Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year!

Oh this year could not leave soon enough! What a horrible year it has been! Hopefully things will look up for 2017. I know I am looking for a fresh start and I am trying new ways to speak out, along with trying to focus back on what I started this blog for which were places to go and see while in FL that didn't break the bank. So, with that I am trying to post more on Twitter and FB which @themeparkmama and https://www.facebook.com/ThemeParkMama  Well again Happy New Year and just remember how ever bad things get there is always someone who loves and cares for you! 


Sunday, December 18, 2016

#Win a #Hatchimal with ToysRUs

Everyone is talking about the hottest toy this season, the Hatchimal! Check out this deal ToysRUs has so you can enter to win one!

‘tis the season to give…

…so you’re going to love this giveaway!
Every day is a new chance to win!

Rewards“R”Us members who shop in store thru Thurs., Dec. 22 are automatically entered for a chance to win a $1,000 Toys“R”Us Gift Card, PLUS the hottest toy of the season – a Hatchimal!

Here’s how it works:

Every day you make an in-store purchase from 12/11-12/22 – and use your Rewards“R”Us number at checkout – will give you a new chance to win.

Every night we’ll hold a drawing to select a customer to call between 11am – 6pm ET the following day. This means if you made your purchase on Monday and are selected to win, you’ll receive a call on Tuesday.

Have your phone nearby – if you miss the call, you’ll only have 1 hour to claim your Gift Card and Hatchimal. (Make sure your Rewards“R”Us account includes the best number to reach you during that time.)

Not a Rewards“R”Us member? Sign up before entering the sweepstakes!

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Need to update your phone number? Click here.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Coming to Netflix! Trollhunters

I dropped cable long ago and stream everything, so we of course watch a lot of Netflix. Netflix is always coming out with something new for both adults and kids. The newest Dreamworks animation for Netflix is Trollhunters. 

From the limitless imagination of acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes a tale of two worlds set to collide in the epic saga DreamWorks Trollhunters. When ordinary teenager Jim Lake Jr. stumbles upon a mystical amulet on his way to school one morning, he inadvertently discovers an extraordinary secret civilization of mighty trolls beneath his small town of Arcadia. Suddenly destined to play a crucial role in an ancient battle of good and evil, Jim is determined to save the world – right after gym class. A must-see viewing event for the entire family, DreamWorks Trollhunters will bring viewers of all ages around the globe into the rich and creative world of this all-new Netflix original series, premiering worldwide December 23, 2016.

Voice talent includes Kelsey Grammer (“The Simpsons,” X-Men: The Last Stand), Ron Perlman (Hellboy, “Adventure Time”), Steven Yeun (“The Walking Dead”) and Anton Yelchin (Star Trek Beyond). Trollhunters is created and executive produced by Guillermo del Toro (Crimson Peak, Hellboy). Marc Guggenheim (TV’s “Arrow,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”), Rodrigo Blaas (animator Up, Brave, WALL•E), Christina Steinberg (Rise of the Guardians) and Chad Hammes (Dragons: Race to the Edge") serve as executive producers. Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman are co-executive producers.

My family and I cannot wait to check out the all new series, we also have enjoyed Skylander Academy, DreamWorks Dragons and much more all streamed on Netflix! 

'Tis the Season for Tastykake

What would the holidays be like without desserts/snacks/fast breakfast! Tastykake is well known for many tasty treats, and every year they bring out some classic flavors and new flavors for the holiday season.



This year they have a line of mini donuts, Red Velvet powdered donuts, which my family just loves! Gingerbread powdered donuts which are extremely gingery would be great with a cup of hot chocolate. Finally Salted Caramel, my personal favorite! These go great with hot Apple Cider.


Next you have Kandy Kake which the options for the season are White Chocolate with Red Velvet cake inside, and White Chocolate with Gingerbread. My personal favorite which is a normal is the Coconut Frosty Kakes which taste like a favorite chocolate candy with coconut inside! These are all great with hot chocolate and make great treats and stocking stuffers.

Of course if you have family or friends over or just for yourself to enjoy you can warm up or eat cold Maple Sweet Rolls. My kids and I cannot resist the taste of a warm roll. Tastykake Sweet Rolls are a must for this family during the holidays, they make the house smell sweet and it makes us all cheerful.

Although Thanksgiving is over, many of us still sit down to dinner with friends and family and eat a turkey or ham or both as our traditional Christmas Eve meal. Here is a great idea as a special treat for guest this holiday season.


Tastykake's Tasty Turkey Pops
Ingredients
  • 1 family pack of Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpets
  • Chocolate candy melts
  • Candy eyes
  • Orange icing
  • Red icing
  • Party straws
Directions
  • Insert a decorative party straw into one end of the Butterscotch Krimpet.
  • Dip the Krimpet into melted chocolate.
  • Cool on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Draw on the beak with orange icing
  • Draw on gobbler with red icing.
  • Add candy eyes.



Disclosure: In order to facilitate a review, I received promotional materials and/or samples. All opinions and comments are my own.Photos or Reviews or were provided by client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. Post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Don't Buy Tags this year, Make Them!



Thursday, December 15, 2016

Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites & Waterpark

I am born raised in Kissimmee, FL which is home of Holiday Inn Resort Suites and Waterpark. I have watched the hotel be built back in 1999 and have seen it go full circle. When it was first built it was breathtaking, had a nice home feeling to it, it was where me and my husband had a few dates, it was our home for a week when Charley came through and took out everyone's power. In 2005, Holiday Inn and Nickelodeon teamed up to create a all new themed hotel which they would call the Nickelodeon Suites, the rooms were now themed to popular Nickelodeon characters, along with putting in a huge waterpark which included a bucket of slime which was dumped on everyone every hour. In April 2016, the Nickelodeon theme was no more and Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites and Waterpark was reborn.


Going full circle I personally am loving the newest Holiday Inn Resort the colors are more warm feeling with dark blues, light blues and different shades of beige throughout. They did keep some of the fun of the Nickelodeon Resort with the waterpark, nightly shows, and 4D theater! The 4D theater is a total of 6 shows which are about 15-20 minutes in length.


The shows which you can pick from or you can even purchase a unlimited pass for
$7.95 for a single ticket 4-D film or double play Batman Laser Maze
$19.95 for an all you can watch 4-D experience and all you can play Batman Laser Maze wristband

Thomas the Train
Warner Brothers Roadrunner and Wile E Coyote
Rio
Angry Birds
Ice Age
and for Christmas the Polar Express! (now through Jan 8th)

My kids and I got to see 4 of the 6 shorts, the Angry Birds starts as the Hasbro Game, then the Angry Birds Go, and finishes with Angry Birds Space. Roadrunner and Wile E Coyote is a fun one which involves a segway. Ice Age was all about nuts, and finally we saw The Polar Express! I don't know about you but this movie has become a must watch during the holiday season and to see it in 4D was truly a experience!  Some of the best scenes from the movie were featured in the 20 minute short, you will be left breathless as you are riding the train as it plummets down the track, get lost in the sweet smell of hot chocolate, be blown away with bubbles and more in the amazing 4D adventure on the Polar Express.


After watching the 4D experience you can run over to hear a interactive reading of the Polar Express each family receives a golden ticket to come aboard the magical journey of the reading of the book, but watch out rumour has it Santa loves the story as well and might just stop by for a picture so you better be good :)



Along with the Polar Express they also have put in Batman Laser Challenge, train with Batman by weaving through a web of lasers to protect the citizens of Gotham City from the Joker.  My 2 oldest sons really enjoyed this activity.  After enjoying a reading of the Polar Express you can swing by Starbucks and get yourself a hot chocolate in the mini mall inside the Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites and Waterpark.


What a great way to spend a family vacation then visiting the Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites, book your stay now by visiting their website here. Also makes a great gift!



Disclosure: In order to facilitate a review, I received promotional materials and/or samples. All opinions and comments are my own.Photos or Reviews or were provided by client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. Post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Great Deals on Girls Holiday Dresses!

Bonnie Jean Little Girls Santa Christmas Red Bow Velvet Dress



The Children's Place Girls' Sleeveless Rosette Dress





Little Girls Adorable Faux Fur Pearl Button Bolero Jacket Winter




Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Look Now if you LOVE Cabbage Patch!



18” CPK Big Kids - Dream Collection
Limited to only 1,000 pieces of each style, these kids are a dream to collect.  Now 18 inches tall with a soft torso and vinyl arms and legs, Cabbage Patch Kids are growing up and aspiring to do great things! Each is dressed in deluxe removable fashions with matching themed accessories that showcase their own unique style and personality. New for 2016, Zoe Sky and Eden Joelle will be joining their friends Sophia Lorraine and Violet Anne who were introduced for the 2015 holiday. Each 18'' Big Kid is an extremely limited edition and will be retired after a short production run.Ages 6+, SRP $99.99 – Available exclusively at Amazon – Get them while they last! New styles will be released for Fall 2016.

Disclosure: In order to facilitate a review, I received promotional materials and/or samples. All opinions and comments are my own.Photos or Reviews or were provided by client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. Post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

1/2 The Price of a Roomba & has a 5 star Rating!

ILIFE V3s Robotic Vacuum Cleaner for Pets and Allergies Home, Pearl White $158.99!


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Take Anywhere Tool Set for Kids! $20.69 Shipped!

Toy Tool Set Workbench Kids Workshop Toolbench


Dewalt Cordless Drill, Battery and Charger $99 Shipped!

Dewalt DCD771C2 20V MAX Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 inch Compact Drill Driver Kit $99 Shipped!




(this is a great deal! The battery alone is $50 in stores! Also when you purchase this, they think its for them but really it's for you because it gets them off their butt and fixing things that have long been overdue) 

For the Lady's! Amazing Deal on the Gem!

LadyColour "Venus" Shooting Star & Engraved Bermuda Blue Heart Pendant Necklace Made With Swarovski Crystals $35.99 Shipped!


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Now this is a Gift! Check out this Deal from TreeUmph!

Searching for your next thrill? Get your feet off the ground and into the trees at TreeUmph! Adventure Course, Southwest Florida's first treetop obstacle course! 



Plan for a full day of climbing, zipping, swinging and soaring in a beautiful vertical playground that offers a bird's eye view of fun with exciting challenges! With aerial courses ranging in difficulty and height, adventurers work their way through intricate obstacles that test your balance and ignite your passion for action and adventure. This exhilarating, safe and healthy outdoor adventure is perfect for kids, families, groups and even team-building business retreats! 

The Ground is Overrated... and after a full day of action-packed fun at TreeUmph! Adventure Course, you'll see why.

We invite you to enjoy a day at TreeUmph! Adventure Course and experience all the thrills for yourself.

Fast Facts:

* Expansive park over 10 football fields in size!
* Hanging nets, wobbly bridges, Tarzan ropes & more
* Triumphant 650-foot-long ZIP line
* 76 treetop obstacles from beginner to extreme
* Built to the highest safety standards in the industry
* Spend your day with at TreeUmph! - Courses take 3 to 4 hours!
10% OFF Weekday Bookings! - ZIP over to TreeUmph.com and enjoy 10% off your weekday treetop adventure! Offer valid on all regularly priced tickets booked online for visits Monday through Friday with promo code USFG. Book Online at TreeUmph.com S.R. 70 E, Bradenton, FL - 10 mins. East of I-75
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Super Great Deals on Nerf!


Nerf Modulus Tri-Strike 29.74 Shipped! 




*****Best Deal*****


Saturday, December 3, 2016

LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Season One Hits Stores Dec 6th 2016!

We haven't had a chance to check out this new release just yet, but I know that my kids enjoy the Lego series on tv. They have got into it even more with visiting Legoland, FL as well as the video games, and well duh the Legos themselves. I am excited to announce that a all new Dvd/Blu-ray will be released on December 6th. Details below:

Are you ready for more fantastic and fun LEGO Star Wars adventures? Of course you are! LEGO Star Wars The FreemakerAdventures Complete Season One arrives in our galaxy on Blu-ray and DVD on Dec. 6th.


Taking place between THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and RETURN OF THE JEDI, this new Lego Star Wars series follows a family of scavengers who build and sell starships from battle debris strewn throughout the galaxy. When their youngest discovers a natural connection with the Force through an ancient artifact – the Kyber Saber –he and his family are thrown into an epic struggle against the Empire to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. The Freemakers explore new worlds, meet new and familiar characters and discover the strength of family. 

Now you can relive all 13 action-packed episodes in LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Season One, with new bonus features and 6 exclusive Lego Star Wars magnets available nowhere else! This is a must-have release for fans!!





Disclosure: In order to facilitate a review, I received promotional materials and/or samples. All opinions and comments are my own.Photos or Reviews or were provided by client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. Post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

December 6th Disney's Newest Princess Makes Her Way to DVD.

It is so refreshing to have a new disney series especially one which has a strong story like that of Elena of Avalor. She is a princess in which was under a curse which later ties in with Sofia the First. My daughters and even sons enjoy the new series on Disney Channel. The new release is just in time for the holidays making for a great stocking stuffer or a great way to snuggle up and enjoy some family time watching your kids favorite show. 

Disney’s newest princess comes to DVD with the release of Elena of Avalor: Ready to Rule just in time for the Holidays!  Join Elenaas she learns about being a princess who will one day become a queen and rule her kingdom. She’s saved her kingdom from an evil sorceress who was trying to destroy Avalor, but that was the easy part!  Elena's journey leads her to understand that her new role requires thoughtfulness, resilience and compassion, the traits of all truly great leaders.



This DVD is packed with laughs, new characters to cherish, and heart, Elena of Avalor: Ready to Rule is a must-own for the entire family! Includes Four Full Episodes and a FREE Exclusive Projecting Scepter – A Great Holiday Gift! Bring home this charming series on Disney DVD December 6th! Watch for it in your local retail stores. 




Disclosure: In order to facilitate a review, I received promotional materials and/or samples. All opinions and comments are my own.Photos or Reviews or were provided by client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. Post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Give the Gift of Disney's The BFG Now on DVD, Digital Copy and Blu-ray

This is a wonderful movie and has been release just in time for the holiday spirit. This is a great movie to sit back and enjoy with you friends and family as you take a magical journey. I know my kids will be snuggling up tonight to enjoy this one! 

Disney and Amblin Entertainment, in association with Walden Media, present the fantasy adventure film “The BFG,” the first-ever motion picture adaptation of Roald Dahl’s resonant tale of childhood, the magic of dreams and the extraordinary friendship between a young girl and a big friendly giant. Directed by three-time Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, the film reunites the director with his Oscar®-nominated collaborator on “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” Melissa Mathison, who adapted the children’s author’s timeless adventure for the big screen. This magical tale of an extraordinary friendship loaded with exciting extras will brighten the holidays for the whole family!






Bonus features include**:

BLU-RAY & DIGITAL HD:
  • Bringing “The BFG” to Life – Ruby Barnhill (Sophie) hosts a phizz-whizzing journey through the making of “The BFG.” This behind-the-scenes documentary details the film’s progression through interviews with Roald Dahl’s daughter Lucy Dahl, screenwriter Melissa Mathison, executive producers Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Kristie Macosko Krieger, and numerous members of the talented cast and crew.     
  • The Big Friendly Giant and Me – Sophie wasn’t the first “bean” in Giant Country—many illustrations were created as if drawn by a little boy who was there long before Sophie.  This charming, in-world short will bring the drawings to life with animation and narration, recounting the friendship and the dreams shared between the boy and the Big Friendly Giant.
  • Gobblefunk:  The Wonderful Words of The BFG – A whoopsey-splunkers tutorial on the meaning of the gloriumptious gobblefunk in “The BFG.” 
  • Giants 101 – Jemaine Clement (Fleshlumpeater) and Bill Hader (Bloodbottler) introduce us to the loathsome giants in “The BFG,” along with movement choreographer/motion capture performer Terry Notary, who collaborated with the actors and Director Steven Spielberg prior to filming to develop their movements and character traits. 
  • Melissa Mathison: A Tribute – An homage to Melissa Mathison, the extraordinary, Oscar®-nominated screenwriter of “The BFG” and “E.T.,” whose talent and heart were as immense as the giants in “The BFG.”
DIGITAL/VOD:
  • John Williams: Scoring A Dream – A journey through the film’s concept art and memorable moments, interwoven with the sights and sounds of legendary composer John William’s scoring session.
DVD:


  • Gobblefunk:  The Wonderful Words of The BFG and Melissa Mathison: A Tribute

You can purchase The BFG at your local retail store. Make a great Holiday Gift








Disclosure: In order to facilitate a review, I received promotional materials and/or samples. All opinions and comments are my own.Photos or Reviews or were provided by client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. Post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.