My kids are going to be super excited when I tell them we are going to see the Harlem Globetrotters soon. We saw them a couple of years ago, and we all loved it. Now, that they are older, I think they will be even more excited to see them and experience the action.
The Harlem Globetrotters are traveling around the country during their 2018 World Tour. Their star-studded roster featuring Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm – plus female stars TNT Lister, Ace Jackson and Hoops Green – the Harlem Globetrotters’ show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment.
Their 2018 World Tour will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction. After the game, Globetrotter stars will sign autographs and take photos with fans.
If you would like to see them, you will be happy to learn, you can SAVE 25% on tickets for ALL Harlem Globetrotters Games with promo code FUNFAM. For Tickets click HERE!
Even though, we were knee-deep in our entire home renovation project, we managed to go on a quick getaway at the end of August. Fitting in a special trip before school started was just what we all needed. We were pleasantly surprised to learn that Woodloch, the #1 Family Resort in America according to Tripadvisor was just 40 minutes from our house!
From the first moment of our arrival, the staff was so friendly and made our stay so much fun. Woodloch is a true family resort reminiscent of the resort portrayed in Dirty Dancing. In fact, most of the families we met on our trip, return year after year to this pristine Pocono Mountain resort. It is no wonder why, there is so much to do and activities are plentiful for kids and adults of all ages.
The meal plan is spectacular and gets the family around the table 2 or 3 times a day. There is no shortage of food and everything we ate was expertly prepared and delicious. If you have specific dietary needs, all you have to do is let them know.
When you check in, you are assigned a table in the main dining room. That table is yours for the duration of your stay, and you will enjoy all your meals there, unless you chose to eat at one of the other restaurants on site. We had a table in front of the windows overlooking the lake.
As you enter the dining room for each meal there is a character meet and greet. That was a really nice touch and just one of the many things Woodloch does to make their guests feel welcome and entertained. Every morning at breakfast, a new activity sheet is placed on each family’s dining table.
The lake has a thrilling water slide, and our kids had to try immediately after our arrival.
They did allow us to stop off at our beautifully appointed suite that had all the amenities we needed. There are laundry facilities on site, perfect for ensuring you don’t return home with bags of dirty laundry.
Everything is very structured and you can literally be doing something from them moment you wake up until you go to bed. If you prefer, you can lay out by the lake or the indoor or outdoor pool. There is a very nice outdoor splash/wading pool for younger kids and the indoor waterpark type splash zone and slide was another favorite.
The indoor pool and water slide was perfect when one of the days we were there was unseasonably cold. My kids had so much fun in the large indoor pool, splash zone and water slide. Soft, fluffy towels are provided near every pool and by the lake.
Woodloch had terrific entertainment at night. We participated in a “Block Party” on the grounds complete with carnival type games that we could play with the coupons we were given and win prizes.
There were games even little kids could play and win. We saw an amazing Billy Joel cover band that was just phenomenal! The magician and dog trainer put on great shows that entertained kids and adults alike.
We loved walking the grounds from our room to the main dining hall and activities. Woodloch also has shuttles that run all day to transport guests around the property.
They have go karts for bigger kids and adults, as well as Jr. Go Karts my little ones could drive themselves. The Jr. Go Karts were a huge hit. The indoor bumper cars were fun entertainment for everyone in the evening. A pontoon boat tour of Lake Teedyuskung with a boat captain who was a riot, was another highlight.
There is just so much to do! They have the signature Woodloch game of skill throughout the grounds and my husband had to make sure he mastered it before we left. There are kayaks, sailboats, paddleboats and stand up paddle boards that guests can take out on the lake. Bingo games, lawn games, trivia games, mock game shows, arts and crafts and so much more are available to guests.
Bumper boats, petting zoos, a gymnasium where they have fun family activities, an indoor play structure, arcade and more make for very exhausted kiddies at the end of the night. There were so many activities, we did not even get to experience everything. I guess we will have to make another trip there. Now I see why families come back every year.
The resort makes you feel so at home, you do feel like family and returning is like going home again. They do not treat you like a number, their enthusiastic and friendly staff is so genuine and they really take time to get to know you. I cannot believe how lucky we were to have discovered this jewel so close to where we live. My kids are still talking about our time there, and asking when we can go back.
They have lovely gift shops and stores on site, there are other restaurants including a deli. We stopped off at the gift shop and picked up sweatshirts, Woodloch logo toy trucks, coffee mugs, t-shirts and more to remember and celebrate our time there.
Thank you so much to Woodloch for arranging this wonderful and much-needed mini vacation for our family. Erica coordinated our trip and no detail was overlooked. If you are looking for a fun, family resort to spend some quality time with your family, Woodloch should be at the top of your list.
We have more videos on our YouTube Channel and will be adding even more. Check them out, they will give you an up close and personal look at this spectacular family resort. If you have any questions please ask in the comments, I will do my best to answer them, and if I cannot, I will reach out to the staff for you.
If you would like to book your own family getaway at Woodloch, you will not be disappointed. They have fun activities no matter what season you plan to visit. You can learn more and book your stay on their website as well as, connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.
So, what do you think of Woodloch Family Resort? Let me know if you have great Woodloch memories of your own. We certainly created a multitude of memories at Woodloch this past summer!
We recently went to Medieval Times in Lyndhurst, NJ for Dinner and a Tournament. My husband had been to Medieval Times in another state years ago but, it was the first time for myself and our kids. We were greeted at the door and given red and yellow crowns which were the color of our knight. After that, we were escorted to our seats and then given a “goodie bag” of special merchandise.
We had great seats at the front of the arena. We sat at a long desk type table allowing us to eat, while not missing any of the action. The waitstaff was great and brought our drinks, soup, main course, dessert and coffee to us. The food is selected so you do not need utensils to eat it. Being able to eat with their hands was a real treat for our kids.
There were also flashing swords and other things you could buy to cheer on your knight. We bought the kids 2 of the flashing LED swords.
When the tournament started all of our eyes were glued to the action. We thought our knight was going to win. Our knight did not win, but he made it to the very last battle. Regardless of the outcome, the evening was still entertaining and fun. Upon exiting the arena, we were able to take photos with the knights as well as buy souvenirs.
After buying some towels and other items, we headed home with great memories. Have you ever been to Dinner and a Tournament at Medieval Times?
As a blogger with the USFG, we received free tickets to Medieval Times. As always my words and views are 100% my own.
I have some exciting news to share about a new movie that will be in theaters nationwide on October 20th. It is called, Same Kind of Different as Me, from Paramount/PUREFLIX Studios. The cast includes Greg Kinnear, Renée Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou and Jon Voight.
With more money than they could ever possibly need, Ron and Debbie Hall have everything they could ever want … except for a loving marriage. When Ron’s unfaithfulness is brought to light, Debbie invites him to stay—as long as he remains truthful and does what she asks of him. But when her request includes serving the homeless at an inner-city rescue mission, Ron would prefer to write a large check instead. Guided by her faith and spurred on by the dream of a homeless man she senses will change their city, Debbie befriends a disenfranchised man named Denver. More surprisingly, so does Ron. Despite vast differences, their lives begin to intersect and they all are changed … forever.
“Nobody can help everybody, but everybody can help somebody.” Words of wisdom from a homeless drifter; words that never would be shared with the world if not for a wayward husband, a forgiving wife, and an unforgettable true story that brought the three of them together.
Check out the trailer below:
Get Ticket info here. So what do you think? I am really looking forward to seeing this movie.
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If you ask my kids, they would say, one of the best perks about their mom being a blogger, is that we get new Blu-ray releases before they hit the store. My kids were out of their minds last week when they opened a package to discover, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2inside. There was about one nanosecond before it was projected in our living room via our Epson projector. Absolutely no waiting for a family movie night, they had to watch it immediately. They loved it, they could not even tell me a favorite part because they said it was all cool! When I pressed them, they said they got a kick out of little baby Groot and a giant squid.
If you are excited to watch this movie, you are in luck, because Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is out today on 4K UHD & Blu-ray! To celebrate I have some great Rocket and Groot bonus clips to share with you that show a behind the scenes glimpse of what it was like designing and creating the phenomenal digital characters of Rocket and Groot on set alongside the other actors.
Rocket & Groot-Click HERE for your behind the scenes video.
Baby Groot Stand-In
Designing Baby Groot- Click HERE for another behind the scenes video.
Rocket In The Trees- ClickHEREfor another behind the scenes video.
How is your summer going? We are in the middle of an entire home renovation. Thankfully, we live on a lake so afternoon swims happen daily when the weather is good. We have some small trips lined up for August when things should be mostly completed. Other than that, we are taking day trips and doing what we can, without totally coming unhinged.
Darien Lake is one of the places we are going as a family this summer. Their wide range of entertainment has made it “destination fun” since 1964. That is longer than I have been alive! Darien Lake is located just 45 minutes from Niagara Falls between Buffalo and Rochester, N.Y.
Today the park boasts more than 50 rides, including six world-class roller coasters, dozens of family friendly rides, the regions largest water park complete with a wave pool and 20,000-seat performing arts center. Everything is operated by Live Nation; and world-class in-park entertainment.
The Viper is celebrating its 35th year at Darien Lake. Okay, I am older than the Viper, but not anywhere near as old as Darien Lake.
Click HERE to schedule your visit today! Have you ever been to Darien Lake? I would love to hear about your experience in the comments.
This is a sponsored post, as always my words and views are 100% my own.
We have been having a lot of rain lately, so we really lucked out when we picked Saturday, June 3rd for our day trip to Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom. We planned this family trip to celebrate my birthday on the 4th. Originally, I had wanted to go on the fourth and my daughter suggested the third. It was a very good idea, because it was raining buckets on the fourth.
Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom is located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. During the month of June, Dorney Park is joining Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in their Lemonade Days to help make an impact in the fight against childhood cancer. During their Lemonade Days a portion of the proceeds from online ticket sales will go to the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. To learn more about this great cause click HERE.
Check out the additional Summer Events & Attractions below:
• Coca-Cola Share a Coke – June 9-10 • Father’s Day Beef & Beer – June 18 • Independence Day Fireworks – July 4 • Christmas in July Breakfast with Santa – July 25 • Food Truck Rally – August 26-27
My kids love Dorney Park, my older kids love the roller coasters and thrill rides. My younger ones love Planet Snoopy and so do I! There are rides we all love to go on together as a family like that Road Rally where you get to drive gasoline powered “race cars” on a track. That is a must-do attraction for all of us every time we visit. My son Ethan was so excited to drive all by himself this year!
We have such a blast at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom and make lifetime memories. Check out our video compilation of our day there below.
If you live within driving distance or will be visiting the area, you should seriously consider a visit to Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom. We can’t wait to go again. If you have been to Dorney Park, let me know what you love most in the comments.
This post is sponsored by Blog Meets Brand and Cedar Fair. As always my words and views are 100% my own.
If your kids are PJ Masks fans, you may have been anxiously waiting for the PJ Masks Live! “Time to Be a Hero” Tour Dates to be announced. The wait is over! We are going to be going to see them in NYC soon! Check out the dates below and see if they are coming to a city near you. What fun it will be to experience this brand-new stage production with my kids’ favorite heroes!
“PJ MASKS LIVE! TIME TO BE A HERO” TO HIT THE ROAD IN FIRST-EVER LIVE THEATRICAL TOUR
New Live-Action Adventure Brings Entertainment One’s
Hit Animated TV Series to Life – on Stage – in More than 60 North American Cities Starting September 2017
“PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero,” a brand-new, fully immersive musical production, will take to the stage, touring across North America starting in September 2017. Exclusive pre-sales begin Tuesday, May 16, at 10am EST, with the general public on-sale starting Friday, May 19, at 10am EST.
The live show is based on eOne’s top-rated animated TV series, which airs daily on Disney Junior. Catboy, Owlette, Gekko, and the Baddies will delight fans of all ages with live performances featuring world-class production, familiar and original music, acrobatics, and immersive interactivity.
PJ Masks, the hit series, follows the thrilling nighttime adventures of three young friends who transform into their dynamic alter egos, Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, when they put on their pajamas at night and activate their animal amulets. Together, they embark on action-packed capers, solving mysteries and learning valuable lessons along the way.
See below for tour dates and locations. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit, www.pjmaskslive.com.
Tuesday, September 19 – New London, CT – Garde Arts Center
Wednesday, September 20 – Reading, PA – Santander PAC
Thursday, September 21 – Baltimore, MD – Hippodrome
Friday, September 22 – Philadelphia, PA – Kimmel Center
Saturday, September 23 – Philadelphia, PA – Kimmel Center
Sunday, September 24 – Charleston, WV – Clay Center
Tuesday, September 26 – Grand Rapids, MI – DeVos Performance Hall
Wednesday, September 27 – Saginaw, MI – The Dow Event Center Theatre
Thursday, September 28 – Cleveland, OH – State Theatre
Saturday, September 30 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
Sunday, October 1 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
Tuesday, October 3 – East Lansing, MI – Wharton Center
Wednesday, October 4 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre
Saturday, October 7 – Boston, MA – Wang Theatre
Sunday, October 8 – Boston, MA – Wang Theatre
Tuesday, October 10 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre
Wednesday, October 11 – Kitchener, ON – Centre In The Square
Saturday, October 14 – New York, NY – Theatre at Madison Square Garden
Sunday, October 15 – New York, NY – Theatre at Madison Square Garden
Tuesday, October 17 – Wilkes Barre, PA – F.M. Kirby Center
Wednesday, October 18 – Virginia Beach, VA – Sandler Center
Thursday, October 19 – Fayetteville, NC – Crown Center
Saturday, October 21 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
Sunday, October 22 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Tuesday, October 24 – Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium
Wednesday, October 25 – Huntsville, AL – Von Braun
Friday, October 27 – Ft. Myers, FL – Barbara B. Mann
Saturday, October 28 – Tampa Bay, FL – Ferguson Hall
Sunday, October 29 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Parker Playhouse
Wednesday, November 1 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre
Thursday, November 2 – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre
Friday, November 3 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre
Saturday, November 4 – Dallas, TX – Majestic Theatre
Sunday, November 5 – Oklahoma City, OK – Hudson Performance Hall
Monday, November 6 – Little Rock, AR – Robinson Center
Tuesday, November 7 – Austin, TX – ACL Moody
Wednesday, November 8 – Tulsa, OK – Chapman Music Hall
Thursday, November 9 – Kansas City, MO – The Midland
Friday, November 10 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre
Saturday, November 11 – Indianapolis, IN – Clowes Theatre
Sunday, November 12 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
Tuesday, November 14 – Pittsburgh – Byham Theatre
Wednesday, November 15 – Warren, OH – Packard Music Hall
Saturday, November 18 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre
Sunday, November 19 – Appleton, WI – Fox Cities PAC
Monday, November 20 – Omaha, NE – Ralston Arena
Tuesday, November 21 – Loveland, CO – Budweiser Events Center
Friday, November 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica
Saturday, November 25 – Las Vegas, NV – The Orleans
Sunday, November 26 – Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theatre
Monday, November 27 – Santa Rosa, CA – Luther Burbank Center
Wednesday, November 29 – Portland, OR – Schnitzer Hall
Thursday, November 30 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center
Friday, December 1 – Eugene, OR – Hult Center
Saturday, December 2 – San Jose, CA – Civic Auditorium
Tuesday, December 5 – Seattle, WA – McCaw Hall
Wednesday, December 6 – Spokane, WA – Bing Crosby Theatre
About Entertainment One
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About Round Room Presents
Round Room Presents is a live entertainment firm that specializes in the production and promotion of live arena shows, concert tours, theatrical performances and touring exhibitions. Round Room are currently the Executive Producers for Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones blockbuster exhibit.
So, did you find a tour location near you? Let me know.
PJ Masks fans it is time to rejoice! I have big news! This fall, for the first time ever, Catboy, Gekko and Owlette are hitting the stage in PJ Masks Live! This brand-new musical production based on the hit animated TV series from eOne, kicks off across North America in September 2017. More info and dates to come soon! Fans are encouraged to sign up now at www.pjmaskslive.com in order to get to the front of the line for pre-sale tickets when the tour goes on sale this spring.
That is not all, I have more super news, the PJ Masks mini-album, “Here We Come,” is now available for digital download! The new release features ten songs from the TV show and official music videos for you to enjoy with the little heroes in your life. The mini-album is available for iOS and Android platforms. Click HERE to download it in your preferred format.
I have heard good things about Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament for years and yet we have never been there. I think it is about time to change that. We are planning a trip there in the next few weeks. We will be going to the one in Lyndhurst, NJ.
The kids were really excited when we told them about it. We will be sharing all the fun with our readers through live posting while we are there and a full rundown on everything that happened when we get back.
I have been studying up on what happens during the performance to get myself ready for the action. Did you know the Knights perform with real metal weapons and wear authentic armor? They do, and during battle scenes, real titanium swords create sparks. I also learned that Medieval Times is the #1 breeder of pure Spanish horses in North America.
When jousting, the Knights charge at speeds of approximately 15 to 20 miles per hour and reach an impact velocity speed of about 30 to 40 miles per hour. This must all make people crave soup because 125,000 gallons of soup are served each year!
In case this is making you want to go, I have an exclusive offer for Mommy Ramblings’ readers. You can save on tickets with our exclusive discount code. Adults $36.95 and children (12 and under) $29.95 with the code MT3629 through 2/28/17. Click HEREto take advantage of the special offer.