Monthly Archives: October, 2014

Pack Wisely if You Rent a Stroller at Disneyland

One Size Only.

One Size Only.

If you plan on renting a stroller at Disneyland, think twice about what and how you will pack your stuff for the park. Read on to find out why.

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Imago Theatre Frogz ~ A Must See Show For Kids

The frogs from Frogz.

The frogs from Frogz.

McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert (next door to Palm Springs) in Riverside county has an education program called the “Field Trip Series” that allows schools and homeschoolers to reserve seating for completely free shows that are kid friendly and, of course, educational.

Outside the McCallum.

Outside the McCallum.

We took advantage of this program to book seats for a performance recently. We saw the Imago Theatre performance of Frogz, an imaginative display of costumed creatures that the children were in awe of.

Frogz is a 5 person group who transform the stage into a living zoo. Using very little music or sound effects, the beauty of the performance is what it brings out of the children.

An acrobatic life-sized paper bag holding a surprise.

An acrobatic life-sized paper bag holding a surprise.

Squeals of delight when a costumed cat reveals itself from a gigantic “paper bag”, yells of, “Sit Down!” at penguins playing musical chairs, or giggles as human sized frogs sit perfectly still and stare at the audience. The performance was incredibly fun and kept all the children (and adults) engaged throughout its hour long performance (I think the shows are longer for actual paid performances.)

Frogz is a national and international touring troupe (click here for dates and show locations.)¬†I would highly recommend this show to anyone with children of any age. It is a visual delight that uses creative costumes and acrobatics like I’ve never seen before. I think I might have had more fun than the kids.

Homeschoolers

McCallum provides a wonderful and thorough learning .pdf worksheet to the teachers for its performance. It is a great resource not only for the Frogz performance, but for any performance you might go see that involves comedy, movement or masks.

If you live near McCallum theatre and want to learn more about their Field Trip Series, click here. It is a fantastic program that offers shows throughout the year. Get with your teachers to try to plan a field trip to see one of the shows.

Get Your Whip Faster At Disneyland ~ Plus Make Some Of Your Own At Home

Notice there is no one in line when you look through the hut.

Notice there is no one in line when you look through the hut.

The Dole Whip outside the Tiki Room attraction is one of the most delicious and affordable treats in all of Disneyland. Because of this the line is always incredibly long. Here is a trick to get your tasty Dole Whip faster the next time you’re in the mood.

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Leave Your Hot Sauce At Home And Other Ways To Get Through Disneyland Security Faster

Your first line at Disneyland is the security check.

Your first line at Disneyland is the security check.

Lines at Disneyland are everywhere. Here are some tips to get through one of them faster. The security line.

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Free Photo Souvenir From Buzz Lightyear

Get your free picture here.

Get your free picture here.

Want a Disney photo souvenir, but the double digit price is not in the budget? Head to Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blaster ride for a free one.

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Beware of Stroller Gremlins At Disneyland

The gremlins at work.

The gremlins at work.

If your stroller goes missing after stepping off a ride, don’t fear, it’s not stolen, it’s just the stroller gremlins moving it.

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Soak Up Some Culture For Free This Month In San Diego

Can't beat free.

Can’t beat free.

If you are heading to San Diego in the month of October I’ve got a great deal for you.

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