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Free events: For the Alice in You

I am so excited that summer is right around the corner. There's so much to do (and not to do) so I have time to get out and experience all the fun things that DFW has to offer.

One of those is the new SummerFest Wonderland at the Gaylord Texan. Now if you haven't ever been - I truly suggest you make a weekend out of it. However, if you don't have the time or the money to stay, the resort has tons of things this summer you can go and do with an "Alice in Wonderland" theme.

I haven't been yet, so I can't really tell you how great it is, but they have done a wonderful job promoting it and making it sound... well pretty wonderful (I think I need to pick up a thesaurus!) Some of them do have a cost , but there are a few offerings that might be something your family would like to check out for a few hours (and in the air conditioning!)

There are so many cool events coming up, but here's a run down of the ones thought caught my attention and are FREE (this is from their website.)

Alice through the Atrium Glass

Alice Through The Atrium Glass ~The Exhibit brings Wonderland to life with series of giant sized iconic Wonderland images and art pieces all highlighting author Lewis Carroll’s original vision of this bizarre and magical land. Elements from his two books Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and Alice through The Looking Glass And What She Found There are represented in a variety of different media such as huge sand sculptures, topiary, glass and metal art.


Wonderland ALIVE!

As night approaches get set for the majesty of WONDERLAND ALIVE, as the Lone Star atrium comes to life in this amazing spectacle of light, sound and all of your favorite strolling Wonderland characters such as The Queen of Hearts, The Mad Hatter, White Rabbit and Alice. In addition, jugglers, balloon artists and stilt walkers in themed costume make this a summer to remember!


Friday Night Fireworks and Parade of Magic Hats!

Led by the majestic Queen of Hearts the cast of characters from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland line up in the Lone Star Atrium, march through the hotel and off to the viewing area on the roof of our resort garage- the finest spot in the city to experience the sparkle and spectacle of the City of Grapevine’s ‘Summer Blast’ firework show! A DJ will be on hand to get the party games started!


KIDS EAT FREE - Thursdays!

Kids Ages: 12 and under

Kids Menu for Outlets:

  • Old Hickory: Mini Kobe Burger with Fries or Mac and Cheese with Fries
  • Texan Station: Chicken Fingers with Fries or Grilled Hot Dog with Fries
  • Ama Lur: Pepperoni Flat Bread or Chicken Fingers

Get more information about the Gaylord Texas Wonderland Adventure by visiting:

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