Entertainment Editor

Things are getting spooky at Gaylord Palms. 

Now through Oct. 28, guests of Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center can experience Goblins & Giggles Getaway Weekends with some frightfully fun activities for the whole family. 

First, visit with Spookley the Square Pumpkin— a little gourd with a big message about anti-bullying, and star of the Halloween Hide & Seek scavenger hunt. 

Then, Experience Storytime with Morgana for some readings from some of the best-selling children’s’ books, with a message of tolerance and kindness. New this year, Morgana’s friendly friend, Grimm the Goblin, will join her after the story for fun and games. 

Take the party outside to Gaylord Palms’ Cypress Springs Water Park for the Wicked Awesome Pool Party, featuring the Wicked Waves Surf Show and interactive games.

In addition, resort guests can participate in the popular Monster Mash Bash and Costume Contest, face their fears and become part of a real Florida ghost story in the Swamp Witch Revenge Escape Room, experience an up-close meet-and-greet during Spooky Animal Encounters, and go trick-or-treating through the winding paths of the 4.5-acre, glass-enclosed atrium (Saturdays only). 

Goblins & Giggles Getaway Weekends run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, Oct. 28. Packages start at $189 per night, plus tax, resort fee and parking. Packages include accommodations, Monster Mash Bash tickets, the Trick or Treat Expedition, a Halloween Hide & Seek scavenger hunt activity book, Storytime with Morgana, and the poolside activities only available to overnight guests. Activity availability varies by date and time.  Additional charges apply for certain activities. 

To learn more or to book a Goblins & Giggles Getaway Weekends stay, visit GaylordPalms.com/Getaways.