CHILL at The Queen Mary Winter 2017 Season Review

photo by Jonna Coleman

By Jonna (mom of two, wife of one)

After a few years of The Queen Mary‘s CHILL being on our holiday “to do” list we finally made it and had a blast!

CHILL is located next to the Queen Mary ship, which we were able to go on and explore, as well.

CHILL is like a mini amusement park. Getting to and seeing all it has to offer is a much easier task than Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm or Magic Mountain. This was great because the kids could explore everything and decide what they wanted to go back and do again.

The Ice Skating was really special. My favorite part was being able to travel around on different tracks and not just being forced to stay in one area. I highly suggest if you have your own ice skates to bring them.

Ice Skating at CHILL. Photo provided by Jonna Coleman

My kids’ favorite part was the ice slide, which you went down on inner tubes – this was what the kids chose to do several times again before we left.

Surprisingly, one of my favorite parts of the day was seeing a short, edited version of the original claymation movie, “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer” in 4D;  it even snowed in the theater with melting snow flakes!

Watching “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” in 4D. Photo provided by Jonna Coleman

The food was yummy! In Germantown and Switzerland we tried: strudel, candied apples, hot chocolate, large soft pretzels and coffee.  They had lots of different kinds of beer and alcohol but we did not partake. They also have some Asian food which we did not get a chance to try.

The entertainment was great as well. They had a aerial silk artist who was wonderful. The Christmas dancers were all so festive and fun!

The evening ended with a wonderful fireworks display.

Although CHILL is not nearly as expensive as a larger theme park, it is quite pricey. You should plan to drive with others who can share the $20 parking fee. Also, eating a main meal outside of the park is a good idea. We chose to try lots of things and split them amongst us.

It’s wonderful to see The Queen Mary reinventing itself with these fun festivities. It’s a great opportunity to teach kids about The Queen Mary’s history along with exploring kid friendly events.

CHILL is a fun, holiday treat I highly suggest you experience with your family next holiday season.

Photo taken by Jonna Coleman

By Shelby (Age 11)

Hello everyone,

As you may know, my name is Shelby Coleman. I am 11 years old and I do lots of fun things so I can tell you all about them!

Anyway, a few days ago my family and I went to the Queen Mary Chill. It was hands down the most fun that I had in a very long time (I haven’t been blogging lately.) My favorite thing was the ice slide! It’s basically this slide that is supposed to be made out of ice! HOW COOL IS THAT?! You slid down it through tubes. It was super fun!

I really wanted to do zip-lining, but unfortunately we ran out of time. The food there is so delicious! I recommend the food in Switzerland. In case you don’t know what I’m talking about, they had different places around the world that you could visit there.

Oh my gosh. They. Had. A. Giant. ROCKING HORSE! The line was so long so we didn’t get to go but it looked amazing!

Thank you so much for reading this, and have fun at Queen Mary Chill if you decide to go!

Peace out,

Shelby Coleman

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The Queen Mary

For more information on The Queen Mary and event held there, visit their website at:

www.queenmary.com


Disclaimer: Jonna and her family attended CHILL on their own and chose to share their experience with Westside Mommy readers. They did not receive complimentary tickets from CHILL. They did receive front of the line passes from CHILL. All opinions are honest and belong to the author of each respected piece. No monetary compensation was exchanged for this post.