- $20 for admission for one to The Ice Kingdom at CHILL and one day pass for The Queen Mary for future use ($39.95 value)
Made from more than 2 million pounds of ice, the sculptures showcased in The Ice Kingdom tell the story of little Clara and her Nutcracker. The Ice Kingdom is part of CHILL, a winter-themed event that features an ice skating rink and outdoor ice tubing. CHILL also features the world's largest snowman bouncy, the world's largest rocking horse, and the chance to climb into a giant snow globe for photos, plus live music, carolers, and more. Other special events include Merry Movie Tuesdays which feature classic holiday movies every Tuesday starting at 8 p.m., and Throwback Thursdays when DJ Dennis Owens blasts classic rock music on the rink. Click to view a list of valid dates.
Since its maiden voyage in 1936, The Queen Mary has cultivated a colorful history: she transported iconic figures from Winston Churchill to Fred Astaire across the ocean blue, and even served as the world's fanciest troop transport during World War II. However, her historical exploits are more than matched by her modern-day splendor. Now at home in the Port of Long Beach, the venerable ship pairs her art deco trappings with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and nearby city. Guests at the onboard hotel recreate timeless transoceanic luxury during stays in her 346 staterooms (which include nine full suites). Their stays often include multiple trips to onboard restaurants such as the award-winning Sir Winston’s and Chelsea Chowder House & Bar, as well as appearances at the weekly Champagne Sunday Brunch served in the ship’s Grand Salon.
Of course, history remains an important draw for this singular ship. An onboard museum recounts the facts and figures of the ship's glory days, and tours touch upon some of her notable ghostly inhabitants and haunted areas amidships. This combination of contemporary amenities and historical charm make The Queen Mary an in-demand venue for conferences and events; fortunately, the ship boasts 80,000 square feet of event space spread across 17 sumptuous salons, as well as a trilevel, 45,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall.