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‘Summer of More’ Festivities Begin May 14 and Continue Through Sept. 5

NASHVILLE, TN (April 25, 2022) — This summer, Gaylord Opryland Resort guests are invited to enjoy more adventure, more aquatic fun, more exploration and relaxation, more delectable dining experiences and more time to make memories with family and friends.

The family-friendly Nashville resort known for its nine acres of indoor gardens is preparing for its biggest summer yet with the “Summer of More” celebration from May 14-Sept. 5. Guests can enjoy plenty of fantasy-filled fun in Pirates & Princesses-themed activities, beat the heat at SoundWaves water attraction, taste a world of cuisine in award-winning restaurants, and rejuvenate in a luxurious, full-service spa.

A highlight the resort’s Summer of More is SoundWaves, an upscale aquatic attraction. Guests who reserve designated packages including wristbands can enjoy both the indoor and outdoor water attractions such as Nashville’s only FlowRider®, eleven suspensful waterslides, rapid and lazy rivers and more.

Plenty of restaurant options help satisfy guests’ summer hunger. The resort’s signature dining experience, Old Hickory Steakhouse, features gourmet steaks, artisanal cheeses, and an award-winning wine list. Ravello offers a timeless taste of Italian cuisine with a variety of pasta and pizza dishes, and Cascades American Café boasts a menu of classic dishes along with fresh sushi.

During the Pirates & Princesses event, guests celebrate the fantasy worlds of brave buccaneers and regal royalty with family-friendly activities throughout the resort. Guests can learn to be a pirate or princess in an interactive show, solve puzzles and riddles inside a hidden treasure escape room, enjoy a cocktail at a pirate-themed speakeasy, look for hidden gems on an indoor flatboat voyage, search for treasure in a scavenger hunt, and more. Relâche Spa at Gaylord Opryland also joins the celebration, with treatments designed to soothe the meanest marauders and pamper the prettiest princesses.

Here’s a look at activities planned for the Pirates & Princesses summer-long celebration:

Pirate & Princess Academy page1image36220736

Young guests can step into a fantasy world to experience the story of Princess Magnolia in this live interactive show along with taking an official princess oath to join the royal court or pirate pledge to become an honorary member of the captain’s crew.

The Captain’s Hidden Treasure Escape Room

A secret hideaway filled with puzzles, riddles, and brainteasers is home to Gaylord Opryland’s summer escape room experience. In “The Captain’s Hidden Treasure Escape Room”, guests hunt for clues to escape while encountering relics from past journeys and the notorious treasure-hunters who scoured the seven seas to retrieve them.

Three Sheets Speakeasy

Ahoy! Pirates in search of tasty cocktail will want to visit the “Three Sheets Speakeasy”, but they’ll need the secret word to enter! A new menu of cocktails created by Gaylord Opryland’s mixologists provides plenty of exotic thirst-quenchers.

The Shiny Stash Scavenger Hunt

Pirates love hunting for hidden treasure, and guests can join in the fun in “The Shiny Stash Scavenger Hunt.” Searching high and low throughout the resort for treasure hidden by the Princess, the interactive scavenger hunt challenges guests to solve riddles and puzzles that lead them to the kingdom’s riches.

Treasure Trove Art Studio

Guests can let their inner artist shine while creating pirate and princess-inspired arts and crafts

Royal Tots Tea & Treats

Indulge in tea and treats while interacting with the extraordinary Princess Magnolia.

Delta Riverboat Ride

Travel down a scenic river winding through the resort’s beautiful 4.5-acre Delta Atrium. Marvel at the natural beauty of the thousands of tropical plants while learning about the unique flora and fish.

Lost Treasure Flatboat Ride

Climb aboard this flatboat ride in the resort’s Delta Atrium, to search for rare and priceless gems. Make sure to keep an eye out for clues to find the loot!

Battle for Blue Diamond Boat Ride

Be part of the action and enjoy the show on this flatboat ride as the blimey pirates and sword mistresses invade the Delta River. The bounty may not be your typical treasure, but it will be one filled with magic and fun!

Buccaneer Bash Pool Party

Take the fun outside with Jolly Roger and its pirate crew for a Buccaneer Bash Pool Party with music and games at the Cascades outdoor pool.

Royal Carriages

Be treated like royalty on a private carriage ride. Guests are also greeted by Princess Magnolia and will also be able to take a picture with her allowing for a true fairytale experience.

Fantasy & Folklore Delta Atrium & Fountain Show

Marvel at mesmerizing fountain shows taking place in the resort’s Delta atrium, which incorporate water, music, and lights.

Wildlife Rescue An Augmented Reality Experience presented by bubly TM

This virtual adventure highlights indigenous animals and, with the magic of augmented reality, brings them to life before your eyes.

Animal Encounters

Guests can enjoy up-close encounters during a special educational opportunity to interact with and learn about a variety of incredible creatures and their unique personalities.

Horticultural Trek

Perfect for those with a green thumb, this self-guided tour is a great way to learn about the resort’s extraordinary flora and tropical plants in its three atriums.

Selfie Spots

Guests can shoot their shot with a self-guided selfie tour incorporating various unique backdrops.

The Royal Treatment

Guests visiting Relâche Spa at Gaylord Opryland can enjoy summer treatments, like a “Love Her With  Lavender” package in May, or a Father’s Day “Relax & Restore” package in June with body, face and nail treatments designed for men. May 14 through September 5, guests can also enjoy “Royal Kids Spa Treatments” including a pedicure service or a princess up-do that is worthy of a tiara.

General Jackson Showboat

Hop aboard Nashville’s famous 300-foot paddlewheel riverboat for a scenic summertime lunch or dinner cruise down the Cumberland River. Guests can look forward to a delightful Southern meal and world-class live musical performances.

Family Water Park Fun, Year-Round!

Guests can highlight their summer – and any season — with family fun at SoundWaves. Open year-round, the upscale water attraction is an exclusive amenity for overnight guests of Gaylord Opryland who purchase a package including the attraction. The 4-acre attraction features multiple thrilling rides including Nashville’s only FlowRider®, a lazy and rapid river, eleven suspenful waterslides, multi-level play structures, and adult only pools. Additionally, the water attraction features an arcade with virtual reality games, a rock climbing wall, game tables, and more. The only guaranteed way to access the water attraction is to purchase a SoundWaves Experience Package or the Summer of More + SoundWaves Package.

Atrium Adventures, and a World of Dining:

In case of a summer shower, guests can take a relaxing stroll through the garden atriums, which features more than nine acres of plants, flowers, waterfalls, streams, and fish. Inside the atriums, a delicious selection of dining options awaits, including authentic Italian cuisine at Ravello, gourmet steaks and an award-winning wine list at Old Hickory Steakhouse, Mexican fare and signature Margaritas at Solario Cantina, and and array of classic dishes, fresh sushi, and a variety of cockatils at Cascades American Cafe.

Packages, Tickets and More Information:

Gaylord Opryland offers a Summer of More Package which includes overnight accommodations, two booklets for The Shiny Stash Scavenger Hunt, and two passes for a kids craft with rates starting at $324.00 for a family of four. The Summer of More + SoundWaves Package includes one night room accommodations, four wristbands to SoundWaves, two booklets for The Shiny Stash Treasure Hunt, and two passes for a kid’s craft with rates starting at $519.00.

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Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, located at 2800 Opryland Drive in Nashville, Tenn., is the flagship property of Gaylord Hotels, part of the Marriott portfolio of brands. The 2,888-room hotel offers “everything in one place” – SoundWaves upscale indoor/outdoor water attraction, diverse dining options, a full-service spa, top-notch special events and entertainment, on- site shopping, an award-winning golf course, and more. For more information, visit