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Unique Experiences

Fall at Gaylord Opryland

Family fun continues into the fall with a variety of exciting events for all ages, SoundWaves at Gaylord Opryland, lush atrium gardens, and live music & entertainment.

Note: The content contained on this page was for the 2020 Fall Season through Halloween. Sign-up to get email updates and details on Fall 2021 announcements!

SoundWaves at Gaylord Opryland

Chill vibe or thrill ride, riding the waves or floating along a lazy river, SoundWaves upscale water attraction fuses music and water to create an exclusive Nashville experience with something for the entire family. EXCLUSIVE OFFERS: Non-hotel guests who are Tennessee residents can purchase a one-day pass Monday – Thursday valid select weekdays. TN Residents can also save 25% on an overnight SoundWaves Experience Package.

Two people sliding down water slide smiling.
Marketplace in the evening under the atrium with a water feature.

Delta Riverboat Cruises

Location: Delta Riverboat Dock

The Delta Riverboat travels down a scenic river winding through Gaylord Opryland Resort's 4.5-acre Delta Atrium. Take in the natural beauty while guides share facts about the plants and fish and answer your questions about our Nashville resort.

Delta Riverboat Cruise:
Sun - Thu
11:00 am- 04:00 pm
Fri - Sat
11:00 am - 05:00 pm
Romantic Cruise:
Sun - Thu
11:00 am- 04:00 pm
Fri - Sat
11:00 am - 05:00 pm
$11 Adults
$9 Children (4-11)
Romantic Cruise - $65 per cruise
(2 adults, reservations required)
Old Fashioned cocktail surrounded in smoke.

Spook Easy

Location: American Craft Tavern

Enjoy cocktails & screams at the SpookEasy, the most haunted spirits spot inside Gaylord Opryland Resort! This experience comes to life with the Ghost Brothers & five terrifying portraits.

VR elephant near kids, while someone takes a photo.

Wildlife Rescue, An Augmented Reality Experience

Location: Throughout the Resort

Through the magic of augmented reality, find and bring to life a host of endangered animals placed throughout our spacious gardens.

Daily at your Leisure
Additional Activities
Hide and Seek Scavenger Hunt

Featuring Spookley the Square Pumpkin

Spookley the Square Pumpkin found eight Spooktacular hiding spots for his game of Halloween Hide & Seek! Solve the puzzles to find each clue’s missing word. Then, use the clues to find Spookley.

Location: Throughout the Resort

Times: Daily, at leisure

Price:  $10 (tax inclusive)


Family Fun Zone

Join us for games and let your inner artist come to life while creating Halloween-inspired arts and crafts.  

Location: Delta Atrium

Times: Fridays & Saturdays
Pumpkin Arts & Crafts 6pm
Fall Trivia 07:00 pm
Spooky Bingo 08:00 pm

Pumpkin Arts & Crafts - $6 (tax inclusive)
Fall Trivia - FREE
Spooky Bingo - FREE

Animal Encounters

A special educational opportunity to interact with and learn about a variety of incredible creatures.

Location: Delta Fountain

Times: Fridays and Saturdays, 01:30 pm & 03:00 pm

Price:  Free

Jack o’lantern Walk

An imaginative walk experience, transporting visitors of all ages to a world of Halloween fun featuring dozens of intricately-carved, illuminated jack o’lanterns and the World’s Largest Pumpkin!

Location: Delta Atrium

Times: Daily, at leisure

Price:  Free

Family Movies

Take in a not-so-scary movie on our big screens!  Showings include Spookley the Square Pumpkin or Monsters Inc.

Location: Delta Island E Meeting Room

Times: Sun - Thu, 04:00 pm
Fridays & Saturdays, 12:00 pm, 04:00 pm, 07:00 pm

Price: FREE  

Fall Fountain Shows

Marvel at our mesmerizing water shows with stunning choreographed water, music and light.

Location: Delta Fountain

Daily Times:
Phantom of the Atrium Light Show, 07:00 pm, 09:00 pm

Price: FREE

Color Between the Wines

Unwind with colored pencils, coloring pages and wines from Jackson Wine Estates.

Location: Falls Bar

Time: Saturdays & Sundays

Price: Varies by selection

Trick or Treat Expedition

Explore the entire resort in your Halloween costume while trick or treating, with stops throughout to get some deliciously spooky treats.

Location: Throughout the Resort

Times: Fridays/Saturdays, 6pm-9pm

Price:   $10 (tax inclusive)

Bedtime Stories with Morgana

Put on your PJs and get tucked in for Morgana and Grimm the Goblin to share Spookley the Square Pumpkin's story before you go to bed.

Location: Hotel Guest Room TV Channel

Times: Daily at bedtime

Price:  Free

Self-Guided Garden Tour / Musical Art Tour

Perfect for those with a green thumb, the Self-Guided Garden Tour is a great way to learn about the flora in the Resort atriums.

Colorful, vibrant paintings of musical icons by Christopher Joseph Gonzalez infuse classic pop art elements with realism portraiture from Jimi Hendrix to Carrie Underwood.


Location: Throughout the Resort


Times: Daily, at Leisure  


Price: FREE