|CC at The Queen Mary in Long Beach|
Even if it wasn't exactly the Polar Vortex, temps in the dome next to the famous British-born ship, got down to a reported 9 degrees F -- chillier than any winter L.A. day.
|Clara, from "The Nutcracker," carved out of ice.|
In addition to the icy, single-digit-degree kingdom, there's also ice skating, tubing and outdoor attractions, such as face painting and character meet-ups.
You can also visit The Queen Mary herself -- gratis with Chill admission.
While the events themselves are cool -- pardon the pun -- be prepared to wait ... and wait some more ... in lines. The timed Ice Kingdom tickets are helpful, but you still have to wait a bit once you arrive.
|The Queen Mary made of ice, plus ice slides.|
Be sure to wear warm clothing, too!
We even squeezed in a trip to the Queen Mary ship, which CC loved! She even asked to visit again. We both enjoyed strolling down the long decks, checking out preserved sections that showed how the passenger ship once looked when it made trips across the ocean.
For a chilly staycation or day trip -- without the flight delays -- the Chill would make for a good one.
Chill at The Queen Mary
Through Jan. 12
Tickets: Adults ($19.95-$29.95 online); Children ($9.95-$19.95 online)