Goblins and Giggles: Celebrate Fall at Gaylord Opryland

For the first time in 15 years, Gaylord Opryland is celebrating Halloween. The new Goblins and Giggles celebration is happening September 11 through October 31, 2020 with spooky fun for all ages.

Sign for Goblins and Giggles at Gaylord Opryland

If you have not been, the hotel has six acres of indoor gardens and there is plenty of room to socially distance. Gaylord Hotels is taking safety seriously and you can read their health and safety policy here.

Hide and Seek Scavenger Hunt

Go on an adventure through the gardens and find Spookley the Square Pumpkin. He is hidden in eight locations in the resort. Purchase a scavenger hunt booklet at the Delta River Boat landing to play.

The Delta River Boat landing with a sign showing where to pick up the Halloween Hide & Seek Scavenger Hunt booklet inside the Gaylord Opryland hotel.

The booklet has puzzles that you solve to find clues to locate Spookley.

A girl solving the puzzles in the Spookley the Square Pumpkin scavenger hunt book.

Once you finish the hunt, bring the completed booklet back to the staff at the Delta River boats for a prize.

Jack o’lantern Walk

Explore the gardens in the Delta and follow the paths through the Jack o’Lantern Walk.

Jack O'Lantern Walk sign

This free activity has several displays of carved pumpkins. They are a great background for photos!

A display of pumpkins on the Jack O'Lantern Walk inside the Gaylord Opryland hotel.

Delta River Boat

The Delta River Boat runs throughout the year and gives riders a different perspective of the Delta gardens.

View of the Delta River Boat inside the Delta Atrium.

A tour guide gives you the history of the hotel, along with details about the plants found in the atrium. The boat also passes by three waterfalls, which circulate the water to keep it fresh for the fish.

Waterfall view from the Delta River boat ride.

The bubly™ Wildlife Rescue – An Augmented Reality Experience

This is a new experience that is free and fun for all ages. I think I actually had as much fun doing this as my 10 year old daughter.

Get Wild! sign with details on how to download the wildlife rescue app to go on an augmented reality scavenger hunt inside the Gaylord Opryland hotel.

Find one of these signs and use the QR code to download the free wildlife rescue app. You can also use the links below:

Wildlife Rescue (Apple)

Wildlife Rescue (Droid)

Then follow the map inside the app to find and rescue the animals. Find the yellow spots on the ground and take a photo of them with the app. It will then allow you to see the animal.

Delta Fountain Shows

The fountains in the Delta dance all day long, but at night there are two different shows with lights and music. The shows are currently on the hour at 7 PM, 8 PM, 9 PM, and 10 PM.

The Hydrobeats Fountain and Lights show is nightly at 8 PM and 10 PM. You can also see a specially themed Halloween show; the Spooky Light Show is at 7 PM and 9 PM.

Family Fun Zone

Located in the Water’s Edge (on the Delta Island), there is a nightly Family Fun Zone from 6 to 9 PM. At 6 PM there are crafts, 7 PM Trivia, and 8 PM Bingo. Stop by and join in!

Make it a Staycation

In celebration of Goblins & Giggles, a special family package is offered starting at $245 per room.  The package includes a one-night stay at Gaylord Opryland Resort, two Hide and Seek Scavenger Hunt  booklets per room and four passes for a ride on a Delta River flatboat inside the resort. The package is subject to tax, resort fee and parking. 

Guests may choose a Goblins & Giggles package option which includes SoundWaves, the resort’s indoor/outdoor upscale water experience, fusing music and water to create an exclusive Nashville experience with something for the entire family.  

Lauren is a transplant from Texas and has become a local tourist exploring the area with her two children. She loves to discover new places in Nashville to share with others.

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