10 Things To Know On The Go: ICE! Featuring Twas The Night Before Christmas

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10 Things To Know On The Go:

ICE! Featuring Twas The Night Before Christmas

It’s no secret that I love experiencing Christmas at Gaylord Palms, and that going to ICE! is something I look forward to every year.

So being somewhat of an ICE!pert, I thought I would share 10 Things to Know On The Go to help make your visit to ICE! featuring ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas awesome!

1. 9 DEGREES!

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Yes you read that correctly, ICE! is 9 Degrees! And while the use of a lovely blue parka is included in your admission, you will want to plan your visit inside ICE! to last around 30-40 minutes to ensure that you aren’t uncomfortable during the experience.

2. Dress

While the temperature inside the attraction is chilly, dressing to be comfortable both inside and out can be a bit of a challenge as you may be walking into the Gaylord Palms from temperatures near 80.

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My best suggestion is to wear lots of layers and to have a change of shoes in the car for after your visit, as it will feel a lot warmer outside when you are done.

3. Shoes

Now some of this shoe talk may be common sense, but I have seen it all so I wanted to make sure you’re prepared.

Closed toe shoes are required to enter the attraction, but don’t feel like you have to wear boots because the walkways are carpeted.

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I suggest wearing a pair of comfortable shoes that you are comfortable walking in that can be worn with thick socks.

Cold feet are no fun!

4. Taking Pictures

Taking pictures inside ICE! is a lot of fun, and you will want to take a ton of them!

Try to keep your phone as close to your body as possible when it isn’t in use to keep it warm, because the colder your battery it is the quicker it drains.

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You can also expect to experience a “fogging” of the lens when exiting from ICE! into warmer temperatures. This, however, usually goes away once the camera warms up.

Please check the manufacturer information regarding the cold tolerance of your camera equipment.

5. Ice Slides

What would a visit be without a trip down one of the 4 Ice Slides located inside the attraction.

There are 2 ‘adult’ slides which are larger and 2 ‘Child’ slides appropriate for little ones under 4 years or under 40” which are a ton of fun.

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Just make sure that you follow the directions of the slide operators and make sure you are prepared to stay in this room for quite some time as one slide is never enough.

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My pro-tip for sliding is to make sure you get a slightly larger parka before you enter the attraction, because you can sit on the parka and lean slightly back to travel a little faster down the slide.

6. On the Blocks

‘Chill out’ at On The Blocks—the exclusive bar inside ICE!  where Adults 21+ can enjoy a sampling of Jackson Morgan Southern Cream and Goose Island Beer plus a choice of a Maker’s Mark or Absolut specialty drink, or Hidden Crush Cabernet or Chardonnay, served in a souvenir glass—yours to keep!

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Inside On the Blocks you will also find ambient lighting, music, and fun photo opportunities.

There is an additional cost of $15.95, which includes gratuity, to go inside On the Blocks, but it is a great way to add a VIP touch to your visit!

7. Wheelchairs & Strollers

The ICE! attraction is accessible by both wheelchairs and strollers. Although a limited number of wheelchairs are available on site, to minimize waiting times you are encourage to bring your own.

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8. Cirque Dreams UnWrapped and More!

Christmas at the Gaylord Palms is MUCH more than just ICE! You can check out all that there is to experience here.

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9. Tickets (& Discounts)

So I have put all the information and discount offers on ICE! featuring ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas together for you so you can weigh your options!

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Advance Purchase

Freezin’ Season Pass – (ICE! ONLY)

All-season pass to ICE!, including front of the line priority access.

Adult: $55

Child: $35

Adult with Parking:$90

Florida Residents Offer (ICE! tickets only)

Save an additional $4 per ticket for advance tickets, and save $3 on regular ticket sales. Use promo code FLR15 when you book your tickets to save**! Offer valid on the purchase of ICE! tickets only.
Marriott Rewards Member Offer — Discount on ICE! Tickets

Save 20% on ICE! tickets by using promo code MRICE15**.
Discount available:

  • Sunday – Thursday
  • November 24 – December 17

Tickets are available online, via phone or at the Box Office.

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Special Promotional Pricing – Box Office Only

Hero Offer

The program is for first responders and their families (military, fire, police).
Price:

  • Adult: $22.99**
  • Child: $8.99**

Dates: Every day
Purchase:
ICE! Box Office only

Chill Pass

Go straight to the front of the line with the Chill Pass!
Price: $9.99/person (add-on above regular ticket price)

Dates: Any day of the week

Purchase: ICE! Box Office only

Includes: Priority Access, plus one (1) cup of hot cocoa

All prices subject to sales tax and $2.00 facility fee.

** Not valid with any other offers or discounts. **

10. Parking

Parking at the Gaylord Palms is not included with admission, and the cost of self-parking is $20.00 plus tax and Valet parking is $27.00 plus tax.

HOWEVER, if you are planning on making a day of your visit to the Gaylord Palms the Resort Restaurants will validate your parking for a MUCH lower cost.

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Make sure you share all of your great ICE! photos using the #CAGP15 and your picture could be chosen to be shared on one of their digital billboards!

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I hope that all of this information helps make your visit to ICE! featuring ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas awesome!

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Legends At The Amway Center

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Legends Amway Center

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Legends At The Amway Center

January 14-17, 2016

 

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS unveils the unbelievable to Children Of All Ages. Legendary circus artists from around the globe perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder. Join us for an unforgettable family night of legendary proportions at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & BaileyPresents LEGENDS at the Amway Center from January 14-17, 2016.

 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Legends At The Amway Center

Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson guides Paulo the Legend Seeker on a quest to discover real, living legends from around the world. Audiences will experience Alexander Lacey and his enduring bond with his lions, majestic leopard and tigers during one of the most captivating acts. The Solar Hawks, a dream team of acrobats, come together to amaze by attempting four consecutive triple somersaults on a one-of-a-kind double-wide trapeze specifically designed for The Greatest Show On Earth®. The Riders of the Wind, Cossack trick-riders will thrill as they thunder into the arena on the backs of thoroughbred horses stealing your breath with their daring stunts. Experience and learn about the special relationship between trainers and treasured Ringling Bros.® Asian Elephants as each trainer shows off individual elephant’s natural skills and abilities.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Legends At The Amway Center

Free to all ticketholders, the All Access Pre-show starts an hour before the show. Come down to the arena floor and meet the performers of The Greatest Show On Earth, get autographs, take photos and enter to win a one-of-a-kind pachyderm painting.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Legends At The Amway Center

Ticketholders can purchase an upgrade and go backstage with a VIP Behind the Scenes Tour of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. The backstage experience includes an insider look at props and wardrobe, an up close and personal encounter with the animals and a chance to meet stars from the show. Fans will also have an opportunity to take pictures and learn educational fun facts.  To take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime experience, just log on to ringlingbros.expapp.com from your iPhone or Android smartphone, and provide your name, e-mail and phone number to become a VIP circus insider.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Legends At The Amway Center 

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Legends At The Amway Center Performance Schedule: 

Thursday, January 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, January 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 16 at 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, January 17 at 1:00 p.m.

Monday, January 18 at 1:00 p.m. (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

For more information visit Ringling.com, or visit us on Facebook, and YouTube.

 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Legends At The Amway Center

Tickets for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS start at $16. All seats are reserved and tickets go on sale Tuesday, October 20th. Tickets are available at www.Ringling.com or www.ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster outlet, by calling800-745-3000, or at the Amway Center box office (phone: 407-440-7900). For group ticket sales and information, call 866-248-8740.  The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street – Suite 200, Orlando, Florida 32801.

 

 

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