12 Tips for Annual CHOC Walk in the Park at Disneyland

What another amazing year at CHOC Walk in the Park! It was an early rise for all of us, but we were so anxious to get started, we couldn’t even sleep the night before. I think my team slept 1.5 to 3 hours because we stayed up all night talking. You’d think we never see each other. What was it? Was it because we didn’t want to miss our alarms or maybe it was because we haven’t had a slumber party in so long. We needed to be at Downtown Disney by 5:00 a.m. PST to make it to the Opening Ceremony at 6:15 a.m. at Main Street USA. Coffee was a must, but other things that took time was find parking, getting through security, and walking over to the front of the Disneyland park entrance alone takes about another thirty minutes. There were a lot of walkers waiting already, but no one was complaining.

MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE Age of Heroes! Show Review

In the newest production from Feld Entertainment, Avengers assemble in MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE! AGE OF HEROES to defeat evil. Spiderman, the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Doctor Strange join forces in an all out battle to recover the Wand of Watoomb. The show is action-packed, and there’s something for fans of all ages to enjoy. At times it was hard to focus because they utilized the whole stage and all the heroes were on at the same time. Some of my favorite parts of the show was the use of immersive video projection and cutting-edge special effects which transitioned the scenes and transported the audience across the universe from China to New York City and beyond. No violence here as it is a family show, but it didn’t lack punches or crazy stunts. There is a lot going on and the hardest part was choosing which hero you want to see more of. If you go, be sure to put on your Marvel gear and represent! Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes will travel throughout North America on a multiyear tour, including stops in Denver, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Dallas, Miami and New York. After North America, the show will embark on an international tour starting in 2019. For a complete list of North American tour dates, locations and to purchase tickets, please visit www.MarvelUniverseLIVE.com.

FREE EVENT: Fall Festival at My Gym Yorba Linda 9/19/2015 (10-3pm)

Join My Gym Children’s Fitness Center in Yorba Linda on Saturday, September 19, 2015 for their Open House Party! There will be a bounce house, face painting, Kona shaved ice, Chick-fil-A, raffles, music, dancing, giveaways, a balloon artist, and specials on classes, birthday parties, and camps! The event is open to the public, and there will be a special demonstration on their new Dance Program and Karate Classes.

Wisdom Panel’s SWAB-A-THON Tour

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Walking With Dinosaurs Live Arena Spectacular

We received tickets to this event. All opinions are my own.  WALKING WITH DINOSAURS THE ARENA SPECTACULAR stomped into Honda Center on Wednesday, September 3rd with life-like creatures reenacting the days when they roamed the Earth. Narrated by a Paleontologist, he took us back 65 million years. If you’re wondering whether your kids will enjoy this production, read on. Dino-enthusiasts, you will not be disappointed. It was easy to follow for all ages. Our narrator not only introduced the animals, he highlighted their strengths as well as their weaknesses. He had our full attention. It was educational with surprise elements. We didn’t expect to hear about the importance of insects to flowers, … READ MORE

Walking With Dinosaurs Arena Spectacular Downloadable Activity Sheets

On Mother’s Day this year, we took our boys to Discovery Science Center to meet a life-sized Baby T-Rex from Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular. While we waited for the presentation to begin, the kids enjoyed running around the Prehistoric Plaza located toward the back of the center where they explored fossil digs. At Dino Quest: Kids can go on a fun and educational scavenger hunt at Discovery Cube Orange County. Jere Lipps, Director of the John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center, came out to introduce himself. We learned that there were not too many Orange County dinosaurs, but there were findings. We’re about to see a … READ MORE