Soundwaves: Escape at Gaylord Opryland’s Water Park Resort

Soundwaves, Gaylord Opryland’s new indoor water park opened on December 1, 2018. While you do have to spend the night at the hotel, it is a great new option for a family fun staycation. Check out these savings exclusively for Davidson County residents! You can also book a party room for 10 to 30 guests (prices vary) and everyone in the party gets a day pass to enjoy all the attractions. 

Soundwaves map

Indoor Features

Soundwaves has something for everyone. There wading pools, places to float, a lazy river, and even an indoor pool for ages 21 and up with a bar. I could try to explain it all, but I thought it was best to just show you. Scroll through the pictures and you can see how this water park is different and worth a weekend for your family.

The center of the indoor area features a large pool.

Soundwaves indoor pool

Play some basketball, walk across the floating lily pads or just enjoy floating and relaxing.

Soundwaves lily pads

As you can see, there are chairs available on all sides of the pool so you can read a book and watch your kids splash and play. There are life jackets in various sizes for those that are not confident swimmers.

Soundwaves indoor life jackets

The lazy river starts with a zero entry area and flows through out the indoor aquatics area. 

Soundwaves indoor lazy river

You can see another side of the lazy river from the hallway in front of the party rooms (more on that later).

Soundwaves indoor lazy river 2

If your idea of going to the pool is more active, try out the Flo Rider.

Soundwaves flo Rider

Indoor Cabanas

Cabanas are available to rent daily and each one seats up to six guests. They include four bottles of water, a refrigerator, and a TV. Food and beverage service to the cabana is available for additional purchase. 

Soundwaves indoor cabana

Indoor Fun for the Kids

On the second floor, is an area dedicated to Soundwaves’ youngest guests. An indoor playground with a dumping bucket is located in a corner surrounded by chairs for parents.

Soundwaves indoor water playground

There is even a wading area for babies and toddlers. One side has sprinklers and rocking horses.

Soundwaves indoor wading pool

The other has more water and frog fountains.

Soundwaves indoor wading pool 2

Indoor Fun for Adults

Gaylord Opryland thought of everything. If you want a space to take break from your kids, read a book, or sip a cocktail, Soundwaves has an area for you too. There is a special area for those ages 21 and up to enjoy a soaking pool with its own bar. 

Soundwaves indoor adult pool

It is also handicap accessible with a lift. 

Soundwaves adult pool chair lift

If you need to watch the kids while you read, there is an area that overlooks the entire bottom floor. It is perfect for families with older kids that are confident swimmers. Moms and Dads can relax and still see all the action below. 

Soundwaves view from adult pool

Outdoor Features

The outdoor area has something for everyone. This oasis is surrounded by trees and with exception of one area where you can see the cars on Briley (once the trees grow in, the road will be completely camouflaged), you forget you are in the middle of Nashville. 

Soundwaves outdoor area

 The expansive outdoor area has a water playscape along with slides on one side. The Rising Stars Stage is a multi-level structure with multiple slides for kids of all ages. The water is shallow and there are several water sprayers and fountains to play in.

Soundwaves outdoor playground

Additionally, there are four slides. The Beat Drop plunges riders into a near vertical tunnel which then turns into a looping water slide. The Bass Drop is a six-story free-fall into six-inches of water. The Rock’N Racer has four lanes allowing riders to ride on mats and race each other to the finish. 

Soundwaves outdoor slides

The other side of the outdoor oasis features a HUGE wave pool. The waves come every 10 -15 seconds onto a zero entry beach. There is a giant LED screen that can be viewed from the water and the shore. There are plans for summer movies and more!

Soundwaves wave pool

If you need some quiet time outside, the Diamond Pool is for adults only and a great place to catch some sun and relax. 

The Bass-Ment

In addition to all the water attractions, there is a new area called the Bass-Ment. There are several giant multiplayer video games, a climbing wall, and a 4D action ride. 

Soundwaves basement video games

Soundwaves Party Rooms

The Basement is also home to the Soundwaves party rooms. If you are local and don’t want to spend the night at the hotel, this is your ticket to experience Soundwaves. 

Soundwaves party room

Three private rooms are available to reserve for 10 to 30 guests, offering a unique experience for birthdays, reunions, graduations, bachelor/bachelorettes, or ‘just because’ gatherings.

Rental in 2022 starts at $45* plus tax and service charge per person and includes:

  • 2 self-parking passes are provided with 10 paid party room admissions; one pass is provided for every 4 additional purchased party room admissions, valid for day or visit only.
  • 2 hours guaranteed Private Party Room Access
  • All-day access wristbands to SoundWaves (during normal operating hours)
  • 2+ pizzas based on party size
  • Non-alcoholic beverages (soda and water)
  • Party Room Attendant
  • Tables and chairs, as well as standard plates, cups and utensils
  • Access to a 55-inch TV with input for static images (guest must bring their own HDMI cable to connect to TV

*2022 rates start at $45 per person Monday-Friday; Saturdays, Sundays and holidays start at $65 per person.
*2023 rates start at $47 per person Monday-Friday; Saturdays, Sundays and holidays start at $70 per person.
Subject to tax and 15% service charge. Outside food & beverage is not permitted in the facility. Guests may bring own decorations but helium balloons are not permitted inside SoundWaves. Food items are not exchangeable but guests may choose to order other food items from Decibels menu on site. Pizza and beverages are catered within the per person charge to ensure ample food and drinks for all attendees, starting with 2 pizzas for 10 attendees then 2 slices per additional person. Party room minimums vary by room size and date. Other restrictions may apply.  

Book a Party Room Online. Seven (7) day advance reservations required.

(This information is accurate as of Nov. 2, 2022 – for current information visit:

Get a group of your friends together and book a party. You can stay all day and enjoy Soundwaves together and it doesn’t require a room rental. 

Tips to Enjoy Soundwaves at Gaylord Opryland

Here is some helpful information and tips to know before you go:

  • Day passes are not available. You must either be a guest at the hotel or book or attend a party to be able to experience Soundwaves
  • Anyone age 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Life jackets and inner tubes are available on a first come, first serve basis in various locations within Soundwaves
  • Inflatable toys are not allowed
  • Guests may use their own Coast Guard approved life jackets or puddle jumpers
  • Towels are provided, but must remain inside Soundwaves. You may wish to bring your own beach towel.
  • Lockers are available to rent for a small fee
  • Changing rooms are available inside Soundwaves

Gaylord Opryland is a great place to visit all through the year. Learn more about the hotel, including where to park for free for an afternoon visit. Check out Summerfest and learn more about all the Christmas holiday attractions

Details You Need If You Go….

Soundwaves at Gaylord Opryland – Website

Address: 2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214 (Map)

Indoor Waterpark is open year round, Outdoor attractions are open Mid-May through Labor Day

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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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