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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

LEGOLAND CASTLE HOTEL HARD HAT TOUR

LEGOLAND California – New Castle Hotel Opens April 27, 2018!

The much anticipated LEGOLAND Castle Hotel in Carlsbad, California is weeks away from opening, and we cannot wait! Scheduled to open on April 27, 2018, we joined media day on a hard hat tour to get first looks. It is hard to imagine so I’ve included renderings below. We explored areas like the Grand Hall, Dragon’s Den Restaurant, Royal Courtyard, and we even looked inside some of the rooms. Much like the LEGOLAND Hotel next door, it will be fully themed with separate living quarters for the children with bunkbeds, and super close walking distance to the amusement park. The new hotel will feature 250 deluxe rooms with three themes … READ MORE

2018 Toyota Rav 4 Hybrid Limited

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