The Best of OC: Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament

have you ever been to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament? if you haven’t been in a while, you should really go and check out their new show that just launched this year.
Medieval Times in Buena Park just happens to be one of my kiddies FAVORITE places to go. we took them earlier this year and they were taken back. they LOVED the show.
as soon as we walked into the castle we felt like we were living in the medieval days. all the castle workers and knights spoke in medieval dialect and were dressed up in medieval attire. and we got to take our picture with the princess of the kingdom.
then we were seated in different color sections that represented each knight and were introduced to our server who would bring us our food and help us during the show.see how excited i am for the tournament to begin…ha!
when the show began….the awesomeness continued.all the knights and horses marched in. the music. the lights. the horses. all was breathtaking.

our knight was the Black & White Knight.
and we all got our own place settings and a flag to cheer our knight on.then the 4-course dinner began!
I didn’t think the food at Medieval Times was going to be very good.  but i was soooooo wrong…..IT WAS GREAT! so much better than i was expecting, and i don’t know if it was because the kids were so into the show or because there was so much food, but the kids ate their meals so well.
Our bill of fair included: tomato bisque, focaccia bread with olive oil and seasoning, oven-roasted chicken, BBQ spare rib, herb-basted potato quarters and a braided apple strudel. you also receive a large beverage w/refill and coffee if you want.
We ate, and ate, and ate…..while watching the tournament.
The beautiful horses showed us tricks…..
all the knights marched around the rink to music…..
we watched the knights joust and do amazing stunts…..
then things got dangerous (for pretend) and the safety net dropped down to keep the audience “safe.”  that’s when the weapons came out and the sword fighting began.
at the end of the show, only one Knight prevails….(unfortunately ours was the first one out!)
and someone else was all tuckered out as well.
after the show…my boys were utterly in awe, they absolutely loved the show.
we even got to take pictures with all of the knights. it was the Black & White Knight who we cheered on during the show, so we had to get a picture with him.
my kids still talk about the fun we had at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. it was such a fun family night activity, and i highly recommend it.
wanna go? here is the info…
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament’s
 California Castle
7662 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA
1-888-WE-JOUST (935-6878) or visit

You’re Invited to Mickey’s Halloween Party!

i would have to say that one of the highlights from Halloween last year was going to Mickey’s Halloween Party.  the kiddies, my husband and i had a blast at the party last year! and the kiddies are already asking about going this year.

Mickey’s Halloween Party is a separate ticketed event held at the always magical Disneyland Resort. as part of the event, you are allowed dress up in your Halloween costume and come into the park 3 hours before the party begins! once the party starts…you are in for a big treat!

you can go trick-or-treating!
enjoy the “Mickey’s Costume Party” cavalcade, which is performed twice nightly….


take pictures with your favorite Disney characters…
and go on Halloween themed rides such as Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy and Haunted Mansion Holiday….
my favorite part of Mickey’s Halloween Party is always the Halloween Screams Firework Spectacular. it’s like no other….and is hosted by “Master of Scare-omonies” Jack Skellington.  this special firework show is a treat that only guests of Mickey’s Halloween Party get to experience!
it. is. awesome.
Mickey’s Halloween Party is a great way to make the Halloween season magical! we have so much fun every year….we go again and again!
wanna go? here’s the info….
Mickey’s Halloween Party will be held on
September 28th, October 5, 12, 19, 26 / 7:00pm – 12:00am
October 3, 9, 15, 23, 29 & 31 / 6:00pm – 11:00pm
purchased in advance $54 – $69
purchased same day $64 – $69
complimentary for Mickey’s Halloween Party guests
{images via Paul Hiffmeyer & Scott Brinegar/Disneyland}

Sky Zone Trampoline House in Anaheim Hills

get your bouncing shoes on, cause there’s a new trampoline house in town!
Sky Zone in Anaheim Hills is Orange County’s newest indoor trampoline house…and this place in jumping. literally!
Sky Zone is located right off the 91 freeway on La Palma (between Lakeview & Imperial Hwy). get ready for some awesome jumping fun! this is the best kind of entertainment for kiddies…they will be in trampoline heaven.
Sky Zone has wall to wall trampolines where everyone can jump to their hearts content.
you can play in the Open Jump AreaSky Slam (trampoline basketball), Cageball and even SkyRobics. you can jump and do amazing tricks…..
while bouncing into a pool of foam blocks!
and my kiddie’s favorite was the 3-D Dodgeball court. my hubby went a little silly pelting them with balls. but the boys loved it.
and if your little ones want to jump without the big people all around, you can send them into the toddler area. zoned just for little ones.
if you need a treat while you are jumping, you can purchase refreshments at the snack bar.
my kiddies favorite was the bulk candy zone.
and meeeeee! i tried out the trampolines too. BOING!
we had an awesome time. the perfect night family night together. plus, i will be taking the kiddies back this summer. it’s a great activity to get the kiddies out of the house and get rid of their energy.
wanna visit Sky Zone ? here are the details…

 Sky Zone rents you trampoline shoes, which is included in your admission price, bring socks!
 YOU MUST have a signed waiver, click here to download or fill one out at Sky Zone.
 Sky Zone has a snack bar for refreshments at an additional price.
 monday-thursday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
friday – saturday 10:00 am – 11:00 pm,
sundays 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
$10 for 30 minutes & $15 for 60 minutes
click here for more pricing options or to purchase tickets online
1301 N. Kellogg Drive, Anaheim, CA • (714) 693-0250
click here for a map
ages 16 & up can enjoy Sky Jam on saturdays
ages 10-16 can enjoy Sky Mania on fridays
you can celebrate your birthday or a have a party at Sky Zone!
click here to check out the party packages.
check out this place….so COOL!
{ disclaimer: we were invited as guest to Sky Zone to facilitate this review. all opinions expressed are mine. we had a great time. thank you Sky Zone for having us. }

The Carlsbad Flower Fields are Open!

the colors have arrived at one of my favorite places to go each year, The Flower Fields in Carlbad, California. we started going when my oldest was just a tot. mainly because he was in love with tractors, and going to the fields meant riding among the fragrant flower in a giant tractor. he loved it.
now we continue to plan a trip every year. sometimes it’s a weekend, where we hit a couple beaches, Legoland and The Flower Fields. sometimes it is just a day trip.
it is a great trip for the whole family…you can adventure out along the trails of flowers, there is a picnic area, gift shop, yummy treats, playground and wagon rides. so hope that you have a chance to go this year. here is some info to help plan a visit:
The Flower Fields are open
March 1st through May 8th
Hours: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
$10 adults, $5 children 3-10
wagon rides are extra
click here for a calendar of events.
click here for more info.

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shooby dooby down to Ruby’s: Drive-in.

how exciting…Ruby’s is opening it’s first retro drive-in restaurant with a dozen drive-in car spaces served by roller skating servers. the brand new Ruby’s Diner Drive-In opening on March 29th is hosting a special “Community Grand Pre-Opening” party for the local Anaheim neighborhood to welcome the newest member of your community!

saturday, March 27th
2-5 pm

Ruby’s Diner Five Points Drive-In Anaheim

roller skating Ruby’s servers will serve samples from our menu including Ruby’s famous burgers and shakes. check out the classic car show parked in the drive-in slots. listen to live music and jitterbug with swing dancers.

Shooby dooby down to the new Ruby’s Diner Five Points Drive-In Anaheim!

click here for more info.
click here for directions.