2007 Gaylord Opryland ICE! (part 2)
(short secrets blog entry about this gallery)
Ice tunnel: An icicle tunnel leads visitors from the Slide Room to the next.
Change of Heart: The Grinch has found the Spirit of Christmas and stands above the Whos with Max.
Who Circle: Above the circle is a rotating light shaped like a starburst.
Who Circle: Whos stand holding hands in a circle.
Who Circle: The Grinch and Max stand above the Whos looking on.
Who Circle: Despite their thin legs, the Whos stand, supported by columns of clear ice.
Max: Even Max is dressed for Christmas after the Grinch’s transformation.
Who Circle: The whole scene is impressive as the light slowly rotates above the Whos.
Cindy Lou Who: A happy Cindy Lou Who stands with a candy cane after the Grinch’s transformation.
The Feast: Whos sit awaiting the Christmas feast.
Lots of Props: The scene in the Feast room makes use of lots of elaborate Seuss-style props.
Feast table: There’s lots to see with lots of Whos sitting at the long table.
Hungry Who: Knives and forks are raised, waiting for the first course.
Long table: A look down the length of the table.
The Grinch: The Grinch holds a crazy Seuss knife and fork in anticipation. This is the last Grinch sculpture at the display.
The Grinch: The Grinch happily sits ready to feast with a Who.
“The End”: A Wreath signals the end of the Grinch’s story, but there’s more to come.
Large Angel: After the Grinch scenes, there’s the usual impressive Nativity scene. The large angel stands across from the manger scene.
Livestock: Cattle, sheep, and goats help complete the manger scene.
Shepherd: There are a couple of sculptures off to the side of the main scene. One of them is this shepherd and sheep.
Wiseman: A Wiseman approaches with gifts for the infant king.
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph: The holy family sits centerstage amidst a changing cycle of lighting and an audio track.
Done for the night: Some of the team from Harbin cover the sculptures with plastic to preserve them overnight.
Merry Christmas sign: Rather than “Happy Holidays,” the Gaylord events unabashedly celebrate Christmas.