KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Are you having a hard time getting into the holiday spirit with the weather being so warm? We've got the perfect answer for you if you are needing a little snow and ice to get you into the holiday spirit. Gather up your snow boots, your parka and gloves and drive over to Kissimmee and visit Christmas at Gaylord Palms.
The 4.5 acre resort has been transformed into a holiday wonderland with their ICE! "Shrek the Halls" and SNOW! DreamWorks Animation experience. In addition to snow and ice, there are thousands of twinkling lights, dazzling entertainment, exquisite decorations and of course Santa is there to meet the little ones.
ICE is a 16,000 square foot playground with hand carved ice sculptures, five 30-foot slides made of ice and an all new tribute to the Dreamworks Animated TV classic, Shrek the Halls. Visitors can meet Shrek and Fiona as well as the star of Dreamworks' newest film - Puss in Boots! Be sure to dress appropriately - the ICE experience is kept at a chilly 9 degrees Fahrenheit!
Yes, it does snow in Orlando - at least at Gaylord Palms and the Furious Five in Kung Fu Panda Awesome SNOW experience. You can explore the village courtyard inside the Valley of Peace by crawling through underground snow tunnels or slide down rolling hills on their new 64-foot pagoda slide.
You can build snowmen and forts or throw snowballs with the more than 130-tons of snow is made daily. The temps are kept at a chilly 55 degrees so your snowmen won't melt.
Prices for the ICE experience run $13.99-$29.99 and prices for Snow range from $11.99 to $22.99 with discounted combo tickets available.
Gaylord Palms has a special Christmassy Dreamworks Experience package with one night rates starting at $132 per person. Click here for more information.
Christmas at Gaylord Palms runs through January 2, 2012. For more information visit their website at www.christmasatgaylordpalms.com or call 407-586-2000.
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