How soon we all forget about one of the coldest winters experienced this year. The warmth of Spring should be the attraction in Orlando, however, it is a cold experience that is creating all the buzz. The new Minus5 Ice Bar is now open on International Drive.
You no longer have to travel to the desert of Las Vegas, or the city of New York to experience a bar made completely out of ice. The chain has opened an Orlando version of this chilly place to meet. Each location features décor made from famous attractions in the city of its location. Las Vegas has the famous “Welcom to Las Vegas” sign and many casino references in its Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino location; New York has “Lady Liberty” featured in its bar. Orlando’s icy version includes references to the major theme parks as well as palm trees, surf and other Florida attractions.
Everything is made from ice, and I mean everything (except the floor)! From the bar at which you sit, to the seat you sit on and the glass containing the drink in your hand – all made of ice. Even the walls are made of (or covered with) ice! At a chilly 23 degrees Fahrenheit, you’ll need to bundle up to spend much time here.
Since many of us Floridians don’t own a heavy coat, use of a parka and gloves are included in the admission price. Regular admission is $17 for adults 16 & over, and $10 for children (yes, children are allowed). If you want a couple cocktails included in your admission, the price is $37. You may upgrade your package to $55 and have the use of a fur coat, one drink and a souvenir hat. If you want a 5” X 7” photo and 2 drinks, the upgrade costs $75.
Minus5 Ice Bar is located downstairs at Pointe Orlando (9101 International Drive) and is currently open Sunday – Thursday from 3pm to midnight, and Friday and Saturday from 1pm to 2am. Private events can be scheduled by contacting the new bar at 407-704-6959. For more information visit their web site at Minus5Experience.com.
I’m not sure I’ll be visiting this new attraction in Orlando very soon. I’m a warm-weather person all the way. How about you? Are you ready to chill out at this new bar? Leave a reply (below) on Al’s blog.