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!

Be A Mentor: Latino Big Brothers and Sisters #





Did you know that this week, April 21-27, is National Volunteer Week? I’ve shared earlier in the week about Volunteer Day, on the 27th, but did you know there was an entire week, dedicated to serving others? I love the idea of being able to give of our time and help our community, especially those that need it most.

I’m beyond honored to be selected by Latina Mom Bloggers, to participate in the Big Brothers Big Sisters, Latino campaign. National Volunteer Week celebrates giving back to the community and Latino Bigs just does that!  Latino Bigs encourages Latinos from all walks of life to give back by being a mentor to an at-risk Latino youth.

A decade ago, I was working in a small office, and I had a wonderful coworker that was a single mom to a little boy. Her son did not have a strong male influence in her life, and she really wanted a strong mentor and influence in his life. The Big Brother, Big Sister organization, came in to his life and changed all that. I watched from afar as a little boy was transformed, grades were brought up, and a boy happier than I had ever seen him. Big Brothers Big Sisters, is a wonderful organization, that can truly change children’s lives.

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I’ve also seen the power of mentorship in my life. I had a fantastic elementary teacher, Mrs.Citron, that encouraged me like no one else had done before. She reminded me daily, that I could be the first college graduate in my family, and that I had many talents to share. I credit her powerful belief in me, and her love, for being able to graduate from college, and pursue a career in education. Her simple words and actions, changed my life.

More than ever, there is a big need for Latino “Bigs”. Many of the children served by Big Brothers, Big Sisters, come from immigrant families, and are adjusting to a new culture. As Latinos, we know these challenges very well, and could really help a “little”  navigate through these challenges.

So come on Amigos, Amigas, head over to visit or for more information about volunteering as a ‘Big.’ You have the power to bless and change many lives! Let’s do this!

This is part of a supported campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Big Brothers Big Sisters.  However, all opinions expressed are my own.

Dia De Los Ninos (Children’s Day) presented by the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum


Growing up, I remember my mom telling us about el Dia De Los Ninos, or Children’s Day. El Dia Del Nino, takes place on April 30th, of each year, and children would anxiously await this fun filled day. It is a day filled with celebration, school is not in session, games are played, special food is eaten, and great memories are made. My mom and her siblings, would also receive a small gift, as the day ended. I remember thinking as a child, how fun it would be to celebrate, El Dia Del Nino.

If you have heard of el Dia del Nino, or are hearing about it for the first time, and would like for your kiddos to experience it, you have to check out the Dia Del Nino festival in Escondido. The festival is presented by the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum.

The event celebrates children providing healthy family development resources for children and families. On-site activities will include live music, games, hands-on activities for kids, and much much more. The celebration is free and promises to be very fun!

The Event will take place on Saturday, April 27th, from 11am to 4pm at Grape Day Park in Escondido. For additional information head here.