Ah, these ice castles...a dream come true! Living in Southern California all my life, I've never experienced snow quite like this before. It literally took my breath away! I had been wanting to visit these castles for quite some time now, so late last year I decided 2017 had to be the year I finally saw them. The drive up to the castles was so beautiful I literally cried (and sat in the car laughing at myself for being so overly sentimental...while crying at the same time haha!). The castles themselves obviously did not disappoint! This is a super family friendly place! You can take pictures with Elsa before walking in, there are built in ice slides and tunnels you can play in, and if you time your visit right you can see some fun night shows! We got our tickets for the 4:30pm time slot and we got to enjoy the castles with plenty of daylight. Around 5:15pm or so, the castles lit up with beautiful lights and a fire dancer came out to perform which was super neat! They also had really yummy hot chocolate and other treats available for sale. All of this combined with "Let It Go" playing faintly in the background made for the absolute best snow trip ever!