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Happenings at Knotts #MerryFarm

Happenings at Knott’s Berry Farm

aka Merry Farm.

We missed Halloween but Knott’s Berry Farm still has lots of fun left for the year and more 2015!  We went a few years ago to Camp Snoopy and the kids loved it.

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They have their Merry Farm, Berry Market, also purchase a Thanksgiving Dinner (I never knew this) it is a great deal too.  Season passes can be purchased for the 2015 year.

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Knott’s Merry Farm has all sorts of fun for Christmas time.

  • Santa’s Christmas Cabin; Christmas wouldn’t be complete without visiting Santa Claus. The Wilderness Dance Hall in Ghost Town becomes home to Santa’s Christmas Cabin for the holiday season.
  • Live entertainment like brand new ice spectacular, Merry Christmas, Snoopy!
  • Kids can dance with Charlie Brown, Linus and Lucy at Camp Snoopy Theatre.
  • Lets not forget Knott’s World Famous Desserts!  Just smoMaple Lollipops, churros from the Churro Factory, cakes, cookies, muffins and gingerbread men.  I can’t wait to have the gingerbread cookies! Those are my favorite.

 

Some pictures from our last visit:

Daeton enjoying a GIANT soft pretzel.

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Kaela enjoyed a giant bow headband.

IMGP3279In the market place we got to see an artist create beautiful work using people’s names.
IMGP3418 I also got the kids a necklace that had a grain of rice with their names carved on it.  Definitely neat watching the artist create it.IMGP3421

 

For more information on Knott’s Berry Farm, including admission, park hours and events, visit

www.knotts.com or download the Knott’s Berry Farm app for your smart phone.

 

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Fun Day At Universal Studios, Hollywood

Disclaimer:One or more products below were provided for free. However the review is my honest opinion. This post may include affiliate links.

Fun Day At Universal Studios

Despicable Me & Super Silly Fun Land.

 

This week I had the awesome opportunity to bring my sister and our kids to Universal Studios in Hollywood, California.  I hadn’t been to Universal Studios in over 20 years (boy had it changed) and my children had only gone once (with their dad) a long time ago.  We went specifically to check out Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and the Super Silly Fun Land.  We toured the whole top top-to-bottom and back again and spent the entire day there.

We went prepared for the Super Silly Fun Land,  Super Silly Fun Land, an all-new elaborate wet & dry play zone unique to the park and adjacent to their “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” 3D Ride.   We knew we’d get wet so we planned ahead and brought a change of clothing.   The Super Silly Fun Land is great for kids of all ages.  Even little ones were able to stay entertained and cool for hours on end.

Check out the photos to see some highlights of our day at Universal Studios.

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Minions were available for photo opps at the park and the kids loved seeing them! Something fun to look forward to while waiting for a ride. u 2

View from above!  Love how we got there super early and beat the crowd. u 3

Some Minions were statues… This didn’t stop the hugs and posing!u 4

We also found The Simpsons.  *That is me, in the middle.  In the gift shop they had all sorts of The Simpson’s themed gifts.  The kids bought gigantic pink sprinkle donuts. u 5

Here is a selfie with a special Front of the Line pass.  I’ve never had one of these and absolutely loved it.  Definitely worth having, hands down.
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Here we are in our special 3D glasses.  We were getting ready to go on a ride. u 7

Another Minion photo opp!  The kids had an absolute blast exploring the whole park.  They loved the Super Silly Fun Land the best.  I loved seeing the Apollo 13 props.  We will definitely be going back soon.  Living in California and having great weather has terrific advantages! It is always a great time to go to Universal Studios.
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It is That Time Of Year- Knott’s Camp Spooky Is Here

Knott’s Camp Spooky

If you love Halloween but don’t want things that are too scary for your kids, you have to check out Knott’s Berry Farm’s Camp Spooky.  Kids can dress in costumes and trick-or treat with a map provide.  Snoopy and the Peanuts gang will be there for awesome photo opportunities.  You and your kids can sing and dance at Charlie Brown’s Spooktacular Show.  This is a non-scary celebration.

 Cheer instead of fear!

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I have taken the kids to Knott’s Berry Farm before.  The last time was 2011.  We had a blast and stayed there the whole day until the park was closing.  But this will be our first time at Camp Spooky.

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If you are in Southern California and are looking for something to do for Halloween fun, look no further.

THIS IS THE PLACE!!

When it comes to theme parks there is nothing to compare it to.  We love this place! My kids are not huge ride fans so this is a place where there is so much more.  They have lots of shows, small rides, a awesome market place.  Last time I got a grain of rice with my daughter’s name carved on it and put in a capsule.  Educational things to see too, like Indian Trails. So many awesome thing!

This is also the perfect time of year to go to a theme park in Southern California.  The weather is great.

*** Press Release: KNOTT’S CAMP SNOOPY TRANSFORMS INTO CAMP SPOOKY WEEKENDS IN

Buena Park, CA – Weekends in October, Knott’s Berry Farm invites you and your family to join in on

the Halloween fun in Camp Spooky. This daytime, non-scare celebration, of cheer rather than fear, is

the social event of the season with shows, activities and of course, trick-or-treating all geared for kids

ages 3-11.

Kids can take part in Snoopy’s Costume Party and show off their costume as they join the

affable group of monsters and the PEANUTS characters in a spirited procession through Camp

Spooky.

In the Camp Spooky Theatre, Charlie Brown’s Spooktacular Show will have you singing and

dancing in the aisles to all your favorite Halloween tunes. Kids of all ages can explore the wacky

hijinks of the Monster Factory, a fun interactive maze for the whole family in which the little ones

create the things that go bump in the night.

Also included with theme park admission, your little ghost, goblin or monster can fill their

complimentary goodie bag with sweet treats given out at five Trick-or-Treating locations in Camp

Spooky. At the “Creepy Crawly Critter Cave” Knott’s park naturalists will amaze with slithery, slimy,

creepy, crawly critters.

The whole family will enjoy “Scary Stories at the Lodge” where master story tellers spin the

craziest, creepiest, silliest tales this side of the “Great Pumpkin Patch.” And what goes better with a

story than a delicious cookie that you can decorate yourself at the “Kooky Cookie Painting.”(Small

fee applies)

Now on-sale, 2014 Season Passes offer unlimited access to Camp Spooky, as well as the

other exciting seasonal events happening year-round at Knott’s Berry Farm. Knott’s Season Pass

program offers exclusive discounts, special Pass Holder events, one free visit in 2013, and more. For

affordable year-round fun, Season Passes can be purchased online at knotts.com starting at $72.00

or with nine easy installment payments of just $8.00 for a limited time.

Camp Spooky runs weekends October 5-27 and is included with regular park admission.

Knott’s Berry Farm Theme Park operating hours are 10:00 am to 5:30 pm. For more information on

all the exciting things that are going on at Knott’s Berry Farm, call (714) 220-5200 or visit us online at

www.knotts.com.

 

 

 

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Legoland Adventure & Family Time

My sister and I love taking our children to Legoland. We do it over the summer as some family vacation time before school starts. We went two years ago and the kids were excited to go again this year.

We arrived at Legoland in the morning and stayed until closing time.

We went to every section of the park.  Enjoyed the rides and games.  Even a live show.  I grabbed ice cream during the show and the kids enjoyed snacking on it while they watched the actors run around the castle and grab kids from the audience.

Legoland full-size people were great.

This is me, being silly!  I couldn’t help it!

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My sister and daughter went on this crazy ride.  That is them.  Twisting and turning in the air.  I stood on the ground with the boys watching and laughing.  It is great going with another adult.  We were able to tag team with the kids when one wanted to do something and the others didn’t.  Unfortunately, I can not remember the name of it.IMGP9875

My son LOVED all the of the miniature cities and sets.  Especially all of the Star Wars ones.  The details were amazing.  He was fascinated at the ones that moved too.IMGP9892

While Legoland street performers did a ‘get up and dance’ concert I danced too… YES, the kids were embarrassed!  Mom’s job, right?  K had to show me how it is done.IMGP9912

The dancers and live Lego people put on a great show.  Kids of all ages were engaged and dancing below.
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The three of us.  My sister put hairspray dye in our hair.  Part of a fun family tradition when we go to busy places.  Part of it is to be able to see the kids easier and the other part is that it is just crazy and fun.
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Last time we were there was two years ago, so it was before the water park was open.  We  got to check it out for the first time.  I did not have my camera much for in there since I didn’t want it wet but we had a BLAST! Best water park ever! I think we could have spent the whole day there.  Next year we will have to go for two days.  One day at Legoland and one day at the water park, or split up both days.IMGP9836

Hands down.  We love Legoland.  The best amusement park for all ages.  When it got too hot we went into one of the game rooms and cooled off.  The food was great and prices weren’t too bad.  The kids also loved picking out Lego sets from the gift shops to take home.  If someone has younger kids there is sections for them too.  This is definitely a place for the whole family.  
I can’t wait until next year.
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Family Fun Adventure At Sea World

I took this kids to San Diego this summer to have a mini-vacation.  They wanted to go to Sea World since we had been a few years ago and they both had fond memories.  My sister and nephew came as well.

When we got there my sister had the whole place mapped out and our day planned.   We first went to the whale and dolphin show.  The kids loved it.  It was close to the entrance and we got great seats.  How about that?  Better than an amusement park with lots of walking and lines.  I took over 200 photos of the day but thought I’d post some unique ones that are my favorite.

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This was part of our lunch.  It was food-tray style.  We got to choose different items on the menu and ask them to make or grab is already done.  The whale cookies were a huge hit.IMG_1783

We took a private behind-the-scenes tour and this wonderful woman walked backwards almost the whole time.  She was awesome.  We got to see baby sharks in their ‘purses’ getting ready to hatch, turtles in outdoor tanks, dolphins and more.  Daeton is sitting by the turtles as the come up out of the water and flap their fins.  It was neat to see them so close.  You can see dolphins behind me.  They were curious to see what we were doing so kept swimming close by to watch us.IMG_1789

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This was underneath the ‘dinner with Shamu.’  We didn’t get a picture with Shamu behind us but a sweet employee offered to take a few pictures so that I can be in them as well.   We stayed here a while, resting in the shade, and Shamu eventually came and swam by quiet a few times.

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We had Dinner With Shamu and it was fabulous.  This is the only picture of all five of us so I bought it.  Price was decent too.IMG_1863

All in all we spent about 8+ hours at Sea World.  At times the kids were grumbling and fighting but they also had a wonderful time.  Besides the two tours photographed the kids and my sister also went on another tour, seeing the dophins and feeding them squid.  We had tickets for a different show but we got lost going from the hotel to Sea World and made it too late.  The employees helped us figure it out and switched tour and credited the money for the missed tour.  Unfortunately there was only room for four.  So I went to the Turtle Reef while I was waiting for them. 
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Sisterly love.  I love taking vacations with my sister.  There is a good balance with splitting up to do some things and swapping kids, or all five of us hanging out.  She took the kids to a show while I stood over an hour in line for food.  Sucked for me but at least the kids weren’t standing there bored. When Daeton was tired she took her son and Kaela and I went to the car and let Daeton rest.  It all worked out.
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This was a great trip.  The kids loved it.  Saw some animals they have never seen and we brought home some great memories.
I can’t wait to go back to Sea World.
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