Nashville is full of unique offerings you can’t get anywhere else and now it has a water resort! I was invited to attend the official Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Soundwaves on January 31, 2019. The remarks by Colin Reed, CEO, Ryman Hospitality Properties and Nashville Mayor, David Briley, made it clear that they were striving to create a whole new experience for Nashvillians and tourists alike. I think Gaylord Opryland SoundWaves really hit the mark on creating an upscale waterpark experience like no other. The SoundWaves Nashville indoor water park offers both the relaxation of a spa and super fun water adventures you won’t forget.
The Full Scoop On SoundWaves at Gaylord Opryland: More Than An Indoor Waterpark Nashville, TN
SoundWaves at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center is a new jewel in the crown for Nashville.
After the ribbon cutting ceremony, I was able to stay and explore. I enjoyed getting to check out and experience various elements of the SoundWaves water resort. If you are wondering how I could you go to a waterpark in Nashville, Tennessee during this cold winter season, I must tell you that SoundWaves currently offers a large indoor water park that can be enjoyed year round. In May, SoundWaves will open a large outdoor water park area with Bass Drop body slides, outdoor pools, and a movie screen. The outdoor areas will double the water thrills and relaxation giving you 4 acres to explore!
For now, all of the SoundWaves water features I will share with you are about the indoor water park Nashville, Tn., has to share with the world. SoundWaves is designed to add luxury, relaxation, and thrilling experiences, to waterpark rides. Young children will enjoy a multi-level play structure and handy life jackets. They also offer an adults only area with a full bar and infinity pool. There truly is something for everyone to enjoy, whether you are a young single or a family with the whole age range of children from babies to teens. It is the kind of posh experience that speaks of the good life and living it to its fullest.
SoundWaves Nashville Water Resort Looks Like A Beautiful Spa Oasis
From the moment you walk into SoundWaves, you know it is not your ordinary waterpark. You see a relaxing curtain of water falling into a lazy river. Then right beyond that, is the thrill of surfing on a FlowRider. It is 84 degrees and there are gorgeous walls of plants that make you feel like you are in the tropics.
SoundWaves Offers Water Relaxation
If you want to chill, SoundWaves water resort has plenty of lounging chairs and private cabanas. You can relax by the water and look at all the eye candy! Or watch your toddler explore the Quarter Note Cove splash pad with small slides. Or watch your tween get crazy at the Groovin’ Lagoon Activity Pool. The great thing about the kiddie area is that it also offers rock climbing and basketball hoops over the indoor pool.
There are also two rivers to enjoy- the Down Tempo Lazy River and Up Tempo Rapids River.
When you really want to fully relax, you can head up to Status Cymbal and enjoy a signature drink (like the Blue Note or Standing Ovation, both served in keepsake glasses) in the adult-only infinity pool.
SoundWaves Offers Excitement
Relaxing is always good but so is getting your heartbeat going and feeling a rush! Without a doubt, the FlowRider will provide you will all kinds of thrills indoor surfing. Thousands of gallons of water rush past you while you try to surf on your belly, knees, or standing. Gaylord Opryland SoundWaves even features a double FlowRider that lets two people surf at once on busier days.
Of course, there are some great water park slides too! My favorite of the indoor rides was the Record Launch tubing bowl path. These thriller slides offer an intense centrifugal experience with 16 LED lights and four music speakers. I would really like to try the Rapid Remix water slides 4-5 person mega raft for a series of vortex loops with my family too!
Wait Till You Try The SoundWaves Food
If you are thinking of the typical fast food waterpark food, think again. SoundWaves Nashville water resort food options are amazing! The regular menu was designed around transporting you to your favorite coastal destinations and they succeeded. I am really a bit of a food snob and I was so impressed with the execution of great, fresh menu choices that made me feel like I was getting to enjoy some swanky vacation food. I was also fortunate enough to get to taste some dishes that they cook up from scratch for special events and all I can say is you will not be disappointed. Myk Banas, Director of Culinary, said they happily customize menus for customers and, “Whatever it is you can imagine and envision, we can do it.”
SoundWaves Party Scene
SoundWaves is perfect for parties too! Not only do they have the Status Cymbal adults only section, they also have private cabana rentals.
SoundWaves Party Room
Gaylord Opryland SoundWaves also has private party rooms that can be rented out to suit your needs from birthday parties, to girls night out parties, to family reunions. I think my daughter would flip for a Sound Waves birthday party! SoundWaves party rooms and cabanas can be customized for any event with whatever you need from TVs, to couches, to decor.
Sound Waves Package Opryland
SoundWaves is reserved exclusively for overnight hotel guests who book the SoundWaves Water Experience overnight package. Gaylord Opryland is in itself an attraction with a 2,888-room hotel, shopping and entertainment complex. It is the largest resort not attached to a casino in the USA. It offers rooms with balconies that overlook what I would describe as an indoor groomed jungle. The acres of indoor gardens are complete with indoor waterfalls, palm trees, and a skybridge. SoundWaves was a $90 million investment that really delivered a luxury waterpark experience in so many new and unique ways. Are you interested in trying the SoundWaves water experience package? I bet you will love it!
What time does sound waves open?
While check-in time for your hotel room at Gaylord Opryland is 4 p.m., guests with the SoundWaves package may access the water attraction from the time it opens on the day of check-in until noon of the day of check-out. Sound Waves opens at 10 AM on weekdays and 9 AM on weekends. Hours and attractions availability are subject to change without notice.
I am thrilled that I was able to attend the SoundWaves grand opening and get a taste of the experience for myself. I think it would make a great family staycation for Nashville area residents. It is worth the trip for out-of-town folks too!
Will you be checking out Music City’s newest attraction? If you have been, what part of the upscale experience at the SoundWaves water park appealed to you the most?