Monday, June 30, 2014

Build-a-Bear Place Pets introduces Berry!


If your a Build-a-Bear fan you know that they have recently introduced the new line of Palace Pets which I already had the chance to review Ariel's Cat Treasure now I have the chance to review Snow White's Bunny, Berry.



Berry is a cute blue bunny which even has blush on her cheeks, she is about 15 inches tall and you can pick her up at Build-a-Bear for $19. Like all Build-a-Bears you can fancy her up adding sounds, clothing and more which how she looks here is about $60.



Majestic Disney Palace Pets Berry came to me fully dressed with a matching Snow White dress, tiara, shoes, and bow. What I love about Palace Pets is that they make a great gift for any Princess fan, I think it would be great to surprise your daughter with matching dress and Palace pet to wear her first day at the Disney Theme Parks.



Check out Majestic Disney Palace Pets Berry and others at Build-a-Bear website by clicking here. Like Build-a-Bear on Facebook to keep up with all the new friends.


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Johnny Rockets is celebrating its 28th Birthday!



Having 5 kids its hard to get away and get a break from it all, but the few times me and my husband are able to we like to have a date night. Date night for us is dinner and a movie, which this time we decided to check out Johnny Rockets which was located right by the theater.


Johnny Rockets is a great place to go when you want something good but don't wanna really sit for awhile waiting for food its a nice fast food restaurant. Pretty much everything on the menu is something which doesn't take long to cook which makes for faster service but you can still of course take as long as you like.


We started with the Bacon Cheese Fries which honestly that was a meal in its own lol, they tasted so great and each fry had something on it. My husband order the basic Smoke House Cheeseburger and I ordered a Route 66 Cheeseburger.  To start with my husbands Smoke House Cheeseburger looked yummy he enjoyed it, it had bacon, cheddar cheese, onion rings and Johnny Rockets special BBQ sauce. My Route 66 has swiss cheese, onions and mushrooms it made my mouth water. All Johnny Rockets burgers are 1/3 lb of 100% fresh never frozen beef, you could taste the quality when you ate it.

Finally to top of the dinner at Johnny Rockets we ordered a milkshake yes only one we both were full but wanted to try it because after all Johnny Rockets is also well known for its milkshakes so we ordered a Chocolate Madness Shake which wow talk about the Chocolate we couldn't even finish it it was so rich and delicious but since we already ate we really didn't have the room lol. The service was great at the Kissimmee, FL Location at the Loop. I have a few friends who are huge fans of Johnny Rockets and they told me they keep going back because of the great service. 

Next time you think of eating out why not check out Johnny Rockets I mean hey if its been around for 28 years it has to be doing something right : ) I really enjoyed our date night there and look forward to the next one. Find your local Johnny Rockets by clicking here.



Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Replay Audio.......... Let there be Music!

So lets face it technology is moving so fast that cds and radios are a thing of the past, most of us use our phones but what happens when we try to let someone else listen well the phone speakers are just not that great. Replay Audio helps with that issue by carrying a bunch of products to let our music be heard without having to have our cell phone on us.

Replay Audio carries a line of speakers which are bluetooth so you can send a signal at any place in the home and blast out your favorite songs off your phone. The first one is the cute little compact speaker which can double as your phone while you play your music. The Replay Audio Bluetooth Wireless Speaker and Speakerphone will let you answer you phone as if it were a speaker phone. It has a lot of sound for such a small speaker, and works with all bluetooth devices. It comes also with a rechargeable battery which I know is a huge plus because I hate batteries. Also this speaker is so small it comes with its own wristlet. You can purchase this one here.


The second one is a lot like the first one which I talked about only its bigger for more sound. The Replay Audio Bluetooth Wireless Speaker/Speakerphone has 5 hours of music playback time, a standby time of 2 months! and talk time of 35 hours. Which wow 35 hours of talk time, so you could use it as a baby monitor stick your phone in kids room set it on low and have a easy made monitor : )  You can purchase this one by clicking here. This speaker comes in box red or black.


This little Cube Bluetooth Wireless Speaker comes in 2 colors red and black , has 3 hours of play time, 30 foot wireless range and has a rechargeable battery.  Standby time is 60 hours. This little speaker works with all Bluetooth devices along with any device with a 3.5MM port. You can purchase this speaker by clicking here


This is a great speaker because you can carry it everywhere its that small. Has great sound, can be charged with universal plug. Car doesn't have a 3.5MM port well this is the speaker for you, keep it in your car and your good to go. The mini speaker can play for 6 hours so easily can handle your morning and evening commute from work.  You can purchase this Mini Speaker here. Can be purchase in Pink, Blue, Green, Black, Red and Purple.

Not up to having everyone knowing what your listening to, check out the Replay Audio Stage Bluetooth Stereo Headphones. Its a hot summer day and your stuck mowing the grass, blah! But now thanks to the Replay Audio Stage Bluetooth Stereo Headphones mowing is not so horrible you slap them on have your phone in pocket and go about mowing with the comfort of the soft noise control headset. Streaming your music and great someone is calling but thanks to having the headphones on your able to know someone is calling and answer without having to remove your phone from your pocket. The Replay Audio Stage Bluetooth Stereo Headphones are great for all kinds of things if your a kid you can tune out your parents on a long flight or car ride, if your a adult you can tune out the kids while cooking, cleaning and whatever. Just think of the possibilities! You can purchase the Replay Audio Stage Bluetooth Stereo Headphones in white or black and you can purchase them here.

Replay Audio has something for you but these are just a few options to help get you and your family through the long hot summer.


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Check out these wheels...........for kids!

Amazon has some really great deals right now on Power Wheels like:


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Summer Deals on Amazon for Kids!

Its hot and kids are bored here are a few things marked down from 30% to 70% off that kids will enjoy



Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Baskin-Robbins now in the Freezer Section



Its summer and that means more ice cream stops which me and my kids love to drop into our local Baskin-Robbins for a nice refreshing ice cream cone.  Living in Poinciana there is not much here and our local Baskin-Robins is about 45 mins away so it's truly a treat to enjoy, but I wish we could enjoy it more often. Now we can! Baskin-Robbins ice cream is now sold in your local grocery stores.




With 16 flavors to choose from you will be sure to find a favorite Baskin-Robbins ice cream, which comes in a handy 14oz. My personal favorite is Old Fashioned Butter Pecan I don't think it can ever go wrong and it sure helps my summer feel a little cooler.

It gets better not only can you purchase Baskin-Robbins ice cream in a carton you can also now purchase ice cream bars. The ice cream bars come in 3 chocolate coated flavors of Mint, World Class Chocolate and finally my personally favorite Jamoca. 

To find these great products from Baskin-Robbins check out the link here. Wanna visit a Baskin-Robbin or find out what flavors they carry check them out here. Some of your local Dunkin Donuts have a Baskin-Robbin inside as well. 


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Combos (Baked Snacks) Party Bags


My family loves Combos and until today they have never really been a big enough bag. Combos has come out with the Party Bag which is a 15oz bag of goodness.


My favorite is the Pizzeria, I love the taste of the pizza pretzel. Now the whole family can enjoy the taste of Combos and no more me having to hide them. The new Party bags can be purchased at your local retail and grocery stores.

The Combos party bags come in all your favorite flavors like Pizzeria, Cheddar Cheese Cracker, Cheddar Cheese Pretzel, Bufflo Blue Cheese Pretzel, Pepperoni Pizza Cracker and the newer 7 Layer Dip and Jalapeno Cheddar Tortillas. YUM

So now when you go to the store to pick up some fun yummy tasty summer treats look for the Combos Party Bag.


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Staples More than Office Supplies



July 4th is just around the corner so you have friends and family over for a cook out so you need, plates, napkins, maybe some bowls and more. Did you know you can find all that at Staples?



Staples carries some awesome products which you can buy in bulk like cupsplatesbowls, napkins, and even all-purpose cleaner for after everyone has left or to clean before they arrive. Staples brand is Sustainable Earth which are either recycled products or made from organic items.

I was in shock on how much Staples had to offer for my July 4th/BBQ needs. It really opened my eyes to shopping at Staples for more than just office supplies store. This Summer think Staples and pick up some great money and time saving products. 

Check out all the products from Sustainable Earth here and while at it browse Staples site by clicking here








Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Its Summer time to think about Snacks! Check out these favorites!

July 4th and Summer is a time to kick back relax and have BBQ's which Hello you can't have a BBQ without Chips! So look for these 3 in stores this Summer for your hosting needs. Look for these and others at your local grocery and retail stores. 



TGI FridaysSM Bacon Ranch Potato Skins


These yummy Bacon Ranch Potato Skins are made from real potatoes and use dual sheeting technology to create a dark side and a light side, just like real potato skins. The chips are seasoned with the perfect combination of savory bacon and zesty ranch to create a hearty and satisfying snack chip.


Vidalia Brands® Inc. Zesty Ranch Sweet Onion Petals


Made with real Vidalia sweet onion puree, these tasty zesty ranch sweet onion petals are gluten free with zero Trans Fat and only 130 calories per one-ounce serving. To add additional health benefits, the petals are cooked in better-for-you sunflower oils.

Boulder Canyon Sweet® Vidalia Onion Kettle Chips


Another great Boulder Canyon kettle chip made with premium American grown potatoes. The potatoes are slow cooked in small batches for an irresistible crunch and seasoned to perfection using a special spice created from real Vidalia® onions. Additionally, the delicious chips are gluten free and Kosher with 0 Trans Fat.


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

July 4th is around the corner! Control the Bugs with Mosquitno


So last year I used a Table Top mosquito trap it worked great but it only control a area so if you left the area you were attached by mosquito's. The Mosquitno is a fun way for both adult and kids to stay bit free through the night.

 The Mosquitno's are products which can be worn but not worn like a spray, you actually wear it like clothing. The Mosquitno's are bands which are 100% natural and really work. They come in child size and adult size, so your able to go on about your night without the fear of being bit. I love that the Mosquitno is something that I can place on my kids and they enjoy wearing because "its cool" and not messy.

The Kids Mosquitno comes in many colors and it even has fresh scents which make for a happy kid. Also from Mosquitno is SpotZzz which are small circles with colors which you stick onto your shirt. The SpotZzz are great for infants, and babies because your able to stick it to the back of them, so they are protected and cannot reach it to pull it off.

One more great thing about the Mosquitno's is that the BandZzz last up to 150 hours and the SpotZzz last up to 72 hours! SpotZzz also come in fun assortments of colors and pictures. The Mosquitno's are affordable also for the SpotZzz its $3.99 for a pack of 6 and for the BandZzz its $3.99 per band.

Find out more about these great products from Mosquitno by clicking here.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Smith Brothers Provides Relief Year Round #Giveaway


I suffer from allergies which means a lot of itchiness in my nose mouth and ears. Smith Brothers is a great way to help ease my twitches. You probably would never think to use a cough drop for allergies but since they are all connected it really does work.


Smith Brothers cough drops release a soothing taste in your mouth which help relief other systems in your nerves which are connected to your nose, ears and eyes. What I really love about Smith Brothers is they have more to choose from in taste than the average cough drop. You can purchase Smith Brothers in Warm Apple Pie, Black Licorice and other fun yummy flavors.


Smith Brothers cough drops are specially formulated to provide fast acting relief to quiet coughs, soothe sore throats and relieves hoarseness. They come in 8 great tasting flavors for fast cold, allergy, flu or dry mouth relief.

Vitamin C is a important part of your daily diet, it is like one of the vitamins that you honestly can't have enough of, it helps keep you healthy better than most vitamins. So when you feel as though you might be coming down with something pick up Smith Brothers Daily-C Chewable tablets. The Smith Brothers Daily-C tablets taste great and the fact they are chewable make them even better, I know when I was feeling funny at work you would stick a piece of hard candy in and of course that's when someone would need help so you are stuck trying to speak clearly with a candy in month but since these are chewable your able to disappear it with ease.

During and after being sick your not normally up to par you feel worn out and just blah. The Smith Brothers have a Wild Berry with Caffeine Restore Electrolyte drops. These drops help you get back all the energy you lost while being sick and can help replace the common sports drink when not able to have it. Also a great pick me up which leaves a far better breath and no stains than that of coffee in the morning.

Smith Brothers has a large variety of products to choose from. You can view all the great products from Smith Brothers by clicking here. You can purchase Smith Brothers at local retail and drug stores.

Enter to win all these goodies from Smith Brothers. Contest is open to U.S. Residents only and will end August 4, 2014.


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Captain Morgan 1671 Commemorative Blend Spiced Rum


It's now SUMMER, dust off the swim suits and bring out the coolers its time to hit the beach! Captain Morgan has been around for a long time now and is the perfect drink to mix with almost everything.



Captain Morgan has come out with 1671 Commemorative Blend Spiced Rum, its a Caribbean Rum with Spice and other natural flavors. It has a very interesting taste to it kind of a hard kick. The smell alone reminds me of ceder wood. Its truly unlike I have ever tried before.

The 1671 is to commemorative the captains last flag ship which he lost his vessel The Satisfaction on his raid on Panama. The reason the rum smells like ceder is it actually Spanish Oak and has traces of fruits and chocolate in it, finished with vanilla. It taste very earthy is the best way to call it, I also like that it does not leave a after taste, or burns for a long period of time. The 1671 rum is 70 proof so I would expect it to really have a bite to it but shockingly it doesn't.

Captain Morgan has a long line of Rums which to choose from making for a long enjoyable summer. Look for Captain Morgan at your local liquor store. You can learn more about the different types of Captain Morgan by clicking here. Like Captain Morgan on Facebook to keep up with other great tasting products.


*Remember Please Drink Responsibly

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

BUSCH GARDENS SUMMER NIGHTS CONCERT LINEUP


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BRIDGIT MENDLER, EL GRAN COMBO AND ZZ WARD ADDED
TO BUSCH GARDENS SUMMER NIGHTS CONCERT LINEUP

TAMPA, Fla. (June 24, 2014) – Actress, songwriter, singer and performer Bridgit Mendler, salsa superstars El Gran Combo and singer-songwriter ZZ Ward have been added to Busch Gardens® Tampa’s brand new Saturday Summer Nights concert series

Mendler, who starred on Disney Channel’s “Good Luck Charlie,” will heat up Gwazi Park stage with hits from her “Hello My Name Is…” album, which debuted Top 30 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and #1 on iTunes’ pop album chart, including the album’s platinum-certified single "Ready or Not.”

El Gran Combo is a 16-piece Puerto Rican salsa-music orchestra. The group’s director, Rafael Ithier, originally founded the group in May 1962, and the group’s awards include a Grammy for Best Tropical Album, the “Calendario de Plata” in Mexico, the “Golden Combo” in Colombia and the “”Paoli Award” in Puerto Rico. Few groups have continued uninterrupted for nearly half a century, surpassing the ravages of artistic industry without altering its rhythmic formula.

ZZ Ward burst onto the scene in early 2012 with an eclectic mixtape, “Eleven Roses,” setting the tone for her unique blues-meets-hip-hop artistry. ZZ’s smoky vocals and deliberate, varied arrangements make her one not to miss. Appearances on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan, VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live, Good Morning America, The View and Last Call with Carson Daly have kept her in the public eye, while her current single, “365 Days,” is quickly rising at multiple radio formats.

Pop-rock band, Hot Chelle Rae and ZZ Ward kick off the Saturday concerts this weekend on June 28. ZZ Ward takes the stage at 7:30 p.m., followed by Hot Chelle Rae at 8:30 p.m. Bridgit Mendler takes the stage on Saturday, July 5, followed by El Gran Combo on Saturday, July 12; both concerts take place at 8:30 p.m.

All concerts are immediately followed by a grand fireworks finale. Plus, delicious barbeque, craft beers, specialty merchandise and strolling entertainment will line the Gwazi Park field and pathways on Saturday nights, creating a festival atmosphere.

In addition to the headlining concerts, guests at Summer Nights will enjoy extended park hours, special entertainment, high-energy DJs and the thrill of riding world-class coasters in the dark. With the newly-opened, reimagined landPantopia™ and the return of fan favorites like the energizing acrobatics show Kinetix and fireworks every night, Summer Nights is sure to keep the celebration going all night long.

Stay tuned for more pop, R&B, alternative and Latino music artists who keep the summer celebration going all summer long. Note: concerts will take the place of Kinetix on Saturday nights only.

Park hours for Summer Nights are extended until 9 p.m. from June 28 through Aug. 17. Summer Nights, including concerts, is included with daily admission or any annual passAnnual passes, which include unlimited admission throughout the year, free parking and no blackout dates, continue to be the best value for Florida residents and start at just $13 per month with EZpay. Or, Busch Gardens’ new “select your day, select your savings” pricing puts consumers in the driver’s seat, allowing them to save more on admission, including saving up to $30 on a single-day ticket.

Event dates, times and details are subject to change. For more information, visit buschgardenstampa.com, or call 1-888-800-5447You can also be the first to know about new events, special deals and future announcements by following the park’s blog at BuschGardensTampaBlog.com. You can also “like” the Busch Gardens Facebook page, and follow @buschgardens on Twitter and on Pinterest.

Media contact is Busch Gardens Media Relations at 813-987-5090 or BGTPublic.Relations@buschgardens.com.


Lego Friends Heartlake News Van


So now you know we LOVE Lego! The best thing about Lego's is they are never ending always coming out with new sets and products. I love Lego's because they are a never ending puzzle which your imagination is truly the limit of what you can accomplish with them.


The newest set to add to our collection is Lego Friends Heartlake News Van which is a set of 278 pieces not bad. I think me and my kids love the more the pieces the harder it is to build. We love spending family time at the dinner table building all kinds of things. 


The Heartlake News Van took about minutes to build. I love how each Lego set comes with a booklet which has detailed instructions on how to put your set together. I always file the booklets away so we can build later or what we like to do sometimes is make them our own. Just because you don't have a pink block does not mean your not able to complete a set you can pull out other Lego's and use a green block or whatever color you wish as long as it has the 2, 4, 6, 8 holes which is shown in the pic. 


The Heartlake News Van comes with Emma and Andrew the camera man, the van is pretty awesome! It looks like a real news van it has a satilite on top, cameras, a set up which Emma can report her news, lighting, and more. The News Van itself can open from the top and then the side which allows for Emma to be inside doing her hair and makeup along with Andrew in the front driving. The Heartlake News Van came with a cake which is the main news story for Emma and Andrew. 


The best part of having the Heartlake News Van is that Emma can now report on anything, with so many sets my son and daughters play hours taking turns on who is interviewing who. Having the Lego Friends sets as part of Lego's has truly brought my kids together. Now my oldest son is able to play with his brothers who like the more basic Lego's by being the news reporter oh the sets they have created.


You can purchase Lego Friends Heartlake News Van at your local ToysRUs, or click LEGO Friends Set #41056 Heartlake News Van. Check out Lego Friends by clicking here and Like Lego Friends on Facebook to keep up with the newest products.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.