Ocean Resort Casino Atlantic City NJ- A Great Place for Friends and Families!

Ocean Resort Casino Atlantic City NJ- A Great Place for Friends and Families!


By now you most likely know how much our family loves to travel. Although hubby and I like to get away for weekender here and there we do the most part of our traveling with the kids along. With saying that it’s tough sometimes to find a place that is great for adults and yet is friendly to children. When we find a place like that it’s like winning the lottery!


Atlantic City, NJ is place I personally know like the back of my hand. I spent many days and nights there with my mom and a lot of time with my family when my kids were much much younger. Since then I have found that Atlantic City has not been as family friendly as we had hoped for so we kind of moved on. But recently when we heard about the new Ocean Resort Casino opening its doors I was thrilled to find out that they welcomed families. Of course our family had to check it out first hand. 

TheOceanBeachballFrom our arrival at Ocean Resort Casino we immediately loved the look of it. It’s the tallest building in Atlantic City, so you really can’t miss it and it has an enormous golf ball adorning the top of it! The building is gorgeous and every room in the resort has an ocean view. I don’t know about you but I can’t say no to an ocean view! Our room was no exception. We had a gorgeous view of the ocean, the city and Atlantic City’s famous Steel Pier!




What more could you ask for? Oh, I know- You know how my pet peeve is a clean resort. Nothing sickens me more that staying in a dirty room. I’m happy to report that  Ocean Resort Casino is clean as a whistle. In addition, since it’s new- so are all the towels and linens! Bonus! There is plenty or space in the room, enough plugs for all of the devices, and a mini fridge.  Did I mention that there is a coffee maker in the room with Starbucks coffee? There is also an incredible double sink bathroom and sit down/stand up shower. My daughter loved the doorbell that is standard to every room. You don’t have to worry about being disturbed because you can set the doorbell to, “Do Not Disturb” if you want privacy.

TheOceanRoom1Please check out our complete Room Tour at the Ocean Resort Casino here: 

Now about that view! The view made me never want to leave the room. The fact that I could sit there with my Starbucks and comfy beds watching the ocean, the city and the Steel Pier made me what so relaxed it was tough to go. Thank goodness the view was beautiful at any point of the day or night. We really enjoyed watched the sunset over the city each night and the beach fading into the horizon as the Steel Pier ride lights came to life!



Of course we DID leave the room, as nice as it was to hang out in it. There is SO much to do in Atlantic City especially at the Ocean Resort Casino! The first place we headed to was the pool. WOW!! I can’t begin to say enough about the pool. The pool is incredible in every way. Half of the pool is indoors and half outdoors with a passage to go back and forth. My kids loved it and so did I. The pool was about three feet deep with an island filled with lounge chairs in the center of the outdoor section. The outdoor section also was surrounded by a great deal of lounge chairs surrounding both the pool and oversized hot tub. They have plexiglass between the pool area and the boardwalk/beach for an amazingly beautiful view. It’s kind of like being on a cruise ship! They also have servers circulating to tend to your every need while you relax! The indoor pool area (they connect) is where you can grab your fresh towels and exchange them as often as needed. There are also some pool tables and TVs in there in case you bring along a non-pool fan! The bathrooms inside have full changing rooms and showers so you can even swim on your check out or check in day! Bravo, Ocean Resort Casino! You thought of everything!



Now, although we did love, really LOVE the pool area we could not be across from the beach and the Atlantic Ocean and not dip our toes into it. I mean, it was right there! The resort may as well be on the beach, it’s that close and has a path that takes you directly to the area that most resort guests will probably want to stay on. When you arrive you can rent a beach umbrella and beach chairs. Towels are also provided on the beach so don’t worry about lugging them down from the pool! Ocean Resort Casino makes going to the beach easy! We really enjoyed our time at the beach! My daughter had a boogie board along and the waves were breaking one after another! If you are visiting don’t forget your sand buckets and shovels! Our family can never resist a trip to the beach!



Before we visited Ocean Resort Casino we had all these plans of walking the boardwalk, going to the Steel Pier, getting some taffy, etc. but NONE of that happened during our stay. There was so much to do at the resort that we never ended up leaving the place. That is really kudos to them! Visiting the Ocean Resort Casino is kind of like being on an island with everything you need at your disposal. There is just NO reason to leave! Below pics are some of our favorite décor!



When it comes to dining choices Ocean Resort Casino has you covered. They have everything from snacks in one of the two gift shops to elegant dining as well as dining for the casino’s carded comped players. There is something for everyone. All of the restaurants were not open at the point when we visited. The Ocean Buffet opens this winter and Wahlburgers as well as an Italian restaurant are in the works. The resort opened its doors on June 28th. Our favorite place to dine during our stay was Cafe500 but please be aware there is no children’s menu, but there are plenty of child friendly choices like chicken tenders and wood oven pizza! My favorite choice at Café 500 was the Jersey Shore Wood Oven Pizza adorned with shrimp, lobster and crab! It was absolutely delicious! Please be on the lookout for a separate post all about Café 500 coming up soon!




The one activity we did not have a chance to enjoy but hopefully will on a future trip was Topgolf Swing! Ocean Resort Casino hosts the world’s largest Topgolf Swing Suite! Topgolf Swing Suite is a virtual reality golf experience that caters to both golfers and non-golfers. We took a tour while visiting the property and it’s definitely on our todo list for next time! 

TheOceanCasinoSo, there you have it! Our trip was a total success from dining, to the room, pool, casino and location! If you are looking for an incredible stay with your family, friends or by yourself- Ocean Resort Casino is a great choice. Check out everything Ocean Resort Casino here: https://www.theoceanac.com/ Please check out the video of our trip summary here and see all the fun live! : 

Disclosure: Media Invite extended via Ocean Resort Casino. All opinions are that of my own. Contact me for collabs at Diane@3decades3kids.net or @3decades3kids across all social media networks. See you in Atlantic City!

Giveaway: Mountain Creek Water Park- A Summer Must Do!

Giveaway: Mountain Creek Water Park- A Summer Must Do For The Tri-State Area!


Summer is in full swing and we are making the most of every moment. This summer is all about being unplugged and outdoors for our family. Recently our family was invited to Mountain Creek Water Park in Vernon, NJ. Little did we know that Mountain Creek was not only for winter, it is also a great place to visit in the summer!

To our surprise our family arrived at one of our favorite winter spots and found a world we never knew existed. If you have ever been to Mountain Creek you won’t believe it. You park in the same lot and cross the walkover bridge. Then be prepared for a steep walk up the mountain. The water park is located up the hill to the side of the main building. Along the way you can take a ride on the mountain sky ride. It’s included in your admission to the waterpark. It’s a beautiful ride up the mountain and you can exit at the top and walk over to a lookout where you can view three states! Total perk to visiting!


MountainCreekcabanaAfter we finally left the cabana we tested out the High Tide Wave Pool first. Oh my goodness, what a fantastic wave pool. With intervals of calm water and waves it is great for everyone. We spent a while in there and honestly it was one of the best wave pools we have been in. By the wave (way)..lol, life jackets are available in various sizes.


The rest of our day was spent going around and checking out all of the water slides. In addition there were designated areas for younger children to enjoy. The rides and slides are all ranked so you can easily see what is right for you and your family members. The levels include Thrill Level: Easy, Thrill Level: High, and Thrill Level: Extreme! There are also areas for children 48 inches and lower. Please check out the Thrill Level before you ride. There are plenty of workers around who can answer any of your questions about the rides and slides.


mountaincreekemWhen it comes to dining while visiting Mountain Creek Water Park you will love all of the choices! Let me start with the desserts! The Sugar Shack is filled with yum and also Deep Friend Oreos, Cheesecake, Cookie Dough, Ice Cream and more! The snacks from the Sugar Shack were absolutely delicious! As for lunch there are a bunch of places that serve burgers, fires, hot dogs, chicken tenders, pizza, BBQ and more. There are a ton of choices! We can vouch for the burgers, fries, hot dogs and chicken! They were all pretty much yum! And I did see the pizza while I was walking around- looked delish! BUT the deep fried oreos and cheesecake were extra good! In a nutshell, all the food got a thumbs up!


So, if you are looking for a fun day trip in the NJ area, look no farther than Mountain Creek Water Park in Vernon, NJ! It’s a great day for families, friends or school trips! The prices to enter are reasonable and the fun is endless. You can do as little or as much as you want from tanning, to swimming to dining. Whatever you choose it will be a great day when you visit this hidden gem up on the mountain.


Giveaway: We are thrilled to partner with Mountain Creek Water Park to bring one 3decades3kids reader to MCWP for the day! (The prize consists of 4 passes to Mountain Creek Water Park, no parking or food included). Enter below. Giveaway ends July 15th at 11: 59pm. 18+/usa only. Good Luck! I can’t wait to see who is going to be going to Mountain Creek Water Park!

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Disclosure: All opinions are my own and honest. Visit/parking/food/swag via family media invitation. Contact me at Diane@3decades3kids.net or @3decades3kids across all social media networks. 

Hotel Translyvania 1 and Hotel Translyvania 2 DVD Giveaway! Catch Up Before Hotel Translyvania 3 Hits Theaters July 13th!

Hotel Translyvania 1 and Hotel Translyvania 2 DVD Giveaway! Catch Up Before Hotel Translyvania 3 Hits Theaters July 13th!

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Attention Mummies, Daddies, and little monsters of all kind: School’s out, summer is here, and we have the perfect giveaway for you! Grab your monster sized popcorn and get ready for the ultimate family night in because we have a double feature giveaway of HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA and HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA  2 on DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Just in time for this summer’s highly anticipated release of HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION your readers can catch up on all the fun and laughs in HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA and HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA  2, before seeing the all-new movie this July! Readers can also revisit their favorite monsters including Drac, Mavis, Frank and more!


Welcome to Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up and no humans are allowed. One special weekend, Dracula (Adam Sandler) has invited all his best friends – Frankenstein and his wife, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, the Werewolf family, and more – to celebrate his beloved daughter Mavis’s (Selena Gomez) 118th birthday. For Dracula, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem, but the party really starts when one ordinary guy stumbles into the hotel and changes everything.

DVD Bonus Features Include:

·       “Goodnight Mr. Foot” Mini-Movie: Directed and Animated by Genndy Tartakovsky

·       3 Deleted Scenes

·       “Problem (Monster Remix)” Music Video by Becky G Featuring will.i.am

·       Behind the Scenes of “Problem (Monster Remix)”

·       Commentary with Director Genndy Tartakovsky, Producer Michelle Murdocca, and Visual Effects Supervisor Daniel Kramer

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA has a running time of 91 minutes and is rated PG for some rude humor, action and scary images.


In this monster comedy adventure, everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania! However, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is on vacation, things get batty as Drac enlists his monster friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp!

 DVD Special Features:

  • Fifth Harmony Music Video: “I’m In Love With A Monster”
  • Character Sketch Gallery
  • Feature Commentary with Adam Sandler, Robert Smigel and Allen Covert
  • Feature Commentary with Director Genndy Tartakovsky

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 has a running time of 89 minutes and is rated PG for some scary images, action and rude humor.


In Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, join our favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel.   It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon tans. But the dream vacation takes a dangerous turn when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the human captain of the ship, Ericka, who holds a mysterious secret that threatens them all.

Giveaway: We have a teamed up with Hotel Translyvania for a super giveaway! One lucky 3decades3kids reader can win the set of DVDs to catch up before seeming Hotel Translyvania 3 in theaters July 13th! To enter please post your favorite thing about Hotel Translyvania on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/3decades3kids/! We will choose a winner July 3rd via random. org. 18+/USA only. 

SafetyPIN Will Keep Your Family Safe!

This is a sponsored post in partnership with BraVoMark and SafetyPin Technologies.

SafetyPIN Will Keep Your Family Safe!

safetyPINSummer is here and that means hubby and I will be gearing up for a bunch of date nights! Although we do have older sons who could easily keep an eye on our youngest daughter they do have their own life and their own plans. Recently I can across a great way to find out beforehand how to land a safe choice when it comes to people entering our house. As a mom you already know how much we use websites an apps as a second hand. I know I do anyway! In the back of my mind I’m always wondering if the person I am bringing into our house is a safe choice. 

safetypin1SafetyPIN is something I found out about and had to check more into. It’s a place you can go to check in about your babysitter, dog walker, house helper and more before bringing them into your house. By the time they are in your house it’s way too late. And we all know that everyone seems okay when it’s just a profile online. You never get the true deal until they are already in your company. This is a great way to check and see how the person stacks up in reality once they are off your computer or phone and in your living room!

SafetyPIN is only given to profiles that make the mark when it comes to passing a comprehensive background and behavioral screening. When someone shares their SafetyPIN it is the best way to know you can trust them to come into your home and be around your kids. (You can learn more by clicking here.) With SafetyPIN you can rest at ease knowing that you made the right choice.

SafetyPIN is a virtual trust badge that’s perfect for the sharing and gig economies. In this world where it takes a full village for us to survive it’s great to know there is somewhere you can got to find out who is safe to meet offline that looks great online. Honestly along the way of life I have met many creditable people that have popped off the page and into my life, I have also seen the worst, the fakes. I absolutely love how SafetyPIN uses a four pronged screening process that includes checks in criminal background, financial background, identity verification and behavioral screening. We have all seen the videos online of the babysitter mistreating the child. I am positive I do NOT want that to be my scenario.

safetyPINThey even include a behavioral questionnaire developed with criminal profilers and a clinical psychologist to weed out people who may present a danger (even if they don’t have a criminal record) and SafetyPIN holders are regularly rescreened!!!  SafetyPIN is revoked if they no longer meet requirements. How can it get any better! So, when it comes to making a choice next time about  babysitting, pet sitting, elder care, Craigslist, Airbnb, HomeAway, Bumble, Match or anything else you can think of there is only one place to go where you can get that prescreening peace of mind- SafetyPIN!


You may think that a process like this would cost an arm and a leg but it is extremely reasonable!and only costs $1 to apply and $6 for the first 6 months. To continue it’s less than $5/month and you can cancel the membership at any time. Most of the applications are approved within 24 hours.

Now that you heard about SafetyPIN I’m sure you are as curious as I was to check them out. It’s like having a “TSA Trusted Traveler” for you home. This is only available currently in the USA. 

If you want your babysitter or someone you already have working with you to apply and pay themselves, just send this link: www.getasafetypin.com/apply. If you want to pay for a SafetyPIN for your babysitter, nanny, or someone else the process is simple: 

– Go to getasafetypin.com and register (if you’re already a member, login)

– Once you’re signed in, choose “Vouchers” from the drop-down menu and follow the prompts.

– Enter their information and your payment information and we take care of the rest! (You can pay for just the application fee or you can cover their membership for as long as you choose.)

Easy Peasy! In this day and age please do not let someone into your house without checking them out first! People are being scammed on a daily basis by profiles that look like they are at the peak of perfection and then later the truth comes out. Let the truth come out before you pay the price. I will never let someone near my home or family without checking them out first. SafetyPIN is a perfect, easy and affordable way to do that!

SafetyPIN- Use it EVERY time you take an online relationship offline! https://www.getasafetypin.com/


Disclosure: All opinions are honest and do not represent the parent company. “This is a sponsored post in partnership with BraVoMark and SafetyPin Technologies.” Contact Diane at 3decades3kids@gmail.com or @3decades3kids across all social media platforms.


You Are Invited To The NYC Advance Free Screening of Uncle Drew

You Are Invited To The NYC Advance Free Screening of Uncle Drew

UncleDrewWe are super excited about Uncle Drew coming to theaters June 29, 2018! We are thrilled to partner with Uncle Drew movie to bring our 3decades3kids readers to the movies for an early screenings!  Check out the details below. Click here to find out more about the movie: https://www.uncledrew.movie/


After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax (Lil Rel Howery) is dealt a series of unfortunate setbacks, including losing his team to his longtime rival (Nick Kroll).  Desperate to win the tournament and the cash prize, Dax stumbles upon the man, the myth, the legend UNCLE DREW (NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving) and convinces him to return to the court one more time. The two men embark on a road trip to round up Drew’s old basketball squad (Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, and Lisa Leslie) and prove that a group of seniors can still win the big one.

You are invited to the Advance NYC Screening of Uncle Drew 

Wednesday, June 27


AMC Lincoln Square

1998 Broadway

New York, NY 10023

Please click on the link below to claim your free screening passes. Remember to arrive early, screenings are overbooked to ensure a full house. 

RSVP: http://www.lionsgatescreenings.com/arwCc93374


Disclosure: Diane Sullivan is an Uncle Drew movie partner. All opinions are that of Diane and honest. They do not represent the views of the parent company represented. Contact me at 3decades3kids@gmail.com or @3decades3kids across all social media platforms.