Shrek & Friends to Enjoy Summer Vacation at Gaylord Hotels

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Special Packages Include Characters, ShrekFeast, Outdoor Movies and More

Gaylord Hotels invites travelers to create their own fairy tale this summer with the Summer Fun with Shrek & Friends packages. Beginning late May through Labor Day, package guests of the four hotels located in National Harbor, Md. (just outside of the nation’s capital); Nashville, Tenn.; Kissimmee, Fla. (near Orlando); and Grapevine, Texas (on the outskirts of Dallas) will enjoy encounters with Shrek, Princess Fiona, Alex the Lion, Po, and Puss in Boots – the only experiences of their kind available in resort settings. These world-famous characters were made popular by the DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. films Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar.

Each Gaylord Hotels resort features an expansive, climate-controlled, glass-covered atrium, which means that guests looking to escape the heat of the summer – or the possibility of unpredictable weather ruining a vacation – need look no further. Gaylord Hotels has enlisted Shrek & Friends to participate in activities that offer excitement for the whole family – both indoors and out – at each of the resorts, and with package pricing starting at just $209* for one night stay and $339* for 2 nights, there’s no reason to miss out on this unique experience. Following is an overview of the activities offered at each location:

Fireworks, Parade and ShrekFeast at Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, Md.

Shrek and his friends have taken over the Capital this summer. Summer Fun with Shrek & Friends guests at the Gaylord National Resort will be greeted with a DreamWorks activity book and a pair of Shrek ears, as well as one morning priority reservation for the ShrekFeast interactive character meal. The package also includes a Character Parade, front-of-line access to DreamWorks character Meet and Greets, a Puss In Boots Quest for the Magic Beans Scavenger Hunt, a family movie on the lawn, souvenir family photo, special wake-up calls by DreamWorks characters, and a free Fireworks Show over the Potomac River on most Saturday nights!
Package prices start at $229* for one night, and $379* for two nights.
To book a Summer Fun with Shrek & Friends package at the Gaylord National Resort visit http://www.DreamWorksExperienceatGaylordNational.com or call (301) 965-4000.

New Talent Arrives to Nashville, Tenn. at the Gaylord Opryland Resort

A good ‘ole fashioned country summer is just what the Doctor ordered at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn. Steeped in country music history, this popular tourist destination has some new talent in town – Shrek, Princess Fiona, Puss in Boots, Donkey, Alex the Lion and even Po!

Celebrate Summer Fun with Shrek & Friends at Gaylord Opryland Resort where package rates start at $219* for one night, and $359* for two nights. The package includes a DreamWorks activity book and a pair of Shrek ears, one morning priority reservation for the ShrekFeast interactive character meal, Madagascar Crack-a-Lackin’ Pool Party, Splash ‘N’ Screen Movie, Character Parade, front-of-line access at DreamWorks character Meet and Greets, and the Puss In Boots Quest for the Magic Beans Scavenger Hunt. Guests will also receive a souvenir family photo and special wake-up calls by DreamWorks characters.

Exclusive to the Gaylord Opryland Resort – guests will also have the opportunity to take part in the Kung Fu Panda Academy of Awesomeness. Join Po and our Kung Fu master to train in the art of awesomeness.

To book a Summer Fun with Shrek & Friends package at the Gaylord Opryland Resort visit http://www.DreamWorksExperienceatGaylordOpryland.com or call (888) 677-9872.

Turn up the Heat at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Fla.

Kissimmee, Fla. is known for its sizzling summers, and this year, Shrek & Friends have come to soak up the rays. The Summer Fun with Shrek & Friends package at the Gaylord Palms Resort features a DreamWorks activity book and a pair of Shrek ears, priority reservation for the ShrekFeast interactive character meal one morning, a Madagascar Crack-a-Lackin’ Pool Party, Splash ‘N’ Screen Movie, special front-of-line access to DreamWorks character Meet and Greets, and the Puss in Boots Quest for the Magic Beans Scavenger Hunt. The package also includes a souvenir family photo and special wake-up calls by DreamWorks characters.

With rates starting at $209* for one night and $339* for two nights, guests will also enjoy the all new Cypress Springs Family Fun Water Park, featuring a multi-level Everglades-inspired tree house with four twisting waterslides, ground sprays and gurgling springs, a family lagoon and more!

To book a Summer Fun with Shrek & Friends package at the Gaylord Palms Resort visit http://www.DreamWorksExperienceatGaylordPalms.com or call (407) 586-2000.

Shrek & Friends Discover What’s Big in Texas at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas

Things tend to be bigger in Texas, and the DreamWorks character experiences are no exception. This year’s Summer Fun with Shrek & Friends package brings innumerable opportunities to get up close and personal with the green ogre himself, his lady Princess Fiona, Alex the Lion, Po and others.

Package components include a DreamWorks activity book and a pair of Shrek ears, Splash ‘N’ Screen Movie, a Character Parade, front-of-line access to the DreamWorks character Meet and Greets, Puss In Boots Quest for the Magic Beans Scavenger Hunt, and priority reservation for ShrekFeast interactive character meal one morning. Guests will also enjoy a souvenir family photo, special wake-up calls by DreamWorks characters, and even a free Fireworks Show over Lake Grapevine on Friday nights.

Gaylord Texan Resort guests will also have the opportunity to enroll in Dragon Training Camp where, with the help of Hiccup and Astrid, kids can become official Junior Dragon Trainers. This one-of-a-kind experience combines live theater, character interaction, fun crafts and dragon encounters.

Rates start at just $239* for one night, or $399* for two nights, and guests will also have the chance to enjoy the new Paradise Springs pool playground, an exclusive amenity for Gaylord Texan Resort guests featuring a 6,000-square-foot family lagoon with a walk-in beach, a 27-foot-tall waterslide, a 600-foot winding lazy river and more.

To book a Summer Fun with Shrek & Friends package at the Gaylord Texan Resort visit http://www.DreamWorksExperienceatGaylordTexan.com or call (817) 778-2000.

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: http://www.GaylordHotels.com.
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*Per room, plus tax, (Osceola County Assessment Fee for Gaylord Palms). Atrium Garden upgrades and suite upgrades may be available at prevailing rates. Not retroactive or combinable with other offers or groups. Other restrictions may apply.

Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How To Train Your Dragon and all related characters and properties © 2012 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C.

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