Family Halloween Fun at Knott’s Spooky Farm

Knott's Spooky Farm Weekends

last weekend i was so excited to be able to to take some of my cutie nieces and nephews, along with my own boys to Knott’s Berry Farm. that’s a total of nine kids! yes a lot, but i really wanted them to get to experience Knott’s Berry Farm like my boys get to all the time. it was especially exciting because this month, on the weekends, Knott’s Berry Farm becomes Knott’s Spooky Farm.

Knott's Spooky Farm Halloween

Knott’s Spooky Farm uses the whole park for a day of not too scary family fun. one of the favorites of the kids was Spooky Hollow, which is a fun maze complete with spooky trees, giant jack-o-lanterns, and fun halloween scenes. at the end is an option to purchase a small pumpkin and decorate it. it’s kind of like the kiddie version of Knott’s Scary Farm…but not really scary. they thought that was really cool.

Spooky Farm Spooky HollowSpooky Hollow

this year the trick-or-treating takes you through the streets of Ghost Town. there are 6 different stations and each one has a cute door and doorbell, candy, and a friendly Ghost Town character to greet you. the lines can get long but they move really quickly. i suggest making this your first stop of the day!
Orange County Trick Or Treating

Knott's Camp Spooky Trick or Treating

Knott's Spooky Farm Fun
the Ghost Town monsters were great and super fun. they weren’t scary at all, and were happy to pose for a picture or play with the kids for a moment.Knott's Spooky Farm Ghost Town MonstersKnott's Berry Farm Halloween

after you’re done trick-or-treating you can head to the Creepy Crawly Cabin and hang with some slithery, slimy, creepy, crawly critters. i am definitely not a fan of bugs, but some of my nieces like them way too much!

another annual favorite of the day was Snoopy’s Costume Contest and Dance Party. the kids were all dressed up and loved being able to show off their costumes to the crowd and dance with their favorite Peanuts characters. the boys waited for their turn on stage, they were very excited. there were a lot of contestants, but the contest went pretty quickly.

Spooky Farm Costume Contest

as they walked across the stage the MC announced what they were dressed as to the audience. Knott's Spooky Farm Costume Contesthe was hilarious and an awesome comedian. he really knew his stuff, and had my husband laughing his head off! #SpookyFarm Costume Contesteveryone in the crowd loved the costume contest, and there were three winners at the end who got a nice gift bag full of Knott’s swag.Knott's Spooky Farm Halloween Fun

the Camp Spooky Theatre not only holds the Snoopy’s Costume Contest and Dance Party, it also has a great Halloween show called “The Monsters are Coming, Charlie Brown!” i suggest saving seats early, as the theater was packed with excited people. it’s the perfect way to rest your feet after all the Ghost Town trick or treating. and if you didn’t bring a costume, you can head the the Monster Masquerade Ball and make your own mask to wear, and join in the fun monster karaoke.

i had a great time taking my boys and their cousins around Knott’s Berry Farm for the day. not only did we enjoy all of the Knott’s Spooky Farm events, we also enjoyed the classics like the Log Ride, the Steam Engine and Camp Snoopy rides. even grandma and grandpa had a good time. and we couldn’t leave the park without grabbing some of Mrs. Knott’ s famous fried chicken. you can get a bucket of it at Chicken-to-go or dine at Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant.

Knott's Spooky Farm Costumes

you can visit Knott’s Spooky Farm any weekend in the month of October. it’s free with admission, so it’s a great way to get into the Halloween spirit and not break the bank. speaking of which, why not upgrade your ticket and get an annual pass for next year. it’s such a great deal and there are no black out dates!!!!!


Happy Birthday Disneyland! 60th Anniversary

Walt Disney's Disneyland Diamond Celebrationtoday is marks the 60th anniversary of Disneyland! sixty years ago on July 15, 1955, Walt Disney opened the worlds most beloved theme park–which has created magical memories for people all over the world who have visited the resort. Disneyland is celebrating their 60 year anniversary with the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration. we visited the p;ark a few weeks ago too check it all out.

Disneyland 60th Celebrationas you can see, the diamond is the official icon of the Diamond Celebration–where the Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park and Carthay Circle Theatre at Disney California Adventure Park have been magically transformed with glistening, gleaming, Diamond Celebration enhancements. Main Street, U.S.A. is also decked out for the occasion with shimmering banners and glittering decorations.

Disneyland 60th Diamond Celebration DecorationsDisneyland 60th Anniversary Main Street one of my favorite parts of the celebration is Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. i love how it has been decked out in diamonds, especially the sparkling turrets and royal blue banners and flags.Disneyland 60th Diamond CelebrationDisneyland 60th Celebration Sleeping Beauty Castle

and here is the back of the castle. Disneyland 60th Diamond Celebration Sleeping Beauty Castle BackDisneyland 60th Birthday

to commemorate 60 years of Disney magic, Disneyland Resort has created some special dazzling entertainment and sparkling surprises, including 3 new nighttime spectaculars–the Disneyland Forever firework show, the Paint the Night parade, and World of Color – Celebrate!

we really loved the Paint the Night parade! check out some of the photos we took.

Disney Paint the Night Parade Disney Paint the Night Electric ParadeDisney Paint the Night Parade King Triton Disney Paint the Night Parade Frozen Disneyland Paint the Night Parade SlinkyDisneyland Paint the Night Paradeand there are more ways to celebrate the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration. you can go to the Mad T Party Diamond Celebration, enter the Diamond Days Sweepstakes with a chance to win magical prizes including real diamonds, and purchase commemorative Diamond Celebration merchandise. (phot0 credit Disneyland Resort)

Disneyland 60th Anniversary Merchandise

don’t forget to get a sparkly treat! taste special cocktails, cupcakes, desserts, popcorn buckets and other diamond treats that are 60 years in the baking.  (photo credit: Living Mi Vida Loca)
Disneyland 60th Diamond Celebration Cupcake

it all started with a dream and a mouse, now Disneyland has become a place where children and adults alike come for magical memories and dreams. i know i will be bringing my boys for years to come.Disneyland Fantasmic Steamboat Willie

Happy 60th Birthday Disneyland!!!!

Disneyland 60th Diamond Celebration Ticket Booth

I Took My Nieces to Heartlake City at Legoland

Heartlake City at Legoland

i am a huge LEGO Friends fan. with three boys, we have purchase quite a bit of legos. i especially love it when my Vann, my littlest son, picks out a LEGO Friends set to buy. even though the Friends sets are geared towards girls. he loves them. he especially loves the cute animals that are included in the sets.

both Vann and i were very excited for the opening of Heartlake City Legoland, a new area in Legoland, California modeled after the LEGO Friends building sets. it is located on the west side of the park new Duplo Village is. we headed over to Heartlake City on opening day, and invited my cutie nieces to come along with us. i knew they would love it just as much as we would….and i was right!

Lego Friends Heartlake City

as soon as we entered Heartlake City, we were greeted by LEGO sculptures of LEGO Friends, plus an entire area full of LEGO Friends inspired attractions.

Meet the Heartlake City LEGO Friendsthe Heartlake Fountain, the centerpiece of Heartlake City, is a large heart-shaped fountain where guests of all ages can splash and play. surrounding the fountain you will find lots of fun things to do in Heartlake City.

Lego Friends Heartlake City Splash Pad

our favorite thing to visit was Mia’s Riding Camp, where you can hop on a huge carousel that features 62 horses and jeeps.

Heartlake City Mia's Riding Camp

all the horses on the carousel are LEGO horses, and completely adorable.

Lego Friends Heartlake City Carouseland of course, the girls and my little Vann loved riding it.Heartlake City Merry Go Round at LegolandHeartlake City Carousel at Legolandnext, we headed over to the Heartlake City Stables.Heartlake City Stables at Legolandinside the stables you can sit on one of the LEGO Friends horses….Fun Things for Toddlers to Do at Legoland
or learn to build a horse out of legos. after you build your horse, you can make it walk around on the special horse racing tables within the stables.Mia's Riding Camp at Legolandwe were so excited and lucky that the LEGO Friends themselves were visiting Heartlake City that day. they are available for autographs on certain days, so check the calendar to see when they will be in town.
Meeting the Heartlake City LEGO Friends Meet the Heartlake City Friends at Legoland
you can also stop by the City Park Crêperie of a crepe! the perfect solution to satisfy your sweet tooth. aside from beverages, you can purchase yummy crêpes; powdered sugar, Nutella, Nutella and bananas, and berries are some of the choices available.

Heartlake City CrepesLegoland Heartlake City Crepes
there are also many fun LEGO Friends surprises found around Heartlake City such as fun LEGO sculptures. this kitty cat was Vann most favorite find. we love kitties at our house, and he wanted to bring this LEGO kitty home with us. unfortunately, it wanted to stay in it’s home at Heartlake City.
Heartlake City Lego Kitty

there is fun LEGO Friends merchandise and apparel in the Heartlake City Boutique. be sure to get a picture of your kiddies in the LEGO Friends hot air balloon featured inside the center of the store.Heartlake City Boutique at Legoland

and before we headed out to explore the rest of Legoland Park, we watched the “LEGO® Friends to The Rescue.” show which is performed daily by the LEGO Friends themselves on the Friends Forever Stage. of course they rocked it, and all the kids were singing a dancing along.

Heartlake City Friends Show
the rest of our day was spent showing my nieces around Legoland California. it was a fun day, and i think they loved it!

Legoland Horse Knights RideLegoland Cars for Kids to Drive

next time you are at Legoland, be sure to stop by Heartlake City and check it out. it’s fun for kids of all ages, girls and boys…and even us parents. once again, Legoland has created an awesome place full of imagination and happiness.

Heartlake City Mia's Riding Camp at Legoland

Knott’s Berry Farm for the Cure 2015

knott-for-the-curelast weekend, i was tickled pink to be able to celebrate the kick-off of Knott’s Berry Farm for the Cure Event. it was an even bigger treat to celebrated this special day at Knott’s with my sweet grandma who is a breast cancer survivor herself, and also with my dear blogger friend, Jaime Jenkins, who is in the midst of her battle with stage 4 breast cancer. you can only imagine that this is a cause near and dear to my heart.

i am thrilled that Knott’s has once again partnered with Susan G. Komen Orange County this year, to raise money for breast cancer awareness, services and research. this year, from now through March 27th, Knott’s Berry Farm is offering a special “Pink Ticket” and limited edition “pink” merchandise with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen Orange County.  and you can be sure that the funds raised will be going to a great cause! 75% of the funds will be used to provide services in our community of Orange County such as education and early breast cancer detection, information and support for breast cancer survivors and families, funding for free mammograms for the underprivileged and uninsured, and the other 25% will be sent for national research to discover the cure for breast cancer.


at the event, Jaime was able to speak to the media and tell us her story. she is a very courageous women….and i am so happy that Knott’s is helping bring awareness and support to her, and other women (and men) who are battling breast cancer just like her.


 these lovely women are all either breast cancer survivors or battling it at this time.

orange-county-breast-cancer-survivorsduring the kick-off event, the survivors were able to ride one of the Knott’s roller coasters together and celebrate their courage and the battles they have won during their fight of breast cancer.susan-g-komen-orange-county

right now, during the Knott’s for the Cure campaign, Knott’s guests will have the opportunity to enjoy Knott’s world class entertainment, attractions and specially-themed “pink” decor, while supporting an important cause that touches many women. throughout this campaign, guests can purchase “Pink Tickets” for theme park admission only online. a portion of these “Pink Tickets” proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen Orange County!

also available is a limited edition, Knott’s Berry Farm for the Cure t-shirt starting at $10.00 (plus tax) for adult sizes.


and there is also other pink Knott’s for the Cure merchandise. proceeds will benefit Komen Orange County. purchase any of these items to show your support for this worthy cause…plus, they are REALLY CUTE!knott-breast-cancer-awareness-merchandise

i hope that you can join Knott’s and Susan G. Komen in their efforts to raise money for a cure. run on over to Knott’s for a day full of pink fun! thanks Knott’s Berry Farm for helping this important cause.


{disclusure: this is not a sponsored post. i received admission to attend the Knott’s for the Cure event.}

Knott’s Merry Farm 2014

the holiday season is here….which means that we will be heading to Knott’s Merry Farm very soon! the boys are super excited because we LOVE going to Knott’s during the holiday season. and this year there’s a lot happening at Merry Farm. it’s the perfect place to into the holiday spirit.
one holiday adventure we love at Knott’s Merry Farm, is Christmas On Engine 41. where the Ghost Town and Calico Railroad celebrates Christmas on its iconic steam Engine 41. a whole cast of characters will be aboard the train, ready to brighten your holidays with Christmas cheer and traveling adventures…we love experiencing a Calico Christmas.
knotts-merry-farm-steam-engineknotts-merry-farm-steam-train we also love all the decorations and Snoopy and friends dressed up for the holidays. there are plenty of holiday photo ops available. knotts-merry-farm-snoopyknotts-merry-farm-holiday-showa Merry Farm Christmas wouldn’t be complete without visiting Santa Claus. the Wilderness Dance Hall in Ghost Town becomes home to Santa’s Christmas Cabin during the holiday season, where kiddies can share their wish lists with Santa and take home a special picture of their visit. guests can also indulge in holiday delights such as Santa’s homemade cookies, hot fudge sundae bar, decadent hot chocolate topped with hand carved chocolate shavings, winter wine and craft beer tastings paired with fresh fruit, cheese and more!

knotts-merry-farm-santas-christmas-cabin knotts-merry-farm-santaGhost Town Christmas entertainment will include Christmas Crafts Village, Calico Carolers, The Calico Saloon Christmas Show and The Ghost Town Miners who will be tap pin’ and clappin’ to Christmas Bluegrass.

knotts-merry-farm-carolers-cabinit is also where you can attend a live performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol or O. Henry’s A Gift of the Magi in an intimate setting of the historic Bird Cage Theatre.
you will also find lots of Knott’s treats and yummys. you may even get to taste Knott’s specialty jams and syrups. knotts-merry-farm-food-tasting
our family’s favorite is the Knott’s Merry Farm Christmas Ice Show which has become a holiday tradition for us and many others. this season will have a brand new ice spectacular, Merry Christmas, Snoopy! with professional skaters, dazzling sets and colorful costumes as Snoopy and his PEANUT friends take to the ice in search of the true meaning of Christmas!
knotts-merry-farm-snoopy-ice-showwhen the sun sets on the Farm, Calico Stage lights up with the celebration of the season in Snoopy’s Merriest Tree Lighting. this is where you will see a musical, whimsical tree lighting featuring a cast of Toy Soldiers, Snowmen, Elves and America’s most famous beagle, Snoopy!
and of course, Camp Snoopy will be decked out for the holidays as well. Charlie Brown, Linus and Lucy invite you to dance, sing while enjoying the holiday fun at the Camp Snoopy Theatre. and  be sure to stay till dark where you can enjoy Snoopy Magical Nights of Lights.
all this is just a few weeks away… we are looking forward to  a magical, fun day filled with Christmas excitement! we hope you can join us at Merry Farm or visit it this holiday season. you can also follow along with our Snoopy adventures via Instagram.
wanna go? here’s the info….
November 22, 2014 – January 4, 2015
included in price of admission
pssst…..Knott’s Berry Farm Annual Passes make great holiday gifts. a gift that will make smiles all year long. plus there are easy payment plans. click here for details.
{disclaimer: this is not a sponsored post. my family received admission to Knott’s on behalf of GigaSavvy. Partial photo credit: Knott’s Berry Farm. }