Giveaway: It’s A Sesame Place Summer! 4Pack of Passes!

Giveaway: It’s A Sesame Place Summer! 
Win A 4Pack of Passes For A Day of Fun And Memories!
The 2013 Season at Sesame Place is well underway and Summer is finally here! It’s the perfect time to visit Sesame Place with your family and friends. You will find some amazing things going on this year, so don’t delay your fun time. 

One amazing thing is how Sesame Place will be “Celebrating Our Guests Everyday”!
Sesame Place is all about celebrating – families, friends and fun! The park’s new sticker campaign allows the Sesame Place team to celebrate their guests every day. Visitors can be spotted wearing their new
“Today I’m Celebrating…” stickers all throughout the park. Some people are at the park for their birthday or anniversary, while others are celebrating their first roller coaster ride, first visit to the park, last night’s Phillies win, or even just a sunny day. We recently celebrated Emily losing her second tooth! There is always a reason to celebrate! Adults can get in on the fun, too!  Every guest and every moment at Sesame Place is worthy of a celebration.

There is still time to take in some of the Star-Studded Talent Line-up:
In addition to our everyday Sesame Street shows, this year’s Sesame Place’s concert line-up includes Choo Choo Soul on July 15th & 16th! Tickets are free with park admission, but reservations need to made in advance. Don’t miss out on the fun. Make your reservation now.

Over the years we our family has seen Sesame Place change their food options to stay current and healthy. This year there are even more Convenient Food Options: Starting this season, Sesame Place will open Elmo’s Lunch Box Stop, which offers box lunches that can be
purchased on-line in advance, allowing families more time to enjoy the attractions and shows in the park. What an awesome idea! I am definitely going to check this out on our next trip. I’ll let you know how it goes!
In addition, Sesame Place is also adding a food truck to its street, giving guests an even greater variety of quick-dining choices. I love this idea, especially when you want to grab something fast!
There are new and enhanced character dining experiences:
In-park diners are in for a special treat with the park’s expanded roster of character dining experiences. The park’s popular character
dining celebrations give kids the chance to spend up-close time with their favorite characters in a funfilled party environment. The ever-popular character breakfasts also give visitors an additional one-half
hour of time in the park to enjoy the attractions before the gates open. Enhancements to the character celebrations for 2013 include new entertainment and lighting effects.

I love the new shopping experiences in the park’s five gift shops that include the largest selection of Sesame Street plush characters, right alongside adult favorites such as the vintage-logo tote bags that bring back happy and nostalgic memories for parents who visited the park when they were kids!

Whatever you do, do not miss the Neighborhood Street Party Parade performed during both the day and night:
Move and groove with everyone’s favorite furry friends when our parade marches down Sesame Street.

You can find out more about Sesame Place at where you will be able to plan your trip, purchase tickets, make character dining reservations,and add on useful amenities such as strollers, wheelchairs, lockers and cabanas.

Don’t let another day go by before you make your reservations for Sesame Place! The kids are growing up with every minute you wait! Don’t let the memories of Sesame Place pass you by.

GIVEAWAY: One lucky reader will win a Family 4pack of Single Day Passes to Sesame Place!
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Get Ready For July At Six Flags Great Adventure With These Special Events!

Six Flags Great Adventure 
Announces July 2013 Special Events
Six Flags Salutes Service—Military and Veterans Appreciation Week—July 1 to 7
Six Flags salutes service to our country while it celebrates America July 1 to 7 with discounts on admission to the theme park and safari for active military, veterans, their friends and family.  Signs are displayed around the fountain honoring individuals and organizations. Email requests for honor signs by June 20 to
Independence Day Celebration—July 4 at 10 p.m.
Six Flags Great Adventure will celebrate Independence Day with a special BBQ picnic and fireworks display July 4.  The BBQ picnic will run from 12 to 6 p.m. in the Maple catering grove and the fireworks and laser light show will begin at 10 p.m. on the Lakefront. Admission and BBQ picnic ticket packages are available online for $47.98 (junior ticket) and $56.98 (regular ticket). Guests may purchase picnic tickets separately if they already have a Season Pass or admission to the park.  Visit for more information.
July Fireworks – Thursdays in July at 10 p.m.
Every Thursday night in July, guests can enjoy a spectacular fireworks and laser light display over the park’s Great Lake.  Award-winning fireworks company Pyrotecnico produced this heart-pounding show that will bring music to life in the night sky. Seating is first-come, first-serve in the Great Lake Grandstand with additional viewing along the waterfront.  The shows are included with park admission or Season Pass.
Jason Derulo Concert—July 6 at 8 p.m.
Chart-topper Jason Derulo will perform at Six Flags Great Adventure July 6 in the Northern Star Arena at 8 p.m.  Guests can enjoy popular songs such as “Breathing,” “Whatcha Say,” “It Girl,” “In My Head,” “Riding Solo” and his current hit, “The Other Side.”  The concert is presented by Coca-Cola® and is free with park admission or Season Pass.
Appearance by Nat Geo’s Casey Anderson—July 13
Guests can meet the host of America the Wild with Casey Anderson on the National Geographic channel.  Naturalist Anderson, famous for his unique relationship with a Grizzly bear named Brutus, will make appearances throughout the day in the theme park and safari.  Check for more details.
MQB Concert—July 20 at 7 p.m.
Six Flags Great Adventure presents MQB Mira Quién Baila Nueva York starring Toby Love, Leslie Grace and Karlos Rose. Special guests include Henry Santos and Maripily. Show begins at 7 p.m. in the Northern Star Arena and is free with theme park admission or Season Pass.
July Jingle—July 25 to July 27
Six Flags Great Adventure will host its first July Jingle event to celebrate the winter holidays in July from July 25 to 27.  The three-day celebration will include events such as fireworks, food demonstrations and a “Jingle Ball” concert July 27 featuring performances by Nikki Williams and Timeflies during the holiday-themed event.
Appearance by Animal Planet’s ‘Gator Boys’—July 27

Guests can meet the hosts of Animal Planet’s “Gator Boys,” Paul Bedard and Jimmy Riffle. Both men are longtime gator handlers and are known to swim, wrestle and even kiss alligators. They will make appearances throughout the day in both the theme park and safari.

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Despicable Me 2 Screening And Amazing Prize Pack! (2 winners)

Giveaway: Despicable Me 2 Screening 
And Amazing Prize Pack! (2 winners)

Despicable Me2 is coming very soon!
July 3rd is almost here, but you can see if on June 29th in NYC!
The giveaway prize pack includes the following:
4 Screening Passes to NYC June 29th
1 Despicable Me DVD
1 Despicable Me 2 Soundtrack
1 Despicable Me 2 Plush Blimp
1 Despicable Me 2 Stress Toy
1 Despicable Me 2 Junior Novel
2 Adult T-shirts
2 Kids T-shirts
Assortment of Despicable Me 2 magnets, bookmarks and activity sheets

Winners will be chosen June 26th at Noon and contacted immediately by email.
Winner will have 24 hours to claim prize before another winner is chosen.
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Review: Monster Jam Path Of Destruction at Met Life Stadium /With Video of Pre Ride.

Review: Monster Jam Path Of Destruction 
at Met Life Stadium 
What Happens Before The Show Starts?
Louie and Adam out for a ride! You can ride it, too at the Pit Party!
Check our their ride in the video below!
Recently my family had the pleasure of attending another Monster Jam Path of Destruction Show at Met Life Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ. We have gone to quite a few of them in the past couple of years. It seems that this outdoor one is just a family favorite. All that open air and a much bigger  base for the show to take place on just ups the energy. This year we were treated to a special Track Walk before the show started. It was amazing to be out there alone with no one in the stands, especially knowing that within hours the place would be filled with people screaming wildly for their favorite truck and driver. My sons had the chance to ride in one of the before the show starts- Pit Party rides. If you get there early you can attend the Pit Party, meet the drivers and get a close up look at some of your favorite Monster Trucks. We just love the Pit Party! It really gets you into the right mood to enjoy the rest of the night at Monster Jam. Of course Adam thought it was great to see the Superman Truck, since we had just seen Man of Steel a few nights before.
Superman Monster Truck! Pit Party Fun!
Sparks were flying when the show began!
Not a Soul in the Stands! 
 Monster Jam at Met Life Stadium is such a success that Met Life Stadium widened
one of its entrances so the Monster Trucks could actually fit through.
At last year’s event each truck had to take off its’ tires in order to
 fit through the entrance and them get them attached back on once they were through. It was interesting to watch, but what a hassle for the trucks! 
This year they could breeze right in!
We also found out that the dirt on the field is all owned by Feld and brought in from 
South Jersey. Just a few things I thought I would share. 
As for the show, it was awesome as usual! If you have not been to 
Monster Jam yet, don’t wait any longer. It’s fun for the entire family, and 
and ageless event. My six year old loves it as much as my 87 year old Dad!
If you are bringing someone who is a little young or noise sensitive, don’t forget the earplugs. If you do, don’t worry, they sell them there!
Of course with Emily being a Monster Truck fan, she naturally gravitated to the PINKness
of Madusa (Debrah Miceli)! I was lucky enough to get to chat with her during an interview.
16 Colossal Monster Jam Trucks brough Ultimate Mayhem and

Destruction to East Rutherford. Grave Digger®, Max-DSM, Advance Auto

Parts Grinder SM, Monster Energy, Lucas Oil Crusader SM, Son-uva Digger®, Grave
Digger The Legend®, Monster MuttSM Dalmatian, El Toro Loco®, Madusa®, Iron Man™, Mohawk Warrior®, and Team Hot Wheels® Firestorm®.
This year’s Monster Jam Path of Destruction events also celebrated a decade

of destruction with Max-D, one of the most decorated Monster Jam World Finals

champion of all time. At the helm of Max-D is Tom Meents, who

once again attempted a monstrous double back flip of Max-D at MetLife Stadium.

Check out our last fun time at Monster Jam right here!

Let’s Chat With Madusa Monster Truck Driver Debrah Miceli

Let’s Chat With Madusa Monster Truck Driver
Debrah Miceli

Interview between Debrah Miceli and Diane Sullivan.
Diane: Have you always been a Monster Truck Driver?
Debrah: Actually, I was a wrestler for 18 years before ever driving a monster truck!
Diane: How did you get your start with Monster Jam?
Debrah: Monster Jam approached me with a call. They wanted me to come out and
try out driving a truck. I had never driven one before. I have driven four wheelers and
my Harley but never a monster truck. I went in, gave it a try and loved it.
The Monster Jam people thought I had what it took, thought I was a natural,
 so here I am thirteen years later!

Diane: Is there only one Madusa Monster Truck?
Debrah: Just one truck- Madusa, and one driver-me!

Diane: What’s the most exciting and scariest moment of driving the truck?
Debrah: Every time I get into the truck. There is a huge rush of energy.
Diane: What was your ultimate moment in Monster Truck driving?
Debrah: My ultimate moment had to be beating Dennis Anderson in Las Vegas in
the Monster Jam World Finals. I was the only woman ever to win.

Diane: Any advice to your fans, especially little girls and women?
Debrah: I’m a big advocate for women. I believe with a little bit of hope and faith you can 
become the best you can be at whatever you choose to do. You have to have pizazz. You can’t buy it, you have to create it within yourself. Remember to take the hard times and change them 
into a positive in your life!
Chatting with Madusa driver. Debrah, was amazing. She was so down to earth but really
strong in her beliefs. Special thanks to her for this wonderful interview and best of luck in the upcoming Monster Jam Competitions. Disclosure: Review/Interview provided by Feld/Monster Jam. All opinions/edits by Diane Sullivan. Reach me at Twitter @3decades3kids