Tuesday, September 29, 2015

9/28/15: Evan in Disney's Hollywood Studios Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show

We recently went to Walt Disney World and had a wonderful time as always.  This visit was a little bit more magical as Evan was selected to be in the Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show.  This was a once in a lifetime experience and one that he was very lucky to be selected for.
Every time we go to Disney's Hollywood Studios we make sure to check the schedule for Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show as it only happens a couple times a day.  This is Evan's favorite show at Disney's Hollywood Studios.  We headed over to the show about a half hour early to make sure we got a good seat.
We had awesome seats.  We were up maybe 6 rows and right in the middle of the stadium.  Honestly we were just lucky to get the seats we got.  When you enter Cast Members direct you to which entrance you will go in through.  We were directed to the middle.  This was the first time we went in through the middle.  It is a huge stadium that fills up for each show.
We love the show and we were well aware that they call one child up from the audience to be in the show.  Our seats were in line with a row that had a small door and said Cast Members only and we were on the left of the door when looking at the stands.  When the video person started aiming the camera around our row I made sure to point to Evan and Evan stood up and raised his hands.  We couldn't believe he got picked!  I am not sure if this is always the section they take a volunteer from, but for us we were in the exact row that the camera man was aiming at when picking someone.
This is the part of the show where a child gets to drive a real car via remote control.
Here they are describing to Evan what he will do.
Now Evan is using the remote control to control the car.
The coolest thing is that you get a special pin that only can be obtained by being the guest driver in this show.
So cool that he is up on the big screen.
Here is a close up of the pin.
Evan being brought back to his seat.
He was so excited and people were even coming up to him in the park that recognized him from the show.  He felt like a celebrity.
Here is Evan with one of the guys from the show.
Here is some video.
Here is the Finale, I think the flames look like a Mickey Mouse head.  So cool!  Another Hidden Mickey!
What an amazing experience and an absolutely magical day!

Monday, September 28, 2015

9/28/15: Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales Show Giveaway

Our family loves all things Disney.  We just returned from a week in Walt Disney World and I was very excited to be invited to Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales at the Tsongas Center on November 14th.  It is a way to enjoy some Disney Magic at home.  Plus I am giving you a chance to win  tickets to the show.  Read on and enter below.
More about the show:
Prepare to step into a world of wonder where wishing is only the beginning and dreams really do come true in Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt.  Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy as they bring the timeless fairytale adventures of Cinderella, Beauty and The Beast, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to life right in your hometown. 
This live show features dynamic storytelling, award winning music, stunning costumes and glittering special effects, audiences will be captivated by the humor, fun and adventure of these spellbinding stories.  Dream with the princesses, cheer for the heroes as they conquer evil villains, and marvel as these classic tales are brought to life in a theatrical experience that’s pure magic.
 We love Cinderella, Snow White and Beauty and the Beast.
 This looks like a fantastic show!
The show is on November 16th and playing at 12, 3 and 6 pm.  Tickets are available here. Enter below to win 4 tickets to a show of your choice.
Here is a video trailer.
Disclosure:  I was provided with 4 tickets for my family and tickets for giveaway.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Monday, September 21, 2015

9/21/15: Win 2 Tickets to Edaville USA for any Date in October

I have another giveaway for family fun at Edaville USA.  Enter below to win 2 tickets to see Thomas Land and Pumpkins Aglow.  You can chose any open date in October!
 We have always loved going to Edaville USA and now with the new Thomas Land there is so much more fun!  You can read my full post here on Thomas Land.
 Here you can see the rides.  Any Thomas and Friends fan will love it.
You can see all the rides here.
Make sure to see Sir Topham Hatt!
 Of course make sure to take a train ride with Thomas chugging along.
With rides, a train ride, Dino Land, and Thomas Land there is so much to see!
Plus in October you can check out their Pumpkins Aglow display.
Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.edaville.com or at the park entrance.  Enter below to win 2 tickets to be used any date in October that Edaville USA is open.

Disclosure:  I was invited by Mattel to attend the Media Grand Opening of Thomas Land at Edaville USA.  I was also provided with tickets to giveaway.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.
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Saturday, September 19, 2015

9/19/15: Win Four Tickets to King Richard's Faire

I was contacted by King Richard and I have good news for my readers!  I have two sets of Family Four Packs of tickets to King Richard's Faire in Carver, MA to giveaway for September 26th or 27th!  Enter below!
More about the faire:
Guests can mingle with the King and his royal court, noble and not-so-noble subjects and skilled performers. When as famished as a mud beggar, enjoy the Faire's delicious spit-roasted turkey legs, buttery ears of corn, boules filled with chowder and stew, ringlets of fries, and quench thirst with champagne, wine and brew. Shoppers can stroll through the 16th century village filled with the wares of more than 100 unique and talented artisans, including New England artists. At every turn, guests will encounter fantasy and wonder through minstrels, musicians, acrobats, stilt walkers, giant puppets, wenches, and more. 
King Richard’s Faire has lots of fun entertainment running on 8 stages plus roaming entertainers and a live joust!  Here is the King and Queen in the Royal Parade.
Carvershire has been bustling with excitement as King Richard and Queen Anne welcome new entertainers and talented artisans to our enchanting village including: New entertainers abound in 2015: Draiku, a beautiful aerialist duo Topsy Turvey, two beautiful acrobatic stunt mavens Squire of the Wire, a comedy and juggling high wire act Great Cats of the World, our new exotic cat show Arethusa/The American Rogues musicians MisAdventurers with swashbuckling hilarity, and a new Princess Sing-Along with our favorite trio of princesses! AND our original and hilarious musical, complete with a corsage: "Promises, Prom-Misses" taking place at 1:00 and 3:30 p.m. on the King's Stage.  The kids and I particularly like the Jousting.  
I am a planner so I always check out the schedule.
There are a lot of cool vendors selling unique items.

The Faire is located at 235 Main Street (Rt. 58) in Carver, Mass. 02330, phone is 508-866-5391, email info@kingrichardsfaire.net.  Visit King Richard’s Faire on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/TheKingRichardsFaire

So don't get locked out of this fun escape from reality!  Win tickets now!  Enter below!
Disclosure:  I received the 2 sets of four tickets for giveaway and also a family pack of four tickets in exchange for review.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.
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9/19/15: Suburban-ettes Perform at Groton Fest

We kicked off the baton twirling season with a performance at Groton Fest.  The girls did a sampling of their baton routines from last year and did an awesome job!
 Lauren has been twirling since she was 4!  I twirled for years when I was young and had no idea how much she would enjoy it.  She is having a blast and now in her 4th year competing.  Here is Lauren's Junior Team.  They have been twirling together for 3 years.
 They started off their show with their marching routine with all the girls.
Then her Junior Team did their Step In Time Routine.
It is such an adorable routine.
This is my favorite action shot.  They both caught it.
They also did a routine to Uptown Funk that they made up last year during their Twirl-a-Thon during the holiday break.
This one has a lot of props with trumpets, flags, hats, and batons.

The girls also did a little guitar action in another Pom Pom routine.
They were also in a World of Color routine.
Lauren doing flag.
Great job ladies!!!  You did awesome even with the sun in your eyes.
Check out the Suburban-ettes Website!  Your daughter might like to try something new and baton twirling is a ton of fun!