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Tell your little Elsa to steady her beating heart; a real-life Frozen experience awaits you at New Zealand’s first-ever ‘ice castle’ opened this winter.

The spectacular ice castle, located in Queenstown’s ski hub Coronet Peak, will feature elaborate caves, tunnels and slides all made entirely from ice. Its inspiration comes from six Ice Castles featured in various destinations around Utah following an all-too-successful home attempt by Utah resident, Brent Christensen.

Christensen originally set out to build his daughter her own ice palace in the front yard of his alpine home, never suspecting how people would come from all around to witness the creation and tour its glassy interiors. Now, Utah’s six Ice Castles are a spectacle the world over, with ice artisans hand-placing some 10,000 icicles each day to maintain these interactive frozen wonderlands. The castles are lit in the evenings by changing-colour LED lights embedded inside the ice itself, which only further enhance the magical feeling that you have stepped into an alternate reality. We feel a Frozen singalong coming on. All together now ... “Let it go, let it go!” Tickets are $35 for adults and $29 for kids.

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