Gaylord Hotels Adds Character to Birthday Parties with The DreamWorks Experience Birthday Celebration

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Celebrate with Beloved Characters from Shrek, Kung Fu Panda or Madagascar

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Gaylord Hotels invites families to make memories that will last a lifetime with The DreamWorks Experience Birthday Celebration – a first-of-its-kind birthday package featuring beloved characters from such DreamWorks Animation films as Shrek, Kung Fu Panda or Madagascar.

Available on weekends now through May 20th, 2012, and then seven days a week from May 25 – Sept. 3, 2012, the overnight package is jam-packed with interactive activities and festivities in some of the most majestic resort settings in the country. Guests choose from four popular destinations – just outside of Washington, D.C. in National Harbor, Md.; Nashville, Tenn.; Kissimmee, Fla. near Orlando; and just outside Dallas, Texas in Grapevine.

Starting at $999* for a one-night party package, The DreamWorks Experience Birthday Celebration includes:

  •     One night accommodations at Gaylord Hotels resort for a family of up to four (4)
  •     DreamWorks themed in-room breakfast for a family of up to four (4)
  •     1.5 hour DreamWorks themed birthday party for birthday child and up to six (6) additional children/friends to include:
  •     - Exclusive t-shirt for the birthday boy/girl
  •     - Themed character cake of your choice and party favors
  •     - Birthday Punch
  •     - Ice Cream
  •     - Pizza
  •     - Appearance of one DreamWorks character of your choice:

Shrek, Ogress Fiona, Puss in Boots, Po, Alex, or King Julien. (Or, Gloria or Mort at Gaylord National, Gaylord Opryland and Gaylord Texan.)

  •     Puss In Boots “Quest for the Magic Beans” Scavenger Hunt
  •     Photograph with character (one per child) in souvenir birthday photo folder
  •     Complimentary valet parking for all guests
  •     Birthday party host
  •     Resort fee

Each of the four resorts offers a variety of suggested add-on activities to enhance the fun, ranging from kids’ spa packages, karaoke, arcade time, balloon artists, face painters, photo packages and more. The party may also be customized with a variety of options, including:

  •     Additional children may attend the party for just $59.99 per child plus tax
  •     Additional DreamWorks character(s) may be added to the party for $150 per character plus tax; or Madagascar’s popular penguins Private & Skipper are $250
  •     Additional room only available at prevailing rates; breakfast not included.

The DreamWorks Experience Birthday Celebration is the latest offering in Gaylord Hotels’ line-up of exciting all-NEW 2012 DreamWorks Experience packages, featuring the interactive, meet and greet experiences with DreamWorks characters that family have come to enjoy.

Visit to learn more, or to book a birthday package, call 1 (800) 723-7908 (online booking is not available for this package).

About Gaylord Hotels®
Gaylord Hotels® is a collection of four upscale, resorts which afford endless opportunities for leisure travelers and conventioneers. The hotel company’s hallmark – “everything in one place” – provides vacationers with diverse dining options, quality spa and fitness center services, top-notch entertainment, on-site shopping and endless activities – all within each resort. Gaylord Hotels is a pioneer in the hotel and convention industry with properties in the nation’s most desirable destinations. Gaylord Hotels include Gaylord Opryland® in Nashville, Tennessee; Gaylord Palms® in Kissimmee, Florida near Orlando; and Gaylord Texan® on Lake Grapevine near Dallas, Texas, and Gaylord National® on the Potomac in National Harbor, Maryland. Gaylord Hotels is owned and operated by Gaylord Entertainment (NYSE: GET), a leading hospitality and entertainment company based in Nashville, Tenn. For more information, please visit:

*Per room, per night, plus tax, (Osceola County Assessment Fee for Gaylord Palms) for traditional (Gaylord Opryland and Gaylord National) /Texas/Florida-view accommodations for family of up to four (4). Atrium Garden upgrades and suite upgrades may be available for an additional fee. Birthday party time must be reserved in advance. Cancellation fees may apply if notice is received within 48 hours of birthday party celebration. Limited availability and subject to blackout dates. Other restrictions may apply.

Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and all related characters and properties © 2012 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C.


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