Friday

Netflix: Skylanders Academy Season 3!

We found our inner hero at the Los Angeles Zoo last weekend during a special screening of 
Skylanders Academy!


Skylanders Academy follows our favorite heroes from the popular Skylanders video game series through all of their adventures in the vast Skylands. Entering their third season on Netflix, you will find Spyro, Stealth Elf, Jet Vac and many more, traveling throughout the universe to stop Kaos and his super villain father Strykore. In Season 3, our friend, Spyro, has been turned evil and goes undercover to betray his friends, the Skylanders. 


For more info on Skylanders Academy, visit https://www.skylanders.com/academy.


Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I was invited to attend a screening of this series in order to facilitate my review. These are just my two cents!

Wednesday

Boo at the Los Angeles Zoo!

Last weekend, we enjoyed one of our most favorite Halloween Family Traditions!

We were invited to celebrate the opening weekend of  
Boo at the L.A. Zoo along with all the little witches, ghosts and skeletons that were ready for some wicked fun!


Throughout the entire month of October, the Los Angeles Zoo invites guests to partake in all of the spooktastic activities that are being offered during Boo at the L.A. Zoo. All of the Halloween themed activities are free with paid Zoo admission. 

Costumes are not required, but definitely encouraged and let me tell you, my kids will never pass up an opportunity to wear their Halloween costumes as many times as possible before the big night! On our visit, we grabbed a map and made sure we hit up as many of the eerie exhibits as we could. Our first stop was the Spooky Stroll. We spent the most time here! The Spooky Stroll is full of fun and games for the entire family. 

We played Tic-Tac-Toe with mini pumpkins!

We enjoyed the Boo Bag Toss

 I stopped for a quick photo with my friend Skully the Skeleton on the Haunted Seesaw!

The best part about Boo at the L.A. Zoo is that all of the regular zoo exhibits are open as usual. Once we finished the fearsome feedings and pumpkin carvings, we walked around the zoo and visited all of the amazing residents.


On weekends at the end of the month, the zoo kicks the frightful fun up a notch! Visit on October 20th, 21st, 27th & 28th for creepy crafts, roaming characters and Trick-or-Treat stations. For ticket prices and hours, visit https://www.lazoo.org/.

Happy Halloween!

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I was invited to a Media Day in order to facilitate my review. These are just my two cents!

Tuesday

Scribblenauts Mega Pack!


We recently had the chance to review Scribblenauts Mega Pack on the PS4 and my youngest son was very excited to explore this title. Scribblenauts Mega Pack includes full versions of Scribblenauts Unlimited and Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure, along with new bonus content for both titles. 



Here is just some of the fun new content featured in the Scribblenauts Mega Pack:

  • DC Comics’ Apache Chief
  • DC Comics’ Guardian
  • DC Comics’ Elasti-Girl
  • DC Comics’ Wild Dog
  • A Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man
  • Mitotic: Makes things split continuously into smaller versions of itself
  • Necronomicon: Turns people into skeletons that follow you
  • Pixelated: Makes everything look like a 16-bit game
  • Various characters from the DC Comics: Bombshells line, including:
Batwoman
Catwoman
Harley Quinn
Supergirl
Wonder Woman

Scribblenauts Mega Pack is available in stores now for the PS4, XBOX One and Nintendo Switch. If you're anything like me, then you've probably already started your holiday shopping. Make sure you put Scribblenauts Mega Pack on your must have shopping list!


Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I received a PS4 code in order to facilitate my review. These are just my two cents!

Friday

Friendly Frights at Disneyland Resort!

It’s that time of year again! 

Time for all of your little princesses and pirates to make their way to the Disneyland Resort for Halloween Time!


This spooktacular event is a family favorite that you don’t want to miss. Hauntings begin September 19th and will continue through October 31st, 2018. 

This year, Oogie Boogie is making his presence known by casting his ominous spell throughout the parks. You’ll find yourself looking over your shoulder as the sounds of rolling dice fill your head. The parks will seem darker than ever, but don’t go splitting any seams yet! Our Disney friends are just around the corner, ready to greet you with happy faces and lots of treats!

(Photo Credit: Disneyland.com)

During this happily haunted family event, you’ll have the chance to meet Mickey and Minnie, dressed in their frightfully delightful best. Jack Skellington and Sally usually creep around the Haunted Mansion in New Orleans Square and many more of our favorite friends will be waiting for you to come by and Trick or Treat. 

  Joining the frights for her first time is Vampirina! She’s super excited to meet all of your little ghouls! You can find her in Hollywood Land.

(Photo Credit: Disneyland.com)

Make sure you stick around for Halloween Screams, an exclusive fireworks spectacular that you will only see at Mickey's Halloween Party! The show kicks off with an eerie greeting from Jack Skellington and ends with a Grand Finale that will leave you mesmerized. 

(Photo Credit: Disneyland.com)

This popular after-park-hours party sells out fast every year! For tickets and more info just visit: https://disneyland.disney.go.com/events-tours/mickeys-halloween-party/


Tuesday

Holiday Gamer's Guide!

It's that time of year again! Time to give the gamer in your life an epic Christmas!

This year, we are excited to see a fun variety of games for all ages and all platforms. From family favorites to FPS, it's definitely going to be a very Merry Christmas!

Disney Infinity 3.0 


Disney Infinity will always be at the top of my list. This game has a special place in my heart. My kids continue to explore, discover and unlock new content and that's what makes a good game GREAT! Available on all platforms.

Style Savvy: Fashion Forward


This game is perfect for the little fashionista in your home. With 5 exciting careers to choose from, the possibilities of creative fun are endless. Amiibo compatible, this games allows the player to dress like their favorite characters, style hair, run a boutique and much more. Available on Nintendo 3DS.

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2


Plants vs. Zombies GW2, is back! The biggest, baddest, craziest battle in the PvZ universe is heating up the holidays by adding a multitude of new content into the game yet AGAIN and with a new Festive Edition in stores December 1st. Available on all platforms.

Destiny: The Collection


Destiny: The Collection is an all-access pass to one of the best-selling franchises in video game history, packing two years of content into one epic offering, including the new Rise of Iron expansion.

Destiny: The Collection features the following FIVE adventures:
·Destiny – Original award-winning game
·The Dark Below – Expansion I
·House of Wolves – Expansion II
·The Taken King – First Major Expansion
·Rise of Iron – Destiny’s newest adventure
(XBOX One, PS4)

Skylanders Imaginators
This game empowers players to unleash their imaginations by giving them the freedom to create their own Skylander character, plus support of all 300+ Skylanders from previous games. Available on all platforms.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare


 Infinite Warfare returns to the roots of the franchise with large-scale war, epic battles, and cinematic, immersive military storytelling and takes players on a journey from Earth to beyond our atmosphere. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare delivers something for every Call of Duty fan with three unique game modes: Campaign, Multiplayer, and Zombies. (XBOX One, PS4)

Pokemon Sun & Pokemon Moon

Embark on an adventure as a Pokémon Trainer and catch, battle and trade all-new Pokémon. Engage in intense battles, and unleash new powerful moves. Discover and interact with Pokémon while training and connecting with your Pokémon to become the Pokémon Champion! (Nintendo 3DS)

Watch Dogs 2


Explore the birthplace of the tech revolution as Marcus Holloway, a brilliant young hacker who has fallen victim to ctOS 2.0's predictive algorithms and accused of a crime he did not commit. In Marcus' quest to shut down ctOS 2.0 for good, hacking is the ultimate weapon. Players can not only hack into the San Francisco Bay Area's infrastructure but also every person and any connected device they possess to trigger unpredictable chains of events in this vast open world. (XBOX One, PS4)

Super Mario Maker


In this game, you call the shots, and simple touch-screen controls and interactive tutorials make designing courses a snap. Learn design tips and tricks from Mary O. and Yamamura, then share your masterpieces via the StreetPass feature and local wireless. Collaborating has never been easier now that you can share incomplete courses with other players. Finish off a course together and a special icon will commemorate the collaboration. (Nintendo 3DS, Wii U)

Battlefield 1


Fight your way through epic battles ranging from tight urban combat in a besieged French city to the heavily defended mountain forts in the Italian Alps or frantic combats in the deserts of Arabia. Discover a new world at war through an adventure-filled campaign, or join in epic multiplayer battles with up to 64 players, and adapt your tactics to the earth-shattering environments and destruction. (XBOX One, PS4)

There are quite a few sales going on right now for the above titles and much more at local video game retailers. 

Happy Holidays!

Disney Enchanted Tales!

Disney Interactive has done it again!


Disney Interactive just launched a new app that has me completely obsessed! Disney Enchanted Tales is a kingdom-building game that is now available on all mobile devices. With Beauty and the Beast celebrating their 25th Anniversary, it's only fitting for Belle to introduce us to this fun, interactive game where you are the creator. 



Players can build their kingdoms inspired by beloved Disney characters and expand by completing challenges to unlock iconic landmarks like Belle's Cottage, Beast's Castle and Rapunzel's Tower. In Disney Enchanted Tales, you are the architect. You decide where and what to build all while exploring some of our most favorite Disney stories. 


This is what my storybook looks like! I have unlocked multiple landmarks from Beauty and the Beast and started expanding into Rapunzel's kingdom. I am just 2 levels away from unlocking my next story which I think is going to be Frozen. I don't usually play games on my phone, but this one has me hooked. The best part is that the app will notify you when your challenges are complete and ready for you to collect your rewards so you don't have to just sit there staring at your phone waiting. 



I love the graphics and all of the cute, little details that really bring these kingdoms to life. Rapunzel hoisting up Mother Gothel with supplies to the tower window takes me back to the very scene from the film where Mother Gothel returns with hazelnuts to make Rapunzel her favorite soup. I love watching Rapunzel bake pies and catching Pascal sneak off with a pie when Rapunzel isn't looking. It's just truly an adorable game!

Be sure to download Disney Enchanted Tales today available in the Apple App Store and Google Play!

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I was invited to the launch event for this app. These are just my two cents!

Saturday

Have Fun Learning at Discovery Cube Los Angeles!

Grab a cart and get shopping at the Discovery Market in Discovery Cube Los Angeles!


The Discovery Market is a fun grocery store game where you're the shopper and your grocery list is the challenge. Grab your shopping cart and aim your scanner as you race down the aisles of the Discovery Market.


 Once you've selected your challenge, your shopping list will guide you through the market. Choose your items wisely and you will be rewarded.


When you complete your challenge and successfully select every item on your shopping list, you'll head over to the checkout area. Your score will be calculated and if you made healthy, Earth-friendly choices, your reward is an awesome photo of yourself up on the Super Shoppers Wall of Fame!







The Discovery Market is one of our most favorite exhibits at Discovery Cube LA. My kids always have a blast completing their challenge. This exhibit is both educational and fun and as a parent that is a definite plus. Getting their picture up for everyone in the museum to see isn't too shabby either!


For more on our adventures at Discovery Cube Los Angeles, visit:



Discovery Cube Los Angeles
11800 Foothill Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 91342

Disclosure: As a Discovery Cube Mom Ambassador, I was compensated for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions remain my own.