Monday, December 2, 2013

The Queen Mary's CHILL!

Two weeks ago, Donny and I went to an Anaheim Ducks Watch Party at the Queen Mary in Long Beach. We felt like we were killing two birds with one stone because we love Ducks games, and I'd always wanted to go to the Queen Mary.
We had a really good time (even though the Ducks lost) and we won free tickets (thanks to my husband's knack for random hockey facts) for the Queen Mary CHILL "a frozen holiday adventure!" I was actually SUPER excited because I'd seen ads for it on TV and thought it looked really cool, but also a little pricey.

The tickets we won were actually for their media preview day last Thursday. So being the totally un-akward and smooth people we are... we just strolled up, flashed our media tickets and strutted on in stumbled over our explanation about how we got them and were super nervous they would kick us out and laugh at us for even thinking we could get in.

Bottom line though - we had a BLAST!
So basically, CHILL's main event is the Ice Kingdom which features more than 2 million pounds of ice, hand carved into the the story of the Nutcracker.
You first enter a Christmas village and there's all these little Christmas scenes and decorations, an ice skating rink, food vendors, and basically just gobs and gobs of Christmas cheer.
The Ice Kingdom is inside the dome, inside a giant tent.  They keep it to 9 degrees and give everyone a giant parka when you enter.
 We definitely weren't prepared for how cold 9 degrees actually is, so we only lasted about 10 minutes for our first go-around.
yes, that's all ICE!
One of the huge highlights of our evening was meeting Danielle Fishel - yes that's right...TOPANGA from Boy Meets World! We both love the show (our DVD player is basically always loaded with a disc from one of the seasons) and we were all giddy and startruck when we saw her.
Yes, that may be Danielle going down the slide... and yes, I am that creepy.
Because the evening was designed for media to try everything out, we took full advantage of the tubing and ice skating as well.

There are a lot of food and drink options as well, and I'd recommend pretty much everything we tasted.
mmmm greesy pizza and corn dogs...
Thanks Anaheim Ducks for the tickets - we had a blast!
CHILL is The Queen Mary's annual frozen holiday event highlighted by The Ice Kingdom, featuring more than two million pounds of ice hand carved into the spectacular story of the Nutcracker. There's a six-lane ice tubing run, ice skating, the world's largest rocking horse, world's largest snowman bouncy, food, beverages and cocktails plus daily entertainment, retail outlets and much more. - See more at: http://www.queenmary.com/chill/FAQs.php#sthash.SYBvgXan.dpuf
CHILL is The Queen Mary's annual frozen holiday event highlighted by The Ice Kingdom, featuring more than two million pounds of ice hand carved into the spectacular story of the Nutcracker. There's a six-lane ice tubing run, ice skating, the world's largest rocking horse, world's largest snowman bouncy, food, beverages and cocktails plus daily entertainment, retail outlets and much more. - See more at: http://www.queenmary.com/chill/FAQs.php#sthash.SYBvgXan.dpuf

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