Parents Can Love Chuck E. Cheese’s as Much as Kids Do!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chuck E. Cheese’s. The opinions and text are all mine.

let me tell you a little secret. I LOVE Chuck E. Cheese’s. it’s true, i think Chuck E. Cheese’s is an awesome place to spend some time with the family. i’ve been taking my kids since they were toddlers. i know that most parents believe it’s only a place for kid’s parties, but i have found that if you go at the right times, it can be a relaxing, fun place to spend time with the family, and enjoy a good meal. and the food has come a long way since i’ve been coming.

you are going to want to go to Chuck E. Cheese’s on an off time. the best times to go are weeknights, weekday afternoons when school is in, and non-holidays. we like to go for an early dinner. that way we can enjoy some games and food and still get home before the kids bedtimes. it also makes a fun after school activity.

check it out! we went on a monday evening and were one of only a couple families in the whole place. we played games together, took fun photos, won tickets and had a fun family dinner. we didn’t have to worry about the kids making noise at dinner, or wanting to get out of their seats, and no one complained about the food. Chuck E. Cheese’s is fun for the everyone – and we have kids of every age. from teenage to baby.

here are some photos from our evening…

now let’s talk about the food.

Chuck E. Cheese’s New Menu

when it comes to pizza, i am picky. i like my pizza how i like it. not too much sauce, a crust that is not too crunchy, but also not too soft, and with good quality cheese. i also like to have some fresh food options to pair with my pizza. luckily, Chuck E. Cheese’s has accomplished both of these requirements AND MORE!!!!!!

we ordered a couple pizzas for the family and i was super surprised. it was GREAT….was i really at Chuck E. Cheese’s?

did you know that in a recent nationwide blind taste test, more than 60 percent of people expressing a preference, chose Chuck E. Cheese’s Thin & Crispy pepperoni pizza over Pizza Hut’s® Thin and Crispy pepperoni pizza!

from the fresh and delicious pizza options – including specialty flavors – to the endless salad bar, dessert and snack options, Chuck E. Cheese’s has something for everyone. as part of a major menu revamp two years ago, Chuck E. Cheese’s has launched a new and exciting parent-friendly menu – including gluten-free and thin & crispy pizza crust, delicious specialty pizza flavors including fan favorite Cali Alfredo, BBQ Chicken, Veggie, Mac Cheesy, Philly Cheese Steak, and classic Pepperoni. PLUS, boneless wings, wraps, cheesy bread, pretzel bites, an endless salad bar and more. but wait! there is also dessert! Cinnamon Dessert Pizza, Churros and giant warm, chocolate chip cookies. wow!

we had so much fun last monday night…they kids are begging to go back. they thought we re the coolest parents.

at the end of the night, they had won lots of tickets. so it was time to cash them out . it was fun to see them divide them between all the kids and help each other pick out the prizes. it was also great to see the older kids give some of their tickets to the younger kids so they could get something better. i guess i haven’t completely failed as a parent.

it’s time to rediscover Chuck E. Cheese’s and the new menu…it’s good! next time you’re looking for a fun dining experience for the entire family, try it. relax…play some games with the kids, and indulge in some pizza and fun sides. i think you will have a great time.

psssst…families can enjoy their favorite handmade pizzas, fresh salads and delicious cinnamon dessert pizza at the All-You-Can-Eat Buffet, available Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 2p.m. starting on September 5 at participating locations.

good bye Chuck E. Cheese! we had fun. now to plan another Chuck E Cheese’s date!Visit Chuck E. Cheese’s on social
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10 Ways to Celebrate Fall in Orange County

Fall is here in Southern California….even if it still feels like summer!

i personally love having warm weather all year round, but it IS nice to wake up in the mornings and smell that little hint of Fall…we do get that from time to time. however, we aren’t lucky enough to get the beautiful Fall colors that rest of the country gets when the leaves turn shades of red, yellow and orange. because of our warm and beautiful weather, it can be hard to get in the Fall spirit here in the OC. so, i thought i would put together a Orange County Fall Bucket List to get you in the spirit of the season.

here’s my list of the top 10 Ways to Celebrate Fall in Orange County.

Orange County Fall Bucket List

1. Visit the Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch

the Irvine Park Pumpkin Patch is our favorite pumpkin patch here in Orange County for a number of reason. not only are there hundreds of pumpkins, but there is the beloved train, fun photo opts, cookie decorating, hay rides, tractor rides, carnival games, pony rides and more. we have been taking our kids every year since they were babies…and have kept the tradition alive all these years. it’s a great pumpkin patch for all ages.

2. Get a Pumpkin Milkshake from Ruby’s Shake Shake in Newport.

right now it’s Pumpkin Spice season at Ruby’s Diner, and they are serving up Pumpkin milkshakes topped with whipped cream and candy corns. not in the mood for a shake? they also have pumpkin waffles and pumpkin pancakes!  you will then want to head down to the beach and enjoy a stroll on the sand. it may be Fall…but it’s never out of season to enjoy the fresh ocean air and some crashing waves. Crystal Cove Beach is one of our faves!

 

3. Go to the Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Festival.

the Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Festival only happens one weekend each year. we always go because it’s enormous, and…it’s one of the most unique pumpkin patches in Southern California. the Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Patch is pretty incredible…there are pumpkins as far as the eye can see. thousands and thousands of them. people pick them and pick them, but the patch looks as full as ever! it’s great because it give you more of a farm feel than a commercial patch. plus at the festival, there are food booths, fruits and veggies to purchase that are grown right at the college, games and fun for the kiddies, a petting zoo, a corn maze, pancake breakfast and more. if you don’t make it to the festival, there are field trips available, or you can visit it anytime after.

 

4. Get a Pumpkin Shaped loaf of Sourdough from Boudin’s.

did you know that you can only find Boudin SF in California? this sourdough magic originated in San Francisco…but we are lucky enough to have 6 of their restaurant/bakeries here in Southern California. in October, Boudin’s sells their sourdough in the shape of pumpkins and Jack-o-Lanterns. so much fun. pick up a loaf or two, and have fun family evening complete with soup or chili, sourdough pumpkins and watching “It’s a Great Pupkin Charlie Brown” or a “Charlie Brown Thanksgiving”.

 

5. Go to Discovery Cube OC’s Annual Pumpkin Launch.

the Annual Discovery Cube Pumpkin Launch at Cal State Fullerton is a yearly tradition for many families. it’s just one of the awesome FREE events that Discovery Cube OC offers to the community. families from all over Southern California attend to see pumpkins launched through the air by teams competing for the record of launching the most pumpkins – the farthest and closest to the targets. it’s quite a show, and very entertaining. in addition to the flying pumpkins, there are crafts, and games for the kids and food trucks!!!  we look forward to this event every year.

 

6. Buy ALL the pumpkin stuff at Trader Joe’s!

Trader Joe’s is known for their yummy seasonal treats. the Fall means pumpkin everything! pumpkin cookies, pumpkin bread, pumpkin coffee, pumpkin cereal, pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin candy….an more!  everything is super yummy…you won’t want to miss it. get there earlier in month for the best selections as the favorites run out quickly. you can also get regular orange pumpkins for under $3, fun gourds and Cinderella pumpkins or Fall flowers.

 

7. Go apple picking in Oak Glen.

one of the best family outing is heading up to Oak Glen to go apple picking. you can stop at Riley’s Farm, Los Rios Rancho (our favorite) or one of the 30+ farms on a 5-mile loop, and pick apples, raspberries, or pumpkins, run through a corn maze, petting zoo or hay ride. you can get yummy ti-tip or a mile high apple pie, taste apple cider or different kinds of apples. don’t forget to press your own apple cider….that is an exciting experience for the kids. it cost around $20 and is a great learning experience. head up to Oak Glen Village and check out the mountain stores, go to the zoo or eat at one of the restaurants. everyone finds their favorites and visit them every year as a tradition. i still remember going when i was a little girl.

 

8. Check out the Magic and Mayhem Boutique at Roger’s Gardens.

the Magic & Mayhem Halloween Boutique at Roger’s Gardens is pretty spectacular. there are so many awesome Halloween decorations and props – vintage inspired, Harry Potter inspired, creepy and cute! many are pretty pricey, but even if you don’t buy anything, it still makes a nice family outing. there are also lots of pumpkins, interesting gourds and beautiful Halloween flower arrangements at Roger’s Gardens. so bring your camera!

 

9. Take your picture in front of the Orange County Great Park Balloon

the Great Park Balloon at the Orange County Great Park is iconic to Orange County. it’s big and orange and flies high in the OC sky. during the month of October, it turns into the Great Park Balloon Jack-O-lantern. it’s FREE to visit the Orange County Great Park, so you can head over anytime you’d like and snap a picture with it. i recommend taking the family before dark. have a picnic dinner and take a walk or bike ride on the Thrive Walk around the park. weather permitting, you can take a ride on the balloon. $10 for adults & kids ride free with paying adult.

 

10. Apple Fritter Fridays at Sidecar Donuts in Costa Mesa


Apples mean Fall…and what goes great with apples? Apple Fritters. Sidecar Donuts is serving them up this Fall. you can get the yummiest Apple Fritters on Fritter Fridays ONLY at Sidecar Donuts’ Costa Mesa location. their take on a classic – made with fresh Granny Smith Apples and topped with house made apple cider glaze. yum yum!  (Photo credit: Sidecar Donuts)

festive Fall splurges….

i wanted the main list have the best least expensive options. but i wanted to include these more expensive options, as they are excellent Fall activities.

Knott’s Spooky Farm

Knott’s Spooky Farm takes place at Knott’s Berry Farm every weekend in October. Kids can trick or treat through Ghost Town or enjoy various Halloween festivities throughout the park. be sure to have your little ones dress up in costumes for an extra fun day. the great thing about Spooky Farm is that it is included in the price of admission or your season passes! you can read about our time at Spooky Farm here.

 

Halloween Time at Disneyland  AND Disney’s California Adventure

for so many, Halloween Time is the favorite time to visit Disneyland Resort. not only is there are giant Mickey pumpkin, everything else has been dressed up for Halloween. this year, Disney’s California Adventure has been decorated too…so make sure to check out Cartland in particular. it’s pretty awesome! there are fun themed treats, fall colors everywhere, and of course Halloween magic as only Disneyland could do.

 

Howl O-ween at Great Wolf Lodge

our family loves loves loves Great Wolf Lodge in Garden Grove. it has been the perfect place to enjoy a staycation for our family numerous times. during October, Great Wolf Lodge has Howl-O-Ween, which includes, trick-or-treating, fun Halloween activities and decorations. don’t forget your costumes!  click here for a great deal on your Great Wolf Lodge Howl-O-Ween stay.

 

Spooky Science at Discovery Cube OC

want an educational Halloween experience for your kiddies? then head over to the Discovery Science Center and check out their festive Spooky Science Exhibit. you get to learn fun facts about pumpkins, visit Frankenstein’s laboratory where he’s sure to spark amazement with his new Van de Graaff generator, spend some time making your very own slime and join in on the Monster Academy Talent Show where each monster will be showcasing their hidden science talents!

these are our top choices of Fall fun activities in Orange County. if you are looking for some fun family Halloween Events, make sure to check out this post of 70+ Family-friendly Halloween Events in Orange County.

or visit on of these 30 Awesome Pumpkin Patches in Southern California.

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70 Orange County Halloween Events for Kids 2017

and just like that, the Halloween season is about to arrive in Orange County!  soon, fun Halloween events will be popping up all over Southern California. i have compiled a list of over 70 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.

it’s time to get your calendar out and pick out the ones that look like the most fun for your family. i love to make the Halloween time extra special for my family, and taking them to a couple fun Halloween events, make the Halloween season one will always remember! (be sure to check back here, as more events will be added to the list as they are announced.)

2017 Orange County Halloween Events for Kids and Families

Irvine Park Pumpkin Patch
September 16th – October 31st  |  Irvine Regional Park, Orange
the best pumpkin patch around. be prepared to spend the day roaming through pumpkins, decorating cookies and running through and hay maze! you can enjoy pony rides, haunted house, face painting, bouncy houses, games, food and best of all….the train ride!

Knott’s Spooky Farm
Every Weekend in October  |  Camp Snoopy and Ghost Town at Knott’s
this daytime, non-scare event is a celebration of cheer rather than fear! you can enjoy shows, activities and of course, trick or treating. kids can take part in the “Monster Dance Party and Costume Parade,” sing and dance along with the Peanuts gang as you watch the “The Monsters are Coming, Charlie Brown” in the Camp Spooky Theatre, walk through the “Spooky Hollow Maze”, visit the Creepy Crawler Cabin, have fun in Ghost Town Trick or Treating and join Snoopy’s Costume Contest and Dance Party. click here to go directly to the Knott’s website.

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.

Mickey’s Halloween Party
September 20, 22, 25, 27 & 29th, October 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 & 31st  |  Disneyland Resort
Party with Mickey Mouse in Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure, go trick or treating & watch the spectacular Halloween Screams Firework Show. guest of the party get to enter Disneyland 3 hours before the party to enjoy the park!

Halloween Time at Disneyland
September 15th – October 31st   |   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.

Boo at the Zoo
October 21, 22, 28 & 29th  •  5:30 – 8:00 p.m.  |  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 10 Stations.

Pretend City Trick Or Treat Through The City
October 31st  | Pretend City Children’s Museum
Pirates, Ghosts, & Princesses Pretty! Come Trick-Or-Treating at Pretend City! On Halloween, we are having a special trick-or-treat extravaganza for all our friends! Stop by the museum and take part in our Halloween Bug Bash as well as trick-or-treat at different stations through the city! We will surely have a ghouly good time!

Costume Week at Pretend City
October 22 – 28th  | 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!

Healthy Halloween at Pretend City
October 30th  | Pretend City Children’s Museum
Happy Healthy Halloween! This time of year brings lots of treats and sweets into kids’ lives that may make them fall into a junk food funk. Serving Kids Hope is joining us at Pretend City to share fun tips and tricks to keep your kids eating healthy this Halloween!

Frankenstein Friday!
October 27th  | 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!

Build Your Own Scarecrow
September 15th  | Pretend City Children’s Museum
Fall into the autumn season with our scarecrow workshop! Join us in building a small scarecrow that you can keep as decoration all season long! Admission not required to attend.

Fall Festival Fun!
September 22nd  | Pretend City Children’s Museum
FALL into this season as the leaves change colors and the weather gets colder! This season brings lots of exciting things for families, including holidays, fall themed foods, and maybe some family traditions in the making! Pretend City is celebrating Fall with our Fall Festival Day! Join us as we create art, play games, and do activities all focusing on fall, leaves, pumpkins, and gourds!

Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch & U-Pick Tours
September 29th – October 31st   |   Tanaka Farms, Irvine
take a wagon ride around the farm, wander through the corn maze, pick your own vegetables, visit our petting zoo, take pictures by “Tanaka’s Pile of Pumpkins” & finally pick your own pumpkin right off the vine. on the weekends there is a Fall Harvest Festival with food, games, atv rides and more!

Historic Yorba Cemetery Tour
October 7th • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    |   Woodgate Park, Yorba Linda
enjoy a guided tour through Orange County’s oldest private cemetery. FREE

Knott’s Scary Farm
September 21st, October 31st  |  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 21st | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. |  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 (or more) 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 this year is to donate and receive a wristband! Canned food will be collected and distributed by South County Outreach to those in need here in Orange County. FREE

Halloween Animal Art – Toddler Program
October 5, 11, 13, 14, 17 & 20th  |  10:15 a.m.  |  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!Read More…

Mermaid Sighting at Newport Beach

This post is sponsored by Fin Fun.

Orange County locals are so lucky to live near some pretty amazing beaches. so amazing that mermaids come to visit them! it’s true. last week there was a mermaid sighting at one of our favorite beaches, Marina Park in Newport Beach. we were so lucky to spot the mermaids…and a couple of cute sharks as well. it’s not everyday that you get to see a mermaid.

okay, okay…so maybe they weren’t real mermaids, they were the cute girls of When In Huntington wearing the most adorable mermaid tails from Fin Fun.

these sweet girls were dressed in vibrant colored swimmable mermaid tails making them feel like real mermaids! Fin Fun mermaid tails are made of a stretchy swimsuit like fabric that fits snuggly around the ankles, allowing you to walk delicately to the water’s edge. Fin Fun’s mermaid tails are designed for safety – the open bottom allows water and air to pass through. if you want to swim with the mermaid tails, you must use the patented mono fin that slips in the bottom of the tail and gives the tail its fluke shape.

Fin Fun mermaid tails are meant to be used by experienced swimmers ages 6+, and as with any water activity, it’s important to have parental/adult supervision.
Fin Fun began when seamstress Karen Browning’s young granddaughter asked her to make a mermaid tail to swim in. tt caught the attention of mermaid wannabees and a business was born. we are so glad she did, because we are in LOVE with Fin Fun. just asked these girls. after the mermaids were spotted by locals on the beach and some of my favorite Sandy Toes and Popsicle readers, anyone who wanted to try on a Fin Fun Mermaid tail for themselves could. it was so much fun to see everyone trying on the tails…they are so colorful and fun to play in. and in addition to the beautiful mermaid tails, Fin Fun also provided Shark Fins for kids to try out. so simple to put on, just strap on like a backpack!

Fin Fun also provided mermaid tails for toddlers but these are for dress up, not for use in water.


and into the water they went…

and it wasn’t just the kids trying them on…..moms also did. everyone was loving them.

How to Wear a Fin Fun Mermaid Tail

Fin Fun swimmable mermaid tail consists of two separate pieces— a mermaid tail skin with open bottom that goes over the legs, and the patented monofin for swimming. there are sizes available for both kids and adults, with lots of choices and colors for the mermaid tail skins.

Fin Fun’s patented monofin is made of dive-grade neoprene covering an unbreakable polypropylene insert. to wear the monofin, both feet are placed inside the monofin’s two ankle holes to fit snuggly in the fin. it will accommodate any foot size.

the mono fin is what gives the mermaid tail its fluke and mermaid-like shape. while wearing a Fin Fun mermaid tail, swimmers can move twice as fast through the water using a dolphin kick motion.

Fin Fun’s Mermaid Tail Skins come in classic mermaid scale designs in every color of the rainbow that create a realistic scale effect in the water. they come in many fashion colors and patterns. Fin Fun’s mermaid tail skin is made of durable, machine-washable swimsuit fabric with comfortable 4-way stretch that hugs the body. the tails are open at the bottom, allowing water and air to pass through for greater safety and comfort while in the water. every Fin Fun mermaid tail comes with a unique 60-Day warranty that tips will not tear. you will notice other brands tail tips tend to get holes from rubbing on rough pool surfaces. that is why people trust the quality of Fin Fun.


SPECIAL GUEST: ACTRESS EMMY PERRY

we were thrilled to have actress Emmy Perry  join us at the mermaid sighting. she was the perfect guest…as she played the lead role in the newly released feature film “Scales: Mermaids Are Real” she played  “Siren Phillips”, a mermaid, alongside Morgan Fairchild and Elisabeth Rohm, which premiered in theaters this July. so she is kind of a “real life” mermaid. and if you want to watch her movie, you can get it on Amazon Prime and iTunes, and be on the watch for it on DVD soon.

Emmy is a local of Orange County, California. she started her love of acting in the theater where she had the privilege of sharing the stage at the Greek Theater in a duet with Kristin Chenoweth. she’s been on multiple tv shows including her favorite to date, Glee. she can be seen alongside Morgan Fairchild and Jason London in the 2015 film “Wiener Dog Internationals” as “Kitty”. Emmy is also an animal advocate and founder of Emmy’s Hope. her passion to rescue animals has turned into a wonderful organization that has helped connect countless pets find their forever homes. her hope is that every animal in their lifetime will feel forever loved, and has saved hundreds of orphaned/abandoned/abused dogs and kitties. she continues to be their voice and spread awareness about the importance of adoption and rescue. another fun fact is that Emmy was named one of 12 of the most talented and driven standout Whiz Kids in Orange County….

wow, congrats Emmy! we all had so much fun meeting you at the mermaid sighting.

and last but not least, the boys! of course they were more than welcome to try on the mermaid tails…there are even boy styles available. but they all LOVED trying on the Fin Fun Shark Fins. there have been so many shark spotting in Orange County this summer, but this was the cutest by far.

swimming like a mermaid (or shark) is so much fun…i hope that you can have the chance to try a Fin Fun Mermaid Tail too! but DON’T FORGET – it’s very important to stay safe while swimming with your Mermaid Tail. mermaid tails are intended for use by competent swimmers ages 6+ who can meet the criteria to be “Mermaid Ready”. here are 5 Fundamental safety tips to swimming like a mermaid or a shark:

• Learn to swim – an essential life-saving skill that builds confidence, increases fitness
• Never swim alone
• Know your Limit; swim within it
• Don’t depend on inflatables
• Don’t dive in open or shallow water

all mermaid wannbes and their parents should watch this water safety tips video before swimming with Fin Fun.

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Don’t Miss Knott’s Ghost Town Alive! This Summer

Knott's Ghost Town Celebration 75th Anniversaryit’s been a fun summer so far, but i have to say that our summer wouldn’t be complete without a trip to one of our favorite places, Knott’s Berry Farm. right now, Knott’s Ghost Town Alive is going on, a new interactive entertainment experience. hopefully you read our first experience visiting Knott’s 75th Anniversary of Ghost Town, but if you haven’t, let me tell you that is is pretty awesome! throughout all the years that i’ve been taking my boys to Knott’s, this is the most fun that we have ever had in Ghost Town. this one-of-a-kind experience brings the Old West to life as guests of all ages—including the littlest of kids—become part of the action. the residents of Ghost Town involve everyone in the magic of Calico.

Knott's Cowboys

the boys ran all over the town, delivering notes, helping the citizens of Calico find the bad guys, handing out newspapers, participating in an elections, enjoying a hoedown celebration and more. we spent a good three hours+ playing make believe in all the Ghost Town Alive adventures.

Ghost Town Alive in the Old School HouseGhost Town Alive CelebrationMen in Ghost TownKnott's Stream Train Driver

they even got to do things live wash laundry at Wing Lees Laundry Mat….

Washing Clothes in Knott's Ghost Town

visit Sad Eye Joe in Jail…

Knott's Sad Eye Joe

and who else’s kids insist on pumping the old water pump!

Knott's Water Pump

you just have to get down to Knott’s Ghost Town Alive this summer, as the celebration will end on September 5th. but good news, there is a chance to win a family four-pack of tickets to Knott’s!!!! so read to the end of this post and then enter to win the GIVEAWAY. Good luck!!!!!

top twelve activities at Ghost Town Alive

below, i have assembled a list of the top twelve activities families should experience while visiting the beloved town of Calico. these are some of our favorite….but of course, we love everything!

Livery Stable – Meet Calico’s friendly equestrian team along with Betty and Brutus, the resident donkeys that enjoy taking an occasional stroll through town. Learn more about each horse while petting them and chatting with their handlers.

Knott's StablesPlaying in the Knott's StablesKnott's Berry Farm DonkeyRead More…