Monday, February 29, 2016

Easter Bunny at Opry Mills in Nashville, Tennessee! #Nashville #OpryMills


Families can also visit the Caring Bunny – a unique event in a subdued environment tailored to children with special needs.

Simon®, a global leader in retail real estate, is hosting its annual Easter celebration festivities at Opry Mills, offering families the chance to participate in traditional and unique seasonal events.

The Bunny Photo Experience begins this Friday, March 4, and runs through Saturday, March 26, in front of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory near Entry 3 at Opry Mills. Kids will have the chance to visit with the Bunny and take home a treasured snapshot of the fun occasion.

The presenting sponsor for the 2016 Bunny Photo Experience is The Gymboree Corporation – including its Gymboree and Crazy 8 clothing brands.

“We love to hold family-friendly events, and we always look forward to watching children interact with the Bunny at Easter,” said Natalie Smailis, assistant director of marketing and business development at Opry Mills.

Opry Mills’ Caring Bunny™ event will offer families who have children with special needs a subdued environment to participate in the Bunny Photo Experience. Caring Bunny has been developed by Simon and is guided by AbilityPath.org, a national online resource hub and special-needs community. Over 90 Simon® properties will host the Caring Bunny this season. Promotional assistance for Caring Bunny has been provided by Autism Speaks.

On Sunday, March 13, many steps will be taken to reduce sensory triggers, creating a more comforting environment for children’s cherished visit with the Bunny. The subdued environment will include:
· Turning off in-mall music.
· Eliminating queue lines through the use of a numbering system whereby guests approach the set when their number is called.
· Special activities geared toward the needs of the child during the ‘wait’ period to help the child understand what activities will occur during the visit.

Visit www.oprymills.com for all Easter Bunny photo hours.

About Opry Mills
Opry Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in Tennessee, features a great collection of fashion-forward stores, such as Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Coach, Cole Haan, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Forever 21, NIKE Factory Store, Gap Outlet, Lucky Brand Outlet and Bass Pro Shops, as well as the state’s first locations from The Limited Outlet and H&M. Shoppers can also enjoy quality dining and entertainment at Rainforest Cafe, Aquarium Restaurant, Dave & Buster’s, and Regal Cinemas Opry Mills Stadium 20 and IMAX. Opry Mills’ famous Entertainment Stage and Tennessee Treasures play area further enhance the family shopping experience.

Opry Mills is conveniently located 7 miles from downtown Nashville, in Opryland off Briley Parkway at exit 11, and is within walking distance of the Grand Ole Opry and the 2,800-room Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on Opry Mills, please call (615) 514-1000 or visit www.oprymills.com.

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