ICE! 2012 Merry Madagascar

ICE! Merry Madagascar

Last week we headed out to the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, TX for our annual Terrell family visit to ICE!  For those of you who don’t know what that is.. It’s an exhibit made completely from close to 2 million pounds of ice {TWO MILLION?!}. There are 40 artists from China head over here in the early fall to build this incredible spectacle.

This year’s theme was Merry Madagascar. And I don’t know about your little ones, but Lennox LOVES Madagascar so I was excited for her to see all her animal friends!

ICE! 2012 Merry Madagascar

We usually go during the week, when it’s not busy at all, as we get free tickets since Kyle’s mom works there, but this year we went Thanksgiving week. Bad idea! It was so busy. Honestly, when it’s that busy, its not as enjoyable, but we still had a good time. We bundled up {they give you heavy coats} and then we were ready to enter the arctic zone! Lennox was ready to go and told me to say cheese so she could take my picture … with her hands!

We were greeted from music and lines from the movie, as well as all the fun characters. Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melvin!

ICE Merry Madagascar

I don’t think Lennox really knew how to handle all of it. You could tell she was looking forward to it but when she got in there, she was a little overwhelmed by the cold {20 degrees} and all the people. I think if it hadn’t been so busy, should would of run around a little more.

Santa has a bump on his head from his crash landing!

ICE Madagascar Santa

The colors are always so vibrant and fun. Apparently is i just done with food coloring/dye. I always wonder what they do when the exhibit is over. I’ve heard they dump it in the lake… I wonder if that’s true? What a sight that would be!

ICE! Merry Madagascar

Gloria Merry Madagascar ICE sculpture

Alex Marty Merry Madagascar

As always, they have the traditional christmas scenes made out of clear ice. They always end their exhibit with this. It’s a nice ending!

ICE Gaylord Texan 2012

Here is a look at some past year themes as well:

Last year the theme was Shrek The Halls!

And the year before that it was Charlie Brown:

I wonder what the theme will be next year. I think it would be really fun to do a Frosty the Snowman or Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer theme.. or what about Disney?

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3 thoughts on “ICE! Merry Madagascar

  1. Crystal

    Thanks for sharing these awesome pictures. We want to take Mason…even more so now! The colors are amazing. I love the traditional exhibits too!

  2. Diana

    I love ICE! Your pictures came out great! Speaking of ideas for next year – you are right on the ball! Rudolph or Frosty and I’ll be the first in line! haha


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