Queen Takes The Reigns at Medieval Times’ New Jersey Castle

Queen Takes The Reigns at Medieval Times’ New Jersey Castle

In a major break from Medieval Times’ 34 year tradition of casting a king as the show’s lead role, the company has launched a new production at their Lyndhurst New Jersey Castle. A queen is now in charge and sole ruler of the land. Like all women she is a firm but kind ruler and respected throughout the kingdom.  After Inheriting the throne from her father the previous king upon his passing. The Queen has been well groomed or her role.

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The cast and script aren’t the only changes with the new show. Medieval Times has more than 700 new custom designed costumes for all nine castles. The entire cast including the horses have been created 200 new suits of armor. Shields and helmets for over 350 team members and 225 horses all created at an armory in Florida. Every element is synchronized to music.  After 3 long months of training the lights, fights , jousts, and jabs are ready to captivate your family

New Show, New  Costumes and New Armor

New Show, New Costumes and New Armor

We were fortunate enough to be invited this past weekend as guests of the Queen herself. The new show is captivating and interactice.  We enjoyed Jousting, fighting , horsemanship and swordplay as we dined on a hot four course feast. Hoping our Red and Yellow team would win, which it did!

Medieval Times is perfect for  family outings, birthday parties and date nights. Tickets are available at www.MedievalTimes.com or by calling  1-800-935-6878. Medieval Times in the New York/ New Jersey Area is located at 149 Polito Avenue , Lyndhurst NJ.

If you are not located in the New York / New Jersey Area Medieval Times owns and operates nine castles in the U.S. and Toronto Cancda. The new show opened in October 2017 in Dallas, TX where more than six million guest have been entertained in the castle’s 25 years.

Disclaimer: We were invited as VIP Royalty by the Queen. We had an enchanting evening and look forward to returning with more of our friends. All opinions are that of our own.

Hanging with Royalty

Hanging with Royalty

Wubble Bubble Ball Fun for ALL

Wubble Bubble Ball Fun for ALL

Earlier this year we were introduced to the Wubble Bubble Ball during #BBNYC. My son who had just turned 7 fell in love with the ball. He immediately sat on it, and asked if we get to review this?

 Since the summer every time the UPS driver comes he asks could this be our Wubble Bubble Ball? 

Someone was excited to open the Wubble Bubble Box

Someone was excited to open the Wubble Bubble Box

It wasn’t until a few weeks ago we were asked to review the Wubble Bubble Ball, when I knew the package had come I left it on the counter for when he came home from school. Packages left on the counter are fair game in our house!

The ball which requires it’s own air pump and 2 D batteries was easy to blow up and took around 5 minutes to properly inflate. The instructions are very easy to follow and if you are someone who needs a visual you can even watch a how to on You-Tube.

Assembly is easy

Assembly is easy

Just 2 D Batteries and some patience is all you need

Just 2 D Batteries and some patience is all you need

What we liked about the Wubble Bubble Ball was that it was fun for the whole family. My husband was able to catch it with his larger hands, my son loved that we needed to use 2 hands so when I got in on the action I was forced to put my phone down and have some good ole fashioned fun with my family. Main Man loved the softness of the ball and the ability to squish it and of course Sit on it!

When your done playing you can pop a squat

When your done playing you can pop a squat

While Wubble Bubble Ball is meant for outdoor play, you do need to be careful of it hitting the concrete or thorn bushes. If this should happen don’t fret.. Wubble Bubble Ball  offers a lifetime replacement guarantee. It costs $6.99  to replace your Wubble Bubble Ball under the guarantee. With a price point of just $19.99 Wubble Bubble Ball is perfect fun for just about everyone on your Holiday lists.

Family Fun for bigger hands too!

Family Fun for bigger hands too!

Disclosure: Wubble Bubble Ball Fun for ALL is a sponsored post. In exchange for this post I received a complimentary ball for review purposes. All opinions are that of our own. We had tons of fun as a family playing with our Wubble Bubble Ball and look forward to plenty more Fun times.

Wildwood Vacation Summer Fun at Moreys Piers

Wildwood Vacation & Summer Fun at Moreys Piers

Last week my family along with another family planned a beach vacation to Wildwood NJ. Summer Fun at Moreys Piers was where we were headed. I LOVE the beach and so does my son but we also LOVE to have  FUN! When we say FUN, we love to ride the rides , play games and enjoy all the delicious food offered along the Boardwalk. In wildwood the Boardwalk amusements consists of Morey’s Piers  .

WildWood Vacation Summer Fun Morey's Piers

WildWood Vacation Summer Fun Morey’s Piers

Kids Measuring Up to see what rides they can go on!

Kids Measuring Up to see what rides they can go on!

Boardwalk Parade

Boardwalk Parade

Morey’s Piers,  is one of the largest amusement parks on the Western Hemisphere, consisting of   3 areas along the boardwalk with over 100 rides. There is also 2  beachfront waterparks each with it’s own personality and  lazy river!

Our first night in Wildwood we visited Morey’s Piers and purchased a Family Super Value Package . Knowing that out of the seven nights we would be in Wildwood, at least six of them would be on the boardwalk this was the best option for our families.

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A Family that Slides Together Stays Together!!!

A Family that Slides Together Stays Together!!!

Watching families who were there enjoying their time together and making memories that will last a lifetime, just like us! Having not been to Wildwood in over decade, it was nice to see it so vibrant and the team of employees looked happy to be there and were extremely friendly.

During our Wildwood Vacation we were invited as guests of Morey’s Piers to visit the Waterparks and Amusements for the entire day. We started our day bright and early and decided that we would enjoy renting a cabana  at the Ocean Oasis waterpark.   We have always been cabana renters when we visit a waterpark.   This was a no brainer for us and the price was extremely reasonable and family budget friendly.

Each area of the boardwalk has something different to offer from Go-carts, Springshot , and even Helicopter Rides. Maps are available throughout the parks and online.  If you are like me check it out before you go and start the excitement early.

Being a #fulltimeworkingmomwhodoesitall it was important for me to unwind on this vacation. I was able to enjoy life through the eyes of my son. The rides are so well maintained that I had no fear, even when my son said “mom I am ready to try the big roller coaster”. I was so excited for him we did it together!

Date Night with Main Man at Morey's Piers

Date Night with Main Man at Morey’s Piers

Great White his 1st BIG Coaster and Main Man says  "it's AWESOME"

Great White his 1st BIG Coaster and Main Man says “it’s AWESOME”

Our Wildwood Vacation Summer Fun at Moreys Piers was amazing. We look forward to visiting again next summer and continuing the tradition of quality family time in a family owned atmosphere.

**Disclosure** Main Street Mama received wristbands for unlimited access to Morey’s Piers and waterparks for one day. Honestly we had an awesome time and can’t wait to do it again next year!

Our Morning At The Cape May Whale & Dolphin Watch

Our Morning At The Cape May Whale Watch & Research Center

Yesterday my family along with a great friends family spent our morning at the Cape May Whale & Dolphin Watch. The Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center (CMWW & RC). Prior to our trip to the Cape May area I had noticed a few friends enjoying excursions such as this and since making memories is what vacation is all about for this Main Street Mama this was a must do for our family.

Our Crew ready to spot some Dolphins

Our Crew ready to spot some Dolphins

As we boarded the ship we were greeted by the crew who was friendly, delightful and knowledgeable in answering all of our questions. The watch which left on time  is started with an overview of what we can expect to see , and a some history about dolphins, whales , the area and that we could site some rare endangered species of birds overhead so always be on the look out.

Alissa showing the children the Dolphin's Palate

Alissa showing the children the Dolphin’s Palate

During our two and a half hours on board the ship we spotted many dolphins in their own environment. The children were very excited as they saw them glide through the water often bowing as the swam rapidly around our boat. We learned that no two dolphins have the same fin, many of the dolphins had been named by the naturalist staff on board. It was wonderful to watch them point out the different characteristics and see the enthusiasm in them as the explained  patiently to our very curious children.

Some of our Sightings

Some of our Sightings

With various four watch times available throughout the day. Be sure to check out the schedule  and find the right time for you and your family to visit and explore.

During our time on board a naturalist came around and told us about Jessica Rekos, a first grader killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting. Jessica had a love for whales and while on board the children could make a patch for a quilt that would be raffled to support her foundation , so that other children can enjoy her love of whales. It was a bit emotional explaining to my seven year old why we were making the patch. He understood why and was happy that maybe his work of art could make someone smile.

Jessica Rekos Foundation Information

Jessica Rekos Foundation Information

Before disembarking the children were invited to come up top to visit the play and touch exhibits on the top of the boat. They got to touch horseshoe crabs, clams and lots of things that this Main Street Mama would not. A little fact learned was that if you kiss a horseshoe crab you get seven years good luck. That I did do!!!

We hope you can see how much we loved our visit and hope you and your family enjoy your vacations this summer!

**Disclaimer** Main Street Mama received complementary passes to write an honest review of Cape May Whale and Dolphin Watch and we honestly had an awesome time and would do it again!

Scooby Doo Live Musical Mysteries Tarrytown May 15th #GiveAway

Scooby Doo Live Musical Mysteries Tarrytown May 15th

Main Street Mama is happy to announce  Scooby Doo Live Musical Mysteries Tarrytown  May 15th #Giveaway. Our family loves Scooby Doo and were very excited to learn this great Live show would be in our own backyard in just a couple of weeks. What we love about Scooby Doo the most is that it not only brings my childhood favorites to main man , but it teaches children about processing the facts, coming to a conclusion and how to work together to find the answer or in Scooby’s case solve the Mystery!

Join Scooby and The Gang

Join Scooby and The Gang

The much-loved Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang take center stage in an all-new family musical, Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries, presented by Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Life Like Touring.  Featuring everyone’s favorite characters from one of television’s longest-running animated series, Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries is set to thrill audiences here at the Music Hall. In this exciting new production, Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang have been called upon to help solve an epic mystery.  A trouble-making ghost is haunting a local theatre and Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, Velma, and Scooby-Doo are on their way in the Mystery Machine to crack the case. With crazy ghosts, perplexing puzzles, and an abundance of Scooby Snacks, it’s Scooby-Doo and friends at their best, travelling across the country, solving mysteries wherever they go!

With 2 great shows to choose from you and your family can join in the fun. Ticket Prices start at $29.00 and for just $59.00 your child can have a VIP Meet and Greet Experience.  To purchase Tickets or for show time information visit Tarrytown Music Hall.

Main Street Mama is happy to announce a giveaway family 4 pack of tickets to one of the shows on May 15th.

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Contest End on May 5th at 11:59pm Winner will be notified by email on May 6th and have 24 hours to respond.


**Disclaimer** Main Street Mama has received family 4 packs for giveaway purposes only. No other compensation was received for this post. All opinions are that of Main Street Mama and we love Scooby Doo Live Musical Mysteries and hope you do too!

Disney On Ice 100 Years of Magic

Disney On Ice 100 Years of Magic

This Wednesday January 15th Disney On Ice 100 Years of Magic takes to the Ice in East Rutherford NJ at the Prudential Center, with 8 audience captivating shows that will have children from 8 to 80 singing and dancing in their seats.


More than 60 of Disney’s captivating characters and their unforgettable stories come to life in this commemorative celebration, produced by Feld Entertainment. In this lavish ice show, everyone’s favorite sweethearts, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, take audiences on a fun-filled adventure, sharing memories with Disney friends including Goofy, Donald Duck, the beloved Disney Princesses, Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio, Mulan, Timon, Pumbaa, Stitch, Nemo, the Incredibles and many more!

Beautifully choreographed skating, breathtaking production numbers, stunning costumes and toe-tapping songs will inspire fond Disney memories. Families can share this once-in-a-lifetime skating spectacular as Mickey and the rest of the gang take the audience on a whirlwind tour of favorite Disney moments.

Check out show times below and don’t miss your chance to be a part of a 100 Years of Magic and if you are unable to make it to one of the NJ shows Disney On Ice 100 Years of Magic will be in skate over to the Barclay Center  in Brooklyn for another chance to catch the magic.


Prudential Center Newark, NJ
Wednesday, January 15th, 2014: 7:00PM
Thursday, January 16th, 2014: 7:00PM
Friday, January 17th, 2014: 7:00PM
Saturday, January 18th, 2014: 1:00PM & 5:00PM
Sunday, January 19th, 2014: 1:00PM & 5:00PM
Monday, January 20th, 2014: 1:00PM

Barclays Center in Brooklyn:
Wednesday, January 22 2014         7:30PM
Thursday, January 23, 2014           4:00PM      &     7:30PM
Saturday, January 25th, 2014         7:30PM
Sunday, January 26th, 2014             11:00AM, 3:00PM & 7:00PM


Tickets for Disney On Ice are available at Nassau Coliseum Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at TicketMaster.com .

Discover more from Disney on Ice visit them on the web Disney on Ice.com


**Disclosure ** Main Street Mama was provided complementary tickets for this post. No other compensation was received. All opinions are that of Main Street Mama and we can’t wait to catch some Magic.

Disney On Ice “Let’s Celebrate” Hits the Ice #GiveAway

Disney On Ice “Let’s Celebrate” Hits the Ice #GiveAway

When we first found out a Disney on Ice was hitting the tri-state area during November and December  “Let’s Celebrate” came to our minds since the holiday season is upon us. Wether you are two , twenty two or one hundred and two you have a favorite Disney character. I know in our house my favorite is Belle from Beauty and the Beast, Main Man loves all his Toy Story friends and DH can relate well to Beast.
Now Playing in the Tri-State Area

Now Playing in the Tri-State Area

Disney on Ice “Let’s Celebrate” looks amazing and our family can’t wait to visit with our favorites and get the upcoming holiday season started. Whenever we see a Disney on Ice show we feel like we are in Disney and part of their family.

Make an ordinary day extraordinary when Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! brings more than 50 Disney characters to your hometown for one colossal party on ice!  This action-packed, all-new show features a magical montage of celebrations and is set to a blend of contemporary music and favorite Disney songs.  Disney Friends Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they celebrate a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter; Mardi Gras with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen; a Royal Valentine’s Day Ball with the Disney Princesses; a Hawaiian luau with Lilo & Stitch; a winter wonderland with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear; a Halloween haunt with the Disney Villains and more in the celebration of the century.  Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! will be a memorable and uplifting experience for the whole family!

With Showtimes convenient for the whole family Disney makes it easy for you to join in the fun!

Nassau Coliseum Show Times: 
Tuesday, November 5th 7:00pm 
Wednesday, November 6th 7:00pm
Thursday, November 7th 7:00pm
Friday, November 8th 7:00pm
Saturday, November 9th 11:00am, 3:00pm & 7:00pm
Sunday, November 10th 11:00am, 3:00pm & 7:00pm
Barclays Center Show Times: 
Tuesday, November 12th 7:00pm
Wednesday, November 13th 7:00pm
Thursday, November 14th  7:00pm
Friday, November 15th  7:00pm
Saturday, November 16th  11:00am, 3:00pm & 7:00pm
Sunday, November 17th 11:00am & 3:00pm
Prudential Center Show Times: 
Wednesday, November 20th 7:00pm

Thursday, November 21st 7:00pm
 Friday, November 22nd 7:00pm
Saturday, November 23rd 11:00am & 3:00pm
Sunday, November 24th 1:00pm & 5:00pm
IZOD Center Show Times: 
Tuesday, November 26th 7:00pm
Wednesday, November 27th 11:00am & 7:00pm
Thursday, November 28th 11:00am
Friday, November 29th 11:00am, 3:00pm & 7:00p

Saturday, November 30th 11:00am, 3:00pm & 7:00pm

Sunday, December 1st  7:30pm

Want to win a family four pack of tickets to any of the remaining OPENING NIGHT SHOWS by entering the rafflecopter giveaway below! Good Luck Main Street Mamas

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** Disclosure: Review/Giveaway Tickets were provided by Disney on Ice & Feld Entertainment. All opinions are that of Main Street Mama and family and we LOVE Disney On Ice!

Spook-Tacular Warner Bros Movie GiveAway

Spook-Tacular Warner Bros Movie GiveAway

Main Street Mama did not receive any compensation for this post.. Halloween is about creating memories and Warner Bros Movie’s know how to do that!

What is the best part about Halloween?

The pumpkin carving? The costumes? The free candy? All are amazing, but whether you are the bunch that loves dressing up and scaring the neighbors or you plan to stay-in, Warner Bros. has a line-up of Spook-Tacular Movies to get you in the holiday spirit. From classics like It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown & Scooby-Doo The Goblin King to Adventure Time – Jake the Dad, you can count on a spook-tacular selection that the entire family can enjoy!

Before you and the kids take the neighborhood by storm, get in the mood by sharing some spooky stories! Download copies of the Spook-Tacular Story Time PDF, fire up the flashlights, and gather in a circle….. this Halloween it’s STORY TIME! Perfect for kids ages 7 to 73!

We you be the lucky reader to win one of the above titles?

This giveaway is open to US and Canada and ends on October 29, 2013.

A winner will be randomly chosen, once the winning entry has been verified, an email notification will be sent to the winner. The winner will have 24 hours in which to respond to the email to claim their prize. If there is no response within the 24 hours another winner will be randomly selected then verified.

The prize will be sent via FedEx or USPS. No P.O. Boxes please. By entering this giveaway, you release Main Street Mama and it’s owner from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the giveaway or delivery, or acceptance of any prize.


Each household is only eligible to win once via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.


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Sesame Street Live ” Make A New Friend” Giveaway

Sesame Street Live ” Make A New Friend” Giveaway

Join Elmo, Grover, Abby , Cookie Monster along with Main Street Mama and “Make A New Friend” at Westchester County Center Friday October 18- October 20, 2013. Sesame Street Live is coming our way and what better friends to have then the gang from Sesame Street. Main Street Mama is happy to offer our readers a giveaway for a family 4 pack of tickets good for any performance during October 18-20, 2013.

Sesame Street Live

Sesame Street Live Westchester County Center


No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special so join in. I know our family can’t wait as  Elmo and the gang welcome a their friend Chamki to Sesame Street. Chamki is Grover’s friend from India. Together they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! Join the fun, make a new memory but most of all make a new family friend. Main Man can’t wait to learn about Chamki and his country.

The 90 minute larger than life performance, featuring Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie, Bert and Ernie will have you and your children, singing, dancing and wanting more. With Seven performances at the White Plains Westchester County Center, there is sure to be a time perfect for you and  your family to Make A New Friend!

Tickets can be purchased by calling 800-745-3000 or stopping by the box office at the County Center.

·         Ticket prices: $20, $30, $40, & $60 (Gold Circle) & $100 (Sunny Seats). 

·         Group savings available.  Groups 10+ call 914-945-0480.

·         Get the ultimate fan experience with Sunny Seats!
The Sunny Seats Package includes a VIP Seat and a pre-show Meet & Greet photo opportunity with two Sesame Street Live friends.

·        Additional fees/surcharges may apply.

Performance Schedule

Friday, October 18:                 10:30 am & 6:30 pm

Saturday, October 19:                        10:30 am, 2:00 pm, & 5:30 pm

Sunday, October 20:               1:00 pm & 4:30 pm

Take a chance to win your family a four pack of tickets  using the Rafflecopter below

Can’t wait to see if  you win, buy your tickets in advance and save



Sesame Street LiveMake a New Friend” is playing at Westchester County Center, October 18 – 20!

Use the passcode ERNIE at Ticketmaster.com to receive the special offer. 

(Offer excludes Gold Circle, Sunny Seats, and Opening Night. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. Cannot be combined with any other offer.)”


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**Disclaimer** Main Street Mama received a family four pack of tickets for giveaway purposes for this review. Our entire family LOVES Sesame Street Live so writing this post was easy!

Free Bowling for Kids All Summer Long with AMF Summer Unplugged !

Free Bowling for Kids All Summer Long with AMF Summer Unplugged !

Summer Unplugged with AMF

Summer Unplugged with AMF


With all the rain we have been having this summer it is hard to find indoor activities the whole family can enjoy. With AMF’s Summer Unplugged you can spare your kids from boredom and not worry about it striking the bank account. AMF’s Summer Unplugged allows children under the age of 15 to bowl two free games every day… YES you read that correctly 2 FREE games DAILY. Although shoe rental is not included it is still cheaper then a movie or arcade and FUN for the ENTIRE family!

Although adults are not free and you can only register up to six children in the family. AMF does not want to leave adults in the gutter so you can purchase a summer pass for just $34.95 which includes two games per day for the pass owner and up to three guests ages 16 and up.


Want more details or are ready to knock the pins down with your family visit https://freebowling.amf.com/ and sign up NOW!

It’s easy

  • One simple sign-up, no coupons to be emailed or printed! Simply present your membership card or your name at your local AMF center and you’re all set to go!
  • Also new this year for Summer Unplugged members is the “Stay and Play” option. Additional games can be added for just $1.49! So if the competition is hot and the weather is hotter or wetter you can keep the strikes coming and stay cool and dry for less!

Summer Unplugged runs from May 13th through September 2nd. Members can redeem their bowling games every day from opening until 8:00pm using your membership pass, member ID, first name or other unique indentifier.



With over 250 participating locations close to your home town or your vacation spot are easy to find.  Simply click on http://www.amf.com/all-amf-locations and become a hit with your kids this summer.


**Disclosure**  I participated in this campaign as a member of One2One Network and am eligible for a prize drawing. All opinions stated in this post are my own and I look forward to lots of summer fun days of bowling with my main man