August 18, 2012

Shrek Fest at The Gaylord Texan

We had a great time this weekend at the Gaylord Texan for Fun with Shrek and Friends.  I entered a contest with Fort Worth Child Magazine and WON!!!  They called me last week and yesterday after work off we went.....

If you are attending Blissdom 2013 this is where you'll be!  The Gaylord is HUGE!  Like so big you'll need a map to get around.  It's a super nice hotel with lots of great restaurants.  Everything is right there so you'll hardly have to leave.  If you aren't getting a room parking is $17 a day...just FYI.  If you have a room parking is free with your room card.  The amenities are great and the food is wonderful, but I'd say the average plate at each restaurant is around $15-$20.  So unless you plan on driving off the grounds or bringing snacks plan to budget for food.
Okay so here is a recap of our trip (Prepare for picture overload!)
 Our Room
 The Bathroom

The view from our room.  Last night they had an amazing fireworks show we could see from our balcony.
 Connor checking out his Shrek book
 Connor got some Shrek ears :-)
 This is check in area

 Off we go!
 The atrium in the middle of the hotel
 A wait he's real!  This dude was funny he would scare little girls and jump up really fast.

 They also had a huge train set in the atrium.  Connor was obsessed with the trains.

 Fiona's Cookie Castle

 These chocolate chip cookies were bigger than my hand
 Waiting for the parade to start

 Here he's SHREK!!!
 along with Puss & Boots and King Julian!!!

 Those sneaky penguins from Madagascar

 We forgot the child leash...
 In the elevator on the way to our room
 This morning we all got up and got ready for breakfast with Shrek and Friends
 We got initiated as official ogars for the day
 Connor was a little bit afraid of Shrek, but we got a photo with Daddy :-)
 Drinking our green slime!!!!

The breakfast buffet was amazing!  Complete with everything you could ask for including a made to order omelet bar. 
 Shrek waffles

 The green chocolate fountain
 Puss and Boots came by to say hi!

Thank you Gaylord and Fort Worth Child Magazine we had a GREAT time!!!

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Mia @ The Chronicles of Chaos said...

Looks like a wonderful trip! We have a Gaylord nearby in Maryland and I've heard great things about staying there. Your son is adorable, by the way, love his beautiful curls. :)

Round Rock Gal said...

I plan on attending Blissdom next year, so I appreciate the detailed explanation and pictures! The breakfast bar looks pretty darn good - minus the green "shrekky" drink!

SensiblySara said...

It looks like you had an AWESOME time!! I am {hopefully} going to Blissdom13! See you there?

Linds said...

my boys would have LOVED that! How fun!

Anonymous said...

What fun!!!! I especially love the Shrek waffles :)

LWLH said...

What a fun time!!

Lauren said...

How fun!!!!!!!!! :) xoxo

bailey k. said...

Shrek fest?! Didn't even know there was such a thing! Looks like you guys had so much fun. I love that green slime! :)

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