The Polar Express Returns To Orlando As Iconic Theme For ICE! At The Gaylord Palms Resort!
This winter, guests at Gaylord Palms will feel the magic of Christmas come alive around them as favorite holiday film “The Polar Express” is featured inside ICE!, the resort’s signature holiday experience. During the season, the Orlando-area resort welcomes guests to make memories amongst festive décor and an endearing mix of Christmassy activities and shows, becoming “Everything Christmas in One Extraordinary Place” for Christmas at Gaylord Palms, presented by Pepsi.
ALL ABOARD FOR ICE!
A Christmas classic, Warner Bros.’ “The Polar Express” arrives at Gaylord Palms as an all-new theme for ICE!, presented by DEI. As guests enter the attraction, they will embark on a magical adventure to the North Pole, while learning about friendship, bravery and the true spirit of Christmas. A truly heartwarming tale, “The Polar Express” will come alive for guests in a world made from more than two million pounds of ice, hand-carved into sculptures and interactive features to recreate iconic scenes from the film.
“We can’t wait to debut ‘The Polar Express’ as this larger-than-life attraction,” said Johann Krieger, General Manager for Gaylord Palms Resort. “Christmas is a truly magical time here at Gaylord Palms, and this film embodies the magic and wonder of the season. We know guests of all ages will love experiencing ICE! this year to feel that holiday joy.”
The ICE! attraction is crafted by artisans from Harbin, China, home of the world’s largest ice and snow sculpture festival, who travel more than 6,000 miles to hand-carve more than two million pounds of colorful ice, creating larger-than-life sculptures. This year, as guests explore the nine-degree attraction, they will discover more than ten favorite scenes from “The Polar Express,” along with the event’s two-story ice slides and the popular Frostbite Factory live ice carving showcase. The ICE! experience concludes with a separate area dedicated to a traditional Nativity created with crystal clear ice.
New experiences will join family favorites for Christmas at the Gaylord Palms featuring The Polar Express
Families can experience a day in the life of one of Santa’s toymakers inside the new Elf Training Academy at Alpine Village. Guests can become honorary gift maker elves as they create the perfect Christmas present for someone special, all under the guidance of the elf supervisor.
Added to this new experience, family favorites such as Cirque Dreams, Snow Tubing, Snow Throw, Jack Frost and his Naughty and Nice Escape Room and other activities will keep you going for a full day of adventure and fun for the entire family!
The best way to experience all of Christmas at Gaylord Palms is with an overnight stay. One-night packages start at $224 plus tax, resort fee and parking. Packages include ICE! tickets for two (with the option to add additional adults or children) plus a souvenir family photo. Overnight guests may also schedule a visit to ICE! during the daily hotel guest-exclusive Extra Cool Hour from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Make the holidays merrier and extend the package to stay for multiple nights! For additional information and to book packages or tickets, visit ChristmasAtGaylordPalms.com.
Gaylord Palms Resort offers Christmastime field trips for schools, youth organizations, and religious groups, customizable with educational or performance opportunities. Special ICE! ticket rates also are available to groups of ten adults or more. To learn more about group experiences, visit GaylordHotelsNews.com/GaylordPalmsFieldTrips.
For companies wishing to offer their staff an unforgettable holiday outing, Gaylord Palms offers the ideal “Everything Christmas” setting for onsite catered events with 10 to 3,000 guests, with or without an ICE! experience. To learn more about planning a holiday event, contact GPLocalSocial@marriott.com.
Christmas at Gaylord Palms is open daily from November 25, 2019, through January 5, 2020, including holidays.