Monday, November 9, 2015

GIVEAWAY: Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train!

Can you feel the excitement??
It's that time of year again and we can't wait to visit the Irvine Park Railroad
for their annual Christmas Train and holiday fun!

The day after Thanksgiving, November 27th, Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive!
They bring a whole park full of activities for the family,
including a magical train ride to see Santa himself!

Christmas Train tickets may be purchased to ride the train at a specific date and time — 
get in line and board the train any time during the hour for which you purchase tickets
Tickets may be purchased online ONLY and can be purchased beginning November 1st
Tickets may not be purchased in person. Visit for details.

Our best tips for coming to the Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train include:

1. Come Early! It can get crowded and it's more fun to visit Santa without a line.
2. Bring a jacket! It's always nice weather, but the nights get chilly!
3. Don't forget your camera! There are lots of fun photo ops!
Of course there is always a photographer on hand to take your photo with Santa
and they will have 5x7 photos available for purchase!

You can also purchase your Christmas tree while you're there!
The Christmas tree ranch also opens November 27th and you can pick from a variety of trees!
They offer Douglas, Noble and Grand firs from 4' to 12' tall!
In addition you can purchase Christmas tree stands, preservatives, wreaths and garlands too!

Friday, November 27th through Wednesday, December 23rd

10:00 am - 8:00 pm daily

Irvine Park Railroad
Irvine Regional Park
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92689

The Christmas Tree Ranch is located in the Party Pavilions next to the train station.  

Christmas trees are individually priced; all trees contain a tag with the cost for that tree.

Visitors may park in the Irvine Park Railroad parking lot which is next to the Christmas Tree Ranch.

The parking for Irvine Regional Park is $3.00 per vehicle on weekdays and $5.00 per vehicle on weekends. Parking for the Christmas Tree Ranch is free after 5:00 PM.

More Information
For more information, please visit our web site at

And now for the best part!
You can WIN TICKETS to experience the Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train!


Thursday, November 5, 2015

Peanuts Movie: Meet the Cast!

Last weekend, a very special blimp flew round and round Knott's Berry Farm.
It was the Peanuts Movie blimp, getting us excited for the movie premiere just a week away!

We were invited to meet the cast of this very special movie,
a collaboration between the Schulz family and Blue Sky Studios!

I had a chance to speak to Craig Schulz, 
son of the Peanuts comic strip creator, Charles M. Schulz.
Craig is excited to be part of bringing his father's characters to life in The Peanuts Movie.
He helped write the script and knows his father would love the film!
Craig told us his favorite character is Pig Pen.

I loved interviewing Craig because the Peanuts characters are part of my childhood memories, 
from reading the comic strip to seeing the holiday specials on tv.
Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang continue to the next generation 
as favorites of my children as they see them at Knott's Berry Farm and on tv.
I know we are all going to love The Peanuts Movie!

The children who were cast to voice the characters in the movie are so down to earth and kind.
I loved meeting them and could picture them playing in my neighborhood.
I'm sure they are much like the children Charles M. Schulz pictured 
as he drew his beloved Peanuts characters.

Schulz was a wonderful father, with good family values.
His children have fond memories of growing up in a wonderful home.
I admire him so much for creating something entertaining 
without resorting to bad language and innuendos.
Schulz once said, "Americans want decency. They want decent entertainment.  
And I've always believed that. I always felt that if I ever did anything crude or raunchy, 
that God would literally strike the fingers off my hand."

When Charles M. Schulz died from cancer in 2000, 
Peanuts had an estimated readership of over 350 million,
 appeared in 2,600 newspapers in 21 countries around the world. 
Schulz had drawn, inked and lettered 17,897 strips. 
It is a legacy that many tried to bring to the big screen over the years. 
The Schulz family worked closely with Blue Sky Studios 
to produce a film true to the style and values of Charles M. Schulz.

Check out this clip and get excited with us for The Peanuts Movie!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch Giveaway!

Happy Fall Y'all!
We're pretty excited around here!
It's finally time for one of our favorite events of the year...
the Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch!

My daughter has been asking for months if it was time to go!
There are so many things we love to do there!

My son loves decorating the cookies!
Who wouldn't love a giant cookie with as much frosting and sprinkles as you want??

They always have the best face painting artists there,
ready to create whatever you want!

I love measuring the kids against the giant ruler to see how much they've grown!
How Tall This Fall??

The carnival games are a favorite as well!
The kids love the activities and prizes!

We all have a great time on the hay ride!
It's the perfect way to see the park and relax a little.

In addition they also have bounce houses, panning for gold, a hay maze,
tractor races, great food and a kid-friendly haunted house!

The Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch is open daily from
September 19th through October 31st
Weekdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Weekends 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The parking fee for Irvine Regional Park is $3.00 per vehicle on weekdays and $5.00 per vehicle on weekends. Important parking information: As Halloween nears, we encourage visitors to plan to arrive early to help avoid crowds, particularly on the weekend.

Would you like to go??
How about some FREE tickets??
Enter below and GOOD LUCK!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Knott's Berry Farm 2016 Season Pass!

Last year we bought the best present ever for our family!
We have had so much fun!
Knott's is fun every day, but we especially like all the special celebrations!

Knott's starts off the year partnering with Susan G. Komen 
to raise money for breast cancer research and treatment. 
It was such an honor to be part of the celebration to honor so many great women 
who have battled breast cancer like me!

It's hard to beat the Knott's Boysenberry Festival in the spring!
Boysenberry is definitely my love language 
and Knott's found a way to infuse it into everything we ate!
Some of my favorites included the boysenberry filled churros, 
boysenberry icee floats, and boysenberry flautas! 
We even had a little alligator dipped in boysenberry sauce!

In the fall we love Camp Spooky, just our level of scary!
The kids can dress up and participate in activities all over the park!

Knott's Merry Farm was magical with an ice show starring Snoopy and his pals,
delicious holiday treats, and a beautiful tree lighting!

And of course there's always our favorite rides and shows!
No matter when we go to Knott's, we always have a great time together!

Christmas is coming faster than you think, and what better gift than a Knott's Season Pass??
It truly is the gift that keeps on giving, and will bring your family joy all year long!

Knott's 2016 Season Passes are on sale now for the lowest price of the year!
Only 9 easy payments of $9 for the regular season pass!
Here are some of the benefits you will enjoy!
Hope to see you at Knott's in 2016!


Unlimited Visits In 2016*

Early Access To Select Rides In Summer

Food & Merchandise Discounts

Knott's Hotel Discounts

Discounts on Knott's Scary Farm Admission

Bring A Friend Discount Days

Unlimited Knott's Soak City Visits*


Early Entry to Knott's Soak City
On Select Days


Knott's Soak City Bring A Friend
Discount Days


Free 2016 Parking+


Admission To All Cedar Fair Parks in 2016*

  *Not valid for Knott’s Scary Farm, special ticket events, or park buyout admission.
  +Season Long parking is also valid for Knott's Scary Farm parking. Separate Knott's Scary Farm admission is required for event entry.


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