Details On Gaylord Palms’ Polar Bear Plunge 2015 Benefitting Special Olympics Florida


Updated December 17th: Gaylord Palms has had to cancel this event.

Here is their tweeted note:

A cool event is taking place at Gaylord Palms during their Christmas celebration! Check out details on their Polar Bear Plunge 2015 that is benefitting the Special Olympics Florida that will be taking place on Friday, December 18th.

Also, to see more photos and video taken of ours at the preview event of Christmas at Gaylord Palms, click here.

Check out the press release below:


It’s beginning to look a lot like winter in Central Florida. But don’t go packing away your swimsuit just yet. The ultimate frozen challenge is scheduled to take place at Gaylord Palms and the coolest of the cool will be on hand in their favorite swimsuit. That’s right – swimsuit. Central Floridians will finally have the opportunity to experience a favorite northern tradition – the Polar Bear Plunge.

Guests age 21 and older can visit Gaylord Palms Resort on Friday, Dec. 18, and zoom down the Alpine Rush Snow Tubing hills, jaunt through the 9-degree ICE! attraction and plummet down the two-story ice slides wearing only a bikini or board shorts! The adrenaline rush begins at 8 p.m. when guests are welcomed with a VIP reception, two hours of unlimited access to cosmic snow tubing, the ICE! plunge and a post-event hot chocolate warm up station.

Polar Bear Plunge tickets are $50 plus tax and processing fees and include access to Alpine Rush Snow Tubing and ICE! featuring ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, appetizers and two drink tickets to be redeemed during the event. A portion of all ticket proceeds from the Polar Bear Plunge will be donated to Special Olympics Florida.

What to wear
To get the full Orlando Polar Bear Plunge experience, inductees are encouraged to experience the ICE! and Snow Tubing attractions in their swimsuits for the full chill, but summer clothing such as shorts and a T-shirt can also be worn. Swimsuits must be in good taste, and shoes are required. Along with wearing swimsuits, guests are strongly encouraged to wear hats, gloves, warm socks and other cold-weather accessories. Don’t forget to bring your ugliest Christmas sweater to keep you warm while you wait.

Make Memories. Share Memories.
Don’t leave home without a camera! Guests are encouraged to capture their experiences and share their photos on Twitter and Instagram using #CAGP15. Photos may even be featured on one of the resort’s Central Florida billboards!

The Polar Bear Plunge is a part of Christmas at Gaylord Palms which is open daily through Jan. 3, 2015, including holidays. To purchase tickets and for a schedule of entertainment, visit

Gaylord Palms Resort is located five minutes from the gates of Walt Disney World at 6000 W. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, FL 34746. For more information, visit or call 407-586-4423.

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