Jurassic World – The Ride is Officially Open!

This post is written with collaboration with Universal Studios Hollywood. All opinions are our own. The NEW “Jurassic World – The Ride” officially opened this summer, and it’s making a huge Splash! The Ride brings the film to life featuring stars, Chris Pratt (Owen Grady), Bryce Dallas Howard (Claire Dearing), and BD Wong (Dr. Henry Wu) as well as the addition of iconic dinosaurs from the movie. What could go wrong? Experience a glimpse of what it would be like if they all escaped! They’ve also added a new dining experience, a new bar, new interactive Dino Play area, new collection of souvenirs, and new encounters to the area! New … READ MORE

2019-2020 Broadway Series at Segerstrom Center!

We always look forward to hearing what broadway musicals are coming to Orange County. Segerstrom Center for the Arts usually announce their new season’s line-up earlier in the year. Coming to the Center for the very first time are Anastasia, A Bronx Tale, Mean Girls, The Band’s Visit and Escape to Margaritaville. Returning favorites are Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, Blue Man Group, Chicago and the Disney’s beloved The Lion King. Look forward to free and fun pre-show and intermission activities, and they’re bringing back Thursday night Talk Backs with cast members. One Saturday matinee performance of each show will be Open Captioned, Audio Described and ASL interpreted. We are so … READ MORE

TRAVEL: San Juan Islands Washington

Written in collaboration with San Juan Islands, Washington. There are a few times a year when I like to feature a travel story. Memorable Spring Break trips are one of them. This year I wanted to to go somewhere on my bucket list, and decided on San Juan Islands. The islands are located off the coast of Washington State, and close to the Canadian border. I wanted to go there because I’ve never been to Seattle, and secondly because one of the islands is called “Orcas Islands.” Although it wasn’t high season to see Orcas, we went in hopes we would see them in transit. Fortunately, we were lucky enough … READ MORE

OC Fair Deals and Discounts + What’s New for 2019!

The Orange County Fair is back for Acres of Fun! They will have 68 rides and 58 games offering fairgoes a ton of things to do. Ray Cammack Shows (RCS), the Fair’s carnival and midway provider, brought three new rides this year in addition to Titan. Ice Jet in the main carnival is a polar bobsledding adventure and Circus Train and Tea Cups are additions to Kidland. Get in FREE on opening day (Friday, July 12th) from noon to 3pm! There are many ways to save so be sure to check out the schedule and download the apps. Titan, the largest traveling booster ride in the U.S., makes their debut in … READ MORE

Disneyland Pixar Pier is Now Complete!

Post written by me for Disneyland. All opinions are my own. The Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure celebrates its first year anniversary! With the opening of the new Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind ride on June 28th, the four neighborhoods (Incredibles Park, Toy Story Boardwalk, Pixar Promenade, and Inside Out Headquarters) are now complete. You’ll also find creative food and beverage selections throughout the pier. Pixar Pier’s Neighborhoods Incredibles Park – Inspired by Disney and Pixar’s “The Incredibles”, it also features The Incredicoaster, the fastest attraction at Disneyland Resort. Toy Story Boardwalk – Meet Bo Beep and other characters along the Boardwalk. Rides include Jessie’s Critter Carousel and Toy Story Mania! … READ MORE

OC Zoo – Zookeeper Appreciation Day 7/27

To thank zookeepers for their hard work in caring for the animals at the OC Zoo, the County of Orange and OC Parks is hosting a Zookeeper Appreciation Day on Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open to the public, come celebrate the efforts of the zookeepers with a fun-filled day of children’s activities including games, crafts and making thank you cards for zookeepers. Learn about the role of zookeepers as they give special treats and toys to the zoo animals. Zookeepers will also be giving special “keeper chats” throughout the day along with a special talk called “So You Want to Be A Zookeeper” at … READ MORE

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Returns to Orange County 7/10-7/21!

Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA returns to Orange County at Segerstrom Center for the Arts July 10 – 21, 2019 with newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design. This new version of PHANTOM is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52 making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America! “Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in … READ MORE

Pirates Dinner Adventure Has A New Show + Giveaway!

For the first time in 5 years, Pirates Dinner Adventure in Buena Park has an all new show! Along with a whole new interactive story line, guests will also notice a renovated theater, new characters, and new special effects. Up to 150 guests participate in this epic production making it the world’s most interactive dinner show. You’ll notice a stronger female presence and the addition of a live mermaid swimming through the waters that surround the ship. Buccaneers swoop from the rigging of a renovated 18th century Spanish galleon, battling each other with swords, knives, and fists. This new action-packed show is filled with adventure, love, magic, danger, and humor. … READ MORE