Things got a bit chilly last weekend at the Queen Mary. We finally made it to CHILL, which is dubbed "Southern California's frozen holiday adventure". But I think it's really just Southern California's answer to sunny 70 and 80 degree weather at Christmas!!
Well - it was definitely chilly, once we got in. We waited in line around 90 minutes for a 20-minute walk through the frozen wonderland. Given that when they sell tickets, you are required to pick a time and purchase a ticket for that time, it seems that this system could have worked a lot better.
And while we were waiting to get into this "chilly" ice land - we were all either holding or wearing our winter gear and burning up hot. For a long time!
I am sounding negative here - but I want to be clear that this was an amazing creation. So much work went into these ice sculptures. It was an incredibly elaborate telling of the nutcracker story. Notice my soldier in the middle here?
My disappointment was that much of the things that are advertised for kids were not in the icey part. It seemed in the commercials that people were playing and having fun in an icey play land. Not so much. Inside the ice wonderland you cannot touch anything - not that you would want to - it's just admiring the display. The tiny kids I saw weren't enjoying that so much. My "kid" did try to get himself into a bit of trouble - and YES, there are signs that say to not lick the ice!
I do think Val was having a good time!
There was an ice slide inside the ice area - which was very cute and the kids were loving that. And ice tubing was inside the igloo but apart from the rest. All else - the snow globe jumper and such - were all outside. Not trying to say it isn't still a very cute and different thing to go do. But now - I've been there, done that!
I'll leave you with more photos of the georgous ice displays! (they were incredible).