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We were lucky to be invited to attend the opening day of Knott’s Spooky Farm. I don’t do scary. The twins don’t do scary. Caitlyn on the other hand has no fear of ANYTHING.
Since the invitation was only for myself and 3 family members I was on my own with the grands. I enlisted the help of some friends who have season passes, and they took Caitlyn on all the big kid rides while the twins and I worked our way through Camp Spooky quite happily.
I posted a ton of pictures on Instagram and Facebook, you are following me on both right? If you search the hashtag #Knottsspookyfarm you can see some amazing pictures from people who are actually good at taking pictures.
Kids can take part in “Snoopy’s Costume Contest and Dance Party” and also visit the Camp Spooky Theatre to view “The Monsters are Coming, Charlie Brown”, a new Halloween show where everyone will be singing and dancing along to all their favorite Halloween tunes. Kids of all ages can join in the fun with spooky karaoke and mask making at the “Monster Masquerade Ball Karaoke” or go Trick-or-Treating at Ghost Town where friendly ghosts deliver delicious treats. At the “Spooky Hollow Maze” kids will travel through a spooky forest with gigantic jack-o-lanterns and encounter a headless horseman! In the Creepy Crawler Cabin Knott’s Park Naturalist will amaze children of all ages with her slithery, slimy, creepy, crawly critters. We of course did none of that. “Too scary”!
On our way out we passed through the rest of Knott’s as they were getting ready for KNott’s Scary Farm. At one point we saw that there were spider webs on everything. Madilyn about wet herself. We had a long conversation about it actually being cheesecloth (which they thought the name was hilarious!) and that I had some in my kitchen at home. After explaining everything she finally got brave enough to touch it and realized it was smooth and soft not sticky like a real spider web.
All in all it was a really good day. If you take your kiddos post your photos and let me know. I love kids in costume!
One of my employees at the rink bought her entire family Knott’s Season Tickets for Christmas last year. She is a part time employee making minimum wage going to community college. That’s how inexpensive it is to buy season tickets. She used the easy pay monthly payment system. For a family of 4 it cost her approximately $50 per month for 9 months to have 4 season tickets with NO BLACKOUT dates and a parking pass (only one). That’s a total of $450! That’s almost how much I paid for my lowest on the totem pole all kinds of blackout dates season pass to the themepark just down the road!
There are many different options:
2016 Regular Season Pass
Buy your 2016 Season Pass and enjoy unlimited visits in 2016 with no blackout dates plus discounts on food and merchandise! For a limited time, New Passholders will receive one free 2015 visit. Renewing Passholders will receive a special renewal price and one free Fast Lane to use any day when Fast Lane is sold through 12/18/15! 9 payments of $9.00 = $81!
2016 Gold Season Pass
2 PARKS IN 1 WITH GOLD
Upgrade to a 2016 Gold Season Pass and enjoy 2 Parks, including all the thrilling rides at Knott’s Berry Farm and cool slides at Knott’s Soak City Waterpark. It pays for itself in less than 2 visits! New Passholders will receive one free 2015 visit. Renewing Passholders will receive a special renewal price and one free Fast Lane to use any day when Fast Lane is sold through 12/18/15. 9 payments of $10.75 = $96.75
2016 Platinum Pass
BREAK WORLD RECORDS
Enjoy world record breaking roller coasters and thrill rides at any Cedar Fair amusement and outdoor water parks in the U.S. & Canada. This premium pass entitles you to unlimited admission, free parking, and a huge list of exclusive benefits during the 2016 public operating days. New Passholders will receive one free 2015 visit. Renewing Passholders will receive one free Fast Lane to use on any day when Fast Lane is sold through 12/18/15. For a just a little more, you sure do get a lot! 9 payments of $21.00 = $189!!!!! And I can go to CEDAR POINT IN OHIO!
2016 Season Pass + Dining
ADMISSION + MEALS ALL SEASON LONG
With a Season Pass Plus All-Season Dining, you get all the exclusive benefits of being a Season Passholder, plus one lunch and one dinner at participating locations throughout the park every day you visit Knott’s Berry Farm in 2016. Beverages are not included. 9 payments of $20.00 = $180! You know you have that one big eaqter in the family!
***NOTE: None of the above passes include special events such as Knotts Scary Farm
Does this sound like an advertisement? Well it kind of is. GigaSavvy is allowing me to bring the grands to a special day of Camp Spooky (that’s about the level of “scary” I can handle during the Halloween season) in exchange for this post. All the opinions and words are my own (except the ones I cut and pasted from their site). I have no official affiliation or relationship with Knotts Berry Farm (although I am open to any relationship with practically anyone at this point!).
When I took on more responisbilities at work last year, I cut back (WAY BACK) on blogging. I miss it. Thanks to the wonderful people at Gigasavvy, they invited me to check out some new bikes that will be safer and easier for the grands to use.
My grands are apartment dwellers. They don’t get many chances to ride bikes. They each have a bike at Aunt Kathy’s house but are hesitant to ride them without assistance. Caitlyn still thinks she needs training wheels, but I think if her confidence grew her ability would as well.
Matthew wouldn’t try riding at all during the event, Caitlyn would only ride with assistance. Madilyn didn’t want to get off, she was trying so hard to do it on her own but I think her excitement got the best of her. Bless the hearts of the owners/devolpers of Guardian Bikes and their employees, they all at one point or another held on to the back of Madilyn’s bike and helped her along.
Guardian Bikes CEO Brian Riley’s focus on bike safety has a long history. Riley was inspired by his grandfather experiencing a terrible bike accident. He flipped over the front of his bike, ultimately landing him in traction. Wanting to keep other bike riders from experiencing what his grandfather did, Riley invented new braking technology called SureStop. SureStop brakes employ a single hand lever that operates both the front and rear brake simultaneously, making it virtually impossible to flip over the front of your bike due to a sudden stop. But Riley wanted to take things further. He realized there was a whole group of vastly underserved people when it comes to bike safety: kids. Riley founded Guardian Bikes with the intention of preventing the millions of bike accidents that happen to children each year. Guardian Bikes use SureStop brake technology, among other features, to allow children to explore the world in motion with confidence.
Guardian Bikes come complete with the following safety features:
- No front wheel lockup
- Easier for children–only one lever controls both brakes
Easy Ride Geometry
Wheel base is extended and bottom bracket is lowered or an overall lower center of gravity, making the bike harder to tip over and easier to ride.
Guardian Bikes’ steering components make it easier for kids to steer as they ride
Mostly made of aluminum, Guardian Bikes are easier for a child to control due to their light weight
High Quality Components
- SureStop Brakes
- Shimano shifting
- Kenda tires
- Double wall rims for durability
Some facts about Guardian Bikes
- For children ages 4-12
- Designed in 20” and 24” size frames
- Designed in bold colors and patterns for both boys and girls
- The only children’s bikes with
- SureStop brake technology
- Officially launching September 2015
- Will be available online and at specialty retailers
- Priced at $399
I don’t know if that is a price point I can afford (especially times three!), but if they move to a house where they can ride more often it will be well worth it (as a santa gift).
Why do you care
- which restroom anyone goes in? Do you have segregated restrooms at home? Is someone going to see something in a stall through a wall? Ditch the urinals and make all restrooms unisex.
- who anyone wants to marry? Are they asking to marry you? Worry about the sanctity of your own marriage.
- who anyone wants to sleep with? Are they asking to sleep with you? Are they sleeping with you part of the time? Keep yourself and your partner happy.
- what kind of pet someone has? Are they living in your house? Is it getting in to your yard? Take care of your animals.
- what anyone does for a living? Are they paying your bills? Keep your self maintained.
- what if any religion anyone practices? Are you happy with your beliefs? Let me be happy with mine.
- what anyone wears? Are they wearing your clothes? If you didn’t give birth to them it isn’t any of your business.
- how someone adorns their body? Are they forcing you to get a tattoo or a piercing? If it isn’t impaling you it shouldn’t involve you.
Seriously, folks, everyone needs to calm down and reexamine their own worth and beings and keep your hands and beliefs to yourself.
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Fans can meet their favorite Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior stars, the biggest among a generation of kids and tweens, at D23 EXPO, the ultimate Disney fan event, FRIDAY, AUGUST 14 through SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. The schedule features “inside-the-magic” experiences including a weekend full of jam-packed Center Stage musical performances by Hollywood Records recording artists Sabrina Carpenter, Olivia Holt and Radio Disney’s NBT Bea Miller; a dance party with stars from the Disney Channel Original Movie Teen Beach 2; a sneak peek at Disney Junior’s upcoming The Lion Guard; meet and greets with beloved characters from top-rated preschool series Sofia the First and Doc McStuffins; the premiere of an all-new Mickey Mouse cartoon short and more.
On FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, fans can attend a performance by Disney Channel star Olivia Holt.
On SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, Sofia the First’s Ariel Winter will be a special reader during Disney Junior story time. Plus, fans can catch performances by Girl Meets World star Sabrina Carpenter, Disney’s Descendants stars Dove Cameron and Sofia Carson, and Radio Disney’s NBT Bea Miller. Also, popular radio personalities from Radio Disney will be on site for a Radio Disney dance party. Then, fans can join creators of hit Disney XD animation series for the New Disney Storytellers panel, which will offer a glimpse into the vision and inspiration that go into a Disney XD animated series.
On SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, younger kids and their families can start off with Disney Junior story time featuring special guest reader Loretta Devine from Doc McStuffins, and then get up and groove with Radio Disney Junior at a special dance party. Later in the day, tweens, teens, and families can catch the debut of an all-new Mickey Mouse cartoon short entitled “Wishing Well,” then boogie at a Teen Beach 2 dance party, featuring stars from the movie and its choreographer, Chris Scott. *Schedule is subject to change.
Throughout the three-day event, Radio Disney on-air personalities will be hosting electrifying Center Stage performances and events, while casts from fans’ favorite Disney Channel and Disney XD series and movies will be making special appearances and signing autographs in the Disney | ABC TV Pavilion. They include fans’ favorite stars from Disney Channel’s Descendants, Teen Beach 2, Liv and Maddie, Jessie, Dog With A Blog, I Didn’t Do It, Girl Meets World, K.C. Undercover, Austin & Ally, BUNK’D, and Best Friends Whenever as well as Disney XD’s Lab Rats: Bionic Island, Mighty Med, Kirby Buckets, and Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything.
Tickets for D23 EXPO 2015 are available at a discounted price for a limited time. Now through June 30, 2015, tickets are $67 for one-day adult admission and $48 for children 3–12. Tickets for members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club are $58 for one-day adult admission and $42 for children. Multi-day money-saving tickets are also available. D23 Members can save as much as $188 off the price of admission, based on the purchase of four three-day tickets at the D23 Member rate. For more information on tickets and the ticket pricing structure for D23 Members and general admission, visit D23EXPO.com.
Additional details and updates about Disney Channels Worldwide performances, signings, and special activities will continue to be updated onwww.D23EXPO.com and on Facebook and Twitter at “DisneyD23” as well as the Disney Channel Media Relations Twitter and Instagram handle @DisneyChannelPR.
Bursting with D23 EXPO 2015 – themed official merchandise and other specialty items from Disney Theme Park Merchandise, the Dream Store returns with something magical for Disney fans of all ages. From Disney-inspired apparel, art and collectibles, accessories, books, and more, the D23 EXPO 2015 Dream Store is a Disney enthusiast’s dream come true. Highlights include:
Official D23 EXPO Merchandise–Disney fans can take home a piece of the magic from this year’s Expo, with an assortment of official D23 EXPO 2015 merchandise including tees, fleece, baseball caps, novelty headwear, D-Tech, jewelry, drinkware, souvenirs, accessories, pins, and Vinylmation™. And for the first time, guests can bring home a selfie party-pack inspired by a few of our favorite Disney characters, as well as an “R4-D23” droid and Princess Kneesaa the Ewok plush. D23 EXPO Tip: Look for a specially themed Walt’s Kingdom collection.
Disney Theme Park Merchandise: Showcasing some of its newest releases and exclusive offerings from ACME Archives Limited, ALEX AND ANI, Steve Adams, Dave Avanzino, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, David Bird, Britni Brault, Stephen Cargile, Bob Elias, Collector’s Choice, Disney Design Group, Disney Dream Collection, Disney Fine Art by Collectors Editions, Disney Parks│PANDORA, Dooney & Bourke, HARVEYS, Ink & Paint Artists, Rob Kaz, Jerrod Maruyama, Bridget McCarty, Miss Mindy, James Mulligan, Rick O’Brien, Robert Olszewski, Maggie Parr, Mike Peraza, Larry Nikolai, Precious Moments, Linda Rick, Tim Rogerson, Javier Soto, George Scribner, Sketch Artists, Michelle St.Laurent, Yakovetic, and more.
ALEX AND ANI will debut several new styles at D23 EXPO 2015. Fans can expect a variety of jewelry designs featuring everyone’s favorite, Mickey Mouse and a very special “Celebrate” wrap.
Disney Dream Collection and D23 Expo-Exclusive Jewelry: Guests can enjoy a sparkling selection of fine jewelry created for the Disneyland Resort Celebration.
HARVEYS– Created especially for D23 EXPO 2015, this new collection features historical “A, B and, C Ticket Media” on some of their most popular silhouettes.
Dream Store Autograph Sessions–Disney fans will get the chance to meet some of their favorite authors, artists, Disney Legends, and other notable celebrities inside the Dream Store. Autograph sessions will be posted daily via the D23 EXPO Mobile App (available later this summer) and daily at the D23 EXPO Dream Store.
Details about Dream Store merchandise offerings, special artist appearances, and more will continue to be updated on www.D23EXPO.com, www.DisneyParksBlog.com,www.DisneyParksMerchandise.com and on Facebook and Twitter at “DisneyD23”.
Now through June 30, 2015, tickets are $67 for a one-day adult admission and $48 for children 3–12. Tickets for members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club are $58 for a one-day adult admission and $42 for children. Multi-day money-saving tickets are also available. D23 Members can save as much as $188 off the price of admission, based on the purchase of four three-day tickets at the D23 Member rate. For more information on tickets and the ticket pricing structure for D23 Members and general admission, visit D23EXPO.com.