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Monday, December 26, 2011

Shrek The Halls - Gaylord Texan ICE Exhibit 2011

Every year since Chad and I have been together, we've tried our hardest to head out to the Gaylord Texan to see it's annual ICE Exhibit.  Last year, Charlie Brown came to town... (you can see that particular post about his visit HERE) and in years past.. HERE.  This year, Shrek the Halls was the Dreamworks Theme that had us donning our very stylish and uber sexy parkas once again.  NOT cute.. NOT cute... AT. ALL.  Oh well, this is when feeling and looking like a whale is actually kinda worth it.. and NEEDED...considering it was like -20 degrees or something ridiculous like that. 

Taken from the Gaylord Texan website:  Gaylord Texan’s popular ICE! winter holiday attraction returns with an all-new, hilarious theme: ICE! featuring DreamWorks’ Shrek the Halls™. From Nov. 11 to Jan. 1, the DreamWorks animated holiday TV special will be brought to life in an interactive world of colorful ice sculptures carved entirely from TWO-MILLION pounds of ice. Relive the heartwarming story as you stroll through this amazing attraction featuring your favorite characters: Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Gingy and Puss in Boots as they celebrate Christmas in their own special way. When Shrek tries to plan the “perfect Christmas” for Fiona and the kids, his plans are disrupted by chaos and commotion. But, in the end, Shrek learns the true meaning of the holiday and realizes it’s OK when Christmas never goes quite as planned.

ICE! was created by dozens of artisans who migrate to the Dallas / Ft. Worth area each year from Harbin, China to craft this elaborate attraction out of nearly 2 million pounds of ice. It takes them nearly an entire month of 12-hour shifts to transform the refrigerated tent where the exhibit is held into a remarkable icy wonderland. Learn more about how ICE! is made...

Without further ado... 2 MILLION POUNDS of ICE... In Pictures.  :) 

Watching the short introductory film on how the exhibit is made..

A Dreamworks production..

Parka issues.. :)

Not sure what is funnier in this picture... the look on Chad, his mom or my brother's face

hahahaha.. acting like..."whoa"... and then he was like..."whoa.."...then they were like. "whoa"

Are we there yet??!?!

Here we GO!! 

Keeping his ears warm with this silly, silly hat.. lol..

An outhouse made of ICE!!  lol...

I love how they BOTH felt the need to lift their legs up in the air.. lol..


Time for the ICE slide!  :)


Omar's turn!

Now Addies turn... except..

Nearly half way thru... she got stuck and had to scoot her way

Three Blind Mice

HUGE dragon made entirely of ICE.. crazy!

She did so well.. by this time last year.. she was in tears.. :)

Chad and his mom, trying to stay warm..