Gaylord Palms “Ice” is back 2021

Gaylord Palms “Ice” is back

If you think that Florida means sun-drenched days and sultry nights, you’re in for a chilly surprise. During the Holidays, “ICE! at Gaylord Palms” will bring a frigid change to the traditional Florida Christmas fare.

Gaylord Palms “Ice” is back

Using two million pounds of ice, this Gaylord Palms Resort special ticket exhibit will be transformed into the North Pole featuring an arctic forest, a Christmas carnival with a life-size carousel, Santa’s ornament room, and even his reindeer!

One of the attractions’ favorite scenes is an unforgettable Life-sized Nativity made completely of clear ice. Frozen within these unique sculptures are twinkling lights that create an ever-changing luminescence.  “ICE!” exhibit’s most popular attraction, the incredible slides carved from ice, are longer than ever.

What Is ICE?

ICE! A winter wonderland featuring A self-guided, walk-through experience that lasts approximately 15-30 minutes. In total, you should plan to spend anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours for the entire ICE! experience. Six two-story tall ice slides.

Lean back on the ice slide

I think the coolest part of ICE is the ice slides you can go down as many times as you wish, but there is a trick to going down them successfully (that my two-year-old didn’t figure out). The trick to the ice slides is that you really must lean back or instead of sliding you just have to scoot down very awkwardly on your rear.

Don’t wear a big coat to ICE, but do bring gloves

Knowing ICE is kept at 9 degrees, we all came prepared for a hike through the arctic tundra, but that actually wasn’t a great plan as they sort of require you to take these massive blue ICE parkas. This is great if you don’t have winter gear with you.

But it isn’t that great when you already have a huge coat on and start sweating managing all your gear and a toddler. So, skip wearing big jackets knowing they hand you one, but do bring gloves and potentially a hat. The one exception maybe if you are going with a toddler as they didn’t have any tiny-human-sized jackets available.

No Better way to celebrate the holiday season in the Orlando, FL area than joining Stefan’s ”Join the Fun” for holiday fun during Christmas at Gaylord Palms.

Acres Of Twinkling Lights

Explore acres of twinkling lights & decorations and exciting holiday activities, shows, and events, from Cirque Dreams Show, Tree Lighting, and of Course ICE… Each Year a New Theme of Ice sculptures was created by artesian men from Harbin China.

Freezin’ Season Pass

Enjoy unlimited access to ICE! all season long with the Freezin’ Season Pass. This pass includes admission to the ICE! exhibit only with front-of-the-line priority access via the Chill Pass line.


  1. $59.99 per adult
  2. $35.99 per child (4-11)
  3. $99.99 per adult with parking

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