ICE! at Gaylord Palms Orlando

Ice in Florida? No way. Yes way!

ICE! at Gaylord Palms is a favorite Christmas tradition. This month we will be going again! This will be our third visit and I happy to be able to take along my stepson and his fiance too!

ICE! is over 20,000 square-feet of hand carved ice sculptures. It’s a chilly 9-degrees so make sure to dress warm! They have 2 million tons of ice to look at and enjoy!

Every year is a different theme. This years theme is Dream Works’ Animation TV Classic Merry Madagascar.

ICE! is hand carved by 40 artisans from Harbin, China and will be arriving in early Fall. And while you’re thawing out from this coolest of attractions, you can bask in the dazzling lights of the magnificent Christmas décor throughout the resort and spirited Luminescence Christmas show. You may feel a chill in the air but you’ll feel warmth in your heart as you create wonderful holiday memories that last a lifetime.

The award-winning ICE! attraction is carved by a team of 40 artisans from Harbin, China. The talented artisans spend more than a month in Kissimmee/Orlando creating this one-of-a-kind attraction. Harbin is best known for its annual International Ice and Snow Festival, where more than 2,000 sculptors annually carve a 100-acre walk-through ice park, using ice from the nearby Songhua River.
ICE! is open daily from November 10, 2012 through January 1, 2013, including holidays.

Because it’s so cold, make sure to wear warm clothes and closed shoes and long pants. Hooded winter coats are provided to wear inside.

To see more visit ICE! online.

Tickets range from $20.99 to $27.99 for adults and $13.99 for children (4-12)

We went three years ago, here are some pictures from our trip.


Stay tunes for more fun pictures from our trip this year!

Tickets were provide for ICE! Opinions are my own.


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  1. I love the Lion King this looks fun! Not a lot of “ICE” in Florida LOL

  2. This looks beyond awesome!

  3. THis looks amazing!!!!