ICE! Artisans Arrive to Carve This Year’s Attraction at @GaylordPalms + Ticket Discount .. #CAGP19

This winter, guests at Gaylord Palms will feel the magic of Christmas come alive around them as the classic Christmas film, "The Polar Express," is featured inside ICE!, the resort's signature holiday experience. 

One sure sign of the holidays coming to Central Florida is the arrival of the ice sculpting artisans and huge blocks of ice at Gaylord Palms Resort, and that’s just what happened last week.

The ICE! attraction is crafted each year onsite at Gaylord Palms by these artisans from Harbin, China, home of the world’s largest ice and snow sculpture festival, who travel more than 6,000 miles to Florida to create their frozen masterpieces.

They were greeted on their arrival with a standing ovation from the Gaylord Palms team, guests, and media on hand.

This year, as guests explore the 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.

ICE! 2018 at Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando - Nativity in Ice

ICE! and Christmas at Gaylord Palms opens on November 25, and runs daily until January 5, 2020. It’s one of CitySurfing Orlando’s “Must Do Central Florida Holiday Events.”

And with the arrival of the ICE! artisans, Gaylord Palms has released a limited discount code on tickets to experience the attraction.

Until November 1, 2019, guests can save 25% on ICE! tickets with offer code ARTISAN19 when purchasing online only at

Max 6 tickets per patron. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount, or on previously purchased tickets. Not applicable toward group rate tickets.

About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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