Celebrate Fall and Halloween at Gaylord Opryland


As soon as the calendar turns to September, the pumpkins and fall decorations start to come out for the season. Fall is my favorite season, and Halloween is one of the fun holidays where kids and adults can both act silly and have a good time. 

If you are looking for a family-friendly Halloween activity for the whole family, make plans to visit Gaylord Opryland from September 9th until October 31st for their Goblins and Giggles festivities. They have so many activities throughout the resort for you to enjoy.

Spookley Scavenger HuntHide & Seek Scavenger Hunt featuring Spookley the Square Pumpkin
Location: Throughout the Resort

Everyone’s favorite square pumpkin, Spookley, takes center stage in a game of Halloween hide and seek — inviting super sleuths to solve puzzles that reveal his eight secret hiding spots around the resort. Solve all the puzzles to find Spookley.

Times: At your leisure starting at the Frightfully Fun Zone.

Pick up your scavenger hunt and redeem your completed book at the Frightfully Fun Zone during operating hours:

Sun 10:00am – 2:00pm Mon – Thu 6:00pm – 9:30pm Fri – Sat 12:00pm – 9:30pm

Price $12 +Tax

The kids loved finding Spookley all throughout the resort!

Scavenger Hunt

Trick or Treat Expedition
Location: Throughout the resort

It’s all treats and no tricks along the Trick or Treat Expedition trail. Youngsters will enjoy spooky decorations as they venture through the resort’s gardens for sweet treats to add to their confection collection.

Fri – Sat
6:30pm – 9:30pm
Price $15 +Tax
*Last tickets sold for 9:15pm
Visit the Frightfully Fun zone starting point to receive a Trick or Treat bag and expedition pass

After our boat ride, the kids went on the trick or treat expedition. Super fun to go through the resort at night and find all the stations to find some yummy treats. We also love all the lights inside the resort at night and this time there are pumpkins to see!

Gaylord Opryland Halloween

Jack-o’-lantern Walk
Location: Delta Atrium

Transport yourself to a world of Halloween fun and stroll through a display of dozens of creatively decorated and carved Jack-o’-lanterns. Snap a few photos for inspiration for when you carve you own pumpkin at home.

Times: Daily At leisure Price: Free

We always like walking around the Delta Atrium, but seeing all the decorated pumpkins made it even more fun! Can you find Spookley among the pumpkins?

Pumpkins at Gaylord

The Haunted Hidden Treasure Escape Room
Location: Findley’s

A treasure chest belonging to the villainous pirate, Barnabus Blackbeard, has been discovered in the haunted hollows of the resort, but he cursed the loot so only the smartest and luckiest of land lovers can crack the code.

Times 30-minute increments

September 17th – October 31st Fri 12:00pm – 4:30pm Sat 10:00am – 4:30pm
Sun 10:00am – 4:30pm

*Last tickets sold for 4pm
Price Starts at $100 for a group of 4

The Escape Room is always a fun challenge for the whole family. Do you have what it takes to solve the puzzles and riddles to escape?

Haunted Hidden Treasure Escape RoomGhouls Night Out Riverboat Ride
Location: Delta Riverboat Dock

Ride at your own risk or reward, you never know what trick or treat will be around the bend traveling down a scenic river winding through the Delta Atrium. Participate in a candy corn challenge and keep an eye out for what may be lurking in shadows.

Times Daily 6:00pm until last ride at 9:30pm
Price $18.31 +Tax, All Ages

The Ghouls Night Out Riverboat Ride is a great way to see the Delta area of the resort and this Halloween you can join the candy corn challenge to find all the spooky items on the boat ride. Can you find them all?

Boat Ride Gaylord

Ghoul School : Interactive Show
Location: Delta Atrium

Kids are invited to rhyme a tune, test a mad scientist’s latest experiment, play a game of Halloween charades, and more when they join loveable misfits Jake L. Hyde, Shelley Stein, Boris Beats, and Mandy Kin in this live, interactive show. These descendants of iconic Halloween monsters entertain with stories and activities to demonstrate the importance of individuality, diversity, and being yourself.

$14.99 per person

Hours of Operation:
September 10 – October 29, 2022
Friday & Saturday 5:45pm & 6:00pm

These are just a few of the fall and Halloween offerings that Gaylord has so don’t delay and take your trip to Nashville soon!

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