It may be summer now but that’s no reason you can’t start planning your winter vacation.  Gaylord Palms has already announced details regarding their spectacular ICE! event.  This year the Gaylord Palms is bringing the North Pole to Orlando and Frosty the Snowman will join them in the festivities. 

Frosty the Snowman and his friends will be featured in a colorfully frozen retelling of the original Christmas classic.  More than 2 million pounds of hand-carved sculptures and icy recreations make this 9 degree event a true winter wonderland.   There’s even four ice slides designed to let you truly experience the fun of an ICE! 

New for 2013 is Artisans in Action.  The live lice-carving zone allows you to get up close to watch masterful ice carver from Harbin, China up close as he creates amazing sculptures before your eyes.  He is part of the tem of 40 ice sculpturists who travel from Harbin to create the ICE! event.  More than 6,000 blocks of ice are used and it takes over a month to complete the exhibit.

DreamWorks characters are also returning for some child-friendly events.  Join Gingy from Shrek for Gingy’s Gingerbread Experience where you can decorate a gingerbread house and get your picture taken with Gingy.  Want to start your day off right?  The Shrekfest Interactive Character Meal is just the ticket.  Become an honorary Ogre and join Shrek and friends for a fairytale feast fit for a king with tableside hugs and photos. Special DreamWorks character meet and greets are also planned.  Characters from Madagascar, Shrek and Kung Fu Panda make appearances.  On top of that, a DreamWorks Themed Scavenger Hunt is planned for families too.
Gaylord Palms Orlando gets into the holiday spirit dazzling holiday displays, more than two million twinkling lights, a 54-foot tall Christmas tree, carolers and plenty of cheer.  Plan your winter escape now to experience the wonder of ICE! at Gaylord Palms.