Disclosure: I received complementary passes for the park, however all opinions expressed are my own.
Disneyland is a great place to go any time of the year, however during the holidays there is something even more magic about the happiest place on earth. The Christmas decorations make the park look awesome and the lights at night are just super amazing. The castle becomes the Christmas castle and there is even snow on main street.
It is just something you do not want to miss.
Cars Land at California Adventure
My son and I had never been at the new area of California Adventure, Cars Land. I am so happy we got to experience this. You feel like you are in the movie. With places such as Cozy Cone Motel, Flo's V8 Cafe and Fillmore's Taste-in the place looks and feels just like in the Cars movie from 2006. The lines for the attractions can be really long, so my advice is to get there early when the park open.
The ride on the attraction Radiator Springs Racers is pretty cool. You ride in one of the cars and cruise by Route 66 as Lighting McQueen did.
Viva Navidad at California Adventure
From November 15, 2013 to January 6, 2014, you can attend a colorful and fun celebration of Latino culture and holiday traditions. With a street party with the Three Caballeros and latin music.
New ThorTreasures of Asgard Exhibit
Now when you visit Innoventions at Disneyland you can play with the new Xbox One, see the robot Asimo show, admire the Iron Man suits and enjoy the new Thor exhibit.
Christmas Lights at night
Everything is decorated related with the holidays. But something beautiful are the Christmas lights and the Sleeping Beauty Castle is covered with gleaming white snow and ice. The transformation ceremony includes music and even snow at main street
So if you want a great memory for your kids and family head over Disneyland and California Adventure. The magic of the holidays is better at Disneyland. #justgotmerrier.
Step Dogs DVD review
Step Dogs will be released on DVD on December 3, 2013
Meatball is a carefree, wisecracking country dog. Cassie is Hollywood’s most pampered pet They couldn’t be more different, and when their owners marry and move the entire blended family to the rural north, the claws come out It’s only when two bumbling thieves scheme to break into their house, that these four-legged foes must team up to defend their home. This riotously funny and heartwarming comedy proves that it takes all breeds to make a family.
I love dogs. I have a German Shepherd and I love movies with dogs. I think that movies with animals are cute and fun. And this movie is not an exception. This movie will make you laugh, cry and laugh some more. Great for all ages. You really want to see what happens at the end. Do not miss it, it comes out on DVD next Tuesday, December 3rd.
Now only if I could teach my dog to behave like the one in the movie... one day, maybe one day...
Disclosure: I am not being compensated for this post. I found this information useful and wanted to share with my readers.
L.A. Care Health Plan’s Healthy Holidays Fair at Plaza Mexico, in Lynwood.
When: Saturday, December 7, 2013 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Plaza Mexico–Courtyard
3100 E Imperial Hwy
Lynwood, CA 90262
Who: Lynwood Mayor Sal Alatorre (invited) Laura Jaramillo, Director of Commercial and Group Plan Operations
Why: To help individuals and families obtain access to high quality, affordable health care.
What: The health fair will focus on providing information to the Latino community and enrolling individuals in L.A. Care Covered™, its Covered California Qualified Health Plan for all of L.A. County. Free, family-friendly events featuring music from Que Buena, balloon artists, face painting, pictures with Santa Claus, the Los Angeles Galaxy mascot, Futboleros and much more.
In order to enroll in L.A. Care Covered™, the following information and documents are necessary:
• Birth date for individual coverage, and/or the birth dates of each family member needing coverage
• A Social Security number for each person to be enrolled
• Current home ZIP code
• Most recent income tax returns, including dependent tax information and head-of-household status (if any)
• Proof of citizenship or residency
Disclosure: I received a copy of the DVD for review and prize pack as the one I am giving away, however all opinions expressed are my own.
The fun with the Minions continue
Gru, his adorable girls, and the mischievous Minions are back with a cast of unforgettable new characters in the blockbuster sequel to the worldwide phenomenon. Just as Gru has given up being super-bad to be a super-dad, the Anti-Villain League recruits him to track down a new criminal mastermind and save the world. Partnered with secret agent Lucy Wilde, Gru, along with the wildly unpredictable Minions, must figure out how to keep his cover while also keeping up with his duties as a father. Assemble the Minions for laugh-out-loud comedy in “one of the funniest, most enjoyable movies ever!” (MovieGuide®)
The minions are back with all their fun adventures. This movie is a great DVD for movie night. You can be sure that your kids will be busy watching it during their free time or on the DVD while traveling. This is one of those movies you never get tired of seeing. Great Christmas present.
My son loved the movie and of course he likes the DVD for the unique features such as:
One lucky My Life is a Journey reader will win a copy of the DVD and a prize pack that includes: A Minion Beanie, A minion DM2 Pen and a DM2 Plush. To enter just use the rafflecopter below.
Disclosure: I am a SeaWorld platinum passport member. I was provided complementary passes for the behind the scenes tour, however all opinions expressed are my own.
We love going to SeaWorld. We love the animals and my son always learns a lot. Despite all the controversy out there, we still believe that the research done by the organization has helped humans understand sea animals behavior. I think the same about the Zoo.
This time around, besides enjoying the shows that we love so much such as: Blue Horizons (dolphins), Sea Lions Live and Pets Rule, we also got to enjoy the Christmas Celebration, the Snow World and exclusive night shows for passport holders. And on top of that we did a behind the scenes tour. It was a day full of fun adventures and learning.
SeaWorld Christmas Celebration
The SeaWorld Christmas Celebration is full of cool things such as
You can now enjoy snow at SoCal, play snow ball fights and even sled on the snow.
Behind the scenes tour
In a one hour guide tour, the tour guide took us behind the scenes to learn more about SeaWorld. The tour components might vary. Our tour included learning about Sharks and Turtles (we even got to feed the sea turtles)
SeaWorld is a great place for kids to have fun and also for adults. We love being able to interact with the animals. The food inside the park is also great and there are plenty of choices. You can even get some beer inside the park.
My son favorite part is feeding he animals. This time around was the Sea Lions Turn
And during the holidays the park looks amazing with the Christmas lights. And of course there is special shows for passport members.