This winter, groups can escape the cold in Nashville, Tenn., by checking out the recently debuted water attraction at the 2,888-room Gaylord Opryland Resort.
SoundWaves is exactly what it sounds like, part water and part music experience that spans four acres of the property. The 110,000-sf indoor portion of the attraction opened this month for attendees looking to experience the pools during wintertime, while the 106,000-sf outdoor area is set to open next summer.
The experience pairs a wide range of musical components (from country to pop) with the water attractions, i.e., a multi-slide tower, FlowRider indoor surfing, and both rapid and lazy rivers. Come summertime, though, a giant LED screen featuring music programming will complement the 315,000-gallon outdoor wave pool.
The design throughout SoundWaves offers a truly tropical feel by integrating living walls and plant beds as well as a glass roof that brings in natural light. And the indoor area maintains a perfect 84-degree Fahrenheit temperature. Groups worried about too many kids splishing and splashing will appreciate the adults-only indoor and outdoor pools as well as bars and lounging areas. Plus, private cabana rentals are available for groups.
Of course, Gaylord’s flagship property also has more than 750,000 sf of meeting space for groups, and its close proximity to the Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium give groups easy access to live shows and events.