“Once Upon A Spring” is Gaylord Opryland’s new Easter-themed celebration. It features an array of family-friendly activities including boat tours, scavenger hunts and carriage rides. The event takes place from now until May 2 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.

Stefanie Ball, public relations manager for the resort, said, “Basically, the resort’s going to be decked out and transformed into a spring oasis. You’ll see lots of flowers, giant Easter eggs, things like that.”

“Everyone’s favorite furry friend, Easter Bunny, will be at the resort,” she added.

The resort offers three different spring-inspired Delta river tours inside the resort. These include the Spring Riverboat Ride, EGG-stra Fun Cruise and Bloomin’ Boat Ride.

On the Spring Riverboat Ride, visitors can relax and cruise along the scenic river surrounded by the resort’s spring blooms. For the younger set, there’s the EGG-stra Fun Cruise Easter egg hunt. Finally, an evening tour on the Bloomin’ Boat Ride gives guests the opportunity to learn more about the resort’s tropical plants and fish.

The Spring Family Fun Zone offers visitors to the Water’s Edge for activities such as decorating cookies and other crafts, said Ball.

The interactive Paint Me a Fairy Tale interaction includes Mother bringing storybook favorites to life on the bridge level of the Delta Atrium.

The Spring-A-Long Scavenger Hunt is an adventure that takes guests throughout the resort, from the waterfall in the Cascades to the reflecting ponds in the gardens. 

“Guests are sent on a mission to solve clues and puzzles to win a prize,” Ball said.

“And then we have our spring carriage rides, so guests can take a private carriage ride outside.”

The Spring Along Dance Party allows guests to “put on their dancing shoes and enjoy a spring-themed dance party in our Delta atrium.”

In addition to “Once Upon a Spring”, guests have the option to purchase the Spring It On package, which includes a room, scavenger hunt booklet and a cookie-decorating kit.

The hotel, just off Briley Parkway in Donelson, has over 3,000 rooms, 750,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, and nine acres of indoor gardens.

Tickets for the event are available on the resort’s website.

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