The All New Pirate Dinner Adventure Show: Rise of the Sea Dragon

My son was ready for adventure!!!

My son was ready for adventure!!!

Disclosure: This is not a compensated post. Complimentary tickets were provided for review purposes. However, all opinions are my own and we really loved the show!

We had the opportunity earlier in the month to check out the all new  Pirates Dinner  Adventure Show in Buena Park. We had experienced the show a few years ago when the kiddos were a little younger and I couldn’t wait to check out the new show. Let me just say this… It is really good. So good in fact,  that my mother, who isn’t impressed by really anything, was clapping, cheering, and having the time of her life.  The fun starts the moment you check in. Everyone is given a colored ticket. This ticket includes your table number and the color, is the color of the pirate you are cheering for. We were lucky enough to cheer for the purple pirate. My son who is absolutely in love with pirates, was as you can imagine ecstatic!

The show never had a dull moment. It was fun from beginning to end!

The show never had a dull moment. It was fun from beginning to end!

The show is fun for the entire family. It is action packed and fun to watch. Whenever we go out on adventures with the kiddos, I love to sit back and watching the experiences through my children’s eyes. I almost cried as I watched my son. He was so into the show. He was waving, clapping, and his eyes glued on the performers at all times. You can imagine how excited both of my children were when they were called upstage for some audience participation. They were so excited! I really loved that the show invited many of the children in the audience up to the stage. It only got better from there, as my son was selected as the future pirate from the group. He was grinning from ear to ear, and couldn’t stop talking about it for days.

We really enjoyed the show. My favorite part of the show was the aerialists. They are so graceful and daring. My heart always skips a beat as they perform in the air. My mom and I couldn’t stop oohing and aahing. Now it is a dinner show, so let’s talk food. Dinner was delish! A three course meal is included with the price of admission and it comes with soup or salad, a main entree (chicken or ham), and dessert. We all chose the vegetable soup and chicken dinner. It was really tasty. Like so tasty, we talked about it on our way home. I’ve been to other dinner shows and usually it is well bland. The dinner at Pirates Dinner Adventure was the complete opposite.

Dinner is served!

Dinner is served!

We had a really enjoyable night out as a family and we really made some fun memories. Pirates Dinner Adventure has shows throughout the week at various times. Regular Admission prices are $58.95 + tax for adults, and $39.95 for children. They run promotions throughout the year and during the summer admission prices start as low as $23.00 for children and $33.00 for adults. It’s a great place to celebrate a birthday or a special occasion.  For additional information head here.

Knott’s Soak City and Giveaway


Summer is right around the corner! I love the warm weather and being outdoors enjoying the warm weather. We are always on the hunt for things to do in Southern California with kids, and water parks are definitely on the top of our list in the summer!

One of our favorite water parks, Knott’s Soak City, opens it’s doors for the season on May 18th.  WE love using season passes and if you are planning on taking advantage of Soak City, you don’t want to miss out on their season passes. You can purchase a pass for $59.99 or pay 6 easy payments of $9.99.  To learn more about the season passes head here. We plan on heading there soon and enjoying the park with our family.

We want you to enjoy the park too! We are giving away a pair of tickets to Soak City. All you have to do is leave a comment letting me know why you would like to go. That’s it! You can gain an extra entry by liking us on Facebook or Twitter. Giveaway ends on Friday, May 17th at 11:59pm. Winner will be selected at random. Good luck!

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Knott’s Berry Farm Boardwalk Expansion and Log Ride Refurbishment

Snoopy is hard at work!

Snoopy is hard at work!

From funnel cakes to Boysenberry juice to being held up on the train to Camp Snoopy, all of us probably have favorite memories of the little gem in Buena Park, America’s First Theme Park, Knott’s Berry Farm.  Knott’s will soon unveil their huge new expansion in the Boardwalk section of the park. Crews are busy at work prepping the new area for it’s grand opening Memorial Day Weekend.  Here is what’s coming:

Coast Rider: This brand new roller coaster will have a 52 foot ascent and a fast drop along 1,339 feet of track filled with hairpin turns, twists and spins. It’s a wild mouse coaster taken to new “heights!”

Surfside Glider: Guests will ride to a height of 28 feet in two-man aircraft and zip through the air, all while being able to control the back and forth movement.  It’s a classic amusement park ride that will be a perfect fit down at The Farm.

Pacific Scrambler: You may recall last seeing this by Bigfoot Rapids at the Wilderness Scrambler. It’s now returning almost to it’s original spot when it was known as the Whirlpool.


Boardwalk at Night

This area will look beautiful at night!


Can you tell how excited Snoopy is for all of this new stuff? All of these new attractions are family friendly.


The Coast Rider was assembled in about a week by a crew working at night, which allowed the day crew to continue preparing the concrete work for the other rides.

And just when you thought all the Boardwalk fabulous was enough, Knott’s is also updating the Timber Mountain Log Ride. This classic ride, which is the first ever fully themed log ride attraction, is getting some loving care. This includes replacing all of the human figures with new animated figures as well as many of the animals.


  The picture above will soon be featured in the part of the ride seen below.


There are many other surprises to be seen in the updated Timber Mountain Log Ride. Come see it, when it reopens on May 30th!

Knott’s Berry Farm has always been a great value for families looking for a day or even a season of fun. Consider picking up some season passes and for a few bucks more, get Knott’s Soak City included with it. This could be a summer the kids never forget!

2013 Season Passes are available for only $72.00 or 6 easy payments of $12.00 for a limited time. Knott’s Season passes have no blackout dates.·    

For more information on Knott’s Berry Farm visit
Disclosure: This is not a compensated post. I just happen to be a Knott’s junkie!