This summer we finally visited our first Disney Water Park, Blizzard Beach! This family event was such a beautiful day for L and little Avery enjoyed surprising L with a treat. You will have to see the cuteness in our vlog. At the end of the vlog, we share a place at Disney Springs that has an icee that elemental patients can enjoy. We may or may not have let L get this particular icee every night.
Our view was amazing! Who wouldn’t want this view for their vacation? Re-entry was hard after we returned home. Our Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs vacation left such lasting memories in our heart. It was painful to leave. L said she did not think about her EoE (eosinophilic esophagitis) one time while we were on vacation. This is huge, friends. The hotel was so nice to let me heat her sweet potatoes in their microwave in the lobby and the mini-fridge in the rooms had a freezer in which we could re-freeze her ice packs each night to ensure we could keep her formula cold while in the parks.
L put together this video of our stay at the hotel. Hope you will enjoy!
Last year, we put together another video that shows a different part of the hotel.
We were able to surprise the boys on an amazing trip this past weekend. The CARS 3 Tour rolled into a town near us and we were all able to go and see a life-size replica of some of the cars in the upcoming movie.
Take a seat and watch a short promotional video of the new movie!
This movie will be more emotional than the other CARS movies. Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo), with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage! Directed by Brian Fee (storyboard artist “Cars,” “Cars 2”), produced by Kevin Reher (“A Bug’s Life,” “La Luna” short) and co-produced by Andrea Warren (“LAVA” short).
To help get your children excited for the movie release, we have a memory game you can download and print.
The boys enjoyed learning how to change a tire and seeing a sneak peek of the movie. There was no movement of them during the 15-minute sneak peek. They truly were in awe!
Please note: Jackson is enjoying a delicious Pineapple Pit-Stop Smoothie by Dole in the video.
Here is the easy recipe:
2 cups DOLE® Pineapple
1 cup DOLE Baby Spinach
1 DOLE Banana
1 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 cup ice
1⁄4 tsp ground cinnamon
Combine pineapple, spinach, banana, almond milk, ice and cinnamon in blender. Cover; blend until smooth.
For the latest movie release updates, please visit the CARS 3 Facebook page and don’t forget about the June 16th release date. Enjoy!
Do you have any CARS fans in your house? We sure do in our house. The girls, Jacka, and Gray Baby all have a joint love for Disney World and CARS. Go ahead and gather all your CARS fans because you will not want to miss this FREE event at Charlotte Motor Speedway this week.
CARS 3, the newest film in the smash-hit franchise, is hitting the road this Spring with a “Road to the Races” tour in select cities across the country. Life-size, character look-alikes of five-time Piston-Cup champion Lightening McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson), tech-savvy Cruz Ramirez (voice of (voice of Cristela Alonzo), and the sleek next-gen racer Jackson Storm (voice of Armie Hammer) will be rolling into the Charlotte Motor Speedway to celebrate the new movie, which opens in theatres nationwide on June 16, 2017. With Charlotte’s rich history of racing, there is no better place to gear up for the release of CARS 3 than at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
CARS 3 “Road to the Races” tour is free and open to the public! Fans will have the opportunity to:
– Take photos with the “stars” of the movie – Lightning McQueen, Cruz Ramirez and Jackson Strong
– Participate in a host of family-friendly activities
– Race pit crew tire-changing simulation
– Sample high-octane smoothies
– Interactive play area featuring locations from the movie
– Get a first look of the new movie in the Cinetransformer Mobile Movie Theater.
Alamo Rent A Car is hosting a street art booth and will bring “Cars 3” to life with a giant coloring mural featuring Lightning McQueen and friends, along with a color pencil pack souvenir. Owned and operated by Enterprise Holdings, Alamo Rent A Car offers low rental rates and a hassle-free customer experience at the most popular travel destinations around the world.
Coppertone® is creating a racer pit crew that encourages visitors to take part in a tire-changing activity and photo-sharing opportunity. A leader in the sun care industry, Coppertone is made by Bayer HealthCare, LLC.
Crest® and Oral-B® celebrate the Road to the Races tour, providing fans with an opportunity to create a digital postcard with Lightning McQueen and get “Cars”-themed oral care products. Crest and Oral-B are the first step to enjoying a lifetime of healthy smiles.
Dole®, the leader in fresh, quality produce, invites visitors to fuel up and recharge their batteries, sample high-octane fruit and vegetable smoothies, collect “Cars 3”-inspired recipes and discover how Dole and Disney are working together to make healthy living fun and easy for families. To see more of Dole’s exciting promotions around summer family fun, visit www.dole.com/Cars3.
Mattel presents an interactive play area, which sends Lightning McQueen and other racers down the gravity drop and launches them into action in new play sets that feature locations from the movie. Also on display will be a collection of die cast racers from past and present. Mattel is the leading global childhood development and play company.
Again, fans will be able to catch a sneak peek of the movie in the Cinetransformer Mobile Movie Theater. Visitors will also be able to take photos with the life-size character cars. In addition, the sports national youth program NASCAR Acceleration Nation will display the science behind NASCAR racing, and elements from the NASCAR Hall of Fame will allow attendees to get up close and personal with the history of NASCAR.
We will be attending BlogHer 2017 in June and our plans are to visit one of Disney’s water parks. I just read the news about Frozen’s Summer Games returning to Blizzard Beach this summer.
Following the success of the inaugural “Frozen” Summer Games last year, guests visiting Blizzard Beach can once again join Team Kristoff or Team Olaf to participate in a variety of activities, from Ice Pail Relays and a Snowball Toss to Ski Pole Limbo and Slide Races. It’s going to be a blast!
With crafts, games and a DJ spinning some up-tempo tunes throughout the day, the “Frozen” Summer Games are sure to be a major highlight of your day at Blizzard Beach this summer.
And for the first time in forever, you will be able to meet and take photos with Kristoff and Olaf at Blizzard Beach! Either Kristoff or Olaf will be at a designated character greeting location at the park, where you can snap photos of each “Frozen” star and let them know which team you chose to play for.
This may have just solidified our decision of our water park choice. The entire family loves Disney’s Frozen!