This winter, Mall of America® will bring a one-of-a-kind experience to visitors from around the world. Ice Castles, LLC, will build its largest structure ever, a castle that will stand more than 40 feet tall at its peak and span more than one acre.
It all starts with an icicle. Unlike typical ice structures that are built with ice blocks, the Ice Castle is made of icicles organically grown from 4 million gallons of water and then fused together. The castle will join 50 large ice towers together to create a series of shimmering archways, tunnels, walls and caverns. In the center courtyard looms the largest frozen tower, reaching more than 40 feet high. Latticed icicles connect the icy columns to the tower, creating roomy caverns. Inside the Ice Castle, there will be several “Throne Rooms” with a chair large enough sit several people. At night, the castle will take on a magical look as thousands of LED multi-colored lights illuminate the ice from within.
Beyond the castle itself, there will also be a children’s snow park area with a snow pile that is 40 feet in diameter and 4 feet tall. This is a great place for kids to play and even make snowmen. Warm drinks and food will also be available for purchase.
Mall of America North Parking Lot
Late December-February 20, 2013
Tickets will be $10 for adults and $5 for the kiddos. Family packs are $25.
DEAL ALERT: For a limited time, Groupon is offering 50% off tickets!