ICE! 2022 returns to Gaylord Palms Orlando this year featuring The Grinch from Dr. Seuss! This magical winter experience has indoor tubing, snowball games, snow machines, and the main event — a chilly 9 degrees ice room filled with ice sculpture and ice slides. We just got back from opening day and here’s everything you need to know about Gaylord Palms Ice — including what to wear!
Gaylord Palms Ice Activities & Events
Escape the Florida heat as The Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center has transformed into an indoor winter wonderland. It’s decorated with millions of Christmas lights, garland, trees, and even a holiday village. There are 28 holiday events and shows to choose from. Here are the Gaylord Palms Christmas events 2022:
- ICE! featuring The Grinch Who Stole Christmas – More than 2 million pounds of ice in a 20,000 sq ft immersive walk through experience.
- Ice Tubing on Snow Flow Mountain – Race family and friends on the icy lanes.
- Snowball Build & Blast – Build and toss real snowballs
- The Grinch’s Wonderful Awful Idea Scavenger Hunt – Find all the clues hidden throughout the property and win a Grinch themed prize.
- Shine Light Show – A dazzling light show in the main atrium
- The Greatest Story – Musical show last approx. 25 mins
- Cirque – Spirit of Christmas – Show lasts approx. 35 mins
- Elf Training Academy – Become one of Santa’s toy makers.
- Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Traditions – Storytime with milk and cookies
- Photos with Santa
- Gingerbread Decorating Corner
- Naughty & Nice Escape Room
- Secret Santa Scavenger Hunt
- The Journey of Los Tres Reyes Magos – Show last approx 20 mins
Snow tubing indoors was most fun! You can ride it as many times as you want. It shocked us but you’re not tubing on snow, it’s actually ice! When we went it wasn’t busy at all and road it multiple times throughout the day. It goes pretty fast too.
Looking to get some Christmas shopping done? There is a great assortment of gifts and Christmas keepsakes at Gaylord Palms Ice. There is also a Build a Bear workshop. My kids are now the proud parents of a Reindeer named Forky and a Miami Dolphins wearing Pikachu, nicknamed Tuakachu (get it?).
What should I wear to Gaylord Palms Ice?
This might be the most important advice I give you. Make sure to dress for the Ice experience. You’re given a parka to wear but also wear extra layers underneath, and hats and gloves, I am not exaggerating. 9 degrees is cold and the warmer you dress the more you can enjoy the experience.
How much are tickets are Gaylord Palms Christmas?
Gaylord Palms Ice tickets can range in cost based on what activities you sign up for, if you’re staying on property or if you come during the week vs the weekend. See rates and purchase tickets here. We came on a Friday and purchased the “silver” ticket which includes The Grinch’s ICE!, snow tubing, and the scavenger hunt and it was around $250 for 4 of us. More activities can be added on for a cost. Tickets must be purchased in advance online.
How long does Ice at Gaylord Palms take?
You can easily spend an entire day at Gaylord Palms Ice. Tickets include ice tubing which you have access to all day. A scavenger hunt throughout the entire Gaylord Property which takes roughly an hour. The Grinch Ice! sculpture attraction about 20-30 minutes. However, you can make a full day of it, there are so many other activities for you and your family!
How cold is Gaylord Palms Ice?
The Gaylord Palms Ice sculpture room is a freezing 9 degrees! A parka is provided but make sure to dress for the experience. The room with the ice tubing is much warmer and you’ll be comfortable in a sweater or light jacket.
Are there food and drinks at Ice?
Food and holiday drinks are available throughout Gaylord Palms Ice experience. Hot chocolate, mistletoe margaritas, gingerbread mule, and even a fun green eggnog. In the convention center you can get food at Aunt Annie’s Pretzels and Cinnabon. Gaylord also has a few amazing restaurants if you’re looking for a sit down meal.
Are there ice sculptures at Gaylord Palms?
ICE! is the main holiday attraction at Gaylord Palms and this year features your favorite scenes from How The Grinch Stole Christmas. The Ice room is filled with ice sculptures hand-carved from more than two million pounds of ice. We even saw an ice sculpture in action carving a block!
Is Santa at Gaylord Palms Ice?
Yes! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at Gaylord Palms Ice for pictures and to meet your kids. You can reserve a time or wait in line. When we were there we only waited 5 minutes, and there’s picture packages to choose from to take home if you’d like.
What time is the light show at Gaylord Palms Orlando?
The Shine Light show happens daily at 9:15 pm this winter. Thousands of dancing lights, synchronized to a high-energy, seasonal soundtrack.
How much does Gaylord Palms Parking cost?
Gaylord Palms parking costs $32 for Christmas 2022 and the ICE!.
Can you see Disney Fireworks from Gaylord Palms?
Yes! There are a few rooms at Gaylord Palms Orlando that you can see Disney Fireworks.
During this recent family trip to Orlando we went to Gaylord Palms ICE, Disney’s Magic Kingdom, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom and my husband and I loved our day at ICE the best. We’d love to hear from you if you’ve been to Gaylord Palms Orlando and how your experience was. Comment below!
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