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April 21, 2016

Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove Review

I received tickets free of cost to attend the show.All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the show might be different from mine.

We were lucky enough to have gotten tickets to see Disney on Ice in Long Beach tonight. My kids, who are 10 and 5 years old, both loved the show. Being Disney fans their entire lives, it did not surprise me one bit that they would love the show. However, I did not expect my little guy, who just turned 5 years old a couple of months ago, to be able to sit through the entire show, but he did. He was completed focused on the show, he clapped his hands when he thought a character performed well and laughed at the different jokes in the show too. His favorite part was when all of the pirates skated and sang together. It was fun watching him trying to sing along. After the show was over, my 10 years old daughter informed me that her favorite part of the show was the when Ariel sang "Under the Sea."  I had a nice time watching the show with my kids. It was also wonderful to have been able to take my kids to a show they both enjoyed. The great thing about the Disney on Ice show is that it's a show that everyone in the family could enjoy, even when there is a large age gap between the kids. 

Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove is only available for a limited time. Please check the date and time below to purchase your tickets. 







O N T A R I O
WHEN: Wednesday, April 13 thru Sunday, April 17
o Wednesday, April 13 7:00PM
o Thursday, April 14 7:00PM
o Friday, April 15 7:00PM
o Saturday, April 16 11:00AM, 3:00PM & 7:00PM
o Sunday, April 17 1:00PM & 5:00PM

WHERE: Citizens Business Bank Arena – 4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764
TICKETS: Ticket prices range from $22, $28, $45 (VIP) and $70-$75 (Front Row)*
Opening Night tickets available for only $15 each (not valid for premium seating)
Tickets available for purchase online at AXS.com, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or in-person at the venue Box Office.
*ticket prices vary between weekday/weekend performances; tickets may be subject to service charges/facility fees – prices

L O N G B E A C H
WHEN: Thursday, April 21 thru Sunday, April 24
o Thursday, April 21 7:00PM
o Friday, April 22 11:30AM & 7:00PM
o Saturday, April 23 11:00AM, 3:00PM & 7:00PM
o Sunday, April 24 11:00AM, 3:00PM & 7:00PM
WHERE: Long Beach Arena – 300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802
TICKETS: Ticket prices range from $22, $28, $50-$55 (VIP) and $75 (Front Row)*

Opening Night tickets available for only $15 each (not valid for premium seating)
Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the Long Beach Arena Box Office
*ticket prices vary between weekday/weekend performances; tickets may be subject to service charges/facility fees – prices subject to change

MOM Discount Code – Use “Special Offer” Code Word – MOM for discounts on the below performances ONLY on www.AXS.com  and www.Ticketmaster.com 
 
Valid Ontario Performances:
·         Thursday, April 14 at 7PM
·         Saturday, April 16 at 7PM
·         Sunday, April 17 at 1PM
 
Valid Long Beach Performances:
·         Friday, April 22 at 11:30AM
·         Saturday, April 23 at 11AM
·         Sunday, April 24 at 11AM


April 17, 2016

The 27th annual America’s Family Pet Expo returns Friday, April 22 - Sunday, April 24, 2016


 The 27th Annual America’s Family Pet Expo Returns to OC Fair & Event Center
Showcasing thousands of pets, products and the people who love them
Animal presentations, family pet entertainment, four-legged competitions and adoptions all weekend long

***Please Do Not Bring Your Pets***

LOS ANGELES (March 4, 2016) – The 27th annual America’s Family Pet Expo returns Friday, April 22 - Sunday, April 24, 2016 to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa (88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa 92626). Cats, dogs, miniature farm animals, birds, and exotic reptiles, will come together in this unique event giving show guests the opportunity to experience furry, feathered and scaled friends in a variety of different ways.
“The Pet Expo is excited and proud to once again bring responsible pet care, entertainment, and pet adoptions to Orange County for the 27th year” said Doug Poindexter, President of the World Pet Association, producers of the America’s Family Pet Expo. “As the years progress, so does the show, with a variety of educational presentations, product launches, amazing pet acts and our popular animal adoptions. The Pet Expo truly is the place for anything pet-related.”

Last year 45,000 guests visited the America’s Family Pet Expo showing a 5% increase from 2014. There were more than 600 animal adoptions including dogs, cats – and even a few guinea pigs –that were adopted into “forever homes” from the Pet Expo’s Southern California animal rescue partner organizations.

New to the Pet Expo, is an adorable collection of mini farm animals including mini donkeys, mini cattle, mini sheep, mini dairy goats, chickens, rabbits, and pot belly pigs. For equine lovers, horses from Camp Rusk Foundation for Retired Horses will make their debut. Returning fan favorites include Splash Dogs, offering a wet-and-wild canine competition, and the Police Dog & Protection Demonstrations, crime fighting dogs in action showing how they serve and protect our community.
The Free Flight Bird Show, where magnificent birds spread their wings and take flight, will perform throughout the weekend. Kids can get in on the action by designing and creating a 10-gallon aquarium in the Kids Aquarium Contest. There will also be pony rides, face paintings, and The Great American Petting Zoo for the whole family to enjoy.
Pet Adoptions will be handled on site for those looking for that “purrfect” animal addition to the family. There will be hundreds of animals hoping to find their forever home from local community partner organizations at the Pet Expo.

General Admission, $13.00; seniors 60 and over, $11.00. Children 6-12, $8.00. 5 yrs and under, free. Active and retired military free with ID. Show hours: Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday 10am-7pm; Sunday 10am-6pm. OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa 92626. Facility charges $7.00 parking. Kindly leave all pets at home.

For more information and to purchase tickets online visit www.PetExpoOC.org . The America’s Family Pet Expo is created, produced and managed by World Pet Association, Inc., a 65-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting responsible pet care.


April 11, 2016

Disney The Jungle Book Movie Review

 
Directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, The Jungle Book is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire. The all-star cast also includes Lupita Nyong'o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela. 
The Jungle Book seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world. The wild adventure swings into theaters in 3D on April 15, 2016. 
Our Review: We were given the opportunity to screen Disney's The Jungle Book at the movie theater this evening. Like most of Americans, we have watched the 1967 animated musical version of this adventure. The new version is different in that it presented a much darker view of the jungle; through such representation, the relationships between the boy, the jungle and the animals in it were mapped out in ways that completely captivated my children's attention. Since my 10 year old daughter had seen the previews and expressed interest in seeing the film, her love for it was easily anticipated. My son, on other hand, is a fussy 5 year old. I was not sure if he could sit through an action adventure that explores the complex relationship between the characters. Much to our surprise, he sat through the entire movie without fussing one bit, his eyes completely glued to the screen.

My husband and I both agreed that the special effects were amazing. We enjoyed watching the film in 3D. This is definitely a family friendly film that everyone could enjoy! Be sure to catch it when it comes out at theaters near you!   





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THE JUNGLE BOOK opens in theatres everywhere in 3D, RealD 3D, and IMAX 3D on April 15th! 


Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove Discounts Code!





MORE SAVING$ to Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove
Here’s a chance to SAVE BIG $$ on the upcoming Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove - Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt engagements in Ontario and Long Beach!
Tickets 30% off for all shows (except opening night) for a limited time only. Valid on $20-$29 price levels only (not valid on Front Row or VIP.  No double discounts.  Limit of 8 tickets.).
To redeem online, enter in MOM30 in the special offer box – For Citizens Business Bank, Ontario @ AXS.com / 888-9-AXS-TIX  or Long Beach Arena @ Ticketmaster.com 800-745-3000.
HURRY! Limited amount available, get ‘em before they’re sold out!

April 5, 2016

Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove: Skating Into Long Beach and Inland Empire from April 13th – 24th



DISNEY ON ICE SETS THE GOLD STANDARD WITH THE
MAGICAL ICE SKATING SPECTACULAR TREASURE TROVE
CELEBRATING THE LEGACY OF DISNEY’S CLASSIC ANIMATED FILMS
Skating Into Long Beach and Inland Empire from April 13th – 24th

(LOS ANGELES / January 27, 2016) – Audiences will discover endless riches when an extraordinary lineup of stories from the Disney Vault come to life for the ultimate Disney animation celebration with the delightful production, Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove – Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. Disney On Ice sets the gold standard with its skating spectacular spanning tales from the first full-length animated film to the 50th Disney film, playing the Southland from April 13-24 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario and Long Beach Arena.


Hit the ice with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald and Goofy as they embark on a fun-filled treasure hunt for some of the most popular Disney films ever. Get tangled up in Disney’s 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn. Enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney Princesses: Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Aurora, Tiana, Mulan and, of course, the one who started it all, Snow White. Ahoy, Mateys! Set sail with Peter Pan, the always sassy Tinker Bell and the cantankerous Captain Hook & his pirate pals! Trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the ‘Circle of Life.’ Tick-Tock! Tick-Tock! Don’t be late to a very important date with Alice and the Mad Hatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts’ Army of Cards. Plus set a playdate with Woody and Buzz Lightyear because the toys are back in town! Highlighting eight Disney movies and more than 50 Disney characters featured, Feld Entertainment’s Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove – Presented by YoKids will create memories your family will treasure for a lifetime!






O N T A R I O
WHEN: Wednesday, April 13 thru Sunday, April 17
o Wednesday, April 13 7:00PM
o Thursday, April 14 7:00PM
o Friday, April 15 7:00PM
o Saturday, April 16 11:00AM, 3:00PM & 7:00PM
o Sunday, April 17 1:00PM & 5:00PM

WHERE: Citizens Business Bank Arena – 4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764
TICKETS: Ticket prices range from $22, $28, $45 (VIP) and $70-$75 (Front Row)*
Opening Night tickets available for only $15 each (not valid for premium seating)
Tickets available for purchase online at AXS.com, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or in-person at the venue Box Office.
*ticket prices vary between weekday/weekend performances; tickets may be subject to service charges/facility fees – prices

L O N G B E A C H
WHEN: Thursday, April 21 thru Sunday, April 24
o Thursday, April 21 7:00PM
o Friday, April 22 11:30AM & 7:00PM
o Saturday, April 23 11:00AM, 3:00PM & 7:00PM
o Sunday, April 24 11:00AM, 3:00PM & 7:00PM
WHERE: Long Beach Arena – 300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802
TICKETS: Ticket prices range from $22, $28, $50-$55 (VIP) and $75 (Front Row)*

Opening Night tickets available for only $15 each (not valid for premium seating)
Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the Long Beach Arena Box Office
*ticket prices vary between weekday/weekend performances; tickets may be subject to service charges/facility fees – prices subject to change

MOM Discount Code – Use “Special Offer” Code Word – MOM for discounts on the below performances ONLY on www.AXS.com  and www.Ticketmaster.com 
 
Valid Ontario Performances:
·         Thursday, April 14 at 7PM
·         Saturday, April 16 at 7PM
·         Sunday, April 17 at 1PM
 
Valid Long Beach Performances:
·         Friday, April 22 at 11:30AM
·         Saturday, April 23 at 11AM
·         Sunday, April 24 at 11AM


March 27, 2016

Spring Has Sprung! Celebrate With An "Explore The Outdoors" Review And Giveaway

*I did not receive any compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the show might be different from mine. 


It's finally time to shake off those winter blues and celebrate that Spring is right around the corner! National Geographic Children's Books is debuting three new books that are perfect for curing that cabin fever and inspiring youngsters to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. 

Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Birds (ages 8-12, $12.99) - Photo-filled and fact-packed, this one of a kind bird guide will make kids Stop! Look! and Listen! to find the feathered friends right in their own backyards. From ducks to hawks, sparrows to sandpipers, kids will learn how, where, and when to spot birds all over the United States. With tons of info and interactivity prompts, it's the perfect companion for backyard or field trip, camping or vacation. Durable and portable, it's just right for pocket or backpack.


Get Outside Creativity Book (ages 6-9, $12.99) - This big, bright spiral-bound activity book encourages kids to get outside and play! It's chock full of stencils, stickers, pull-outs, games, trivia, puzzles, and cutouts that encourage exploration and learning in the great outdoors. It's the perfect gift for any parent wanting to foster creativity and imagination, while encouraging kids to unplug, get off the couch, and get to know the world around them. The format engages readers with a combination of fun and whimsical design and National Geographic's world-famous photography.
Look & Learn: Caterpillar to Butterfly (board book, $6.99) - A durable board book that is made for tiny hands and curious minds!  Preschoolers and their parents follows a monarch as it develops from a cute caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly in simple, age-appropriate language.

Our Review:
My kids love books, more particularly they love National Geographic Kids books. DD has been reading their books for years now and just loves all of the interesting scientific facts she learns from them. My little guy who just turned 5 years old is not quite reading yet, but he enjoys having his big sister read to him. The Caterpillar to Butterfly book is great because it has large images with easy to learn facts  that my little guy could easily learn. While the book about birds is interesting, DD likes all of the fun activities that "Get Outside Creativity" offers. As a mother, I love National Geographic Kids books not just because they make learning fun, but these are the books that open my kids' eyes to the world around them and truly give them a sense of just how amazing the world is.

If your child is a book lover like my kids are, be sure to click on the links above to order these books for them.

One of my lucky readers will get to win a very fun "Explore the Outdoors Giveaway" that includes all three books listed above as well as a pair of Nat Geo binoculars that are water resistant, rubber armored (ARV $63) and perfect for wildlife watching, birding and exploration. 



*You must follow Sugar Pop Ribbons through Google Friend Connect to be eligible to win this giveaway.

*You must also leave me a comment using the blogger comment form for this post to be eligible to win this giveaway. 


  

March 25, 2016

Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove: Skating Into Long Beach and Inland Empire from April 13th – 24th



DISNEY ON ICE SETS THE GOLD STANDARD WITH THE
MAGICAL ICE SKATING SPECTACULAR TREASURE TROVE
CELEBRATING THE LEGACY OF DISNEY’S CLASSIC ANIMATED FILMS
Skating Into Long Beach and Inland Empire from April 13th – 24th

(LOS ANGELES / January 27, 2016) – Audiences will discover endless riches when an extraordinary lineup of stories from the Disney Vault come to life for the ultimate Disney animation celebration with the delightful production, Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove – Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. Disney On Ice sets the gold standard with its skating spectacular spanning tales from the first full-length animated film to the 50th Disney film, playing the Southland from April 13-24 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario and Long Beach Arena.


Hit the ice with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald and Goofy as they embark on a fun-filled treasure hunt for some of the most popular Disney films ever. Get tangled up in Disney’s 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn. Enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney Princesses: Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Aurora, Tiana, Mulan and, of course, the one who started it all, Snow White. Ahoy, Mateys! Set sail with Peter Pan, the always sassy Tinker Bell and the cantankerous Captain Hook & his pirate pals! Trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the ‘Circle of Life.’ Tick-Tock! Tick-Tock! Don’t be late to a very important date with Alice and the Mad Hatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts’ Army of Cards. Plus set a playdate with Woody and Buzz Lightyear because the toys are back in town! Highlighting eight Disney movies and more than 50 Disney characters featured, Feld Entertainment’s Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove – Presented by YoKids will create memories your family will treasure for a lifetime!






O N T A R I O
WHEN: Wednesday, April 13 thru Sunday, April 17
o Wednesday, April 13 7:00PM
o Thursday, April 14 7:00PM
o Friday, April 15 7:00PM
o Saturday, April 16 11:00AM, 3:00PM & 7:00PM
o Sunday, April 17 1:00PM & 5:00PM

WHERE: Citizens Business Bank Arena – 4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764
TICKETS: Ticket prices range from $22, $28, $45 (VIP) and $70-$75 (Front Row)*
Opening Night tickets available for only $15 each (not valid for premium seating)
Tickets available for purchase online at AXS.com, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or in-person at the venue Box Office.
*ticket prices vary between weekday/weekend performances; tickets may be subject to service charges/facility fees – prices

L O N G B E A C H
WHEN: Thursday, April 21 thru Sunday, April 24
o Thursday, April 21 7:00PM
o Friday, April 22 11:30AM & 7:00PM
o Saturday, April 23 11:00AM, 3:00PM & 7:00PM
o Sunday, April 24 11:00AM, 3:00PM & 7:00PM
WHERE: Long Beach Arena – 300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802
TICKETS: Ticket prices range from $22, $28, $50-$55 (VIP) and $75 (Front Row)*

Opening Night tickets available for only $15 each (not valid for premium seating)
Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the Long Beach Arena Box Office
*ticket prices vary between weekday/weekend performances; tickets may be subject to service charges/facility fees – prices subject to change

MOM Discount Code – Use “Special Offer” Code Word – MOM for discounts on the below performances ONLY on www.AXS.com  and www.Ticketmaster.com 
 
Valid Ontario Performances:
·         Thursday, April 14 at 7PM
·         Saturday, April 16 at 7PM
·         Sunday, April 17 at 1PM
 
Valid Long Beach Performances:
·         Friday, April 22 at 11:30AM
·         Saturday, April 23 at 11AM
·         Sunday, April 24 at 11AM