2007 Gaylord Opryland ICE! (part 1)
(The secrets blog entry related to this gallery is here.)
Entry sign: The sign sets the stage as the first ice visitors see.
Entry igloo: Visitors stand in front of the entry igloo that leads to the rest of the display. Parkas are provided to guard against the single digit temperatures.
First Who: Dr. Seuss’ friendly Whos inhabit Whoville. In this case, the eyes, arms, and “hair” are attached props, but the rest is ice.
ICE! sign: The first of many Grinch sculptures peers over the ICE! logo sign atop the igloo.
Igloo Grinch: Inside the igloo, a large Grinch ignores passing visitors.
Igloo Grinch: Clear ice between his thin legs helps support his weight. Ice also supports his extended left hand. These tricks are used throughout the display.
Whoville gateway: After you pass through the yellow ice arch, there are Whos all over the place!
Who house: Several small, but nicely carved Who houses line a wall before the entrance arch to Whoville.
Who shenanigans: Whos are all over in a large display. Many props are used, both as part of the Whos and items the Whos are holding.
Grinch bust: This larger than life bust of the Grinch was a very popular photo opportunity.
Slide room: The Slide Room has long ice slides for the kids. It also has many scenes of the Grinch stealing presents and food.
Grinch with Max: The Grinch’s faithful dog Max pulls the sled. Note the clear ice supporting his Max’s head.
Slide: Visitors wait for the kids to come down one of the long slides.
Chimney Grinch: The Grinch starts down the chimney to get some toys from the Whos.
Fireplace Grinch: The Grinch emerges from the fireplace in a Who home.
Sleeping Whos: Whos sleep obliviously in their bed while the Grinch steals their Christmas.
Crazy Christmas tree: Crazy Seuss Christmas trees are found all over the display.
Not even the fridge is spared: The Grinch is after more than just the presents. Christmas dinner is on his list too.
Grinch and Max: The Grinch and Max struggle with the overloaded sleigh. This portion is at the top of the slides and the sleigh is not made from ice.
Fireplace closeup: The heartless Grinch takes everything, even the smallest stockings.
Top of the Slideroom: A view from the top of the stairs. On either side, visitors can take a slide ride.
Slide maintenance sign: Apparently, not even ice slides are open all the time...
Slideroom exit: Here’s a good point to end part one of this photo gallery...