You Are Invited to the NYC Advance Screening of Playing With Fire

You Are Invited to the NYC Advance Screening of Playing With Fire [free tickets inside post]

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Saturday, November 2nd at 11AM

AMC 34th St. NYC

What’s it all about?  A crew of rugged firefighters meet their match when attempting to rescue three rambunctious kids.

DIRECTED BY: Andy Fickman

PRODUCED BY: Todd Garner, Mark Moran

STARRING: Judy Greer, John Leguizamo, John Cena

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Dorney Park Halloween Fun During the Day and Night!

Dorney Park Halloween Fun During the Day and Night!If you are looking for a place to visit for some Halloween fun with the family, look no farther than Dorney Park in Allentown, PA. It’s about a two hour drive from NYC and works great as a day trip or sleep over. We generally do it as a day trip. This weekend we checked out Dorney Park and everything they had up their sleeves for Halloween! As you know our family has an age span in the kids so typically we need somewhere that is not scary during the day and super scary at night! Well, Dorney Park worked out perfectly! Dorney Park is currently hosting The Great Pumpkin Fest which highlights a ton a pumpkins, and more. The Great Pumpkin Fest features a special area just for kids and their families. There is trick-or-treating on Trick or Treat Street when kids can fill their bag with candies and non candy treats! There is a petting zoo that has a bunch of such adorable baby animals you will want to bring them all home with you! You can visit the straw maze and then do some awesome arts and crafts in the area next door (free of charge)! There are also carnival games to test your luck. Unfortunately this time we had no luck when it came to them. Oh well, there’s always next time, right? There is a main stage that has dance contests, balloon fun and a costume parade! Be sure to pick up a schedule on your way into the park so you know all the times. We arrived at the park just before the 11 am gate opening. I would strongly suggest this if you are going and interested in the day time activities. There’s really nothing scary during the day BUT there sure is A LOT of Halloween fun! In addition to the full park being open and The Great Pumpkin Fest there is something NEW at Dorney Park! If you love Monster Jam you cannot miss the NEW Monster Jam  Thunder Alley! It is SO amazing! As you already know our family loves Monster Jam, so this review is coming from a true fan. If you have a Monster Jam fan in your family, do not miss this opportunity to see your favorite monster trucks and meet the drivers! There is full section dedicated just to Monster Jam! We were able to actually GET INSIDE of one of the Gravedigger trucks and also El Toro Loco! It was such an awesome treat to be able to get behind the wheel! In addition there is an opportunity to ride inside the Gravedigger truck and Megalodon Free Style Trucks with an official Monster Jam freestyle driver. I’m not exaggerating when I say that we had the time of our lives being taken out on the make shift freestyle course and of course the donuts were my absolute favorite! You get to do the track ride twice in the truck so that is really fun! We chose Gravedigger!

he ride along with Monster Jam Thunder Alley are included with your Dorney Park day ticket but you can purchase a VIP lanyard that will get you in the VIP line to ride the freestyle truck. If you don’t want to buy a VIP I would suggest that you get through the gates and head right down to the Monster Jam area and get in line. PS- The line is definitely worth it!! If you do splurge for the VIP, you can also choose to get a Monster Jam program (which you can get signed by the driver visiting that day), a Monster Jam pull string bag or a Build Your Own Monster Jam Truck Kit! All of them were awesome no matter what you choose!

You can also have your kids play in the biggest sandbox! It’s so big there are Monster Jam truck wheels inside of it! There are also trucks stocked inside the sandbox for the kids to play with when they visit! There are interactive and teaching areas. You can see just how the arms are made for one of our favorite trucks, Zombie!

Now, honestly, when the sun goes down the ghouls come out! Dorney Park has a way of transforming from an family fun place during the day to an insanely scary place at night. If you have never been to Dorney Park’s HAUNT, you need to go! Don’t waste another minute. It is so much fun. The children’s Halloween activities close at 5pm which gives you time to get out before the night begins. At 7 pm HAUNT begins with a devilish show near Hydra! Overlord’s Resurrection will get you set for the night. It’s the kick off of HAUNT and where all the ghouls are released to their designated zones. It’s a great place to see everyone (well, it is dark). There are also follow up shows, Terror Rising throughout the night.

If you have a thing for clowns be sure to get yourself to CarnEVIL where you can walk into the carnival of scare and clowns shielded behind smoke screens and carnival boxes! Steamworx and The Lair are some new additions to HAUNT! They are both worth going to and believe me they are scary fun! When it comes to mazes, HAUNT has you covered! There are a ton of mazes to choose from. Can’t lie, my favorites are Urgent Scare and The Cornstalkers! Trick-Or-Treat Lights Out is a really good one, too! But you will have to choose for yourself! Here’s a list of all of them:

 During HAUNT you can also still ride all of your favorite rides in the dark. Somehow they are even more fun when you have to walk through the smoky walkways to get to them. If you are not that much into the entire scare vibe you can always purchase a light up necklace (for $10) that tells the ghouls to keep their distance. We did test it out one year and it works! As for the rest of the group they will still be victims of the scares! 

There is also a new Stake & Ale where you can warm up when the chill of the night sends shivers up your spine. You can sink your teeth into a tempting array of select beers, wines and mixed drinks but beware you may be greeted by vampires! You may also want to check out the buffet on Saturday nights, Fright Feast, where you can sink you vampire teeth into some delicious seasonal foods while surrounded by monsters of all sorts. The menu includes Pumpkin Ravioli with a Brown Butter Sauce, Garlic Parmesan Chicken Breast, Hamburgers, Red skin Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon, Dirt Cups, and Coca Cola Beverages. Yum! That is definitely on my next trip to do list!

Well, I hope that you enjoyed our trip to Dorney Park during the day and night. We arrived just before 11 am and stayed until almost closing. It was a day our family won’t soon forget and it definitely put us right into Halloween mode! You can check out everything you need to know about Dorney Park The Great Pumpkin Fest, Monster Jam Thunder Alley, and HAUNT by clicking here! If you have any questions just leave them below or catch me on all social media networks at @3decades3kids

Disclosure: Diane Sullivan is the author of this post. All opinions are honest and do not reflect the views of the partner company represented. Media family invite extended in order to facilitate this post. Thank you for hosting our family, Dorney Park. We can’t wait to visit again! To contact us please reach out to or @3decades3kids across all social media.

A Disney Must Do! Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!

A Disney Must Do! Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!

Walt Disney World is always a great travel destination no matter the time of year, but if you love Halloween you will not want to miss visiting during the festive Fall season! Our family is big into Halloween so going to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party was always on our family’s Must Do List! Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a ticketed event that takes place on special nights at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Although the party begins at 7pm, with your ticket you can enter Magic Kingdom at 4pm through specially marked entrances at the Magic Kingdom gates. If you are a Disney Vacation Club member you can enter at 2pm. If you are already in the park there is no need to leave and re-enter, you can check in an grab your party bracelet and goodie bag at various locations throughout the park. But, you may want to go back to the beginning of the park and walk the entrance trail themed with Photo Pass opps  and signage for the party! 

Once inside the Magic Kingdom you will want to get your map for the party and make a plan! What’s important to you? Do you want to get to some rides that are different during the party like Pirates of the Caribbean (where live pirates will greet you along the way and inside, too), or Space Mountain where you ride completely in the DARK and Monster’s INC where you can find a themed Halloween show (a don’t miss) and of course the Mad Tea Party where the music and lights are transformed into Halloween themes.

Another thing you may want to check out is all the special characters and characters in their Halloween costumes! Our family loves to check out Winnie the Pooh and friends of the Hundred Acre Wood in their festive clothing. If you head over by Dumbo you can ride with practically no line as well as meeting Mickey, Minnie and friends in their Halloween costumes and dancing at the Disney Junior Dance Party with Fancy Nancy, Vampirina, and Doc McStuffins! There is so many choices!

Of course when it comes to Must Do’s I would say number one would be the Boo To You Parade! The parade runs twice a night and if you are like us, you probably will carve out time to watch it both times! The fireworks show follows the parade and they are definitely a magical pair. In addition you can check out the bigger than life Hocus Pocus show right on the main stage in front of the castle.

Don’t forget that everyone can come in costume! (no masks of course and you can’t be mistaken for a Disney character) Trick-Or-Treating is available throughout the park and it is for both adults and children, so bring your candy hunger and remember that you may be leaving with a heavy bag of treats. It’s up to you how much time you want to spend collecting. We were on the monorail with a family that had full bags! Check out my last post on Tips For Attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party here.

Now, if you were to ask me honestly WHAT the best part of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party was I could answer the parade, or the Trick-Or-Treating, or the special characters, or the fireworks, or Hocus Pocus, BUT honestly, it’s seeing the smile on my daughter’s face. It’s seeing the happiness of our family just enjoying the night. It’s just being surrounded with other people that are all enjoying themselves. This picture of Emm in the Magic Carpet Ride of Aladdin sums up the night, it sums up the magic that only Disney Parks can deliver. Thank you for the happy Disney! Thank you for letting our minds rest from reality for this special night and just enjoy and be happy and eat candy! To learn everything about Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and to get some tickets of your own click here. 

Disclosure: This blog post is written by Diane Sullivan. All opinions are hers and do not reflect the views of the parent company represented. Media Family Night invite was provided in order to facilitate this post. Contact me at or @3decades3kids across all social media networks. Thank you, Disney Parks.

DreamWorks The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants: 

DreamWorks The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants: 
Hack-A-Ween tra-la-la’s its way to Netflix!

Based on the epic novels of Dav Pilkey (over 80 million copies in print!) comes the Captain Underpants Halloween special, DreamWorks The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants: Hack-A-Ween premiering on Netflix!

When mean Principal Krupp and evil boy-genius Melvin make Halloween illegal and institute “Hall-no-Ween,” George and Harold team up with their friends to hack their favorite holiday, creating Hack-A-Ween. The kids wear disguises instead of costumes, carve cabbages instead of pumpkins, and get snacks instead of candy. The hacked holiday is a huge hit, so when Krupp and Melvin make even more trouble, the kids realize that in order to really save Halloween they will have to negotiate with the enemy.

Check out the SPOOK-tacular new clips from the Halloween special below!

From Executive Producer Peter Hastings (Animaniacs; Pinky and the Brain), DreamWorks The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants: Hack-A-Ween  features the voices of Academy Award-winner Nat Faxon (Life of The PartyDisenchantmentMarried) as Mr. Krupp and Captain Underpants, Ramone Hamilton (The Grinch) as Harold, Jay Gragnani (Bubble Guppies) as George, Jorge Diaz (Jane the Virgin) as Melvin, Sean Astin (Stranger Things) as Narrator, Erica Luttrell (Magic School Bus; Steven Universe) as Erica, Evan Kishiyama (Mickey and the Roadster Racers) as Gooch, and Stephen Tobolowsky (SpaceballsGroundhog Day) as Creepy Rattlechains.

DreamWorks The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants: Hack-A-Ween is now available to watch exclusively on Netflix!

Tra-La-Laaaaaaa! It’s time to make your very own Captain Underpants pumpkin! Perfect for Halloween, download the instructions now at THE SPOOKY TALE OF CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: HACK-A-WEEN is on Netflix right now!

Disclosure: Post is written by Diane Sullivan. All opinions are honest and do not reflect the views of the parent company represented. Netflix partner. Contact me at or @3decades3kids across all social media networks. 

You Are Invited To The NYC Advance Screening of The Addams Family!

You Are Invited To The NYC Free Advance Screening of The Addams Family!

Calling all Addams Family fans! Our family is SO pumped about this movie. I think I have sung the theme song a zillion times, especially since my middle son’s name is Adam! lol The Addams Family looks like a great movie. I’m thrilled to partner with The Addams Family movie and invite you watch the movie with us on Wednesday October 9th. Which character is your favorite??!! I love Cousin IT!

What’s it all about? Get ready to snap your fingers! The first family of Halloween, the Addams Family, is back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block. Funny, outlandish, and completely iconic, the Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbor.

NYC Advance Screening

Wednesday, October 9th @ 7PM

AMC 34th St.

New York, NY

RSVP Link:

Please click above to grab some free passes to the screening! See you there. Remember that screenings are overbooked in order to ensure a full house. Find out more about The Addams Family movie here:


CAST Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, with Bette Midler, and Allison Janney

Executive Producers Kevin Miserocchi, Andrew Mittman, Joe Earley, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Cloth

Producers Gail Berman, p.g.a.,
Conrad Vernon, p.g.a.,
Alex Schwartz, p.g.a.,
Alison O’Brien

Based On Characters Created By Charles Addams

Directors Conrad Vernon And Greg Tiernan

Disclosure: All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the views of the parent company represented. Media and Screening passes provided by The Addams Family movie. Contact me at