Monday, March 25, 2019

Jurassic World- The Ride... Updates From Universal Studios Hollywood

First Look at the Highly Anticipated Jurassic World - The Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood.
We are so excited to follow along with all the updates and newest additions to Universal Studios Hollywood!
My kids are asking more and more to visit and there is so much to see, do and experience, we all may have to make time to visit... it has been over 12 years for us! The kids have never been... I know!
Hot off the press....
Universal Studios Hollywood unveils a first look of its eagerly awaited mega attraction, “Jurassic World—The Ride,” as anticipation grows for its grand opening this summer.
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Leaping from the silver screen to the theme park, “Jurassic World—The Ride” will immerse guests into newly themed environments and breathe new life into dimensional animatronic dinosaurs, including some all-new fan favorites featured in the Jurassic World films from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment.
This ambitious ride is being reimagined under the direction of the award-winning and inspired minds at Universal Creative, the Academy Award®-winning special-effects visionaries at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), a division of Lucasfilm, Ltd., the brand stewards at Universal Pictures and acclaimed filmmakers Steven Spielberg, Colin Trevorrow and Frank Marshall.
The state-of-the-art attraction will debut an original storyline that takes place within the theme park as depicted in Jurassic World. It will feature additional new dinosaurs from the film, lush scenic design, and ground-breaking technology that has yet to be experienced within a theme park.
The aesthetics of “Jurassic World—The Ride” will be dramatically enhanced, welcoming guests to a reimagined space reflective of the Jurassic Worldfilms. A fresh, new entry statement, stonework landscaping and a contemporary redesign of the iconic pillars illuminated with billowing flames will support a prominent “Jurassic World” marquee logo.
Engaging queue-line videos featuring facts and information about the dinosaurs within the ride set the tone for the adventure ahead, as guests learn more about these imposing prehistoric inhabitants that first roamed the earth more than 65 million years ago.
And the daring expedition begins.
Once aboard specially designed rafts, guests will navigate the lush environs of dense vegetation, traversing new areas besieged with towering dinosaurs meandering just an arm’s length away from visitors. Encounters with such docile creatures as the Stegosaurus and Parasaurolophus will quickly turn awry as predatory Velociraptors and Dilophosaurus begin to wreak havoc, turning guests from spectators to prey. When the Tyrannosaurus rex begins to battle one of the attraction’s new behemoth dinosaurs, the rafts will spill down a treacherous 84-foot waterfall as the sole means of escape.
Located adjacent to the ride will be a new elaborately themed “Raptor Encounter” where Blue, the most beloved and deadly Velociraptor from the Jurassic World franchise, and her beta Raptors will engage guests in daring face-to-face encounters.
In addition, a new interactive “Dino Play” area will incorporate educational components within an inspired space where children of all ages can partake in excavations and investigate giant dinosaur fossils.
With so much to see and do at Universal Studios Hollywood, the all-new 2019 Season Pass invites guests to experience the fun throughout the year for $149 when purchased online. Blackout dates and restrictions apply.
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Easter On Board the Queen Mary!! Tickets Available Now...

Hop aboard the Queen Mary’s famed decks to celebrate Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019.

The Queen Mary’s Easter Celebration will offer an eggcellent array of Easter-fun fit for the entire family, including an Easter Service, a Royal Easter Sunday Brunch, a petting zoo, face painting, three egg hunts, a Bunny Bounce House atop her majesty's highest deck, and much more.

Patterned after the morning prayer service of the Church of England, master of the vessel, Commodore Everette Hoard, will lead the Easter Service beginning at 8 a.m. on the Verandah Deck overlooking the Long Beach City Skyline.
Easter Sunday would not be complete without Brunch. Guests can indulge in Royal Easter Sunday Brunch offerings with an exquisite selection of dishes and desserts in an all-you-can-eat adventure, hosted by the Easter Bunny from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
In addition to the worldwide culinary experience and 50 unique dishes from around the globe, Easter Brunch aboard will offer a special holiday selection including Pepper Crusted Prime Rib with a Cabernet demi sauce, House Smoked Brisket, Baked Ham with Brown Sugar & Mustard Glaze, Roasted Rosemary fingerling potatoes and much more.
Those looking to find non-chocolate bunnies can make their way to the Verandah Deck Petting Zoo to find baby chicks, rabbits, ducks, goats and more. Face painting, balloon art, air brush tattoos, and Easter-themed craft stations will be available throughout the ship.
Search for the Easter Bunny’s treats and toys scattered throughout Queen’s Salon at one of three Easter Egg Hunts aboard. The three Egg Hunts will be divided by age groups. Toddlers, ages 5 and under will begin their hunt at 1 p.m. followed by kids ages 6-9 at 1:45 p.m., and finally children ages 10-15 at 2:30 p.m.
Reservations for Sunday Brunch are available now starting at $69.00 and $79.00 with Sparkling Wine for adults and $24.00 for children ages 4 to 11.
To make reservations and for more information on pricing, events, and hotel packages visit

A MUST Do - Free Kids Fishing Clinic & Fishing Trip Every Sunday with Dana Wharf - Review

Fish On!!! Dana Wharf Fishing Clinic for the Kids...

At Dana Wharf in Dana Point there are a lot of options you can choose from for a quality fishing experience.
Thank you for inviting us nit to experience one of those. All opinions are our own.

There are fishing options of half day, three quarter day and even all day fishing with Dana Wharf.
My husband and I have done one other sportfishing trip and it was not the greatest catch and left us wanting more time on the water.

When we learned about the Kids Fishing Clinic held free on Sunday's we totally got excited!

Our kids love to fish but, at ages 7 and 11, sometimes it gets challenging to know the right weights, bait and depth of water when fishing on our own.
The kids found out about the different types of fish in our local ocean and about sustainable fishing.

The clinic was bout 30 minutes and perfect to give the kids basic info on beginner fishing. They also held a raffle for all the kids on board.

Boysenberry Festival at Knott's Berry Farm Brings Over 75 Tasty Treats #BoysenberryFestival #KnottsBerryFarm

It's the Berriest Time of the Year at Knott's Berry Farm!

Are you ready for Boysenberry everything from delish eats to sweets treats and everything Berry in between?!
We are!! It is my favorite time of year at Knott's Berry Farm... reminds me of my mama.

We are big fans of the traditional Boysenberry pie but Knott's does an amazingly berrytastic job of incorporating the goodness of Boysenberry into like basically everything.
Thanks to Knott's for inviting us to be Official Taste Testers.. hehe.. so much food and so much goodness.

Before I dive in you can see my foodie roll call of a few of the over 75 items we previewed here.
Eats, Treats, Berriest of Sweets and more..
 There will be a tasting card and that is always, in my opinion, the best option for a variety of tastes.
Also returning this year there will be a variety of wine and beer pairings available. There is always something the hubs and I like from ale to the wine. Also something for everyone... our favorite the Boysenberry Boba!

Don't forget to check out the apparel and merchandise for a fun souvenir too.
Special items include boysenberry chocolate varieties, jerky, soda, candy, coffee and even a complete bath and body line.
New this year, to celebrate the Boysenberry Festival outside of the park, Yogurtland will be offering Boysenberry Pie Frozen Yogurt. We had a taste of this creamy dreamy treat and it's delish. Tip... you can even pick up a discount coupon to save up to $30 on Knott's tickets!

You can even purchase a boysenberry plant to take home and plant to grow your own boysenberries.
All of these items celebrate the amazing flavor of the boysenberry in unique ways.
The Deets...
The 31 day food festival features over 75 one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus foot-stompin’ entertainment, the Wine and Craft Brew Tasting Garden, and family fun everyone will love!

From sun up to sun down, the festival offers good ol’ fashion food, fun and entertainment.

Pick up a tasting card to sample a few of the most popular boysenberry dishes in the park. New items this year and with over 75 to taste and try we do have our favorites. ELOTE!!
The amazingly popular with everyone in or family coconut macaroons area must try and picking one up wont break the bank.. and they are huge!

"For guests with a hankerin’ for some live entertainment, the options are endless with live music throughout the park." YES! 
The limited-time food festival is included with admission to Knott’s Berry Farm.
The Knott's Boysenberry Festival runs March 29 - April 28, 2019. Don't forget you can pick up some of these tasty treats and foodie bites outside of Knott's in the Market Place too... everyone can enjoy the Boysenberry Festival!


Sunday, March 17, 2019

Wonder Park Movie Inspired Us to Use Our Crafty Side Plus... We Loved The Movie!! A Must See! #WonderPark

WONDER PARK hit theaters March 15, 2019

What will you create from inspiration and wonder!?
We were really excited to see the movie together. Imagination is key to so much in this world.. it can become reality!
The kids were so grateful to Wonder Park Movie for sending over the Amazon movie inspired box and all sorts of crafting supplies. Thank you!

It was an inspiring moment to see the kids work together (for the cat that my son does not like) to make a build and cut and glue.
They came up with this awesome Cat Condo. I know right.. don't rush to put your orders in yet... it's a work in progress.
So much fun... It was so nice to sit and help them with final touches. I will treasure moments like this since they are getting older fast and time does not listen to me when I ask it to SLOW down.

Have you seen the movie? We loved it! This past weekend we made a special trip out to the drive in with sweets in hand. It was so cool!!!
I mean we all said that we loved it but it was like each of us took something different away from it.
I don't want to give away or ruin too much of the plot.. but we all got emotional and loved every bit of Wonder Park Movie.
About the Movie and more...
WONDER PARK tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.
Get creative and show your fun with #wonderparkmovie and #WonderPark on social media too!
Let your imagination run wild....