Record-Breaking, “Kiss-Storic” Event Planned during Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Gaylord Palms Resort will attempt to set new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDTM during event sponsored by Experience Kissimmee

KISSIMMEE, FL – (November 8, 2017)  Gaylord Palms Resort will welcome couples to celebrate love and the classic, seasonal tradition of kissing under mistletoe during its Kiss-Story in the Making special event. The resort will seek the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for Most couples kissing under mistletoe in one location on December 7, 2017, at 8:15 p.m.

Sponsored by Experience Kissimmee, the area’s travel and tourism authority, Kiss-Story in the Making at Gaylord Palms will attempt to claim the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title in this smoochably-perfect KISSimmee location. "We are honored and excited to be a part of this memorable experience,” said DT Minich, President/CEO of Experience Kissimmee. “There’s no better place to set a kissing record than right here in Kissimmee, Florida!”

During what is certain to be a memorable and fun-filled evening, Kiss-Story in the Making will bring hundreds of couples together to lock lips under a fresh sprig of real mistletoe supplied by local floral designer Greenery Productions. All of this, which will be supervised by an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS adjudicator, will take place beneath Gaylord Palms’ six-story Christmas tree in the grand St. Augustine atrium.

By partnering with Mentos, Kiss-Story in the Making will also offer participating couples the assurance of freshness when the time comes for that magical kiss. The refreshing taste of Mentos Chewy Mints will let everyone enjoy the kiss confidence offered by the freshest, hippest mints on the planet. “We are excited to be a part of this year’s holiday festivities at Gaylord Palms Resort,” said Sylvia Buxton, Marketing Vice President with Mentos maker Perfetti Van Melle. “The Mentos brand is all about fresh connections. Nowhere is that freshness more important than under the mistletoe.”

Each year during the holiday season, Gaylord Palms Resort welcomes guests to make memories with special holiday attractions. “Christmas at Gaylord Palms” has grown over the years from the singular, signature ICE! attraction to a full-blown holiday extravaganza offering a mix of live entertainment, character dining, and other winter-themed experiences and attractions that make the resort resemble a Christmassy theme park.

"Over the last 14 Christmases, this resort has welcomed millions from around the world to make memories during the season as they experienced our ICE! attraction and other holiday events,” said Johann Krieger, General Manager of Gaylord Palms. “There seemed no better time to host a Guinness World Records title attempt as we present ICE! featuring Christmas Around the World this year, making special memories for our guests and STARS (hotel staff) during this magical season.”

Following Kiss-Story in the Making, the memory-makers/(hopefully) record-breakers will experience an exclusive walkthrough of ICE! featuring Christmas Around the World which recognizes the world’s diverse holiday traditions with representations from the United Kingdom, Mexico, Germany and more.

Space will be limited for this official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS attempt, and couples wishing to participate should secure their places for the event at for $34.99 plus taxes and fees, which includes admission for two to Kiss-Story in the Making, admission for two to the event-exclusive ICE! experience, and one voucher for self-parking.  Participants must be age 18 and up.

Couples wishing to enhance this memorable Kiss-Story in the Making experience can book an overnight stay with a special rate of $159 plus tax and resort fee. To make a reservation at this special rate, guests can book online at and choose December 7 as date of stay and apply corporate/promo code ZS7.

From the ICE! attraction to snow tubing lanes, live shows, concerts and holiday dining, the Christmas season at Gaylord Palms is chock full of endless entertainment. Learn more about the resort’s holiday happenings at and stay connected by following @GaylordPalms on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Christmas at Gaylord Palms is just one of many experiences that await visitors during a holiday trip to Kissimmee, Florida. Brilliant seasonal theme park events, small town Christmas parades, outdoor “Florida snowfalls” and more are all within minutes of the destination’s more than 50,000 accommodations. Kissimmee makes truly incredible Christmas vacations.  Start planning at

About Gaylord Hotels
Gaylord Hotels®, part of the Marriott portfolio of brands, offers extraordinary environments with “everything in one place”— diverse dining options, a full-service spa, pools, top-notch entertainment, shopping and more. Locations include Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee; Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee, Florida; Gaylord Texan on Lake Grapevine, Texas; Gaylord National on the Potomac in National Harbor, Maryland; and The Inn at Opryland in Nashville. For more information, visit

The Experience Kissimmee Vacation Story
Almost 50 years of vacation-making experience. More than 8,000,000 overnight visitors. And closer than a wave-of-a-wand away from world-famous theme parks and attractions, the headwaters of the
Everglades, extraordinary natural wonders, and plates for every palate. We’re Experience Kissimmee,the official tourism authority for Osceola County, Florida. (That means we oversee sales and marketing for the destination.) We’re also the Vacation Home Capital of the World®, with more than 50,000 accommodation options, including luxury resorts, family-friendly hotels, and over 25,000 vacation homes.

About Mentos
Mentos is in 159 countries on this planet alone, so it’s fair to say Mentos is a global brand. Mentos comes in a lot of different shapes, flavors, and sizes, so there’s something for everyone and every taste.  A lot of other brands out there obsess about what makes us all different; we’d rather explore the things we have in common. The Mentos brand is well-known. And it’s well-loved too.  So wherever you go, one thing you can be sure of when you meet someone new is that they love Mentos. This means that if you have Mentos in your hand you have the ultimate conversation starter, a sure way to make a connection. All you need to do is offer.  After all, who says no to Mentos?

About Perfetti Van Melle
Perfetti Van Melle is a privately owned global company that was established in March 2001 through the merger of Perfetti SpA and Van Melle Group B.V.  Perfetti Van Melle manufactures, and distributes sugar confectionery and chewing gum products in more than 150 countries. Today Perfetti Van Melle is one of the world's largest confectionery groups, marketing highly renowned brands such as Mentos, Frisk, Chupa Chups, Smint, Fruittella, Alpenliebe, Golia, Vivdent, Airheads, Happydent & Big Babol. The Group has corporate headquarters in Italy and The Netherlands. U.S. operations are solely operated out of Erlanger, KY.

About Greenery Productions
Orlando-based Greenery Productions is a top interior landscaping and full-service floral design company in Central Florida. Greenery Productions believes each project is a unique opportunity to use their design and horticulture expertise to create a perfect and lasting impression. Learn more about Greenery Productions at

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