On Saturday we got to do something I've been wanting to do since moving to Texas over 5 years ago. We got to go to the ICE! exhibit at the Gaylord Texan. It was like stepping into a winter wonderland. If you weren't feeling the Christmas spirit before you walked through the Gaylord you definitely left with a jingle in your step!
The big Christmas tree...I'm sure it's so pretty at night time!
ICE! exhibit was we were all drawn into a theater where we were shown how they make the ice come to life.
From Gaylord Texan's website about ICE!:
Gaylord Texan's popular ICE! winter holiday attraction returns with an all-new, hilarious theme: ICE! featuring DreamWorks' Merry Madagascar. From November 8, 2012 to January 1, 2013, the DreamWorks animated holiday TV special will be brought to life in an interactive world of colorful ice sculptures and 20-feet tall ice slides carved entirely from TWO MILLION pounds of ice. Relive the story of how Alex the Lion and his friends saved Christmas after Santa and his reindeer crash onto the island of Madagascar. ICE! is hand carved by 40 artisans from Harbin China who will be arriving in early fall. They are very excited to be working with our new Merry Madagascar theme, and so are we!
Here we go to see "Merry Madagascar"!!!
Grana, Ellie, and Pop came too!
Sweet cousins all bundled up.
Ellie and Connor are 22 hours apart & they just love each other :-)
Amazing ice sculptures
My favorite characters are the penguins
There were slides made completely out of ice.
I know the kiddos loved it!
Madagascar characters helping Santa in his sleigh
It's so cold the waterfall froze!
Gaylord Texas also had a variety of sweets and hot chocolate to warm you up!
Grana, Ellie, & Connor with the really really tall toy soldier
Dashing through the snow!!!