Goblins & Giggles Getaway at the Gaylord Opryland

Grab the kids and head to the Gaylord Opryland Hotel this fall for some ghoulish, family fun! Tom and I decided to take a little weekend getaway to Nashville last weekend and we stayed at our favorite hotel, the Gaylord Opryland. We went without the kids this time, but after seeing all the family activities they had for their fall event, Goblins and Giggles, we wish would have brought them along!

September 11th-October 31st, the Gaylord is celebrating Halloween for the first time in 15 years! With over six acres of beautiful indoor gardens, there is plenty of space to socially distance and they also have several cleaning and safety protocols in place throughout the entire resort!

Hide and Seek Scavenger Hunt

One of the activities that the resort has for kids is a fun Scavenger Hunt featuring Spookley the Square Pumpkin! There are eight hiding places throughout the resort where you have to find Spookley! Follow the clues solving puzzles to find the missing letters that lead to his whereabouts!

Jack O’Lantern Walk

One of my favorite parts of last weekend was seeing all of the pumpkins they had all around the lush gardens. I definitely recommend heading to the Delta area of the hotel to see them all! They had some really great ones featuring some “Music City” inspired carvings that were just ah-mazing!

The resort also offers trick or treating, we saw lots of kids dressed up in costumes throughout the resort making stops for candy!


This was our favorite part of the Goblins and Giggles celebration! The American Craft Tavern put together a “SpookEasy” inside their little tavern area that opens at 6pm and becomes a “haunted” SpeakEasy. They have an entire menu of hauntingly delicious cocktails and several interactive wall hangings inside.

SoundWaves Water Attraction

This was also our favorite part of the trip since we were able to enjoy the outdoor area and attractions. Although the outdoor area is now closed for the season, the indoor water park is really amazing too! We took the kids back in March and they had an absolute blast!

Indoor Attractions:
  • Rapid RemixTM– Climb aboard a mega raft for 4-5 people and get ready for a breathtaking series of vortex loops-complete with 21 LED lights and 12 music speakers. 42″ height requirement. Riders between 42″ and 48″ shall be accompanied by a Supervising Companion.
  • Stage DiveTM – This ultimate body sliding adventure features two slides. Choose the translucent tube with LED lights or try the opaque tube with no lights for even more suspense. 42″ height requirement.
  • Record LaunchTM – Choose your adventure at the top. Pick the tubing bowl path for an intense centrifugal experience with 16 LED lights and four music speakers. Or push the limits of gravity with our two-person serpentine water ride. 42″ height requirement. Riders between 42″ and 48″ shall be accompanied by a Supervising Companion.
  • Crowd Surfer – Nashville’s only double FlowRider® lets two people surf at once.
  • Up Tempo Rapids River – Zip along on this 36″ rapid river, complete with waterfalls and spray features.
  • Down Tempo Lazy River – Grab a tube and float down this relaxing river through cavernous rock features with LED lighting led lighting and music.
  • Groovin’ Lagoon Activity Pool – Fun for all ages, explore this pool area’s rock wall, lily pad walk, basketball hoops and 30′ water curtain.
  • Quarter Note Cove – Explore this splash pad and pool designed for young children.
  • Half Note Cove – This multi-level play structure is great for kids of all ages with its multiple small and medium slides, shallow water and spray features.
  • Private Cabana Rentals

Goblins & Giggles Packages

The Gaylord is offering two getaway packages right now:

Goblins & Giggles with SoundWaves Package

– One night room accommodations
– 4 wristbands for admission to SoundWaves water attraction
– Scavenger Hunt featuring Spookley the Square Pumpkin (two per room)
– 4 passes for a ride on a Delta River flatboat inside the resort one that includes SoundWaves admission and the other

Rates from $345+

Goblins & Giggles Getaway Package

– One night room accommodations
– Scavenger Hunt featuring Spookley the Square Pumpkin (two per room)
– 4 passes for a ride on a Delta River flatboat inside the resort

Rates from: $245+

As always, we truly had such an amazing time at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel! It was so nice to only drive 4 hours from Atlanta and feel like we had escaped to a lush tropical paradise! We had such a relaxing trip and it was so nice to have no responsibilities for once (sorry kids!) Now that we know about Goblins & Giggles though, we will definitely be putting it on our trip list for next year with the kiddos!

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21 thoughts on “Goblins & Giggles Getaway at the Gaylord Opryland

  1. This looks like the best time. The “Spookeasy” made me giggle. How creative. Everything sounds great for a couples weekend trip like you did – or with the kids!