Several months ago the Gaylord Palms Resort announced the new partnership with Dreamworks animated films, such as Shrek and the penguins from “Madagascar.” Starting Wednesday, November 16, ICE! begins, but not as usual. This cool attraction will have you basking in the dazzling lights of the magnificent Christmas décor as well as ‘Shreking’ the halls.
This frigid Christmas tradition in Florida features over 20,000 square-feet of frosty 9-degree bliss played out in a winter wonderland of exciting hand-carved sculptures. This year, however, you’ll be joined by DreamWorks’ Animation TV classic Shrek the Halls™ as you slide down one of five 30-foot ice slides creating wonderful holiday memories. Great family vacation programming and world class entertainment can be enjoyed by all. Prices range from $13.99 to $27.99 depending upon peak and non-peak times. When you order online, you can generally save $1-$2/adult ticket. Be sure to check the schedule as some time slots sell out. For more information, or to purchase your tickets by phone, call (407) 586-4423 or visit www.gaylordhotels.com.
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. The attraction is kept at 9° Fahrenheit. Be sure to dress appropriately: closed-toe shoes and long pants are required. Hooded winter coats are provided for your warmth and comfort inside the attraction and are available in a variety of sizes, including sizes for children. Hats and gloves are strongly recommended and may be purchased on site at the ICE! house gift shop.
With the addition of the “Dreamworks Experience” guests are now enjoying character breakfasts, parades, special activities during the summer and the holidays and, of course, merchandise, at Gaylord’s four resorts. These special vacation packages featuring the “DreamWorks Experience at Gaylord Hotels” went on sale in July 2011 and are still selling like “hot cakes.” Now that the partnership is in full gear, tourists will have another great reason to vacation in Central Florida. If you stay at the Gaylord Palms, you may not want to leave! Especially if you like being cold AND looking at beautiful palm trees (and of course, having Shrek around).