Tuesday, September 26, 2023

MainPlace Mall will host the 8th annual Taste of Santa Ana on October 14th #TasteOfSantaAna

MainPlace Mall will host the 8th annual Taste of Santa Ana on October 14th from 5-9PM

The 8th Annual Taste of Santa Ana takes place on October 14, 2023 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana. This foodie festival celebrates the diverse and vibrant food scene of Orange County.

For the enterance price, attendees can sample unlimited dishes from over 30 of the area's top restaurants, food trucks, cafes, and breweries. 

I can not wait to do a foodie stroll through the event sampling all sorts of "chef creations, ethnic specialties, comfort foods", and more!

I'm ready to find my next favorite food stop!

It's going to be festive with live music and entertainment on the center stage! Like to pair tastings with drinks? Oh perfect because local breweries and wineries will be on site too!

Do you want to go over the top and enjoy to the fullest? Go VIP!! Enjoy an open bar complimenting Orange County’s top restaurants! Private seating for music, VIP treats & more... details here!

The all age friendly fun starts at 5pm and gors nto the evening... who else wants to dance, eat & enjoy some drinks?! 

The Entertainment...

Feel the rhythm with Flashpants, America's premier 80's party dance cover band, and relive the iconic hits of the era.

There will be an in-house DJ to keep the party rolling, offering a blend of modern tunes, so wear your dancing shoes!

Grab your friends and family, head over to the Taste of Santa Ana to, savor delectable eats & treats while you dance away the evening. A night of laughter, dance, and memories awaits! 

Don't delay - the Taste of Santa Ana will sell out! There's two awesome ways for you to experience all the food, music, and fun while saving money too!

Purchase your tickets before September 24, 2023, you'll enjoy 40% off the regular price for both VIP and general admission tickets!

Grab your friends and save with the Friends 4-pack! This bundle gets you 4 tickets and are available for general admission and the VIP experience.

This is a family-friendly event with live music, a kid's zone, photo booth, lawn games, charity raffle, and more! Ticket information here.

See you all at the Taste of Santa Ana!!!

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Knott’s Spooky Farm 2023 - details on all things Snoopy Spooky #spookyfarm

Knott’s Spooky Farm Kicks Off on September 28! Select Dates September 28 – October 31

Attention Trick-or-Treaters! Knott's just released all the deets on Spooky Farm!!

Enjoy the spooktacular Halloween season at Knott's Spooky Farm, a family-friendly Halloween celebration. Families can join in on the ghoulish fun as the park transforms with themed décor and wicked fun around every corner. The Fall Season of Fun offers Halloween-themed activities that celebrate the season, including trick-or-treating, a lineup of original shows, and pumpkin decorating. Knott's Spooky Farm will be taking place in the daytime, Thursdays through Sundays, September 28 through October 29, 2023, plus Columbus Day and Halloween.

Kids can participate in a memorable trick-or-treating experience in the spooky streets of Ghost Town, where they will interact with an array of spooky but friendly shopkeepers and show off their festive Halloween costumes. Guests can also visit the Livery Stable to get close and personal with the Creepy Critters of Calico. Spiders, bugs, and more await at our Creepy Critters Corral. Whimsical jack-o-lanterns surround Calico Park as it changes into an enchanting Pumpkin Patch location for families to enjoy the season's atmosphere with photo ops. Guests can get in the spirit by decorating their very own themed cookie or pumpkin right in the heart of Ghost Town. Miniature pumpkins or Halloween cookies will be available for a nominal fee. Little ghouls are also encouraged to strut their stuff and show off their Halloween Costumes in the Calico Carnival Costume Cavalcade hosted by some of your favorite town citizens at the Calico Mine Stage. Also at the Calico Mine Stage, Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies are back for a country concert like no other, with plenty of high-energy music and comedy on tap.

Gals and ghouls are in for a treat as the Bob Baker Marionette Theatre Show is back with their Halloween-themed show at Birdcage Theatre. These peculiar puppeteers will amaze all with a spooky puppet show that will have little ones and adults entertained all day.

The residents of The Timber Mountain Log Ride will celebrate the Halloween Hootenanny, which adds a family-friendly seasonal twist to a park favorite. The ride's interior features surprise after surprise as guests venture past the Calico Coffin Creeper Band, the town's Green Witch and splash down Skull Mountain through a labyrinth of jack-o-lanterns. The fun continues for little ones at the Calico Mine Ride as it undergoes a fantastical transformation into a candy wonderland! Grab a seat to explore the caves and caverns for candy confections, but keep an eye out for the elusive Pink Fairy.

Knott's Spooky Farm runs daytime Thursdays through Sundays, September 28 through October 29, 2023, plus Columbus Day and Halloween, and is included with regular park admission. 

The best way to enjoy Knott’s Spooky Farm and all of Knott's Seasons of Fun for the remainder of 2023 plus all of 2024 is with a 2024 Season Pass. A Regular Season Pass includes unlimited admission to Knott's Berry Farm with no blockout dates, and a Gold Season Pass includes unlimited admission to both Knott's Berry Farm and Knott's Soak City Waterpark with no blockout dates. Regular Season Passes start at just $99 or 11 easy payments of $6 after initial payment. Hurry before these offers end on October 31, 2023. Applicable taxes and fees apply. Payment plans are only available at knotts.com.

For more information on all the exciting things that are going on at Knott's Berry Farm, visit us online at knotts.com or download the Knott's Berry Farm app for your smartphone. Join the conversation by using #SpookyFarm on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood,Beginning Thursday, September 7 #HHN

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood 2023

Haunted Houses, Three Original Scare Zones, the Signature Terror Tram & more...

"Terror will come to life in three new scare zones designed to torment guests as they navigate their way through Halloween Horror Nights. These include:

“El Terror de las Momias” is a Latin-themed scare zone and an extension of the “Monstruos: The Monsters of Latin America” haunted house that takes guests on a desperate attempt to escape an ancient army of unearthed mummies.

Located on New York Street, the “Toyz” scare zone dares guests to play in the toy box of terror where a wicked toymaker used dark magic to bring his evil toys to life.

A welcome wagon of “Ghostz,” featuring a horde of blood-soaked, chainsaw-wielding ghosts, gather at the entrance to Halloween Horror Nights to rattle nerves.

The full lineup of fear continues with eight haunted houses plus the Terror Tram experience:

“The Last of Us” is based on Naughty Dog and Playstation’s award-winning post-pandemic video game.

“Stranger Things 4” transports guests to Hawkins, Indiana where they will face off against the evil Vecna in the fourth season of Netflix’s original series.

“The Exorcist: Believer” features a terrifying new chapter as Chris MacNeil fights a nefarious demonic force which has possessed two girls.

“Universal Monsters: Unmasked” expands on the Universal Monsters legacy with horror icons The Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Phantom of the Opera and The Hunchback of Notre Dame coming together for the first time ever in a chilling new story.

“Chucky: Ultimate Kill Count” features the infamous slasher doll and his best kills throughout the series and films.

“Evil Dead Rise” brings guests to a new twisted tale in the Evil Dead franchise, based on the 2023 box office hit.

“Monstruos: The Monsters of Latin America” includes Latin American folklore's most terrifying ghosts and creatures.

“Holidayz in Hell” takes visitors on a petrifying trip through a series of psychotic seasonal celebrations.

“Terror Tram…The Exterminatorz” puts guests on the world-famous Universal backlot and in the middle of an insect uprising led by the devious Larry Larva whose goal is to exterminate humans from the Earth. 

Horror fans will also walk along the Jupiter’s Claim set from Nope where they will encounter The Tethered from Us in an epic crossover from two of director Jordan Peele’s epic blockbusters.

And... Acclaimed horror production company Blumhouse brings two new live entertainment experiences, “The Purge: Dangerous Waters” and “Blumhouse: Behind the Screams,” inspired by some of its blockbuster films, to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood. A trio of bone-chilling scare zones and the park’s signature Terror Tram, coupled with the terrifying line-up of eight haunted houses, round out this year’s screams, beginning on Thursday, September 7.

It’s been a decade since The Purge first declared all crime legal for 12 hours as part of the government’s annually sanctioned Purge and an iconic horror franchise was born. Now, for the first time, “The Purge: Dangerous Waters” takes the blockbuster film franchise into an entirely new environment…open waters, in an all-new live show.

It’s a race against time when a politician and his entourage escape to an island to avoid The Purge. Sanctuary is fleeting when the island is quickly overrun by Purgers and the hunt is on. Located in the WaterWorld venue and featuring adrenaline-filled action sequences, stunts, spectacular lighting and laser effects, high fall fire burns and massive explosions, “The Purge: Dangerous Waters” celebrates an evening of anarchy without thought of punishment or fear of retribution.

“Blumhouse: Behind the Screams” is an original concept that showcases a selection of Blumhouse horror films, including the highly anticipated films Five Nights at Freddy’s and The Exorcist: Believer, and fan-loving hits like M3GAN and The Black Phone. This unique experience breaks the fourth wall and invites guests to explore these films as they step through the silver screen for an up-close look at authentic film props, costume displays and terrifying character encounters.

We can not wait to scream with all of this creepy scary entertainment! Details on tickets here

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Knott's Berry Farm Season Pass #GIVEAWAY

It's GIVEAWAY time!!! 

Thanks to Knott's Berry Farm  we are giving away ONE 4-pack of regular 2024 Season Passes !!!

We have been season passholders for years & love every minute of each season...

* Seasons of fun for all ages all year long
* Peanuts Celebration, Ghost Town Alive, Boysenberry Festival, Summer Nights, Merry Farm, Soak City
* Be the first to get updates on events like Knott's Scary Farm & rides, park news & more
* Interactive play, crafts, sketch school & more
* Srasonal shows & seasonal eats & treats
* Discounts on food, merch & even on Knott's Hotel stays

There are so many reasons why we love our Knott's season pass but my favorite is the time we get to spend together not feeling rushed to do it all in one day but spread all the rides, entertainment, food & more over many visits!

Hope to see you out and around at Knott's Berry Farm too... Good luck to all who enter!!!

How to enter... head over to my Instagram!!! 


** Tag a friend/family in comments that you'd love to ride some coasters with & comment your favorite ride at Knott's 

** Share this giveaway on your stories/page & tag me

** Follow me here @onthegooc and at @knottsberrygramfam

Good luck!!!!!

*** giveaway not affiliated with IG, FB or any social platform, all opinions are my own, one winner for 4 season passes, winner chosen at random on August 27th, no purchase necessary, good luck to all! ***

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Knott's Berry Farm Kicks Off Summer with Ghost Town Alive and Summer Nights! #KnottsSummerNights

Knott's Summer Fun is Coming in HOT!

Seasons of Fun at Knott's Berry Farm brings us the rides, entertainment, food & more with Fiesta Village re-opened, Ghost Town Alive and Summer Nights!

This past weekend we went to check it all out and had so much fun. There is so much to do and see that we visited three times in four days to soak it all in and can not wait to return all summer long.

Here are some of our favorite updates & tips on visiting this summer...

Fiesta Village - you will be blow away with the design and entertainment. We enjoyed the shows that celebrate Mexican Herritage in America, the food that is flavorful with new updates to menus and of course the rides!

Our favorite area is the Alebrije Gardens, see if you can find all six beautiful spirit animals.

Stick around for the Calle Celebración that brings festive cultural experiences with music, dance and new light show.

Ghost Town Alive - the rascals are out in Calico stirring up some mischief and the town is doing their best to make Founders Day a success. Team up with the Sheriff's team to make sure the outlaws come to justice and take part in the interactive activities designed to bring you into the storyline! Love it, so fun for all ages, a must do.

Summer Nights - music, shows, food, rides and everything summer. Pick up a tasting card and enjoy six eats, treats or drinks that were curated special for Summer Nights!

There is live entertainment all over the park from Boardwalk BBQ to Calico and the music varies from area and stage. 

Don't forget to scan over the tasting card options so you can pre plan what you want to try, there's so much goodness it's hard to decide!

Maximize your day of fun with a Season Pass. We like to start off with Ghost Town Alive, then take a splash break at Soak City to cool down, then head back in for Summer Nights after 5:30.

* Make a day of it - Start off with GTA, head over to Soak City and finish off at Summer Nights! 

* Use your dining plan for some of the Summer Nights food options that are on tasting card.

* Explore Fiesta Village at night. It's beautiful and the colors just make you smile and feel like you are in spirit animal garden perfection.

* Tasting card is a win. The portions are large enough to share so you can try many things with friends and family.

* Ghost Town Alive is a day time interactive activity so it runs from open to about 5pm with the closing hoedown.

* Summer Nights kicks off at 5:30pm until close but note that some food options are available for a la carte earlier in the day.

We have so much fun at Knott's all year long and can't wait to return like weekly for some kind of Berry adventure at the Farm!