One of Orlando’s newest holiday traditions is back. Ice! at Gaylord Palms Hotel has returned and it’s brought Snow! with it.
This year’s theme is the traditional tale of “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”. You’ll see some large sleeping mice, kids all smug in their beds, and of course, Santa Claus – all made out of ice. Of course, to keep the two million pounds of ice sculptures frozen, it has to be cold. Come dressed for nine degree weather. Coats are provided but you may want to bring gloves and wear long pants and maybe an extra hat.
Returning are the ice slides that adults and kids can enjoy and the clear ice nativity scene. Your cold body may be telling to to get out soon, but your eyes will be wanting to stay and marvel at all the cool details (pun intended).
A new attraction called Snow! has been added this year. For a separate fee, Snow! features 40 tons of real snow and carnival games, a play area and a Kiddie Snow Tube Run.
We sent our kid reporters to brave the ice and snow. Here’s their video report:
In addition to Ice! and Snow!, the Gaylord Palms is offering some other holiday happenings:
• Family Traditions – a capella style Christmas carols
• Christmas Wonders/Majestic Christmas Tree Lighting – a live stage revue
• Luminescence – A stage spectacle featuring special effects, lighting and aerial choreography
• Polar Bear Pursuit – a holiday scavenger hunt
• Visit with Santa Claus
• Mrs. Claus Holiday Brunch
• Polar Bear Plunge, A swimsuit-run through Ice! on Dec. 4
A visit to Ice! or Snow! each cost $21.99 per adult Monday through Thursday and $25.99 Friday to Sunday. Kids 4-12 are $9.99 weekdays and $11.99 on weekends. There are discounts for seniors and kids under 4 are free. Add a visit to Snow! to your Ice! ticket for an extra $7.49 to $9.99.
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