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July 24, 2024

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New Summer Events Announced for Soundwaves Water Park

Summer is right around the corner, and Gaylord Opryland Resort is ready.

Experience Gaylord Opryland's Summer of More, featuring a 4-acre upscale indoor/outdoor water attraction, multiple sparkling pools and nine acres of sprawling indoor gardens.

From May 21 through September 6, 2021, the resort’s summer program combines immersive aquatic experiences with a delicious line-up of culinary and beverage offerings, soothing spa treatments and an itinerary full of live entertainment, pop-up speakeasies, family-friendly shows and more.

Gaylord Opryland’s 4-acre indoor/outdoor aquatic adventure, SoundWaves, fuses music and water to create a modern-day oasis featuring lazy and rapid rivers, a family mega-raft ride, five thrilling tube, and body slides, a four-lane mat racer, wave pool with giant LED entertainment screen, multi-level play structures, a toddler water play area and adults-only pools and bars.

Additionally, the water attraction features an arcade with virtual reality games, a rock-climbing wall and game tables. The only guaranteed way to visit SoundWaves is by booking exclusive summer packages including wristbands or the SoundWaves Experience Package. Seasonal specials and Tennessee resident package rates are available. Guests with wristbands may also upgrade their visit to include a cabana to provide extra shade, comfortable lounge seating, refrigerators, televisions, and a designated food and beverage attendant. Learn more at

Keeping the kids entertained, this year’s itinerary of summer activities and events will feature a brand-new Pirate & Princess theme with highlights including: The Princess’s Shiny Stash Treasure Hunt; Treasure Trove Art Studio; The Captain’s Hidden Treasure Escape Room; Pirate Pool Party; Explorer’s Animal Encounters; and Pirate & Princess Academy. Families will also enjoy two pirate themed flatboat cruises along the indoor Delta River and Royal Carriage Rides. The resort’s multiple restaurants and bars will feature seasonal and themed food and beverage specials including imaginative summer cocktails and mocktails, the Three Sheets Speakeasy at Findley’s and Royal Afternoon Tea.

“Summer travelers wishing to make the most out of their vacation can come to Gaylord Opryland Resort for a one-stop destination,” said John Adams, Vice President of Gaylord Opryland & Attractions. “From our upscale SoundWaves water attraction and exciting special events to our award-winning restaurants, live entertainment and world-class spa, we offer more than you could ever want for the ultimate Nashville summer experience.”

As the safety of its guests and STARS (employees) is of paramount importance, the resort’s summer events have been developed in accordance with Marriott’s “Commitment to Clean” program and enhanced protocols.

For more information about Gaylord Opryland Resort and to book an overnight stay, room package, or events and activities, visit

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.