photo 2

(GALVESTON, TX) — How much planning goes into turning an island into Ice Land?

John Zendt of Moody Gardens can tell you. He is the brains behind the new ice sculpture exhibit which will make Galveston the premier holiday destination this November and December.

The first obstacle aside from the cost of the project is where do you find 900 tons of block ice in southeast Texas?

The Ice Land sculptures will be created by a team of 20 professional ice carvers from Harbin, China. And in keeping with the island theme, will feature holiday themed scenes starring Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants.

The exhibit will be housed in a 28,000 square foot insulated tent which will be kept at 9 degrees.

Moody Gardens Breaks the Ice on New 2014 Holiday Attraction  was originally published on

Also On 97.9 The Box:
Celebrities Who’ve Been Diagnosed With Coronavirus (UPDATED SEPTEMBER 7)
Actor Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) wearing Dolce & Gabbana arrives at the World Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' 'Jumanji: The Next Level' held at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on December 9, 2019 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United
44 photos
More From TheBoxHouston