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ICE! A Cool Attraction
Dec 8, 2016

It’s been a few years since I have been to ICE! at the Gaylord Palms resort. The themes of the last few just haven’t been interesting enough for me to want to pay the money to freeze my tail off. Well this year they brought in the Peanuts and I had to take the family out.

One of the many changes they have had since the last time I was out there, three years ago, is the alpine village. They now have a village fronting with snow tubing, snowball games and ginger bread decorating. Of course, these are add-ons and you have to pay for the experiences.

Once our time came, we entered through what looked to be an extra-long queue that was not necessary at the time we were there. I am assuming that they have larger crowds on weekends and closer to Christmas. We picked up our parkas and continued on to the staging area where we were informed not to touch, sit or lick any of the ice.

Once inside, you finally get to experience the Peanuts. You are immersed in amazing ice sculptures that were taken right from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and carved by master ice sculptors for your enjoyment. From Snoopy and his dog house to Schroeder and his piano it’s hard not to get lost in the amazing work. Even Linus and his trusty blanket are never far away.

Making its yearly appearance in the middle of the attraction are the giant ice slides. After some coercion from my sin, I decided to take part for the first time. It’s not as slippery as one would expect but a fun ride none the less.

If you plan on going, make sure to buy your tickets online ahead of time. It will save you a few bucks in the long run. Also, be prepared to pay Disney prices to park for an hour or two. Parking costs almost as much as an adult ticket to the actual attraction and is probably the biggest disappointment of the entire experience.

About author

Richard Currey

A lifetime Central Florida resident and long time Orlando resident I have spent a number of years blogging for other sites including the Golf Channel. I came to Orlando as a UCF student in 1999 after spending my childhood in the the Daytona Beach area. A love of theme parks, warm weather and good friends has kept me in the area I now call home.

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