Giveaway- Pip’s Island Comes To NYC!

Pip’s Island Opens In The Times Square Area of New York City! We Have A Family 4 Pack Ticket Giveaway!

Our family is constantly on the prowl looking for great family fun adventures in NYC and the tri-state area. Recently we were invited to the newest show in town, Pip’s Island- located in the Times Square area of New York City. Pip’s Island in NYC is a must do for families! This immersive experience with transport you for the hustle and bustle of the city streets into a world far away. Your little explorer will be outfitted and briefed on how they (along with the group) can help to solve the mystery. Each room is filled with wonder and amazement unmatched to any other theater experience in NYC! Our family found Pip’s Island to be beyond incredible!

Is Pip’s Island a show? That was my big question. I could not wrap my head around what we would be seeing when we visited. So, let me explain it to you without any spoilers. First of all, Pip’s Island is not a show, it’s an immersive experience based on imagination. There are several rooms that you will venture through with your family. In each room there will be a separate adventure which all leads up to the end and helping to solve the big problem. As each room opens into the next you will be amazed! I don’t want to say too much because part of the enjoyment of going to Pip’s Island is the magic of the surprise of it all.

As you adventure though Pip’s Island your family will be introduced to the Spark Principles -Creativity, Adventure, Realization, and Empowerment.

What surprised our family the most was the amount of interaction in each room of the experience. Both the children and the parents will be involved in every step of the adventure at Pip’s Island.  As the journey begins in the map room the children will be outfitted with their own name tag, Pip’s Island vest and legendarium which they wear on their wrist. Everyone will join Expedition 12 in hopes to save the island and help to defeat Joules Volter, the villain. Each group of children and adults will be led through the experience by their own personal guide. Along the way there will be snow, performers, bigger than life characters, puppets and interactive sets. Each room will help to solve the adventure along the journey while you find your inner spark!


Pip’s Island is geared for children ages 4-11 but you have to be the judge of your children. This interactive immersive experience takes a little over an hour to go through. There is also a gift shop at the beginning/end so you can bring home a part of the magic. In addition there is a birthday party room so you can plan a party!

Should you go to Pip’s Island in NYC? YES! Yes and Yes! You will love it! Your family will love it!  Check out more about Pip’s Island here:


GIVEAWAY: We are thrilled to partner with Pip’s Island NYC to give one lucky reader a 4 pack of tickets! What a fun giveaway! Prize consists of a code to redeem for four one show passes. (18+/USA) Giveaway ends March 31 at 11:59pm. Winner will be emailed via email address provided on rafflecopter. You must live in the area or be visiting NYC in the near future. Enter on the rafflecopter below. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and honest. Media family invite was extended in order to facilitate this review. Swag, invite and giveaway tickets provided by Pip’s Island NYC. Contact me at or @3decades3kids across all social media networks. 

Celebrate Disney’s Mary Poppins With These Amazing Fun Activity Pages!

Celebrate Disney’s Mary Poppins With These Amazing Fun Activity Pages!

    Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns”
On Digital 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere now and on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray™ March 19
 Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” the irresistible, timeless sequel based upon the Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers, has had audiences dancing in their seats and critics singing its praises, earning Academy Award® nominations for best original song, best original score, best costume design and best production design. Directed by Academy Award winner Rob Marshall, who helmed screen adaptations of “Chicago,” “Nine” and “Into the Woods,” and starring Emily Blunt, Golden Globe®-nominated for her role as practically-perfect nanny Mary Poppins, and award-winning composer, lyricist and performer Lin-Manuel Miranda as charming lamplighter Jack, the fantastical film arrives into homes instantly on Digital 4K Ultra HD™/HD and Movies Anywhere now and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD March 19  – with a sing-along version and never-before-seen bonus features.
Bonus material explores the making of “Mary Poppins Returns,” going behind the scenes with the star-studded cast and crew who collaborated to make even the impossible possible. Extensive extras include a trip down Cherry Tree Lane with original cast member Dick Van Dyke, a sing-along version including the heartfelt Academy Award®-nominated “The Place Where Lost Things Go,” bloopers, deleted scenes, a deleted song and filmmaker commentary. Features also reveal the magic and moxie that went into creating large-scale musical production numbers, such as “Trip a Little Light Fantastic,” a rousing song-and-dance number led by Jack and his fellow lamplighters; “The Royal Doulton Music Hall” and “A Cover Is Not the Book,” showcasing the tremendous talents of  Blunt and Miranda; “Turning Turtle,” an upside-down sequence featuring Meryl Streep as Mary’s eccentric Cousin Topsy; and “Can You Imagine That?” an underwater adventure with Mary Poppins and the Banks children.
In “Mary Poppins Returns,” Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) – just a child when Mary Poppins first visited 17 Cherry Tree Lane – is now a grown man raising his children Annabel (Pixie Davies), John (Nathanael Saleh) and Georgie (Joel Dawson) with help from his sister Jane (Emily Mortimer). Times are tough in Depression-era London but the winds begin to change and the enigmatic governess, whose unique magical skills can turn any ordinary task into a fantastic adventure, enters the lives of the Banks family once again, having not aged a single day. Teaming up with an old friend, Jack, they take the Banks children on a series of whimsical adventures, encountering colorful characters like Mary’s eccentric Cousin Topsy (Streep), Jack’s lovable band of leeries and bank executives William Weatherall Wilkins (Colin Firth) and Mr. Dawes Jr. (Van Dyke) – bringing life, love and laughter back into the home.
“Mary Poppins Returns” will be packaged and released in several different formats, giving families the flexibility to watch it on a variety of different devices. Viewers can instantly watch the film in Digital UHD, HD and SD, and bring home a physical copy of the film as the Ultimate Collector’s Edition (4K UHD, Blu-ray and Digital Code), Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Code), a single DVD or a Digital Bundle with both “Mary Poppins Returns” and the 1964 classic “Mary Poppins.”

You can download and print some great Mary Poppins Returns Activity Pack pages by clicking on the link below:

Download Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns Activity Pack here!


Disclosure: All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the views of the parent company represented. Contact me at or across all social media networks at @3decades3kids.


Giveaway-Disney’s Mary Poppins On Bluray March 19, 2019

Giveaway Disney’s Mary Poppins On Bluray March 19, 2019

In Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” an all new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss. Emily Blunt (“A Quiet Place,” “The Girl on the Train”) stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any ordinary task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton,” “Moana”) plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London.

 “Mary Poppins Returns” is directed by Rob Marshall (“Into the Woods,” “Chicago”). The screenplay is by David Magee (“Life of Pi”) and the screen story is by Magee & Rob Marshall & John DeLuca (“Into the Woods”) based upon the Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers. The producers are John DeLuca, p.g.a., Rob Marshall, p.g.a. and Marc Platt, p.g.a. (“La La Land”) with Callum McDougall serving as executive producer. The music score is by Marc Shaiman (“Hairspray”) and the film features all new original songs with music by Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman (“Smash”) and Shaiman. The film also stars Ben Whishaw (“Spectre”) as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer (“Hugo”) as Jane Banks; Julie Walters (“Harry Potter” films) as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen; Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and introducing Joel Dawson as the Banks’ children, with Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech”) as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep (“Florence Foster Jenkins”) as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes, Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character.

 PL Travers first introduced the world to the no-nonsense nanny in her 1934 children’s book “Mary Poppins.” However, the subsequent adventures of Mary Poppins remained only on the pages of the seven other PL Travers’ books…until now. “Mary Poppins Returns” is drawn from the wealth of material in these additional books. The film takes place in 1930s Depression-era London 24 years after the first film was set. Michael Banks works for the same financial institution that employed his father and still lives at 17 Cherry Tree Lane with his three children, Annabel, John and Georgie and their housekeeper Ellen. Carrying on in her mother’s tradition, Jane Banks campaigns for workers’ rights and provides a helping hand to Michael’s family. When the family suffers a personal loss, Mary Poppins magically re-enters their lives and with Jack’s help, brings joy and wonder back into their home.  

 GIVEAWAY: Enter on the rafflecopter below for your chance to win a copy of Mary Poppins on bluray/dvd/digital! Giveaway ends March 25th, 2019 at 11:59pm. (USA/18+ only) Thank you for entering.

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Disclosure: All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the views of the parent company represented. Giveaway copies provided by Disney Pictures. Contact me for collabs at OR @3decades3kids across all social media platforms.

Should I Take My Kids To See The Wonder Park In Theaters Now?

Wonder Park In Theaters Now! We Have The Inside Scoop On The Movie. Should I Take My Child?

Every time another new movie comes out, everyone wonders if they should take their children. Will the movie be too scary? Will it cause nightmares? Is there cursing? Is something inappropriate going to happen that I will have to spend time explaining later? All of these questions swirl in our minds before we pony up for the popcorn, drinks and candy.  Our family was invited to a fun movie screening and carnival to celebrate the opening of Wonder Park in theaters!

I have to admit that I did hold a breath a bit during this movie. After being to movie after movie where the mother or father die, it was actually refreshing to me that THIS movie had a HAPPY ending! It’s a great movie for kids. It does have a bit of heartache in the movie, but just like in life, children need to know how to deal with heartache. I think that the movie shows a more realistic view of just how affected children are when someone in their life gets sick or ends up in the hospital. I know recently my hubby landed in the hospital for six days and my tween daughter was extremely worried about the entire situation. I think this movie can help kids see that sometimes they are worrying for nothing and that, just like in the movie, there is a very happy ending. I also think that kids will enjoy the entire Wonder Park (Wonderland) part of the movie. 

The movie is filled with fun characters and friends! Your family will be taken into the world of Wonderland and end up cheering for happiness and imagination. It’s a great story starter for parents and kids and a great jump into boosting our children’s imaginations! I would definitely follow up this movie with an empty box, pipe cleaners, glue, scissors , straws, popsicle sticks and markers! Let the creativity begin! Let the conversation begin! See you at the movies!

Wondering what the movie is about? Wonder Park tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive. One magical day, June is running through the woods to find her way home where she discovers an old roller coaster car and climbs inside. She suddenly finds herself in Wonderland, an amusement park she had created in her mind and put aside. All of her rides and characters are brought to life but are falling into disarray without her. Now, with the help of her fun and lovable park characters, June will have to put the wonder back in Wonderland before it is lost forever.

Cast: Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick, John Oliver, Mila Kunis, Kenan Thompson, Ken Jeong, Norbert Leo Butz, Brianna Denski and Ken Hudson Campbell

Disclosure: Media Invite provided to Wonder Park screening and Carnival Party. All opinions are that of my own and honest. They do not reflect the views of the parent company represented. Contact Diane Sullivan at OR @3decades3kids across all social media networks. 

Cinemark, Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies Bring Wonder Park to Life in Select Theatres

Cinemark, Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies Bring Wonder Park to Life in Select Theatres Across the Nation with Imagination Destination 
The feature film will be presented in state-of-the-art D-BOX theatres with RealD 3D technology Cinemark, a leader in the motion picture exhibition industry, is partnering with Paramount Pictures, RealD 3D and D-BOX to provide families in select cities a special experience – Imagination Destination – to celebrate the release of Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies’ Wonder Park. The festivities will kick off on Saturday, March 16 and will feature a variety of activities and discounted offerings to all Wonder Park ticket holders. Imagination Destination activations will be hosted exclusively in 25 Cinemark theatres across the country.

“We are thrilled to host exciting events in partnership with Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies to release Wonder Park,” said Wanda Gierhart, chief global marketing officer for Cinemark. “At Cinemark, we’re always looking to innovate and elevate our customers’ experience. With pop-up activations such as Imagination Destination and presenting the film in D-BOX theatres with RealD 3D technology, we’re providing more than just the traditional moviegoing experience, but rather a chance for families to make memories.”

Families will have the opportunity to experience the movie’s themes of creativity, imagination and friendship through an array of fun-filled activities to celebrate the Wonder Park release including:

Gift of Wonder Park collector prints, while supplies last;
A coloring station with a selection of themed activity sheets;
A temporary tattoo and face painting station;
Photo opportunities with cut-outs of characters from the movie;
Special giveaways and special concession offerings:
$5.00 large popcorn with one free refill on same day
$4.00 large fountain or frozen drink with one free refill on same day
$2.00 regular hot dogs
$3.00 any packaged candy
$1.00 discount on Kids Snack Pack

“We are excited to partner with innovative companies like Cinemark, D-Box and RealD 3D who bring movies to life through the powerful, shared moviegoing experience in theatres, said Patricia Gonzalez, senior vice president, in-theatre marketing, Paramount Pictures. “Wonder Park is a magical, animated adventure and we’re delighted kids and family will get the chance to enjoy fun festivities and giveaways at Imagination Destination that help commemorate the opening of the film in a special way.”

Wonder Park will be shown in Cinemark’s’ D-BOX theatres where moviegoers can experience the magic of the film that pulls guests into the story like never before with harmonized audio and video, expansive wall-to-wall screens and state-of-the art RealD 3D technology. “We are very happy to partner with Cinemark, Paramount Pictures and RealD 3D on this very special project,” says Claude Mc Master, president and CEO of D-BOX. “Our state-of-the-art immersive motion technology is the perfect way to enjoy the full effect of Wonder Park and D-BOX will offer the ultimate fun family movie experience.”

Interested? These are the theaters you can find this amazing event at: The Imagination Destination Stations will be hosted in the following Cinemark D-BOX theatre locations: Albuquerque, NM; Pflugerville, Texas; Hanover, MD; Colorado Springs, CO; Plano, Texas; Davenport, Iowa; Pharr, Texas; Manchester, CT; The Woodlands, Texas; Webster, Texas; Jacksonville, FL; Lancaster, Calif.; Oxnard, Calif.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Davie, FL; Oklahoma City OK; Tarentum, PA; Portland OR; Elk Grove, Calif.; Union City, Calif.; San Jose, Calif.; San Bruno, Calif.; Tucson, AZ.

Guests can purchase their tickets and learn more at For more information about Cinemark D-Box, visit