Paradise Springs, the Gaylord Texan Resort’s new 10-acre
resort pool complex, may not be the biggest waterpark in the state,
but it does feature some Texas-sized attractions.
Amenities include a 600-foot-long lazy river; a 6,000-square-foot
family lagoon that includes two horseshoe-shaped “hot
pool” lounge areas with warm water hydrotherapy jets; a
27-foot-tall water slide; a dedicated toddler pool; a zip line;
plus a bar and grill, and a game pavilion.
The expansive lazy river, easily managed zip line and spacious wave
pool accommodate a variety of age groups, making them popular with
In keeping with the Western motif, the lazy river winds through a
desert oasis; the zip line appears to be growing out of a twisted
desert tree; and the water tower is designed to look like a creaky
Efforts to spread the word about the new Paradise Springs were
intense when it opened earlier this year. A VIP event and a media
preview preceded the official May opening. The Home & Lifestyle
Network, Fox and NBC filmed segments at the park, and advertising
appeared in more than 12 regional newspapers and magazines.
Paradise Springs can handle private, catered functions for as many
In keeping with Gaylord Texan’s commitment to support the
needs of the environment, Paradise Springs features a neutral color
scheme that minimizes heat absorption, increasing energy
efficiency. Additionally, all the materials used in the pool
complex were obtained within a 500-mile radius, cutting down on
transportation costs and rewarding local businesses. On-site
transportation shuttles guests between the resort accommodations
and Paradise Springs, eliminating their need to drive.