7 Things to Do at Great Wolf Lodge's Spring-a-Palooza #GWLSpring

Families visiting any of Great Wolf Lodge’s 14 resorts this spring are in for a fun surprise with their annual SPRING-A-PALOOZA happening now through April 16, 2017. During the five-week celebration of spring, you'll find colorful decorations through out, a themed garden in the lobby, and spring-inspired daily activities. Some of the scheduled events include...

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Guide to Boysenberry Festival at Knott's Berry Farm! #boysenberryfestival

If you're a big fan of anything Boysenberry (the legendary fruit that's a cross between a loganberry, raspberry, and blackberry), you'll want to join the celebration at Knott’s Berry Farm’s Boysenberry Festival! This year, the festival is over three weeks (April 1–April 23) featuring over 70 boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more. For 23 days, everyone can indulge in yummy eats and stay to play with live entertainment, new shows, pie eating contests, meet the Easter Beagle and PEANUTS gang, new Old MacDonald petting zoo, line dancing, mingle with the Ghost Town townsfolk, a nighttime dance party, and of course, roller-coaster rides because it's included with park admissions. (Additional cost for tastings). There is something for everyone, and if you want more boysenberry, stop into the Berry Market and shop their boysenberry selections like Boysenberry BBQ sauce, Boysenberry Butter, Boysenberry Dressing and Boysenberry Chipotle Sauce available in the California Market Place and General Store located in Ghost Town. 

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International Children's Day Festival at Aquarium of the Pacific Ticket Giveaway!

The Aquarium of the Pacific's annual International Children's Day Festival is back again, and they're celebrating children of all cultures featuring dance performances in West African, Mexican, Pacific Islander, Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Persian, and Irish. Come join the fun on April 1st and 2nd from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. There will be interactive programs for all ages as well as an international children's choir, martial arts demonstrations, face painting, Japanese origami, Native American crafts, and Pacific Islander traditional children's games. The Aquarium will also honor a local youth with its annual Young Hero Award recognizing their efforts to make our planet a better place.

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Illumination Presents SING - Special Edition Movie Giveaway! #SINGMovie 

The hit musical movie, SING, is arriving on Special Edition on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on Tuesday, March 21, 2017! As a Fox Home Entertainment Insider, I received a Blu-ray copy to view, and one to give away to one LET'S PLAY OC! reader! SING is about unlikely friends who work together to save an old theater from shutting down. The movie starts out with live auditions for a singing competition, and it receives an overwhelming response, because of the grand prize money. Each of the characters have their own challenges in their own personal life holding them back from being discovered. I really enjoyed seeing this movie in theaters over the holidays with my family. Here's more information about the movie... 

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DISNEY ON ICE presents DREAM BIG Ticket Giveaway!

Join Disney Princesses - Anna and Elsa, Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora, and Snow White - as they embark on incredible adventures, determined to make their dreams come true in Disney On Ice presents DREAM BIG with high-flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends! Disney On Ice presents DREAM BIG is playing in the Los Angeles area from April 20th – 30th at the Long Beach Arena and Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. A special discount code can be found below as well as a chance to win four tickets to opening night! 

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Day Out With Thomas SoCal Ticket Giveaway!

All Aboard! Last November, DAY OUT WITH THOMAS drew 30,000 visitors to Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, California, and is now returning again this Spring to delight more! Train enthusiasts can get an up-close-and-personal look at Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends for four days in April (1, 2, 8, and 9)! A ticket for DAY OUT WITH THOMAS Spring 2017 includes a 25 minute train ride with Thomas, photo ops with Sir Topham Hatt, storytelling with video viewing, an Imagination Station with arts & crafts, temporary tattoos of Island of Sodor friends, a petting zoo, bounce houses, live children's music, sing-alongs, train tables and building activities, and more. There will also be street car and trolley rides and an entire museum to explore. It is an all day event! 

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FINDING NEVERLAND Musical Coming to Segerstrom Center!

Coming to Segerstrom Center for the Arts for their Orange County premiere, FINDING NEVERLAND will be performing this March 21st through April 2nd. This new musical is based on the Academy Award®-winning Miramax motion picture by David Magee and the play, "The Man Who Was Peter Pan" by Allan Knee.  FINDING NEVERLAND follows the relationship between playwright J.M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or "The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up".

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Pick Your Own Strawberries at Tanaka Farms' Strawberry Tour

One of our favorite places to pick strawberries in Orange County is at Tanaka Farms in Irvine. Right now they have STRAWBERRY TOURS which is an hour guided wagon tour around their 30 acre farm. We learn about the different produce they grow, history of the farm, farming methods, sample a variety of farm fresh vegetables next to where they are grown, and then we stop to pick our own strawberries. Each paying customer receives a 1-pound container to fill to take home. I have been taking the children for years, and we still love it!

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