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Summerfest at Gaylord Texan

May 4 - September 2

Free admission; Parking and certain activities for a fee.

Summer Fun at Gaylord Texan

May 17 – September 2, 2024

Celebrate summer with events for the whole family at Gaylord Texan! Enjoy the thrilling slides, winding lazy river, and towering play structures at Paradise Springs that make the water park the perfect summer hangout. Inside the resort you can enjoy pirate and princess-themed activities and other fun seasonal events as you make this Summerfest one to remember.

Gaylord Texan Hotel, Grapevine, TX
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Resort Scavenger Hunt

Journey through the resort’s indoor gardens to search for clues and solve puzzles to complete the scavenger hunt.

Cost: Free for resort guests
Cost:  All day, every day

Wildlife Rescue – An Augmented Reality Experience presented by bubly™

Take a virtual safari through Gaylord Texan! Twelve endangered animals are hidden throughout the resort and your help is needed to find them. Search for the tracking markers to find the hidden animals, learn facts about them, and see them come to life before your very eyes with the magic of augmented reality (AR)! This cool tech experience is fun for kids of all ages and affords photo opportunities with AR animals throughout the resort. A smart phone and free app download are necessary to enjoy this AR experience.

Location: Resort-wide
Schedule: Daily at your leisure
Pricing: Free

Ahoy Matey Animal Encounters

Enjoy up-close encounters with a variety of incredible creatures! During this special educational opportunity, you’ll look at and learn about these animals and their unique personalities.
Cost: Free
Schedule: Saturdays, 4 – 6 p.m.

Escape Rooms

School’s out for summer break! Your teacher collected your smartphone and hid it after you were caught playing games during class and forgot to return it to you. Race against the clock to find your phone before the janitor finishes locking up the school or risk being without your phone for the entire vacation!

Pricing: $110 per group of 4

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Illuminate the Night Light Show

Look to the night sky as a kaleidoscope of bright lights fill the atrium in this colorful, animated light show. It’s the perfect finale to an exciting day of fun at Gaylord Texan.

Schedule:  Nightly at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Pricing: Complimentary

Adventure Kids: Join the Club!

Young guests are invited to join Alfie the Armadillo, Layla the Longhorn, and everyone’s favorite Adventure Kid, Sophie, in an interactive show to learn, imagine, explore, and discover the wonders of summer.

Schedule:  Fridays and Saturdays; times vary
Pricing: Complimentary

Adventure Kids: The Hunt for Hidden Treasure

Join Sophie and Mason, the beloved Adventure Kids, on a fun-filled scavenger hunt! They’re counting on your help to learn, imagine, discover, and explore Gaylord Texan’s atriums and find the hidden gems. Presented by LIFEWTR.
Schedule:  Daily, at your leisure
Pricing:  $9.99, plus tax


Paradise Springs Water Park

Exclusive to resort guests, our ten-acre Paradise Springs Water Park offers plenty of thrills with waterslides, a play lagoon, an aquatic zipline, and ample opportunities to relax with a 600-foot long lazy river, hot tubs, private cabanas, and more!

Complimentary for resort guests.

1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, Texas 76051


Parking Fees* (as of 5/8/24)


0-2 hours: $17
2-4 hours: $19
4+ hours: $22
Overnight Parking: $22
Valet available only for ADA assistance.
*Plus applicable tax.

For tickets & information: 1-817-778-1000



May 4
September 2
Free admission; Parking and certain activities for a fee.
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Gaylord Texan
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, 76051 United States
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