studios, and more.

This hidden gem of Orlando is reopening on Thursday, June 25th, 2020, ready to welcome guests into its picturesque glass lobby. The resort touts a new catchphrase, “Travelers to Experience Unique Offerings, Exceptional Service, and a Commitment to Clean” as the summer season quickly approaches. The resort will offer leisure travelers a close summer escape featuring a sprawling outdoor water park, acres of airy indoor atrium gardens, and family-friendly activities with an exceptional commitment to clean.

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Gaylord Palms Resort Reopens

“The summer travel season is quickly approaching, and Gaylord Palms is reopening to visitors who are anxious to get out and celebrate summer,” said General Manager Johann Krieger from the Orlando Resort location. “We are excited to offer guests a fun summer getaway where they can enjoy the spacious guest rooms and resort amenities, as well as aquatic adventures including our zero-entry pool, multi-level treehouse playground, drop slide, and racing slides at Everglades atrium Cypress Springs Water Park,” he added.

Using the leader in medical research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been selected to advise the hotel group as an official wellness advisor. Guests can expect the usual “Commitment to Clean” standards from Marriott, with increased new technology, hospital-grade disinfectants, and attendants dedicated to sanitizing frequently throughout the day. Guests will also observe new social distancing practices, and hundreds of enhanced cleaning protocols to take care of guests while they enjoy the resort’s amenities. These combined cleaning and advisory efforts will support the multi-phased health and sanitation re-opening plans, procedures, and staff training at Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida.

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Throughout the summer season, visitors of Gaylord Palms  and Convention Center can enjoy the resort’s outdoor pool complex, Cypress Springs Water Park, featuring a zero-entry swimming pool, giant water playhouse, a drop slide, and multiple winding waterslides. In addition to spaced seating, guests can rent a private cabana including flat-screen televisions, refrigerator, and dedicated pool server. Inside the resort’s spacious atriums, summer activities providing social distancing will be hosted including a self-guided scavenger hunt, a light show, and more. – Gaylord Palms Press Release

The Holiday ICE Exhibit

If you’re headed to Orlando during the holiday season, you’ve got to see ICE! The frozen, 9-degree room showcases amazing works of ice, like this spectacular Christmas tree and present display made completely of ice. They will provide parkas to wear over your seasonal Florida clothing, and be careful with your phone. tells us when she visited, her battery froze because of the cold, cold climate. You can read more about her ICE showcase visit her on her website. 

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For information on Gaylord Palms Resort’s summer rates and room packages, visit

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