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Summer is here and we are ready to have a good time. Our family has a few Summer traditions, and one of those traditions is making sure we visit Knott’s Berry Farm. There are some pretty cool new things taking place at Knott’s Berry Farm this Summer that you don’t want to miss.
Camp Snoopy is turning the Big 3-0 this Summer, and to celebrate this milestone, Knott’s has added not one, not two, but three new exciting family rides: Charlie Brown’s Kite Flyer, Pig Pen’s Mud, and Linus Launcher. Snoopy is also back as the star of the summer hit, Snoopy…Unleashed! presented in the 2,100-seat Charles Schulz Theatre. Snoopy is off his leash and ready for action – going where he wants to go, doing what he wants to do in a way that only Snoopy can. This spectacular ice skating production includes the Peanuts characters, professional ice skaters, elaborate sets and music that will have you singing along all summer long.
You will also love the the summer debut of Charlie Brown’s Happy Campers inside of the newly renovated Camp Snoopy Theatre that now includes a brand new refreshing shade structure.
Plus one of my favorite rides, the Calico Mine Ride has been revamped from head to toe!!! The newly refurbished ride includes new animatronic figures, state of the art lighting and new special effects! I can’t wait to ride it. We are heading there next Saturday and I can’t wait to share photos about our visit!
Creating at Sawdust Festival
Our family has Summer traditions and visiting the Laguna Beach Sawdust Art Festival is one of them. The Sawdust Art Festival features over 200 Laguna Beach Artists and their work. There are live demonstrations, a children’s area where the kiddos can explore their artistic side, live entertainment and art work all around. It is a fun and unique experience for the entire family. Everyone in your family will find something fun to do or see at the Sawdust Art & Craft Festival.
The Sawdust Art Festival will take place from June 27th to August 31st and be open from 10am to 10pm daily. Tickets are $8.50 and kiddos 5 and under are free.
Last year the kiddos had a blast taking one of the pottery classes and made some cute vases. They had a blast and can’t wait to do it again next year. To learn more about the festival, check out their class schedule, or get your tickets, head here.
Earlier this Spring, my Daytripping boys took a trip to Florida to experience the Kennedy Space Center and some of the fun that the Space Coast has to offer. As part of the massive Cape Canaveral tour, they were able to get up close with the vehicle assembly building or VAB. This is the same building where all of the Apollo missions were prepared with the Saturn V rockets. It’s also where all 135 Space Shuttle Missions were made ready. The building is unbelievable in size. To help get an idea of the scope of the building, a portion of the American flag which is seen on the side of the building is also found painted on the ground below.
The Space Center is quite active. Even though the Space Shuttle program ended in 2011, NASA is busy at preparing the next generation of rockets for our country’s deep space exploration program. They have 2025 as the target to get us to an asteroid and early 2030s to get us to Mars. This place is still bustling with business!
You can experience all the space center has to offer in a single day. Admission is $50 for adults and $40 for kids. Admission includes:
- • Space Shuttle Atlantis • Twin IMAX Theater 3-D Films
- • Shuttle Launch Experience • Special Viewing for Rocket Launches
- • Angry Birds Space Encounter • Numerous Shows and Exhibits
- • General Bus Tour • Meet an astronaut
- • FREE 2-day admission to Astronaut Hall of Fame (if used within seven days)
The Kennedy Space Center is offering a special discount to anyone visiting with a $5 discount using code VISITKSC. This is good through May 31, 2015.
You may also call 866.554.0063 and provide the promotional code.