ICE! at Gaylord Palms 2016

rhino4evr

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What day and time did you go?
apparently at the worst time possible. I don't live in the area, so going during the week isn't really something I'd waste PTO on.
We went on a weekend, before Xmas.
I think we waited over 3 hours...to get in. This was with pre-sale tickets. By the time we got in and out, the line was even longer....

waiting 3 hours to basically freeze your a$$ off, was not my idea of fun.
 

WAJAS98

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apparently at the worst time possible. I don't live in the area, so going during the week isn't really something I'd waste PTO on.
We went on a weekend, before Xmas.
I think we waited over 3 hours...to get in. This was with pre-sale tickets. By the time we got in and out, the line was even longer....

waiting 3 hours to basically freeze your a$$ off, was not my idea of fun.
Do it during early December or late Novemeber to find no line.
 
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rhino4evr

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yeah, I'm sure it was really just bad timing, but even then, I wasn't that impressed. I mean the sculptures are awesome, but the event and the resort is expensive.
 

UNIrd

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Never done this before.. Looks like it's $30.. and $20 for parking.. so $50 to look at what.. ice sculptures? Is there anything else for an adult to do to make it worth it?
 

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Never done this before.. Looks like it's $30.. and $20 for parking.. so $50 to look at what.. ice sculptures? Is there anything else for an adult to do to make it worth it?
They have a Cirque show in the lobby I believe and some other stuff in the ICE! attraction entrance area.
 

rhino4evr

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It's true they have an "ice lounge", but you actually have to pay even more money just to access it. It's not a separate ticket item either, so you basically have to pay for the "whole shebang" if you want to have a cocktail while you freeze your ass off.

Like I said, wasn't worth it to me. I could see if you were staying at the hotel for a work conference or just staying there in general it would be a neat thing to do when it's not a mad house, but I'd avoid the area like the plague on December weekends.
 
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SeventyOne

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Never done this before.. Looks like it's $30.. and $20 for parking.. so $50 to look at what.. ice sculptures? Is there anything else for an adult to do to make it worth it?
The lobby is interesting--live alligator pool, among other things. But as I said in the holiday thread, ridiculously overpriced for what's basically a 20 minute experience.
 

rhino4evr

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yeah, to be honest we enjoyed the lobby area more if not just as much as the ice sculptures. I've stayed at that hotel a couple times, and while it's nice for a "convention" resort. It's also still a "convention" resort, where you find all kinds of adults behaving badly after hours. It's a rather noisy hotel at night.