Gaylord Opryland
NOW OPEN! SoundWaves is a 4 acre, 3-level upscale indoor/outdoor water attraction with dedicated recreation zones for adults, young children and families.

Availability is limited to ensure a comfortable experience; pre-purchase this exclusive SoundWaves overnight package for the only guaranteed admission.

For more information,
call Gaylord Opryland (615) 889-1000

Learn More
  1. When does SoundWaves open?
    • OPEN NOW: SoundWaves is a new upscale indoor/outdoor water attraction at Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN. Indoor water attractions will be open year round. Outdoor water attractions will be open select dates in May through Labor Day. Hours of operation will be announced soon.
  2. What is the benefit of purchasing the SoundWaves Water Experience package?
    • SoundWaves is reserved exclusively for guests who book the SoundWaves Water Experience overnight package. The water attraction has limited capacity to prevent overcrowding and keep the experience relaxed and comfortable. With this package, guests will receive admission to SoundWaves; exclusive check in at the Magnolia Lobby; early access to SoundWaves on the day of arrival; baggage storage upon early arrival; and daily hotel shuttle transportation to and from downtown Nashville via your SoundWaves wristband.
  3. I booked a special transient rate; can I upgrade to the SoundWaves Package?
    • A limited number of discounts are offered for Marriott Rewards members, AAA members, Government Employees and Marriott Associates only. If the package is available you may upgrade; otherwise you must upgrade to the retail package or, based upon availability, purchase a day pass at the SoundWaves Magnolia Desk on the date of your overnight stay.
  4. Why don’t I see SoundWaves packages available when booking online?
    • If the SoundWaves package is not listed, the water attraction at full capacity for that date and unavailable. We suggest you select an alternate date to visit and experience SoundWaves.
  5. Are SoundWaves day passes available?
    • The only guaranteed access to the water attraction is reserving the SoundWaves Water Experience package. Day passes may be offered based on availability to other overnight hotel guests on a limited, first-come, first served basis; guests may check availability at the SoundWaves Magnolia Desk during their stay
  6. What is the minimum age for children at SoundWaves without adult supervision?
    • Anyone age 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  7. Are life jackets and inner tubes provided?
    • Coast Guard approved life jackets are available on a first come, first serve basis at various locations. We recommend children under 48 inches and weak or non-swimmers wear a life jacket. Inflatable toys are not allowed in the water attraction. Inner tubes are provided for select slides and rivers and are available on a first come/first serve basis. Guests may use their own Coast Guard approved life jackets or puddle jumpers.
  8. Are towels provided?
    • Towels are provided upon entering SoundWaves. You may wish to bring your own beach towel since we ask that towels remain in the water attraction area.
  9. Are lifeguards on duty at SoundWaves?
    • Yes, lifeguards are on duty at each attraction at SoundWaves. Lifeguards are trained in CPR and First Aid.
  10. Are cabanas available?
    • Indoor and outdoor cabanas are available to rent daily by guests who have pre-purchased a SoundWaves experience. Each cabana seats up to six guests, and conjoining cabanas are available for up to 12 guests. Cabanas include 4 bottles of water, refrigerator, and TV. Food and beverage cabana service is available for additional purchase. Once you have reserved your SoundWaves Water Experience package, Cabanas can be reserved by calling the hotel’s Consider it Done team at 1-615-889-1000 and are based on availability.
  11. Are lockers and changing facilities available?
    • Lockers are available within the indoor and outdoor areas and may be rented for a nominal fee. Larger items, such as luggage, will need to be kept in your room, vehicle or stored with Bell Services. Changing facilities are available in SoundWaves as well.
  12. Can I tan indoors at SoundWaves?
    • The state-of-the-art roofing system at SoundWaves does allow UV rays into the facility year round. We encourage all guests to use sunscreen.
  13. Are shaded areas available?
    • A limited number of umbrellas are available in both the indoor and outdoor facilities on a first come, first served basis. To ensure shade all day, inquire about booking one of our cabanas. Guests are not permitted to bring their own umbrellas.
  14. Can I purchase sunscreen at SoundWaves?
    • Sundries including sunscreen, lip balm, hats and unique souvenirs will be available for purchase at the SoundWaves gift shop.
  15. What attire and footwear is required?
    • Please bring a bathing suit and aqua socks or flip flops. Thong swimwear is not permitted. Cover ups, shirts and shoes are required in all resort public areas outside of SoundWaves.
  16. Can I bring my own food or drink?
    • Food and beverage from outside the resort is not permitted in SoundWaves. However, food and drink purchased at the resort’s restaurants and bars may be brought into SoundWaves. Glass is not permitted.
  17. Is SoundWaves ADA accessible?
    • Our facility and attractions are ADA compliant. Water slides are exempt from ADA requirements.
  18. Is there a designated smoking area?
    • Gaylord Opryland Resort and SoundWaves has a smoke-free policy. Smoking is only permitted in designated outdoor areas of the resort.
  19. Are adult-only areas offered?
    • The indoor water experience features an adults-only infinity pool, bar and seating on the third floor. The outdoor water experience includes an adults-only flat water pool area. These features are accessible only to ages 18 and up.
  20. Are toddler-friendly areas offered?
    • Yes, the multi-level play structures inside and outside are ideal for children. Swim diapers are required for all children who are not toilet trained.
  21. Are chairs available?
    • A variety of seating is available on a first come, first served basis, including chaise loungers, beach chairs and dining seats.
  22. How many slides attractions are offered?
    • SoundWaves features 6 outdoor slides and 5 indoor slides along with multiple small slides on the children’s multi-play structures.
  23. Can I save my seat all day, even if I go back to my room?
    • Seats are not permitted to be saved if leaving the SoundWaves area. For guaranteed all-day seating, please visit the SoundWaves Magnolia Desk about cabana rentals.
  24. Can I wear my glasses or sunglasses?
    • Eye wear is permitted on all attractions, as long as it is secured by a strap.
  25. What if there is inclement weather on the day of my visit?
    • For the safety of our guests, outdoor attractions will be temporarily suspended until severe, inclement weather passes. The indoors will remain open, barring the need for a facility evacuation (e.g., tornado warning). We do not offer rainchecks and refunds.
Something for Everyone
Year-round indoor attractions:
  • 111,000 square feet of upscale water attractions and activities
  • Slide tower
  • Double FlowRider®
  • Rapid and lazy rivers
  • Activity pool with rock climbing, obstacle course and basketball
  • Restaurants
  • Exclusive adults-only indoor pool, bar and lounging areas
  • Private cabana rentals
  • Total Capacity: 747 Seats
    • General indoor waterpark seating: 224 seats
    • Indoor kids & toddler pools: 70 seats
    • Sun deck: 81 seats
    • Restaurant seating: 230 seats
    • Adult pool, bar & lounge: 58 seats (indoor) & 44 seats (outdoor terrace)
Seasonal outdoor features:
  • 106,000 square feet of outdoor water amenities
  • 315,000 gallon wave pool with a giant LED movie screen
  • Kids pool with a multi-level play structure
  • Multiple dining options
  • Exclusive adults-only outdoor pool, bars and lounging areas
  • Private cabana rentals
  • Total Capacity: 866 seats
    • Wave pool/general outdoor seating: 192 seats
    • Kids pool/multi-level play structure: 162 seats
    • Restaurant dining terraces: 300 seats
    • Bar & food truck seating: 74 seats
    • Adult pool & lounge: 42 seats
Seasonal outdoor features opening May 2019
Year-round indoor attractions - now open.
Enter To Win!
Enter To Win! Enter To Win!
Stay In Touch
Get Email Updates
Gaylord Hotels Explore Our Locations
Gaylord National

National Harbor, MD
(Washington D.C. area)
Gaylord Opryland

Nashville, TN
(Music City)
Gaylord Palms

Kissimmee, FL
(Orlando area)
Gaylord Rockies

Aurora, CO
(Denver area)
Gaylord Texan

Grapevine, TX
(Dallas/Ft. Worth area)

©2019 Marriott International, Inc.

*Due to the upscale, unique nature of this new water feature and to ensure group customers are not unfairly charged for a service they may not use during their visit, a separate package purchase will be required in advance for guaranteed admission to SoundWaves. Standard group and leisure room rates will continue to include access to all existing resort pools in the Cascades and Magnolia areas. Specifications and timelines are based on initial concepts and subject to change.