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I spent Saturday night at ICE!, a walk-through Christmas attraction hand-carved from two million pounds of ice over at the Gaylord Palms Resort. According to the website, it’s a “whimsical wonderland of larger-than-life, three-dimensional hand-carved ice monuments and scenes, including fantastic frozen creations, slippery ice speed slides, and heart-warming holiday vistas.”

Was it worth the $25 per person to enter? Probably not, unless you have an ice or Christmas fetish. The work done was very impressive, and the sculptors were extremely talented, but I think I was hoping for a wee bit more interactivity. Regardless, I’m glad that I went and checked it out, because it was still a fun night! Here are a few photos from it, and the whole set is up on Flickr:



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32 Replies to “Frozen”

  1. Laurie

    Very fun! We went to brunch at the Gaylord Texan on Thanksgiving and it also included their ICE exhibit. It was How the Grinch Stole Christmas themed this year. We have gone several other times, and I don’t remember it costing as much. It looks like there were a lot more fun places to pose at the Florida one though. They wanted to charge us $16.95 for the picture they took of us as we entered, and I know it’s extremely tacky… but I took a photo of it with MY digital camera. Ha!

  2. Dave2

    Sweet! I like how they provided parkas, since people in Southern Florida probably don’t have them laying around. The closest I’ve ever gotten to something like this was an “ice bar”… which isn’t really close at all, is it? 🙂

  3. Hilly

    It’s awesome that they provided you with outerwear…I was just telling someone the other day that I don’t even own a coat so uh yeah, there’s that.

    This ICE thing looks completely fun and whimsical! I wonder if I can still get tickets to go cause I would so love to. Must Google later.

    • Clown

      @Hilly, We didn’t have tickets, showed up last minute, and it was EMPTY. No line at all, but it had the capacity for the big crowds that will be going the closer it gets to Christmas. If you are smart and go on a weekday AND buy your tickets online at least a 24 hours in advance it’s only 19 bucks.

      Aalso… Take gloves!

      Also also… With your ticket you get a cup of hot cocoa after you’re done.

  4. Stone Fox

    how can you not be impressed??! you, sir, are an ice-sculpture *snob*

    and did those coats come with the ticket price? are they.. “community” coats? as in, multitudes of the Unwashed Masses will take turns wearing them?


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