Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Fiesta Village Re Opening at Knott's Berry Farm just in time for Summer!! #SeasonsOfFun #KnottsBerryFarm

¡Viva la Fiesta! FIESTA VILLAGE RETURNS!!

This Summer at Knott’s Berry Farm, the reimagination of Fiesta Village comes alive with refreshed rides, new cuisine, live entertainment and a nighttime street party.


Reimagined but keeping true to it's history and meaningful past (Mr. Knott himself loved Mexican Herritage in SoCal), Fiesta Village is almost ready, just in time for Summer Nights and Ghost Town Alive. 

The Reimagined Fiesta Village

Fiesta Village comes alive both day and night to celebrate the Hispanic influences in Southern California. Guests can enjoy the sounds of Mariachi music, encounter a storyteller spinning whimsical tales of the alebrijes, experience performances of the traditional dance Folklorico and be entertained by interactive puppets and their playful antics. Those who venture through the newly landscaped alebrije gardens can meet Fiesta Village’s very own spirit animal friends. As the sun goes down, the fun heats up with an immersive nighttime street party, Calle CelebraciĆ³n, spanning the entire village, celebrating Mexican traditions of family, love and community through color, music, dancing and giant colorful puppets. 

Guests can savor the flavors of Fiesta at the new restaurant Casa California with burritos, birria quesadillas and signature tamales. At Cantina Del Sur, plenty of thirst-quenching bebidas will be served. These cold refreshments pair nicely with the delicious fish tacos at the new Baja Taqueria. Papas Mexicanas brings back a wide variety of toppings for crispy french fries, including a park favorite, the carne asada fries. Not only can guests enjoy all these delicious food options in the area, but this summer’s tasting card, Flavors of Summer, has expanded to include Sabor de Fiesta with food festival booths in Fiesta Village serving items such as potato and chorizo tacos, micheladas and elotes. 

Guests can stroll down Fiesta Mercado, inspired by Los Angeles’ Olvera Street, and find a variety of merchants with unique and authentic items. New merchandise items inspired by the area include a selection of Chamoy candies, hot sauces and queso. Other additions include carts throughout the village selling wares such as personalized parasols and colorful zarapes.

Those looking for a thrill can enjoy the seven refreshed rides reopening in this area. Take a swing on Los Voladores and fly through the air, similar to the Flyers of Mexico. Climb aboard one of the 48 hand-carved animals in the Carrusel de California and enjoy this timeless ride. Due to construction delays, MonteZOOMa: The Forbidden Fortress will not open with Fiesta Village this summer. An opening date has not been scheduled at this time.


There is so much going on this summer at Knott's Berry Farm! Here are some updates on what's to come to kick off summer fun on May 26th...

Ghost Town Alive!

Your favorite town of Calico comes to life once again this summer with the return of the award-winning, interactive Ghost Town Alive! Guests are invited to become the star of this summer’s new action-packed storyline in the streets of Ghost Town. Each guest has the power to unlock secret missions with characters, influence the day’s events, and take on mind-challenging puzzles in this immersive version of the Old West. Ghost Town Alive! will offer new adventures, roles and characters this summer on select days starting May 26.


Knott’s Summer Nights

A summer favorite continues after the sun goes down, with a nighttime summer party that extends the fun into the evening. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy bands from the local music scene that rotate throughout the event on two stages. Knott's Summer Nights transforms Calico Park into a neighborhood party like no other with a hub of live music, relaxing atmosphere, Instagram-able photo opportunities and family-friendly games.

A summer party is not complete without an abundance of food and drinks, and no theme park does food quite like Knott’s. The Knott’s culinary team creates tasty twists to classic summer dishes, from Sea Salt Caramel Iced Coffee, BLTA Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps and Mexican Pineapple Pork Sandwiches. A great way to indulge in all the flavors of Summer is by purchasing a tasting card that allows guests to choose from a selection of over four dozen seasonal-inspired dishes and drinks.


If that's not enough Seasons of Fun for you, splash into Soak City, a water park that has it all!


Knott’s Soak City

Make your own waves with a visit to Knott's Soak City Waterpark starting select dates May 20 through September 10. Guests can catch a ride down 23 different speed, tube, and body slides or take a relaxing trip down one of the longest lazy rivers in the country. The 15-acre water park has something for each member of the family, an interactive kid's area, and for those more adventurous, The Wedge, a rip-roaring raft ride.

Thursday, May 4, 2023

CHOC Walk in the Park, presented by Disneyland Resort, returns Sunday, August 20, 2023 #CHOCWalk

CHOC Walk in the Park, presented by Disneyland Resort, returns for the first time since 2019 as an in-park 5K experience on Sunday, August 20, 2023

Have you heard the magical news? CHOC Walk is back in the Park! 

Join thousands of supporters walking through Disneyland during this awesome 5K together to raise money for CHOC Foundation.


We will be there! We have supported CHOC for many years. The amazing staff, Doctors, teams, specialists and all are wonderful. We are grateful for rheir care to our family members personally. 

Not only did CHOC help give my nephew, who was born with stage 4 glioblastoma brain tumor, a beautiful 13 years of life but CHOC had been there for my son, daughter and other nieces and nephews. 


We are honored to walk along with and along side the many supporters, family members and warriors that come out to CHOC Walk! 


This year's ambassador... Hudson!!

From Hudsons family... "In March of 2011, Hudson was diagnosed with kidney cancer at the age of 15 months. With the amazing care that he received at CHOC, he successfully underwent 4 surgeries and 6 months of chemotherapy before the age of 3.  CHOC not only took care of Hudson, but our whole family by being patient, kind, understanding, and simply just being present for us."

Fast forward to today... Hudson is 12 years Cancer Free! Praises! Learn more about Husdon here.


Here are the details on this year's event...

Fundraise
Reach the fundraising minimum in order to get your event wristband. This can be reached through personal payments, donations from others or both. Register by May 31 to secure $125 fundraising minimum. After June 1, the minimum increases to $150.

Register here or join my team here.

Walk
Join together with your friends and teammates on Sunday, August 20, to experience the magic of CHOC Walk morning at the Disneyland® Resort. Come dressed in your best CHOC swag, team shirts and spirit.

Prizes
Raising above the minimum could earn you more prizes, such as Disneyland® Resort Park Hopper® tickets, commemorative medallions and more. Prizes can be picked up during event check-in August 18-19.


To learn more about this year’s event, how to fundraise toward your minimum and meet this year’s CHOC Walk Ambassador family, join our first CHOC Walk webinar on Wednesday, May 17 at 5 pm.


More updates to come... get social and connect online with #CHOCWalk


Thursday, March 2, 2023

Knott's Boysenberry Festival 2023 #BoysenberryFestival

Knott's Boysenberry Festival is back with everything boysenberry! From culinary creations to crafts, entertainment and more beginning daily March 10 through April 16




The festival features more than three dozen new boysenberry food and drink creations, an expansive selection of entertainment and fun activities for the whole family!


An annual food festival with something for everyone… Knott's Boysenberry Festival celebrates the park's historic roots by highlighting the little berry that started it all, the boysenberry. 


Guests will have the opportunity to indulge in a range of dishes, from savory foods with a boysenberry twist to one-of-a-kind specialty desserts and drinks that can only be found at Knott's Berry Farm during this time of the year. In addition to the numerous food and drink offerings, the Knott's Boysenberry Festival offers a wide selection of local crafters, live music, and a brand-new musical stage show for guests of all ages to enjoy. The Knott's Boysenberry Festival begins March 10 and operates daily through April 16. 


This year's event will introduce entirely new food offerings featuring more than three dozen food and drink items.


A few savory dishes to note include cauliflower bites with a boysenberry curry drizzle, and a sushi burrito with spicy crab surimi, avocado, lettuce, crispy onions, sesame and unagi sauce, all wrapped in nori with a boysenberry sweet chili dipping sauce. Tasty dessert items can be found throughout the festival, perfect for those with a sweet tooth, including sweet corn nuggets with boysenberry honey, boysenberry bread pudding, and a boysenberry waffle topped with whipped cream and boysenberry maple syrup. 


A great way to indulge in the new boysenberry delicacies during the festival is by purchasing a tasting card priced at $55. The tasting card offers six tastings from a selection of boysenberry-inspired dishes and drinks. A variety of signature boysenberry items will also be available for purchase a la carte. Tasting cards are available at Knotts.com or at the theme park.


Knott's Boysenberry Festival also offers endless entertainment throughout the park.


From musical performances to fun interactive games, there is something for every member of the family to enjoy.


Guests are invited to celebrate the heritage of California's original theme park with the new show Knott's Preserved. Through song, dance and storytelling, Knott's Berry Farm comes alive as the audience takes a musical journey from the little ghost town of Calico to the Seaside Boardwalk of the Roaring '20s to commemorate the heritage of the park. All aboard for a boysenberry bon voyage at the legendary Bird Cage Theatre with a special presentation of the comedy melodrama Riverboat Revenge. Guests are challenged to try their berry best in Boysenberry Fun and Games, which includes the wildly entertaining Boysenberry Pie Eating Contest. Young ones and young at heart are invited to cozy up to the cutest critters on the farm, including horses, sheep, goats and other furry friends at Old MacDonald's Barn, a tribute to one of the farm's original attractions. Those unfamiliar with the berry that started it all are encouraged to grab a slice of history in the History of the Boysenberry museum in Town Hall.


Crafts & Merchandise…


Guests can also create over 75 unique boysenberry-inspired creations with limited-edition merchandise found throughout the park. This year's merchandise includes a grand selection of packaged food items perfect for take-home souvenirs. The Berry Market, located in the California Marketplace, also features signature boysenberry items like the refreshing boysenberry sarsaparilla and our classic jams and preserves. Unique boysenberry-inspired artisan products also will be available at the Boysenberry Festival Craft Fair, with over 30 local craft vendors.


The Boysenberry Festival is included with admission to Knott's Berry Farm. 


For a special treat, guests can book a stay at the Knott's Berry Farm Hotel for overnight accommodations just steps from the park. Additional costs apply for food-tasting experiences within the event. Knott's will have extended hours on select days, allowing guests extra time to take advantage of the limited-time offerings.


The best way to savor every day of the Knott's Boysenberry Festival and all of the other Seasons of Fun is with a 2023 Season Pass! Get unlimited visits, food and merchandise discounts, plus so much more! For more information about Knott's Berry Farm, please visit knotts.com or download the Knott's Berry Farm app for your smartphone. 


Join the conversation using the hashtag #BoysenberryFestival

Friday, January 6, 2023

MONSTER JAM® ROARS BACK INTO SOCAL WITH THREE WEEKENDS OF FULL-THROTTLE FAMILY FUN AT ANGEL STADIUM OF ANAHEIM IN JAN & FEB 2023!

The crowd is loud but the trucks are louder... Monster Jam is back!!!!


MONSTER JAM® ROARS BACK INTO SOCAL
WITH THREE WEEKENDS OF FULL-THROTTLE FAMILY FUN  AT ANGEL STADIUM OF ANAHEIM IN JAN & FEB 2023!

The excitement begins at the Monster Jam Pit Party fan experience prior to each event.  Fans can see the massive trucks up close, meet their favorite drivers and crews, get autographs, take pictures and enjoy other family-friendly activities. Add on to your admission for $20/ticket.

Kicking off at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on  Saturday, January 14, 2023

Event Time – 6:30 PM
Pit Party open from 2:30 PM–5:30 PM (Sat Event Ticket & Pit Pass required for entry)

And

Sunday, January 15, 2023
Event Time – 2:30 PM
Pit Party open from 11:30 AM–1:30 PM (Sun Event Ticket & Pit Pass required for entry)

More dates in February and direct links below..

For local Anaheim event info, please visit ...
https://www.monsterjam.com/en-US/events/anaheim-ca/jan-14-2023-jan-15-2023

https://www.monsterjam.com/en-US/events/anaheim-ca/feb-11-2023-feb-12-2023

https://www.monsterjam.com/en-US/events/anaheim-ca/feb-18-2023-feb-19-2023

Follow Monster Jam on our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. 

Subscribe to the Monster Jam YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/MonsterJam

Tickets are affordably priced for the whole family!

Tickets and Pit Passes will be available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com
*Ticket prices subject to change – additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

#monsterjam #socal #monsterjamsocal

Thursday, December 15, 2022

SUPER NINTENDO WORLD Opens at Universal Studios Hollywoodon Friday, February 17, 2023

SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™, the innovative, immersive and highly-anticipated themed land officially opens at Universal Studios Hollywood on Friday, February 17, 2023!

This all-new, dynamic land will be a visual spectacle of vibrant colors and architectural ingenuity located within a newly expanded area of Universal Studios Hollywood. SUPER NINTENDO WORLD will feature the groundbreaking “Mario Kart™: Bowser’s Challenge” ride, as well as many thrilling and interactive activities designed to engage the entire family within the captivating Mushroom Kingdom. Along with themed dining at the Toadstool Cafe™ and shopping at the 1-UP Factory™ retail store, SUPER NINTENDO WORLD will be an inspiring, game-changing addition to the world-famous theme park.

From the moment guests pass through the iconic green pipe, a journey filled with exploration, discovery and play awaits that is entirely unlike anything they’ve experienced before. Their journey begins as they enter Peach’s Castle before venturing further into the colorful Mushroom Kingdom.

SUPER NINTENDO WORLD will sweep guests into the 360-degree world of Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach where they will become an integral part of their exhilarating universe. Plus, with purchase of a Power-Up Band™ – wearable, interactive wristbands – guests will be able to deepen their interactions across the land.

As the countdown to the grand opening begins, here’s a sneak peek of what to expect:

“Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge:” This all-new, technologically-advanced ride, inspired by the popular Mario Kart™ video game series, will seamlessly fuse cutting-edge augmented reality (AR) with projection mapping technology and actual set pieces along a moving ride track. Set against a multi-sensory backdrop of color, sound and movement, guests will be seated in stadium-style, four-seat vehicles as they navigate familiar courses through the creative use and integration of head mounted AR goggles. This unique feature is a key point of differentiation that distinguishes this ride from other theme park attractions.
The premise of “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge” is simple but equally inspiring and challenging, appealing to guests of all ages regardless of gaming experience. As part of Team Mario, guests will steer through underwater courses and courses in the clouds to compete for the Golden Cup while collecting coins to defeat Team Bowser and win. “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge” raises the stakes for guests as an intriguing and repeatable ride with a variety of outcomes.

 

Mount Beanpole: This towering landmark sits at the heart of the land and also serves as the entry queue for “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge.”
 

Bowser’s Castle: Adorned with a breathtaking sculpture of a large and powerful Bowser, this structure serves as a key centerpiece of the land, home to SUPER NINTENDO WORLD’s signature ride, “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge.” As guests navigate the winding corridors and pass through the hall of medallions and trophies of the ominous castle towards the “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge” ride, they will learn more about Bowser’s calculated plans to defeat Team Mario for the coveted Golden Cup.
 

Power-Up Band™: These wearable, state-of-the-art wristbands sync with Universal Studios Hollywood’s free downloadable app to level-up the guest experience within the land and enhance its many interactive elements. These include, but are not limited to, keeping individual and team scores, collecting digital coins and obtaining keys after winning challenges throughout the land. Power-Up Bands will also invite guests to enjoy extra-special interactions with Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach. They will come in six design options with character themes and will be available for purchase both within the land and at SUPER NINTENDO WORLD retail shops located in the theme park and on CityWalk. 
 

Interactive Gameplay: Within the land, guests will become fully engulfed in an engaging world of real-life gameplay, including punching ? Blocks to collect digital coins and a variety of interactives. They will discover a new dimension of SUPER NINTENDO WORLD via the interactive binoculars employing augmented reality technology positioned within the land. Guests can beat the four Key Challenges and collect keys from Goomba, Koopa Troopa, Piranha Plant and Thwomp interactive activities to ultimately allow access to the culminating boss battle with Bowser Jr. These energetic, familiar and fun interactive games will further enhance the entire kinetic experience within the land and immerse guests into the unique world of Super Mario.
 

Toadstool Cafe™: The land’s signature restaurant Toadstool Cafe will serve a gourmet menu perfected by Chef Toad where he will greet guests upon entry. Menu items prepared fresh daily include Toadstool Cheesy Garlic Knots, Super Mushroom Soup, Piranha Plant Caprese, Mario Bacon Cheeseburger, Luigi Pesto Chicken Burger, ? Block Tiramisu and Princess Peach Cupcake.
 

1-UP Factory: What better way to commemorate a visit to SUPER NINTENDO WORLD than to visit the 1-UP Factory retail shop to purchase collectable memorabilia. The 1-UP Factory will offer an extensive selection of merchandise from Mario and Luigi themed apparel to iconic character hats and an array of plush characters, including Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Bowser.
 

SUPER NINTENDO WORLD is conceived in partnership with Nintendo and the visionaries at Universal Creative to deliver exhilarating entertainment with innovative technological achievements inspired by characters and video games that have appealed to Nintendo fans for generations.

            More information and details will be shared soon. In the meantime, guests can visit www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com for theme park updates. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.

This all-new, dynamic land will be a visual spectacle of vibrant colors and architectural ingenuity located within a newly expanded area of Universal Studios Hollywood. SUPER NINTENDO WORLD will feature the groundbreaking “Mario Kart™: Bowser’s Challenge” ride, as well as many thrilling and interactive activities designed to engage the entire family within the captivating Mushroom Kingdom. Along with themed dining at the Toadstool Cafe™ and shopping at the 1-UP Factory™ retail store, SUPER NINTENDO WORLD will be an inspiring, game-changing addition to the world-famous theme park.

From the moment guests pass through the iconic green pipe, a journey filled with exploration, discovery and play awaits that is entirely unlike anything they’ve experienced before. Their journey begins as they enter Peach’s Castle before venturing further into the colorful Mushroom Kingdom.

SUPER NINTENDO WORLD will sweep guests into the 360-degree world of Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach where they will become an integral part of their exhilarating universe. Plus, with purchase of a Power-Up Band™ – wearable, interactive wristbands – guests will be able to deepen their interactions across the land.

As the countdown to the grand opening begins, here’s a sneak peek of what to expect:

 

“Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge:” This all-new, technologically-advanced ride, inspired by the popular Mario Kart™ video game series, will seamlessly fuse cutting-edge augmented reality (AR) with projection mapping technology and actual set pieces along a moving ride track. Set against a multi-sensory backdrop of color, sound and movement, guests will be seated in stadium-style, four-seat vehicles as they navigate familiar courses through the creative use and integration of head mounted AR goggles. This unique feature is a key point of differentiation that distinguishes this ride from other theme park attractions.
The premise of “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge” is simple but equally inspiring and challenging, appealing to guests of all ages regardless of gaming experience. As part of Team Mario, guests will steer through underwater courses and courses in the clouds to compete for the Golden Cup while collecting coins to defeat Team Bowser and win. “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge” raises the stakes for guests as an intriguing and repeatable ride with a variety of outcomes.

 

Mount Beanpole: This towering landmark sits at the heart of the land and also serves as the entry queue for “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge.”
 

Bowser’s Castle: Adorned with a breathtaking sculpture of a large and powerful Bowser, this structure serves as a key centerpiece of the land, home to SUPER NINTENDO WORLD’s signature ride, “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge.” As guests navigate the winding corridors and pass through the hall of medallions and trophies of the ominous castle towards the “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge” ride, they will learn more about Bowser’s calculated plans to defeat Team Mario for the coveted Golden Cup.
 

Power-Up Band™: These wearable, state-of-the-art wristbands sync with Universal Studios Hollywood’s free downloadable app to level-up the guest experience within the land and enhance its many interactive elements. These include, but are not limited to, keeping individual and team scores, collecting digital coins and obtaining keys after winning challenges throughout the land. Power-Up Bands will also invite guests to enjoy extra-special interactions with Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach. They will come in six design options with character themes and will be available for purchase both within the land and at SUPER NINTENDO WORLD retail shops located in the theme park and on CityWalk. 
 

Interactive Gameplay: Within the land, guests will become fully engulfed in an engaging world of real-life gameplay, including punching ? Blocks to collect digital coins and a variety of interactives. They will discover a new dimension of SUPER NINTENDO WORLD via the interactive binoculars employing augmented reality technology positioned within the land. Guests can beat the four Key Challenges and collect keys from Goomba, Koopa Troopa, Piranha Plant and Thwomp interactive activities to ultimately allow access to the culminating boss battle with Bowser Jr. These energetic, familiar and fun interactive games will further enhance the entire kinetic experience within the land and immerse guests into the unique world of Super Mario.
 

Toadstool Cafe™: The land’s signature restaurant Toadstool Cafe will serve a gourmet menu perfected by Chef Toad where he will greet guests upon entry. Menu items prepared fresh daily include Toadstool Cheesy Garlic Knots, Super Mushroom Soup, Piranha Plant Caprese, Mario Bacon Cheeseburger, Luigi Pesto Chicken Burger, ? Block Tiramisu and Princess Peach Cupcake.
 

1-UP Factory: What better way to commemorate a visit to SUPER NINTENDO WORLD than to visit the 1-UP Factory retail shop to purchase collectable memorabilia. The 1-UP Factory will offer an extensive selection of merchandise from Mario and Luigi themed apparel to iconic character hats and an array of plush characters, including Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Bowser.
 

SUPER NINTENDO WORLD is conceived in partnership with Nintendo and the visionaries at Universal Creative to deliver exhilarating entertainment with innovative technological achievements inspired by characters and video games that have appealed to Nintendo fans for generations.


More information and details will be shared soon. In the meantime, guests can visit www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com for theme park updates. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.