Monday, August 16, 2021

Knott's Scary Farm is.... BACK!!!!! #knottsscaryfarm #scaryf#scaryfarm

Knott’s Scary Farm Returns for its 48th Season with Mesmerizing New Nightmares

Select Dates September 16th – October 31st

 

Hot off the press straight from Knott's!!!!

Southern California's largest immersive Halloween experience, Knott's Scary Farm, returns with innovative new scares and bone-chilling thrills for its 48th frightful year. Terror comes to life as the theme park shifts into your worst nightmare, with horrifying monsters and hair-raising scares looming around every turn. 


This year, guests will have to confront their greatest fears with 15 haunted attractions, including five sinister scare zones, eight mesmerizing mazes, and two seasonal ride overlays to some of your favorite park attractions. Knott's Scary Farm returns for 27 terrifying nights from September 16 – October 31.

 

There is nowhere to hide as endless scares await guests around every corner, with the debut of our newest captivating maze, an all-new spine-chilling scare zone, and a frightening lineup of new shows. These new haunted experiences add to the original scares that can’t be found anywhere else.

 


New Offerings:

Mesmer: Sideshow of the Mind (Maze) – The newest haunted maze has arrived; Mesmer: Sideshow of the Mind. Within the canvas tent lies the secret of the most potent force in the universe: the human mind. Give in and succumb to the hypnotist Mesmer and his sinister sideshow, as it preys on your hidden fears. Release your inner thoughts and descend into a world of madness, torture, and eerie enlightenment. There you will uncover the grotesque secrets hidden as you brave through the most terrifying show ever created.

 

The Gore-ing 20's (Scare Zone) – Step back into the dark decadence of a by-gone era as the newest scare zone, The Gore-ing 20's, terrorizes even the bravest and most brutal souls. Here gangsters run illicit hooch for the ghostly revelers as the otherworldly musicians play the music of the damned. Tell the Bouncer the secret password, and you'll have the time of your life for as long as it lasts.

 

Carnaval du Grotesque (Show) – Calico Mine Stage

Grab a seat as the show is about to begin!  Your mind will melt at the sights and sounds of the Carnaval du Grotesque. Live bands provide the soundtrack for the creepiest company of performers to ever disgrace the stage.

 

Invitation to Terror (Show) – Mystery Lodge

Invitation to terror is a digital illusion horror show which tells the story of Millionaire Tom Shackleford, he is set to unveil the secret project that he promises will change the world. Set in Calico 1986, guests are invited to the debut of Futuretronics, the world's top technology creator, latest technological advancement. It's going to be a killer party with plenty of terrifying surprises no one will ever see coming.

 

Wicked Drums (Show) – Camp Snoopy Theater

Deep within The Hollow, The Witches summon you to a percussion ritual to awaken the dead. Hosted by the evil Hag of the Hollows, Wicked Drums, high energy drumming collides with ancient witchcraft in a sensory overload sure to raise your spirits. It's a Halloween activity worth witnessing.

 

Doce de la Noche (Show) – Fiesta Plaza

The night comes alive at the stroke of midnight when our electric dance group takes the Fiesta Village stage. Dressed in colorful and vibrant colors, the lively dancers dazzle all with their moves set to high-energy music, which takes over all senses and has everyone dancing their feet off.

 

Returning Mazes:

Wax Works – Mysterious lights and strange noises have begun to emanate from the eerie abandoned wax museum. It's rumored that blood-curdling screams can be heard echoing through the halls of Wax Works as victims are horrifyingly submerged into a scorching hot cauldron of bubbling wax. The once prominent plastic surgeon, Dr. Augustus Scratch, has been seen tinkering at night and is now ready to show off his beautiful yet terrifying life-like masterpieces of hot molten wax and bloody flesh. Take a closer look at his gruesome works of art and try to escape his deadly grip or become the newest masterpiece to add to his collection. 

 

Origins: The Curse of Calico – Pierce the veil of time and discover the secret of the evil fog that hangs over Knott's Scary Farm in Origins: The Curse of Calico. Unearth the sinister paranormal activity that plagues the town as Sarah Marshall is put on trial for her suspected crimes of witchcraft. All will be unveiled when the Green Witch rises and curses the townsfolk, transforming all who have accused her into a wicked horde of malicious creatures with an eternal quench for the living.

 

PARANORMAL, INC. – The Haunting of Hayden Hill: Paranormal Inc. maze reopens its doors one final time to those brave enough to uncover a bizarre and supernatural adventure. Guests investigate a haunted hospital where the patients were tortured for decades by deranged doctors and nurses. Demonic spirits of the murdered victims have been detected throughout the mysterious halls, while evil medical staff prowl for new patients to torture.

 

Pumpkin Eater – Survive the wrath of the murderous 7-foot tall creature that haunts the old woods surrounding The Hollow in the Pumpkin Eater maze. The notorious creature is on the prowl, hidden within the dark confines of the haunted town he once terrorized. To escape the sinister Pumpkin Eater's wrath, all who enter must go on a quest through the silent town of victims, face a cave of crawling insects and solve the labyrinth of thorns that blocks the way out.

 

Dark Ride – Journey through an abandoned carnival ride where cruel carnie folk still linger in the shadows in Dark Ride: Castle of Chaos. The carnival has become a refuge for freaks and carnies. Now those shunned performers have created a dark world of terror which they plan to unleash on those who enter. Dark Ride will lead brave visitors through a treacherous path and into the bowels of a long-neglected attraction, as sinister shadows and horrifying scenes cast the gloom over the once pleasant ride. It's everyone's worst nightmare, being helplessly trapped inside an abandoned carnival ride without a way out.

 

The Depths – A heavy fog drapes over an abandoned port village where ancient creatures lurk inside the pitch-black underground caves hidden below the seaside shores. The Nightwatch Mining Crew has mysteriously disappeared, and village rumors point to the eerie tunnels the town sits upon. But be warned, all who have entered have never resurfaced. Myths of the terrifying horrors that lurk within the cave have often been whispered but never confirmed.  Did the crew meet their demise at the hand of vicious creatures that live within the cave? Journey into the ominous caverns to discover if the superstitions revolving around the cave are true or not.

 

Dark Entities – Teleport beyond earth into a realm where the darkness is absolute. In the depths of space, a lone station faces terror beyond all imagination. An extraterrestrial mutation has invaded the station, and it's on the prowl for new hosts. The unearthly inhabitants' force increases as it feeds on its unwilling victims. Escape the dark entities before their deadly force eliminates all living forms aboard the station. There's nowhere to escape when time is running out!

 

Halloween Hootenanny – The Timber Mountain Log Ride residents celebrate the Halloween Hootenanny, which adds a seasonal twist to a park favorite. Mysterious creatures of Timber Mountain that live out in the woods and caverns join the citizens as they honor the season at the Halloween Hootenanny. The Ride's interior features surprises 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 all set to an original soundtrack by Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies.

 

Returning Scare Zones:

Knott's Scary Farm is far more than a collection of haunted attractions.

Every night monsters spill out onto the streets and turn theme park midways into murderous scare zones.  From the world-famous Ghost Town Streets to the Boardwalk area filled with evil clowns, there's nowhere to hide in Knott's Scary Farm.

 

Ghost Town Streets is the original and largest, most terrifying scare zone that started it all.   Bands of half-human, half-animal monsters prowl the streets and inhabit the fog, and beware the notoriously stunning sliders, who lunge from fog-filled corners of the land.

 

On the Boardwalk, deviant clowns crave your undying attention in the CARNEVIL scare zone.

The Hollow scare zone will terrorize guests as the Witches of the Hollow, and their armies of creatures have risen once again to battle with the Witch Hunter.

 

The Lake underneath Silver Bullet recedes to reveal the Forsaken Lake scare zone, where gothic creatures ravaged by the dark and murky waters wander from their crypts preying on unsuspecting visitors, looking for victims to drag back to their watery graves.

 

Returning Shows:

Puppet Up! Uncensored (Show) – The Walter Knott Theater – Returning nightly to Knott's Scary Farm for the 2021 season, Puppet Up! Uncensored is an outrageous, off-the-cuff show featuring a combination of improvisational comedy and the magic of puppetry performed by a cast of world-class comedian puppeteers from The Jim Henson Company. Created by legendary puppeteer and award-winning director Brian Henson and directed by Patrick Bristow (Ellen, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Whose Line Is It Anyway?), Puppet Up! - Uncensored is no ordinary puppet show. The content is driven by audience suggestions and participation in proper uncensored form, topped with the zany antics and naughty shenanigans of the colorful and brazen puppet cast.  Puppet Up! – Uncensored will be performed three times each night at Knott's Scary Farm and is intended for mature audiences.

 

Conjurers (Show) – Bird Cage Theater

You won't believe your eyes when our skilled Illusionist takes the stage in the heart of Calico.  Get there early as seats have been known to vanish.

 

Knott's Scary Farm Admission

-  Single night tickets - Buy tickets at KnottsScaryFarm.com and save up to $39 off the regular main gate price of $89. Knott's Season Passholders receive a discount on single-night tickets. Applicable taxes and fees apply to online orders.


-  Fright & Fast Lane – Ride and scream all night long with unlimited priority access to all mazes plus priority boarding on all Fast Lane rides. Fright & Fast Lane starts at $99 and varies by night. Separate Scary Farm park admission required and not included.

 

Knott's Scary Farm Boo-Fet - Offered at Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant and Spurs Chophouse. Meals include a 2021 souvenir bottle, which gives unlimited complimentary refills on the event night and $1.00 refills for the rest of the 2021 season. After dinner, enjoy early entry into select areas of Knott's Scary Farm a few minutes before it opens to other mortals. Boo-fet early entry will be to Paranormal Inc., Dark Entities, The Depths and Wax Works, and exclusive photo opportunities with the monsters. The Knott's Scary Farm Boo-fet dinner is $45 + applicable taxes and fees when purchased online. Separate theme park admission is required and not included.

 

All Season Long Parking is valid for Knott's Scary Farm nights. - Knott's Scary Farm General parking is $25 per vehicle and can be purchased online or at the parking booth upon arrival. Applicable taxes and fees apply to online orders.

 

Knott's Scary Farm has welcomed millions of visitors for over 47 years and has become an institution in the Southern California theme park landscape. This year, the event returns September 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, October 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30 and 31. Knott's Scary Farm is open 7:00 pm – 1:00 am on select Thursdays and Sundays, and 7:00 pm – 2:00 am Fridays and Saturdays. Due to the explicit and frightening nature of the event, it is not recommended for children under 13. This year's Knott's Scary Farm experience is Where Nightmares Never End!

 

For more information on Knott's Scary Farm, including admission, park hours, and events, visit knottsscaryfarm.com or download the Knott's Berry Farm app for your smartphone. Join the scary conversation by using #ScaryFarm on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

SeaWorld San Diego Electric Ocean Festivities - Summer Fun! #seaworld #seaworldsandiego #electricocean #electricoceanseaworld

Summer Night at SeaWorld with Electric Ocean - A Must Experience! 

SeaWorld brings sealife, foodie eats & treats, rides, shows & so many lights together for the beaufully done Electric Ocean.


Thank you to SeaWorld San Diego for inviting us to experience Electric Ocean & all things, we loved it, all opinions are our own. Check out #electricocean for photos & videos too.


Did you know that SeaWorld has activities, edufun, entertainment, shows, live music and a food festival.. all happening now!?


We wanted to share all the deets with you on everything Electric Ocean & more.


Highlights of Must See/Do While Visiting Specific to Electric Ocean Summer fun...

  • 5, 6 or 7 p.m. Static Shock Rock Show – Hourly shows at the Sky Tower Lawn
  • 6 – 10 p.m. Club Sea Glow – The DJ and his dancers get the party going and the dance floor full of kids and adults! 
  • 9:00 p.m. Acrobatic performers in front of Journey to Atlantis and Penguin Encounter
  • 9:50 p.m. Ignite Fireworks Show – Can be seen anywhere throughout the park
  • 9:55 p.m. Laser Reef Light Show – A dazzling display of light and laser as you exit the park

Details on the festivities...
  • Cirque Neon World: An astounding theatrical production that features a mixture of acrobatic skills, dance, and breathtaking athletic stage performance connected with world-beat music, elaborated sets, brilliant costumes, and sensational makeup.
  • Ignite Fireworks: A fireworks spectacular that brings the brilliant colors of the sea to the skies above the park. The fireworks can be seen from all around SeaWorld’s 100+ acre park.
  • Club Sea Glow: Get the excitement started with high-energy music as our DJ leads an all-ages dance party beneath the waves. The DJ will keep you moving all night, leading up to the start of our Ignite fireworks finale.
  • Electric Floating Acts: Imaginative characters, artists, acrobats, and entertainers roaming all throughout the park.
  • You will be amazed at what you see, hear, and feel!
  • Laser Ref Light Show: SeaWorld San Diego caps off the night with a canopy of colors that submerges guests below the ocean in dazzling display of color and sound.

  • Food at Electric Ocean to try...


And of course treats... tasty light cheesecake with Caramel drizzle.



SeaWorld is always bringing something new to see and or do.. keep updated with some fun on social media too! Follow SeaWorld San Diego on Facebook and Instagram for the latest park updates and information.


Upgrade to a pass... The best way to experience Electric Ocean at SeaWorld San Diego and all the other great events throughout the year is with a SoCal Resident Pass. 


Southern California residents can purchase a SoCal Resident Pass for only $9 a month which includes unlimited visits** for twelve months and 50% off parking, offer is valid through June 23. 


Those that live outside of Southern California can take advantage of tickets as low as $65.99. Please visit www.seaworldsandiego.com/tickets for more details.

 

For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit   SeaWorldSanDiego.com

Events and times are subject to change. 


Happy summer! 

New Rides, Food & Fun at Universal Studios Hollywood! #universalstudioshollywood #USH

Universal Studios Hollywood is Kicking Things Up This Summer!!


New rides, new dining experiences & new surprises to see & do. We cover all the updates from Universal Studios Hollywood here and now...


Thanks to Universal Studios for having us out for the day. All opinions are our own. We love visiting the lot!


Let's dive into the happenings at Universal City Walk & Inside the park too!


Newly opened “Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” ride

Step into the streets of New York with a visit with Max & friends at their apartment building. Stroll around while you wander through the line cue surprised at each turn with a new pets perspective!

Say hello to your favorites.. so cute!

Keep an eye out since you too may be adopted out as a puppy...just kidding but it's super cute to see what family you'd end up with if you were a puppy looking for a home hehe. 

Such a cute ride. I loved it. We loved it... my kids wanted to ride it again and we would have but... you need to be sure to reserve your time in the app or pick up a return ticket from the box outside the ride. The times full up fast and book up completely. 


Lower lot....
“Jurassic World—The Ride” featuring the new Indominus Rex

Hot Tip.. bring a poncho. Lol. 

Brace yourself for turns, drops and monstrosities coming at you! 

Don't forget to do the meet n greet. I mean why would you pass up a really cool and super fun encounter right?! So awesome. 



Foodies gonna food...

New Minion Café greets hungry diners with banana inspired treats (yummmmm) and so much more...


Located just to rhe right of rhe exit to their cool rode, the Minion Cafe is open and has a variety of items to choose from for all appetites!


Inside it's decor is as festive as it is fun. Look around while you wait a few moments to grab and go with all your favorites to try.


We have a super fan here! 

Chicken natchos. We shared them with a few other things we wanted to try. They disappeared. Nom nom.


Parm & Meatball Grilled Cheese with marinara. This was surprisingly realllly good. Even my daughter enjoyed it. She finished the marinara by itself and asked for more of everything... Next time girl!


This Float!!!! Another under estimated delish treat. The Felonious Float is a must try! We got two and wanted two more! 


A sample of the treats...


Can't forget the cotton candy.




Craving something fresh, new & exciting to EAT outside the Universal Gates?! 

Perfect because NBC Sports Grill is ready for you. For now from 3pm on sit, snack, drink, watch a game or 10 on their many screens & then hop back into the park. Or make it a date night...
NBC Sports Grill & Brew is reflective of NBC Sports’ award-winning coverage and unparalleled collection of media partnerships that include the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, the NFL, NASCAR, INDYCAR, PGA TOUR, The R&A, PGA of America, USGA, Churchill Downs, Premier League, Tour de France, Roland Garros, and many more.

The inspired menu includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options as well as traditional fare with an array of cleverly themed courses. 

A refreshing complement to the menu, the restaurant also features a full bar and an extensive selection of over 40 beers, including the 862 as an IPA or seasonal draft custom-made to the Universal CityWalk Hollywood location.

Looking to customize their beverages, diners can create their own beer flight, build their own mule cocktail or select from a list of craft cocktails and wines.


The Starting Lineup features mouthwatering appetizers from Wings and Fish Tacos to Loaded Nachos and an Artisan Pretzel. Home Run Handheld takes burgers to new heights with such tempting fare as Roadside Chili Burger, Gruyere Burger, Beyond Burger, Nashville Hot Fried Chicken Sandwich and the Brat Pretzel Press. The Chili Bowl and The Grain Bowl add tasty twists to The Bowl Games menu section.

In the mood for a crunchy salad, On The Green pleases with Classic Chicken Caesar Salad, Grilled Steak Wedge and Nashville Hot Chopped Chicken Salad. Game Time is serious with Smoked BBQ Pork Ribs, Farmhouse Fried Chicken, Broccoli & Cheddar Mac ‘n’ Cheese, NY Strip Steak and Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon.

NBC Sports Grill & Brew is prepared to offer guests the MVP treatment. Visitors can enjoy dining upon converted shuffleboard and foosball tables amid sports-inspired décor, including specially commissioned art pieces and a custom neon NBC peacock logo.

Guests can also enjoy the NBC Sports Grill & Brew at Universal Orlando Resort’s CityWalk destination.

So many things to see, do, try, eat & explore all season long and then some. Get Anual Pass info here & join us all year long! 

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Camp Galileo - We Loved It! Autism Mom Tips Plus Our Reasons Why We Love #campgalileo

Camp Galileo - Summer Camp Where Autism failed & My Son Succeeded 


Thank you to Camp Galileo for inviting us to try a session of summer camp in Orange County. All opinions are my own.


We loved it so much & Mikey had such a successful time he asked to return, so we did, and week two was just as fun and amazing for him.

From creating something imagination and STEAM inspired to outdoor play, Camp Galileo was perfect for us.


It is not often, in fact this is this first time, where I can leave Mikey on his own at an all day camp of any sorts and feel confident he is safe and having a great time.

He has worked so much on his social skills, patience, understanding of others cues, communication and everything else this past year and has thrived at school. I figured I would trust Galileo Camps to make this summer our first of many to kick autism in the face with summer camp success.


Tips for a rocking camp...

* communication... let the on-site team and camp manager know any concerns at all and they are super attentive.

* prep your camper. Show them a video, talk about what will go on at camp and even let them know what they may do as their theme so that your camper is prepped for the week.

* send some favorites... it may be a note on the snacks in their lunch or a special pin they can wear on their daily name tag lanyard but something to remind them you are there and they can do it.

* review your emails and camp tips that come from your location. They do a great job on all of this to prep and to recap.


Here are my favorite take aways from Camp Galileo this summer... 

* Great program structure and mix of edufun with indoor and outdoor activities . Perfect mix of exciting diy projects based around a specific theme with the right amount of calming outdoor play 

* Friendly attentive staff that makes each camper feel special and significant to the amazing day at camp. Always smiling & ready to make the kids day great.  Oh and they reapplied sunscreen all day long thank you team Camp Galileo!

* Autism friendly. Each child is different and each kiddo is on the spectrum in a different place. What I thought was great at Camp Galileo... they recognized, reviewed and attended to my personal comments about my kiddo, they were attentive and on top of it all and knew they could call me for anything but never needed to. I felt like my son is safe, not being bullied and is having some social skills strengthened while he makes new friends. 

My son said "we're all friends and play together... no one is left out and everyone is included" 


We can not wait to return next summer!

You can get all the details here on locations and registration.

Happy summer...

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

MainPlace Mall & Mother's Day - A Special Crown of a Treat

MAINPLACE MALL INVITES MYPERKS MEMBERS TO CREATE A FLORAL CROWN IN HONOR OF MOTHER’S DAY


MainPlace Mall, a three-story super-regional shopping center in Santa Ana, California (www.shopmainplacemall.com/), invites its MyPerks members to create their very own floral crown with gorgeous blooms on May 7th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and May 8th from noon to 3 p.m. 



Flower crowns have become extremely popular headpieces at weddings and festivals, with a lengthy history dating back to ancient times and symbolizing victory, love and femininity. Held on the lower level in Center Court, this fun-filled event is free and open to all MyPerks members. The MainPlace Mall “MyPerks” program is a loyalty program that allows customers to personalize their shopping experience. After creating a profile, shoppers can follow their favorite stores to get retailer offers and discounts. 

They will also gain members-only access to local promotions and gift-with-purchase offers they won’t find anywhere else. During special events at the mall, MyPerks members will get the red-carpet treatment with VIP access. And a new MainPlace MyPerks app will give MyPerks members a quick and easy way to learn about and redeem these exclusive offers. 


MyPerks is free and easy to join; to sign up, simply visit https://www.shopmainplacemall.com/login/. 

To attend the crown-building event on May 7th or 8th, guests must be MyPerks members and will need to show the crown-building perk in their MyPerks app; to download the free “MainPlace MyPerks” app, visit the Google Play or Apple App Store links at  https://www.shopmainplacemall.com/login/.


Friday, May 7th: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 8th: Noon - 3 p.m.


MainPlace Mall
Event Held in Center Court
2800 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705
https://www.shopmainplacemall.com/