TICKET GIVEAWAY- Wild Kratts LIVE 2.0 at The Beacon Theatre!

TICKET GIVEAWAY- Coast-to-Coast with Wild Kratts LIVE 2.0 – Activate Creature Power®!

 All-New Action-Packed Touring Production Brings the Stars of the

Emmy-Nominated Hit PBS KIDS Series to Kids and Families

At the Beacon Theatre 

Tickets Now Available

 

Our family have been Wild Kratts fans forever! There is nothing better than a perfect mix of fun and education is there? [It’s going to be WILD! Young fans and their families nationwide are in store for even more adventure on the creature trail when the world-famous Kratt Brothers hit the road with an all-new stage adventure! Wild Kratts® LIVE 2.0 – Activate Creature Power®!, the theatrical production starring Martin and Chris Kratt, based on the Emmy-nominated hit PBS KIDS series, will bring audiences along on a “wild” ride with a dynamic mix of live-action and animation. The stage show will be at the Beacon Theatre on Saturday, April 13 at 2pm and 6pm. For information on how to purchase tickets, visit www.wildkrattslive.com. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.com, or at (800) 745-3000 (tickets are not available at the Box Office the day of the performance.)

“We are so excited to introduce our new live stage show and meet our fellow ‘creature adventurers’ in cities across the U.S. this fall,” said Chris Kratt, creator, producer and co-star of the Wild Kratts series and co-founder of The Kratt Brothers Company. “Wild Kratts LIVE 2.0 is perfect for explorers of all ages. It features all the excitement and interactive elements that Wild Kratts fans love, plus awesome new Kratt Brothers twists and turns to keep them on the edge of their seats.”

In Wild Kratts LIVE 2.0, Chris and Martin take to the stage to activate new Creature Powers and go “off to the creature rescue!” With some help from Aviva and the rest of the Wild Kratts team, who will be animated and on screen at the Tortuga HQ, the brothers confront a comic villain and once again save the day, sharing fascinating tidbits about some of the world’s most amazing creatures along the way.

Audience members are encouraged to bring along their animal knowledge and participate in the action right from their seats by calling out answers to the questions posed by the Kratt Brothers during the show. Since their original Wild Kratts LIVE! touring show launched in 2014, Chris and Martin have performed to wildly-enthusiastic crowds of hundreds of thousands of fans – many of them sporting their own Creature Power Suits, just like the Kratt Brothers do in the popular series – in more than 135 cities across North America.

About Wild Kratts

Produced by The Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Media Group, the popular live-action and animated Wild Kratts television show just received its sixth Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Children’s Animated Series. The show airs daily on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings) as well as the new PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and live stream. Now in its sixth season, Wild Kratts is one of the top 3 rated shows on PBS KIDS and the #1 show site and streaming site on pbskids.org. The series is also a top performer on Amazon Prime.

Wild Kratts follows the animated versions of the Kratt Brothers and their friends on hilarious expeditions with wild animals from around the world, complete with animal-inspired gadgets and awesome Creature Power Suits that enable the adventurers to get close to the creatures. Every episode explores an age-appropriate science concept central to an animal’s life and showcases a spectacular wildlife moment, presented with engaging stories of mystery and rescue as well as the Kratt Brothers’ signature brand of laugh-out-loud comedy. The real-life Chris and Martin introduce each episode with a live-action segment that imagines what it would be like to experience a never-before-seen wildlife occurrence and sets the story in motion. Wild Kratts airs in more than 180 countries and is available in 18 languages.

GIVEAWAY: One lucky reader will win a PAIR of TICKETS to Wild Kratts Live at the Beacon Theater in NYC on April 13, 2019 at 6pm. Please be sure you are available before entering the giveaway. The tickets will be available via Will Call at the Beacon Theater in NYC approx one hour before show time. The tickets are only good ON April 13, 2019 at the 6pm show.  To enter please email me at 3decades3kids@gmail.com with Wild Kratts in the subject line and tell me in the email about your favorite animal! Winner will be chosen via random.org on April 7th, 2019 at 11;59 pm and notified by email they entered with. Winner must respond within 24 hours to claim prize or a new winner will be chosen. (Prize consists of 2 tickets to the April 13 show at 6pm) Good Luck all!

Disclosure: All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the views of the parent company represented. Contact me at 3decades3kids@gmail.com or @3decades3kids across all social media networks. Giveaway tickets provided by The Wild Kratts Live! 

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: https://pipsisland.com

 

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 Diane@3decades3kids.net 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 Diane@3decades3kids.net 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. https://movies.disney.com/mary-poppins-returns  

 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 Diane@3decades3kids.net 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! https://home.wonderparkmovie.com/

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 Diane@3decades3kids.net OR @3decades3kids across all social media networks.