Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation- In Theaters Now!

Sony Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation In Theaters Now!



Sony Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation is going to make your summer just a little bit better. It’s in theaters now so be sure not to miss it! It’s hilarious to see on the big screen! Recently our family was inviting to see the movie and we absolutely loved it! Let’s face it, the kids ALWAYS like the movie, so to me it’s more about how the PARENTS enjoy it. Let me tell you that the adults in the audience were laughing. There were some really funny parts that parents will think are extra funny!



In case you are wondering you do NOT have to have seen Hotel Transylvania 1 or 2 in order to enjoy Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation. My hubby and sons did not see the first two and my daughter and I did, it did not make one bit of difference in understanding or enjoying the movie. Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation had our favorite monster family leaving the toils of their own hotel to REST and relax on a luxury monster cruise ship. Mavis (Drac’s daughter) sets up the entire trip so that her Dad can get a much needed rest and just chill without thinking about work and the hotel.



Our family just took a cruise earlier this year so the movie was especially funny to us to watch as the monsters take over the ship. Watching the monsters work on their moon tans while others munch at the buffet table, it’s just filled with fun. But of course it’s not all fun. Drac falls hard for the ship’s captain, Ericka! She is pure evil although she comes across as a dream come true and Drac’s next Zing! Without giving away any spoilers let me just tell you that Ericka has another motive than love when it comes to wooing Drac and it’s something that could destroy all of monsterkind as we know them! 

What happens next? You will have to head over to the theater to see just how it all plays out! For more information and tickets for Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation click here.

Disclosure: All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and honest. They do not represent the views of the parent company represented. A family media invite was extended to attend the event. Contact me for collabs at or @3decades3kids across all social media platforms. 

Hershey Park This Summer! A Pennsylvania Must Do!

Hershey Park This Summer! Two New Water Rides To Enjoy! A Pennsylvania Must Do!


One thing I love about visiting Hershey Park in Hershey, PA is that there is always something new to enjoy. This summer when you visit there are two new water rides at The Boardwalk, a waterpark located within Hershey Park. We tried them both and they were equally amazing although the majority of the family did choose Whitecap Racer over Breakers Edge Water Coaster.



Whitecap Racer is Hershey Park’s very first rafting mat race water ride. It is also touted as the world’s longest mat coaster. The water ride has six people racing on mats down individually colored lanes and has a start and finish line. There are even two sets of looping tunnels! The ride records your time and keeps track of your time in order to rank you for 1st Place to 6th Place. I won’t tell you what place I came in, but my sons did come in 1st and 2nd Place!



Breakers Edge Water Coaster is the first hydromagnetic water coaster and has people go in a four person raft. This is great for a family or friends that want to ride together! It’s filled with thrills. There is also plenty more to do at The Boardwalk inside of Hershey Park. We love the wave pool (The Shore) and the lazy river (Intercoastal Waterway). Choices! Choices! Check out all of The Boardwalk by clicking here! There are also have a beautiful cabana packages you can rent if that is your thing. 



When it comes to rides my family is definitely in the thrill seeker category. Hubby and my sons love coasters. I love them, too but most times I am hanging out with Emm on the sidelines. There are a slue of coasters at Hershey Park and really it would be tough to choose a favorite, maybe Fahrenheit!?! There are so many, okay, top three- Fahrenheit, Sidewinder and of course, The Comet!  We do love there are family rides as well that we can all do together. Our family favorites are Reese’s Extreme Cup Challenge, The Twin Turnpike and The Scrambler! You can check out all of the family friendly rides by clicking here!


All of the rides at Hershey Park are categorized by candy names. You can check out what category your child can ride before even entering the park so you are well prepared. The youngest children can enjoy any ride tagged with Hershey’s Miniatures. Children a little older (and taller) are tagged as Hershey’s Kisses. Children 42 to 48 inches are in the Reese’s category. 48 to 54 inches is the Hershey Bar category and can basically ride just about anything. The last two are Twizzlers (54-60 inch) and Jolly Rancher (60 inches and taller). You can also stop by guest relations at the top of the hill once you enter Hershey Park and have your children measured and given a wristband so they do not have to be measured at each ride. There are also Children’s wristbands available that have your family information on them in case you are separated from your child during your day at Hershey Park! I would recommend getting both wristbands on the way in. You can never be too careful! There is something for everyone at Hershey Park! You can check out all of the height restrictions and find out more about the rides by clicking here.



When you do visit Hershey Park make sure you leave enough time for a stop at Hershey’s Chocolate World located just before you enter Hershey Park. Hershey’s Chocolate World is a free to enter attraction filled with a bigger than life candy store, dining, a bakery, Make Your Own Chocolate Bar Experience (paid attraction) and it’s also home of the famous Hershey Factory Tour Ride (free) that takes you on a tour through a make shift factory. You will not want to miss this attraction! Check out more about Hershey’s Chocolate World by clicking here.



When it comes to accommodations in the Hershey Park area our favorite two resorts are The Hotel Hershey and The Hershey Lodge. During our recent visit we stayed at The Hershey Lodge. The lodge has everything you would expect from a resort centered around Hershey’s products from characters in the lobby to sheets and pillowcases adorned with embroidered Hershey’s Kisses. There is even Kisses themed wallpaper in the restroom. Every room comes with a turn down service where surprises will be left on your pillow. It’s a dream come true. There is also a Children’s Check in each day where characters greet your children and special activities are available. You won’t want to miss it if you are visiting The Hershey Lodge. The resort also has dining available in a few locations throughout the lodge. Check out more about The Hershey Lodge by clicking here.



When it comes to a water experience, The Hershey Lodge has you covered. Their new resort attraction, Hershey Water Works at Hershey Lodge is a mini waterpark right inside the hotel. There is even a Red Twizzlers themed waterslide that you will love. There is a pool with ride on dolphins, basketball hoops, sprinklers, slides, and more. They have a 14+ Hot Tub is just utopia after a day in the park! If you stay at the Hershey Lodge make time to check out the pool area, you won’t be disappointed. 



 Disclosure: All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and honest. They do not reflect the views of the parent company represented. A family media invite was extended for this stay at Hershey Lodge and Hershey Park. Thank you Hershey family. We had a wonderful time making memories in Hershey, Pa throughout our stay. Can’t wait to visit again! Contact me at or @3decades3kids across all social media networks. 

Cobra Kai Fathom Event! You Are Invited! #CobraKai

You are Invited to Come Out and See  Cobra Kai


April 25th, 2018 @ 7PM

Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 & RPX Theatre

(34th Street 247 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036)


Cast: (Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Xolo Maridueña, Jacob Bertrand, Courtney Henggeler, and Mary Mouser.)

In the highly-anticipated return of two iconic characters, the arch-rivals from the legendary Karate Kid film series reunite over 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament. Now living in the affluent hills of Encino, Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) leads an enviable life with his beautiful family, while running a successful string of car dealerships throughout the valley. Meanwhile, his high school adversary, Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), whose life has taken a rocky turn, seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. Their lives inevitably become intertwined and the rivalry is reignited, setting forth the next generation of “karate kids” in COBRA KAI, a YouTube Red Original Series. COBRA KAI is produced by Overbrook Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television. In theatres April 25th

INVITE: We’d love to invite our followers to this “kickin” event to see the new YouTube Red Series Cobra Kai plus the original 1984 film, The Karate Kid at an advance free screening on Wednesday, April 25th. If you would like to attend the show please click on the following link and claim your tickets:

Screenings are overbooked to ensure a full house, so please arrive early. Enjoy the show. Tweet us at @3decades3kids See you at the movies! #CobraKai

Disclosure: All passes provided by Fathom Events. We love the movies and can’t wait to share them with you. Contact me at or @3decades3kids across all social media networks. See you at the movies!

Disney Hyperion Burning Magic Author Joshua Khan Guest Post

Disney Hyperion Burning Magic- A Shadow Magic Novel Author Joshua Khan Guest Post

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This post is Part Three of our Disney Hyperion Blog Tour! We have been honored to be a part of this book tour. As you may have already guessed, reading is big in our family and in my life. Being a former teacher of twenty years plus and a mom of three there is nothing better than a book in our house. The internet is great but a book opens your mind and sparks your own imagination. I love that when you read you can make your own movie in your mind. There is something unique about reading that can never be replaced. I’m also a huge fan of holding a book in my hands and turning pages. If you are not a book fan maybe you just have not found the right book for you. 

When Disney Hyperion invited me to be a part of their Blog Tour I was so so excited. When they invited me to have the author of Burning Magic – A Shadow Magic Novel to write a guest post on my blog I was beyond elated!! How exciting! So, here it goes. The following post is brought to you by Guest Writer, Joshua Khan!!!! The thrill of getting a one on one peek into Joshua’s mind is really awesome.

Burning Magic

So, we asked Joshua to come up with a Book Playlist for Burning Magic! Check out his guest post below and ENJOY!

(Beginning of Guest Post)

Book Playlist for Burning Magic- A Shadow Magic Novel BY Joshua Khan (Author of Burning Magic)

1.      The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

2.      Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Suzanne Clarke

3.      Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling

4.      Conan the Adventurer by RE Howards

5.      Dune by Frank Herbert

6.      Game of Thrones by GRR Martin

 All of the above books have played a part in the creation of the Shadow Magic trilogy. The Hobbit remains, to me, the best children’s book and best fantasy book of all time. I’ve read it dozens of times and each is a thrill all over again. Too many magical moments to mention.

The Conan books are pure adventure, and very clever world building too, taking random bits and pieces from mythology and the ancient world and mixing it all up. It shouldn’t work, but it does!

Suzanne Clarkes magnificent epic deals with the tricky nature of dealing with the fae folk, and I’ve never entered a world quite as Macabre and as magical as the one she created.

What can I say about Harry Potter that hasn’t been said before? Anyway, I think Hogwarts is a brilliant creation and was an inspiration behind Castle Gloom in the Shadow Magic books.

Dune and Game of Thrones deal with similar themes, the battle for power. All different nobles houses fighting it out, sometimes with blades, but others times with politics and treachery. The Shadow Magic world is controlled by six houses of magic and the same battles and conflicts take place.

(End of Guest Post)

Burning magic Joshua Khan

Wow, Joshua! That is some list. I’m happy to say that I have slayed all of the above mentioned titles with our without my own children. Those are some amazing titles and I can see how they can inspire anyone. Thank you for guest posting on my blog! Maybe someday I will have the pleasure of meeting Joshua in person. If I do, I definitely will have my books in hand for some signing to happen! Burning Magic is available in print and ebook at your favorite book store or online. Find out more about Burning Magic- A Shadow Magic Novel here (click here–>) :

DianeDisneySMMCDisclosure: Diane Sullivan was invited by Disney-Hyperion to be part of the Burning Magic- A Shadow Magic Novel Blog Tour. We are honored to be a part of this Blog Tour. All opinions are honest and do not represent the views of the parent company represented. Contact me at or @3decades3kids across all social media networks. 


#VOLTA Find Your Free With Cirque Du Soleil’s VOLTA When It Opens In New Jersey

Find Your Free With Cirque Du Soleil’s VOLTA When It Opens In New Jersey



 Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to announce that its newest Big Top production VOLTA will play two engagements in the New York metro area beginning in the spring of 2018.  VOLTA will perform at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment in East Rutherford, NJ beginning April 20, 2018- May 6th.  VOLTA is written and directed by Bastien Alexandre and with Jean Guibert as the director of creation. International electronic composer and musical director Anthony Gonzalez, brings his space-age future pop sound to the Cirque du Soleil stage for the first time ever. The name VOLTA refers to a sudden about-face, a change in emotion or idea often used in poetry. It also speaks to the jolt of energy delivered through the show.


 Tickets are available for purchase to the general public beginning  today by visiting or calling 1-877-9CIRQUE (1-877-924-7783). Tickets are available starting from 55$. Access to the best seats and prices are available for existing Cirque Club members. Visit to sign up for a complimentary membership.  Cirque Club members receive advance access to the best seats under the Big Top, at the best price.

 VOLTA tells a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your own trail. Inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of action sports, the show weaves the adrenaline rush of acrobatics into a visually striking world driven by a stirring melodic score.

 VOLTA is a story of transformation. It is about being true to oneself, fulfilling one’s true potential, and the power of the group to make that possible. It celebrates freedom as a movement.

Ticket Information

VOLTA will be presented under the Big Top at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment in East Rutherford, NJ beginning April 20, 2018 through May 6, 2018  Tickets are available starting today at or calling 1-877-9CIRQUE (1-877-924-7783 . Discover our VIP package – a cocktail reception with open bar and hors d’oeuvres inspired by the show, access to the best seats for greater comfort, complimentary Parking, and more!

DianeDisneySMMCDisclosure: Media invite provided by VOLTA. All opinions are honest and that of my own. They do not represent the views of the parent company represented. Contact me at and @3decades3kids across all social media networks.