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Plan Your Visit at SoundWaves at Gaylord Opryland, Nashville

Commitment To Clean & Local Ordinances

Our commitment to keeping our guests, customer and hotel associates safe remains our utmost priority. We've developed 200+ cleaning protocols throughout each step of our guests' journey and every physical space in the hotel, including SoundWaves.  Learn More>

County ordinances require face coverings in all public spaces, except when engaged in recreational activities such as water attractions or when in the act of dining in food and beverage establishments.  Face coverings are required entering and exiting SoundWaves, but are not required while engaging in the water attractions. Face coverings are not required by any child aged 12 or younger; by persons who cannot medically tolerate wearing a face covering. Read more from the county ordinance.

This is the place you've been dreaming of.

SoundWaves is a 4 acre, 3-level upscale indoor/outdoor water attraction with dedicated recreation zones for adults, young children and families. Guaranteed admission is available only with the exclusive SoundWaves Water Experience overnight package. The capacity at SoundWaves is intentionally capped to ensure a more relaxed and enjoyable experience for everyone!

Park Facilities

Cabanas

Indoor and outdoor cabanas are available to rent daily by guests who have pre-purchased a SoundWaves experience. Each cabana seats up to six guests, and conjoining cabanas are available for up to 12 guests. Cabanas include 4 bottles of water, refrigerator, and TV. Food and beverage cabana service is available for additional purchase. Once you have reserved your SoundWaves Water Experience package, Cabanas can be reserved at www.SoundWavesCabanas.com and are based on availability.
 

Lockers

Lockers are available within the indoor and outdoor areas and may be rented for a nominal fee. Larger items, such as luggage, will need to be kept in your hotel room, vehicle or stored with Bell Services. Changing facilities and showers are available in SoundWaves as well.

Hours of Operations

The indoor attractions are open year round. Seasonal outdoor attractions will be open daily through October 11.  VIEW CALENDAR to plan your day*. While check-in time 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. Think ahead and pack a smaller bag with bathing suits and a change of clothes, and store the rest of your luggage with Bell Services so you can enjoy the best of our upscale water attraction as soon as you arrive in Nashville.

*Hours and attractions availability are subject to change without notice. 
 

Find Answers to our Most Frequently Asked Questions

 
  • Q I booked a special transient rate; can I upgrade to the SoundWaves Package?

    A
    A limited number of discounts are offered for Marriott Rewards members, AAA members, Government Employees and Marriott Associates only. If the package is available you may upgrade; otherwise you must upgrade to the retail package or, based upon availability, purchase a day pass at the SoundWaves Desk on the date of your overnight stay.
  • Q Are SoundWaves day passes available?

    A
    The only guaranteed access to the water attraction is reserving the SoundWaves Water Experience package. Day passes may be offered based on availability to other overnight hotel guests on a limited, first-come, first served basis; guests may check availability at the SoundWaves Magnolia Desk during their stay or via a link in your pre-arrival email if you booked direct with the resort. 

    Party rooms for 6 to 30 people are offered without an overnight stay. Information can be found on the Experiences tab. 

    For a limited time, Tennessee Residents can purchase a one-day pass (Noon  until close) or an after school pass 3pm until close), valid Mon-Thurs only, through 10/8/2020. The TN resident pass is a one-time entry wristband; no in/out access will be issued.  Learn more on the Experiences Tab.
  • Q  What are the operating rules for SoundWaves?

    A
    • NO DIVING
    • No children without adult. Children 15 and under will not be permitted into the facility without adult supervision.
    • No glass.
    • SoundWaves wristbands must be worn at all times.
    • Coolers and outside food and beverage is not permitted. 
    • Bag inspections will take place at entrance.
    • Only Coast-Guard-approved life jackets are allowed-no other floatation devices. Life jackets are available throughout the facility at no charge on a first-come-first-serve basis.
    • Thong-style swimsuits are not permitted.
    • Swimwear must be designed for swimming purposes. No cutoff jean shorts, rivets or other excessive ornamentation.
    • Please only take photos of people you know. Professional photography equipment is not permitted.
    • The property is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Lockers are available for daily use.
    • Guests who are not toilet trained must wear a swim diaper.
    • Do not use the pool if you are ill with diarrhea.
    • Any person with an infectious or communicable disease shall not use this facility.
    • Spitting, spouting of water, blowing nose, etc. in the pool is strictly prohibited.
    • Persons with any considerable area of exposed sub-epidermal tissue, open-blisters, cuts, etc. are advised not to use this pool due to risk of infection.
    • No running, boisterous or rough play, on the decks, floats, platforms or in dressing rooms, shower rooms, etc.
    • All persons using this pool shall take a cleansing shower bath in the nude, using warm water and soap thoroughly rinsing off all soap suds before entering the pool room or enclosure. A bather leaving the pool to use the toilet shall take a second cleansing bath before returning to the pool room or enclosure.
    • Other restrictions may apply.
  • Q Are life jackets and inner tubes provided?

    A
    Coast Guard approved life jackets are available on a first come, first serve basis at various locations. We recommend children under 48 inches and weak or non-swimmers wear a life jacket. Inflatable toys are not allowed in the water attraction. Inner tubes are provided for select slides and rivers and are available on a first come/first serve basis. Guests may use their own Coast Guard approved life jackets or puddle jumpers.
  • Q Are towels provided?

    A
    Towels are provided upon entering SoundWaves. You may wish to bring your own beach towel since we ask that towels remain in the water attraction area.
  • Q Are lifeguards on duty at SoundWaves?

    A
    Yes, lifeguards are on duty at each attraction at SoundWaves. Lifeguards are trained in CPR and First Aid.
  • Q Are cabanas available?

    A
    Indoor and seasonal outdoor cabanas are available to rent daily by guests who have pre-purchased a SoundWaves experience. Each cabana seats up to six guests, and conjoining cabanas are available for up to 12 guests. Cabanas include 4 bottles of water, refrigerator, and TV. Food and beverage cabana service is available for additional purchase. Once you have reserved your SoundWaves Water Experience package, Cabanas can be reserved online at www.SoundWavesCabanas.com based on availability.
  • Q Are lockers and changing facilities available?

    A
    Lockers are available within the indoor and outdoor areas and may be rented for a nominal fee. Larger items, such as luggage, will need to be kept in your room, vehicle or stored with Bell Services. Changing facilities are available in SoundWaves as well.
  • Q Can I tan indoors at SoundWaves?

    A
    The state-of-the-art roofing system at SoundWaves does allow UV rays into the facility year round. We encourage all guests to use sunscreen.
  • Q Are shaded areas available?

    A
    A limited number of umbrellas are available in both the indoor and outdoor facilities on a first come, first served basis. To ensure shade all day, inquire about booking one of our cabanas. Guests are not permitted to bring their own umbrellas.
  • Q Can I purchase sunscreen at SoundWaves?

    A
    Sundries including sunscreen, lip balm, hats and unique souvenirs will be available for purchase at the SoundWaves gift shop.
  • Q What attire and footwear is required?

    A
    One or two-piece bathing suits for females and swim trunks for males are required; cutoffs and thong swimwear are not permitted. Aqua socks are recommended. Cover ups, shirts and shoes are required in all resort public areas outside of SoundWaves.
  • Q Can I bring my own food or drink?

    A
    Coolers of any style, outside food and beverages are not permitted; all bags are subject to inspection at entrance.  SoundWaves offers a comprehensive menu of food and beverages.  Guests will be allowed to bring one unopened plastic water bottle (20oz or smaller) per person.  Any personal drink containers or tumblers (e.g., Tervis, Yeti, etc.) must be emptied prior to entering SoundWaves; glass drink containers are not permitted.  Overnight SoundWaves guests only may purchase food and drink at the resort's restaurants and bars, and bring into SoundWaves.
  • Q Is SoundWaves ADA accessible?

    A
    Our facility and attractions are ADA compliant. Water slides are exempt from ADA requirements.
  • Q Is there a designated smoking area?

    A
    Gaylord Opryland Resort and SoundWaves has a smoke-free policy. Smoking is only permitted in designated outdoor areas of the resort.
  • Q Are adult-only areas offered?

    A
    The indoor water experience features an adults-only infinity pool, bar and seating on the third floor. The outdoor water experience includes an adults-only flat water pool area. These features are accessible only to ages 18 and up.
  • Q Are toddler-friendly areas offered?

    A
    Yes, the multi-level play structures inside and outside are ideal for children. Swim diapers are required for all children who are not toilet trained.
  • Q Are chairs available?

    A
    A variety of seating is available on a first come, first served basis, including chaise loungers, beach chairs and dining seats.
  • Q How many slides attractions are offered?

    A
    SoundWaves features 6 outdoor slides and 5 indoor slides along with multiple small slides on the children’s multi-play structures.
  • Q Can I save my seat all day, even if I go back to my room?

    A
    Seats are not permitted to be saved if leaving the SoundWaves area. For guaranteed all-day seating, please visit the SoundWaves Desk about cabana rentals.
  • Q Can I wear my glasses or sunglasses?

    A
    Eye wear is permitted on all attractions, as long as it is secured by a strap.
  • Q What if there is inclement weather on the day of my visit?

    A
    For the safety of our guests, outdoor attractions will be temporarily suspended until severe, inclement weather passes. The indoors will remain open, barring the need for a facility evacuation (e.g., tornado warning). We do not offer rainchecks and refunds.
  • Q Why don’t I see SoundWaves packages available when booking online?

    A
    If the SoundWaves package is not listed, the water attraction is at full capacity for that date and unavailable. We suggest you select an alternate date to visit and experience SoundWaves.
  • Q I have a hard cast for a broken bone, am I permitted to use the attractions at SoundWaves?

    A
    Guests with hard casts are able to enjoy many of the attractions including the activity pool, wave pool, and lazy & rapids rivers.  Hard casts are not permitted on the FlowRider or the 11 water slides.
  • Q When does SoundWaves open?

    A
    OPEN NOW: SoundWaves is a new upscale indoor/outdoor water attraction at Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN. Indoor water attractions are open year round. Seasonal outdoor water attractions will be open daily through October 11. View calendar to plan your day*.

    *Hours and attractions availability are subject to change without notice.  
  • Q What is the benefit of purchasing the SoundWaves Water Experience package?

    A
    SoundWaves is reserved exclusively for guests who book the SoundWaves Water Experience overnight package. The water attraction has limited capacity to prevent overcrowding and keep the experience relaxed and comfortable. With this package, guests will receive admission to SoundWaves; exclusive check in at the Magnolia Lobby; early access to SoundWaves on the day of arrival; baggage storage upon early arrival; and daily hotel shuttle transportation to and from downtown Nashville via your SoundWaves wristband. Day passes for Tennessee Residents may be offered for a limited time but not guaranteed. 
 

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