LOCATION: Orlando Ice Bar. Orlando, FL.
This post is part of my Orlando Birthday Trip Series. This is the end of the series.
When I placed go to an Ice Bar on my list, I had Orlando pegged as the place I wanted to do it at. Sounds weird to have one in Orlando, but what is even more weird is that the Orlando Ice Bar is the world’s largest permanent ice bar with over 50 tons of carved ice. The bar is set to 27 degrees to keep everything looking great. I was very excited about coming here. But, I was quickly disappointed.
The price to get into the bar was $19.95 and drinks STARTED at $10 (and this was a small drink at best). I bought a package online that was $24.95. This allowed my entrance, a jacket/glove rental, a drink in the Ice Bar, and a drink in the Fire Lounge to warm back up in. I figured a DRINK at the bar was a drink at the bar. However, they don’t tell you that the token only gets you a $10 drink (which there was only one of, and didn’t sound very tasty). I decided to pay the extra money and get the Penguin Pizz.
This was basically a penguin ice sculpture that had a drink luge that allowed the penguin to “pee” the drink out into a cup. It was amusing. The room was pretty with all the ice and lights, but was extremely small to say the least. So small, that it made me wonder how big other bars were if this was the world’s largest. Scary thought.
I had fun running around to all the sculpture to take pictures, and mostly to stay warm. Troy decided to brave the elements sans jacket and only wore a t-shirt, shorts and sandals. Silly boy. After 45 minutes, our time in there was up, unless we wanted to pay the $19.95 entrance fee AGAIN. No thanks.
*Thank you Troy for accompanying me on this adventure.
WOULD I DO IT AGAIN?: It would be fun to go to an Ice Bar again, but I truly believe this was a big tourist trap. The drink was not worth it and the bar was tiny to say the least.
HOW TO DO THIS:
Orlando Ice Bar ticket packages are online: http://www.icebarorlando.com/