IMSA Forum & Expo 2018

School’s out for the summer and it’s time to have some fun. Bust out your flip flops and bathing suits, and celebrate summer at Gaylord Palms’ annual SummerFest event. Soak up the sun at our Cypress Springs Water Park – including a drop slide, racing slides and a double FlowRider surfing experience. Featuring pool parties, sing-a-longs, a surf show and a scavenger hunt, SummerFest will be a splashing good time for everyone.

SummerFest 2018 Events and Activities >

Uncover a one-of-a-kind enchanted surrounding at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. Our upscale resort in Kissimmee, Florida features a premier location just minutes from Walt Disney World® and Universal Orlando Resort™. Whether you're traveling for work or play, you'll love the convenience of having everything in one place. Start your stay in our soaring 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. Enjoy a day with your children at our water park, or savor some time to yourself at our adult-only pool. We also offer a full-service spa, perfect for pursuing a pampering session. Continue the fun as you delight your taste buds with the finest cuisine from any of our nine restaurants.

Cypress Springs Family Fun Water Park
An exclusive amenity for our Kissimmee resort guests, Cypress Springs Water Park will thrill your whole family. Our water park features a zero-entry swimming pool, multi-level tree house playground, racing slides, a drop slide and a double FlowRider.

Watch sports like never before at Wreckers Sports Bar
Designed as the favorite “neighborhood hangout” of resort guests, Wreckers Sports Bar Wreckers brings together the most modern of video technology, including a two-story sports screen, and is filled with authentic remnants that reflect a time when scavengers came home from treasure-laden shipwrecks to celebrate their earnings with a pint or two of brew.

Sports fans feel like part of the action on the over-sized two-story, 37-foot, sports screen. More than 50 HDTVs ranging from 32" to 60" provide up-to-the-minute coverage throughout the venue. Enjoy watching and relaxing in oversized rattan chairs that provide comfortable conversation areas or view programming from dining areas. 

Sophisticated South Beach Pool: fun for adults only
This exclusive adult-only swimming pool features a sophisticated South Beach design lined with tropical palms. Fully stocked private cabanas are available for rent and include television screens, lounges, and ceiling fans. The adjacent outdoor SandBar offers dining and cocktails with covered seating available.

Golf and train like a pro at Celebration
Preferred tee times are just five minutes away at Celebration Golf Club, an official golf course partner of Gaylord Palms Resort. Play the final course co-designed by the renowned masters of golf course architecture, Robert Trent Jones Senior and Junior. Or take advantage of the Golf Academy at Celebration, one of only three PING nFlight Centers in the nation.

Take time out from all the fun for some pampering at Relâche Spa
Discover the true essence of relaxation at Gaylord Palms’ Relâche Spa, awarded Four Stars by Forbes Travel Guide. Our exclusive treatments and therapies, infused with natural elements from the garden and delivered with flawless professionalism, will take you on a journey that ignites the senses and soothes the soul. To schedule a service or for more information, please call (407) 586-4772 or book your spa appointment online . Mention IMSA at time of spa check-in for 15% discount off all spa services 50 minutes or longer.

Minutes from the attractions
Resort guests enjoy scheduled transportation to the Walt Disney theme parks. A shuttle to SeaWorld Orlando and Universal Orlando may be arranged through concierge at a nominal fee. Check out the online Orlando Visitors Guide or download their app.