Thursday, June 2, 2022

SUPER NINTENDO WORLD - Updates from Universal Studios Hollywood Just Announced

The newest and most exciting deets about Universal Studios Hollywood SUPER NINTENDO WORLD!! 

Hot off the Universal Press...


"Signature Ride, “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge,” Opening in Early 2023 as Guests and Fans Eagerly Await the Arrival of the Theme Park’s All-New Immersive Land

Inspired by the Popular MARIO KART™ Video Game Series and Featuring Cutting-Edge Augmented Reality, this All-New Technologically-Advanced Ride Raises the Bar on Interactive Theme Park Attractions"


Some deets released today by USH...

"The highly-anticipated opening of SUPER NINTENDO WORLD at Universal Studios Hollywood represents the first SUPER NINTENDO WORLD to debut in the United States, designed to transport theme park guests and Nintendo® fans into the world of Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach to be part of the Mushroom Kingdom.

Guests will access SUPER NINTENDO WORLD via the iconic Warp Pipe to enter the land where they will find the “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge” ride located within Bowser’s Castle.

This innovative achievement will propel guests into a multi-dimensional experience that recreates iconic environments from the Mario Kart games and where no two races are alike. “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge” is also one of the most complex rides ever built within the entertainment industry.

            The sophisticated ride is a multi-sensory cornucopia of color, sound and movement that invites guests to navigate familiar environs through the creative use and integration of head mounted augmented reality (AR) goggles—a key point of differentiation that distinguishes this ride from other theme park attractions.

From the depths of the dungeon within Bowser’s Castle, guests will climb aboard stadium-style, four-seat Mario Kart vehicles inspired by the video game, put on their AR goggles …and then with a 3-2-1 GO! signal from Lakitu, they will be off to the races.

            The premise is simple but equally inspiring and challenging and will appeal to guests of all ages regardless of gaming experience. As part of Team Mario, guests will steer through courses underwater and 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.

            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.

The immersive land will be a visual spectacle of vibrant colors and architectural ingenuity located within a newly expanded area of Universal Studios Hollywood that will feature the groundbreaking ride, “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge,” and interactive areas, to be enjoyed by the whole family, along with themed shopping and dining to enhance the entire experience.

Universal Studios Hollywood and guests continue the countdown to the land’s early 2023 opening with the Feature Presentation retail store, well stocked with SUPER NINTENDO WORLD merchandise such as Mario and Luigi themed apparel and iconic character hats and a selection of plush characters, including Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Bowser.

            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."


We can not wait to experience all things SUPER NINTENDO WORLD. For three generations now we have enjoyed playing together so this is going to be quite nostalgic for us from my 81yo dad to my 10yo son.

Monday, May 2, 2022

Great Wolf Lodge #PackParents Announced! #GreatWolfLodge #GWL

Howling Cool News from Great Wolf Lodge!

We love Great Wolf Lodge and hope to visit this summer at some point. There is plenty to do within the water park plus many things to do out of water too. With resort style activities for all ages and on site tood, arcade, entertainment and more it's always a wolftastic time!


Some news hot off the press... or right out of the woods...

So excited to share that Great Wolf Lodge is assembling an all-star line-up of celebrity parents, which will be known as Pack of Parents, to assist in developing new guest amenities and experiences to further strengthen the family fun and togetherness at it's resorts across the nation.  

This Pack of Parents program will bring together noted experts in disciplines such as design, fashion, entertainment, wellbeing and culinary with the first round of participants being: Nate Berkus (DESIGN)Whitney Port (FASHION), and Stephen "tWitch" Boss and Allison Holker (ENTERTAINMENT).


Some deets on the Pack Parents...

  • Nate Berkus: HGTV star and celebrated interior designer Nate Berkus is helping Great Wolf Lodge to better define its outdoor living offerings. The company is developing a new multi-family villa concept for its Pocono Mountains resort, with Nate designing the villa’s outdoor living space.

  • Whitney Port: As Great Wolf Lodge prepares to celebrate its 25th birthday, celebrity fashion designer Whitney Port is partnering with the indoor water park resort to design a limited edition wolf ear headband to mark the special occasion. The wolf ear headbands will feature some birthday glitz and glam, with proceeds donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

  • Stephen “tWitch” Boss and Allison Holker: Nothing screams out summer like spending time by the pool, and Great Wolf Lodge is partnering with the beloved husband and wife dancing duo Stephen “tWitch” Boss and Allison Holker to create a new pool party experience this summer. This special new pool party will be a key piece of the resort’s 25th birthday festivities, and will debut as part of the brand’s annual Summer CampIn celebration. Currently serving as resident DJ of the Ellen show, tWitch, will curate the playlist for the party, and Boss and Holker will collaborate on some high-energy dances and fun poolside activities families are sure to love.  

We are really looking forward to hearing and seeing more about the Pack Parents. 

"Great Wolf Lodge plans to expand its Pack of Parents program later this year with experts focused on culinary and wellbeing, and will continue to explore ways to utilize this initiative to fuel further enhancements at its resorts into the future.
 
Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. is North America’s largest family of indoor waterpark resorts with 19 locations across North America.  The centerpiece attraction at every Great Wolf Lodge is the expansive indoor water park featuring water slides, pools and play areas for family enjoyment.  Outside of the water park, families can explore attractions ranging from ropes courses and arcade games to miniature golf and family bowling, along with Great Wolf Lodge’s exclusive interactive game, MagiQuest.  For more information on Great Wolf Resorts and its brands of indoor water park resorts, visit greatwolf.com."

Monday, March 28, 2022

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 in Theaters soon... Get Tickets Now!! #SonicMovie

Sonic The Hedgehog Movie is back!!

The world’s favorite blue hedgehog is back for a next-level adventure in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2. 


After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search for an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. 

Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands. 

From the filmmakers behind The Fast and the Furious and Deadpool, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 stars James Marsden, Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, Lee Majdoub and Jim Carrey returning, alongside new additions Shemar Moore, with Idris Elba as the voice of Knuckles and Colleen O’Shaughnessey as the voice of Tails.
 
We cannot ot wait!!!

Get tickets now... SEE IT FIRST APRIL 6! 
EARLY ACCESS SCREENINGS AT 6:00PM
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 IS IN THEATRES APRIL 8, 2022

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#SonicTheHedgehog2 #SonicMovie2 #sonicthehedgehogmovie #Sonic

Monday, March 14, 2022

Celebrate Kids of all Cultures at The Aquarium of the Pacific #AOP

Aquarium of the Pacific - Festivals are Back!


Celebrate kids of all cultures at the Aquarium of the Pacific's 17th annual International Children's Festival this weekend, March 19 and 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Photos courtesy of the Aquarium of the Pacific


The festival will feature performances celebrating international cultures, from various dances to a martial arts demonstration.


The Aquarium will also present its Young Hero Award on Saturday, March 19, at 1:00 p.m. PT to Arrim Jung for her outstanding academic achievements, extensive community service, and her volunteer work at the Aquarium, where she has served as an exhibit interpreter, VolunTEEN mentor, and member of the Teen Climate Council.

Congratulations Arrim!!


Details on the festival...

The Aquarium of the Pacific will host its seventeenth annual International Children’s Festival, an event celebrating the amazing talents of children on March 19-20, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

The festival will feature performances celebrating international cultures, from various dances to a martial arts demonstration in the Great Hall and the Honda Pacific Visions Theater.


The festival is included with general admission: $36.95 per adult (ages 12+), $26.95 per child (ages 3-11), $33.95 per senior (ages 62+), and free for Aquarium members and children under age three (562) 590-3100 or aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/international_childrens_festival/   

Aquarium Safety protocols: aquariumofpacific.org/visit/aquarium_safety  


Friday, March 11, 2022

SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival Returns March 4th - Plus Emperor Drop Coaster Opens March 12th #SeaWorldSanDiego

SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival Returns March 4 

A foodie festival of all kinds where "guests can Set Sail for New International Flavors, over 150 Food and Drink Offerings, and Live Music"

Basically SeaWorld is Kicking off summer fun already and knows how to party!


As a foodie lover myself, I enjoy food festivals so much. The variety of eats and tastings you get while you are enjoying your day in an awesome theme park. 

Lot's to see, eat, do, play & dance to as well. With all the options during the Seven Seas Food Festival, you will be sure to find me tasting as much as I can, well inbetween shows and rides of course!

Talking about rides... oh my gosh you guys... Emperor the new dive coaster is opening on March 12th... we have got to ride it.


But for now let's get back to rhe deets on the food festival...

More than 150 mouthwatering food and drink offerings and 30 new flavors with unique recipes from around the world

Most expansive beverage menu ever with more than 50 specially curated cocktails and wines, and over 50 craft beers from San Diego and beyond

Experience the event with multiple food and drink sampler options, including a new Friday Happy Hour Sampler

Live music and entertainment every weekend including a Polynesian Dance Show with fire dancers

Special Seven Seas Pass Member offer includes exclusive bonus food samples plus early access to the all-new Emperor Coaster before it opens to the general public on March 12

SeaWorld SoCal Pass is back for a year of unlimited admission for only $10 per month!! 

Have a great time on your sea exploring visit!
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