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Utah-based Ice Castles expanding to New Zealand

June 14, 2018 Attraction No Comments Email Email

A popular winter attraction with six locations across North America is now expanding to the southern hemisphere. Utah-based Ice Castles is announcing its newest location in Queenstown, New Zealand.  The attraction, scheduled to open in early July, is currently under construction at Coronet Peak, a popular winter resort just 15 minutes from downtown Queenstown.

“We are excited to bring the magic of Ice Castles to New Zealand,” said the company’s CEO Ryan Davis, “With New Zealand’s winter occurring during North America’s summer, we are able to give more people around the world an inexpensive way to enjoy the outdoors together and freeze time with their families year-round.”

Ice Castles is a seasonal entertainment company that creates elaborate, frozen castles each winter in six cities across North America, but this is the company’s first location in the southern hemisphere.  The attractions include ice caves, tunnels, and slides made entirely from ice. Professional ice artisans hand-place 10,000 icicles a day to create the enchanting, interactive castles that are illuminated at night with color-changing LED lights embedded inside the ice.

Construction on the frozen wonderland in New Zealand began in late May with a projected opening date in early July.

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