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Indulge in a Christmassy DreamWorks Package at Gaylord Palms Resort – With Unlimited Admission to ICE!

Hi everyone!

Gaylord Palms just sent us a new press release detailing the Christmas packages available for ICE! this holiday season. ICE! has been a tradition for us for years – and we really loved staying in 2012 on the Christmassy DreamWorks package. With 2 million lights to enjoy, and unlimited entry into ICE!, it was a very special time. We would go down to the attraction before closing and enjoy the music and slides with less guests around (bring gloves and a hat, it’s chilly fun!) There are always wonderful shows to watch – I think we viewed Luminescence 3 times, that is my favorite! And new for this year, are Artisans in Action. We can’t wait to see an Artisan from Harbin, China carving ice sculptures before our eyes!

This year, the theme for ICE! is the classic tale of Frosty the Snowman! Read more for details on the packages at Gaylord Palms, and we added two of our videos from last year so you can see what to expect. I also have a 2012 article here.

KISSIMMEE, Fla.—(October 1, 2013) Opening that one special present on Christmas Eve is an experience many children look forward to. The contents of that gift can be large or small, but the remarkable feeling that accompanies the package-opening experience is incomparable. It’s warm and toasty. It’s thrilling. It’s a demonstration of appreciation. This distinctive tradition is celebrated by many families during Christmas. Why not immerse loved ones in a new tradition by exploring the effervescent wonder wrapped inside a package at Christmas at Gaylord Palms Resort?

You don’t want to miss the spectacular live entertainment and famous 54-foot-tall majestic Christmas tree coming to life in a magnificent tree-lighting ceremony. Dripping with poinsettias, more than 2 million twinkling lights and lavish holiday displays, the resort is sure to warm up your stay. Add a splash of Luminescence, the spirited show that crowds have grown to love, and visit with some DreamWorks Animation characters to spice up the tradition.

Speaking of tradition, join Frosty the Snowman™ and his friends at this year’s ICE! featuring Frosty the Snowman in a colorfully frozen retelling of the original holiday classic. More than 2 million pounds of hand-carved vibrant ice sculptures bring your favorite scenes to life in a 9-degree ice palace. Slide down the four, two-story ice slides in the slide room and then visit the Frostbite Factory – a live ice-carving zone featuring Artisans in Action – where you can get up close to watch a masterful ice carver from Harbin, China, create amazing sculptures before your eyes! And what’s Christmas without Santa? Warm up with some hot cocoa and have your photo taken with Jolly Old St. Nick.

Delectable dining opportunities and countless other activities are available for you to enjoy within the resort, but the best way to benefit from all that Gaylord Palms has to offer is to unwrap the splendor of these great packages:

The Christmassy DreamWorks Experience (starting at $223 per night)

  • One night room accommodations
  • Tickets to ICE! including unlimited/priority access during your stay
  • DreamWorks Character Meet & Greets with priority access
  • ShrekFeast Character Breakfast at Villa de Flora: Kids will love becoming an honorary Ogre and joining Shrek and friends for a fairytale feast fit for a king.
  • DreamWorks All-Star Adventure Scavenger Hunt
  • DreamWorks Welcome Amenity
  • Souvenir Family Photo

Christmas at Gaylord Palms (starting at $183 per night)

  • One night room accommodations
  • Tickets to ICE! including unlimited access during your stay
  • Access to DreamWorks Character Meet & Greets
  • Souvenir Family Photo

ICE! is open daily from Nov. 23, 2013 to Jan. 5, 2014, including holidays. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.ChristmasAtGaylordPalms.com.

Gaylord Palms Resort is located five minutes from the gates of Walt Disney World at 6000 W. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, FL 34746.

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Here is our video from last year of ICE!

And we talked about our visit to Gaylord Palms on the Christmassy DreamWorks Package on Mousesteps Weekly #28 from last year: