Giveaway 20at20 Off Broadway NYC Ticket Giveaway!

Giveaway 20at20 Off Broadway NYC Ticket GiveawayOur family loves Broadway and Off Broadway, so every year when 20at20 comes around we cannot wait to check out what shows are included and what everyone wants to see. Have you ever heard of 20at20 ? It’s definitely something you need to know about. 20at20 is a bi-annual event that lasts for 20-days with a program that makes $20 tickets available to most Off-Broadway shows. The set up is easy. You just need to head to your favorite off broadway show 20 minutes before curtain and mention 20at20! That’s all you have to do to snag a  $20 ticket to the show. There are over thirty shows to choose from!  You can check out all of the participating shows here.

Wondering what 20at20 is all about. It’s presented by The Off Broadway Alliance , a non-profit corporation organized by theater professionals dedicated to supporting, promoting and encouraging the production of Off Broadway theater and to making live theater increasingly accessible to new and diverse audiences.  The Alliance holds monthly meetings and membership is open to everyone in the Off-Broadway theater community.  Among its initiatives, The Off Broadway Alliance sponsors a free Seminar Series focusing on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway featuring major players from the Off Broadway scene.  And the OBA created the Off Broadway Economic Impact Report, which details Off Broadway’s over $500 million annual impact on the economy of the City of New York.

So, if you have  a Broadway fan in your house or you feel like introducing someone to the magic of Broadway, this is a great way to do that. From September 4-22 you can choose your favorite shows and see them for $20. At that price you can see a few shows! In addition to enjoying a great show Applebee’s and 5 Napkin Burger have teamed up with 20at20to bring you an after show $20 meal! How much better can this get? It’s a perfect Girl’s Night Out, Family Night, Besties or Date Night!

GIVEAWAY: See you at one of the fabulous 20at20 shows! We have some wonderful news. 3decades3kids has teamed up with 20at20 to give one reader a family 4 pack of tickets to the Gazillion Bubble Show! You can enter by commenting on our facebook page that you would like to go to the Gazillion Bubble Show! Winner will be chosen by random.org on September 12, 2o19. Winner will be contacted afterwards. The prize will be given in the form or two vouchers/each for 2 tickets. It is the winner’s responsibility to set up date they will attend via email.

Disclosure: All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the views of the partner company represented. Contact me at 3decades3kids@gmail.com or across all social media at @3decades3kids. All tickets provided by 20@2o.

 

 

 

Dorney Park Is Always The Right Choice!

Dorney Park Is Always The Right Choice!

Theme parks are a BIG subject in this house. We love coasters and we just love being out for the day with a million ride choices, food and fun. When we think back on one of our best days of summer we automatically think of Dorney Park and Wild Water Kingdom in Allentown, Pa. It’s under a two hour ride from the NYC area so that makes it an easy day trip, although there have been a few times we have opted to stay over and make a weekend out of it.

Dorney Park is a summer staple in this family. Come to think of it, it is also a Halloween Haunt staple, too! But we will get to that in  another post. First of all, I just love Dorney Park because the water park is inside of the theme park. That makes my life so much easier! Our family could spend a full day enjoying Wildwater Kingdom itself, but we always try to stay there until about mid afternoon and then head to Dorney Park until closing. It is VERY easy to spend the entire day at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom so I would recommend arriving as early as possible. Our family generally arrives before the gates open so we can be in the first group let into Wildwater Kingdom because it does tend to get very crowded. If you want to find a place to sit it’s a good idea to get there as early as you can. There are also cabanas available for rental.

When it comes to Wildwater Kingdom my personal favorite is the Runaway River Lazy River. It’s a lazy river with a twist of fun. As for my daredevil kids, they run off and ride the Aqua Racer and the Constrictor! If you want to find me, I’ll be in the wave pool! There is so much to do, something for everyone.

If you are not the waterpark type then you can head directly into Dorney Park. If you love coasters you definitely have come to the right theme park. There are plenty of choices. Our family favorites when it comes to coasters are Hydra and Talon but I’m happy to say that Dorney Park is the home to seven adrenaline rushing roller coastersIn addition to coasters you can find so many fun things to do. Kids of all ages can enjoy Dorney Park. There are children’s ride throughout the park but our favorite place for the littles is Planet Snoopy where you can find Snoopy and friends themed rides and even meet Snoopy and his friends! There’s also a new show, Space Beagle! There is also a grand array of Snoopy souvenirs! So if you are a Snoopy fan, you need to stop by and grab a stuffed Snoopy, tee, or mug!

Our family enjoyed the refillable mug with free refills the day of purchase! It’s a total perk and good in both Dorney Park and Whitewater Kingdom. As for food choices, Dorney has you covered! They have a dine all day plan! For one price you can you dine every ninety minutes throughout the park. No one leaves Dorney Park hungry! They even include one bonus dessert! Our family chose Cinnabon!

There is something magical about staying at Dorney Park into the darkness. I just love all the lights of the rides and the sounds and music. It’s all so exciting and so much fun! So if you are looking for an awesome day trip to take with your family and friends look no farther than Dorney Park! You will not be disappointed. If you want to make your ride wait even faster there is a choice, it’s called Fast Lane! It’s a bracelet that you get and a special entrance to most high line rides. There are few Fast Lane choices. They even include some waterpark attractions! Having Fast Lane during our last visit was a dream come true! It allowed our family to bypass the lines on so many of the attractions. It allowed us to ride more than usual and we absolutely loved it! Dorney Park and Whitewater Kingdom is always the right choice!

In addition to all of the fun we had this year, there is more to come in 2020 with the brand new addition of Seaside Splashworks

Disclosure: Diane Sullivan is a Dorney Park Ambassador Blogger. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the views of the partner company represented. Special thanks to Dorney Park and Whitewater Kingdom for the amazing time! Family media passes, drink all day cups, all day dining vouchers, parking and Fast Lane passes provided by Dorney Park.

Run Brittany Run Advance NYC Free Screening Passes Here!

Run Brittany Run

You Are Invited to the NYC Free Advance Screening

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

7pm

City Cinemas 123

1001 Third Ave, New York, NY 10065

RSVP by clicking the link below:

http://www.amazonscreenings.com/dAPpx60825

What’s the movie all about? Hilarious, outgoing and always up for a good time, New Yorker Brittany Forgler is everybody’s best friend ― except maybe her own. At 27, her hard-partying ways, chronic underemployment and toxic relationships are catching up with her, but when she stops by a new doctor’s office to try to score some Adderall, she gets slapped with a prescription she never wanted: Get healthy. Too broke for a gym and too proud to ask for help, Brit is at a loss, until her seemingly together neighbor Catherine pushes her to lace up her Converse sneakers and run one sweaty block. The next day, she runs two. And soon, after finishing her first mile, she sets an almost unthinkable goal: running in the New York City Marathon.

Starring: Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street, “Workaholics”), Michaela Watkins (“Casual,” “Trophy Wife”), Tony Award nominee Micah Stock (“Escape at Dannemora,” “Bonding”), Utkarsh Ambudkar (Pitch Perfect, “The Mindy Project”), Alice Lee (“Take Two,” Sierra Burgess Is a Loser) and Lil Rel Howery (Get OutBird Box).

Written and Directed: Paul Downs Collazzio

Disclosure: Diane Sullivan is the author of this post. All opinions are that of Diane and do not represent the views of the parent company. Contact me at Diane@3decades3kids.net or @3decades3kids across all social media networks. Media and Screening passes provided by The Run Brittany Run movie. 

Nintendo Switch Back To School Event NYC!

Nintendo Switch Back To School Event NYC

Everyone around the NYC area is gearing up for back to school. Every store you walk into has school supplies from ceiling to floor. But for us, back to school means we are hanging out with Mario at the Nintendo Store NYC and talking Nintendo Switch games and family fun.

Recently our family was invited to a private event at Nintendo Store NYC where we were treated to a morning of fun that would make any gamer smile from ear to ear! Super Mario Maker 2 for Nintendo Switch was the game of day and we were taught about the Nintendo Switch app where parents can set Parental Limits on their children’s game time. You can set it up to shut off  the Switch at a certain time, set it for game time of an hour or two or even use it as a reward system when school begins! Sounds good to me, Mario! We are definitely going to test it out around here.

As for the kids, they were more concerned with some awesome Nintendo DIY pencil box crafts and of course gaming! Emm and Adam were among the gamers who spent their morning watching demos on the big screen and sampling gameplay on monitors. What a great morning. I mean, what could be better than gaming with Mario in the house!?! In addition everyone left a little better prepared for the school year with a brand new Nintendo themed backpack filled with goodies! Thank you Nintendo. GAME ON!! To find out more and all things Nintendo Click Here!

Disclosure: Media Event and take home swag provided by Nintendo. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan. The presented views do not reflect those of the parent company represented in this blog post. Contact me at 3decades3kids@gmail.com or @3decades3kids across all social media networks. 

Hershey Park’s Top Ten Tips

Hershey Park’s Top Ten Tips

Heading to Hershey Park anytime soon? You definitely will want to check out our Top Ten Tips before you visit. Our family has been long time fans of Hershey Park and Hershey, Pa. It’s a place that great to visit with family, friends or by yourself and the best news it that there is something for everyone to love about Hershey.

Recently, our family visited Hershey Park and we could not get enough of the fun, food, thrills and entertainment! So, here come our family’s Top Ten Tips.

Tip One: When you first realize you want to head to Hershey Park begin here with Hershey’s Trip Planner! You can choose exactly what is right for your getaway! I would strongly suggest staying at a Hershey Resort. There are two, The Hershey Lodge and Hotel Hershey. They are both amazing! A three day two night stay is really the best way to get enough time in Hershey, Pa- but recently we stayed two days and one night and that worked, too!- https://www.hersheypa.com/trip-planner/

Tip  Two: Download the Hershey Park APP! You will not regret it. You can get tons of information on the app before you even arrive at the park. You can track ride times, places to dine, and show times along with more info. https://www.hersheypark.com/info/app.php

Tip Three: This may be the best kept secret of all. When you purchase a Hershey Park ticket you can visit Hershey Park the night before as a preview. It’s like getting an extra day at the park. With a family of five we always take advantage of this feature. You can enter the park two and half hours before closing to check it out. If you are staying on property at the Hershey Lodge or Hotel Hershey you can enter the park preview three and half hours early! What an incredible perk!

Tip Four: Get to the park for the park opening. It may be tough to wake up the morning after the preview night but trust me, it will be well worth it. We always arrive early to be there for the gates opening. If you want a head start and no line at your favorite roller coaster this is one way to beat the crowds. As for our family, we always hit The Boardwalk first, so by arriving early we can secure a great section of chairs in the shade or close to our favorite water attraction. Either way, it definitely pays off to arrive early and beat the midday crowds!

Tip Five: Allow everyone in your family to choose one ride or attraction. This way no one leaves Hershey Park disappointed. I have found this to be a great solution for when everyone gets tired. Pre-choosing where you want to be during the day can discourage disagreements later on in the day when everyone is dragging. Of course our family generally begins and ends the trip with the One Hundred Old Incredible Carousel at the near entrance of Hershey Park, that’s a given.

Tip Six: Eat! Eat! and Eat! You can count your calories later. Hershey Park has a slue of amazing delicious choices when it comes to dining and desserts. Our family’s favorite is the King Sized Shakes! They are SO delish.  You definitely don’t want to miss out. We share everything so that everyone can have a taste!

Tip Seven: Purchase the Dining Plan and the Refillable Drink Cup! You will not regret either choice. With the one price dining plan you can dine throughout the park every ninety minutes if you choose. That’s enough to keep even the hungriest of hungry happy. There are so many choices that there will be no complaints! The refillable drink cup comes with a drink free all day wristband. After that you can grab refills for a deeply discounted price. Both the dining and drinks can be used throughout Hershey Park and The Boardwalk Water Park!

Tip Eight: Visit Zoo America! Zoo America has an entrance inside of Hershey Park or you can enter from outside the park. The ticket is included with your Hershey Park ticket and worth a look. It’s a great slow down area to just chill out and see what your favorite animals are up to! You can come and go as you please and resume roller coaster riding whenever you would like.

Tip Nine: The BEST view of Hershey Park is at the TOP of the hill by the Hershey Gardens and Butterfly Atrium. I have to warn you though, it’s a hard place to leave. Before you know it you will be roaming around the gorgeous Hershey Gardens and watching incredible butterflies flutter past you.

Tip Ten: Summer is not the only or the best time to visit Hershey Park. You an visit Hershey Park throughout the year during the different seasons. Please don’t ask me my favorite. Summer is amazing because you can enjoy The Boardwalk and every part of the park is open. Hershey Park in the Dark is filled with Trick or Treating, Halloween ride name changes and specialty foods. Christmas in Candy Lane is a dream come true with lights everywhere giving you that holiday feeling for sure. There is also Spring time in the Park. No matter when you visit Hershey Park you will have a sweet time for sure.

Find out everything you need to know about Hershey Park and Hershey Pa by clicking here.

Disclosure: Special thanks to Hershey Park and Hershey Lodge for hosting our family. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the views of the partner company represented in this post. Contact me at 3decades3kids@gmail.com or @3decades3kids across all social media networks.