You Are Invited to the NYC Free Advance Screening of Top Gun: Maverick In Theaters, Dolby Cinema and IMAX- May 27th! 

You Are Invited to the NYC Free Advance Screening of Top Gun: Maverick In Theaters, Dolby Cinema and IMAX- May 27th!  

You are invited to a special NYC Advance Screening of  Top Gun in Dolby

Date: 5/23

Time: 7PM

Location: AMC Lincoln Square 13

1998 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

Click here to grab free screening passes to Top Gun:

(Please remember to arrive early. Screenings are overbooked in order to ensure a full house.) See you there! Find me on Twitter/Instagram at @3decades3kids I’d love to say hello and hear what you thought about the movie! #TopGun

What’s Top Gun Maverick all about? After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of TOPGUN graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.” Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it. 

Disclosure: Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids is a Top Gun Maverick screening partner. All opinions are that of Diane and do not reflect the opinions of the brand represented in this post. Complimentary screening passes are provided by Top Gun movie. Contact me at or @3decades3kids across all social media, TikTok as @DianeNYC 

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom Season Opens May 13th, 2022

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom is Back and Better than Ever

with an Exciting Lineup for 139th Season


This Friday the 13th is looking more like lucky than scary thanks to one of our favorite theme parks in the tri-state area. Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, located less than two hours from NYC, will open its gates to the public on Friday, May 13, kicking off what is sure to be a memorable 139th year of operation.

Among the unique and fun experiences planned for families and guests this year is the larger-than-life global celebration “Grand Carnivale”, with an expanded lineup of live shows. In addition, Lehigh Valley’s premier Halloween event, Halloween Haunt, will once again transform the park in a distinctive way. As you already know, this family LOVES Haunt! 

“At Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, we strive to provide season-long entertainment for our guests through a variety of experiences,” said Michael Fehnel, general manager. “Between our exciting lineup of events, classic rides, Planet Snoopy, water park fun, and dining options, there’s something for everyone, every day of the season.”

The full event lineup includes:

  • Opening Day (Friday, May 13): The season kicks off with your favorite rides, food, shows, and more.
  • Season Pass Preview for Wildwater Kingdom (Sunday, May 22): Be the first to experience the splashtastic fun by being a season pass holder. Among the many benefits, you’ll get to visit the Wildwater Kingdom on this exclusive Season Passholder Preview Day, six days before it opens to the public for the 2022 season.

  • Wildwater Kingdom Opening Day (May 28): Get outside and jump into a water lover’s paradise, the coolest place to slide, splash, chill and dine.

  • Fourth of July Celebration (July 4): When night falls, stay for an Independence Day event that will knock your sparklers off with an impressive display of holiday fireworks. Witness an exhilarating fanfare of radiant bursts and brilliant shimmers complemented by a patriotic soundtrack set to begin at approximately 9 p.m.
  • Grand Carnivale (July 23 – August 7): Come experience how the world kicks up its heels at our day-to-night, larger-than-life, global celebration. King Carl Nivale, Queen Cara Nivale, and their Royal Court are your hosts on a worldwide expedition. Enjoy amazing high-energy live music, delicious international food, lively games, and unique crafts.

  • Halloween Haunt (select nights, September 16 – October 29): Every corner is cursed with haunted scare mazes, scare zones and live (or maybe not live) entertainment. Hordes of hungry zombies and blood-thirsty vampires eagerly await you – i.e. their next meal. Add our world-class thrill rides that instill a brand of fear all their own and you’ve got an extreme, supreme Halloween event.

  • The Great Pumpkin Fest (Saturdays and Sundays, September 17 – October 30): Hop on your tractor, pirate ship or witch’s broom and hurry on over for a super-sized festival of all things fall at Dorney Park’s Great Pumpkin Fest. We’ve got a full harvest of fall-tastic fun for everyone with games, activities and just a speck of spooky for pint-sized ghosts and goblins.

For unlimited access to the park, Wildwater Kingdom, live shows and events, Season Passes are now available online for only $99 plus applicable taxes and fees. Passholders this year will also receive exclusive access to the Wildwater Kingdom Season Passholder Preview day on Sunday, May 22. For more ticket information or to see the full event and entertainment schedule, visit

About Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom

Since 1884, Dorney Park has been the place families and friends have come to gather for a day of FUN. With more than 60 rides, shows, attractions, an area made just for kids, and a waterpark, Dorney Park has AMAZING fun for everyone.

Only at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom will you find the most exciting and thrilling things to do in Allentown, PA, with over 60 world-class rides, one of the northeast’s largest waterparkslive entertainment, thrills for the little ones at Planet Snoopy, and amusement park favorite foods including a build-your-own funnel cake bar. Family-friendly special events will keep you coming back for new ways to play all season long.

Disclosure: Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids is a Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom partner blog. Information provided by Dorney Park. Email me at or @3decades3kids 


The Bad Guys In Theaters April 22

The Bad Guys- In Theaters April 22

Recently our family had the pleasure of attending a Universal/ Dreamworks NYC advanced special screening of  The Bad Guys. We were treated to an event filled with fun, laughs, family and friends and of course, the movie! I was not quite sure what the movie would be about so that left me with an open mind to check it out.

The Bad Guys is an action-comedy from DreamWorks Animation, Our family had loved Dreamworks for years, so we were definitely looking forward to seeing the movie. It’s based on the New York Times best-selling book series titled the same as the movie.  It does not take long to start laughing along with this group of animal outlaws who are scheming at their chance to put their evil plan into action. But they find it hard to ponder that they may have to face up to the most challenging con yet, becoming model citizens. You can join them on one wild ride of a movie. There are plenty of laughs for the entire family. Check out everything about The Bad Guys movie here.

You and your children will fall in love with these five friends known as The Bad Guys! Before I tell you about the main five characters, let me tell you I was THRILLED to have a character named after ME,   Diane Foxington, voiced by Zazie Beetz, now the Governor of California definitely has her work cut out for her. Good thing she is a shrewd fox who can hold her own. Of course, she wasn’t just my favorite character because of the name, but you will have to see the movie to get all the details about her. Note, I did love her lipstick!


Now let’s get to the main five who make up The Bad Guys. There is Mr. Wolf who lives up to his name he is a great and talented pickpocket.  Mr. Wolf (Academy Award® winner Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri). Mr. Snake is a one-of-a-kind safecracker. I absolutely loved his personality! Mr. Snake (Marc Maron, GLOW).  When it comes to total chill the master-of-disguise is Mr. Shark (Craig Robinson, Hot Tub Time Machine franchise). Mr. Piranha is about as hilarious as he is short-fused. But his “muscle” may just get the Bad Guys out of a mess. Mr. Piranha (Anthony Ramos, In the Heights). Last up is the super sharp-tongued expert hacker Ms. Tarantula. She is simply as adorable as she is sneaky and clever. Ms. Tarantula (Awkwafina, Crazy Rich Asians).

After years of getting away with countless major heists and being the world’s most-wanted villains, The Bad Guys are finally caught! With absolutely no intention of keeping it, Mr. Wolf strikes up a deal that may save the five friends for spending a lifetime in prison. He promises that The Bad Guys will turn to The Good Guys! That’s not exactly a goal that all five of the friends plan on carrying out. The Bad Guys start to unravel as they try to put their best paw (foot) forward to gain attention and turn a corner on being evil.

Enter their mentor Professor Marmalade (Richard Ayoade, Paddington 2), who is an adorable but very arrogant guinea pig, The Bad Guys set out to fool the world that they’ve been transformed. Along the way, though, Mr. Wolf begins to suspect that doing good for real may give him what he’s always secretly longed for acceptance. So when a new villain threatens the city, can Mr. Wolf persuade the rest of the gang to become … The Good Guys?

The film co-stars Zazie Beetz (Joker), Lilly Singh (Bad Moms), and Emmy winner Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel). Based on the blockbuster Scholastic book series by Aaron Blabey, The Bad Guys is directed by Pierre Perifel (animator, of the Kung Fu Panda films), making his feature directing debut. The film is produced by Damon Ross (development executive Trolls, The Boss Baby, co-producer Nacho Libre) and Rebecca Huntley (associate producer, The Boss Baby). The executive producers are Aaron Blabey, Etan Cohen, and Patrick Hughes.


Genre: Animated Action Comedy

Cast: Sam Rockwell, Marc Maron, Craig Robinson, Anthony Ramos, Awkwafina, Richard Ayoade, Zazie Beetz, Lilly Singh, and Alex Borstein

Based On: The Scholastic book series by Aaron Blabey

Director: Pierre Perifel

Producers: Damon Ross, Rebecca Huntley

Executive Producers: Aaron Blabey, Etan Cohen, Patrick Hughes

Disclosure: 3decades3kids is a The Bad Guys movie partner blog. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the views of the parent company represented. Contact me at or @3decades3kids across all social media. 

   Walker Scobell To Play Title Role In Disney+ Epic Live-Action Adventure Series “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” 

   Walker Scobell To Play Title Role In Disney+ Epic Live-Action Adventure Series

“Percy Jackson and the Olympians” 

Diane Sullivan/ Walker Scobell-2022

Walker Scobell (“The Adam Project”) has been cast in the titular role in Disney+’s fantastical live action series “Percy Jackson and the Olympians,” it was announced today by the streaming service. The epic adventure is based on—and closely aligned with—Disney Hyperion’s best-selling book series by award-winning author Rick Riordan. The Disney Branded Television series, “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” is produced by 20th Television, a part of Disney Television Studios, and will go into production this summer. 

Photo Credit: Disney/Paul Lorei

“Percy Jackson and the Olympians” tells the fantastical story of a 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson, who’s just coming to terms with his newfound supernatural powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. Now Percy must trek across America to find it and restore order to Olympus. 

Percy Jackson is a smart and compassionate kid with a sharp sense of humor. He’s always seen himself as an outsider, in no small part because of how the world sees his ADHD and dyslexia. He’s impulsive and rambunctious and is quick to anger when things seem unfair to him. But beneath his cynicism is an affectionate son and loyal friend who just wants to do right by those he cares about. If only he could find a place where he fits in.

Riordan and Jon Steinberg will serve as writers of the pilot episode, and James Bobin will direct. Steinberg will oversee the series with his producing partner Dan Shotz. Steinberg and Shotz serve as executive producers alongside Bobin, Riordan, Rebecca Riordan, Bert Salke, Monica Owusu-Breen, Jim Rowe and The Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell and D.J. Goldberg.


About Walker Scobell

When Walker Scobell was five, he learned that his favorite superhero Tony Stark – AKA Iron Man – was not an actual person but an actor playing a role. He decided right then that he wanted to become an actor. He said if he couldn’t become a superhero in real life, the next best thing would be to play one. After attending an actor’s workshop in L.A., Walker began his professional career. His first film acting role was in “The Adam Project,” and he filmed his second movie, “Secret Headquarters,” soon after. Walker loves the movie-making process and has fun utilizing his flipping and jumping abilities to perform many of his own stunts. He enjoys a variety of movie genres but always comes back to where it began for him – superheroes. At the top of his list of movie favorites are “Deadpool,” “Spider-Man” and “The Avengers.” When Walker is not acting, he enjoys spending time with his family, his friends, and his dogs. He also enjoys skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, lacrosse, and swimming. 

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


King’s Hawaiian Slider Sunday

King’s Hawaiian Slider Sunday

Our family just loves sliders! I know if I ask anyone what they want for Sunday dinner the answer will be SLIDERS! Recently our family had a chance to test out King’s Hawaiian Slider Sunday. Every Sunday is Slider Sunday! This Sunday I went with a family fave- pork sliders, so delicious! Click here to see our 3decades3kids King’s Hawaiian prep video.

Wondering how King’s Hawaiian began?  Back in the 1950’s in Hilo, Hawaii Robert R. Taira, the Hawaiian-born son of Japanese immigrants had an idea! Robert graduated at the top of his baking class, opened his first bake shop: Robert’s Bakery. That’s where the very first soft round loaves of the Original Hawaiian Sweet bread were made. The dedication still goes on today many years later with expansions and King’s Hawaiian being available in our local stores! 

Our family created a Slider Bar for the first time ever, but it will not be the last! I cooked up some pork chops smothered in BBQ sauce and pineapples and when they were done I shredded the pork and added more BBQ sauce.  You can visit King’s Hawaiian by clicking here. 

Recipe-Pulled Pork Sliders Hawaiian Style with King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

  • 1 pound Boneless pork chops
  • salt and pepper
  •  BBQ Sauce and/or Hawaiian Sauce
  • cole slaw ( I just buy it)
  • 1 can pineapple
  • 2 packages King’s Hawaiian Original Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Roll

Slider Sunday Fixins Bar

  • Pickles and/or relish
  • Olives
  • BBQ sauce
  • Salt/pepper
  • cole slaw
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • onion

Directions On Prep

Step 1-Place pork chops on pan.  Cover pork chops with BBQ sauce and cut up pineapples. Add some pineapple juice from the can and place in the oven for 55 minutes on 350 degrees.

Step 2- When the pork chops are baked, shread them into a pull texture and add BBQ sauce, Cut up pineapples (2), and some of the pineapple juice from the can.

Step 3- Put the pulled pork to the side and create the Slider fixins bar!

Step 4- Cut up lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pineapples and put them into little bowls or on a serving tray. 

Step 5- Set up the fixins bar. Arrange the ingredients from Step 4 to your liking. Also add in pickles, relish, olives and cole slaw (and whatever else you would like). 

Step 6- Warm up the pulled pork in a pan or microwave and add the bowl of pulled pork and the King’s Hawaiian rolls to the Slider Bar!

Step 7-  Grab a plate and King’s Hawaiian buns and start to build your own personalized delicious pulled pork slider! Add chips or side of your choice.

Disclosure: 3decades3kids is a King’s Hawaiian partner blog. All opinons are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the views of the brand represented.  King’s Hawaiian Influencer Box provided. Contact me at or @3decades3kids across all social media.