You'll never look at ice the same way again. You may even give them a little more respect before plopping a few cubes in a warm glass of pop. Thanks to ICE! at Gaylord National, that cold and wet stuff that we use on a daily basis, is now a work of art. Now that's cool...pun intended!
ICE! featuring DreamWorks' Merry Madagascar (from the site)We had the pleasure of attending last year's ICE! event. The them was How the Grinch Stole Christmas. We were more than amazed by all the craftsmanship from the sculptors. It almost seemed unreal that ice could take on such form and be that beautiful.
Gaylord National's popular ICE! winter holiday attraction returns with an all-new, hilarious theme: ICE! featuring DreamWorks' Merry Madagascar. From Nov. 18 to Jan. 8, the DreamWorks Animation holiday TV special will be brought to life in an interactive world of colorful ice sculptures carved entirely from TWO-MILLION pounds of ice. Relive the story as you stroll through this amazing attraction featuring scenes such as how Santa and his reindeer crash-landed onto the island of Madagascar, and why Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melman and the wacky penguins must figure out how to save Christmas by delivering all the presents themselves. Even the mischievous lemur King Julien learns the true meaning of the holiday and manages to get himself off the "naughty list" once and for all.
This Sunday, my family and I will attend Gaylord National's ICE! featuring DreamWorks' Merry Madagascar event. You can PURCHASE TICKETS online, and I strongly advise you do so to avoid waiting in line or not being able to get in.
Obviously, the building will be cold. Make you dress accordingly – pants, sweaters, close-toe shoes, gloves, layers, etc.
All Fridays-Sundays & Dec 19-29
(Advance Ticket Purchase strongly recommended)
Adults (13 and up) $25.00* $35.00 Seniors (62+) $19.00 $24.00 Kids (4-12) $20.00 $30.00 Kids (0-3) FREE FREE Military Adults (13 and up)** $22.00** $32.00** † Military Kids (4-12)** $17.00** $27.00** †
*Advance online purchase required. Blackout dates apply.
**Military I.D. must be presented.
† Military discount not valid on Saturdays.
When you're done exploring ICE!, take a few minutes to marvel at the beautiful lobby at the Gaylord National hotel, or, walk around the harbor and enjoy some of the shops. Grab a bite to eat, take a family picture, make a few memories.
My family and I are receiving complimentary tickets to attend ICE! and the Gingy's Gingerbread Decorating thanks to Gaylord National. There was no monetary compensation for writing this post. The opinions and views are my own.