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Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

1501 Gaylord Trail · Grapevine, Texas 76051 USA

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Paradise Springs (Seasonal) at Gaylord Texan

An exclusive amenity for our hotel guests, Paradise Springs, rated 2011's #1 Top Aquatic Resort by Waterparks + Resorts Today, will open Memorial Day – Labor Day with amazing attractions. Thrill your family with Gaylord Texan's western-themed 10-acre resort pool and lazy river complex, featuring entertaining water features and tasty cuisine. There are great extras, too, from lawn games to sunbathing decks.

***Paradise Springs is Closed for the Season, it will open Memorial Day – Labor Day.***

Relax—or Make a Splash

Drift down a winding lazy river or soak up the sun on one of the abundant chaise lounges, beach chairs or family-style rounds; private cabanas are also available. Make a splash in the 6,000-square-foot family lagoon featuring a 27-foot-tall winding waterslide, 2 horseshoe-shaped hot pools and a toddler pool.


Between swims, visit the game pavilion for bocce ball, croquet, tossers and shuffleboard. And to satisfy the Texas-sized appetite you'll have after a day of play, visit the full-service Pool Bar and Grill, stop by the quick-order concession stand or order from a poolside menu.



Hotel guests will receive wristbands for the pool at the Tour Lobby Activity Desk or the Pool Concierge Desk at the entrance of Paradise Springs. Guests will receive up to 4 wristbands if staying in a guest room and up to 6 if staying in a suite.


Additional Wristbands

Up to 2 additional wristbands can be purchased at an additional fee of $35 per wristband per day (plus tax), for each room reservation (based on availability). Additional wristbands can be purchased at the Tour Lobby Activity Desk or the Pool Concierge Desk (proof of identity and room reservation required).

Pool Menu: Delight in Every Bite

Our full-service Pool Bar and Grill satisfies Texas-sized appetites with tasty fare including our new Waygu Kobe Beef Hot Dog, Fish Tacos, and Chicken Caesar Salad. Or, enjoy our signature specialty drinks, including our Poolside Punch and Savor the Flavor Frozen Margaritas.


View Paradise Springs Menu (PDF)

Pool Transportation

Resort pool bus arrives and departs from the Tour Lobby every 10-15 minutes.

Hours of Operation

Open Memorial Day – Labor Day.

PLEASE NOTE: Paradise Springs will not be open to the public from 2:30 p.m. to close on August 25, 2014 due to a private event, and will reopen to the public on August 26, 2014. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Private Cabana Rentals

Paradise Springs offers a choice of cabanas. The Frio cabanas are located on the island side along the lazy river and accommodate up to 4 guests. The Brazos cabanas are centrally located on the back lawn and accommodate up to 8 guests. The Guadalupe cabanas at the lagoon pool accommodate up to 8 guests and are idea for entertaining friends and family. Prices start at $169 per day, based on occupancy and availability. Rentals made in advance are full-day rentals. Same-day reservations may be made at Paradise Springs only.


Guests receive valet parking the day of their cabana rental; those staying at Gaylord Texan may rent an additional guest parking spot for $20. To rent a private cabana or an additional parking spot, please visit the Pool Concierge at the pool entrance or Tour Lobby.


Reservations: Phone 1-817-722-9024.

Zip Line (Guest Disclaimer)

I understand that I could sustain a physical injury as a result of my participation on the Gaylord Texan's Zip Line. I will be in a setting where I could fall or be injured as a result of coming into contact with elements of the ride. Understanding that risks are not limited to those named above, I choose to participate on the Gaylord Texan's Zip Line.


I hereby acknowledge that I understand the risk of injuries and physical demands that are associated with my participation on the Gaylord Texan's Zip Line.


  • Guests must have a reach height of 72 inches minimum to ride the zip line.
  • Plunge pool is 11 feet deep. Only proficient swimmers should participate.
  • To participate you must be physically fit and not under the influence of alcohol or medication.
  • Maximum patron weight to use this ride is 300 pounds.
  • You must follow the instructions of the staff.
  • Altering the Zip Line equipment is not permitted.
  • Only one (1) person is allowed on a Zip Line at a time.
  • Zip Lines are not allowed to be used at the same time.
  • Rider is not to run or jump off the start platform.
  • Rider is to drop vertically into the pool at the end of the ride.
  • A responsible adult must supervise participants under the age of eight (8).
  • Long hair must be tied back.
  • No clothing may be tied around the waist or be so loose that it could become entangled on the equipment.

Pool Rules


  • Wristbands must be worn on your wrist to gain access, and remain on your wrist throughout your hotel stay.
  • There is no self-parking at Paradise Springs, only valet parking for cabana guests.
  • Outside food, beverages & coolers are not permitted.
  • No outside flotation devices are permitted. Life jackets are available at the pool.
  • Paradise Springs towels should remain at the water park; hotel towels should remain in the hotel.
  • No food, candy, or chewing gum is allowed on rides or in pools.
  • Cover-ups are required to and from the pools.
  • Appropriate swimwear must be worn at all times (swimsuits are required to swim; no street clothes or cut-offs permitted).
  • When you're not in the pool, wear footwear to guard your feet from hot surfaces.
  • Swim diapers are required for children using diapers.
  • Pollution of swimming pools are prohibited. Urinating, discharge of fecal matter, expectorating or blowing the nose in any swimming pool is prohibited. Children who have recently had diarrhea should not use the pool.
  • Pets, bicycles, skates of any kind, skateboards, and wagons are not permitted.
  • No glass containers are allowed.
  • Children under 16 years old must be accompanied at all times by an adult responsible for their safety and behavior.
  • Diving is prohibited.
  • Never swim alone.
  • Only use this facility during posted hours of operation.
  • A photo ID must be readily available for the purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages.
  • Don't drink alcohol and swim.
  • In the event of inclement weather, Gaylord Texan Security will determine if closure of the pool is necessary.
  • Maximum Permissible Bather Use

        - River - 342 bathers max

        - Lagoon - 168 bathers max

        - Shallow Activity Pool - 8 bathers max



Water Slide

  • Guests must ride one at a time.
  • Chains and double riding are not permitted.
  • For safety, each rider should have the physical and cognitive abilities to remain in the sitting or prone position. Guests should remain in an upright, feet first, seated position, or guests should lay feet first, face up, with their legs crossed at the ankles. Hands should be clasped together, fingers locked behind their neck, with arms hugging their ears and elbows pointing towards the front, while controlling their limbs throughout the course of the ride.
  • You must be 48 inches tall to use the slide.
  • Only guests wearing suitable swimming attire may ride the flume. Swimming attire with buckles, rivets or any sharp objects should not be permitted, as they may damage the flume.
  • Shoes, sandals or footwear with buckles are not permitted while riding.
  • Pregnant women, guests with heart conditions, guests with neck or back problems, and guests under the influence of alcohol or drugs should not ride this slide.
  • Guests are not permitted to remain in the splash pool.

In the case of inclement weather, including rain, lighting, high winds, and/or chill factors below 65 degrees, Paradise Springs outdoor pool will be closed for the safety and comfort of our guests.

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