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.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Miguel’s Jr. Tamales Return With Holiday Gift Card Specials Available Online and In-store November 2 – December 31

Celebrate the Holidays With Miguel’s Jr. & Make Tamales the Feast of the Night!

Chile Rojo Pork and New Chicken Tamales Return to Miguel’s Jr With Holiday Gift Card Specials Available Online and In-store November 2 – December 31



Miguel’s Jr. tamales are available a-la-carte for $3.49 or by the dozen by pre-ordering online for $37.99. 

The Miguel’s Jr. seasonal tamales are available for purchase until December 31, 2022 online and in-store along with holiday gift cards. 

Now through December 31, 2022, receive two $5 bonus gift cards for every $25 gift card purchased online and one $5 bonus gift card for every $25 gift card purchased in store.


Orange County locations:

Costa Mesa: 141 East 17th Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. (949) 646-2153
Huntington Beach: 19620 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, CA 92648. (714) 888-2255

Orange: 1325 Tustin Street, Orange, CA 92867. (714) 633-4000

Tustin: 2855 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92782. (714) 202 4676





Frosted by the Sea from November 17th to January 1st at the Iconic Hotel del Coronado

Iconic Hotel del Coronado & Luxurious Alila Marea Beach Resort Light Up the Holidays with Breathtaking Seasonal Experiences

EPIC Entertainment Group, the bi-coastal live experience and event production experts are pleased to announce their partnership with two holiday décor masterpieces in San Diego, California this holiday season. 


The EPIC experience experts are credited with transforming the historic Hotel del Coronado into a frosty, winter destination with the return of “At First Light” – a 12-minute light show spectacular, new beachside igloos, and more. Guests may enjoy Frosted by the Sea from November 17th to January 1st. EPIC has also expanded its SoCal partnerships to transform the holiday experiences of the opulent Alila Marea Beach Resort in Encinitas with elemental design and decor for the community to enjoy.

“As experts in storytelling through creative activations, we are honored to be the team who dreams up new experiences for both Hotel del Coronado and Alila Marea resort guests,” shared Charity Hill, EPIC Entertainment Group. “We are grateful for the opportunity to expand theme curation and guest immersion through design and décor. We can’t wait for everyone to be a part of the holiday spirit at both locations this season.”


The crowd favorite “At First Light” – a light show spectacular will return to Hotel del Coronado’s 100+ year old trees, bigger and brighter than before. Following the debut of the light show in 2021, EPIC will feature over 75,000 lights showcasing choreographed shimmering illuminations for over 12 minutes. Guests can also celebrate Frosted by the Sea with NEW heated beachside igloos, each decorated with twinkling lights, cozy seating, and seasonal décor. 

EPIC will once again dazzle Hotel del Coronado’s historic lobby with a massive 22-foot Christmas tree in nearly ten thousand amber lights and nearly two thousand ornaments. EPIC’s storied holiday décor can be appreciated throughout the entire property with breathtaking bows of lush garland, shimmering oversized ornament displays, and over 20 themed Christmas trees ranging in size from 8ft, to the show-stopping 23ft lobby tree, and the 25ft garden tree. 

A short drive up the coast, Alila Marea Beach Resort will also shine bright for the holiday season thanks to EPIC Entertainment Group’s thoughtful and elegant creations. Recently named 2022 Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Resort – Alila Marea is the newest hotel property to contract EPIC for holiday experiences and community immersions. 

“The architecture of Alila Marea Beach Resort is already telling a compelling story. Our goal is to reinforce that story through the use of existing coastal elements much like the property itself,'' commented Hill. “We are celebrating the season through a lens of local landscape, incorporating the natural mediums of pampas grass, sea glass, driftwood, copper, pewter, and gold.“ 

Perched atop a stunning seaside bluff along one of Southern California’s most dramatic stretches of coastline – Alila Marea is a crafted luxury resort, delivering authentic and bespoke experiences in a world-class beachfront setting. With 30+ oversized glowing dandelions and a 22ft coastal-inspired tree displayed on the hillside – this elegant seasonal display will be a beacon of the holidays for the local community. 

Co-founded in 2016 by Charity Hill and Steve Sheldon, EPIC Entertainment Group is known as the mastermind behind some of the largest haunted attractions in the country, including Dark Horizon in Orlando, and Dark Harbor at the Legendary Queen Mary in Long Beach, California – and recently as partners with Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania for Dark Nights as well as Hush! Haunted Attraction in Detroit, Michigan. 

As a multifaceted live production company, EPIC operates at world-class brands including Crayola, Hotel Del Coronado, NightGarden – Miami’s newest holiday light phenomenon, and is currently managing daily operations for the world-renowned Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden – one of the top-rated gardens in the country according to USA Today.

Monday, November 14, 2022

Illuminate Silverlakes’ will run for select evenings, November 25 – December 30, from 6 pm to 10 pm

A festive Christmas party of nighttime enchantment and awe-inspiring installations!!

 Illuminate Silverlakes’ will run for select evenings, November 25 – December 30, from 6 pm to 10 pm PST at the Silverlakes Equestrian and Sports Park in Norco, California.


ILLUMINATE SILVERLAKES will be a festive Christmas party of nighttime enchantment and awe-inspiring holiday installations. It’s a feast for the eyes, a treat for the tummy, with holiday fun for all ages. 

Guests will enjoy delightful visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, live musical performances, fun-filled activities, beautiful holiday light displays, tasty seasonal treats and Christmas appetizers, holiday gift offerings, and unforgettable moments for everyone! 

The family-friendly outdoor experience will take visitors around a lake on a magical illuminated journey through the festive grounds, touring six different captivating and fun-filled areas. Share the warmth of an enchanted Christmas season at SoCal’s all-new event, an ideal destination for Instagrammers and family Christmas card covers.


FAQS - Know before you go...

• ILLUMINATE SILVERLAKES is an AN ALL-NEW event. Not affiliated with past holiday events.
• Dates - Select evenings from November 25th – December 30th
• Where - Silverlakes Equestrian and Sports Park in Norco, CA
• Time - 6pm to 10pm PST
• This is an outdoor event, with food available for purchase.


Full details on this years event...

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY MARKET
Guests can stroll through our charming Christmas Holiday Marketplace filled with seasonal crafts, last-minute Christmas gifts, lively and entertaining musical performances, and a visit to Mrs. Claus’ cottage to help decorate the halls with cookie decorating.

ILLUMINATION TRAIL
Holiday adventurers can walk through a tunnel of dazzling lights, guarded on both sides by two gigantic nutcracker soldiers, that lead you around a beautiful lake to various destinations such as Toyland, Electric Forest, Reindeer Grove, and Santa Village.

TOYLAND
Here, oversized Christmas presents, snowflakes, and toys are sprinkled along the trail providing excellent opportunities for Christmas card photos and Instagram fun.
 
ELECTRIC FOREST
Emerging from Toyland, guests enter onto a magical Christmas tree lane, a pathway of electrified Christmas trees of various shapes, designs, and sizes, all brought to life through amazing illuminations where every 15 minutes, our beautiful 35ft tall pixel Christmas tree comes to life in a show of music, lights, and white Christmas snowfall.

REINDEER GROVE
In the peaceful realm of Reindeer Grove, guests will have a chance to take a picture in the world’s most famous sleigh before you venture through an oversized and whimsical ornament that leads you into Santa Village, where Santa himself is waiting to greet one and all.

SANTA VILLAGE
Here in this rustic village, guests of all ages can visit Santa Claus to share their Christmas wishes, snap a family photo, and savor tasty food and drinks while enjoying the fun, music, and whimsy of this festival setting.

Get social and stay up to date with all the latest at... Instagram: @illuminatesilverlakes 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/illuminatesilverlakes
TikTok: @illuminatesilverlakes 

See calendar and purchase tickets at www.illuminate.holiday

Share your visit using hashtag #illuminatesilverlakes !!