Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Ghost Town Comes Alive at Knott's Berry Farm!

If you've ever been to Knott's Berry Farm and wandered through Ghost Town,
you've probably noticed the quaint buildings and pretty flowers.
Maybe you've even taken a picture on the train.

But this summer, it's not the quiet place you've seen before!
Ghost Town has come alive, and you can be a part of it!

Our first stop for the day is the barbershop to get our mustaches!
There are different colors and styles to choose from,
but as the Doc will tell you...the mustache will choose you.

Meet the mayor roaming the streets of town and he will invite you to visit Town Hall!

When you get to town hall, sign in at the registry 
and get sworn in as an official citizen of Calico Ghost Town!

Check in at the press office to get your daily paper and a press pass.
Say hi to one of our favorite characters, Bixby Knolls and get your first assignment!

The school teacher is the sweetest girl in town, and married to Doc!
It's their one year anniversary this summer 
and you might end up carrying love notes back and forth between the two of them!

Look out for the Medicine Man, 
he asked if he could cut off Kelsey's braids to decorate his bag!

Stop by the bank for a loan and the banker will teach you how to properly twirl your mustache.
You might even meet his fiancee, the best cook in town,
and get asked to be a part of the wedding!

Go see the sheriff and he will deputize you and give you the official oath
so you can help him catch the Mayfield gang!

If you're feeling brave, you can even take a tour of the jail!

Of course you know I couldn't leave Ghost Town without a trademark boysenberry treat!
I thought the Fun Bun was my favorite, 
but this boysenberry churro sundae is a close contender!

Ghost Town Alive is the perfect place to cool off and chill awhile during the busy summer season!
All of the fun characters have a story to tell and will make you part of it!

Get your Season Pass and consider upgrading to Gold to visit Soak City 
on those days when it is just too hot for anything else but playing in the water!

See you in Ghost Town and follow along on 
for more summer fun at Knott's Berry Farm!


Saturday, May 27, 2017

Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Knott's Gold Pass!

We are big fans of water slides, so we were thrilled to be invited 
to check out the 2 acre expansion that just opened this summer 
at Knott's Soak City in Buena Park!

The mayor of Buena Park and Snoopy himself 
were on hand for the ribbon cutting!
There are 2 new towers, Shore Break and The Wedge, with seven slides!

I tried all 3 new rides and they were amazing!
There was something for everyone, from mild to wild!

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Our favorite was definitely The Wedge!
Click on the video above to watch us in action!
We loved the huge raft that fit our friends with us too,
so we could all enjoy a ride together!

We had so much fun!

All that fun made us very hungry, and we were excited to try out the new Longboards Grill!
It is All-American kid-friendly food, with options for everyone!

We tried hamburgers, hot dogs and fish and chips!
The kids were big fans, and I love their french fries!

Of course our favorite part of any Knott's experience is the boysenberry punch!
We love to bring our souvenir bottle and get $1 refills all day!
And Soak City is awesome, because they have drink refill stations,
so you don't have to wait in the restaurant lines to refill your drinks!

When the lines get long, we head to the lazy river!
Soak City has the best music playing, and it's always a dance party!

And don't forget to bring a friend!
This place is always more fun together!

Our day at Knott's Soak City was everything we love!
Fun family time for each of us, bellies full of fun food and treats,
relaxation in the sunshine, and refreshing water thrills!

To get the most out of your experience at Soak City,
consider buying a Knott's Gold Pass!
Here are our top 5 reasons why!

1. You will get early entry on select days, which gives you an opportunity 
to get on the slides before the general public, and avoid long lines!

2. The Gold Pass provides entrance into Knott's Berry Farm every day, 
with select days for early entry to that park as well as special events!

3. You will receive discounts on food and merchandise!
If your kids are anything like mine, they will be hungry all day, and begging for souvenirs!
Might as well get a discount, and it's good at both parks!

4. The Gold Pass will get your kids out of the house and into the sunshine!
You will create priceless memories together and start fun family traditions!

5. Knott's Berry Farm has different seasons of fun, so there's always something new to experience!
From the Boysenberry Festival to Halloween, there is something for everyone!

Check out Knott's online for more fun!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Knott's Boysenberry Festival 2017

Our favorite season is back at Knott's Berry Farm...


Knott's has over 70 boysenberry food and drink offerings 
and so much boysenberry entertainment fun planned for you!

We started off with the tasting card!
For just $25 you can try 6 of their tasty boysenberry food items!

1. Boysenberry BBQ Meatballs

Who doesn't love food on a stick?? 
These savory meatballs in a tangy boysenberry bbq sauce 
were a hit with the whole family!

2. Boysenberry Fry Bread

This new entry on the menu is a must have! 
We devoured this crisp, chewy bread dusted with sugar 
and filled with nutella and boysenberry jam!

3. Boysenberry Buffalo Wings

Another hit with the whole family!
These wings are fried first and then smothered in a mild spicy boysenberry sauce.

We were left with sauce on our face and a touch of spice on our tongues!

4. Boysenberry Ravioli

The sauce was my favorite! 
I think I could have skipped the ravioli and just licked the plate!
The fresh tomatoes were a nice touch too.

5. Boysenberry Panna Cotta

I have been dreaming of this since last year.
We all loved the creamy base with a dollop of whipped cream and boysenberry jam
and a light sprinkling of granola on top!
We saved this one for last.

6. Boysenberry Pizza

This combo of flavors was a complete surprise!
The sauce was creamy instead of savory like I had expected.
The ingredients blended together so well and we gobbled it up!

Our favorite treat from the Boysenberry Festival had to be the Fun Bun!
It is not on the tasting card, but is a meal all in itself!
We split one among the 4 of us and were stuffed!
How could you not like a cinnamon roll deep fried in funnel cake batter
anc covered in a creamy boysenberry sauce and powdered sugar?!?
It was heaven in every bite and we were in love!

We had so much fun with all the entertainment too!
Snoopy's Boysenberry Jamboree had us singing and dancing along!

And my boysenberry princess had a ball at the pie eating contest in town square!
They have activities for the kids all day long!

With all this fun, make sure to stay hydrated with a refillable souvenir cup!
Free refills on the day of purchase, and then just $1 for the rest of the year every time you fill up!
Ours is always full of boysenberry punch! Yum!!

We were so thrilled to be invited to experience Knott's Boysenberry Festival!
Hurry on down now until April 23rd and have the time of your life!
You might find yourself buying a season pass to enjoy Knott's Berry Farm the rest of the year!
With payments as low as $15.16 a month, it's the best deal in town!

See you at Knott's!
And follow along online for more fun!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Choc Walk 2016!

It's time to walk for CHOC!
Every year Disneyland partners with Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) 
to raise money for kids in need of medical care.
Last year the CHOC walk brought in over $2.5 million dollars!
This year the goal is $2.7 million and I am so excited to be part of this great effort!

CHOC has been an important part of my life for many years, 
beginning with the NICU for my niece born two months early, 
to dear friends who rely on CHOC for specialty care, 
to their recent groundbreaking for the first pediatric mental health center in Orange County!

I love having CHOC close by for all these reasons!
But this kind of care is not free, and so many times there are children in need of care without insurance.
That's where you can help, by supporting CHOC Walk in the Park at Disneyland!

From the very beginning, Walt Disney himself was an advocate of CHOC.
He served on the very first board of directors over 50 years ago 
and provided initial support for the creation of CHOC.

Today Disneyland continues that great relationship by putting on the annual CHOC Walk in the Park!
This year the walk will be on Halloween weekend, so look out for some spooky surprises!

We are always on the lookout for ways to teach our kids to give back,
and the CHOC Walk is the perfect way to do just that!
And how much more fun can it get than a 5K through the happiest place on earth?!
I am so excited to make memories with my daughter while raising money and awareness for a great cause!

CHOC Walk participants can even win prizes by fundraising!
When you raise between $375 and $599, you earn one 1-Day Disneyland  Resort Park Hopper  Ticket. 
Raise $600 or more and you earn two 1-Day Disneyland  Resort Park Hopper Tickets!
There are also other discounts available in Downtown Disney on the day of the CHOC Walk!

Please join us on October 30th at Disneyland for the annual CHOC Walk in the Park 
and make a difference to children in need!
Hope to see you there!


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Knott's Spooky Farm - Halloween Family Fun!

What's black and white with pumpkins all over??

This family friendly Halloween event is happening from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
every weekend in October and on Halloween!

Come see your favorite Peanuts characters all dressed up in their costumes
and have fun throughout the park with special Halloween activities, 
all included with regular park admission!

As you enter the park, your child will receive a trick-or-treat bag 
to collect candy at special stops all through Ghost Town!

And while you're there, meet all the spooky citizens,
totally kid-friendly and super fun to talk to!

Linus' Great Pumpkin Patch is in the barn with tons of activities for the kids!

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of our favorite Peanuts movies, The Great Pumpkin!

Linus will be there for photo ops, and if you're lucky, 
a little snuggle with his blanket!

You can also color a picture, decorate a pumpkin, 
play bean bag toss and watch The Great Pumpkin!

This is a great place to relax for a little bit between rides 
and cool off from our warm California fall weather!

We always like to end our trip to Knott's with loaded funnel cake, 
topped with boysenberries and ice cream!

Don't miss all the fun at Knott's Spooky Farm this month!

1. Ghost Town Treat Stops - Ghost Town
Grab your trick-or-treat bag and search the streets of Ghost Town 
for friendly ghosts and delicious treats!

2. Linus' Great Pumpkin Patch - Craft Barn
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the classic Peanuts animated TV special, 
"It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!"

3. Ghastly Gallery - Boardwalk Ballroom
A monsterous museum where you can sample spooky culture
 and visit the "Monsterpiece Theatre."

4. Dia de los Muertos - Fiesta Village
A daytime, fun, non-scary, kid friendly, educational celebration of the season.

5. Spooky Hollow Maze - Camp Snoopy
Travel through a hay bale maze that takes you 
into a spooky forest surrounded by giant jack-o-lanterns. 
Keep an eye out for the elusive headless horseman.

6. Pumpkin Patch Costume Contest and Dance Party - Camp Snoopy Theatre
Come to Camp Snoopy Theatre to show off your best Halloween costume. 
After the contest, additional Peanuts characters 
join the cast to participate in a Peanuts Dance Party!

Check out Knott's on social media for more fun!

Purchase one today and get a free visit in 2016!

See you at Knott's Berry Farm!

Disclosure: We received tickets to Knott's Berry Farm for review purposes. All opinions are my own.


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