Archives for November 1, 2013

Fall Time Fun at Knott’s Berry Farm!

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Looking for a Fun place to go this Fall? Knott’s Berry Farm!!  “Yes!”, my son said excitedly when I announced that we would be going to Knott’s Berry Farm.  I love Snoopy and Funnel Cakes and he loves the Roller-coaster rides! We had the opportunity to go a  couple of weeks ago and the Halloween decorations were up and the weather wasn’t too hot which made the place even more fun! We went on a week day so we didn’t experience Knott’s Scary Farm or Camp Snoopy Halloween fun but we did experience no lines, great rides and funnel cakes so we were quite happy! Did I mention NO lines?!  There are also three new rides at Knott’s Berry Farm this season: Coast Rider, Surfside Gliders and pacific Scrambler. Our favorite was the Coast Rider (*The 52 foot ascent to the top of Coast Rider will have you clinging to the handrails for the ultimate family coaster experience. The adventure aboard the ride gives guests the feeling of riding the California coast, but once they reach the crest, it is a harrowing journey down the 1,339 feet of track filled with hairpin turns, twists and spins. *)* The description is provided by the Knott’s Berry Farm website but this one was a lot of fun and not too scary for those who don’t like the bigger roller coaster type of rides.

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I have to say that this is the best time to experience Knott’s Berry Farm! We had no lines not even for my son’s favorite ride: the Xcelerator. He loves that ride and I have to say that it is something you should at least experience once. We saved this one for last because I can only do so many roller coasters rides. My son, on the other hand could ride them over and over! Of course, we had our funnel cake and I loved the Calico Ghost Town and the Calico Mine Ride is my favorite…and I loved the added Halloween effects on this ride.  One of my favorite things about Knott’s Berry Farm are all the stores right outside of the park. Yes, they have Christmas decorations up and we loved the Christmas Trees! So, Knott’s will also be a fun place to visit for the upcoming holiday season! You have to check out their upcoming promotions! Annual passes are also quite affordable!

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We had a wonderful visit and are already planning to go back again soon!  Check out their website for more information!

 

Self Disclosure: I received Free admission tickets to facilitate this feature but any opinions are my own.

NICKELODEON’S BELOVED YELLOW SPONGE CELEBRATED AT SPONGEBOB APPRECIATION DAY, NOVEMBER 17, AT AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC *Special Update: A Giveaway has been added!*

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Fans of the Popular Series Can Participate in Themed-Activities, Including a Special
Screening of the New 4D Experience,
SpongeBob SquarePants 4D: The Great Jelly Rescue!

Long Beach, CA–On Sunday, Nov. 17, the Aquarium of the Pacific will present a special
day and evening dedicated to everyone’s favorite porous friend, SpongeBob SquarePants,
and his Bikini Bottom friends from the Nickelodeon hit animated series SpongeBob
SquarePants. Activities will include costumed character appearances, free showings of
the new 4D film, SpongeBob SquarePants 4D: The Great Jelly Rescue!, and an
opportunity to meet the real-life sea creatures in the Aquarium’s exhibits.

From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., SpongeBob and his starfish
friend, Patrick, will make special appearances for meet-and-greet and photo
opportunities. There will also be showings of favorite SpongeBob SquarePants episodes
from the Nickelodeon animated series.

Starting at 9:30a.m., there will be hourly showings on the half hour of the brand-new 4D
experience SpongeBob SquarePants 4D: The Great Jelly Rescue! Guests will join
SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy on a wild 4D adventure to rescue the jellyfish of Jellyfish
Fields from Plankton’s evil clutches. With stunning 3-D graphics and a dramatic
assortment of scents and sounds, viewers will surf through the electrifying swarm of
jellies, get dragged into the bowels of the Flying Dutchman’s ghost ship, and even feel
the rumble of a cannon. The theatre experience is a partnership between Nickelodeon,
SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment, and Super 78 Studios.

Additional themed activities will continue exclusively for Aquarium members, including
music, special giveaways, and more from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Since its launch in July 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has emerged as a pop culture
phenomenon. The series has been the most-watched animated program with kids 2-11
for more than 12 consecutive years, and over the past several years, it has averaged more
than 100,000,000 total viewers every quarter across all Nickelodeon networks. As the
most widely distributed property in Viacom history, SpongeBob SquarePants is seen in
over 170 countries and translated in more than 35 languages. The character-driven
cartoon chronicles the nautical and sometimes nonsensical adventures of SpongeBob, an
incurably optimist and earnest sea sponge, and his undersea friends.
The Aquarium of the Pacific is a nonprofit educational institution with a mission to instill
a sense of wonder, respect and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants, and
ecosystems. The Aquarium is located at 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802. All
SpongeBob Appreciation Day activities are included with general Aquarium admission and are free to members. For more information, visit aquariumofpacific.org or call 562-
590-3100.

SimEx-Iwerks is the leading innovator of immersive 3-D and 4-D attractions and the
exclusive distributor of the industry’s best-selling film titles. The company supports over
150 family friendly attractions in more than 30 countries. Its attractions entertain and
educate over 50 million people every year— bringing a whole new dimension to the
guest experience. SimEx-Iwerks produced Dora & Diego’s 4-D Adventure in 2010 with
Nickelodeon and Super 78.

Nickelodeon, now in its 34th
year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has
built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company
includes television programming and production in the United States and around the
world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, and feature films.
Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has
been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 18 consecutive years. For more
information or artwork, visit www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles,
characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

© 2013 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. Nickelodeon, SpongeBob
SquarePants and all related titles, logos, and characters are trademarks of Viacom
International Inc. SpongeBob SquarePants created by Stephen Hillenburg.

A special Giveaway has been added! Thanks to our friends at The Aquarium Of  The Pacific! One winner will win two admissions to this fun event! You must be a subscriber to enter! Next, leave us a comment below telling us your favorite character from SpongeBob cartoons!! Deadline to enter is November 11, 2013 at midnight. One winner will randomly be selected from all entries!

LONG BEACH BALLET AND AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC PRESENT AN OCEANIC-INSPIRED PRODUCTION—GUARDIANS

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Photo courtesy of the Long Beach Ballet

WHAT:           The Aquarium of the Pacific and the Long Beach Ballet will present a reprise of their first joint production on Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16 from 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.The ocean-themed ballet, Guardians is directed by David Wilcox and choreographed by Johnny Zhong. The production captures the ever-changing relationship of humans with the ocean.Attendees will be surrounded by marine life in the Aquarium’s Great Hall as they embark on a voyage to witness humanity’s dynamic relationship with the ocean. Journey through time beginning with the entropic formation of the universe and Earth, to the emergence of man, to the domination and degradation of the Earth and the ocean by the growing human population and its over-consumption of resources. The ballet culminates in a reawakening of the human spirit, which leads to a strong environmental and ocean ethic. In the grand finale, humans embrace their role as guardians of this planet and live in harmony with Mother Earth’s natural support system that sustains all life. Last year’s premiere of Guardians was featured as the cover story for Curator Magazine, a national publication for science and museums. The Los Angeles Times 2012 Readers’ Choice selected the Long Beach Ballet as best in education for performing arts.

 

WHEN:           Friday and Saturday, November 15 and 16, 2013 from 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

 

WHERE:         Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

 

COST:           Section 1: $35 per person ($30 per Aquarium member)

Section 2: $25 per person ($20 per Aquarium member)

 

INFO:              (562) 590-3100 or http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/long_beach_ballet/

 

AQUARIUM:  The Aquarium of the Pacific, a nonprofit institution, is dedicated to conserving and building natural capital (nature and nature’s services) by building social capital (the interactions between and among peoples). Beyond its animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages from hands-on activities to lectures by leading scientists. It is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and a place where important topics facing our planet and our ocean are explored by scientists, policy-makers, and stakeholders in the search for sustainable solutions.