Giveaway Medieval Times And Summer- Perfect Together!

Medieval Times and Summer- A Perfect Pair! Giveaway- Win A Family Four Pack of Tickets

I’m sure by this point you already know what huge Medieval Times fans we are. Our family has been going to Medieval Times forever and I’m pretty sure that will not stop any time soon. Recently we were invited to  a special event at the NJ Castle in Lyndhurst, NJ. For this event we had to arrive super early. We were excited to get a one on one interview with all of the knights who spend their days and nights jousting. Of course my daughter asked if there were any female knights, which to my surprise there were not. Maybe she will be the first. I mean, with two big brothers anything is possible, right?!

If you have ever been to any of the Medieval Times locations throughout the world, ( the first one was actually built in Spain) you know that the main show takes place on the center sand. Well, our family was invited onto the SAND! Honestly, I have always wanted to walk down there on the sand. That’s where all the action takes place, where all the grand horses are and where the knights fight. It definitely lived up! We were escorted to the sand by ALL of the knights for a lesson in how to use weapons. By the way, that clanking that you hear during the show from weapon hitting weapon is REAL! Some of those weapons are extremely heavy. We were given step by step instructions on different moves. It really put everyone in the right mood to sit down and watch the battle begin!

On that note, when you do attend Medieval Times I think this might be a huge tip. Always find out what time the doors open for your show. They usually open about an hour ahead of time. You should shoot to arrive at that time if you can. There is always a mini welcome where the Queen and company exit the doors of the castle and welcome everyone in. It’s a perfect way to start your visit to Medieval Times and even touts a trumpeter! Once inside, I always view the lobby as part of the experience. There is a picture taking opp. Please don’t ask me about the pictures! We have SO many. I ALWAYS buy the picture of our family or family and friends when we attend the show. (Some of the VIP packages even include the picture). There are bars with an array of drink choices and souvenir stands that will not break the bank. There is also the Torture Chamber if you are up for some medieval fun. It may not be good for young children, but it sure is interesting for the rest of us.


When you do enter the castle your group will be given a colored crown. For our family it was yellow this show. The color of your crown will match up the section of the castle you will be seated in and the also the color of your knight so you know who to cheer for! Our family was super excited to sit in the first row of seating up against the arena. That was a FIRST for us! It definitely was an incredible view! Wow!

As for the actual show you can definitely expect a lot of excitement. Once the Queen greets everyone the games will begin and you can cheer for your favorite knight! If you knight wins the match you may just receive a flower from him. Somehow Emm always ends up with the knight’s flower. As the games begin so does the feast! Remember, you have been transported back to medieval times SO there is no silverware included. The soup bowl has a handle and the rest you just use your fingers to dig in with! The food is delicious and even includes dessert.

On the night we visited the castle, our Yellow Knight WON the tournament! We hardly every get into the winning section SO this was a biggie for us! Maybe it was that our section was going crazy cheering, “Yellow Knight! Yellow, Knight!”. And just when the show is over and you think it’s time to leave there is still more left to do. After the show ends you can meet all of the knights and the Queen in the lobby for picture opps or just to say hello! What I love most about the entire experience is that you are just somehow magically transported out of your daily routine and life and into an entire different world that only exists within the castle walls! For the time inside you won’t even remember that the rest of the world exists! There is nowhere in the world like Medieval Times! Have you ever been to a show?

GIVEAWAY: One lucky 3decades3kids reader will win a four pack of tickets to Medieval Times Lyndhurst, NJ castle! Enter with any or all of the links below. Giveaway ends July 22, 2019 at 11:59 pm. Winner will be notified soonafter and has 48 hours to respond and claim prize before a new winner is chosen. (18+/USA). Prize consists of 4 tickets to Medieval Times Lyndhurst NJ Castle only.

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Disclosure: This post is written by Diane Sullivan. All opinions are that of my own and do not reflect the views of the partner company represented in this post. Contact me at or @3decades3kids across all social media networks. Media invite provided by Medieval Times.

Giveaway Cinderella 70th Anniversary Now Available on Bluray/DVD/HDdigital

GIVEAWAY- Cinderella 70th Anniversary- Now Available on Bluray/DVD/HDdigital

It’s hard to believe that Disney’s Cinderella has been around for seventy years. Although when you think of the beauty of Cinderella and the magic of the movie it’s not hard to see why generations of Disney fans have come to love the movie and watch it again and again. As a child I can remember my mom telling me stories of how much she loved Cinderella. She passed that love onto me and now my own daughter loves the movie as well.

Our family has been celebrating the release of Cinderella with some amazing and magical Disney fun in NYC! Recently we were invited by Disney Animation to attended a sewing class  where Emm and I tested out our sewing machine skills to make our own Cinderella skirts! The The New York Sewing Center helped us to feel like the little mice in the movie that created a beautiful piece. It was quite an experience to take a piece of fabric and learn how to transform it into our very own skirt! Thanks for including us, Disney. You sure know how to put us into the mood.

We were also invited by Disney Animation the official Alvin Aliey American Dance Theater!! Someone pinch me! There’s a building I never thought I would see the inside of, but I was wrong! My daughter along with an intimate group of blogger kids were taught a dance routine step by step to dance to the song, Once Upon a Dream. I really had to hold back the tears. What a lucky little group of children to be in the company of such a dancing expert. The kids did a wonderful job and even preformed to the audience of friends and family. For Emm, it was a dream come true! As for me, watching her dance to the music of Cinderella had me fighting back the tears.

You see, Cinderella is more that just a princess movie, it’s a connector of life and families and generations. It’s little girls and their moms and their grandmas. It’s princess stories and trying on glass slippers and ballroom dancing and dancing in the mirror and wishing and hoping. And even though we teach our little girls to be strong and confident, we can also teach them to be princesses. There’s a whole other meaning now a days because being a princess means being yourself and being kind to others…

“Cinderella: Anniversary Edition”, the newest release in the Walt Disney Signature Collection. Now On Digital and Movies Anywhere  Blu-ray™! You can Fall in love with the magical story, enchanting characters and exquisite artistry of “Cinderella,” complete with two all-new extras and classic bonus material all over again!  In honor of its upcoming 70th anniversary, the timeless animated classic “Cinderella” waltzes into the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection and the hearts of a whole new generation. The enchanting tale, which showed us that dreams really do come true — and inspired countless fans to reenact the Royal Ball and Cinderella’s infamous midnight dash — arrives home Digitally in HD and Movies Anywhere  and on Blu-ray™ and DVD

The Anniversary Edition of “Cinderella” offers two all-new extras: “Cinderella” trivia and fun facts, hosted by Ruth Righi and Ava Kolker from Disney Channel’s “Sydney to the Max,” and “In Walt’s Words: Enhanced Edition,” a special edition of “Cinderella” featuring fascinating production details, original storyboards, archival photos, thumbnail sketches and transcripts throughout the feature film. Hours of classic bonus material celebrates the masterful animation, memorable music and long-lasting impact of “Cinderella,” showcasing Walt Disney’s core group of animators, the art of Disney Legend Mary Blair, the original demo recording of the film’s title song and Cinderella’s iconic glass slipper.

Recently added to the prestigious National Film Registry, the animated classic centers on kind and hardworking Cinderella, who is ordered around by her cruel stepmother, her awful stepsisters — even the big clock in the church tower tells her when to start another day of drudgery. But they can’t stop her from dreaming, and Cinderella has faith that someday her wishes will come true. When an invitation to the royal ball arrives, Cinderella is sure her time has come — until her stepsisters, with the encouragement of Lady Tremaine, tear her gown to shreds. Just when Cinderella believes all is lost, her Fairy Godmother appears, and with a wave of her wand and “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo,” transforms an ordinary pumpkin into a magnificent coach and Cinderella’s rags into a gorgeous gown, then sends her off to the Royal Ball. But Cinderella’s enchanted evening must end when the spell is broken at midnight. It will take the help of her daring animal mice friends and a perfect fit into a glass slipper to create the ultimate fairy tale ending.

“Cinderella” is the ninth title to join the Walt Disney Signature Collection, which includes groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney, featuring timeless stories and characters that have touched generations. The film takes its place alongside “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Pinocchio,” “Bambi,” “The Lion King,” “Lady and the Tramp,” “Peter Pan” and “The Little Mermaid.”




Try This Trivia on for Size –Join Ruth Righi and Ava Kolker from Disney Channel’s Sydney to the Max and put your knowledge of Cinderella to the test.

In Walt’s Words: Enhanced Edition – Watch the movie and gain some insight into its production with storyboards, archival photos, sketches and transcripts.



  • Diane Disney Miller “Cinderella” Film Intro- In this introduction to the animated classic, Diane Disney Miller describes how Cinderella helped launch a studio renaissance.


  • The Real Fairy Godmother – Learn about the real-life inspiration for the Fairy Godmother: Mary Alice O’Connor, wife of Disney layout artist Ken O’Connor.


  • Behind the Magic: A New Disney Princess Fairyland – Discover how Imagineers created a Fantasyland at Walt Disney World featuring each of the Disney Princesses.


  • The Magic of the Glass Slipper– World-famous shoe designer Christian Louboutin creates a very exclusive “Glass Slipper” in honor of a beloved Disney classic.



  • Concept Art- View a gallery of concept art from the feature’s production.


  • Character Model Sheets– View a gallery of character model sheets from the feature’s production.


  • Story Sketches- View a gallery of story sketches from the feature’s production.


  • Live-Action Reference-View a gallery of photos taken from live-action footage shot as a reference for the animated feature.


  • Pencil Animation-View a gallery of pencil animation from the feature’s production.


  • Behind-the-Scenes Stills-View a gallery of behind-the-scenes stills from the feature’s production.


  • Feature Stills-View a gallery of stills from the feature.


  • “Cinderella” Title Song
  • “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes”
  • “Oh, Sing Sweet Nightingale”
  • “The Work Song”
  • “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo”
  • “So This Is Love”

 GIVEAWAY: One lucky 3decades3kids reader will win a bluray copy of  Cinderella for their own Disney library. Enter on the rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends July 10, 2019 at 11:59pm. (18+/USA only)

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Disclosure: Diane Sullivan is the author of this blog post. All opinions are my own and do not reflect those of the parent company represented. All opinions are honest. Events and blurays provided by Disney Animation and Disney Cinderella. Contact me at or @3decades3kids across all social media platforms. 

Win A Myrtle Beach Condo OR $50,000! This IS Amazing!

Win an Oceanfront Condo and Change Your Life! Vacation Myrtle Beach, one of the largest providers of family vacation accommodations in Myrtle Beach, SC, is pleased to announce the launch of The Great Myrtle Beach Condo Giveaway contest, which features the grand prize of a furnished oceanfront condo at The Caravelle Resort located in Myrtle Beach, SC, valued at nearly $100,000 (or $50,000 CASH, winner’s choice)!!! Other lucky winners will receive a 7-night stay or a 3-night stay at one of Vacation Myrtle Beach’s oceanfront properties.

The newly renovated, oceanfront efficiency condo offers room for up to four guests and includes a fully-equipped kitchen. In addition to its prime Myrtle Beach location, the resort provides convenient access to all of the area’s major attractions, restaurants, and things to do. Families and couples enjoy a wide variety of on-site amenities including an indoor pool, a block-long poolscape complete with a large pool, whirlpool, lazy river, kiddie lazy river, kids’ pool, poolside bar, and plenty of relaxing deck options. In addition to everything you need for fun in the sun, the resort offers an array of dining options as well as an opportunity for rejuvenation and relaxation at its on-site spa.

The Great Myrtle Beach Condo Giveaway sweepstakes is now open for entries.

For Official Rules and for more information about Vacation Myrtle Beach properties and deals, please go to

ibi: The Smart Photo Manager

 ibi: The Smart Photo Manager

*This is a sponsored post with a sample product provided. All opinions are my own and do not reflect those of the parent company represented.*

If you’re like me, you take A LOT of photos. Chances are, they’re stored all over the place – in the cloud, on your social media, on your desktop, your phone. Wouldn’t it be nice to have your photos all in one place? And wouldn’t it be even nicer to be able to share those photos with only the people you want? And for them to share privately with you as well? Well — meet ibi. ibi is a smart photo manager that lets you store, organize and share your photos like never before: privately, easily, intuitively.
I thought it sounded too good to be true, but it’s true…and SO SO easy to use. Really.  Just Plug ibi in, download the app ( it works on both HYPERLINK “″ \t “_blank” iOS and  HYPERLINK “” \t “_blank” Android, and there’s even a desktop version) set up an account, and that’s it! ibi syncs photos from your phone, a USB drive, Drop Box, Google Drive – even your social media accounts. Think you have too many photos for ibi to handle? Think again. With 2TB of storage, it’s hard to imagine running out.

Once you’re all synced, you’re ready to organize and share: create albums based on location, date, or event. And then (and I think this is the best part) SHARE those albums with the people you choose. Let’s face it, not every photo is meant for everyone to see on social media (hello pics of your teen doing…well, anything!). With ibi, you can create an inner circle and share only with them. It’s private and shared at the same time. I also love that ibi is a physical device. I know EXACTLY where the pictures are going. No worries about losing them in some cloud somewhere. They’re right in this cute little device.

Another thing I love about ibi is that other people can share their pictures with you, too. Let’s say you’re at a Father’s Day event. Your pics go into the father’s day album you’ve created – but SO DO THE PHOTOS TAKEN BY EVERYONE ELSE YOU’VE INVITED TO THE ALBUM. How cool is that? It’s kind of like the old “everyone gets a disposable camera” idea – only way, way better. The people you invited don’t even have to have an ibi!
I’m so looking forward to it at birthday parties for my youngest. I’ll be able to share photos with her friends’ moms without worrying about posting pictures or videos to social media of other people’s kids. Genius! And for vacations it’s just about perfect. Grandma actually wants see every pic – but not everyone on my social media feed has to!

Here’s more good news: right now, just in time for Father’s Day, you can get your ibi at a special price at HYPERLINK “” Visit  HYPERLINK “” \t “_blank” anyway to learn more about how ibi works to make your special moments easier and more fun to share.

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

You Are Invited to the Free NYC Advance Screening of STUBER (Download passes here)

Are Invited to the Free NYC Advance Screening of STUBER

Grab your Dad, your Grandpa, your guy friends and enjoy a night out at this pre- Father’s Day movie celebration! Of course you dont have to be a guy to enjoy this one, so grab whoever and check out STUBER! Did mention you will see the movie ONE MONTH early!? Who’s in?

Here are the details! See you there!

Wednesday, June 12th @ 7:00PM
Regal Battery Park 

Please click on the link below to claim your free screening passes

See you there! We can’t wait. Please tweet me at @3decades3kids to tell me what you thought about STUBER!
Screening is first come, first served. Please remember that screenings are overbooked to ensure a full house so arrive early! Entry is not guaranteed. *

When a mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu (Kumail Nanjiani) picks up a passenger (Dave Bautista) who turns out to be a cop hot on the trail of a brutal killer, he’s thrust into a harrowing ordeal where he desperately tries to hold onto his wits, his life and his five-star rating.  Directed by Michael Dowse, this action-comedy from 20th Century Fox also stars Iko Uwais, Natalie Morales, Betty Gilpin, Jimmy Tatro, Mira Sorvino and Karen Gillan.

In theaters: July 12, 2019
Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Dave Bautista, Iko Uwais, Natalie Morales, Betty Gilpin, Jimmy Tatro, Mira Sorvino and Karen Gillan

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