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Day Out With Thomas SoCal Ticket Giveaway!

ALL ABOARD!!! Day Out With Thomas: The Steam Team Tour 2019, presented by Mattel, makes its return to Southern California Railroad this April! The tour, now in its 24th year, will make 37 stops across the U.S. and Canada and is expected to welcome nearly one million passengers in 2019. Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to go full steam ahead for a day of engaging activities and fun adventures. The #1 Engine pulls into Southern California Railroad on April 6th & 7th and April 13th & 14th, 2019. Themed Activities! A ticket for “Day Out With Thomas” includes a train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, meet-and-greet with Sir Topham Hatt, storytelling with video viewing, an Imagination Station with … READ MORE

January is National Learn to Ski / Snowboard Month + Mt High Specials

Most of us in Southern California are so snow-deprived, we rush out the minute we learn there’s fresh powder. There is rain + snow in the forecast. I wonder how many people will call in sick so they can visit a ski resort. Lucky for us, Mountain High Ski Resort is about a 90-minute drive away from Orange County and Los Angeles making it great for day trips! We always try to get there annually, and we always take lessons at the beginning of the season as a refresher course. My kids always have a blast! Mountain High is where Southern Californians learn to ski and snowboard. Even international snowboarding superstars … READ MORE

Disneyland Southern California Resident Deal + New Experiences for Early 2019!

The Southern California Resident Deal at Disneyland Resort is back, and it’s offering locals a sweet deal to enjoy the park! Beginning Jan. 7, 2019, eligible guests may visit Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park for as little as $60 per day with the purchase of a three-day, one-park per day ticket. In addition to this special ticket offer, the three Hotels of the Disneyland Resort are offering special rates on standard and premium rooms for a limited time. This year they are offering three days, one park each for $179 with one magic morning access – that’s about $60 per park per day! (Non-resident pay $270). To compare, single … READ MORE

Universal Studios Hollywood Holidays

Holidays in Los Angeles and Orange County is the most wondrous time of the year with so much to see and so much do! It may be because it doesn’t snow or get terribly cold so we are always searching for all the Christmas feels. If you are in the Hollywood area, you don’t have to drive very far to enjoy all the festivities at Universal City. Universal Studios will surely brighten up the season with all things Grinchmas and a whimsical and celebratory tree lighting ceremony. With the new release of the film, “The Grinch”, the timing is just perfect. Harry Potter brings us “Christmas in the Wizarding World … READ MORE

SeaWorld San Diego – ‘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. We were pleased to learn SeaWorld San Diego brought back, “O Wondrous Night“. The live musical performance is the story of the birth of Jesus told through the eyes of the animals. The thirty minute show is narrated by storytelling puppet animals who all claim they are responsible for the birth of Jesus. It features more than 30 carols, beautiful storytelling puppets and live majestic animals, including camels, a donkey, llamas, sheep and doves. This show first premiered at … READ MORE

LEGOLAND California LEGO Tree Lighting Ceremony with Jodie Sweetin!

Holidays at LEGOLAND California Resort is officially open! This year’s special guest, actress Jodie Sweetin, helped Santa pull the switch to light the world’s largest 30-foot tall LEGO Christmas tree at LEGOLAND California Resort’s 16th annual tree lighting ceremony in Carlsbad, California. Sweetin, a mother of two, is best known for her role as Stephanie Tanner on the ABC hit show, “Full House”, and the Netflix hit show, “Fuller House”.  She is also the star of Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas’ new original movie, “Entertaining Christmas.” Prior to Sweetin pulling the switch to turn on more than 11,000 LED lights, she was presented with a LEGO cupcake ornament as an invitation to return next … READ MORE

LEGOLAND California Resort – KIDS GO FREE Deal

I tell people all the time that the best LEGOLAND California deal is the KIDS GO FREE deal promotion! Especially if you only need one day tickets for visiting guests. You get a FREE CHILD TICKET with a paid regular priced adult ticket. I know you’ve seen this buy-one-get-one deal before behind receipts at McDonald’s, KFC or other fast food restaurants. But where is it when you need it?! Every time I need it, I can’t seem to find it so I’m saving it here for future reference. After reading the fine print, I learned that the original coupon found on the back of the receipt can also be redeemed … READ MORE

LEGOLAND California: Guide to Brick-or-Treat Party Nights

This year LEGOLAND California Resort transforms into a monster mash bash for the ultimate family fun during its Halloween celebration. Presented by Disguise Costumes, Brick-or-Treat Party Nights Halloween celebration, takes place every Saturday night starting Sept. 29th and through the month of October (Oct. 6, 13, 20, & 27) at 5 pm with more Park fun after dark! Guests can visit 16 Treat Stations, collect specialty items such as LEGO commemorative brick, LEGO Life Magazine containing a special gift, and enjoy a bonus treat station inside SEA LIFE aquarium! Brick-or-Treat nights are extremely popular! Plan ahead and get all of the details of the event in advance by downloading the LEGOLAND app! 2018 Activities New this year, Frankenbrick’s Lab, … READ MORE