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Disney’s Animated Classic Aladdin Now Available on Digital and Blu-ray + How to Draw Aladdin

I received promotional products in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own. 

I’ve waited in anticipation for the release of Disney’s animated classic “Aladdin” for so long because it’s been one of my favorite Disney films by far!  As this epic film joins the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection, fans can now find it in 4K Ultra HD™and Blu-ray™, Digital in HD and Movies Anywhere so families can decide how, when and where they wish to enjoy “Aladdin” in their households.

“Aladdin” soars into the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection, granting nonstop laughs, action-packed adventure and Academy Award®–winning music (1992: Best Music, Original Song, “A Whole New World,” Original Score). The Signature Collection Edition of “Aladdin” features a brand-new sing-along version; all-new bonus features, including original cast recordings; and classic bonus material. The arrival coincides with the in-home release of 2019’s live-action film adaptation “Aladdin,” granting fans everywhere the opportunity to own both magical movies.The Signature Collection Edition invites every member of the family to join Genie, Aladdin and Jasmine to belt out the unforgettable songs from “Aladdin” — such as “A Whole New World,” “Friend Like Me” and “Prince Ali” — through a new sing-along version. Other fresh features include a walk down memory lane with Scott Weinger (speaking voice of Aladdin) as he reflects on his personal journey portraying the diamond in the rough and meeting with the original cast and filmmakers, and one jump into the recording booth during the original recording sessions. Digital exclusive features legendary animator Eric Goldberg reminiscing about drawing Genie. Also included are hours of classic bonus gems, from hilarious outtakes with the legendary Robin Williams (voice of Genie) to an in-depth discussion with directors John Musker and Ron Clements.

Disney’s tale of the lovable “street rat,” Aladdin, self determined Princess Jasmine and the all-powerful Genie has remained a family favorite for over a quarter of a century. It all began with the animated classic “Aladdin,” the highest-grossing film of 1992 and a two-time Academy Award®–winner, and continued with the hit Broadway musical “Aladdin” and 2019’s live-action film adaptation “Aladdin,” directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Will Smith as Genie, Mena Massoud as Aladdin and Naomi Scott as Jasmine.

“Aladdin” is the 10th title to join the Walt Disney Signature Collection, which includes groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney, featuring timeless stories and characters that have touched generations. The film takes its place alongside “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Pinocchio,” “Bambi,” “The Lion King,” “Lady and the Tramp,” “Peter Pan,” “The Little Mermaid” and “Cinderella.”
NEW BONUS

  • Sing Along With the Movie – Sing along to your favorite tunes as you watch the film. With magical on-screen lyrics.
  • Aladdin on Aladdin – Join the speaking voice of Aladdin, Scott Weinger (“Fuller House”), as he reflects on almost 30 years of being Aladdin.
  • “Let’s Not Be Too Hasty”: The Voices of “Aladdin” – Take your seat in the recording booth and watch as the voice actors of “Aladdin” work their microphone magic.
  • Alternate Endings – Enter the realm of “what if” and see just how differently the movie could have ended.

DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE

  • Drawing Genie – Join prolific animator Eric Goldberg as he draws and reminices about the Genie.

CLASSIC BONUS – Revisit over 40 exciting bonus features from previous releases including:

  • The Genie Outtakes
  • “Aladdin”: Creating Broadway Magic
  • Unboxing “Aladdin”
  • *Bonus features may vary by retailer

For some added fun, check out this “How to Draw Aladdin and Abu” activity. It shows you step-by-step how to draw them and we had a lot of fun attempting to do so. You can also click on the image to printit out a copy of it for yourself.

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Family Friendly Fun at Knott’s Spooky Farm Weekends Starting September 28

I was invited as a guest of Knott’s to spend a day in the park in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own. 

It’s almost that time of year again! Halloween time! I love spending September and October celebrating as much as possible and a visit to Knott’s for Knott’s Spooky Farm is always on our list of must-dos! Have you been before?Knott’s Spooky Farm is annual datytime family-friendly celebration that takes place on Saturday and Sunday days through October 27, as well as Halloween day. This kid-inspired “spooky” celebration offers a a variety of fun activities, throughout the park, geared towards children ages 3-11 and are included in the price of your regular park ticket. (or Season Pass) Children will be able to interact spooky (but very friendly) shopkeepers and ghosts in Ghost Town. Children are welcome to dress up in costumes. Adults are too. (no masks please.)

Here are some of the fun acitivites you’ll find this year at Knott’s Spooky Farm:

Trick or Treating (Ghost Town Main Street & Schoolhouse Road) – Little ghouls can trick-or-treat through Ghost Town to collect sweet Halloween treats. Treat bags containing event maps and other goodies will be distributed to children age 3 to 11 from opening until 4:30pm. There are different trick-or-treat stations, which you can find on the Knott’s Spooky Farm map.

Timber Mountain Log Ride: Halloween Hootenanny – The Timber Mountain Log Ride mystically converts into the Halloween Hootenanny by adding a new family friendly twist to a park favorite. Every year the citizens of the Timber Mountain invite the mysterious creatures that live out in the woods and caverns of the area to join them as they celebrate the season at the Halloween Hootenanny. The ride’s interior will feature new fun surprises as guests venture past the Calico Coffin Creeper band, the town’s green witch and splash down Skull Mountain through a labyrinth of jack-o-lanterns. The seasonal ride will also feature an original song performed by Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies. Open for day and night guests, this is the perfect family experience for all to enjoy this Halloween season.“The Monsters are Coming, Charlie Brown” (Camp Snoopy Theatre) – Camp Snoopy Theater plays host to the “Monsters are Coming” show. The Peanuts Gang will have you singing and dancing right along with them to classic Halloween tunes! Several shows a day are offered.where children are encouraged to participate in the daily “Calling All Monsters” costume contest.A Trip to Camp Spooky (Grand Sierra Railroad) – While you’re visiting Camp Spooky, be sure to take a ride on the Grand Sierra Railroad. This year, special for Knott’s Spooky Farm, guests will find added 2D and 3D Hallowen themed characters and effects as The Grand Sierra Railroad has been transformed into a one-of-a-kind experience that will take riders on an adventure to Camp Spooky, along with the Peanuts Gang.Creepy Critters of Calico (Livery Stable) – This year, Stanley Scarecrow has opened his Livery Stable to guests of all ages to come in and get up close and personal with the Creepy Critters of Calico, if you dare! You’ll find insects and other creepy crawlers, rats, and even a white python! The horses at the stable are also dressed up for the occasion.

Pumpkin Patch (Calico Park) – Over in Calico Patch, you’ll find the Pumpkin Patch. For an additional fee, you can purchase a pumpkin to decorate for your own home, while you enjoy the atmosphere of the season!Spooky Story Time (Bird Cage Theatre) – stop by Bird Cage Theatre for semi-haunted tales told by charismatic storytellers.

(Please note: some activities may be offered at a nominal fee.)

The best way to experience Knott’s Spooky Farm is with a  2020 Knott’s Season Pass! Right now, if you purchase a 2020 pass, you’ll get one free admission in 2019, as well as additional 2019 visits for just $14.99. It’s a great way to enjoy ALL the Seasons of Fun at Knott’s and is offered at a GREAT PRICE! For more information about Knott’s Season Passes and to purchase your own, please visit HERE
What are YOU most excitedf for this Halloween season? Share with me in the comments. For more information about Knott’s Camp Spooky and to purchase your park tickets, please visit their site HERE.

Mainplace Mall’s 6th Annual ‘Taste of Santa Ana on October 5th + Ticket Giveaway

This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. 
Calliing all foodies! Santa Ana and Central Orange County’s favorite all-you-can-eat-and-drink fest is back! MainPlace Mall will host the 6th annual Taste of Santa Ana on Saturday, October 5th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. You won’t want to miss this amazing event presented by the Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce and the Tierney Center for Veteran Services.

Attendees will sample unlimited bites and sips from more than 40 local restaurants, craft breweries, wineries and distilleries. This family-friendly event will also feature live music from Flashpants, America’s No. 1 ‘80s party dance band. With a photo booth, kid’s zone, lawn games and a charity raffle, there’s no end to the fun! Proceeds from the raffle will benefit High School Inc., a nonprofit organization working to empower youth and strengthen communities through education and business partnerships.

Ticket pricing for this event is as follows: 

  • *General Admission: $40 till September 21st, then $50
  • *VIP Admission: $65 till September 21st, then $75*
  • *Children ages 6 to 12: $20 till September 21st, then $25
  • *Children 5 and under: Free

You can purchase tickets in advance HERE.

MainPlace Mall is located at
2800 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Please note: This event will be held in Parking Lot 2 (Facing the I-5 Freeway)
http://www.shopmainplacemall.com/

I’m also hosting a giveaway for one of my readers to win a pair of General Admission tickets to attend the Taste of Santa Ana. (This prize is worth $100) To enter my giveaway, leave a comment on this post telling me who you would take with you if you won the tickets. I will accept comments as entries through 9/30/19 at 11:59 p.m. I will choose a winner through Random Number Generator and winner will be notified. Tickets will be picked up at the MainPlace Mall Management Office or else at Will Call on the day of event. This prize has no cash value and may not be exchanged or transferred. This giveaway is open to U.S. Residents ages 18 & older.

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Curious George: Royal Monkey Now Available on DVD and Digital

I received promotional products in exchange for coverage. All opinions are 100% my own. 

Raise your hand if you love Curious George? I have always loved little George and as a kindergarten teacher, Curious George books are one of my favorite kinds to read aloud in my classroom! Kids love how curious George is and get a kick out of each time he gets himself into trouble by accident, only to end up saving the day every time!As of today Universal Pictures Home Entertainment presents Curious George: Royal Monkey is now available on DVD and Digital. (Grab your copy HERE.) This film is filled with delightful antics, gentle humor and heartfelt emotion that will be sure to captivate audiences and will captivate the hearts of families around the world, The majestic film follows George as he trades places with the royal monkey of Simiana by mistake! Taking audiences on a colorful grand adventure with exciting new locations and a fresh cast of adorable characters, Curious George: Royal Monkey features returning voice cast Emmy Award® winners Frank Welker (Scooby-Doo! franchise) and Jeff Bennett (“Johnny Bravo” TV series) and showcases five original songs including a single by award-winning recording artist and songwriter Andy Grammer. For a limited time only, Curious George: Royal Monkey on DVD also comes with an exclusive sticker sheet, available at all retailers nationwide.

Join your favorite monkey as he takes on his most regal role yet in Curious George: Royal Monkey. After disrupting a meeting with a stuffy royal family, George accidentally trades places with the king’s snooty monkey, Philippe. While Philippe puzzles Ted with his flawless manners, George travels to the castle where his fun-loving antics raise eyebrows and bring shy Princess Isabel out of her shell. Featuring all-new music from Andy Grammer, this king-sized adventure reminds us all that doing what you love is the key to happiness.

A special thank you to Universal Pictures Home Entertainment for sending over this fun Curious George Movie Night package. We can’t wait to enjoy Curious George: Royal Monkey, this weekend! For more info and to purchase your own copy, please visit HERE.

Build Your Child’s Library With These Books from Clever Publishing

I received promtional products in exchange for coverage. All opinions are my own. 

As a teacher and a mom, I know the invaluable importance of reading. Establishing the love of reading in a child starts early and it starts at home. There’s no better way to help a child love to read than to read with them. For younger-aged children, having access to a variety of picture books and books that are simple to read can really help motivate them. Clever Publishing has a beautiful collection of books and was kind enough to send me copies of “First Words” and “First Animals”.

These encyclopedia books each contain over 500 words, which means there are at least 500 things to learn from each one. Clever Encyclopedias offer children interesting facts about exciting topics in an illustrated, accessible format. Each edition includes activities and exercises designed to keep readers engaged and inspire meaningful learning connections. These books are a valuable addition for any child’s library and I’m putting them into my kindergarten classroom library for my students to share and enjoy.Be sure to look out for Clever Publishing’s release of “My First Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs” which will be avaialbe on November 19, 2019. For more information and to look at Clever Publishing’s entire collection of books, please visit their site HERE.

You can also connect with Clever Publishing on Twitter and Instagram.

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Celebrate Halloween in Style with Iconic Disney Costumes and More

This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.
With October just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about Halloween, especially about costumes! Our family LOVES to plan out our costumes far in advance. What about you? This year, let Disney help you get a head start with costumes for kids, adults, families, babies, and even your family pet!With all of the exciting blockbuster hits from Disney this year, including Avengers: Endgame, Toy Story 4, Lion King, Captain Marvel, and Aladdin, there are so many fantastic characters to choose from when it comes to picking out a costume for Halloween.Disney Princess Costumes

  • Elsa Costume for Kids – Frozen (MSRP: $49.95-54.95) – No need to put dreams on ice when they can come true with our Elsa Costume. Inspired by the queen’s elegant outfit in Frozen, this detailed gown is frosted in glittering icicles and sequins, with a sparkling snowy cape.
  • Ariel Costume Collection for Kids – The Little Mermaid (MSRP: $14.95 – $49.95) – Waves of excitement will wash over your little mermaid when she gets to flip her fins as our Disney Princess from under the sea. The Ariel detailed outfit features glittering fabrics and sequins, tiers of tulle, and a silvery shell brooch.
  • Jasmine Costume Collection for Kids – Aladdin (MSRP: $14.95 – $49.95) – Discover a whole new world of roleplay wonders in our Princess Jasmine Costume Collection for Kids. Add jewelry, shoes, and tiara to grant every masquerade wish.
  • Belle Costume Collection for Kids – Beauty and the Beast (MSRP: $14.95-$54.95) – Relive a tale old as time at Halloween and all year ’round in our Belle Costume Collection, including costume shoes, light-up wand, jewelry set, and tiara.
  • Cinderella Costume for Kids (MSRP: $49.95-54.95) – Cinderella will grace any royal ball in this elegant costume. With a ”Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo,” this glittering gown fulfills every dream with silver details, shimmering tulle, organza trims, glass slipper cameo brooch, and silver foil accents.

More Popular Costume Choices for Kids 

  • Black Panther Costume Collection for Kids (MSRP: $24.95-$54.95) – Prowl the Kingdom of Wakanda in this Black Panther Costume Collection. Featuring King T’Challa’s ready-for-action bodysuit and a power glove set with battle sounds, this collection is sure to inspire hours of heroic play!
  • Captain America Costume for Kids (MSRP: $49.95-$54.95) – Kids can join Earth’s Mightiest Heroes when they suit up in this Captain American costume. Featuring a mask and full bodysuit, complete with motion-activated shield sounds, this super hero costume is prepared for epic battle.
  • Marvel’s Captain Marvel Costume for Kids (MSRP: $49.95) – Get your courageous youngster ready for epic adventures as one of the universe’s most powerful heroes in this awesome costume inspired by Marvel Studio’s blockbuster, Captain Marvel. Striking outfit includes top, pants and wrist cuffs.
  • Spider-Man Costume Set for Kids – Spider-Man: Far from Home (MSRP: $49.95-$54.95)- They’ll be ready to leap into the role of Spider-Man with this costume inspired by Marvel’s Spider-Man: Far from Home. The three-piece set includes padded costume, mask, and web projection gloves to light-up their performance.

Toy Story 4 Costume Collection for Kids

  • Buzz Lightyear Costume (MSRP: $16.95-$54.95) – Your Space Ranger’s imagination will take them to infinity and beyond wearing this Buzz Lightyear Costume Collection. Featuring all of the intergalactic essentials to defeat Emperor Zurg in no time, it includes light-up wings and helmet!
  • Woody Costume (MSRP: $19.95-$44.95) – You’ll have a friend in your little sheriff while they wear our Woody Costume Collection. Featuring Woody’s cowboy ensemble complete with hat, holster, and belt, this set includes everything they need to keep order in the Wild West of Andy’s room.
  • Bo Peep Costume (MSRP: $54.95) – They are sure to roam, then find their way home after a night of portraying bold Bo Peep as seen in Toy Story 4. Costume includes blouse, bloomers, headband with bow, crook, and skirt that converts to a cape.

Popular Disney Costumes for Adults 

  • Jessie Dress Costume by Disguise – Toy Story (MSRP: $79.95) – Round-up the compliments when you wear this glamorous Jessie costume by Disguise. Inspired by Toy Story’s cowgirl, the dress features a sequin bodice, blue metallic skirt, plus attached collar, belt and petticoat.
  • Queen of Hearts Costume with Tutu – Alice in Wonderland (MSRP: $39.95) – You’re certain to lose your head over this adult Queen of Hearts costume with layered tulle tutu skirt plus glittering golden trims and crown. All ways are your ways, your majesty.
  • Minnie Mouse Costume with Tutu (MSRP: $39.95) – Yoo Hoo! Step into the spotlight when wearing this flirty ’30s adult Minnie Mouse costume with layered tulle tutu skirt, plus glittering polka dots and fuzzy mouse ears.
    • Jasmine Deluxe Costume for Adults by Disguise – Live Action Film (MSRP: $74.95) – Bring the dreams of faraway lands home in this Jasmine costume by Disguise. This two-piece outfit features a gold-trimmed satin jumpsuit and a removable organza cape with peacock feather screen art.
    • Aladdin Deluxe Costume for Adults by Disguise – Live Action Film (MSRP: $69.95)- Bring the dreams of faraway lands home in this Aladdin deluxe costume by Disguise. Inspired by Disney’s live action version of Aladdin, this jumpsuit features striped pants, screen art on the top and an attached red vest.

Disney Costumes for Pets

  • Woody Pet Costume by Rubies $22.95 – $26.95 (MSRP: $22.95-$26.95) – Give your pet a rootin’ tootin’ look with this Woody costume that includes a shirt and hat. Available in a choice of sizes, it includes an attached bandana that fastens easily and even a foam sheriff’s badge.
  • Ewok Costume for Pets by Rubie’s – Star Wars (MSRP: $22.95-$26.95) – Let your pet be part of the rebellion in this adorable costume featuring an Ewok from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. It features a soft bodysuit and headpiece that are both easy on and off.
  • Dumbo Pet Costume by Rubie’s (MSRP: $24.95-$28.95) – Your pet’s spirits will soar to new heights when you transform them into everyone’s favorite flying elephant. Available in a variety of sizes, this adorable Dumbo costume includes a headpiece with attached hat featuring little Timothy Mouse.

Disney Halloween Accessories for your Home 

  • Mickey and Minnie Mouse Pumpkin Kitchen Towel Set (MSRP: $14.95) – Don’t let dirty dishes haunt your house on the big day. Mickey and Minnie dare to decorate the kitchen with this set of two Halloween-themed towels that will spook away spills and dry your tears!
  • Mickey Mouse Werewolf Plush – Halloween (MSRP: $14.95) – You’ll say ”Fangs for the memories” this Howl-oween when shaggy plush Mickey masquerades as a Werewolf.
  • Mickey Mouse Trick-or-Treat Candy Bowl (MSRP: $19.95) – Celebrate the spooky season with this cuddly cad. Dish out trick-or-treat candy with generosity from this Mickey jack-o’-lantern bowl. It’s big enough to make your haunted mouse-house the most popular in the neighborhood this Halloween night. Best of all, his face glows-in-the-dark for extra eerie fun!

There are SO many cute costumes to pick from this year! And don’t forget about the spooktacular Disney Halloween home decor and accents! For more information about these products and to purchase, please visit HERE. Let me know in the comments if you are planning on dressing up as one of these costumes or dressing up your child or pet in one of them! I’d love to hear all about it!

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Irvine Park Railroad’s 14th Annual Pumpkin Patch + Enter to Win

This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. 

It’s almost Fall Y’all and although that doesn’t usually mean sweaters and boots here in SoCal, it does mean that we’re starting to see pumpkins pop up all around. It also means that it’s almost time for Irvine Park Railroad’s 14th Annual Pumpkin Patch to begin! This event has become an annual tradition for us and offers fun for the entire family. This year, the Pumpkin Patch which be open daily beginning September 14th and go through October 31st. Irvine Park Railroad is located inside of Irvine Regional Park in the foothills of Orange, California.The Pumpkin Patch is located in Locomotive Loop and Miner’s Meadow just behind the train station. Thousands of pumpkins, in all shapes and sizes, fill the areas behind the train station. All visitors are sure to find the perfect pumpkin.This year’s Pumpkin Patch activities include:

  • Train rides
  • hay rides
  • panning for gold
  • a child-friendly haunted house
  • a hay maze
  • a moon bounce
  • pumpkin ring toss
  • carnival games
  • cookie decorating
  • John Deere tractor racers
  • face painting’
  • picture stands
  • great food

and a lot more!

Join Irvine Park Railroad for one of their annual traditions, the “Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off”. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, September 21st starting at 10:00 am. Come see if pumpkin growers have what it takes to grow the biggest pumpkin. Cash prizes will be awarded. KTLA Channel 5 weatherman Henry DiCarlo will host this event.

The Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch is open daily from
September 14th through October 31st
Weekdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Weekends 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Starting October 1st, we will open at 8:00 am on weekends.Admission into the Irvine Park Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch is free. Prices for all other activities vary; please visit http://www.IrvineParkRailroad.com for additional information and costs.

The parking fee for Irvine Regional Park is $3.00 per vehicle on weekdays and $5.00 per vehicle on weekends. Important parking information: As Halloween nears, they encourage visitors to plan to arrive early to help avoid crowds, particularly on the weekend. (Visit their site for special event parking information.:

I’m hosting a giveaway for one (1) of my readers to win a super duper Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch prize pack which includes:

  • 8 Activity Tickets
  • 1 Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park Bike Rental (excludes the double surrey)
  • 1 Paddle boat rental
  • 4 Tickets to the OC Zoo

To enter my giveaway, just fill out the form on the Rafflecopter below! Good luck everyone! Happy (almost) Fall!
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Pup Academy LIVE Action Talking Canine Adventure to Debut on Disney Channel 8/26

This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.
Air Bud Entertainment (ABE), the creators of the iconic ‘Air Bud’ Golden Retriever films that became a staple for generations of moviegoers, and the groundbreaking ‘Disney Air Buddies’ talking puppy adventures, proudly announce ‘PUP ACADEMY,’ an exciting all-new live-action family adventure to air on Disney Channel and in DisneyNOW. Fittingly, the action-packed pilot episode debuts on ‘National Dog Day’ — August 26th (2:00-3:00 P.M. EDT/PDT). After the premiere, the series returns with new episodes on weekdays at 2:00 P.M. EDT/PDT, beginning September 4th.

‘PUP ACADEMY’ introduces audiences to a fantastic cast of new talking canines, and stars award-winning Christian Convery (Descendants 3, Beautiful Boy) in a live-action role. Transporting a whole new generation to the ‘Air Bud’ world where animals speak too, the fun and fast-action first season of ‘PUP ACADEMY’ includes 22 all-new episodes.

Watch this adorable trailer:

The action-packed ‘PUP ACADEMY’ story centers around three pup friends — Spark,
Corazon and Whiz — who meet in their first year at the Academy. The puppies attend the
Academy to learn how to become man’s best friend, but the new students quickly discover a mysterious threat to not only the academy, but to the very core of friendships between dogs and humans everywhere‘PUP ACADEMY’ also stars Don Lake (Zootopia) and Aria Birch (Freaks). It is created
and executive produced by Anna McRoberts and directed and co-executive produced by
ABE founder and CEO, Robert Vince. The film arrives more than 20 years after the debut
of the original ‘Air Bud’ film debuted. Air Bud Entertainment-branded content connects universal themes of family, friendship, and triumph of the soul. It can now be experienced in 190 countries, in over 20 languages.
‘PUP ACADEMY’ will be supported by an extensive slate of partnerships, including
Extended Stay America hotels, Dogsters Ice Cream Style Treats for Dogs and Color Me
Mine pottery studios.

For updates about this film, please visit their site at AirBud.com.

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Jurassic World: The Ride Now OPEN at Universal Studios Hollywood!

I received tickets for my family and I to spend a day in the park in order to faciliate this post. All opinions are my own.

The anticipation for the opening of Jurassic World: The Ride had been building since it closed last spring as the formerly known attraction Jurassic Park. Our family LOVED the film Jurassic World, most likely for all different reasons and so we couldn’t wait to visit and ride this newly imagined ride.

Inspired by the Jurassic World blockbuster films, this spectacular new thrill ride features the film’s stars, Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and BD Wong, who reprise their roles as Owen Grady, Claire Dearing and Dr. Henry Wu, and soars to new heights with the addition of iconic dinosaurs from the movie, including the colossal Indominus rex and the magnificent aquatic Mosasaurus.

Here’s what you can expect to encounter on “Jurassic World—The Ride”: The elaborately themed all-new “Raptor Encounter” where Blue, the beloved Velociraptor from the JURASSIC WORLD movies, engages with guests in daring face-to-face encounters, along with the addition of two new dinosaurs – a Baby Raptor with her Raptor Handler and a life-size Triceratops who greet guests outside the “Jurassic World—The Ride” entrance, further enhance the entire experience.

We had so much fun on the ride and ddin’t know any of this beforehand so it was one big surprise.

Know Before You Go

Here are a cuople of tips that you may find helpful before you visit Universal Studios Hollywood to ride Jurassic World: The Ride. 

  • You WILL get wet! Regardelss of where you sit, you are going to get wet. We weren’t dying to be drenched, just because it was early in the day and we didn’t want to walk around soaking, so we opted for row 4. We still got wet but not too badly. The guests in rows 1 and 2 were definitely drenched after the ride. It just depends on what you’re hoping to gain from the ride.  By the way, every row is a great seat for this adventure! 
  • They sell ponchos! Yes! You can purchase an inexpenisve poncho in the shop adjancent to the attraction, which is called “Jurassic Outfitters”.  There are also complimentary lockers to put your belongings in before you get in line. I also brought a plasitc bag to put my cell phone in during the ride. 
  • Wear sunblock! You may find yourself waiting in line in the direct sunlight. Also, there are parts when you’re on the boat, that you’ll be glad you sprayed beforehand. Don’t forget to spray your scalp and/or your head. 

Don’t forget to check out the new interactive “Dino Play” area , located outside of the attraction, which is designed to inspire children of all ages to explore and excavate giant dinosaur fossils.

While you’re in the Jurassic World area of the park, you’ll want to grab a bite at he Juarassic Cafe.  There you’ll find an extensive menu serving “the taste of Costa Rica” with delicious, freshly made menu items including: Pomegranate Guacamole, Tropical Fruit Salad, Crispy Green Lettuce Rolls with Shrimp, Roasted Chicken Salad, Mahi Mahi with Melon Pico, Slow Roasted Mojo Pork, Mojo Jackfruit, and more.

You can also find refreshing, tropical drink offerings right next to the Jurassic Cafe at the Island Nu-Bar. It’s a great way to cool off and feel the island vibe of Jurassic World! (Just look out for the dinosaurs!)

Jurassic World: The Ride is a definite must-ride this summer so if you haven’t had a chance to get there, what are you waiting for? Luckily we have such great weather in Southern California that this ride is perfect for year-round visits.. For more information about Universal Studios Hollywood, visit their site HERE.

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