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LEGOLAND California New Deep Sea Adventure!

The new LEGO CITY: Deep Sea Adventure Submarine Ride is due to open in early July 2018 at LEGOLAND California! For the first time in the USA, guests will board a real submarine as an attraction ride to explore uncharted sea life and collect hidden LEGO treasures. Discover more than 2,000 marine animals including sharks, stingrays, and other tropical fish! Sea creatures of various colors arrived this month! Tomato Rockcod, Vlamingis Unicornfish and Black Streak Surgeonfish were among the many species introduced into the ride’s 300,000 gallon tank. LEGO® CITY: Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride is Merlin Entertainments’ single largest investment for a ride in any LEGOLAND® Park. For the first time in the United States, … READ MORE

LEGOLAND California LEGO STAR WARS DAYS Return!

LEGO Star Wars Days are back! Stormtroopers, Jedi and Darth Vader are taking over LEGOLAND California Resort for two weekends: June 2-3 and June 9-10, 2018! There will be galactic fun activities throughout the day such as the LEGO Star Wars Family Build Challenges, a LEGO Star Wars Miniland Scavenger Hunt, LEGO Star Wars fan gallery, costume contests, Meet and Greets, Droid Hunt with costumed fan groups, and more! Guests are encouraged to come in their favorite gear and interact with the characters. Visit an impressive fan gallery of models and photography, then be inspired to build your own. Collect participation badges (while supplies last) in a Droid Hunt game, … READ MORE

Flower Fields Carlsbad Ranch Attractions

I received tickets in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.  One of my favorite things to do in the Spring is visit The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. The 50 acres of rolling hillside tecolote ranunculus is just beautiful, it blooms for six to eight weeks out of the year (March to May), and it also overlooks the Pacific Ocean. This seasonal and popular attraction get visitors from all over the world. I think it can be enjoyed several different ways, and with different people, because it is great for all ages. It is family-friendly, handicapped-friendly, and I also saw couples and groups of friends. The last day … READ MORE

Disneyland Pixar Fest Celebrating Friendship + Beyond – 8 Things To Do!

Post written by me for Disneyland. All opinions are my own. Disneyland did an amazing job for Pixar Fest Celebrating Friendship & Beyond! While the transformation of Pixar Pier at Disney California Park is not ready until summer, the festival is in full force which started this weekend! Everyone has a favorite Disney Pixar movie that they love. I didn’t really think about this until attending the Media Showcase, but they all have something in common – They all tell a story about the true meaning of friendship! Woody and Buzzlight Year, Mike & Sulley, Russell & Dug, Nemo & Dory, Lightning McQueen & Mater, Joy & Sadness, and the … READ MORE

Day Out With Thomas SoCal Ticket Giveaway!

ALL ABOARD! Last November, “Day Out With Thomas” presented by Mattel drew 30,000 visitors to Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, California, and is now returning again this Spring to delight more in “Big Adventures Tour 2018”! Train enthusiasts can get an up-close-and-personal look at Thomas the Tank Engine and his best friend Percy for four days in April (7th, 8th, 14th and 15th)! A ticket for “Day Out With Thomas” includes a 20-minute train ride with Thomas, photo ops with Sir Topham Hatt, storytelling with video viewing, an Imagination Station with arts & crafts, temporary tattoos of Island of Sodor friends, a petting zoo, bounce houses, live children’s music, sing-a-longs, … READ MORE

Great Wolf Lodge’s Spring-a-Palooza Activities

Families visiting any of Great Wolf Lodge’s resorts this spring are in for a fun surprise with their annual SPRING-A-PALOOZA happening now through April 15, 2018. During the five-week celebration of spring, you’ll find colorful decorations throughout, character-inspired flower gardens, bubble dance parties in the lobby, scavenger hunts, spring picnics with free lemonade, and spring-inspired daily activities. New this year, they have partnered with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to help fund and raise awareness to end childhood cancer. Alex’s Lemonade Stand During Spring-A-Palooza, families taking breaks between their water park fun can visit a lemonade stand in the Grand Lobby for complimentary lemonade to be enjoyed together picnic-style. This year, exclusive color changing … READ MORE

Glen Ivy Hot Spring Lounge Pool

Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa’s Better With Friends Special

Is winter finally here in Southern California? I’m not really sure because one minute it’s chilly and the next minute we are back in t-shirts and flip flops. We have had unusual weather all year. If you’re looking for a break to escape from all the stress, consider Glen Ivy Hot Springs for a warm, relaxing retreat that’s not too far away. I was just there with friends, because spa days are always better with friends. With strategic planning, we headed there after drop-offs, changed into our bathing suits, walked around in our bathrobes, had services, met up for lunch and cocktails, lounged around in hot pools and played in … READ MORE

Big Bear Lake Snow Summit Lifts

Big Bear Lake Weekend Itinerary with Limited Snow

In sunny Southern California, beaches are a plenty and a short drive away, however, every year we anxiously await for snow in the mountains. Imagine the possibilities – sledding, tubing, skiing, and snowboarding. Forget the rest, the children just want to make snowballs and snow angels. We always have a blast. Sadly because it hasn’t rain all that much, we haven’t gotten much snow. (As I’m writing this, Big Bear received 6-8″ of new snow this week and they’re anticipating more.) Last year I wrote a post about how to prepare to go up there during a blizzard, but this year, the weather is so different, I am sharing how you can … READ MORE