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SoundWaves Water Park

Marriott Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center

Nashville, TN

The Gaylord Opryland Waterpark is a 106,588 SF, multi-level indoor waterpark with a two-level 4,209 SF connector to the existing hotel. It has a 100,797 SF outdoor waterpark with 135,080 SF of outdoor support areas distributed around the outdoor park. The water features of the indoor park include two lagoon pools, adult plunge pools, lazy river, rapids river, children’s play area, Flo-Rider, and slide tower. The slide tower is a 60-foot-tall slide complex consisting of a family raft slide, two tube slides, and two body slides. There are two large sun decks for chaise lounges, multiple pool-side seating areas, and an adult pool. All the indoor park components are connected by a ramp/bridge system. The indoor park houses a restaurant and bar, each opening onto an exterior terrace. The indoor park is connected to the existing Gaylord Opryland Hotel on two levels at the juncture of the Magnolia and Garden Conservatory portions of the hotel. A family entertainment center is located on the lower level and can be accessed directly from the Garden Conservatory Atrium. The outdoor waterpark consists of a 36,000 SF wave pool and beach, multi-level play structure for children, toddler pool and splash pads, and a slide complex with a four-lane mat racer and two body slides. The lush landscape includes enclaves of cabanas for a private, upgraded experience.

Project Highlights:

  • First vertically organized water park.
  • Vertical gardens and waterfalls.
  • ETFE roof makes interior appear to be opened to the sky.


106,588 SF


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