New this year at Gaylord Palms ICE! is Charlie Brown and friends! Read on to see our personal experience at this must-see attraction in Orlando, and how you and your family can visit this wonderful event!
Gaylord Palms ICE! Featuring Charlie Brown
Cirque Dreams Unwrapped
Along with these new holiday offerings, guests can delight in the return of Cirque Dreams Unwrapped. Back by popular demand, Broadway director and Cirque Dreams Founder Neil Goldberg brings his famed entertainment brand to Orlando for the second year in a row. In a show created exclusively for Gaylord Palms, this year’s captivating production “unwraps” an exciting new experience with breathtaking artistry from around the world. All ages will enjoy this uniquely inspired 25-minute performance presented with Cirque Dreams renowned theatricality, spectacle and imagination.
If you’re familiar with Cirque Du Soleil then you’re in for a treat with this amazing group of talented artists who put on a special show at Gaylord Palms! Witness aerial performances, a really cool balancing act and so much more!
Alpine Rush Snow Tubing
Gaylord Palms ICE! wouldn’t be complete without indoor snow tubing. Guests will be able to zoom down an eight-lane tubing hill that’s fun for all ages and covered in real snow. Cosmic tubing turns up the fun with flashing LED lights and high-spirited holiday music while Down with the Decades blasts popular music from past decades. NEW this year is the snowball throwing area where kids and parents alike will have a blast throwing snowballs at targets – then see the magic that happens when you blast them! The boys had the BEST time at this new addition to ICE!
Gaylord Palms ICE! featuring Charlie Brown
Guests will join Charlie Brown while the beloved classic story unfolds through interactive ice sculptures and displays. Two million pounds of ice are hand-carved to create iconic scenes with the Peanuts gang including their holiday play rehearsal, Snoopy’s decorated doghouse, an icy slide – all inside a frosty 9-degree environment!
Adults can chill out at On The Blocks – the exclusive bar inside ICE! – and enjoy three select beverage samplings: The Jolly Mint specialty drink featuring Jackson Morgan Southern Cream and Hangar One Vodka; a Goose Island Beer; plus a Merry Margarita featuring Milagro Tequila. Ambient lighting, music and fun photo opportunities set the mood for this unique VIP experience.
I highly recommend gloves or your fingers will surely freeze. Closed toed shoes are must as well! See artists in action working on beautiful ice sculptures, slide down icy slides and just enjoy the amazement of 2 million pounds of ICE!
Gingerbread Decorating Corner
At the Gingerbread Decorating Corner, guests can choose a delectable gingerbread kit and decorate to their hearts’ content before visiting with a life-sized gingerbread man for heartwarming hugs and photo opportunities. Choose from a gingerbread man cookie or snowman sugar cookie kit. Two cookies and all the decorating tools are provided. The boys had an absolute blast making their own treats and meeting the gingerbread man too! He was very friendly and interactive with all the guests.
Breakfast with Charlie Brown & Friends
Rounding out the list of new events this holiday season is Breakfast with Charlie Brown & Friends. This interactive character breakfast includes a delicious morning buffet with Peanuts-themed dishes, such as Charlie Brown’s Build-Your-Own-French-Toast Station with Snoopy’s Maple Syrup, Pig Pen’s Dirty Hash Browns, Lucy’s Flap Jacks and Woodstock’s Granola. Plus, guests will get to hang out with the Peanuts gang including Lucy, Snoopy and Charlie Brown.
We had an absolute blast at the Charlie Brown & Friends character breakfast! There was plenty of delicious food and several encounters with the characters too!
Bring the whole family to this incredibly fun event. I was lucky enough to bring along my 85 year old grandmother to join in on the fun this year. It was her first time visiting Gaylord Palms and the ICE! event. She had an amazing time, and so did the boys and I! I highly recommend checking out Gaylord Palms ICE!
Other Gaylord Palms ICE activities include:
- Build-A-Bear Workshop® where guests can make their very own furry friend
- The Elf on the Shelf® Scavenger Hunt
- and much more!
Gaylord Palms ICE! is open daily from November 18, 2016 – January 1, 2017, including holidays. For additional information or to book packages or tickets, visit their website here.