Back with a spooky return this month is Gaylord Opryland Resort’s second annual Goblins & Giggles program that lasts through Oct. 31 and runs the gamut of family-friendly offerings this Halloween season.
Along with this much-anticipated return the resort showcases other seasonal activities such as culinary and beverage offerings, soothing spa treatments, live entertainment and more.
“Gaylord Opryland’s special events team is thrilled to again offer Goblins & Giggles seasonal entertainment after an overwhelmingly positive response to last year’s inaugural event,” Thomas Petrillo, General Manager and Managing Director of Gaylord Opryland Resort & Attractions told Main Street Nashville. “The fall is such a perfect time to step back from busy days and unwind with a family staycation. Our resort is known for offering memorable seasonal events and this fall is no different.”
There are several other fun activities including the Hide & Seek Scavenger Hunt. This features Spookley the Square Pumpkin. Kids are invited to solve puzzles that reveal his eight secret hiding spots around the resort until they find him.
Another is the Trick or Treat Expedition. Kids can have fun seeing spooky decorations while they roam through the resort’s gardens for sweet treats. Also offered is a Bedtime Story where kids can join Morgana, the Witch, and Grimm the Goblin, for a bedtime story that will teach guests how Spookley the Square Pumpkin proved that being different can save the day.
Two other offerings are the Jack-o’-Lantern Walk where all can be transported to a world of all things Halloween. It takes place in the Delta Atrium where there are dozens of decorated and carved pumpkins. The Haunted Hidden Treasure Escape is where pirate Barnabas Blackbeard has a treasure chest and visitors have to crack the code via solving puzzles before the time is up, or the chest is full of spiders.
The resort’s 4.5 acre Delta Atrium’s winding river has been turned into the Ghouls Night Out Riverboat Ride. There’s a candy corn challenge along the ride and things lurking in the shadows. Every Friday and Saturday night there is a Monster Mash Bash where people can learn how to skeleton shuffle or lantern jive.
For those over 21, the wicked Brews Spookeasy is a fun destination where they can have creepy cocktails or mocktails in a haunted hideaway.
There’s also spooky animal encounters, a Frightfully Fun Zone, fall fountain shows and scary selfie spots. People can buy tickets for individual activities online or over the phone.
Or, people can enjoy Goblins & Giggles in a package for a family of four that includes a one night stay, two Hide & Seek Scavenger Hunts featuring Spookly the Square Pumpkin booklets and two decorating kits for $399. Or guests can book the Goblins & Giggles SoundWaves package starting at $499 for a family of four, which includes access to the resort’s upscale water attraction.
“Kids can look forward to a variety of Halloween-inspired activities while interacting with their favorite characters and adults can unwind with some festive cocktails at our Spookeasy or with a visit to Relâche Spa for a relaxing, seasonal spa treatment,” Petrillo said.
For more information go to www.GaylordOpryland.com