It was so cold I thought the outside edges of my ears would freeze off and my fingers couldn’t cooperate with my camera. However this year’s Christmas at Gaylord Palms warmed my heart like no other theme ever had. 2016 welcomes A Charlie Brown Christmas featuring Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang.
The Peanuts Resonate With People
ICE! is numerous rooms that are themed and tell that themes story as you make your way through. In the past we’ve seen Santa Claus is Coming to Town and Shrek the Halls. This year was by far the most heartwarming. We welcomed Charlie Brown and The Peanuts gang into the 9 degree weather. I noticed so many people seemed to be moved by this choice. I think it’s because everyone has a character who resonates with them for one reason or another. In our family it’s our son Jason and Linus. Jason sucked his thumb and carried a blue blanket around for years. Our entire family on both sides has Linus keepsakes that make us think of Jason.
Gaylord Palms Free Christmas Show
Before you visit the ICE! portion of the evening you’ll need to stop in at Cirque Dreams Unwrapped. There are numerous casts this year to entertain so if you visit more than once you’ll be pleasantly surprised. There is a man who juggles a lot better than your typical juggling act, high flying entertainment and you might even be called up on stage. I’d plan on sitting in for two shows while you are at the Gaylord Palms Resort.
Christmas At Gaylord Palms Winter Wonderland
Once you head over to Christmas at Gaylord Palms you’ll be met with a winter wonderland. Like last year they’ve brought back the Alpine Rush Snow Tubing, Photos with Santa and Build a Bear Workshop. But they’ve also added extras like the snow ball shooting gallery which was our favorite part of the added entertainment. And when you are done you can grab a Krispy Kreme donut.
ICE! At Gaylord Palms
Finally it’s time for the main event. ICE! featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas. Be ready to cry, because when you enter the room where Linus explains the meaning of Christmas, you will bawl. The special ice slides are stage front and center! It’s Lights, Camera, Action getting all ready for the big Holiday show! As you make your way through ICE! you’ll find yourself enjoying Snoopy’s antics while feeling sorry for Charlie Brown time and time again.
This was our favorite ICE! At Gaylord Palms we’ve ever attended. We are actually planning to bring both of our mother’s back so they can experience Linus as well. Yes, we call it Linus in our family. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much we did.