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!


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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.

Christmas at Gaylord Palms ICE! 2015

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.

Christmas at Gaylord Palms ICE! 2015

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.


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!

Christmas at Gaylord Palms ICE! 2015

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.


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.

Christmas at Gaylord Palms 2015 ICE!

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.


Special Promotional Pricing – Box Office Only

Hero Offer

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

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

Dates: Every day
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!


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

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Author: Shelley

When she isn't chasing her chihuahuas, daughter, or cheering for her Hokies you can find Shelley On the Go in the Central Florida Area and on-air with WDBO News 96.5 on Friday evenings!

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