The temperatures in Southern California in the last few weeks have swung dramatically from toasty to mild.
Regardless of the weather outside, visitors to a new attraction next to the Queen Mary in Long Beach are advised to wear a heavy coat. We are talking about temperatures at a frigid 9 degrees.
The operators of the iconic ocean liner on Nov. 17 will open an ice kingdom, featuring castles, sculptures, a 6,500-square-foot ice skating rink and a 100-foot ice slide. The chilly entertainment will be offered under the giant dome that had previously housed the Spruce Goose, the giant aircraft built by the late billionaire Howard Hughes.
The ice creations were made with 36 truckloads of ice, weighing more than 2 million pounds. Dozens of workers, including a crew of Chinese carvers, have been working for weeks to create the attractions.