Breakfast with Sonny the Bunny at iPlay America

Sonny the Bunny Hops Back to iPlay America for 6th Annual Colossal Carrot Adventure this April

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Freehold, NJ., March 12, 2019 – With springtime just around the corner, Sonny the Bunny is preparing for his sixth annual Colossal Carrot Adventure at iPlay America. Sonny is hopping back to iPlay America for another day of fun-filled adventures for the whole family on Saturday, April 13. The day even includes a VIB (Very Important Bunny) breakfast buffet, offering delicious springtime dishes and for a chance to meet the day’s guest of honor.

The day will start out with the VIB breakfast where families can enjoy a spring-themed breakfast buffet, while hanging out with Sonny the Bunny. Special guest, Miss Sheri, will be performing during the meal, giving families the opportunity to dance and sing along. Families will also have the chance to have a professional photo taken with Sonny the Bunny, available for free digital download. Also available for purchase are special treats that Sonny the Bunny will hand out during the event.

After breakfast, guests can venture into the Colossal Carrot Adventure, hop around the bunny trail and go on an egg hunt in search for treats and prizes. This is also a chance for guests to find and win this year’s raffle prizes. Grand prizes include a Kid’s Birthday Party and a piece of diamond jewelry. The Colossal Carrot Adventure is a free event, but registration is required.

Adult tickets for Breakfast with Sonny the Bunny are available for $24.95 and include breakfast buffet, and a $5 game card. Child tickets are available for $14.95 and include breakfast buffet, a photo with Sonny the Bunny, a souvenir Easter bucket and a $5 game card. Toddlers under 2 years old are FREE, but seats must be reserved. VIB add-ons are available for purchase. For $10, Sonny the Bunny will present a cuddly pink or blue teddy bear to your child. For $15, you can give your child a light up souvenir cup filled with their favorite candy. Purchasing add-on items does not include admission to the VIB breakfast. For more ticket information, please visit https://www.iplayamerica.com/event/breakfast-sonny-bunny/.

“We are thrilled to bring back Sonny the Bunny for the popular VIB breakfast and Colossal Carrot Adventure this spring,” said Jessica Schwartz, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for iPlay America. “We love providing our guests with fun events that the whole family can enjoy. Sonny the Bunny has been a big hit over the past few years, so we are excited to see our guests enjoy another great day celebrating at iPlay America this Spring.”

About iPlay America

iPlay America is the place to Get Inside the Fun! It’s all indoor, family-friendly themed environment provides guests nearly four acres of outstanding rides, games, and attractions making it the perfect destination for FUN year round! The Event Center @IPA is home to concerts, corporate events, expos, galas, trade shows, company outings, sporting events, social gatherings, and every kind of party. iPlay America offers guests a mouth-watering selection of Boardwalk style fare, classic American cuisine at Game Time Bar & Grill, and an impressive event catering menu. ALWAYS free to enter, iPlay America’s guests can enjoy exciting attractions like 2-level Laser Tag, Indoor Go-Kart Track, Spinning Coaster and the Sky Trails® High Ropes Course (the largest indoor ropes course in New Jersey). iPlay America is a 2017 winner of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Service. For FUN, fine food, and events of any size, the award winning iPlay America is the place to Get Inside the Fun. iPlay America is located on Route 9 at 110 Schanck Road in Freehold, New Jersey.

Breakfast with Sonny the Bunny

Venue: Game Time Bar and Grill

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019

Door Time: 8:30AM

Start Time: 9:00AM

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Spring Break at Medieval Times Lyndhurst, NJ Giveaway!

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It’s back! The Rain, Rain Go Away Giveaway Hop and I am excited to have 2 Medieval Times in Lyndhurst NJ tickets to give away to my readers. Win 2 passes to go to any show of your choosing – and what a great time for this to be going on, Spring Break is right around the corner!

Last year we visited Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament and what a BLAST we had! That is why we just had to go back and catch another show. They really make you feel like you’ve taken a time machine back a few centuries and it feels so cool to be in an alternate reality, routing for your house color and knight. Did I mention the food is GREAT?

No matter which seat your assigned, every seat in the house has a good view, and the hype in the room will leave all kids and adults smiling from ear to ear.

This show we were in the red knight section.  The seats were great, so close to the queen!

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This is the second time I’ve gone and both times my Knight lost. It’s ok though as it’s still an excited time to watch the final battle no matter who wins. I always find myself chanting the words from “the cable guy” movie “down, down, down, red knights going down!” Lol!

The horses are so beautiful and graceful. They get so much show time from doing tricks, too dancing and even during the fights.  They’re such professionals though I think they actually believe they’re in the Medieval century in real battle.  Haha! So cute.

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I always eat the food so fast that I haven’t ever taken a full plate picture.  The plates and “bowl” are metal which gives such a rustic fall and the cups are plastic.  Beverages are included except if you want an alcoholic beverage or a kid’s slushy, you’ll pay extra.

Of course they have the “wenches” serve the food courses, so be sure to bring some bag for gratuity.

The food choices are the same every show except for the dessert. Last time we were there it was pound cake, this time it was vanilla ice cream with caramel drizzle.

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Although out Knight didn’t win overall, rooting for the blue knight at the end was really fun.

My only critique is that it gets alittle confusing when they call the color sections and where to enter.  I’f you miss hearing it over the loud crowd, you’ll be left searching the staircase fir your color and checking for others with the same crown.

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This is an awesome place for an adults night out or a family night out, and that’s why I love it!

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Julia’s New Sesame Street Muppet Family Debuts as Part of Autism Initiative

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In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Sesame Workshop launched new videos and materials featuring the family of Julia, a 4-year-old Sesame Street Muppet with autism, as part of its Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Childreninitiative. New resources, freely available in English and Spanish on sesamestreet.org/autism, bring to life Julia’s parents, big brother, and companion dog, and focus on what all families share in common while providing tools to help overcome everyday challenges.

Additionally, on April 8, HBO and PBS KIDS will premier a Julia-focused Sesame Street episode in which Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and Alan help Julia feel less scared about getting a hair cut – a piece created in response to a need families have expressed for materials tackling common experiences and challenges that families like Julia’s face.

Official Press Release:

Julia’s New Sesame Street Muppet Family Debuts as Part of Autism Initiative

Special Episode to Air on HBO and PBS KIDS—New Bilingual Resources Celebrating Families, Addressing Topics like Bullying Also Launched

New York, NY — (April 1, 2019) In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Sesame Workshop launched new videos and materials featuring the family of Julia, a 4-year-old Sesame Street Muppet with autism, as part of its Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children initiative. New resources, freely available in English and Spanish on sesamestreet.org/autism,bring to life Julia’s parents, big brother, and companion dog, and focus on what all families share in common while providing tools to help overcome everyday challenges. Just as all children depend on their families for support, so, too, do children with autism—which affects 1 in 59 American children today. Additional resources focused on bullying, which disproportionately affects children with autism, feature Julia as an upstander in a bullying situation, promoting kindness and empathy.

Complementing the new resources, HBO and PBS KIDS will premiere a Julia-focused Sesame Street episode on April 8. In it, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and Alan help Julia feel less scared about getting a haircut by playing ‘hair salon’ and pretending to be hair stylists. The segment was created in response to a need families have expressed for materials tackling common experiences like haircuts that can pose challenges for children with autism. Additionally, on April 6, Barnes & Noble will hold storytime events in over 630 locations nationwide, featuring the Family Forever hardcover storybook just released by Random House Children’s Books.

The resources released today include:

  • Original videos starring Julia and her family, including: The “I Love My Family” songin which Julia’s mother, Elena, father, Daniel, and big brother, Samuel, join Julia and their dog, Rose, to sing a song celebrating family; “Julia’s Family Gets Ready,” in which Julia’s family gets ready to attend open mic night at Hooper’s Store, and Julia steps in to save the day; and “Starfish Hug,” in which Julia and Samuel teach Abby Cadabby a new kind of hug to help her through a tough day. The new videos bring to life Julia’s family, who was introduced last year in the Family Forever storybook.

  • “Circle of Friends” Storybook: On the first day of summer camp, Julia stands up for another camper with autism who is being bullied, and the two become friends. Children with autism are five times more likely to be bullied than their neurotypical peers; Circle of Friendsaims to prevent bullying by fostering empathy and compassion. This free storybook, available on major ebook platforms including school and library distributors, was funded with the support of over 1,000 backers in aKickstarter campaign. Paperback copies will be distributed to autism partner organizations and community providers.

  • “Playground Pals” digital interactive:Julia and her brother Samuel head to the playground for an afternoon of fun together. By helping children they encounter along the way, they learn about kindness and empathy.

  • Articles and activities for families and service providers: New articles include tips on creating family traditions and their importance in helping children cope with challenges, strategies to help children cope with bullying, and information on how animals like Julia’s dog can enrich a child’s life and help reduce stress.

“We’re thrilled to expand Julia’s world with her parents, big brother, and her adorable dog, Rose, in our new resources” said Sherrie Westin, President of Global Impact and Philanthropy, Sesame Workshop. “Children with autism often face unique challenges, as do their parents and siblings. But every family faces challenges of some sort, which is why we are focusing on what all families have in common. In a family, everyone has different roles, challenges, and strengths, and everyone can learn from one another.”

Created in 2015, the Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children initiative aims to increase public awareness of autism, foster greater empathy and understanding, and support families with free resources to help them navigate everyday moments and challenges. The initiative was developed in consultation with over 250 organizations and experts within the autism community. Since its launch, the Emmy award-winning initiative has generated more than 3.1 million page views across nearly 800,000 users, and hundreds of thousands of storybooks have been used by educators, service providers, and families.

In addition to the new resources, Sesame Workshop is continuing efforts across the United States and worldwide to expand the initiative. Building onSesame Place and Beaches Resorts achieving distinction as Certified Autism Centers (CAC) last year, SeaWorld Orlando was recently designated as a CAC, completing staff-wide autism awareness training and adding quiet spaces for children and families. In addition, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will now feature meet and greets with a Julia walkaround character, adding to the growing list of themed entertainment partners featuring Julia. In Japan, where Julia is the face of a diversity and inclusion curriculum taught in Japanese public schools, Sesame Workshop will participate in the World Autism Awareness Day Symposium and join the Tokyo Tower lighting ceremony.

The Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children initiative is made possible by generous philanthropic support from American Greetings and Kristen Rohr, and is part of Sesame Workshop’s mission to help all children grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.

About Sesame Workshop
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit media and educational organization behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has been reaching and teaching children since 1969. Today, Sesame Workshop is an innovative force for change, with a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. We’re active in more than 150 countries, serving vulnerable children through a wide range of media, formal education, and philanthropically-funded social impact programs, each grounded in rigorous research and tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve. For more information, please visit www.sesameworkshop.org.

Frozen 2 Teaser!

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From the Academy Award®-winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, and producer Peter Del Vecho—and featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, and the music of Oscar®-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2019.

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Check out the new teaser trailer from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2.”

 

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From the Academy Award®-winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, and producer Peter Del Vecho—and featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, and the music of Oscar®-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2019.

Aladdin in theaters May 2019

I am loving all of these live action Disney movie remakes! Aladdin and Dumbo are certainly on my to-see list this year!agl0580.pcomp_publicity.v02.1039_grd004.000000.jpg

A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, “Aladdin” is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.” The film stars Will Smith as the Genie; Mena Massoud as Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar; Navid Negahban as the Sultan; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia; Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders; and Numan Acar as Hakim.

“Aladdin” is produced by Dan Lin, p.g.a., and Jonathan Eirich, p.g.a., with Marc Platt and Kevin De La Noy serving as executive producers. Eight-time Academy Award®-winning composer Alan Menken provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Oscar®-winning lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and includes two new songs written by Menken and Oscar and Tony Award®-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

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2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Review

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It’s that time of year again, my Birthday!! Every year for my birthday I make my way down to Atlantic City to celebrate, and this year I rode in style in the all new 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. It is a stylish small SUV that is just the right amount of sport and comfort. Certainly not a “Mom car”, I was proud to drop my kids off to school for the week in this.

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ECO-BOOOOOST!!! Wow, the eco-mode is amazing. I cannot believe how much gas I saved in this beauty. That is probably the numero uno thing I LOVED about it. I was able to fill up the tank, and drive to and from Atlantic City, and then to and from my job all week until Thursday when I finally had to get more gas. I have to say, I have test driven many vehicles and the gas mileage on this thing is no joke.

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The outside is a beautiful grey metallic and the rims are alloy. This was perfect for this week as we had a cold front come in with icy-rain, and the 4 wheel drive helps tremendously! We felt safe and comfortable.

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The seats were black leather on top with microfiber where is matters for comfort. Especially in the Winter in New Jersey, all leather gets too cold and too hot. So the added touch of microfiber is perfect combined with the luxury of leather.

This model had heated seats only, and I would’ve liked to see them cooled as well for those hot months where black is great, but unbearable at times in the strong sun and heat.

The back seats are a little tight, and from going from a ford explorer to this, it feels a bit compact for me. My kids didn’t seem to mind one bit and liked the drop down arm in the center to separate them from eachother so they each had their own “side” of the back seat LOL.

Although the inside itself is a bit compact, the truck is much bigger than I suspected. I actually didn’t need to open the trunk at all until I went food shopping and I have to admit I was a bit nervous that I got more than this thing can fit, but boy was I wrong.

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Even this picture doesn’t do it any justice. There is much more room still behind the bags and air space above.

This could easily lug around some strollers and/or soccer gear if needed, no problem.

Keep in mind the “Sport” is the compact model and the Outlander is much larger. It also offers 3rd row, which I’m a huge fan of if you’re willing to give up some trunk space.

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Now to the important specs on the vehicle itself;

MPGUp to 24 city / 30 highway
MSRPFrom $20,945
Dimensions172″ L x 71″ W x 65″ H
Fuel tank capacity15.8 to 16.6 gal
Horsepower148 to 168 hp
Not too shabby!
For me, I remember always wanting a Mitsubishi when I was younger. It was the prime time of the eclipse and the 3000GT. They were all the rage and I swore I would get one. I never got the chance, but this brings back those memories seeing the Mitsubishi name back out on the market.

Jurassic Quest comes to New Jersey!

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A few weeks ago my 6 year old son and I visited “Jurassic Quest” at the Edison New Jersey Expo Center. Was it worth the entry fee? Yes and no. I got the VIP pass for my son because he is so into Jurassic Park right now, I wanted him to experience all there was to see at the expo and make sure he was able to do everything. The thing is, it seems like they boasted the “VIP” pass as so many extras, when in reality, I do not think we even did anything “VIP” the whole time there.

The main attraction was the walk through of Dinosaurs which was amazing! It had over 30 prehistoric dino’s right in front of our faces. They were huge awesome animatronics that spanned 3 feet in some cases, and growled and roared just like you’d expect if you were back in the land before time.

In this area was a chance to “ride” a dinosaur. They had 6 set up, and this is one are that VIP came in handy because otherwise we would’ve had to buy a ticket. We still had to wait in the same line, no special line, but just flashed the wristband to climb aboard the T-Rex. I really thought my son would want to “ride” all of them, but he only chose the T-Rex and wasn’t really interested in the others after. It isn’t much of a ride, it is more of a photo op experience.

Check out the amazing area they had set up and all of the cool scenes!

Walking out of the walk through area, we saw a cool ring setup but couldn’t really get close enough to see in it. There were so many people just piled around it, there was no way to squeeze in although I would’ve found a way if my son really wanted to. I stepped on my tippy toes and was able to see if was a guy walking around showing a “baby dinosaur”. I assume it was nothing more than an adorable animatronic from photo’s I’ve seen of the events at other venues, so my son decided he didn’t care to see it, but as a VIP paying extra, I think it should’ve been a separate showing or at least a section for VIP’s to go in and out. Check out the video posted by Jurassic Quest on their youtube;

My son did enjoy the giant inflatable slides and bounce houses that were a perk of VIP, but there were lines for all of them, and after going on each once he was done.

There were some cool 4D photo sections, but VIP did NOT include them and they cost extra. We didn’t do it as my son wasn’t interested.

Everyone got to take part in the craft section which was really cute and worth the 30 minutes we sat there for him to glue the pieces all together. He left with it proudly!

The store section before we left was quite like a flea market the way everything was layed out, but the prices were nothing like one. They had a lot of cute stuff but be prepared to pay A LOT for anything you get including the cute adorable “walking” balloons like they had in the Jurassic World movie. We didn’t buy one because they were $20, but my son did buy a $26 T-Rex small figure…

All in all, he had a great time and I would definitely go again if he is still into Dinosaurs when it comes back to town. We only spent about 2 hours total there, but it wasn’t to far from my house so it wasn’t bad. Being that the VIP was only $10 more, I guess I would do it again since it included the slides and the photo ops, but I think parents should be free since kids are not permitted without an adult.