Disney’s Descendants 3 in Vancouver AR Adventure

This August, our family got an exciting invite to head up to Vancouver Canada. We have never been to Canada, so that was exciting in itself. But not only did we get a chance to explore this amazingly family-friendly city in British Columbia, but also to attend the launch party of the new Disney Descendants 3 in Vancouver AR Adventure App! This was all in celebration of the new release of Disney’s Descendants 3!

All three of the Disney’s Descendants movies were filmed Vancouver and Vancouver Island, so this new app is a really fun and exciting way for both Disney’s Descendants fans and those visiting Vancouver and Vancouver Island to see spots where the movies were filmed. Once at the locations, the app creates a Disney’s Descendants Adventure for you to play.

Each filming site features adventures such as – augmented reality, scavenger hunt-style missions, trivia, geocaching, movie clips and photo opps where you can take AR photos of the characters. Fans can immerse themselves fully into Descendants 3 with a tourism twist!

Disney Descendants 3 in Vancouver AR Adventure app first-of-its-kind self-guided adventure. Created by Vancouver-based QuestUpon, it’s now available for free download on App Store and Google Play. The itinerary takes you to key spots in the Descendants films, and requires you to traverse the waters between two distinctive yet equally visit-worthy cities: Vancouver and Vancouver Island. We were lucky enough to visit both of these cities on our trip, and highly recommend both as family vacations.

Some of the location included on the app are Britannia Mine Museum, Lynn Canyon, UBC, Rogers Sugar, BC Parliament Buildings, Hatley Castle and Woodwinds Estate. There are 37 Mission in all!

At select points in the Disney’s Descendants adventure, users can snap selfies with lifelike avatars of some fan favorite characters like Mal, Evie, Uma and Audrey.

At the Disney Descendants 3 in Vancouver AR Adventure Launch Party, we had the opportunity to try out the app, enjoy some Descendant’s themed food, do crafts, and also watch Descendants 3! Dani and Vann dressed up for the part and we enjoyed trying it out a mini version of the app. We answered trivia, found Descendants 3 characters and took selfie photos with them.

Here are some photos from our evening spent with Disney Descendants 3 in Vancouver.

Once the reception was over, we headed up to the screening room to watch the new Disney Descendants 3. Check out how they set up the screening room. The decorations were amazing – all the details were perfectly themed to Disney Descendants. There was also fog and twinkle lights.

We loved the movie so much – it was SO GOOD!!! My kids and I loved it, especially Dani and Vann. And since we had just visited Victoria B.C. Canada, it was exciting to recognize some of the places we visited in the movie. Vancouver and Victoria are so beautiful, they made the perfect backdrops to film the Disney Descendants movies.

So first watch Disney’s Descendants 3, then, grab your selfie stick and dive into the world of Descendants 3! To watch this itinerary come to life, download the free Disney Descendants 3 in Vancouver AR Adventure, housed on the QuestUpon app (available on App Store and Google Play). Make sure to share on social media using #DisneyDescendants3inVancouver. Such a fun app to play whether you live in Vancouver, Vancouver Island, or just visiting. Time for an AR adventure!!!

{Disclosure: We we invited guests of the Vancouver Tourism Board. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.}

Mommy and Me Playdate with Our Ballerina Dreamer Doll

This post is sponsored by Hunter Products.

We are heading into the new realm of ballet! My boys all love to dance and two of them are enrolled in Hip Hop classes, but none of them have wanted to try ballet. But little sister, who has been dragged to all the dance lessons, has fallen in love with watching all the little kids dance ballet. And this week the day finally came for her to join the toddler ballet class. She was over the moon…and to celebrate the big day, we went out to buy some ballet shoes, had a treat at one of our favorite tea shops, and opened up a new Ballerina Dreamer Doll.

What a fun day it was to celebrate this milestone. I always dreamt of these kind of days when I found out I was having a daughter. We dressed up in a pink tutu, put on her new ballet shoes and chatted over milk and homemade cookies. Of course our Ballerina Dreamer Doll had to join us…and she fit right in at one of our favorite tea shops in Orange County, Morning Lavender.

The Ballerina Dreamer Doll is a really fun toy. Your little one can watch the Ballerina Dreamer doll dance just like a real ballerina! By pressing its magic tiara, the doll can pirouette, spin on both toes, kick forwards and backwards, do the splits and more!

It’s pretty easy to make her work, even for three-year olds. Just stand the doll up on her toe shoes and hold the special tiara knob. When you slightly press down, she spins and twirls. If you stop and press again, her leg changes direction. She’s like a real ballerina.

Not only does the Ballerina Dreamer Doll spin, she also plays music as she dances, and her tutu magically lights up. It is recommended for ages 3+ and I think that so many little girls around this age would love to play with this doll. Dani hasn’t put it down since we opened her up.

You can play with her like a normal doll, and her legs can do the splits and her arms can move up and down. There is a switch to turn her on and off.

The Ballerina Dreamer Doll is currently available for $29.98 at Walmart in two different styles. The brunette Ballerina Dreamer Doll as shown with my daughter Dani, and the blonde Ballerina Dreamer Doll like this one.

Now Dani is all ready for her first ballet class. I’m sure it’s going to be absolutely adorable with all the little ones in tutus and dance shoes. I will definitely keep you updated. And Morning Lavender made the perfect backdrop to document this milestone in my girlie’s life. What more could you ask for…pink, tutus, cookies and sparkles.

There are also other Ballerina Dreamer Doll accessories to make all your little ones ballet dreams come true. Check out this cute little video that show the Ballerina Dreamer Doll in action. Isn’t she cute!

100 Orange County Halloween Events for Kids 2019

Just like that, the Halloween season is about to arrive in Orange County!  Very soon, Halloween events will be popping up all over Southern California. Here is a list of over 100 Orange County Halloween Events for Kids and Families…most of which are kid-friendly or family-friendly. and all of them are scheduled around the OC and SoCal this Halloween season.

Get your calendar out and pick out the ones that look like the most fun for your family and make this Halloween season one to remember! (Be sure to check back here, as more events will be added to the list as they are announced.)

2019 Orange County Halloween Events for Kids and Families

Knott’s Spooky Farm
Every Weekend in October  |  Knott’s Camp Snoopy and Ghost Town
Enjoy the spooktacular Halloween season at Knott’s Spooky Farm, a family-friendly Halloween celebration geared for kids. Little ghouls can trick-or-treat through Ghost Town to collect Halloween treats. Treat bags will be given to kids ages 3 – 11 from opening until 4:30pm. A fun Halloween-themed show “Monsters are Coming” at the Camp Snoopy Theater plays hosts a daily costume contest for kids in costume. The Halloween Hootenanny returns as The Timber Mountain Log Ride transforms with spooky but family-friendly surprises. The fall daytime Seasons of Fun event is included with regular park admission or your 2019 Season Pass.

Oogie Boogie Bash at Disneyland Resort
September 17, 19, 22, 24, 26 & 29, October 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29 & 31  | Disney California Adventure Park
A Disney Halloween Party begins. Once the party starts, you’ll be treated to 5 hours of shindig shenanigans—including special Halloween-themed entertainment, attractions, Character Greetings and more. Tickets to this seasonal celebration can sell out, so be sure to book ahead.

Halloween Time at Disneyland
September 6th – October 31st   |   Both Parks at Disneyland Resort
Disneyland Resort and Disney’s California Adventure are dressed up for Halloween! Check out the decorations and enjoy special Halloween activities throughout the park.

Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge
October 1 – 31  | Great Wolf Lodge Anaheim
Book and stay before October 31, 2019, for a Howl-O-ween to remember! We’ll have special events scheduled for you to share with your family including – Trick-Or-Treat Trail, Monster Bash Dance Party, Spooktacular Story Time & more!

Pumpkin Nights
October 10 – November 3 | 5:00 – 10:00pm | Pomona Fairplex
In 2016, a team of passionate artists set out to create a brand-new Halloween experience. At Pumpkin Nights, visitors journey through eight different themed lands, all crafted using over 3,000 hand-carved real and synthetic pumpkins. Now, for the first time ever, we’re bringing the Pumpkin Nights experience to Los Angeles!

Fall Fest
October 31 | 6 – 9:00pm  |  Compass Bible Church
Kettle Corn, Churros, Tons of Candy, Coffee, Laser Tag, Pony Rides, Rock Climbing Wall, Giant Ferris Wheel, lots of Game Booths, BBQ’d Hot Dogs & In & Out. The event is free, along with rides, games and candy. There will be small charge for food, so please bring cash (credit cards will be accepted with a small add’l charge). FREE

Spooky Science at Discovery Science Center
Weekends in October  |  Discovery Science Center OC
Giant bugs, creepy crawlers and friendly spooks are all making their way to Discovery Cube for Spooky Science this October. Join us as we explore bugs of all colors and sizes among over-sized exhibit sets and hands-on learning stations. Even the youngest of goblins will enjoy spooky fun while exploring insects like never before.

Boo at the Zoo
October 19, 20, 26 & 27  |  5:30 – 8:00pm  |  Santa Ana Zoo
A “Merry not Scary” family friendly event where everyone is encouraged to come in costume! One of the safest places for children (ages 2-12) to trick-or-treat for Halloween enjoying goodies from TEN Trick-or-Treat Stations throughout the Zoo providing a variety of toys, books, snacks, and candy on the Trick-or-Treat Trail, Entertainment, Animal Presentations, Storytelling, Costume Parade, Ride the “Boofari” Express Train and Carrousel for an additional fee and “Teen Scream” Haunted House (a separate area, included in the price of admission)

Bootastic Halloween Party
October 11, 18, 25 & 31   |  5:30pm |  Adventure City
Halloween Time is right around the corner and for four nights only, Adventure City is hosting a family-friendly Halloween Bash! To ensure that ride wait times are at a minimum, limited special event ticket quantities are available.

Pretend City Trick Or Treat Through The City
October 31 | Pretend City Children’s Museum
Pretend City is all treats and no tricks here in the city! Get a start on the festivities by joining us for our special trick-or-treat extravaganza as you stop by our exhibits from some neat giveaways. This party is bound to be a scream!

Costume Week at Pretend City
October 27 – 31 | Pretend City Children’s Museum
Black cats and witch’s brew, we want to dress up with you! Wear your costume to Pretend City this whole week and receive 25% off your second admission!

The OC Ghostbusters Visit Pretend City
October 26  | Pretend City Children’s Museum
We ain’t afraid of no ghosts…especially because the Ghostbusters will be here to handle all of the ghouls and goblins that try to impede on our fun. Join us for a spooky good time with hands-on activities and photo-ops.

Frankenstein Friday
October 25 | Pretend City Children’s Museum
Have a monster of a time at Pretend City and pay tribute to Mary Shelley’s classic fictional character, Frankenstein with these monstrously fun activities. We will be dancing to the Monster Mash, making Frankenprints, and doing some Monster Science and Math Activities. Let’s have a monster of a time!

Pageant of the Monsters
October 26, 27, 28, 31  |  6 – 9:30pm  | Laguna Festival of Arts
This Halloween the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters brings a monster of a good time to Laguna Beach! Only returning every five years, the Pageant of the Monsters offers families a frightfully fun time filled with ghoulish tricks and treats. The Pageant’s backstage is transformed into a haunted house themed RAIDERS OF THE LOST ART where guests can follow along on a perilous quest to recover treasures from exotic locales across the globe. The Festival of Arts grounds will be filled with Halloween-themed arts and crafts, a reptile zoo, music, and other “spook-tacular” surprises! Not recommended for children under 5.

Creepy Casa Haunted House
October 25, 26 & 27  |  7 – 9:00pm  | Casa Romantica – Have you ever wondered if Casa Romantica is haunted? Yes, it is! CASA CREEPY: HAUNTED HOUSE is one of the most fun and unique haunted houses for families in south Orange County. Walk through 2.5 acres of the most haunted mansion on the block! Werewolves, vampires and ghosts are waiting behind every corner of our historic home, and you can bet on plenty of creepy-crawlies in the gardens.  Period films such as Nosferatu and vintage-themed special effects will ‘reel’ in the whole family, and candy and refreshments will be available. Suitable for most families with children ages 8 and up. Costumes are encouraged; masks not allowed.

Fall Festival Fun!
September 24  | Pretend City Children’s Museum
It’s time to fall in love with this change in seasons! The leaves are turning, and the weather is shifting which means there is lots of fun to had here at Pretend City. Let’s celebrate with artgames, books and sensory play all focusing on fall, leaves, pumpkins, and gourds!

Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch & U-Pick Tours
September 21 – October 31 | Tanaka Farms, Irvine
Tanaka Farms invites you to visit our Pumpkin Patch with all your favorites as well as some new and improved guest experiences for 2019. Make sure to buy a parking pass online if you go on the weekend.

Historic Yorba Cemetery Tour
October 7 | 10:00am  | Woodgate Park, Yorba Linda
enjoy a guided tour through Orange County’s oldest private cemetery. FREE

Knott’s Scary Farm
September 19 – November 2  |  Knott’s Berry Farm
Be prepare to get SCARED!!!! This event is definitely not for the kiddies. send your teenagers or make a date night at this frightfully scary night of terror. You can go through the monster mazes, watch the traditional Hanging Show, and be sure to try out the new interactive Trapped Maze. a pre-show buffet is offered at an additional price.

Aliso Viejo Fall Harvest Festival
October 26 | 10:00am – noon |  Grand Park, Aliso Viejo
Children’s Crafts, Carnival Games, Balloon Twisters, DJ Entertainment and more! Wear your costume as you walk through the costume parade. Parade begins at 10:30 am. AVCA will also be hosting a Canned Food Drive with South County Outreach. Bring FIVE canned food items, pet food or make a donation and your child receives a wristband for a pony ride (the only way for your child to ride a pony). Canned food will be distributed by South County Outreach to those in need here in OC. FREE

Halloween Animal Art – Toddler Program
October 4, 9, 15, 17 & 30  |  10:15 a.m.  |  OC Zoo
Come learn about creatures that are associated with Halloween! Class includes hands-on learning, fun crafts, and meeting zoo animals up close!  Ages: 3-4 years old only. Parent must accompany child for duration of program. Fee: $5 per child (includes one adult).

Halloween Animal Art for Ages 5-10
October 19  |  10:15am  |  OC Zoo, Irvine Regional Park, Orange
Come learn about creatures that are associated with Halloween! Class includes hands-on learning, fun crafts, and meeting zoo animals up close!  Ages: 5-10 years old only. Parent must accompany child for duration of program. Fee: $5 per child (includes one adult).

Close Up With Bugs and Spiders
October 5  |  11:00am  |  OC Zoo
Come learn more about bugs and spiders. Class includes hands-on learning, fun crafts or art projects, and meeting zoo animals up close! Ages 5-10 years old only.

Spooky Halloween Train
October 19 |  9:00am – noon  |  Fullerton Train Museum
Calling all ghosts and goblins! Come down to the Fullerton Train Museum between 9 a.m. & noon. Come in your best Halloween costumes and enjoy trick-or-treating, games, a coloring table, and photo opportunities. Beware, our very old rail conductor could be lurking behind a door or closet just ready to hand out treats!

Halloween Zoo-tacular
October 26  |  10:00am – 4:00pm  |  OC Zoo
Join us for Halloween fun at the OC Zoo! Activities include trick-or-treating*, spooky kids crafts, a scavenger hnt*, and fun games! (*children ages 12 & under). The first 100 children (ages 12 & under) in costume will receive a free gift! Come see the zoo animals receive treat-filled pumpkins throughout the day! Reservations are not needed. Activities are free with paid zoo admission

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Celebrate Knott’s 100th Anniversary in 2020

Did you know that next year will be Knott’s Berry Farm’s 100th Anniversary?!!! 2020 is Knott’s 100th Birthday. It’s pretty spectacular that Knott’s is actually the oldest theme park in America. I am so proud and excited that I have been able to share and continue to share my joy for Knott’s with you! And I truly believe that you can love it as much as I do.

The best way to enjoy all of the fun offered during the 100th anniversary celebration at Knott’s along with all of the other exciting Seasons of Fun events is with a 2020 Season Pass.

Why You Need A Knott’s Season Pass for 2020

If there is one year that you need to get a Knott’s Berry Farm Season Pass, then next year is the year! Besides the Peanuts Festival, Boysenberry Festival, Ghost Town Alive! Spooky Farm and Merry Farm, Knott’s will will present A Knott’s Family Reunion!” A summer-long event paying tribute to Knott’s history and legacy of family fun.  Guests can join in a once-in-a-lifetime celebration featuring festive park décor, themed food items, entertainment, exclusive merchandise and special surprises along the way, all paying homage to the historic nostalgia of Knott’s. More details about the exciting 100th anniversary celebration coming soon!

When you buy a Knott’s Season Pass, you get a year full of fun for the entire family. There are different seasons celebrated at Knott’s, so you get to enjoy different experiences throughout the year. Each one unique and special. Some of our favorites are…

The Peanuts Celebration

The Boysenberry Festival

Ghost Town Alive!

Knott’s Spooky Farm

and Knott’s Merry Farm

And this coming year, we will add Knott’s Family Reunion to the list!

What you get in 2019 when you buy your 2020 Knott’s Season Pass Now

If you do not have a 2019 Knott’s Season Pass – when you purchase a 2020 Knott’s Season Pass, you will get a FREE visit in 2019 any day between September 7 through December 31, 2019. Plus, you can get unlimited visits for $14.99.

If you are renewing your 2019 Knott’s Season Pass for a 2020 Season Pass – you will get one FREE Bring-A-Friend ticket valid any day between September 7 through December 31, 2019. Plus, when you renew online, you will receive a $10 discount!

How Much are Knott’s Season Passes

Right now is the cheapest you will be able to get a 2020 Knott’s Season pass. The price actually goes up during the year, and passed are only good per calendar year. All passes include unlimited admission in 2020 to Knott’s Berry Farm with no blackout dates.

Regular Season Pass is $99 – Is just eleven easy payments of $8.00 after an initial payment of $11.

Gold Season Pass is $120 – It also includes unlimited admission to Knott’s Soak City Waterpark. Is just eleven easy payments of just $9.50 after an initial payment of $15.50.

Platinum Season Pass is $197 – It also includes unlimited admission to Knott’s Soak City Waterpark and all Cedar Fairs Parks. Is just eleven easy payments of just $16 after an initial payment of $21.

These offers end on October 27, 2019. Applicable taxes and fees apply. Payment plans are only available at knotts.com.

Season Pass Add-ons

Knott’s has a bunch of great add-ons for your Season Pass that can help you save money!

All-Season Parking – $75

Regular and Gold Passholders can add the All Season Parking Pass to their 2020 Season Pass.

2020 All-Season Dining$115 for Purple & Gold Passes, $130 for Platinum

For one low price, enjoy lunch and dinner every time you visit all season long. Regular Passholders may dine at up to 14 locations in Knott’s Berry Farm, and Gold and Platinum Passholders may dine at 2 additional locations at Knott’s Soak City Waterpark. It pays for itself in just four visits!

2020 All-Season Drink Refills – $31.99

Choose between the All Season Souvenir Bottle or bottle free Season Pass Drink Plan and refresh every visit in 2020 with unlimited drink refills. Enjoy Coca-Cola beverages throughout Knott’s Berry Farm and Knott’s Soak City Waterpark.

2020 All-Season Unlimited Digital Photos – $49.99

Buy today and start capturing your photos immediately! Your 2020 All Season FunPix can be used for the rest of the 2019 season. Capture a season of memories when you add FunPix to your 2020 Season Pass and get unlimited digital photos from select rides and Peanuts Meet & Greets.

2020 All-Season Unlimited Locker Rentals – $150

Keep your valuables secured all season in 2020 when you add All Season Locker Rentals to your 2020 Season Pass.

My family and I will definitely be a Knott’s Berry Farm next year. It brings my family so much joy and we love spending time there as a family or with friends. Hopefully I will see you there…and if you do spot us, don’t be shy. Come say “Hi!”

You can also follow our Knott’s Berry Farm adventures, on instagram @Popsicleblog.

Universal Studios Hollywood: Why You Need to Go this Summer!

All summer, my boys have been anxiously waiting to go to Universal Studios Hollywood. We love it there, and were especially excited to go on the all-new Jurassic World – the Ride! Last week, the boy’s summer wish finally came true. We headed to the park to enjoy a day full of fun…and to spend time with some dinosaurs!

What we love most about Universal Studios Hollywood is the magical way they bring to life the movies. Everywhere you look, it practically looks like a scene out of a film or television show. You could spend all day taking pictures of the park and never ever go on a ride if you felt like it. From the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to Simpson’s Land to Minion Land to the Studio Tour tram ride, you never feel like you are in reality.

Our day started with heading down to Jurassic World – the Ride. We just couldn’t wait any longer. The Jurassic Park Ride was our favorite, so we were excited to see how changed and was made into the Jurassic World version.

We weren’t dissappointed! Jurassic World – the Ride is still AWESOME! Riders are able to feel like they have entered into Jurassic World and is brought to life with the addition of iconic dinosaurs from the movie, including the colossal Indominus rex and the magnificent aquatic Mosasaurus.

Of course, they just couldn’t get rid of the AWESOME drop at the end of the ride. It’s still there, so don’t worry! We LOVED it and you’re going to love it too.

Dani was to short to ride Jurassic World – the Ride, so luckily we were able to utilize rider switch. This is where your party can wait in line as usual, but when you get off the ride, you can ask for a rider switch pass for two people. That the person who has stayed off the ride watching the little ones can then ride it without having to wait in the long line again. The psss is good for 2 people, and they can enter the express lane to ride.

While the big boys rode Jurassic World – the Ride first, Dani and I had a great time exploring the newly renovated Dino Play area for kids. They added so much to this area. This new interactive area has been designed to inspire children of all ages to explore and excavate giant dinosaur fossils. They have added musical instruments, rope bridges, and climbing areas. They have included lots of fun facts around the play structures that can help teach kids and adults about dinosaurs.

The boys and I switched places so that I could ride Jurassic World – the Ride….so good! And then we headed to lunch at the Jurassic Café. Their new menu includes Costa Rican-inspired cuisine and flavorful Tiki cocktails. Our top choices were the guacamole with plantain chips and the butter cake. YUM!

You can also check out the all-new tropical Isla Nu-bar with Jurassic drinks to cool you down. Or head to the Jurassic Outfitters store and see an array of souvenir limited edition and one-of-a-kind dimensional dinosaur sculptures.

The final experience in the Jurassic World area of Universal Studios is the elaborately themed “Raptor Encounter”. We loved this…as it seems so real! Owen makes an appearance with Blue, the beloved Velociraptor from the JURASSIC WORLD movies. Guests get to have a daring face-to-face encounter with her. Plus, they have adde the addition of two new dinosaurs – a Baby Raptor with her Raptor Handler and a life-size Triceratops. You can find this experience just outside the “Jurassic World—The Ride” entrance.

After all the Jurassic World fun, we headed over to one of our favorite attractions, the Studio Tour. This is where you take a tram and head down to the Universal Studios Backlot where they film movies and television shows. It also have a couple of ride experiences such at King Kong Skull Island, Earthquake and Fast and Furious. The great thing about the Studio Tram Tour is that it is never the same. Since they are always changing the sets for movies and filming in different locations, they have to switch it up. Plus you get a different tour guide each time.

Everyone can go on the Studio Tour so this is a great ride to go on when everyone needs to rest their feet and cool down. Our favorite part has to be JAWS. I still remember this part from when I was little.

What to Do with Toddlers at Universal Studios Hollywood

It is true that there aren’t many rides for toddlers at Universal Studios Hollywood. You must be 40 inches tall to ride most everything. So if you child loves rides, you may want to wait to go to Universal until they reach this height requirement. However, I have taken my toddler many times and haver still had a lot of fun.

After we when on the Studio Tour, the boys wanted to go on the rest of the rides that Dani wasn’t tall enough for. We could have opted to use “rider switch,” but I thought the best thing would be for the boys to ride rides, and I take Dani around to do other things. Toddlers can go on the Studio Tour, Kung Fu Panda Adventure, Super Swirly Fun Ride, all the great shows, and the Minion Land Water Park. Plus there is so much to see, you could just wonder around the park and still never get board.

It was hot, so we opted to play in the fountains in the middle of the Universal Studios Plaza. We also checked out the water area in Minion Land. Luckily I remembered a swimsuit and towel. Plus, kids need to be wearing shoes at all times. So I suggest bringing waterproofs shoes to use.

Did I mention that the Dreamworks Trolls have come to Universal Studios Hollywood? We got to meet Poppy, Branch and Guy Diamond. They dance, and greet guests and even fart glitter LOL.

The last thing on our list for the day was going to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The kids have wands, so they were excited to see if they could still cast those spells around the land. Honeydukes Candy Store is always a hit and we definitely wanted some frozen butter beer. We stayed until DARK!

We ended the day watching the return of the Hogwartz Dark Arts show. It illuminates the evening sky with nightly shows featuring lights, music and special effects. It was AWESOME!

What a spectacular day! We always love our visits to Universal Studios Hollywood. It’s clean, fun and there is so much to do. If you live in Southern California or are just visiting, I highly recommend putting it on your list of things to do.

{Disclosure: We were invited guest of Universal Studios, however, we would go regardless. We love it there! All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.}