SoundWaves at Gaylord Opryland Resort


Soundwaves at Gaylord Opryland is the nation’s first upscale indoor/outdoor water resort. It mixes water and music with amenities and activities. From thrilling rides to relaxing decks and adult-only pools, guests of SoundWaves can expect an experience unique to Nashville.

SoundWaves at Gaylord Opryland

Taking center-stage in historic Music City, SoundWaves enhances each experience with paired musical components from country to pop. It features attractions that play music and a giant screen with music programming at the outdoor wave pool. Daily live entertainment also brings the music of Nashville directly to guests.

The outdoor portion features a 315,000-gallon wave pool with giant LED movie screen, 45-foot slide tower, kids pool, and multi-level play structure. It also features adult-only pool and bars, private cabana rentals, and food trucks. Adrenaline-inducing attractions include the Beat Drop, a near-vertical drop into a tunnel and looping waterslide; and the Bass Drop, an open-flume six-story free-fall into water.

Soundwaves pool

The indoor venue includes three separate levels of water rides, activities, restaurants, lounging areas, party rooms, and private cabana rentals. The Down-Tempo Lazy River takes guests through rock features with LED lighting and music. There is also the Up-Tempo Rapids River complete with waterfalls and spray features. The Crowd Surfer, Nashville’s only double FlowRider®, is a favorite attraction whether you want to stand-up surf or boogie board. Rapid Remix™, Stage Dive™, and Record Launch™ also provide the adventure and thrill of water slides.

SoundWaves offers adults, young children, and families paradise in the heart of Nashville. Adult guests have exclusive access to adult-only indoor and outdoor pools, bars, and lounging areas throughout the resort. The clean, modern design and sleek finishes blend together with living walls and plant beds to create a charming atmosphere across the recreation ideas.


Elevated dining experiences with local offerings and signature cocktails, along with kid-friendly fare, ensure each palate is satisfied. Dining options inside SoundWaves and Gaylord Opryland offer unique, upscale menus inspired by the tastes, aromas, sights, and sounds of your favorite fun-in-the-sun destinations. The distinctive adult beverages also play in perfect harmony with the food, designed around local craft brews, premium wine on tap, cold-pressed juices and the finest spirits. Enjoy Opening Act appetizers, Headliner entrees, Encore desserts, and Intermission cocktails and mocktails at Decibels™, the 230-seat indoor restaurant with seasonal outdoor patio seating. Status Cymbal™ Adult Pool and Bar also offers signature cocktails and mouthwatering dishes. Or, guests can grab a bite on-the-go at the seasonal food trucks while enjoying SoundWaves outdoor attractions.

Year-Round Indoor Attractions

  • 111,000 square-feet of upscale water attractions and activities
  • Multi-slide tower
  • FlowRider® double indoor surfing
  • 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

Seasonal Outdoor Features

  • 106,000 square feet of outdoor water amenities
  • Multi-slide tower
  • 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

How To Book The SoundWaves Experience Package

Guaranteed access to SoundWaves is available to those who select the overnight SoundWaves Experience Package when booking their stay at Gaylord Opryland Resort. All packages include room accommodations, wristband for daily admission to SoundWaves, exclusive check-in, early arrival access to SoundWaves, daily live music, and baggage storage with early arrival. It also includes shuttle transportation to downtown Nashville.

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