The huge, shiny Ice Castles will return to New Hampshire this winter, with a new design.
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The £20m attraction, which attracts tens of thousands of visitors, will mark its 11th season with a new castle, complete with slides, sculptures, caverns, tunnels and crawlspaces.
Ice craftsmen began construction of the interactive winter park in early October, which will open in late December or early January, depending on the weather, according to the company.
“We love being a part of the community here in North Woodstock,” Ice Castles CEO Kyle Standifird said in a statement. “The emotion
that our visitors bring year after year drives us not only to meet their expectations, but to exceed them. “This year we are launching a new castle design that we can’t wait to share with our visitors.”
A team of 20 artists grow and harvest icicles before placing them by hand during the months-long construction process. The sculptures have LED lights that change color and illuminate the night during the attraction’s nighttime hours.
Guests can also go snowboarding, stroll through a mystical illuminated forest, ride a horse-drawn sleigh, visit the Winter Fairy Village, and enjoy drinks at an ice-cold bar called the Polar Pub.
Tickets go on sale November 29 at icecastles.com. Prices start at $30 for ages 12 and up and $23 for ages 4-11.
Ice Castles also has locations in Utah, Minnesota, and Colorado, as well as two new Winter Realms locations in Wisconsin and New York.
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