Win Tickets to Disney On Ice Dare To Dream

Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream comes to the Amway Center for six performances September 8-10, 2017.

What isn’t there to love about the beauty, grace, high-energy and magic that is Disney on Ice?! This year, Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream, produced by Feld Entertainment Inc., that brings courage and adventure to audiences far and wide, including The City Beautiful, Orlando, this September. I will be there with my family as a Feld Ambassador*.

Hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse lead an expedition across raging seas and snow covered mountains. These extraordinary tales will be told with a pantheon of Disney favorites including Moana, Maui and Friends from Disney’s Moana in their first Disney on Ice tour, plus beloved characters from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Tangled and Cinderella and more, all telling extraordinary tales through music, dance, costuming and theatrics on ice!

Beautiful production numbers invite audiences into the world of Beauty and the Beast, as Belle shows what it means to be fearless. Along with her new friends in the enchanted castle, Belle is encouraged to step outside the ordinary and find joy in the bleakest situation. As she looks beyond the harsh exterior of the Beast to reach his gentle heart, fans learn there are teachable moments in everyday life.

Your favorite sing-along-able Disney music (not sure if that’s a word!) is half the fun of the show. You KNOW you know every single word, and to hear it performed amid the spectacle of the show is one of the key elements that brings smiles to faces of every age. Guests are welcomed into the Disney world to discover their inner hero through the story and song.

Performances:
Friday, September 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 9 at 11 a.m.
Saturday, September 9 at 3 p.m.
Saturday, September 9 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 10 at 1 p.m.
Sunday, September 10 at 5 p.m.

Tickets:
Ticket prices range from $18 – $100. Save 20% off select seats with code SAVE20. (Not valid on premium VIP seating. Hurry for the best available seats! Code expires September 7, 2017.) Visit DisneyOnIce.com for additional show information and to buy tickets.

Enter to Win 4 Tickets:
Want to win 4 tickets? Enter at Rafflecopter! (Click on image at left.)

One lucky winner will receive 4 tickets for either opening night, Friday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m., or Saturday, Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. Contest begins at midnight 8/5/2017 and ends at midnight 8/26/2017.

*I am a Feld Entertainment Blogger Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and other exclusive opportunities.

 

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Follow Your Heart

16205_event_image_545x325-c407183f29Once upon a time, Disney created a magical spectacle on ice with talented dancers, beautiful costumes, stirring music that instantly transforms kids of all ages to happy moments shared with beloved characters. The first weekend in September, Disney On Ice brings all that to life and more to Orlando in Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart. My family and I are excited to attend—especially ME! As a Feld Entertainment Ambassador, I received complimentary tickets to attend the show with my family in exchange for writing about the show.

Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart is bringing Disney•Pixar’s record-breaking animated feature Finding Dory to the ice for the first time in this live production produced by Feld Entertainment. The ice skating extravaganza featuring Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out, Disney’s Frozen and other beloved Disney stories visits Orlando from September 2-4, 2016 for six performances at Amway Center.  Tickets are on sale now.

Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart start from $18 and have “Market pricing” which applies to all tickets. Rates fluctuate based on supply and demand. Lock in your price and seat location today!

Show Times:  Friday, September 2, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, September 3, 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, September 4, 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. All seats are reserved. Tickets are available at www.DisneyOnIce.com  or www.ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster outlet, by calling 800-745-3000, or at the Amway Center box office (phone for information only: 407-440-7900). For group ticket sales and information, call 866-248-8740.

What is Follow Your Heart all about and which Disney favorites will be featured? The show will have guests:follow heart dory

  • swim with Dory, Nemo, Marlin and new pal Hank from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory as they “just keep swimming” on a life-changing excursion to find her parents and discover the true meaning of family.
  • cheer with the Emotions from Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out –Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust– as they help Riley find the confidence to win the hockey championship and experience the emotional rollercoaster of growing up.elsa and olaf
  • venture to the wintery world of Arendelle where Olaf and Kristoff help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen and learn love is the most powerful magic of all. See Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana and the Disney Princesses make their dreams come true through their virtues of bravery, kindness and perseverance.
  • celebrate true friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody and The Toy Story gang.
  • make unforgettable memories with Mickey, Minnie and all of our Disney friends!

Want to buy tickets at a discount OR win 4 tickets to attend?

You can save 20% off select seats with code SAVE20.

*Not valid on premium VIP seating.
*Hurry for the best available seats! Code expires September 1, 2016.

You can win 4 tickets easily by clicking this Rafflecopter link and following the prompts. Contest ends at midnight August 19, 2016.

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Follow along on social media:

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/DisneyOnIce
Twitter: @DisneyOnIce #DisneyOnIce #FollowYourHeart
YouTube: www.youtube.com/DisneyOnIce
Instagram: @DisneyOnIce

Whether you’re a raffle winner or not, we’re all winners who get to see Disney on Ice Presents: Follow Your Heart. I can’t wait to be at the Amway Center enjoying one of the best family shows around. Feld Entertainment knows how to bring magic to audiences everywhere through not only Disney on Ice, but much, much more.

Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment’s productions have appeared in more than 75 countries and on six continents to date and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, AMSOIL Arenacross, Disney On Ice, Disney Live! and Marvel Universe LIVE! More information about Feld Entertainment is available online at www.feldentertainment.com.

Lake Buena Vista Shopping Giveaway

LBV20121102-186Back to school means back to school shopping. Want to do all that shopping with a $50 gift card?

Win a $50 gift card to Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores

As a mom, I want to get the best deals possible. (Even though we homeschool, we still have a growing boy who wants to look good, too at co-ops and other events.)

Cash registers will be ringing during back-to-school shopping very, VERY soon. (Now WHERE did the summer go?!) Good news, though: The Florida Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01am, Friday, August 7 and ends at 11:59pm, Sunday, August 16, so plan now to take advantage of that. I’ll be looking for deals throughout the month.

I’ll be shopping at Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores, where shopping is hassle-free and you can find factory-direct premium quality merchandise at savings up to 75% off (and sometimes more). Plus, there’s easy store front parking, so getting in and out quickly is a breeze!

Stop by VF Outlet (one of my favorites) while you’re at the mall. I always find a deal there on dresses and ladies underwear. They have school uniforms too if, you know, back to school shopping isn’t just for the mom! (We need a few things now and again, too! And during the sales tax holiday, it’s a great time!)

 Here’s your chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the mall, where you can select merchandise at most of their outlet shops and get great deals at U.S. Polo Assn., Nike, OshKosh B’Gosh, Tommy Hilfiger Stores, plus other well-known outlets including G by GUESS, Justice, Carter’s, Crocs, Calvin Klein, Levi’s®, Aeropostale, Converse, Famous Footwear Outlet, Fossil, Rack Room Shoes, and many more. Several stores sell approved uniform merchandise. Don’t forget to stop by and treat yourself at Lindt Chocolate, too! Sorry, Gap and Old Navy outlets do not accept gift certificates.

Rafflecopter logo linkEnter through Rafflecopter at left. This is a quick contest that starts today and ends August 4 at midnight.

Even if you don’t win, you can get in on the savings by downloading a coupon from the Center’s website, then bringing it to Travelpro at the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores to receive a coupon booklet valued up to $400 in savings. Savvy discount shoppers can learn about these discounts, as well as specific stores and their hours by following the center on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, as well as visiting www.lbvfs.com. Many stores offer last-minute deals so it’s a great idea to follow the center and check back online frequently! Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores is located just one mile from Walt Disney World at 15657 State Road 535 (Vineland) Orlando, FL 32821-6316, and two miles south of I-4, Exit 68. Summer Hours are in place Monday-Saturday, 10am-9:30pm, and 10am-7pm on Sunday.

Happy shopping!

Disclosure: I received a $50 gift card in exchange for this post and my honest input. I’m not disclosing how much I’ve spent there when I didn’t have a gift card JUST this past month. 😉

Giveaway for Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores

If you know me at all, you know I am not a huge shopper. At the mall you have to park on THIS end while what you end up buying is at THAT end. I’m more of what you’d call a “hunter/gatherer.” I know I want a spring dress, size (redacted), “this” cost, “such and such” brand if possible, and OH I’d like to enjoy my shopping experience.

LBVFS ShoppersBecause I’m so picky (even when I’m shopping for either my son or husband), I enjoy the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores when the hunt is on!

They have factory-direct premium quality merchandise at savings up to 75% off (and sometimes more). Plus, there’s easy store front parking, so getting in and out quickly is really easy!

April 10th-12th they’re having a big sidewalk sale. I went last year, and it was fun, not only to see all the great deals, but because they have special vendors all around, and activities for the kids, too.

The Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores were kind enough to give my readers a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the mall.

Rafflecopter logo linkHere’s how to enter: Click the Rafflecopter image and follow the directions. Make sure you visit the Rafflecopter page and the “People can enter by…” section.

 Even if you don’t win, you can get in on the savings by downloading a coupon from the Center’s website, then bringing it to Travelpro at the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores to receive a coupon booklet valued up to $400 in savings. Many stores offer additional savings from 20-40% off to “Friends & Family.”  Savvy discount shoppers can learn about these discounts, as well as specific stores and their hours by following the center on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, as well as visiting www.lbvfs.com. Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores is located just one mile from Walt Disney World at 15657 S. Apopka Vineland Road (State Road 535), Orlando, FL 32821-6316, and two miles south of I-4, Exit 68. Stores are open Monday-Saturday, 10am-9pm, and 10am-7pm on Sunday.

At the Lake Buena Vista Outlet Stores you can select merchandise at over 50 spacious outlet shops and get great deals at the area’s only Old Navy outlet store, plus other well-known outlets including U.S. Polo Assn., Lindt Chocolate, Nike, OshKosh B’Gosh, Tommy Hilfiger Stores, G by GUESS, Justice, Carter’s, Crocs, Calvin Klein, Levi’s®, Aeropostale, Converse, Famous Footwear Outlet, Fossil, Gap, Rack Room Shoes, and many more.

Join me on the hunt. Mama needs a new pair of shoes!

Rugby And Reme Twitter Party Thursday, September 25

Join Us for Rugby and Reme’s FIRST Twitter Party! #HiRugbyReme

purple chevron smallTo celebrate the recent launch of RugbyAndReme.com, our favorite Bernese Mountain dogs are having a party—and you’re invited. Share the excitement over their website that features the animated versions of the cutest Berners we know and all their canine friends. Join us to chat about new friendships, favorite pets, and how animation brings poignant emotions to “life”.

twitter party verticle ad 2Rugby and Reme are fun, adventurous, inquisitive pups with their own apps, fun coloring pages, great merchandise, learning programs, and free online games and story books. They even have two films just out of pre-production! Fans of animation will enjoy the imaginative and adventurous stories created out of love for two real Bernese Mountain dogs.

The Deets:
Date: Thursday, September 25
Time: 9 p.m. (EST); 8 p.m. (CST); 7 p.m. (PST)
Follow Along and Tweet with the Hashtag: #HiRugbyReme

Panelists:
@SavinSaidSimply — Hostess
@SeaWorldMommy — Hostess
@RugbyAndReme — Sponsor

Giveaways: Five lucky winners will get Rugby and Reme merchandise prize packs, and the grand prize winner will get a prize pack, plus a $100 Visa gift card! (See prize descriptions below.)

  • Book Prize Pack — “The Ancient Adventure Begins” aka The Adventures of Rugby and Reme Book 1; 1 set Meet The Characters Playing Cards; 1 10” fabric Frisbee.
  • Movie Book Prize Pack — Rugby and Reme Movie Book DVD Books 1 & 2; 1 set Meet The Characters Playing Cards; 1 10” fabric Frisbee; Children’s Logo Baseball Cap.
  • Fun Prize Pack —“The Ancient Adventure Begins” aka The Adventures of Rugby and Reme Book 1; 1 set Meet The Characters Playing Cards; 1 10” fabric Frisbee; Children’s Logo Baseball Cap.
  • New Friends Prize Pack — Small Rugby Plush Toy; Small Reme Plush Toy; Children’s Logo Baseball Cap; 1 set Meet The Characters Playing Cards; 1 10” fabric Frisbee.
  • FaceBook Prize Pack —Small Rugby Plush Toy; Small Reme Plush Toy; “The Ancient Adventure Begins” aka The Adventures of Rugby and Reme Book 1; 1 set Meet The Characters Playing Cards; 1 10” fabric Frisbee.
  • Grand Prize Pack — $100 Visa Gift Card; Small Rugby Plush Toy; Small Reme Plush Toy; “The Ancient Adventure Begins” aka The Adventures of Rugby and Reme Book 1; Rugby and Reme Movie Book DVD Books 1 & 2; 1 set Meet The Characters Playing Cards; 1 10” fabric Frisbee; Children’s Logo Baseball Cap.

How to Enter

  1. Share about this party on two social media platforms of your choice like Facebook and Twitter.

Sample Tweet: “Mark your calendar to say HI to new friends at a Twitter Party w/ @RugbyandReme on 9/25 at 6 pm PST/9pm EST. #HIRugbyReme

Sample Facebook Update: “Join the conversation on friendship, pets, and animated film at the #HIRugbyReme Twitter Party on 9/25 at 6 pm PST/9pm EST.

  1. Follow @SavinSaidSimply, @SeaWorldMommy and, of course, @RugbyAndReme
  2. Tweet during the party (Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 7 pm PST; 8 pm CST; 7 pm EST). Every tweet is an entry to win! Don’t forget to use the hashtag in every post so it’s counted, and remember to add the Q# so we know which question you’re answering.
  3. Fill out this form so we have your info. http://bit.ly/RRTParty
  4. To RSVP, leave a comment below that includes the Twitter handle you’re using at the party (and entered on the form). Include links to your two posts (on whatever social media channels you’ve chosen).

Rules
The Rugby And Reme Twitter Party Contest on 9/25/2014 (contest) is open to US residents age 18 years or older. To be eligible for a prize, entrants must follow each item in the above section “How to Enter.” Tweets eligible for prizes must be posted during the 1-hour Twitter Party time-frame. Winners will be chosen at random (using Random.org) from all participants’ Tweets, once eligibility is verified (RSVP recorded, two posts provided, form filled, hosts and sponsor followed, hashtag and Q info used). Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

This contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by any Third Party Service including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or any other third-party service. Entrants who choose to make posts on Facebook to share about the contest, acknowledge that the Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook and that any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest should be directed to the Contest Sponsors and not to Facebook.

I met Rugby and Reme for the first time when I was at Give Kids The World Village. The Foundation arm of their company (The Manchester Sky Children’s Educational Foundation (MSky™ Foundation) was there to introduce Rugby and Reme mascots to the children. Their pups are now a permanent fixture at the Village,
bringing smiles and joy wherever they go.

$50 Gift Card Giveaway for Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores

VF Outlet Back to School 2014Although we homeschool, it just seems “wrong” to pass up on back-to-school shopping, especially during the Florida sales tax holiday August 1-3. Kids grow out of clothes (and SHOES!) faster than imagined and whether your kids go to a brick and mortar building or to co-op, kids need “stuff”. Thankfully there are lots of deals to be had in Orlando, and some of our favorite stores are all together at the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores. (And for those who buy school uniforms… you really want to check this out!)

I like shopping at  Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores because there is a nice variety of stores (and it’s plus for me to park right in front of the stores). As a deal-seeker, I really enjoy the savings up to 75% off (and sometimes more). (On my last visit I bought an $80 dress for $12. Bam!)

So, do YOU like deals? Here’s your chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the mall, where you can select merchandise at over 50 spacious outlet shops and get great deals at the area’s only Old Navy outlet store, newcomer U.S. Polo Assn., newly renovated Nike, OshKosh B’Gosh and Tommy Hilfiger Stores, plus other well-known outlets including G by GUESS, Justice, Carter’s, Crocs, Calvin Klein, Levi’s®, Aeropostale, Converse, Famous Footwear Outlet, Fossil, Gap, Izod, Rack Room Shoes, and many more. Don’t forget to stop by and treat yourself at Lindt Chocolate, too!

Rafflecopter logo linkTo enter: Click on the Rafflecopter image, and post a comment. To gain more entries, Tweet about it, too (see link for more information).

Even if you don’t win, you can get in on the savings by downloading a coupon from the Center’s website, then bringing it to Travelpro at the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores to receive a coupon booklet valued up to $400 in savings. Many stores offer additional savings from 20-40% off to “Friends & Family.”  Savvy discount shoppers can learn about these discounts, as well as specific stores and their hours by following the center on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, as well as visiting www.lbvfs.com. Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores is located just one mile from Walt Disney World at 15657 S. Apopka Vineland Road (State Road 535), Orlando, FL 32821-6316, and two miles south of I-4, Exit 68. Stores are open Monday-Saturday, 10am-9pm, and 10am-7pm on Sunday.

Good luck, and happy shopping!

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Circus Legends

Ringling-ClownWhen I was in 5th grade, I won an opportunity to “be” in the circus. I was part of a “clown parade” and we traipsed through the stage smiling and laughing while the professional clowns did the “heavy lifting” of crowd pleasing. It was so much fun. I still get excited when the circus comes to town!

The Greatest Show on Earth, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® brings the unbelievable to Children Of All Ages in an all-new show — LEGENDSSM  to the Amway Center January 9-12.

In what’s sure to be tons of family fun, amazing performers from around the globe will perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder.

Show times/Ticket information:

Tickets are available at http://www.ringling.com or http://www.ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster outlet, by calling 800-745-3000, or at the Amway Center box office (phone: 407-440-7900). For group ticket sales and information, call 866-248-8740.

Tickets for Thursday and Friday performances are: $75 (Front Row), $35 (Premium Seats), $27, $23 and $16*

Tickets for Saturday and Sunday performances are: $75 (Front Row), $40 (Premium Seats), $30, $23 and $16*

Special offer:

With the promo code “Mom14” you can get $4 off per ticket for select performances. (Offer not valid on Front Row or Premium  seats. Not valid day of show. Only valid for these performances: Fri. 7:30 p.m., Sat 11:30 a.m. and Sat 7:30 p.m.

Asian-ElephantsWin Tickets:

Enter below to win 4 tickets to either the Thursday, January 9th 7:30 performance or Friday, January 10th 7:30 performance.

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*Ticketmaster service charges and facility fees not included.  All seats are reserved. Tickets are on sale now.

Disclosure: Through a partnership with Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey, I have received tickets in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

Contest Rules:  Contest is open to Residents of the United States who are eighteen (18) years and older. Contest winner must present valid photo ID to claim prize. Void where prohibited by law. Through Rafflecopter, one lucky winner will be chosen at random, and each and every contest entry will be verified. The winner of the contest will be contacted by email (so be sure to double check your entry) and will have 48 hours to respond to the email or a new winner will be chosen. Any questions? Email me at: SeaWorldMommy@gmail.com.

As homeschoolers, we’re going to use the time leading up to the circus to learn more about the acts, how they live, the trains they use to travel from place to place, and the animals (with special attention to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation).

We’re even going to do a bit of coloring. Download your page here.

See you at the Greatest Show on Earth!

Twitter Party Hosted by Ruckus Reader and SeaWorld

Children can read the story, or have it narrated to them.

“Let’s Talk About Summer Travel” with SeaWorld and Ruckus Reader, Wednesday July 11 from 9 to 10 p.m. on Twitter (hashtag #RuckusReader).

Join me @seaworldmommy and co-moderator @nytmblog as we discuss travel, education, and how to nip those “are we there yet”s in the bud. Ruckus Reader, and the SeaWorld app, has been featured on the Today Show in their summer tech tips segment.

Not only will it be a great time to talk about our summer travel plans, but participants will get a chance to win some fun prizes, including TWENTY* single-day SeaWorld tickets, and lots of 6-month subscriptions for Ruckus Media!

RSVP   HERE.

* The tickets are valid thru Dec 31st, 2012.  One courtesy visit. Present this ticket at the park entrance for admission to one of the SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment locations during regulary scheduled operating hours.  Not valid for complimentary admission to Discovery Cove.  Call 1-888-800-5447 for rates & reservations.  Not for resale.  Not valid for special events.

25 Days of Giveaways at SeaWorld

SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment is celebrating joy of giving by giving away prizes each day during their “25 Days of Giveaways”! A different prize will be awarded each day. Maybe you’ll win the Serengeti Safari ride with Jack Hanna! Or be lucky enough to win the day for 4 at Discovery Cove.

Other prizes include:

  • a set of Panama Jack beach bicycles
  • a home and garden makeover from Costa Farms
  • VIP tickets to a Tampa Bay Buccaneers home game
  • VIP tickets to a high-profile concert in San Diego (artist TBD)
  • and seats to the “Live On Letterman” concert series held in New York City.

The grand prize, to be awarded on Christmas Day, is $25000.

Good luck and don’t forget to enter daily!

To enter, participants must fill out the online entry form at www.seaworldpromotions.com, www.seaworld.com or www.buschgardens.com. There is a limit of one online entry per valid e-mail address per day. The consumer promotion officially begins December 1 at 9 a.m. EST and concludes December 25 at 5 p.m. EST.

SeaWorld is one of 10 parks owned by The Blackstone Group. Other parks include SeaWorld San Diego and SeaWorldSan Antonio; Busch Gardens parks in Tampa, Fla. and Williamsburg, Va.; Discovery Cove and Aquatica in Orlando; Sesame Place near Philadelphia, Pa.; and water parks Adventure Island in Tampa and Water Country USA in Williamsburg.