99.5 WKDQ has your chance to win a trip to the Gaylord Opryland Resort this summer!

Need some fun and excitement in your life this summer? How about a trip to Nashville, Tennessee with a stay at the Gaylord Opryland Resort? Nashville is just a short drive from the Evansville area, and there are so many things for the family to do. However, you might not want to leave Gaylord Opryland Resort once you see what all they have going on this summer while you are there.

Opryland Resort Celebrating the "Summer of More"

(Gaylord Opryland via YouTube)
(Gaylord Opryland via YouTube)

This year, the Gaylord Opryland Resort is celebrating the "Summer of More" with a ton of activities and events the entire family can enjoy, including their indoor/outdoor water park, SoundWaves. The indoor park is open year-round and features several great waterslides, a splash pad for the little ones, my personal favorite, the lazy river, and the Crowd Surfer, Nashville's only double FlowRider which gives you the chance to surf or boogie board just like you would if you were riding an ocean wave.

Pirates & Princesses Activities

In addition to SoundWaves, the Opryland Resort will also have several activities during the "Summer of More" for the little pirates or princesses in your family, such as a Pirate & Princess Academy, a "live interactive show featuring the Sword Mistress and Princess Magnolia. Take an official princess oath and join the royal court or pirate pledge to become an honorary member of the captain's crew," according to the resort's website.

Other pirate and princess-themed activities include an escape room, a flatboat ride, a scavenger hunt, and a royal tea party.

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General Jackson Showboat

Outside of the pirate and princess activities, cruises on the General Jackson Showboat will also be happening as they have for nearly four decades. Midday cruises include lunch, while the evening cruises include dinner. Both include live music with the midday cruises celebrating "Tennessee Legends" including Dolly Parton and Elvis Presley. The dinner cruises will feature music from some of America’s iconic river towns with jazz, swing, and R&B hits all part of the show.

Visit the Opryland Resort website for the complete list of activities, live entertainment, and dining options planned for the "Summer of More."

Win a Trip to Experience the "Summer of More" at the Opryland Resort

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(Google Maps)

99.5 WKDQ has your chance to win one of two trips to the Gaylord Opryland Resort. If you are selected as one of the winners, here's what you'll receive:


  • Two-night room accommodations for up to a family of four (one room)
  • Breakfast one morning
  • One-day admission to SoundWaves
  • All applicable taxes, daily resort fee, and daily self-parking for one vehicle

Before I tell you how you can win this trip, here are a few things that you need to know:

  • You must be 21-years-old or older to win
  • The winner will get a certificate good for the stay described above that you'll need to pick up at our offices at 20 NW 3rd Street in Evansville (Fifth Third Bank Building)
  • Once claimed, you'll need to fill out the back of the certificate and mail it to the resort to book your stay.
  • The certificate is good until September 5th, 2022 and the nights you want must occur on or before this expiration date.
  • Prize is valued at over $600 which means we'll send you a 1099 tax form at the end of the year as required by law.
  • Full disclaimer and stipulations are expressly written on the front of the certificate.

How to Win a "Summer of MORE" Trip to Gaylord Opryland Resort

99.5 WKDQ will have your chance to win a trip to the Gaylord Opryland Resort daily throughout the week of July 4th through 8th. All you have to do is make sure that you have the WKDQ App downloaded. We will send out an App alert each weekday with emojis representing a summertime country music song. Once you figure out which song that is, you'll be able to click on the alert and be directed back here to fill out the form below. Each correct entry that week will give you one more shot at winning one of these trips. Brush up on those summertime country songs, because they could score you a trip to the Gaylord Opryland Resort with 99.5 WKDQ!

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