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ICE! at Gaylord Palms – a Limited-time Attraction

ICE! at Gaylord Palms: November 18, 2016 – January 1, 2017
For tickets & information: +1-407-586-4423

If it just isn’t cold enough right now in Florida for your taste, there is a simple solution. No, it isn’t “go back where you came from!” We love our visitors from the North, and enjoy sharing our warmer-than-there weather. If you’re looking for some cold fun though, we have it right here in Central Florida – ICE! at Gaylord Palms Resort.

ICE! at Gaylord Palms ResortICE! at Gaylord Palms this year features Charlie Brown, over two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures and four ice slides. At nine degrees, this is some COLD fun! For those of you that are 4 years and older, at least 40” tall, and are brave enough, you’re going to have a GREAT time! Bundle up and prepare to slide down the slippery and sometimes a bit bumpy slopes. This is a fun thing to do in Orlando that you won’t get to do very often.

Prices for ICE! are:

  • Online & Advance Sales
    Adults (ages 13+): $28.99*; Seniors (ages 55+): $26.99*; Children (ages 4-12): $14.99*
  • Box Office
    Adults (ages 13+): $29.99*; Seniors (ages 55+): $28.99*; Children (ages 4-12): $16.99*; Child (ages 3 and under): Free
  • ICE! VIP Guided Tours
    Price: $79.99/person or $265.99 for a family 4
Snow Tubing in Orlando

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Snow Tubing ICE! at Gaylord Palms

Also available this year is snow tubing! Ride the slides at ICE! and zoom down the snow-covered tubing hill at Alpine Rush Snow Tubing. This requires a combo ticket (about $16 more than the ICE! only ticket). The best deal to this attraction is to purchase an all-day gold pass. It includes ICE!, tubing, the Elf on the Shelf scavenger hunt and Santa’s snow throw. A platinum pass is also offered which includes a gingerbread decorating event.

Christmas at Gaylord Palms Resort

Christmas at Gaylord Palms also features 2 million twinkling lights, an amazing 60-foot-tall Christmas tree, heartwarming visits with Santa (select times) and a Christmas Wish Light Show. Other opportunities include a Build-A-Bear workshop and Mrs. Claus Christmas Traditions and Story Time Sing-a-long. This vacation destination is a sight to behold during the holidays. The decorations and attention to detail are definitely worth a visit – even if you are not staying at this Marriott resort. Vacation packages are available, as well as Florida resident discounts and Marriott rewards specials.

ICE! at Gaylord Palms will be available through January 1, 2017, so be sure to experience this limited-time Orlando attraction before it melts away. The temperatures will get colder in Central Florida as we head into the new year, but they will never get down to 9 degrees, so experience it while you can. Of course, some of you that are visiting will “go back where you came from,” and might experience even colder temperatures! For this, we’re sorry. 🙁  Enjoy the Sunshine State and ICE! while you’re here.


Capone’s Dinner & Show is just a short drive away from the Gaylord Palms Resort. Spend a few hours enjoying the ICE! attraction, then make plans to warm up with Al and the gang. This Orlando dinner show is fun for the entire family.

Shrek the Halls at Gaylord Palms ICE! Attraction

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).