Gaylord Palms Ice Family Video Review 2022
Gaylord Palms Ice Family Video Review 2022 – We were invited to check out the 2022 ICE at Gaylord Palms in November. This is our Family Video Review.
Details About ICE at Gaylord Palms:
Gaylord Palms Resort invites guests to “freeze the day” this Christmas as the hotel’s longtime holiday tradition, ICE!, returns Nov. 18, 2022-Jan. 1, 2023, after a two-year hiatus. Using more than 2 million pounds – or 1,000 tons – of ice, the classic Dr. Seuss story and
animated special – “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!™” – will be brought to life by a team of 40 ice artisans who work approximately six weeks to create the nearly 20,000-square-foot, frozen attraction. Starting with more than 6,700 massive ice blocks – created by three different ice manufacturers because of the amount needed – carvers will tally more than 12,000 man-hours. The artisans, using skills
passed down from generation to generation, follow a 300-page design book to create the spectacle.
This year, ICE! will feature more than 10 scenes from “How The Grinch Stole Christmas!™” starring classic characters like The Grinch™, his canine sidekick Max and Cindy-Lou Who. Ice carvings range in size from details as tiny as a coin, to soaring scenes measuring nearly 30 feet tall. The environment will be kept frozen in the tropical, Florida climate by a state-of-the-art chilling system that maintains the temperature at a frosty 9 degrees Fahrenheit. And while the 9-degree temperatures turn ICE! into one of the coldest spots in Florida, guests will be provided Gaylord Palms’ signature blue parkas to keep them warm and toasty while in the attraction.
Colored ice (created by a chemist who mixes special food colorings to ensure sculptures maintain their bright colors the entire season), clear ice and LED lights are all used to create the display, as the frozen fun follows The Grinch’s™ journey from his mountaintop cave to Who-ville. This is the first time “How The Grinch Stole Christmas!™” has been featured at ICE! during the resort’s holiday celebration.
“We can’t wait for our guests to once again experience the magic and wonder of ICE! during this year’s Christmas at Gaylord Palms celebration,” said Johann Krieger, general manager of Gaylord Palms Resort. “Since debuting here in 2003, ICE! has always been a one-of-a-kind attraction for our guests, and we’re excited to welcome this Gaylord Hotels tradition back this year with ‘How the Grinch Stole
Christmas!™’ and all the beloved characters in the classic Dr. Seuss story.”
In addition to seeing characters from the classic Dr. Seuss tale, guests can also take rides down two-story-tall ice slides, traverse through ice tunnels and arches, and visit Carver’s Showcase to see live sculpting demonstrations. The ICE! experience concludes in a separate area dedicated to a Nativity scene, meticulously carved and shaped in a dramatic display of crystal-clear ice The talented carvers that create this arctic artwork will travel more than 7,000 miles from their homes in Harbin, China, to Kissimmee, Fla. Known as “Ice City,” Harbin is no stranger to elaborate ice carvings – it’s home to the world’s largest annual ice and snow sculpting festival in the world. At Gaylord
Palms, some of the same artisans who create the Harbin festival will carve 300-pound blocks of ice into the larger-than-life, whimsical scenes. Carvers will use chisels, chippers, tongs, handsaws, grinders and chainsaws to bring The Grinch™ and the residents of Who-ville to life. The artisans from Harbin have created ICE! for Gaylord Hotels for many years, but haven’t been able to travel to the United States the
past two holiday seasons because of international travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.
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Where and When:
November 18 – January 1, 2023 | Gaylord Palms Resort
Top 3 Things to Know:
1. It’s COLD! 9 degrees to be exact. Dress is double layers, hats, gloves, closed toed shoes, socks, etc.
2. Check out all of the other opportunities at this event. From “Cirque: Spirit of Christmas” to winteractive fun to Journey of the Three Kings, Best in Snow, Believe in Yur Elf, and so much more, there is plenty to do for kids and families.
3. Consider making it a full evening with breakfast, lunch or dinner. Gaylord Palms has a variety of restaurants on site.
For information about Gaylord Palm’s ICE, visit here.
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