This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ocala/Marion County VCB for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
Disclosure: I was provided tickets attend the media event. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions are 100% mine.
I have to admit a Ford Mustang has always been my dream car every since I was able to drive at 16. I was thrilled when I bought my first one at the age of 21 and felt so cool being able to own one myself. It was a beautiful 1999 silver hardtop Ford Mustang and I felt amazing driving that baby! Those days are long gone now that I drive a mini van haha!
When we were able to attend the unveiling of BrickPony as he/she is called in Winter Haven, Florida at LEGOLAND this past weekend I was thrilled!
This was such a fun event and they even let the kids help. All the kids at the event got to release the debut of LEGOLAND newest LEGO creation Brickpony. They loved being part of the action!
The new display of the life size Ford Mustang is front and center in the front of the Ford Driving School attraction and will replace the life size LEGO Ford Explorer.
LEGOLAND FL Replica of 1964½ Ford Mustang BrickPony Facts:
- The replica of the 1964½ Mustang V8 coupe was designed and built brick by brick by a veteran team of Master Builders at LEGO Systems, Inc., in Enfield, Conn.
- The LEGO Mustang is made of 194,900 standard LEGO bricks and DUPLO®bricks
- It measures more than 15 feet long, nearly 6 feet wide and more than 4 feet tall.
- It weighs 1,712 pounds, of which 960 pounds are LEGO bricks and 752 pounds is its flat, aluminum chassis
- Includes a virtual horn and the sounds of a real Mustang engine plus working headlights and taillights!
- BrickPony, the giant Mustang model made its public debut Sept. 1, 2016, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the 40th anniversary celebration of the Mustang Club of America
After we spent some time checking out Brickpony the Mustang we headed over to let the kids do some driving of their own in the Ford Driving School.
This is my kids all time favorite ride at LEGOLAND. They have it set up so cute like a little town for the kids to drive around in.
They do have a Ford Jr. driving school for the younger kiddos.
My favorite place in LEGOLAND is MINILAND USA. A whole section of the park dedicated to replica cities, including California, Las Vegas, Washington DC and of course the Daytona Speedway. MINILAND USA alone contains over 32 million LEGO bricks!
The LEGOLAND hotel is now open too! It is literally steps from the entrance of the gates to get into the park. Next time we are going to have to stay the night, their rooms are themed with all sorts of different LEGO friends that I know my kids would love. If you want to check out Brickpony and LEGOLAND Florida you can visit their website.
Brick Or Treat at LEGOLAND
If you plan on visiting in October do not miss out on the Brick or Treat event going on! Check out their website for more details on this adorable event, extra fun for the kiddos.
Disclosure: I was provided tickets to the show for free to complete my review. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions are 100% mine.
Last night was the opening night for Disney On Ice Follow Your Heart at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL and we were invited to attend. The kids were super excited to see their favorite Disney characters including their favorites from Inside Out and of course every girls favorite Frozen.
Disney On Ice Follow Your Heart ROCKED!
We have been to a few Disney On Ice shows but this one by far was the best! The performers were amazing and they kept the kids entertained the entire time.
See Joy, Sadness, Anger and the rest of the Emotions Inside Out were there to help Riley’s win her big hockey game!
All of the Princesses came out including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White and more. This was my favorite part, they did incredible stunts with climbing ropes with their princes to lend a hand.
Of course you can’t forget to venture to Arendelle. There you will help Olaf and Kristoff reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen. That is where they learn love has the most magical power.
Just keep swimming with Dory and her new friend Hank from Finding Dory.
Lastly you will see Buzz Lightyear, Woody and the whole Toy Story gang! The Toy Story was both my son’s favorite parts of the show.
And of course Mickey and Minnie check in from time to time!
The entire Disney On Ice Follow Your Heart was a great show for all ages. We had a blast! I highly recommend it even for the little ones.
Disney On Ice Follow Your Heart Florida Tour Dates:
BB&T Center (Sunrise) until Sunday 9/18
American Airlines Arena (Miami) 9/22 – 9/25
Or check your local city on the Disney On Ice Follow Your Heart website.
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If you are thinking about heading off on vacation soon, you should think about heading to the East Coast. Many people want to go to the West Coast for a vacation, which is great and all, but they are missing out. There are loads of great vacation spots in the East that you have to check out!
Here are five places you should look at on east coast for your next vacation.
New York City
The City that Never Sleeps is a magical place that everyone needs to experience at least once during their lifetime. You can take in a Broadway show, eat delicious food from practically every cuisine on Earth and see some amazing sights like the Statue of Liberty, Central Park and the Empire State Building. Don’t forget to experience the amazing view from the One World Observatory.
Orlando is an amazing spot to vacation. The weather is great all year, and it is a wonderful family destination. You can experience the best amusement parks on the planet at Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort. There are tons of fun things in Orlando that are perfect for the whole family! You could even go check out Universal Studios!
Myrtle Beach is a great place to visit. It has beautiful beaches, world-class golf courses, friendly people, amazing resorts such as Sands Resorts, tasty seafood and the tallest Ferris wheel on the East Coast. There are also loads of attractions at Myrtle Beach like the Carolina Opry, Ripley’s Aquarium, Medieval Times, Pirate’s Voyage and an upside-down house called WonderWorks.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
This is one of the most beautiful parks in the world. The stunning range of plants and animals at the park will leave you breathless. Whether you want to hike the park or just drive through it, you will be amazed at the stunning beauty on offer. Try to come during fall to be blown away by the explosion of color in the trees.
There is no more historic place in the US than our nation’s capital. The list of historic sites you can visit is long. Some of the must-see attractions include the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Capitol Building, Washington Monument and the Smithsonian. Washington is a great destination for people of all ages.
As you can see, there are many reasons that you should point your compass needle east when you set out on your next vacation. The charms of the East Coast are legendary. Try visiting one of these five spots for an incredible adventure, and you will create memories that last a lifetime.
Gust Post: Kara Masterson is a freelance writer from West Jordan, Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah and enjoys writing and spending time with her dog, Max.
Disclosure: I was provided the mentioned products to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed are 100% mine.
Celebrating our anniversary a few weeks ago we got the opportunity to stay at my favorite resorts, the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort and Spa. This hotel impresses me more and more each time we go! The hotel and views are amazing, the perfect spot for families and a romantic weekend like we had.
You can read about my review on the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort and Spa and check out the amazing room pictures.
Not only were we able to stay the night but we got to dine at their onsite 3800 Ocean restaurant, for a nice quiet dinner for 2.
3800 Ocean offers spectacular views! We got to look out over the Atlantic Ocean while dining on delicious dishes and had a long overdue no kids conversation. It was nice not to not be trying to talk over kids for a change.
At 3800 Ocean they offer indoor and outdoor seating which is nice plus its right next to the pool so if you need a quick bite you can just hop over and order lunch or a snack.
Their room service is AMAZING as well! We ordered that up to the room the next morning before we had to sadly leave.
Not only is the food good but the fun and recreation is all onsite too, you truly never even have to leave the resort!
The Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort and Spa offers:
- Water sports: Want to learn how to surf? They offer surfing lessons as well as rentals of surf, paddle, skim and body boards and snorkeling gear. Plus you can rent pedal boats and kayaks for their own use or for personal kayak and pedal boat tours of nearby Burnt Bridge. Motorized water sports can be arranged through the resort too.
- Lagoon Pool: Ideal for families, this grotto-style, heated outdoor pool features a two-story waterfall and water slide, plus live entertainment on Saturday afternoons. Big-screen Dive-In Movies are held every Friday and Saturday night. Big hit with the kiddos!
- Infinity Pool: Overlooking the ocean, the heated Infinity Pool offers a more tranquil environment. The pool area includes a whirlpool, chaise lounges and cherry red cabanas stocked with a lounge bed, two lounge chairs, television, towels, fruit plate, sodas and water. This one is my favorite to relax all day!
- Yoga and meditation classes in the mornings
- Bicycle rentals
- Beach volleyball
The Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort and Spa 3800 Ocean Restaurant is located:
3800 North Ocean Drive, Singer Island Riviera Beach, Florida 33404
Rates start at $504 to make reservations online or call them at 561-340-1700