Cooling off: When all else fails, head to the water!
It's time to get the summer fun started and Memorial Day weekend kicks it off. Make a plan and make it nice and cool.
This 111,000-square-foot indoor water experience features a slide tower, Double FlowRider, rapid and lazy rivers as well as an activity pool with rock climbing, obstacle course and basketball. The multi-level play structures inside and outside are ideal for children, however swim diapers are required for all children who are not toilet trained.
The 106,000-square-foot outdoor water park features a 315,000 gallon wave pool with a giant LED movie screen, a kids pool with a multi-level play structure and more. Other slides include tube slides, body slides, a family raft ride and more. Don't forget your sunscreen — otherwise you'll have to pick up an expensive bottle in the gift shop.
The indoor experience features an adults-only infinity pool, bar and seating on the third floor. The outdoor water experience includes an adults-only flat water pool area, too.
SoundWaves has daily hours of operation and towels are available, but you can't take the resort's towels out of the water attraction area. Lifeguards are on duty at each attraction, of course.
Cabanas are available to rent with a pre-purchased package. Each seats up to six guests, and conjoining cabanas are available for up to 12 guests. Cabanas include four bottles of water and use of a refrigerator and TV. Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center is located at 2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville. Call 615-889-1000 or visit SoundWavesAtGaylordOpryland.com.