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Ring in the New Year at John’s Incredible Pizza Company With NYE Celebration Packages

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If you’re looking for a fun place to celebrate with your family this New Year’s Eve, why not consider ringing in the new year at John’s Incredible Pizza Company? This year, they’re celebrating with special hours and celebration packages and each John’s location will be open from 7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. on December 31, 2018. This years celebration will feature one-night-only packages along with ball drop viewings, photo opportunities with IncrediBear, plus beer, wine and margaritas for adults..John’s Incredible Pizza Company combines a made-from-scratch All You Can Eat buffet with a vibrant Fun World entertainment area. The indoor facilities range in size from 30,000 to 60,000 square feet and are open year-round. Each location showcases a mix of traditional family-style items, innovative and fun food choices along with healthy alternatives all prepared onsite from fresh ingredients including:

  • Ten Signature and seasonal pizzas include John’s Spicy Peanut Butter Pepperoni, Buffalo Chicken, and Garlic Pesto.
  • A custom pasta bar features a variety of pastas, 8 homemade sauces, and vegetable varieties to create a pasta masterpiece
  • A variety of soups and a 40+ item salad bar
  • An assortment of homemade desserts.

Each John’s location include Fun World, a large entertainment area offering a variety of rides, redemption games, video games, and other attractions. John’s mascot IncrediBear makes special appearances at birthday parties, special events and more.2019 New Year’s Eve Packages at John’s Incredible Pizza Company
Celebration Package – priced at $19.99 and includes: 

  • Buffet + Beverage
  • Unlimited Rides
  • 75 Fun World Credits ($18.75 value!)
  • New Year’s Accessories including a Hat, Glow Necklace and Blowout

Premium Package – priced at $29.99 and includes: 

  • Buffet + Beverage
  • Unlimited Rides
  • 200 Fun World Credits ($50 value)
  • New Year’s Accessories: Hat, Glow Necklace and Blowout

John’s Incredible Pizza Company is located throughout California, Nevada and Oregon and their locations include:

  • 14766 Bear Valley Rd. Victorville, CA 92395
  • 3709 Rosedale Hwy. Bakersfield, CA 93308
  • 7095 N. Cedar Fresno, CA 93720
  • 2225 Plaza Pky. Modesto, CA 95350
  • 5280 Arrow Hwy. Montclair, CA 91763
  • 384 N. Sunrise Ave. Roseville, CA 95661
  • 6187 Valley Springs Pky. Riverside, CA 92507
  • 8601 On The Mall, Buena Park, CA 90620
  • 3010 Plaza Bonita Rd. National City, CA 91950
  • 9180 SW Hall Boulevard, Beaverton, OR 97223
  • 3700 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89119
  • 440 Newpark Mall Rd, Newark, CA 94560
  • 1025 Westminster Mall, Westminster, CA 92683

Tickets for New Year’s Eve at Incredible John’s Pizza can be purchased in advance at JohnsPizza.com/NYE.  To get priority admission and 20 more Fun World Credits, pre-purchase your tickets for NYE by December 26!

I’m also hosting a giveaway for one (1) of my readers to win a family 4-pack of tickets to John’s Incredible Pizza Company. The tickets are good for the all-you-can-eat-buffet and beverages and can be used at any of the locations. To enter my giveaway, just fill out the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway is open through midnight on 1/3/19. Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond. Winner will be mailed vouchers in the mail. Good luck, everyone! Happy Holidays!

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Tickets Now on Sale For All-New Pasadena Tournament of Roses® SIP & SAVOR Event

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A new end-of-year celebration debuts with the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® SIP & SAVOR. On the event menu is an impressive array of offerings for all ages from many of Southern California’s favorite eateries and culinary brands, along with wines and craft brews from throughout the Golden State, plus an exciting line-up of entertainment and up-close viewing of Rose Parade® float decorating.
The event takes over the Rosemont Pavilion/Jackie Robinson Memorial Field near the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena from December 28-30 (Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.). Various ticket prices and packages are available, ranging from general admission of $15 to a deluxe VIP package of $150, and can be purchased in-person at the event or online at sipandsavorpasadena.com.As part of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses SIP & SAVOR experience, guests can visit the Rosemont Pavilion, a workshop of color, imagination, and ingenuity. Inside guests will see hundreds of skilled volunteers painstakingly hand-applying millions of florals to incredibly designed Rose Parade floats. With wide-eyed wonder, guests can personally witness the parade floats slowly taking shape.

“Our entire team is immensely proud to partner with the Tournament of Roses to take the Rose Parade experience to a whole new level.  As the producers of SIP & SAVOR, it’s a terrific opportunity for us to take an iconic event like the Rose Parade and build upon the success of this historic brand with this new and exciting event”, Craig Bugajski, CEO of Artistic Entertainment Services

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses SIP & SAVOR is also a destination for guests seeking great music and entertainment. The event boasts a great line-up of entertainment options for the whole family. The main stage will play host to a variety of bands ranging from classic 80s, hip-swinging rockabilly, top hits of today, plus daytime performances by the GRAMMY® Award-winning, Mariachi Divas.For more information about the Tournament of Roses SIP & SAVOR inaugural event,  please visit sipandsavorpasadena.com. 

Join in on the conversation on social by following and using #SipNSavorPasadena.

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Last Minute Gift-Giving Ideas from Universal Studios Hollywood

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Christmas is just around the corner! If you’re still looking for some great last-minute gifts for people on your list, why not consider giving a gift inspired by Universal Studios Hollywood? Universal Studios Hollywood is helping to take the guesswork out by assembling a list of some popular gift giving items and stocking stuffers from such fan favorites as The Grinch, Harry Potter, Minions, Jurassic Park and Hello Kitty and friends.

“Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Here’s a short list of some fun, inspirational items.

  • For the naughty on the list, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures’ Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch movie takes center stage with an assortment of fun must-haves, including green faux-fur adorned hats, gloves and scarves as well as pajamas.
  • Magic is always in the air during the holidays, making treasures and treats from “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” some of the best gifts. From bespoke Christmas ornaments inspired by the Wizarding World to Honeydukes one-of-a-kind sweets, there is something for every Harry Potter fan this season. Other spellbinding collectibles that are sure to top any witch or wizard’s wish list include decorative Hogwarts castle snow globes, the Hogwarts crest and mascot ornaments representing each of the houses, as well as a collection of unique tree toppers and house pennant garland.
  • This year, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” is also introducing specialty gift wrapping that is inspired by packages delivered by the Owl Post in the Harry Potter film series.
  • A visit to the shops adjacent to the “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” ride and Super Silly Fun Land as well as the all-new Animation Studio Store offer a chockfull of Minions in an array of shapes and sizes as well Agnes’s all-time favorite, the fluffy Unicorn, available in a variety of huggable plush toys to wearable backpacks for back-to-school fun. For the more mischievous on the list, the iconic Zapper and Fart toys will make lasting memorable gifts.
  • The Animation Studio Store is also home to Hello Kitty with a variety of themed merchandise primed for holiday gift giving and stocking stuffers.
  • While the Jurassic era may have spanned time, millions of years ago, guests can keep the giant T. rex dinosaurs close at heart with popular Jurassic Park and Jurassic World t-shirts and hoodies, both in homage to the theme park’s iconic “Jurassic Park” thrill ride which closed earlier this year and in anticipation of its newest edition, the “Jurassic World” ride, opening in 2019.
  • For those on the list who have been extra good, an Annual Pass to Universal Studios Hollywood is the ultimate gift. For limitless fun all year long, along with a variety of discounts and perks to the theme park and CityWalk, a Platinum, Gold or Silver Annual Pass will make 2019 shine daily for friends and family.

As you can see, last minute shopping is made easy at Universal Studios Hollywood. While you’re there, check out the park’s annual holiday programs, including nightly snowfall during “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” plus the spectacular dazzling light projection transformation of HogwartsTM castle through “The Magic of Christmas at HogwartsTM Castle.” “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” takes place daily through January 6, 2019. The holidays at Universal Studios Hollywood is included in the price of theme park admission. More information is available at http://www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com.  As always, admission to Universal CityWalk is free.

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Stuff Their Stockings With CircusTrix OC Gift Cards + Enter to Win

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During the holiday season, we’re always seem to be on the hunt for the perfect gift idea for the children in our lives. Whether it’s for our own children or for our nieces, nephews, cousins or even close family friends, we have a lot to buy for. Why not consider gifting something besides another toy that will end up in the toy box? How about giving a gift of CircusTrix this holiday season?This year, you can pick up a merry & bright CircusTrix OC holiday stocking stuffers for everyone on your holiday list. They’re available for purchase in $25, $50, $75 and $100 denominations and include a gift card and a FREE pair of grip socks. They also come in gift packaging so they’re ready for gift giving. Grab yours HERECircusTrix OC is one of my daughter’s favorite places to go with her friends to tumble and play around on all of their equipment. Have you been before? Their Open Jump times are packed with options to “defy gravity inside their 60,000 sq. ft facility. The space features over 60 world-class trampolines including the famous angled wall trampolines, launching decks and a few surprises up in the ceiling.
For jumpers who are 6 and under, they also offer special Kid Jump times.Other fun activities you’ll find at CircusTrix OC include:

  • Ninja Obstacle Course
  • AirDunk
  • SlackLine
  • Trapeze
  • Aerial Silks
  • Foam Pits

CircusTrix OC also hosts Family Night, College Night, Theme Nights, Fitness Night, and more.

CircusTrix OC is located at
25222 El Paseo Road, Mission Viejo, CA 92691.
Visit their site at https://www.circustrixoc.com/ for more information about the facility.

For info about purchasing CircusTrix OC holiday stocking stuffers, please go here.

In the spirit of the holiday season, CircusTrix OC has provided me with 3 (three) $100 gift cards to give away to 3 of my readers! To enter my giveaway, fill out the form on the Rafflecopter below. Good luck, everyone! Thanks for reading!
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Winter Fest OC Returns December 20 – January 6 + Enter to Win

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It’s almost time for Winter Fest OC, Southern California’s largest winter experience, to return to the Orange County Fair & Event Center December 20th through January 6th. Come get into the holiday spirit as Winter Fest features 40,000 square feet of new attractions and brings back popular activities including an outdoor ice-skating rink, ice tubing at Snowflake Summit, real Snow Play, and so much more.With a record-breaking attendance in 2017, Winter Fest OC will debut its fourth consecutive year with new entertainment and attractions including SoCal Dicken’s Village, Candy and Snowflake Wonderland, and an expanded Festival of Lights tunnel.Back by Popular Demand this Year:
Snowflake Summit – Visit Snowflake Summit for unlimited ice-tube racing down the 150 foot, eight lane slide. Fast Pass wristbands are available starting at only $10 to skip the general admission line.Flying Santa and his Reindeer – Don’t miss the magic of the North Pole as Santa and his reindeer fly over the fairgrounds December 20th – December 24th. This spectacle takes place during the nightly Christmas Tree Lighting celebration and features fireworks and snow flurries.Penny’s Snow Play – Fresh snow blown in daily to make SoCal’s largest snow play attraction with two snow arenas: one caters to toddlers and the other to kids (and kids at heart.)Also returning to Winter Fest OC are:

  • the world’s largest rocking horse
  • wintery-themed bounce houses for kids
  • a giant walk-through ornament
  • strolling carolers
  • petting zoo
  • character meet and greets
  • crafts
  • arcade games

and more than 30 carnival rides and games, and seasonal food and beverages.Families are also invited to celebrate El Dia de los Reyes or Three Kings’ Day on January 6th where Winter Fest will honor the tradition of the Three Kings with a parade and live camel.

Here’s what’s new to Winter Fest OC this year:

  • SoCal Dicken’s Village – Take a trip down memory lane through the 1800’s with holidays past, present, and future. Decorate Christmas cookies, listen to holiday storytelling, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus (through Christmas Eve), take a pony ride, and visit the new Victorian holiday shops.
  • Candy and Snowflake Wonderland – Step into an interactive wonderland full of candy and snowflakes with a new selfie experience that is sure to delight visitors and capture the picture-perfect Instagram moment.
  • Festival of Lights – Stroll through Winter Fest’s 100-foot-tunnel of two million lights to explore five lands with animated displays. For additional fun for the kids, make sure to ride through the Festival of Lights on the trackless train.
  • Orange Ball New Year’s Eve Celebration – Ring in the New Year not once, but twice, with a special countdown, Orange Ball drop, fireworks and an unforgettable balloon drop at both 6pm and midnight. Multiple live bands will be playing to commemorate the end of the year, and the start of a new one.
  • Club Winter Fest – Private, ice rink-side VIP cabanas are available nightly starting at only $69 per session, creating the ultimate destination for holiday office parties, family retreats or date nights. Enjoy the all-new lounge area with exquisite views of the nightly Christmas tree lighting ceremony featuring fireworks, snow flurries and a free drink upon entry. Tickets are limited.

Discount Days at Winter Fest OC
Select discounts are offered for First Responders, Teachers, and Military/Veterans with proof of ID. First Responders are guaranteed free admission on Wednesday, December 26th and January 2nd, Teacher Appreciation Days are Friday, December 21st, 28th, and January 4th, and Military/Veterans are guaranteed free admission on Thursday, December 20th, 27th, and January 3rd.

Tickets and select value packages are available now starting at only $10. For more information, please visit Winter Fest OC HERE. 

I’m also hosting a giveaway for one (1) of my readers to win a Family 4–pack of admission tickets to get into Winter Fest OC AND a Family 4-pack of Ice Skating Passes. The tickets are valid for any night that Winter Fest OC is open with the exception of New Year’s Eve. Entries for the giveaway will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on 12/14/18. To enter the giveaway, go to the Rafflecopter below to enter. Good luck, Everyone!
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Tickets on Sale for Disney on Ice Coming to Greater Los Angeles December 13 – January 6

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Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream which will be skating into the Greater Los Angeles area this holiday season!  From December 13th – January 6th, celebrate what’s possible as five daring Disney Princesses as they spark the courage inside us all.  The production features Disney’s Moana for the first time in a live production and hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse who will bring the Disney magic to life and take audiences on an expedition across raging seas and snow-covered mountains.  Tickets are already on sale for this action-packed extravaganza will include beloved characters from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Tangled and Cinderella.Dare to Dream is Moana’s Disney On Ice debut. See how far Moana will go in a high-seas adventure with demigod Maui, to save her island and discover her true identity You’ll also join Belle as she fearlessly befriends the enchanted castle staff and reveals the Beast’s gentleness, experience Anna’s devotion to her sister, Elsa, on her life-changing journey to stop an eternal winter, explore with Rapunzel, Flynn Ryder, Cinderella and friends from around the Disney Kingdom as they find the heart and determination to overcome obstacles and make their dreams come true.

Iconic sing-along songs such as “How Far I’ll Go,” “Be Our Guest” and “Let It Go” are paired with powerful skating choreography to instill confidence and embolden audiences to never stop dreaming. Uncover why no goal is too big when we find the strength to shape our own destiny at Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to celebrate family and tradition with a special sing-along with Miguel from Disney•Pixar’s Coco in a live fiesta Disney On Ice style prior to the show!Disney on Ice will make 4 stops in the Greater Los Angeles area including:

Los Angeles – Staples Center – Thursday, December 13 – Sunday, December 16

    • Thursday, December 13 7:30 PM
    • Friday, December 14 7:30 PM
    • Saturday, December 15 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
    • Sunday, December 16 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Staples Center Ticket prices start at $25, with a discount on Opening Night tickets, which are available for as low as $16 each on select seating (not valid for premium VIP/Front Row seating) Tickets available for purchase online at AXS.com, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or in-person at the venue Box Office.

*prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

Anaheim – Honda Center – Wednesday, December 19 – Sunday, December 23

  • Wednesday, December 19 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, December 20 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
  • Friday, December 21 11:00 AM & 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 22 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 23 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Honda Center ticket prices start at $25, with a discount available for Opening Night tickets priced as low as $16 each on select seating (not valid for premium VIP/Front Row seating) Tickets are available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the venue Box Office.

*prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

Ontario – Citizens Bank Arena – Wednesday, December 26 – Sunday, December 30

  • Wednesday, December 26 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, December 27 7:00 PM
  • Friday, December 28 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 29 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 30 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Citizens Business Bank Arena ticket prices start at $25, with a discount available for Opening Night tickets, which are priced as low as $16 each on select seating (not valid for premium VIP/Front Row seating) Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the venue Box Office.

*prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

Long Beach – Long Beach Arena – Thursday, January 3 – Sunday, January 6

  • Thursday, January 3 7:00 PM
  • Friday, January 4 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, January 5 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, January 6 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Long Beach Arena tickets prices start at $25, with a discount available for Opening Night tickets, which are priced as low as $16 each on select seating (not valid for premium VIP/Front Row seating) Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the venue Box Office.

*prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

Right now, you can save 20% off tickets by using code: MOM20 at checkout. To learn more about Disney On Ice and find ticket and showtime info, please visit HERE.Images and clip are property of Feld Entertainment and used with permission.

Celebrate the Holidays at Disneyland Resort Nov. 9 – Jan. 6

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The Holidays are about to begin at the Disneyland Resort. Starting November 9, visitors ro the Happiest Place on Earth can experience seasonal magic in both parks. Guests plan their seasonal visits, year after year, to experience beloved holiday traditions and all the festive cheer at Disneyland Resort. From snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A., to glistening décor, Disney-themed treats, holiday entertainment and the one-of-a-kind transformations that create “it’s a small world” Holiday and Haunted Mansion Holiday. Other festivities include favorite holiday experiences and entertainment such as Disney Festival of Holidays and the “Believe … in Holiday Magic” fireworks spectacular. The heartwarming Festival of Holidays honors the sights, sounds and tastes of Christmas, Navidad, Hanukkah, Diwali and Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day, which will be celebrated at Disney California Adventure Park for an additional two days, running through Jan. 8, 2019.Holiday Experiences at Disney California Adventure Park

  • Disney Festival of Holidays brings the spirit of the season to life through special
    entertainment, along with delicious food at the Festive Foods Marketplace, which
    features a mix of holiday dishes and beverages that bridge many diverse cultures and family traditions.
  • Festival of Holidays entertainment includes musical and dance performances by the mischievous Holiday Toy Drummers, Mostly Kosher, Blue13 Dance
    Company, The Sound, and the GRAMMY® Award-winning Mariachi Divas.
    The Three Caballeros host the popular “Disney ¡Viva Navidad!” street party
    celebration, featuring folklórico and samba dancers, live musicians, and Mickey and
    Minnie in their fiesta best.
  • Princess Elena’s Musical Grand Arrival welcomes the adventurous and kindhearted Princess Elena of Avalor, her magical friend Skylar and royal dancers as they share the joy of the holidays in this charming musical celebration.
  • The residents of Cars Land decorate for the holidays, too. Each address along Route 66, Flo’s V8 Café, Fillmore’s Taste-In, Cozy Cone Motel, Luigi’s Casa della Tires and more, gets a holiday makeover that reflects the personality of its “Cars” character resident.
  • Two attractions put the holiday cheer into overdrive, transforming into Luigi’s Joy
    to the Whirl and Mater’s Jingle Jamboree.
  • Guests can enjoy special holiday-themed activities with Santa Claus and his sleigh full of mischievous elves at Santa’s Holiday Visit at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail through Dec. 24. (From Dec. 25 through Jan. 6, guests may encounter Santa Goofy in this festive location.)
  • When night falls, guests may stroll through the Grizzly Peak area to experience a
    magical touch of winter, with an occasional snowfall!
  • A dazzling, 50-foot Christmas tree adorns Carthay Circle along Buena Vista Street. The tree and surrounding buildings, inspired by Los Angeles as it appeared when Walt Disney arrived in the 1920s, are decorated with vintage-style ornaments. 

Holiday Experiences at Disneyland Park

  • Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle enchants from day to night with its shimmering icicles and twinkling lights. After dark, “Believe … in Holiday Magic” fireworks spectacular and its magical snowfall finale create lasting holiday memories.
  • Mickey, Minnie, Disney Princesses and Santa celebrate the season in “A Christmas Fantasy” parade, a daily procession with floats, music and marching “tin soldiers.”
  • Guests will be amazed by the 60-foot tall Christmas tree in Town Square, Main Street, U.S.A., a picturesque sight where friends and family gather to take holiday photos each year. This year, the tree includes new lighting and décor, with 3,500 multi-color lights, 1,500 Victorian-inspired ornaments and 100 faux candles that range from 12 to 22 inches tall.
  • Disneyland guests definitely will want to experience the popular seasonal
    transformations “it’s a small world” as it becomes “it’s a small world” Holiday with dolls and toys representing children around the world enjoying the distinctive holiday traditions of their countries.
  • Haunted Mansion becomes Haunted Mansion Holiday,* with Jack Skellington
    and his friends from “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” causing a
    collision between Christmas and Halloween.

Don’t forget to stroll through the The Downtown Disney District shopping, dining and entertainment promenade during your visit.  The Downtown Disney District the Hotels
of the Disneyland Resort also join the holiday festivities with twinkling lights and ornaments,
holiday displays, special entertainment and holiday-inspired eats and treats. For more information about the Holidays at Disneyland Resort, please visit their site HERE.

Great Wolf Lodge’s Snowland Celebration Returns Nov. 24 – Jan. 4

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Great Wolf Lodge will, once again, ring in the howliday season with its annual Snowland Celebration this year from November 24, 2018 to January 4, 2019. Adults and children alike will be merry and bright as they arrive at Great Wolf Lodge’s winter wonderland complete with hundreds of twinkling lights, Christmas trees and other jolly decorations in the Grand Lobby.
Great Wolf Lodge is spreading cheer to families this year with such wondrous offerings as daily snow showers in the Grand Lobby, visits from Santa Claus, and the centerpiece of the Snowland Celebration, a life-sized Gingerbread House, constructed from more than 600 pounds of gingerbread dough, 1,300 pounds of sugar and hundreds of candies. Also, for a truly delectable experience, guests can dine in the life-sized gingerbread house with a small donation to the Ronald McDonald House. For reservations for this limited offering, please go HERE.
At Great Wolf Lodge’s Snowland Celebration, visiting families will get into the spirit of Christmas and be able to splash in the 84-degree waterpark, all while creating special holiday memories together that will last a lifetime. Snowland will return this year with some of guests’ favorite complimentary activities including:
  • Hot Cocoa with a GreatWolf Kid – the weather outside might be frightful, but the Lodge’s delicious hot cocoa bar will warm even the chilliest of guests up;
  • Cookies with Mrs. Claus, where children have the opportunity to decorate cookies in the Gingerbread House with Santa’s leading lady.
  • The Polar Wolf Walk – a tour of the lobby that teaches children about polar bears penguins and more.
  • Festive Family Flicks  – Families can wind the night down by cozying up to watch a holiday movie in the Grand Lobby during Festive Family Flicks.
  • Santa’s Letter Depot, where kids can mail a letter to Santa in the Grand Lobby
  • North Pole University, where kids complete fun, holiday-themed assignments around the resort for the chance to earn a Snowploma.
Visits from Santa are also available for guests staying at The Lodge
During the howliday season, children’s activities such as Story Time, Yoga Tails and Paws on Projects will also get dash of Christmas cheer.
In addition to two days of play in the water park for each night stayed at Great Wolf Lodge, all of the Snowland activities are included complimentary as part of an overnight stay. Activities vary daily and based on location.  A complete listing of daily activities and times can be found in the Lodge Life event schedule provided to guests upon check-in, or verified in advance by calling the location directly.
For more information about Great Wolf Lodge’s Snowland Celebration and to make a reservation for your holiday stay, please visit HERE.
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World of Disney Reopens in Grand Style at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort

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Whether you’re at the Disneyland Resort in California, or Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, World of Disney is the ultimate shopping destination for all things Disney. Now both of these two dynamic retail experiences are unveiling complete transformations that make shopping easier and more fun, with a dash of pixie dust on top for good measure!

After more than than a year in design and development, World of Disney reopened today, Friday, Oct. 26, at the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort. Tomorrow,  Saturday, Oct. 27, World of Disney at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World will officially reopen.This grand World of Disney makeover touched every feature and function in the store, as if the Fairy Godmother outfitted the store herself. From displays to signage to lighting and much, much more, the new World of Disney creates an exciting, dynamic shopping experience where the products are the stars and guests discover magical Disney storytelling wherever they look.

“We saw World of Disney as an opportunity to reimagine what Disney retail is today. “The new store design highlights the best of what is current and new, while also celebrating classic Disney heritage based in storytelling.”” – Alysia Kelley, vice president of visual merchandising and location strategy for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

The major transformation includes with the store’s exterior, featuring new marquees and magical window displays. When guests step inside, they discover an open, loft-style atmosphere with such great visibility they may even fall in love with an item from across the room. The merchandise also serves as décor in the new World of Disney. In one area, a giant Mickey Mouse Club ear hat beckons guests to the new Mickey Mouse Club Collection. Several spaces throughout the store will change regularly, showcasing the newest and hottest Disney offerings of the season. When new displays debut, their stunning impact will leave guests feeling as if an entire section of the store was reimagined all over again.Complementing these displays are enchanted flourishes inspired by the history of the Walt
Disney Animation Studios and the “Nine Old Men,” the legendary animators who created classic films such as “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Peter Pan” and “Fantasia.” For instance, ink jars suddenly swirl with color and animate artwork on the walls. Out of nowhere, blank pages fill with pencil sketches as if drawn by an invisible hand. Magical movie posters twinkle with pixie dust before coming to life.When making purchases, eagle-eyed guests may notice the store’s sales counters are inspired by the desks and furniture used by animators of generations past.The new World of Disney is more than a retail experience – it’s truly a Disney experience.
World of Disney will regularly roll out exclusive Disney Parks merchandise, reinforcing its
reputation as a must-visit shopping destination for devoted Disney fans. Unveiled earlier in October was a new Mickey Mouse Club Collection with apparel and accessories featuring a vintage Mickey Mouse from the original television show. Also revealed with the store’s grand reopening is the Nordic-inspired Disney Parks Holiday Collection 2018, complete with Disney-themed holiday décor, ornaments, apparel and more.World of Disney stores at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World now offer guests the option to purchase new reusable bags, rather than use plastic bags. This program is part of The Walt Disney Company’s global commitment toward significant single-use plastic reduction by mid-2019. Featuring artwork of beloved Disney characters, these reusable bags are offered in three sizes for a nominal fee. Traditional plastic bags are still available upon request at no charge.

World of Disney is an anchor location at both Downtown Disney District (Disneyland.com) and Disney Springs (DisneySprings.com). Theme park admission is not required. Select products may also be found at ShopDisney.com.

Store image property of Disney and used with permission. 

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