Friday, May 29, 2015

What's New? Knott's Berry Farm Shows and Rides | @Knotts #KnottsIronReef #NewAtKnotts #ad

With the opening of Knott's Berry Farm's Voyage to the Iron Reef, you might be asking yourself, what else is new?   Haven't I seen it all before?  Nope!  One of the things I love about Knott's Berry Farm is that is is always evolving into new fun experiences while keeping all of our old favorites.

My family and I were invited to come and experience the new shows and I would love to share them with you.

Voyage to the Iron Reef of course should be your highlight of your experience.  This new 4D ride that excites and challenges you to beat your friends highest scores.  With it's Steam Punk features, you are brought under water into a world where machines have taken over the oceans.  Fight off these marine machines and save the world. :-)

Snoopy On Ice:  The new Blockbuster Beagle show goes Hollywood! Follow Snoopy and the gang as he explores California movie lots.  June 13 - August 23 No shows on Wednesdays

Vertical Impact/ Vertical Impact Geared Up Show:  Check out high flying acrobats doing incredible stunts that defy gravity!  For a more intense show, don't forget to watch the nighttime show, Vertical Impact Geared Up.  Great music with the latest hits will entertain you with BMX bikes, acrobats, trampolines and more!  There will be a meet and greet with the cast after the show.  June 13 - August 23 No shows on Mondays & Tuesdays

MORE Summer Fun Entertainment:

Photo courtesy of Knotts Berry Farm
Camp Snoopy: Charlie Brown’s Happy Campers – Camp Snoopy Theatre will have Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and the world’s most popular beagle, Snoopy in a show that’s sure to make an outdoorsman out of anybody!  Daily, June 14 through September 1

Big Band Swingin’ Sundays:  Jump, Jive & Swing to the sounds of Orange County’s best local Big Bands. Sunday evenings, June14 – August 30

Boardwalk Dance Party – Boardwalk Circle Stage:  Dance ‘til you drop and wave your hands in the air until you just don’t care with DJ Howly, one of Orange County’s most requested “mixers & spinners”. Monday & Tuesday evenings, June 15 – August 25 Plus September 7

Ghost Town Streetmosphere:  Ghost Town is alive with townsfolk who will put you smack dab in the middle of the Wild West.  New residents have put down stakes recently… Clem Culpepper, the ever hopeful gold miner, Ma & Pa Shine, our resident moonshiners & Nathan Quickly, the Pony Express Agent. 

As you mosey on through Ghost Town, say “Howdy” to returning favorites, Dusty Trail, who’s never without her six-shooter, Miss Ruby, the purtiest Saloon Gal in town, Miss Apple the School Teacher, and the rest of the Calico townsfolk. Daily June 13 – September 7

Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies – Birdcage Theatre:  Things get krazy when Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies perform their toe tappin’, knee-slappin’, side splittin’ country comedy show that has Knott’s audiences clamoring for more!  Fridays through Mondays, June 13 – August 23 except 6/19 and 8/6 & 29.

Salsa Bands - Fiesta Plaza Stage:  Nothing says a party at the Fiesta Plaza stage better than the energy created by some of Orange County’s most popular salsa bands. Friday, Saturday & Sunday evenings, June 13 through August 23, Plus August 29, 30 and September 5, 6, & 7
The Ghost Town Miners – Spurs Stage:  For a “Yeehaw” of a good time you won’t want to miss the Ghost Town Miners sing and play some of the best bluegrass this side of the Rio Grande! Tuesday through Thursday, June 16 – August 20
The Marshal Purdy Show – Birdcage Theatre:  Come on in for some old fashioned, homespun fun that’s sure to tickle your fancy and bust your gut.  Tuesday & Wednesday, June 17 – August 21
The Big Fat Steve Band – Boardwalk Circle Stage:  Back by popular demand, The Big Fat Steve Band-The Kings of Kool is a fun, exciting dance band with a swingin’ beat. Enjoy the live musicality of rockabilly, swing and classic sounds. The only thing missing is your dance moves. Wednesday through Saturday, June 13 – August 29 Plus September 5 & 6
Calico Saloon Cancan Show – Calico Saloon:  What’s a Saloon without a show? Don’t miss the Calico Saloon Show for some good old’ fashioned bar room fun. We heard that the dancin’ girls even perform that new fandangled dance from Paree, France, the Cancan! You might even want to cool off with a tall cool bottle of the hard stuff…Sarsaparilla!  Daily, June 13 – September 30, Plus September 5 - 7

Fool’s Gold Stunt Show – Wagon Camp:  Will the bad guys manage to re route and steal the gold? Find out in this rowdy, comical, western stunt show presented on Knott’s legendary Wagon Camp stage.

Indian Trails:  You won’t want to miss the beautiful music, authentic costumes and historically rich traditions presented at the Indian Trails Stage.  Thursday through Monday - Year round

Mystery Lodge:  Sit back and let this award winning, one of a kind attraction mesmerize you as our Native American Storyteller shares stories of his rich history and culture.  The special effects will amaze you. 

DISCLAIMER:  The opinions in this article are my own. I do not work for, or with, any brand mentioned in this article, nor do I have any official relationship with them.  I have a relationship with GigaSavvy, for whom I create original editorial content.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

NEW RIDE at Knott's Berry Farm! Voyage to the Iron Reef | @Knotts #KnottsIronReef

By now you have probably heard of the new excitement that has Snoopy dancing with excitement at Knotts Berry Farm.  Last week, I had the opportunity to check out the new ride, Voyage to the Iron Reef in 4D.

What kind of ride is it?  Iron Reef is a 4D slower moving ride in which the riders can shoot the inhabitants of a "Steam Punk" under-water world.   The ride is smooth and comfortable in seats that are similar to the Toy Story ride at Disneyland.  

In fact, you may see some similarities to the new Knott's ride and Disneyland.  The reason being is a wonderful Disney ImaginEar Legend, Robery Gurr.  He has been an important figure in many of the designing of Knott's and Disney rides, old and new.  Here, he led a photo-op with his old pal Snoopy and friends.

 Of course we had to get in the act too.  The costumes put you in the right mood for the ride.  Very Steam Punkish.

 The opening ceremony over, it was time to don our 4D goggles on and get ready to fight off the Kraken!  There are plenty of stairs to walk up so if you need assistance, please ask a cast member.

The was AWESOME!  Our smiles were from ear to ear and our hands sore from shooting the evil Mermaid but it didn't stop us from riding it another 4 times!  Check out the ride for yourself in this sneak peak video below.

 The ride puts you right inside the arcade so be forewarned.  We played a quick game of air-hockey before checking out the Nautilus goodies next door.


We had a great time at Knott's riding on new rides and old.  In fact, my daughter just reached the 48" height and was dying to go on Boomerang and went on TWICE!  We left our friends with smiles on our faces and talked about what other loop d loop rides we could find to ride.

We said goodbye to Snoopy and we were on our way.

To check out the park hours and all about what's new, check out their website at

DISCLAIMER:  We were invited to a media pre-view of Voyage to the Iron Reef.  All thoughts and ideas are my own.  Do not use any photos without permission.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Movie Giveaway: Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Best in Show | @FHEInsiders #BerryBestInShow #ad

We have a new movie giveaway for you!  Strawberry Shortcake and her friends are back with their furry pets in an all new show, Berry Best In Show!  The great thing about these movies is that they come with Digital Copies so your little ones can watch them on the go.  

Join Strawberry Shortcake and some new furry friends in these delightful “tails” about being yourself and encouraging others to do the same. During his road trip to find homes for his orphan puppies, Huckleberry Pie and his four-legged crew get stranded in Berry Bitty City. Luckily, Strawberry and her berry best pals decide to help out with the strays in “A Boy and His Dogs.” Blueberry Muffin and Huck become “Partners in Crime” when they try to write a mystery story together…with surprising results. And the fur is sure to fly when the girls try to help Huck start a dog shelter in “The Mystery of the Disappearing Dog Show.” It’s a howling good time with sweet doggy delights for everyone!

Want more?  How about a FREE Printable to get ready for the movie?

For a limited time, consumers will receive a copy of the “Perfect Puppy Digital Story Book Download” by Cupcake Digital, Inc. with their purchase. Hurry, supplies are limited! Includes “Perfect Puppy Digital Story Book Download” for a Limited Time and Bonus Printable Coloring Pages.


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DISCLAIMER:  I received a copy of the movie in exchange for helping promote the DVD/Release.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

FREE Medieval Times Tickets! Mother's Day Deal! | @MedievalTimesCA #MTFan #Giveaway

Medieval Times has a great present for us moms!  How about FREE admission?  If you go to Medieval Times before Sunday, May 10th, you get in FREE with a paid admission.  I know where I am going!

It has been awhile since I have been and I can't wait to see the beautiful horses again!  The knights aren't hard to look at either.  ;-) 

Not special enough?  How about treated like a Queen?

Added Bonus!
For $20 more, guests can add a special Mother’s Day Package that includes:
  • Photo of “Queen Mom” 
  • “Queen of the Castle” Cape 
  • Mom’s choice of champagne mimosa or cider in a souvenir champagne glass. 
    • * Moms should mention code: MOMWEB at the time of purchase. Not valid on prior purchases or gift certificates. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Advance reservations and payment required.

Check out the Mother’s Day Special on their website.


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