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AUTOMOTIVE: 2018 Toyota RAV-4 Hybrid Limited AWD SUV (Part 1)

Over winter break, we were in Houston visiting family and the weather was very confusing. The first few days it was hot and humid, then it was rainy and cold the next. At one point, we even saw snow on the ground in the early mornings. The snow is very unusual but the rest they say is typical Houston weather. I used to live there about 16 years ago for about 3 years while I was attending the University of Houston. We still go back to visit, because we still have family there, and it’s also the best time to revisit with old college friends. If you’ve ever been there, … READ MORE

LEGOLAND CALIFORNIA NINJAGO DAYS + New 4D Film!

On January 12th, LEGOLAND California Resort released a new 4D film, “LEGO NINJAGO – Master of the 4th Dimension” which is screened exclusively at the park! Showing throughout the day at LEGO Showplace Theater in the Park, join your favorite ninjas with Master Wu in a special dojo training session. Do you think Kai, Nya, Lloyd, Zane and Cole are ready for the teachings of the mysterious ‘Scroll of the 4th Dimension’? The 12 minute film, although short, is always welcoming after a long day at the park. It’s nice and cool in there, and of course, being a 4D theater, you might actually feel the powers of Airjitzu and the Water Dragon. With … READ MORE

TOGETHER FOREVER FIREWORKS

Get More Happy with Disneyland’s Southern California Resident Deal + New Experiences for 2018!

The Southern California Resident Deal at Disneyland Resort is back, and it’s offering locals a sweet deal to enjoy the park! This year they are offering three days, one park each for $199 with one magic morning access – that’s about $67 per park per day! (Non-resident pay $270). To compare, single day passes can range from $91-$124 depending on if it’s a peak day or for a child. There is also a 3-Day Hopper option for $244 which is about $82 per day. (Non-resident pay $315). Either way you look at it, it’s like getting a third day for the price of two! What I like about this deal … READ MORE

SeaWorld San Diego Christmas Nativity O Wonderous Night

SeaWorld San Diego’s New ‘O Wonderous Night’ Performances

The older my kids get, the more questions they ask! Every year they start to understand a little more that the meaning of Christmas is not just Santa delivering presents, but they still believe. This year we attended a preview of a new Nativity show at SeaWorld San Diego called, “O Wondrous Night, The Greatest Story Never Told“. The live musical performance is about thirty minutes long and is narrated by storytelling puppet animals who all claim they are responsible for the birth of Jesus. The show is funny, the singing and dancing is great, and it’s not super long so it can be enjoyed by all ages! It features more than 30 … READ MORE

LEGOLAND California Holidays

LEGOLAND Holidays + New Year’s Eve Fireworks Before Bedtime + Ticket Giveaway!

Holidays at LEGOLAND California Resort is officially open! This year’s special guest, actress and singer Hilary Duff, helped Santa pull the switch to light the world’s largest 30-foot LEGO Christmas tree in their 15th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! The tree is made of more than 245,000 green DUPLO® bricks, has more than 400 LEGO ornaments, and illuminated with more than 11,000 LED lights. At the ceremony, LEGOLAND California Resort donated $10,000 on Duff’s behalf to Baby2Baby, which provides low-income children ages 0-12 years with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves. By distributing to non-profit partner organizations including homeless and domestic violence shelters, Head Start programs, foster care … READ MORE

7 Exclusives at Disneyland’s Mickey’s Halloween Party! #halloweentime

Although tickets for their party is already sold out, you can still enjoy both parks during HALLOWEEN TIME at Disneyland until October 31st! As you may know, Oogie Boogie casted a spell over Disney California Adventure. If you happen to be at Disneyland park when they transition over to Mickey’s Halloween Party and make you exit the park, head over! They did an amazing job with Haul-O-Ween in Carsland, and the Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark is scary as heck! Now, if you scored a ticket to Mickey’s Halloween Party, come early so you can not only enjoy both parks, but you’ll want to experience all the events exclusive to the Party. Early entry begins 3 hours before the Party starts. We tried to come as early as we could, but we still didn’t make it to everything. Both parks are huge! My best advice is to plan ahead especially if you have small children. You saw the security line I posted online right? It went quickly after we made it through, but we hit the ground running, and for the rest of the evening, the pace stayed the same until we had to call it a night. Come prepared, dress for comfort, and enjoy!

Guide to Brick-or-Treat Party Nights at LEGOLAND California!

Brick-or-Treat Party Nights, presented by Shutterfly, returns Saturday nights in October at LEGOLAND California! (Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, & 28). Join all the fun in this family-friendly monster mash with live entertainment, new shows, a new pop-badge challenge, special character meet and greets, costume contests, treat stations throughout the park, LEGO pumpkin patch building, craft with LEGO Friends, a Ghost Cruise adventure, dance parties, Bluegrass Band Jamboree, and more! Plus don’t forget SEA LIFE® Aquarium is included with your Party Nights ticket.

Activities

  • TREAT STATIONS: There are Treat Stations throughout the Resort with more than one million pieces of candy. Pick up an event guide along with a bag and look for the Candy Corn symbol on the map to find the Treat Stations open from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Treat Station Maps also available on the LEGOLAND app.

Disneyland’s Halloween Time Takes Over Disney California Adventure Park!

Oogie Boogie, the boogeyman from “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”, has casted a spell over Disney California Adventure Park! For the very first time, Halloween Time at Disneyland is now celebrated at both parks! You’ll first notice Oogie Boogie at the main entrance. Did you hear what he said? …Watch out! Throughout the night, he will also unleash a swarm of bats. Want to see where they congregate? The bats are circling the tower of the Carthay Circle Theatre! Cars Land has completely transformed and all your favorite Cars characters are all dressed up in their “car-stumes” to celebrate ‘Haul-O-Ween’. It’s so much fun! Thrill seekers will try to embrace themselves but it won’t help in Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark. Scream all you want because you can’t get off until the ride is finished. Come hungry! There are several themed treats. I just love this time of year, don’t you? This year, a ticket to Mickey’s Halloween Party gets us into Disney California Adventure as well as Disneyland during the three hours prior to the beginning of the party in Disneyland Park. More details below!