THE ICE KINGDOM
THE STORY OF THE NUTCRACKER
Step inside our frozen igloo and immerse yourself in an enchanting world of ice and enjoy the dazzling story of The Nutcracker - handmade entirely out of ice. Our 13,000 square foot winter wonderland features over 2 million pounds of ice as each exhibit is meticulously created by an international team of expert ice sculptors and enhanced with stunning lights and colors for a visually captivating experience unlike any other.
This holiday season, The Ice Kingdom allows you to be a part of The Nutcracker story, following little Clara and her Nutcracker through her adventures on one cold Christmas Eve Night as they battle the Mouse King and his army. But don’t forget to grab a parka and gloves – temperatures drop to a numbing 9-degrees in our igloo.
Please arrive at the exhibit entrance 10 minutes prior to scheduled tour or show time. Scheduled Exhibit Queue Time does not guarantee immediate access, a wait may be required.
Our story begins on....
Welcome to the story of The Nutcracker. Uncle Drosselmeyer has given little Clara a Nutcracker as 6-foot Toy Soldiers made entirely from ice align the display...but be careful as the evil Mouse King lurks behind the 14-foot, hand-carved Christmas tree!
A Magical Night
When Clara and her family go to sleep, something happens around the Christmas tree as the 6-foot tall Nutcracker ice sculpture springs to life! A great photo opportunity for the family as the magic of the holiday season fills the room with a giant Christmas tree, presents and delicious sweets all carved from ice.
The Clock Strikes Midnight!
As Clara returns to check on her beloved Nutcracker, the clock strikes midnight and all of her toys are life size! A dream come true for a child of any age.
The Mouse King Attacks
As Clara returns to see her Nutcracker, the room begins to fill with an army of mice as the Mouse King attacks! But a 25-foot Nutcracker, hand carved from ice, rises to battle the unwelcome guests. A great opportunity to pause once again for a wonderful photo with the family.
Clara and our guests look on as the battle between the Nutcracker and Mouse King ensues. The magical Queen Mary appears in our story - with three amazing ice slides for the kids to enjoy! Be careful - as a shot across the bow of The Queen Mary is fired.
Could the Mouse King be victorious? Look on as Clara saves her Nutcracker, defeating the Mouse King with her slipper! They say the pen is mightier then the sword...but the slipper? The victorious Nutcracker is transformed into a magical prince.
Enter the Kingdom
Guests can walk through the 17-foot, icy entrance arch - lined with the victorious soldiers and the vanquished mice and enter the....
The Land of the Sweets
Every child dreams of such a wondrous place...visit the 6-foot Sugar Plum Ferry Queen
and her castle made of ice cream and treats! Who wouldn't want to live there?
Was it all a dream?
Clara awakes in her bed with her Nutcracker resting beside her. Was it all a dream? Maybe for Clara...but not for guests of The Ice Kingdom.