Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament with Kids + Ticket Giveaway!

We have visited the Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Show in Buena Park several times now and and every time, we have a blast! The show is fun, family-friendly, and it includes dinner. As we walk through the Court of Flags, they crown us, and we instantly feel like we are in for a great adventure! One of the first things we did upon entry is meet Princess Catalina for a photo opportunity. This varies between the King, a Knight, or Princess. The printed keepsakes are optional to buy and distributed later in the show.

End of Summer Family Movie Nights DVD Bundle Giveaway!

Summer is ending and we will soon be back to busy, busy schedules when the children are back in school. Need some down time? Help ease the transition with Family Movie Nights! We love in-home family movie nights, because it gives us a chance to catch up on popular titles that we might have missed in theaters but now we can enjoy them in the comfort of our own home. In the past, we threw some really fun themed-parties thanks to being a part of the Fox Home Entertainment Insider program. The children enjoyed the film even more when we went that extra mile. Which leads us to this next blogiversary online party giveaway – one LET’S PLAY OC! reader will win this wonderful movie bundle! Enter below for a chance to win (1) copy of DreamWorks’ SHREK Anniversary Edition 4-Movie Collection in DVD, (1) copy of Tim Burton’s MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN in Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD, (1) copy of DreamWorks’ KUNG FU PANDA 3 in Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD, and (1) copy of Blue Sky’s THE PEANUTS MOVIE Collector’s Edition in Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD!

Summer Exhibits at Discovery Cube + Ticket Giveaway!

The traveling aerospace exhibition, Above and Beyond, is sponsored by Boeing in commemoration of Boeing’s 100th anniversary. It features immersive simulations, interactive design challenges, iconic historical touchstones, visionary concepts for the future, and inspiring stories from game-changing innovators, past and present. Design, test, and fly your own supersonic jet. Pilot a drone into the eye of a hurricane to measure nature’s fury. Spread your wings and experience flight as a bird or a futuristic wing-flapping aircraft. Or take an elevator ride to the edge of space! Watch the video clip for more!

*Exhibit is included in general admission.

Happy Birthday, Pretend City! Special Events in August + Ticket Giveaway!

Pretend City Children’s Museum in Irvine turns 8! If you’re looking for ways to beat the heat, the last full month of the summer is jam-packed with fun educational activities and daily themed events at Pretend City. Hint: There are special discount days for some of them. Their annual “When I Grow Up” Day is the biggest event of the year. With the help of volunteers and a variety of generous professionals from all over the community, children can explore their future and dream big with the help of firefighters, police officers, librarians, and more! They are bringing in a real fire truck for the children to touch and explore, along with multiple professional cars in their free outside exhibit! Other special events to note – National Chocolate Chip Day, Bring a Friend on Friendship Day, Way to Play Day with Free Dental Screenings, Free Family Autism Day, and it’s also the final days of their summer exhibit, “Adventure Under the Sea!” Check the calendar below!

Guide to LEGOLAND Water Park + Giveaway!

LEGOLAND® Water Park is located inside the park (additional ticket required) at the north end of LEGOLAND® California adjacent to Fun Town (see map below). This part of the park has been opened since May 2010. It includes Legends of Chima Water Park, Pirate’s Reef, Soak-n-Sail, and new this summer – Surfer’s Cove! Surfer’s Cove features six water slides which extends 100-feet where guests can race each other for the fastest time on Riptide Racers water slides. Look for a LEGO winner’s trophy for a great photo opportunity! There’s a new spray ground called Wipeout Lagoon where multiple water jets splash on and off creating a wave effect. New eatery offers Beach Street Tacos and new seating area. Find new LEGO models throughout in beach themes – LEGO surfers, LEGO seagulls, LEGO crabs, a LEGO lifeguard, and a surfing dog model sits on top of a wave at the peak of Riptide Racers.

UPDATE: We were there June 30th, and Surfers’ Cove was nearly finished.