Billed as the USA’s first “truly upscale, indoor/outdoor resort water attraction”, SoundWaves debuted recently at the Gaylord Opryland hotel resort in Nashville, Tennnessse.

Fusing water and music with guest amenities and activities, the new offering in ‘Music City’ features a modern design, where thrilling water slides are intertwined with ‘living walls’ and plant beds to create an alluring ambience. Much like Gaylord Opryland’s indoor gardens, SoundWaves will maintain an 84°F (29°C) tropical temperature. A special roof permits natural light, giving guests the opportunity to sunbathe indoors year-round.

The water resort opened on December 1 and is open to hotel guests only. It was designed by the Aquatic Development Group (ADG) and offers both indoor and outdoor recreation zones for all ages, including a selection of adult-only pools, bars and lounging areas.

Year-round attractions include a multi-slide tower, FlowRider indoor surfing simulator, rapid/lazy rivers, an activity pool with rock climbing, obstacle course and basketball. Among the seasonal outdoor features on offer from this summer will be an additional multi-slide tower, 315,000-gallon wave pool with a giant LED screen, and a kids pool within multi-level play structure. Both the indoor and outdoor areas feature private cabana rentals.

“We are proud to offer this premier water and music attraction you can’t find anywhere else,” says John Adams, vice-president and general manager for Gaylord Opryland Resort & Attractions. “Our team has worked diligently on every detail of the design and guest experience.”