Wednesday, September 28, 2022

SeaWorld San Diego Announces New Family-Friendly Coaster!! #SeaWorldSD

SeaWorld San Diego Announces New Family-Friendly Straddle Coaster, Arctic Rescue, to open in 2023

Have you heard the freshest news straight from the waters of SeaWorld San Diego?!

Hot off the press!! There’s a new family coaster coming in 2023. Here are the deets and what we know so far.

From SeaWorld...
* Arctic Rescue will be the longest and fastest straddle coaster on the West Coast
* New family-friendly ride with 48” height requirement has three exhilarating launches that increase in speed at each launch
* Ride to bring awareness to threats facing Arctic sea life from climate change and global warming
* Annual Pass Members will be the first to ride before the official opening

SeaWorld’s coolest new coaster will feature a unique indoor launch station where passengers will start their journey inside of the Wild Arctic exhibit and launch outside straddling a unique snowmobile style vehicle. Guests will race through the Arctic and experience three exhilarating launches, each faster than the last, at 34, 38 and 40 miles per hour. The straddle snowmobile-style seats allow for an immersive ride experience for each rider as they lean into banks and turns and glide up heights as tall as 30 feet along the 2,800 feet of track. Manufactured by Intamin Worldwide, each train will hold 16 riders in eight, two-person rows.

Fans who want to double the fun with unlimited visits to both SeaWorld San Diego and Sesame Place San Diego, the only theme park on the West Coast based entirely on the award-winning show Sesame Street®, can add-on a Sesame Place annual pass for as low as an additional $6/month. For a full overview of the Annual Pass options visit

For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit Events and times are subject to change. Follow SeaWorld San Diego on Facebook and Instagram for the latest park updates and information.

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Tricks and Treats - All New Family Friendly Halloween Event at California’s Great America #CGATricksandTreats

California’s Great America Debuts Tricks and Treats, an all-new Halloween Event offering Fun for the Whole Family starting Friday, September 23, 2022


There has been a lot of news lately on haunts, spooky events, scares and screams for this Fall.

We just got the details on the new family friendly Halloween feative event at California’s Great America  theme park!

If you have followed along with our blog and or social media channels you know we love to celebrate all things Fall fun. From haunts to spooky our family loves it all.

Are you a Halloween season fan too? Do your kids love trick or treating but on another level that includes rides, shows and more?! Sound like your bunch? Then we have all the details on Tricks and Treats at California’s Great America!!

Hot off the press here is all we know about the Tricks and Treats event... 

"California’s Great America is happy to announce the debut of an all-new immersive, family-friendly Halloween event, Tricks and Treats, perfect for guests of all ages who want to celebrate the fall season without the intense scares. The new event invites guests to join in on festive fun with a trick-or-treat trail, Halloween-themed games and activities, special live entertainment, along with the most delicious fall-inspired foods, sweets, and drinks. Tricks and Treats will take place Fridays through Sundays starting September 23 – through October 30."

Once you enter the park you will immediately be in the Halloween spirit of things. With four themed areas to start from there will be setting for everyone. Don't forget to snap a poc with the giant pumpkin at The Main Stage... "During the day, it is a picturesque family backdrop perfect for capturing fall-inspired memories. As the evening approaches, guests will notice the large festive Jack o’ Lantern coming to life with a fiery light, taking on a soft uncanny glow."

How cool is that!! 


"From there, guests can choose their path by embarking on the festive Lands of Treats or one of the mischievous Lands of Tricks, each with its own mystery and fun in store. The Lands of Treats is made up of Everfall and Sweet Tooth Acres, both rich with joyful memories of bonfires, Halloween sweets and cozy fall feels. Guests will enter an autumnal fall festival, and sugar-spun candy farm decor displayed everywhere imaginable. For those looking for more mischievous fun, the Lands of Tricks offers Spooky Spires and Ickyville. These playful areas will have guests drawn to a splat-tastic monster party and an eerie classical speakeasy populated by gothic surprises."


Halloween is for everyone at California’s Great America Tricks and Treats event, which runs Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from September 23 through October 30, plus Thursday, October 20. Thursdays and Fridays from 4:00 – 10:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from noon – 10:00 p.m., and is included with regular park admission. 

The park’s popular rides and attractions will also be open for thrill seekers to enjoy. To increase safety and provide efficient entry into the park during Tricks and Treats, guests will be asked to adhere to a new policy which states that no bags of any kind larger than 6.5” x 4.5” x 2” may be brought into the park after 6 p.m. on Tricks and Treats nights. All bags will be subject to search. 

For more information on the new seasonal Halloween event going on at California’s Great America, visit online at and follow the conversation using #CGATricksandTreats


It's going to be spoooooky fun!

With a 2023 Gold Pass, guests can enjoy unlimited visits for the rest of 2022 plus all the excitement planned with an expanded calendar in 2023! Guests can visit both Great America and South Bay Shores Waterpark in 2023, in addition to the all-new PEANUTS Celebration, Friday Nights, Red, White & Brews, Carnivale at Orleans Place, Tricks and Treats, WinterFest and so much more.  Gold Season Passes are now available for the lowest price of the year – as low as $95 or 11 payments of only $7, after initial payment plus fees. 

A season pass pays for itself in fewer than two visits. For more information and to purchase a 2023 season pass, please visit 

Did you know with your platinum Knott's pass you can visit all Cedar Fair Parks?! Yes it's true so have fun thrill seekers!

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Halloween Spooktacular at SeaWorld is Back!!

SeaWorld San Diego is celebrating Halloween with family-friendly fun at this year’s annual Spooktacular. 

Children of all ages will love trick-or-treating for ghoulish goodies during this daytime event as they explore SeaWorld San Diego in their Halloween costumes, walk through the decorated candy trail and meet a cast of colorful and not-so-spooky characters. 

Costumes, Candy, and Family-Friendly Halloween Fun Return at SeaWorld San Diego’s Spooktacular Celebration

The event runs every Saturday and Sunday from September 17 through October 30, plus Halloween Monday on October 31. The days will be full of immersive and family-friendly activities to get into the Halloween spirit.

Trick-or-Treating Around SeaWorld San Diego

Children are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes and trick-or-treat for candy and snacks along the park’s trick-or-treat candy trail. Each candy station along the trail features an assortment of sweet and salty favorites. A SeaWorld trick-or-trick bag is required and will be available to purchase to participate in trick-or-treating. Please note that guests who are ages 13 and older may not wear costume masks or hoods, and all costumes are subject to the normal dress code for the park. In addition, face painting is not permitted on any guests unless it is done by park artists.

Family-Friendly Halloween Experiences

Spooktacular will feature a variety of fun, family-friendly Halloween activities perfect for a spooky, fall day. Children of all ages will love meeting friendly Halloween mermaids in a special immersive experience along the trick-or-treat trail. Guests can also join a cast of silly characters for a Halloween Dance Party featuring popular Halloween-themed songs and family-friendly games like limbo, freeze dance, and more. Next to the dance party is a festive hay maze where families can explore and meet some fun fall characters along the way.

Families can also participate in a fun Spooktacular Pumpkin Hunt throughout the park! A map can be purchased at The SeaWorld Store to help track down SeaWorld and Halloween inspired painted pumpkins – plus, families that participate can exchange the completed map for a special prize!

Back by popular demand, SeaWorld Spooktacular will also include the celebration of the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos. Large, beautifully dressed Catrina statues will welcome guests as they discover ofrendas (offerings) of mementos and flowers honoring loved ones who have passed. There will also be traditional food options available for purchase in the park.

Kids Visit for Free During September and October

For a limited time, kids ages 3 to 9 can receive FREE admission with a full price paid adult admission. The free child ticket is redeemable for one visit to SeaWorld San Diego through October 31, 2022, making it a perfect way to have the whole family enjoy SeaWorld San Diego’s Spooktacular!

One of the best ways for guests to experience SeaWorld San Diego at the best value is with a 2023 Fun Card for $99.99. The Fun Card offers unlimited park admission for all of 2023 plus the rest of 2022 for free. For even more unbeatable benefits, guests can purchase an Annual Pass for as low as $12.50/month. With an Annual Pass, guests will enjoy 12 months of visits with special benefits like free parking, free guest tickets, savings on merchandise and more.

For more information on SeaWorld and to purchase Annual Passes and Fun Cards visit

Get social with SeaWorld with #SeaWorldSanDiego 

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

OC Animal Care to Waive Animal Adoption Fees on Saturday, September 10 #adoptdontshop

Adopt a Loving Pet and Help Reduce Overcrowding in the Shelter - OC Animal Care in Tustin | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Supervisor Foley Partners with OC Animal Care to Waive Animal Adoption Fees

Have a Pet lover in your family that is looking to adopt or maybe it's you that wants a Furry friend?!

Today we received some purrfect details on Pet adoption locally to us here in Orange County. 

Hot off the press...

"Adopt a furry friend and help empty overcrowding shelters with Supervisor Foley’s first annual Animal Adoption Day! This special one-day adoption event, presented in partnership with Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley and OC Animal Care, will take place on Saturday, September 10, at OC Animal Care in Tustin from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. During Animal Adoption Day, walk-ups are welcome; a drive through pet food pantry will provide free food and necessities from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.; adoption fees will be waived from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; and Pooches on the Patio, a volunteer-led doggy meet and greet event, will take place from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. To learn more and request an adoption appointment, visit

“Animal shelters across the County are over capacity, including OC Animal Care in Tustin,” shared Supervisor Foley. “This shelter has capacity for about 200 dogs and 300 cats, but currently houses more than double its max capacity of animals. By hosting Animal Adoption Day, we hope to encourage the public to adopt, foster, or volunteer with our County shelters to support our region’s homeless pets.”

The event launches a month-long, first-come first-serve initiative where Supervisor Foley’s office will waive adoption fees for up to 200 pets. 

Each adopted animal comes with a microchip, vaccinations, spay or neutering, and an anti-parasite treatment. Additionally, each adopted pet will receive a certificate for a free veterinary exam at participating Southern California Veterinary Medical Association clinics within 72-hours of adoption. 

Walk-ins are available for cat adoptions. Those looking to adopt a dog are encouraged to book an appointment for expedited service but can also drop-by to visit. A few of the most prevalent breeds currently available for adoption at OC Animal Care include huskies, German shepherds, and pit bulls."

“Thank you to Supervisor Foley for hosting this event and encouraging our community to opt to adopt their new best friend from OC Animal Care,” said Andi Bernard, OC Animal Care Director. “Our shelter is facing a staffing shortage while caring for over 900 animals through our shelter and foster programs. With waived adoption fees, free starting supplies for each adopting family, and the drive-thru pet food pantry, we invite community members to join us so we can connect hundreds of cats and dogs with their forever families.”  

Animal Adoption Day

Presented by Supervisor Foley, in partnership with OC Animal Care

Saturday, September 10, 2022 

8 a.m. - 10 a.m., Drive Thru Food Pantry

10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Waived Adoption Fees

1630 Victory Rd, Tustin, CA 92782

*Appointments are encouraged for dog adoptions. Walk-ups welcome, but for expedited service make an appointment in advance. Walk-in visits are on a first come, first serve basis.


For more information and to view adoptable pets please visit OC Animal Care. To learn more about Supervisor Foley and District 2 of Orange County’s initiatives, visit

Lobster Festival Returns to SoCal September 9th to 11th - Tickets on Sale Now! #OCLobsterFest

Have you Heard the Delish News?!  The 26th Annual Original Lobster Festival Returns to SoCal Sept. 9-11, 2022!

SoCal’s largest lobster festival with Live Maine Lobster (flown in daily) then steamed in the world's largest cookers is coming to town!

There will be live music, free souvenir ephoto, DJ and dance instructions, in addition to their infamous Signature Feast there is a food court with all kinds of tasty eats like Lobster Egg Rolls, Lobster Wontons, Lobster Roll/Lobster Crunchy Roll, Lobster On-A-Stick, Lobster Fried Rice, Grilled Lobster and MORE, carnival rides and games, El Baston del Rey complimentary tastings, kid's stage - magic illusion show and more.

Here are some deets on the event and how to purchase tickets!

Free parking... Located at the spacious green Fountain Valley Sports Park (next to Huntington Beach) 16400 Brookhurst St. Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (Brookhurst and Heil Ave.).

Tickets vs. Packages — Which One Should You Get?

If you’re just looking to wander the festival grounds and hit up the different food vendors to satisfy your lobster cravings, get tickets just for general admission only. But if you’re ready to unleash your inner lobster-feasting beast, get one of the signature mouth-watering meal packages, which includes either general admission or VIP admission into the festival. You can always add on an additional meal a la carte or get something delicious from the food vendors if you’re still hungry afterward.

Children 12 and under are FREE (carnival rides and games, food, drinks, and VIP Lounge are not included).

Carnival Rides and Games
12 Carnival Rides for Adults and Kids. Also, exciting midway carnival games. Unlimited ride wristbands are good for one full day of unlimited carnival rides. Each wristband is only good for one person. You can purchase your unlimited ride wristbands and/or single ride tickets at the Carnival Ticket Booth onsite anytime during event hours.

Cliffhanger, Hurricane, Ferris Wheel, Round Up, Tornado, California Wave Slide, Crazy Plane, Dragon Wagon, Elephants. Cars, Cycles, and Merry Go Round.

Karaoke Lounge with Live Band

Karaoke Lounge (Fri. & Sat.) — SING WITH A LIVE BAND!

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT 7-10PM on the Second Stage. Included in general admission.

Join the fun center stage and become the lead singer of a rocking live band! Live band karaoke features a live band and custom scrolling karaoke tracks for you and your friends to sing along with the band. Choose from a wide selection of songs. Every song is presented with high-quality scrolling lyrics displayed on video backgrounds and stage props are included to dress up in. Everybody should be a rockstar once in their life so come join us and experience a new twist on karaoke.

So much more... click here for tickets and daily details. 

Vampirates are Back at Pirates Dinner Adventure this Fall! #OCPirateCrew

Pirates Dinner Adventure to host 
Halloween-themed show Vampirates 
Shows will run select nights Sept. 27 to Oct. 31

We are Pirates Dinner Adventure fans! Every Season there is something unique and fun to change up the show. My kids love it, my husband loves it and a night out as a pirate family is right up our galley I mean alley!

Undead pirates have arrived uninvited at Treasure Bay’s annual Halloween Ball – it’s up to you to you to save the day!

On select nights Sept. 27 through Oct. 31, Pirates Dinner Adventure will host Vampirates, a Halloween-themed dinner show that’s guaranteed to provide spooky fun for the whole family. 

Guests can get 25 percent off tickets 
for Vampirates with code “FANGS” when booking over the phone.

"You and your family are cordially invited to the annual Halloween Ball, a gala filled with celebration, games, songs and fun."

But beware! Danger lurks just outside the 
safety of Treasure Bay. A ruthless crew of Vampirates, led by the dark soul of Captain Sebastian the Black, have set sail with one thing on their mind – the Solzana's Eye. 

This necklace possesses magical powers beyond imagination, and in the hands of Captain Sebastian the Black, will allow him to escape the curse of the night to sail the seas during the day, creating more destruction and spreading fear. The only way to defeat the Vampirates and bring peace back to Treasure Bay is with your help.

"Pirates Dinner Adventure is bringing the spooky spirit to families from all over Southern California and guests visiting Orange County this season,” said Julio Duran, the general manager of the attraction.

“There’s no better way to celebrate this haunting holiday than to defeat a crew of evil Vampirates!”

During Halloween weekend, Pirates Dinner Adventure will be offering trick-or-treating and a costume contest at each show. 

Pirates Adventure Dinner general admission includes a three-course dinner with unlimited soft drinks.

Ticket prices for the Halloween special are $64.95 for adults and $36.95 for children 11 and under. Upgrades are available for purchase. Parental discretion is advised.

To reserve your seats, call 714-690-1497 or click here. 

To learn more about Pirates Dinner Adventure, visit

Tickets on sale now! 

Knott's #SpookyFarm is Back & Expands for Even More Entertainment! #KnottsBerryFarm

Knott’s Spooky Farm Returns with Even More Halloween Fun for Everyone, Expanding Thursdays through Sundays Starting September 29! 

Enjoy the spooktacular Halloween season at Knott's Spooky Farm, a newly expanded 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 line-up of original shows and pumpkin decorating. Knott's Spooky Farm will be taking place Thursdays through Sundays this year, starting September 29 through October 31.

Kids can participate in a memorable trick-or-treating experience along Ghost Town's Main Street, Schoolhouse Road and Gold Mine Trail. During trick-or-treating, kids will interact with an array of spooky but friendly shopkeepers as little ones have the opportunity to 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 the Calico Mayor and Cameo Kate at the Calico Mine Stage.

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.

Venture over to Camp Snoopy and hop aboard the Grand Sierra Railroad, where you can join Linus in the Pumpkin Patch as he and Sally await the arrival of The Great Pumpkin. Halloween isn't complete without this timeless tale from the Peanuts Gang. Additionally, The Camp Snoopy Theater is hosting the Great Pumpkin Palooza show, where you'll get more than a rock as you join Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang for a high-energy music tribute to the best holiday ever, Halloween!

The residents of The Timber Mountain Log Ride will celebrate the Halloween Hootenanny, which adds a family-friendly seasonal twist to a park favorite. Every year the citizens of Timber Mountain invite the mysterious creatures that live out in the woods and caverns of the area to join them as they celebrate the season at the Halloween Hootenanny. 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 – all set around an original song performed by Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies. 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.

Head down to Gold Mine Trail, where guests can not only trick-or-treat, but also experience carnival games and ghoulish treats specially curated for this spooky season.

Knott's Spooky Farm runs daytime Thursdays through Sundays, September 29 – October 31, and is included with regular park admission. 

For more information on all the exciting things that are going on at Knott's Berry Farm, visit us online at or download the Knott's Berry Farm app for your smartphone. 

Join the conversation by using #SpookyFarm on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.