Vacation Safely at Gaylord Palms Resort

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COVID-19 was the ultimate disappointment for summer plans. Cruises canceled, theme parks closed half of the summer, ball parks closed. 2020 was the vacation let down of the century.

While the majority of Central Florida families skipped their vacation for 2020, we decided to think outside the box and carefully consider a staycation at Gaylord Palms Resort. We just got home, and IT. WAS. FANTASTIC. Here’s a fun video highlighting our experience!

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COVID-19 was the ultimate disappointment for summer plans. 😫Cruises canceled, theme parks closed half of the summer, ball parks closed. 2020 was the vacation let down of the century. While the majority of Central Florida families skipped their vacation for 2020, we decided to think outside the box & carefully consider a staycation at @gaylordpalms Resort. We just got home, and IT. WAS. FANTASTIC. Here's a fun video highlighting our experience + some key points! 👇🏼 SAFETY – It's obvious that safety is a #1 priority. In addition to standard social distancing & sanitizing stations, the resort has implemented strict guidelines on wearing masks. You must have a mask on when walking in public places, when ordering from the tiki bar, or when entering their restaurants. They have touchless maps via QR Codes & contactless housekeeping/room service. The pool deck was 50/50 for masks, understandably so. All of the servers & attendants wore masks, but if guests were in their private cabana or standing in line for a water ride (socially distanced), masks weren't always worn, but you could if you want. 😷 The sanitizing staff truly is phenomenal! Surfaces are wiped down or sprayed to ensure a safe environment. And if you want to take one extra step to ease your mind, the staff equips your room with extra sanitizing wipes so that you can give the room one final wipe down (if you want)! CONVENIENCE, COMFORT & ACTIVITIES – You'll love the convenience of a vacation without leaving the resort. The kids were in awe of the centerpiece glass atrium. The evening light display is something everyone must witness in person. Photos & videos just don't do it justice! It's every evening at 8:30pm and 9pm. A suite overlooking the atrium is a MUST! The view & sounds melt away all of the COVID-stress. That's a phrase, right?! Gaylord Palms has interactive trivia, weekly family movie nights & an Ultimate Explorer Scavenger Hunt! The kids will ❤️ it! DON'T LET COVID RUIN YOUR SUMMER. COVID has altered the way we do life, but I encourage you to consider a staycation. Gaylord Palms Resort has shown our family how dedicated they are to providing a safe environment for families. #hosted

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SAFETY

It’s obvious that safety is a #1 priority. In addition to standard social distancing & sanitizing stations, the resort has implemented strict guidelines on wearing masks. You must have a mask on when walking in public places, when ordering from the tiki bar, or when entering their restaurants. They have touchless maps via QR Codes & contactless housekeeping/room service.

The pool deck was 50/50 for masks, understandably so. All of the servers & attendants wore masks, but if guests were in their private cabana or standing in line for a water ride (socially distanced), masks weren’t always worn, but you could if you want.

The sanitizing staff truly is phenomenal! Surfaces are wiped down or sprayed to ensure a safe environment. And if you want to take one extra step to ease your mind, the staff equips your room with extra sanitizing wipes so that you can give the room one final wipe down (if you want)!

CONVENIENCE, COMFORT & ACTIVITIES

When you vacation at Gaylord Palms Resort, you’ll love the convenience of having everything in one place. The kids were in constant awe of the centerpiece glass atrium showcasing the landscape of the Everglades, the cobblestone streets and rich history of St. Augustine, and the picturesque scenery and vibrant colors of Key West. The evening light display is something everyone must witness in person. Photos and videos just don’t do it justice! It’s every evening at 8:30pm and 9pm.

Gaylord Palms, Kristi Corley - Orlando Mom CollectiveGaylord Palms, Kristi Corley - Orlando Mom Collective

A suite overlooking the atrium is a MUST! The view and sounds, day and night melted away all of my COVID-stress. That’s a phrase, right?!

Gaylord Palms, Kristi Corley - Orlando Mom Collective

Gaylord Palms, Kristi Corley - Orlando Mom Collective

Especially for the family, Gaylord Palms has interactive trivia on the pool deck and weekly family movie nights. Your kids will love the Ultimate Explorer Scavenger Hunt! Their journey begins inside the 4.5-acre atrium, filled to the brim with Flora (plant-life) and Fauna (animal-life) from all over the state. To succeed in becoming a real-life Florida explorer, you will need to navigate through the atrium and learn about unique plants, animals and historical landmarks. The kids will love it!

Gaylord Palms, Kristi Corley - Orlando Mom Collective

Don’t let FEAR ruin your summer

I know it’s easy to let fear take over your summer plans. COVID-19 has altered the way we view our normal activities, but I encourage you to consider a staycation. Gaylord Palms Resort has shown our family how dedicated they are to providing a safe environment for Central Florida families.

Gaylord Palms, Kristi Corley - Orlando Mom Collective

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