Think snow and ice, and “Dream Works” characters being very nice!
For the first time ever, at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, your family can have a Disney-World-like interactive experience courtesy of “DreamWorks.”
Each holiday season, the Gaylord Texan decks out the halls with a spectacular winter wonderland featuring 1.5 million holiday lights, a 52-foot Christmas tree, a life-sized gingerbread house, a huge model railroad, gingerbread decorating, live entertainment, Santa Claus himself and the wonderful “ICE” exhibit.
However, this year the Gaylord is kicking it up some notches with the addition of a DreamWorks interactive character theme. How about spending time and eating dinner with the characters from the films Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar? There will also be a “DreamWorks Puss In Boots Scavenger Hunt” where the entire family can search for clues in the indoor gardens to solve the puzzle, then enter the answer online for a chance to win a prize. You can even receive a wake-up call in the morning from one of the DreamWorks characters.
This year’s “ICE” exhibit features “Shrek the Halls” complete with all the favorite characters from the animated Christmas holiday television special.
If you have not been to see “ICE” before, this is a great time to do so. “ICE” is an exhibit featuring 2 million pounds of ice delicately carved by Chinese artisans into huge life-sized scenes spread out over 14,000-square-feet, and includes ice slides standing more than 2 stories tall to ride on. The temperature inside the “ICE” exhibit stays at a frosty 9F degrees, but don’t worry about getting cold because the Gaylord provides warm parkas to wear inside the exhibit.
While it may seem a little early for holiday planning, the Gaylord Texan is offering their holiday packages for a special reduced price of up to 38% savings if you book now.
The Gaylord Christmas activities all start with the tree lighting ceremony on November 11th and run through January 1st.
The “Christmassy DreamWorks Experience Package” on sale now, starts at $199 per adult based on double occupancy, and $69 for children.
The package includes:
- 2 nights accommodations at the Gaylord Texan Resort
- Priority access to “ICE!”
- Interactive Character Meal
- Character Meet & Greets
- Puss In Boots Scavenger Hunt
- Character Wake-Up Calls
- Welcome Amenity Package at Check-In
- Family Photo
There are additional add-ons that can make your Gaylord Texan DreamWorks Christmas even more memorable. The 3D Movie and Dinner package includes the new Dream Works 3D movie “Puss In Boots,” dinner, and a stage performance featuring the DreamWorks characters.
Not only can you see “ICE,” you can also experience “SNOW” with the Kung Fu Panda Plunge. Grab a tube and speed down an extreme, eight lane, snow covered hill.
SNOW! Only Ticket-$15.95 for 10 Runs
SNOW! & ICE! Combo Ticket-Adults $34.95/Children $24.95
If you choose the Christmassy DreamWorksPackage, “ICE” is included and you have unlimited runs on the hill with the purchase of SNOW! tickets.
You can also just book a room, or choose from several other packages options, then add on any of the extra attractions. For example; the Christmas Package starts at $254 and includes one night accommodation and breakfast for a family of 2 adults and 2 children, ages 12 and under.
The Gaylord Texan Resort has something exciting happening all year round and offers some really great priced packages. The Gaylord Resort recently opened Paradise Springs, a western-themed 10-acre resort pool & lazy river complex complete with zip-lines, water slides, a game pavilion and an outdoor bar and grill. There is also an indoor pool, a spa, several restaurants, shops, theme parties, tours, events, and much more. Be sure to check their Web-site, and sign up for email promotions.
Taking a stay-cation/vacation couldn’t be easier than going 20 minutes away from Dallas and be transported to a true wonderland resort like the Gaylord Texan.