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Orlando Polar Bear Plunge 2013

Sunday, December 8, 2013

7 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

The infamous and wacky Polar Bear Plunge returns to ICE! Join members of the Orlando Polar Bear Club on Sunday December 8 and take a waltz through our two million pounds of larger than life ice monuments in nothing but your swimsuit or summer attire! This annual Gaylord Palms Resort event is one you will be talking about for years to come.

The Story

The Polar Bear Club phenomenon


Most people like to be perceived as cool. But members of Polar Bear Clubs around the world take this notion to the extreme. If you're not familiar with the phenomenon, Polar Bear Clubs gather with one purpose... to jump into freezing-cold winter-chilled water wearing just a swimsuit! The collective motto of these oddball Northern gatherings: "When you start your day at 0 degrees, there's no place to go but up."

Make history with Florida's only Polar Bear Club and run through ICE! in your bathing suit!

The Florida Version

Florida residents have never had a chance to participate in such an experience... until now. Sunny Orlando is the first bona-fide Southern destination to form a branch of the famed Polar Bear Club. Since 2008, participants have "taken the plunge" in another way... during a visit to 9-degree ICE! attraction at Gaylord Palms Resort. Orlando Polar Bear Club members walked through ICE! in a swimsuit and took a "plunge" down the ICE! slides!

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