If you’re in need of some serious fun, rest, and relaxation that’s an hour and half drive away, Gaylord Opryland Resort’s annual Once Upon A Spring event has begun. An itinerary full of both weekend and weekday activities are in store for guests including a brand-new crafting clubhouse and interactive show for kids, spring-themed boat rides, an Easter Bunny meet and greet, and much more.
In addition to the seasonal celebration, guests can also enjoy the resort’s lush garden atriums, delicious dining options, and SoundWaves–an upscale aquatic experience including multiple water slides, a rapid river, a lazy river, adult only pools, and multi-level play structures.
Last year we took our tribe of four kiddos and spent three days enjoying the summer at Soundwave (their indoor/outdoor water park). We are huge fans of the resort because it offers so much four our kids, who range from twelve years old to three.
Below are a few editor’s picks you should consider trying during your next visit!
Delta Boat EGG-stra Fun Cruise
Hop aboard a riverboat ride in the resort’s Delta Atrium for a unique Easter Egg Hunt. Guests can search for oversized eggs while they cruise down the Delta River and enjoy views of the exotic plants.
Delta Boat Adventure
Visitors can join one of the finest Delta Riverboat captains in town, while navigating rivers of the Delta Atrium. Keep an eye out for all the tools necessary to help you along this adventure.
Delta Riverboat Ride
This traditional riverboat ride travels down the Delta Atrium’s scenic river winding through the 4.5-acre indoor garden. Tour guides share facts about the Delta atrium’s plants & fish and answer questions about the resort’s many activities.
Adventure Kids: Sprout into Spring
Young explorers are invited to join Bella the Blue Tick Hound, Brody the Black Bear, and everyone’s favorite Adventure Kid, Sophie, during a new interactive show, where they will learn, imagine, and discover the wonders of spring.
Easter Bunny Meet and Greet
The Easter Bunny is hopping over to Gaylord Opryland. Guests won’t want to miss this fun meet-and-greet while capturing the moment with photo packages by DEI.
Enjoy up-close encounters during a special educational opportunity to interact with and learn about a variety of incredible creatures and their unique personalities.
Delta Atrium & Fountain Show
Inside the Delta Atrium, this mesmerizing water show features choreographed water, music, and lights.
Wildlife Rescue – An Augmented Reality Experience presented by bubly
In this virtual experience, the resort is transformed into a safari for families to discover and learn about endangered animals.
Spring Selfie Spots
Visitors can shoot their shot with this self-guided selfie tour. Stop, smile, and don’t forget to share using #Opryland.
Time to Blossom Spa Treatments
Guests can indulge in relaxing seasonal treatments at Relâche Spa for the ultimate springtime rejuvenation.
Mother’s Day Brunch
Families can celebrate mom with an upscale and delicious brunch at Old Hickory Steakhouse.
Gaylord Springs Golf Links
The Scottish style links course offers challenges for golfers of any skill level. Carved from the banks of the meandering Cumberland River and bordered by limestone bluffs and wetlands, Gaylord Springs Golf Links tests players from the moment they tee off. Junior golfers ages 15 and under can play one free round for each paid adult. Based on availability.
General Jackson Showboat
Hop aboard Nashville’s famous 300-foot paddlewheel riverboat for a scenic springtime day or evening cruise down the Cumberland River. Guests can look forward to a delightful Southern meal and world-class live musical performances.
Make a Splash
In addition to the special events presented as part of Once Upon A Spring, a highlight to any visit at Gaylord Opryland Resort is SoundWaves. Open year-round, the upscale aquatic attraction offers an 84-degree indoor oasis of 110,000 square-feet that allows guests to soak in the sun during any season. Surf on Nashville’s only FlowRider®, take a plunge off a suspensful waterslide, zip through the currents of a rapid river, and more. Additionally, the water attraction features an arcade with virtual reality games, a rock climbing wall, game tables and more. For the only guaranteed access to the water attraction, guests must book a SoundWaves Experience Package or a spring package including SoundWaves. More information is available at www.SoundWavesGO.com.
In case of spring showers, guests will find all sorts of fun activities throughout the resort’s three indoor garden atriums. In addition to the special events, activities, and décor for Once Upon A Spring, guests can take a relaxing stroll through nine acres of tropical plants, flowers, waterfalls, rivers, and other wildlife.
Also, inside the resort a delicious selection of dining options await which include gourmet steaks and an award-winning wine list at Old Hickory Steakhouse, authentic Italian cuisine at Ravello, a wide selection of classic dishes at Cascades American Cafe, and fresh sushi at Wasabi’s.
Packages and Tickets
Welcome to More Spring Package
The Welcome to More Spring Package is available for those looking for the perfect spring getaway. This package includes an overnight stay, four wristbands to SoundWaves water attraction, two scavenger hunt booklets and two crafts in the Adventure Kids Clubhouse. Rates start at $559 for a family of four. Use code ARN.
ABOUT GAYLORD OPRYLAND
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, located at 2800 Opryland Drive in Nashville, Tenn., is the flagship property of Gaylord Hotels, part of the Marriott portfolio of brands. The 2,888-room hotel offers “everything in one place” – SoundWaves upscale indoor/outdoor water attraction, diverse dining options, a full-service spa, top-notch special events and entertainment, on-site shopping, an award-winning golf course, and more. For more information, visit www.GaylordOpryland.com.