An unforgettable winter experience will return to Midway, Utah this season, bringing millions of tourism dollars with it. Utah-based Ice Castles has already started construction on their Midway winter wonderland and is on target to open December 27, if temperatures stay seasonal.
Tens of thousands of people visit Ice Castles Midway location each winter, resulting in an economic impact of approximately $3 million. More than half of the people who visit the winter attraction will travel more than 50 miles to do so.
The Utah-based company creates magical winter experiences unlike any other. Artisans spend 4,000 hours combined dripping and shaping icicles while embedding them with color-changing LED lights to create life-size fairytale playgrounds.
The breathtaking works of art have become a must-see winter attraction and social media sensation drawing more than a million people over the last five years to the company’s five locations in North America.
Since 2011, travelers from all over the globe have flocked to Ice Castles’ locations to walk through the interactive castles. The castles feature ice-carved tunnels, fountains, slides, frozen thrones, and towers that reach astonishing heights. LED lights frozen inside 25 million pounds of ice twinkle to music, adding a magical ambiance to the already awe-inspiring structures.
The acre-sized ice castle in Midway, Utah is one of five Ice Castles locations this year. Others will open in Wisconsin Dells, WI; Edmonton, Canada; Stillwater, Minnesota; and Lincoln, New Hampshire.
These magical winter wonderlands are becoming top travel destinations for the fairytale-enthused, millennials and families around the world.
This year's Castle will beon the driving range of the Crater Springs Golf Course at the Homestead Resort In Midway. There is plenty of parking just to the north of the Homestead Crater.