Extra Cool Hour is an exclusive benefit for overnight guests at Gaylord National Resort and is a complimentary perk included with your room reservation. Extra Cool Hour provides early entry into attractions in the Christmas Village, which include ICE!, Snow Flow Mountain, Gingerbread Decorating Corner, Snowball Build & Blast, and more one hour before they are open to day guests. Attraction tickets are still required and must be purchased separately and in advance. The Extra Cool Hour benefit is not for sale.
All guests are provided a blue parka to keep them warm in our nine-degree ICE! tent. Coats are available in all sizes, including children and infants. Hats and gloves are recommended. Guests may also choose to wear their own coats, but a Blue Parka is required in order to go down the slides in ICE!
The Chill Pass is an exclusive benefit for overnight guests of Gaylord National Resort and is a complimentary perk included with your room reservation. For overnight guests, Chill Pass offers front-of-line access and shorter wait times for ICE!. ICE! tickets are still required and must be purchased separately and in advance. The Chill Pass benefit is not for sale.
Yes! Winter Square is located outdoors and features Ice Skating and Ice Bumper Cars! The grounds outside will also be beautifully lit up with thousands of twinkling Christmas lights. We recommend dressing for the weather according to the local weather forecast.
To purchase tickets, please refer to our online box office by clicking the “Buy Tickets” button in the top right corner of your screen. Guests must purchase their tickets online, there is no box office at the resort.
Once purchased, your e-ticket will be emailed to you. You can simply show your ticket on the phone or printed out to the attendant to be scanned prior to entering the attraction.
Overnight guests who provide their room reservation number during the ticket booking process are subject to a 72-hour cancellation policy for a full ticket refund; ticket reservations canceled within 72-hours are non-refundable.
No. Our holiday attractions are open for visitors as well as overnight guests. Many of our guests decide to stay overnight in order to enjoy all the holiday events and attractions available at our resorts.
All overnight guests who purchased a package will receive an email from the hotel with instructions on how to reserve your ticket timeslot and receive your e-ticket. There are no physical, printed tickets; simply show your e-ticket to the attendant who will scan it for entry.
Guests are allowed take photos with phones or personal cameras. Visitors also have the option of putting their phones away and enjoying professional onsite photo services for an additional fee.
Please note, that you may experience a "fogging" of the lens when exiting from ICE! into warmer temperatures. This, however, usually goes away once the camera warms up. Please check the manufacturer information regarding the cold tolerance of your camera equipment. Gaylord National Resort is not responsible for damage to any camera equipment caused by the extreme cold temperature
Other than your holiday cheer, you don’t need anything to enjoy our attractions other than your e-ticket. All our indoor holiday attractions are kept at normal room temperature. For outdoor attractions and the ICE! tent, we recommend you dress warmly.
ICE! is a one-time-entry attraction. Because we want you to have the best experience possible, though, you may step outside of the exhibit to quickly warm up and then re-enter. You may not leave the attraction for an extended time – such as to get something to eat or enjoy another activity – and then re-enter.
Yes! The attraction was designed kids ages 1-100. It is something the whole family can experience together.
Additionally, our Winter Square, garden Atrium and Christmas Village offer a variety of different attractions that guests of different ages may like. There is truly something for everyone at Christmas at Gaylord National.
Yes! Big kids can join the fun! The ice slides are made for guests of all ages. Guests must be able to walk up the stairs on their own, to take a ride down the slides. Please keep in mind that you must wear one of the provided blue parkas to ride down the slides.
Time in the ICE! tent can vary for each group but visits inside the experience usually take about 30 minutes. Once you leave the attraction, be sure to continue your holiday experience through the extensive program of holiday activities available at the resort including the Christmas Village and Winter Square.
Please plan to arrive ten minutes before your time slot. Our resorts are very large so please consider any time necessary to walk from the parking lot to the Christmas attraction. If you arrive more than five minutes after your appointed time slot, you will not be allowed to enter.
It is very important that ticket holders are not late for their selected time slot. Capacity limits for each time slot are strictly adhered to ensure social distancing. Guests who are more than five minutes late to their appointed time cannot be guaranteed entry. Please visit Guest Services at the hotel to exchange your ticket for the next available timeslot, subject to availability.
During select peak dates this holiday season, dining reservations to all table-service restaurants will be exclusive to overnight resort guests. Dining reservations for overnight guests can be booked through a special link in pre-arrival communications. Advance reservations are highly recommended and available on a first-come, first-served basis.