Gaylord Opryland Welcomes Spring Early with Seasonal Family-Friendly Activities

Resort Launches Annual Spring Event Next Month with New Kids Show, Scavenger Hunt, Cruises and More

When the calendar flips to March, springtime blooms at Gaylord  Opryland Resort with its annual Once Upon A Spring event, beginning on March 3 through May 14, 2023.  An itinerary full of both weekend and weekday activities are in store for guests including a brand-new  crafting clubhouse and interactive show for kids, spring-themed boat rides, an Easter Bunny meet and greet, and much more. 

In addition to the seasonal celebration, guests can also enjoy the resort’s lush garden atriums, delicious  dining options, and SoundWaves–an upscale aquatic experience including multiple water slides, a rapid  river, a lazy river, adult only pools, and multi-level play structures. 

Here’s a look at events and activities in the springtime spotlight: 

  • Spring-A-Long Scavenger Hunt

Guests can embark on a springtime scavenger hunt as they search for clues throughout the resort’s  atriums full of spring flowers and seasonal colors. Complete the hunt, solve the puzzle, and take  home a springtime surprise. 

  • Delta Boat EGG-stra Fun Cruise

Hop aboard a riverboat ride in the resort’s Delta Atrium for a unique Easter Egg Hunt. Guests can  search for oversized eggs while they cruise down the Delta River and enjoy views of the exotic plants. 

  • Delta Boat Adventure 

Visitors can join one of the finest Delta Riverboat captains in town, while navigating rivers of the Delta  Atrium. Keep an eye out for all the tools necessary to help you along this adventure. 

  • Delta Riverboat Ride

This traditional riverboat ride travels down the Delta Atrium’s scenic river winding through the 4.5-acre  indoor garden. Tour guides share facts about the Delta atrium’s plants & fish and answer questions  about the resort’s many activities. 

  • Adventure Kids Clubhouse

Kids will love the all-new Adventure Kids Clubhouse where they can participate in exciting activities  like decorating their very own flowerpot.  

  • Adventure Kids: Sprout into Spring

Young explorers are invited to join Bella the Blue Tick Hound, Brody the Black Bear, and everyone’s  favorite Adventure Kid, Sophie, during a new interactive show, where they will learn, imagine, and  discover the wonders of spring.  

  • Easter Bunny Meet and Greet

The Easter Bunny is hopping over to Gaylord Opryland. Guests won’t want to miss this fun meet-and greet while capturing the moment with photo packages by DEI. 

  • Bedtime Bunny Tales

Families can put on their pajamas and enjoy a fun tale in the comfort of their own room.  

  • Animal Encounters

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

  • Delta Atrium & Fountain Show

Inside the Delta Atrium, this mesmerizing water show features choreographed water, music, and  lights.  

  • Wildlife Rescue – An Augmented Reality Experience presented by bubly In this virtual experience, the resort is transformed into a safari for families to discover and learn  about endangered animals.  
  • Spring Selfie Spots

Visitors can shoot their shot with this self-guided selfie tour. Stop, smile, and don’t forget to share  using #Opryland.  

  • Spring Horticulture Trek

Perfect for those with a green thumb, this self-guided tour is a great way to learn about the  extraordinary flora while strolling through the resort. 

Additional Spring Offerings: 

  • Time to Blossom Spa Treatments

Guests can indulge in relaxing seasonal treatments at Relâche Spa for the ultimate springtime  rejuvenation. 

  • Mother’s Day Brunch

Families can celebrate mom with an upscale and delicious brunch at Old Hickory Steakhouse.

  • Gaylord Springs Golf Links

The Scottish style links course offers challenges for golfers of any skill level. Carved from the  banks of the meandering Cumberland River and bordered by limestone bluffs and wetlands,  Gaylord Springs Golf Links tests players from the moment they tee off. Junior golfers ages 15 and  under can play one free round for each paid adult. Based on availability. 

  • General Jackson Showboat

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

Make a Splash 

In addition to the special events presented as part of Once Upon A Spring, a highlight to any visit at  Gaylord Opryland Resort is SoundWaves. Open year-round, the upscale aquatic attraction offers an 84- degree indoor oasis of 110,000 square-feet that allows guests to soak in the sun during any season. Surf  on Nashville’s only FlowRider®, take a plunge off a suspensful waterslide, zip through the currents of a  rapid river, and more. Additionally, the water attraction features an arcade with virtual reality games, a  rock climbing wall, game tables and more. For the only guaranteed access to the water attraction, guests  must book a SoundWaves Experience Package or a spring package including SoundWaves. More information is available at here!

Year-Round Fun 

In case of spring showers, guests will find all sorts of fun activities throughout the resort’s three indoor  garden atriums. In addition to the special events, activities, and décor for Once Upon A Spring, guests  can take a relaxing stroll through nine acres of tropical plants, flowers, waterfalls, rivers, and other  wildlife. 

Also, inside the resort a delicious selection of dining options awaits which include gourmet steaks and an  award-winning wine list at Old Hickory Steakhouse, authentic Italian cuisine at Ravello, a wide selection  of classic dishes at Cascades American Cafe, and fresh sushi at Wasabi’s. 

Once Upon a Spring Packages and Tickets 

Welcome to More Spring Package  

The Welcome to More Spring Package is available for those looking for the perfect spring getaway. This  package includes an overnight stay, four wristbands to SoundWaves water attraction, two scavenger hunt  booklets and two crafts in the Adventure Kids Clubhouse. Rates start at $559 for a family of four. Use code ARN.  


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 here!

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