Earlier this afternoon, Gaylord Palms Resort welcomed a team of artisans from China as they returned to Kissimmee to begin the month-long carving for ICE! featuring The Polar Express. Gaylord Palms team members gathered in the lobby to greet the artisans like celebrities with a standing ovation.
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. They hand-carve more than two million pounds of colorful ice, creating larger-than-life sculptures.
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! and Christmas at Gaylord Palms opens on November 25, and runs daily until January 5. Be sure and follow and subscribe to Spokesmayne on all social media so that you don’t miss out on any updates and upcoming openings and happenings.