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Orlando is not known for ice, or even snow, but this time of year you can find it for 20 bucks a pop. And it’s worth every penny.
The Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. (near Disney actually) hosts a frozen exhibit each year that allows families (and big kids too) to experience winter in the Sunshine State. ICE! is an attraction that visitors walk though, viewing exhibits made entirely of ice blocks. You’ll see a huge train, larger-than-life ice cream cones, an igloo and an entire life-size Nativity made of carved ice.
My husband and I took our two-year-old and met our friends (who also have a two-year-old). The kids loved being all bundled up and walking through all the colored areas. My son kept wanting to go back to the see the “choo-choo.” At the end of the exhibit, there are three slides — two for adults and one for kiddies under 40 inches tall.
If you are planning on going, buy your tickets online to save a couple of bucks.