Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {11/20 – 11/23/14}

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Enjoy many family-friendly events this weekend! It is always a good idea to verify with the business before visiting. [Not the current week? See more Upcoming Events in Omaha here!]

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar, and keep updated by Following Family Fun in Omaha on Facebook or Signing up for our Free Email Newsletter!

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Top Picks this Weekend:

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar!

Hands-on-Habitat at Fontenelle Forest – 11/21, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Free with Registration

  • The next FREE Hands on Habitat, Rowdy Reptiles, is this Friday, November 21st at Fontenelle Forest with ParentSavvy! These special educational, hands-on classes for pre-school age children and parents is held on the 3rd Friday of each month, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Pre-register and use the promo code “ParentSavvy” to receive free admission (Limited to 3 free Hands-on-Habitats a year.)

Family Movie Night at Salvation Army Kroc Center – 11/21, 5:30 – 8 p.m., FREE

  • 5:30 p.m. – Doors Open, Free Popcorn, & Games; 6 p.m. – Movie, FREE
  • Fri, Nov. 21 – God’s Not Dead (PG)

Youth Basketball Clinic at Salvation Army Kroc Center – 11/22, 1 – 3 p.m., FREE – Registration Required

  • FREE youth basketball clinic for grades K-10. Registration is required, early registration is encouraged. Call the Kroc Center Welcome Desk at 402-905-3500.

Family-Friendly Holiday Events in Omaha!

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Gingerbread House Display at the Mormon Trail Center – 11/21 – 1/4, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., FREE

  • The Gingerbread House Display will open with the ribbon cutting on Friday, November 21st at 11 a.m.!
  • Another Ginger Bread display will be taking place at the Kanesville Tabernacle in Council Bluffs, Iowa through New Years Eve with the theme “Christmas Blessings.” and is open 10-8.

Family Fun Day at Miracle at Midtown - 11/22, 3 – 7:30 p.m., FREE

  • FREE Family Events leading up to debut of Midtown Crossing’s holiday lights at dusk!
  • 3-6 p.m. Family Fun Day Activities, 7 p.m. Inaugural Holiday Lights Spectacular

Ice Skating in the Omaha Area | Family Fun in Omaha

Ice Skating in the Omaha Area

  • Find many indoor and outdoor options (opening soon) for Ice Skating in the Omaha Area!

We do our best to share current information in Family Fun in Omaha, but event details may change. It is always a good idea to verify the information before visiting.

Have a wonderful fun-filled weekend!

NEW Curious George Christmas Special & Odd Squad Premiere + Win Prize Package!

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Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas

Everyone loves Curious George! Enjoy this NEW Christmas special coming November 26th!

A Christmas quandary for George and the Man With the Yellow Hat: what to give each other. The Man finds George’s wish list, but it’s filled with geometric shapes, and suggests that George make him something. The special features classic Christmas songs and three new ones, “Are You Ready?,” “Something as Special as You” and “Christmas Monkey.”

Premieres Wednesday, November 26th at 3 pm on NET-1 and NET-HD!

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ODD SQUAD

After Curious George, enjoy the Premiere of Odd Squad, a live-action show designed to help kids ages 5-8 learn math!

The show focuses on two young agents, Olive and Otto, who are part of the Odd Squad, an agency whose mission is to save the day whenever something unusual happens in their town. A math concept is embedded in each of their cases, as Olive and Otto work together to problem-solve and correct the oddity du jour in each episode.

Premieres Wednesday, November 26th at 4 pm on NET-1 and NET-HD.

New Schedule for Kids Programming on NET

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Starting November 26th, NET will have a new schedule starting for Kids programming:

6:00 am Caillou
6:30 am Arthur
7:00 am Odd Squad
7:30 am Wild Kratts
8:00 am Curious George
8:30 am Curious George
9:00 am Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
9:30 am Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
10:00 am Sesame Street
11:00 am Dinosaur Train
11:30 am Dinosaur Train
noon Peg + Cat
12:30 pm Peg + Cat
1:00 pm Super Why!
1:30 pm Thomas & Friends
2:00 pm Sesame Street (Half hour program)
2:30 pm Cat in the Hat
3:00 pm Curious George
3:30 pm Curious George
4:00 pm Arthur
4:30 pm Odd Squad
5:00 pm Wild Kratts
5:30 pm Wild Kratts


Giveaway: Win a Curious George + Odd Squad Prize Package!

One Family Fun in Omaha reader will win a fun Prize Package! This includes:

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  • Curious George Stickers
  • Curious George Lunch Box
  • Curious George 12” Stuffed Animal
  • Odd Squad Bookmarks
  • NET Nebraska coloring sheets

TO ENTER:

  • Simply enter through Rafflecopter below by signing in with your Facebook account or with your name and email address.
  • Earn additional entries as described.

THANK YOU FOR ENTERING AND GOOD LUCK!
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GIVEAWAY ENDS: Sunday, November 23, 2014, 11:59 p.m., CST.

OTHER: Entrants must be 19 or older and located in the US only.  The winner will be selected using Rafflecopter and notified via email.  Winner must respond within 48 hours to claim their prize, or another winner will be chosen.  Duplicate entries will be deleted.

Disclosure: Many thanks to NET who provided the Prize Package. See disclosure and privacy policy here.  This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

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Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {11/13 – 11/16/14}

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Enjoy many family-friendly events this weekend! It is always a good idea to verify with the business before visiting. [Not the current week? See more Upcoming Events in Omaha here!]

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar, and keep updated by Following Family Fun in Omaha on Facebook or Signing up for our Free Email Newsletter!

Enter to Win:

Top Picks this Weekend:

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar!

Stormy & Vortex’s Birthday Party at Werner Park – 11/13, 4 -7 p.m., FREE

  • Bring an unopened and wrapped toy for Toys for Tots, and receive 40% off coupon good for one full priced item at the Storm Front Team Store. Plus, you can join the Lil Chasers Club presented by ParentSavvy.com for $15.

A Wrinkle in Time at The Rose Theater – 11/1-11/16

  • An amazing show with fantastic visual effects! Recommended for children 7 and older. The show runs Nov. 1-16, with performances Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m., plus an additional show on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 5 p.m.

Family-Friendly Holiday Events in Omaha!

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Santa’s Grand Arrival at Westroads Mall – 11/15, 9 – 11:30 a.m., $5

  • See the Amazing Bubble Show and make a take home craft with the Omaha Children’s Museum, enjoy breakfast from Pancake Man, parade with Santa around the mall and then tell him about your holiday wishes this year! Purchase tickets in advance.

Santa’s Arrival at Oak View Mall – 11/15, 10:15 a.m., FREE

  • Kitty Lee Dance Company will lead a parade with Santa through the mall. Free milk and cookies (while supplies last).

Mangelsen’s Holiday Open House – 11/15, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • See this season’s decorating and crafting trends, including Christmas Cookies, Cupcake Tree Liners, Holiday Placemats and more. Visit with Santa and enjoy some Hot Apple Cider in Christmas Traditions.

Santa’s Wonderland Preview Night at Bass Pro Shops – Council Bluffs – 11/15, 5 – 8 p.m., FREE

  • Magical tree lighting, Unveiling of Santa’s Wonderland, Carolers, FREE cookies and hot chocolate
  • Santa will be giving away a $25 Bass Pro Shops gift card to one lucky winner every half-hour! 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

We do our best to share current information in Family Fun in Omaha, but event details may change. It is always a good idea to verify the information before visiting.

Have a wonderful fun-filled weekend!

Help Your Children Make Healthy Choices with Balanced Body Bands + Giveaway!

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Balanced Body Bands Giveaway

As parents, we often struggle to find ways to help our children make healthier choices, be more active, and be kind to one another. Wouldn’t it be nice to have something that motivates our children on their own to make better choices that will ultimately lead to a healthier life?

Created by Two Local Moms

Two local Moms were struggling with these same issues with their own children, and decided to create a fun program to help our children make healthier choices! When I met with Tammy, I could sense her passion about helping children become healthier and her excitement about how successful the program had been in her own family and with others who had tried it!

Introducing Balanced Body Bands, a creative and fun program which helps children understand how their choices affect them, and motivates them to make healthy choices every day!

Balanced Body Bands – 3 Easy Steps

This fun program involves 3 easy steps:

  1. Read the children’s book to your kids. It teaches the program in a fun, engaging way.
  2. Give them the bands to remind them to make healthy choices every day.
  3. Reward their success through daily stickers and discounts at area businesses after completing the program!

The 3 steps are simple but habit forming! Find out more:

How to Get Started

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Ready to get started? You can purchase the book and bands separately or bundle them together. These would also make a great Holiday gift to start 2015 off right!

Plus, one Family Fun in Omaha reader will win a Balanced Body Bands Prize Package!


Giveaway: Win A Balanced Body Bands Prize Package!

One Family Fun in Omaha reader will win a Balanced Body Bands Prize Package including:Alex cover image-1

    • The Book
    • 2 Sets of Bands (enough for 2 children)
    • 2 Posters to track their progress
    • Parent letter & members only access to our website – www.balancedbodybands.com

TO ENTER:

      • Simply enter through Rafflecopter below by signing in with your Facebook account or with your name and email address.
      • Earn additional entries as described.

THANK YOU FOR ENTERING AND GOOD LUCK!
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GIVEAWAY ENDS: Sunday, November 16, 2014, 11:59 p.m., CST.

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Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {11/6 – 11/9/14}

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Enjoy many family-friendly events this weekend! It is always a good idea to verify with the business before visiting. [Not the current week? See more Upcoming Events in Omaha here!]

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar, and keep updated by Following Family Fun in Omaha on Facebook or Signing up for our Free Email Newsletter!

Enter to Win:

Top Picks this Weekend:

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar!

Veterans Day Omaha Events and Discounts

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Superhero Night at the Omaha Children’s Museum – 11/7, 5 – 8 p.m.

  • Enjoy superhero-themed activities throughout the museum at First Friday Family Date Night. Included with membership or regular museum admission. Plus, see the new Once Upon A Farm exhibit!

A Wrinkle in Time at The Rose Theater – 11/1-11/16

  • The show runs Nov. 1-16, with performances Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m., plus an additional show on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 5 p.m.

Parents Night Out at Go! Kids’ Gym – 11/7, 6 – 8 p.m.

  • Need a night out? Go! Kids’ Gym is offering a Parents Night Out this Friday, Nov, 7th, 6 – 8 p.m, for ages 3-10. Kids will enjoy structured games, crafts, pizza, and drink, and playing in their fun gym! $20 for first child, $15 for each additional sibling.

Try Hockey for Free Day – 11/8

  • Kids, ages 4 to 9, can come to a participating rink and try youth hockey as part of Come Play Hockey Month. All locations will have limited amount of equipment available for use. Register in advance.
  • In Omaha, this includes Moylan Tranquility Iceplex, from 12 – 2 p.m.

Little Gobbler Event at Hummel Park Nature Center – 11/8, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., RSVP Required, FREE

  • Go on a hike, make turkey callers, plus many other hands-on activities for the family. RSVP online or at any Community Center.
  • Also, you can now RSVP for Santa Sleigh Ride on Dec. 6th, 10-2. This is another fun & free event that fills up fast!

Thank You Free Day at Omaha Zoo & Aquarium – 11/9, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., FREE

  • FREE Day at the Zoo! Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will host a Thank You Free Day on November 9, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to express appreciation to Zoo visitors for helping name them the Best Zoo in the World on TripAdvisor!

Free Admission to Veterans at The Durham Museum – 11/9, 1 – 5 p.m.

  • Veterans can enjoy complimentary admission on Sunday, November 9 in observance of the upcoming Veterans Day holiday. Please show military ID at the front desk.

We do our best to share current information in Family Fun in Omaha, but event details may change. It is always a good idea to verify the information before visiting.

Have a wonderful fun-filled weekend!

A Wrinkle in Time Comes to The Rose Theater + Win Tickets! – ENDED

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Do you remember reading A Wrinkle in Time? The amazing season continues as this award-winning story will be brought to life in an imaginative adaptation from the book by Madeleine L’Engle at The Rose Theater!

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A Wrinkle in Time is an exciting thriller with fantastic special effects!

It’s a “dark and stormy night” when the very strange Mrs. Whatsit comes to see Meg with frightening news: her father, a gifted scientist, has been kidnapped! With the help of some rather unique characters, Meg teams up with her younger sibling, Charlie Wallace, and her friend Calvin, to travel through the universe to try to put her family back together again.

Recommended for Older Children

Due to the sophisticated and sometimes scary nature of the show, A Wrinkle in Time is recommended for children older than 7, especially those who love science fiction!

A Wrinkle in Time at The Rose Theater

Opens November 1st, and runs through November 16, 2014

Performances: Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m, and Sundays at 2 p.m., plus an additional show on Sunday, November 2 at 5 p.m.

Tickets: Members receive four free tickets to this show. Additional member tickets are $10 each. Reservations required. Single tickets are $18 each. Discount ticket vouchers are available at all area Hy-Vee stores for $14 each. (Recommended ages 7 and up.)

Click here for tickets!

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Giveaway: Win Tickets to A Wrinkle in Time at The Rose Theater!

One Family Fun in Omaha reader will win Four Tickets to A Wrinkle in Time at The Rose Theater! Rose Theater

TO ENTER:

  • Simply enter through Rafflecopter below by signing in with your Facebook account or with your name and email address.
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GIVEAWAY ENDS: Sunday, November 2, 2014, 11:59 p.m., CST.

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Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {10/30 – 11/2/14}

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Enjoy many family-friendly events this weekend! It is always a good idea to verify with the business before visiting. [Not the current week? See more Upcoming Events in Omaha here!]

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar, and keep updated by Following Family Fun in Omaha on Facebook or Signing up for our Free Email Newsletter!

Enter to Win:

Top Picks this Weekend:

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar!

Celebrate Thursday and Friday with MANY Family-Friendly Halloween Events!

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Cobweb Castle at the Omaha Children’s Museum – 10/1 - 10/31

  • The Not-So-Scary haunted house gives young visitors a chance to experience a taste of the Halloween creepies without fear. FREE with regular museum admission.

A Wrinkle in Time at The Rose Theater – 11/1-11/16

  • The show runs Nov. 1-16, with performances Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m., plus an additional show on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 5 p.m.
  • Enter to Win Four Tickets Here!

Kids Workshops at Home Depot – 11/1, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., FREE

  • Build a Pallet Coaster!

Thanks and Giving Weekend at Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm – 11/1-11/2, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

  • To say “Thanks!” for TEN great seasons, and to give back to their community, they are offering one half-price admission for every item of non-perishable food you bring to the farm! Items collected will be donated to the Cass County Food Pantry.

Plus, many area Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes close this weekend! Find one in the Omaha area here!

Omaha Area Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, and Fall Festivals | Family Fun in Omaha

We do our best to share current information in Family Fun in Omaha, but event details may change. It is always a good idea to verify the information before visiting.

Have a wonderful fun-filled weekend!

New Thomas & Friends Special 11/3 + Win Thomas Prize Package! – ENDED

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Do your children love Thomas and all of his friends? Get ready, a new special is coming next week on NET!

Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends from the imaginary island of Sodor star in a new one-hour special, Thomas & Friends: Tale of the Brave! It premieres on Monday, November 3, at 1 p.m. (CST) on NET1.

Thomas is working at the Clay Pits when a flash of lightning reveals what looks like giant footprints. He wants to investigate, but rain causes a landslide, and Thomas is pushed to safety just in time. When Thomas tells Percy what he saw, Percy is convinced that a monster lives on the island. In Thomas & Friends: Tale of the Brave, Percy’s friends help him find the truth and discover what it really means to be brave.

The hour-long special begins a week that features four new Season 11 episodes of Thomas & Friends, airing November 4 – 7, at 1:30 p.m. (CST) on NET1.

Thomas & Friends: Tale of the Brave

Special: Monday, November 3 at 1 p.m. (CST) on NET1

See additional new episodes throughout the week: November 4 – 7, 1:30 p.m. (CST) on NET1!

See the trailer here!

Enter to Win!

We are excited to partner with NET to give away a FUN Thomas & Friends Package (Approx. Value $55)!

  • Thomas & Friends Micro Raschel Blanket (62 x 90 inches) 

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  • Day Out with Thomas All Aboard! Whistle 

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Giveaway: Win a Thomas & Friends Giveaway Package!

One Family Fun in Omaha reader will win a Fantastic Thomas & Friends Giveaway Package! This includes:

  • Thomas & Friends Micro Raschel Blanket (62 x 90 inches)NETlogo
  • Day Out with Thomas All Aboard! Whistle

TO ENTER:

  • Simply enter through Rafflecopter below by signing in with your Facebook account or with your name and email address.
  • Earn additional entries as described.

THANK YOU FOR ENTERING AND GOOD LUCK!
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GIVEAWAY ENDS: Sunday, November 9, 2014, 11:59 p.m., CST.

OTHER: Entrants must be 19 or older and located in the US only.  The winner will be selected using Rafflecopter and notified via email.  Winner must respond within 48 hours to claim their prize, or another winner will be chosen.  Duplicate entries will be deleted.

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Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {10/23 – 10/26/14}

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Enjoy many family-friendly events this weekend! It is always a good idea to verify with the business before visiting. [Not the current week? See more Upcoming Events in Omaha here!]

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar, and keep updated by Following Family Fun in Omaha on Facebook or Signing up for our Free Email Newsletter!

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Top Picks this Weekend:

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar!

This weekend is FULL of Family-Friendly Halloween Events!

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Flick or Treat Halloween Kid Series at Participating Marcus Theaters - Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m., 10/3-10/26, $2

  • Come for your favorite Halloween family flicks for just $2 at participating Marcus Theatres location! Magical Movie Rewards members receive one FREE ticket for each Flick or Treat movie. Participating local Marcus Theaters are Twin Creek Cinema – Bellevue and Village Pointe Cinema – Omaha.
    • October 24, 25, 26 – Hotel Transylvania, PG

Harvest Fun Days at Hummel Park Nature Center – 10/11, 10/18, 10/25; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., FREE

  • Take a ride to our pumpkin patch, make fall crafts, explore the trails, play games, enjoy story time, and much more! Hay rack rides will be offered from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Pumpkins are $2 each)

Omaha Family Dining Week – Take the Pledge

  • This week has been designated as Omaha Family Dining Week with Live Well Omaha Kids, and families are invited to take the pledge to cook and eat at home together more as a family! Plus, families who take the pledge during Omaha Family Dining Week will be entered to win prizes that encourage healthy eating and being active together – like a family membership to the YMCA, a 4-pack of tickets to the Zoo, Hy-Vee gift cards and more!

Mark Your Calendars:

The weeks ahead are filled with many family-friendly events including:

Family-Friendly Halloween Events in Omaha

Omaha Area Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, Orchards, and Fall Festivals

FREE Fall Family-Friendly Activities in Omaha

We do our best to share current information in Family Fun in Omaha, but event details may change. It is always a good idea to verify the information before visiting.

Have a wonderful fun-filled weekend!

High-Flying Exciting Fun Disney Junior Live Pirate & Princess Adventure!

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We recently had the opportunity to attend Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure at Mid America Center in Council Bluffs. If you have a Jake fan, Sophia fan, or both, your child is not going to want to miss this show!

Disney Junior Live Pirate & Princess Adventure

Doc McStuffins special pre-show happens 10 minutes before show time (so make sure you get to the venue early).
In the first part of the show, Sofia and her family prepare for a royal celebration that helps us all learn the true meaning of being a princess! Sofia has to introduce the friendship festival and figure out what gifts to give her friends. My daughter loved the book balancing scene at the Royal Academy!

There is a special appearance by Cinderella, where she inspires the little princesses that what matters most is what is on the inside. We laughed when Sofia was attempting to make a cake and made way too many, causing a huge mess. Towards the end of the act, bubbles blew into the audience below us. Sofia was able to bring a smile upon all of the princesses in the audience, as she shared that no matter what gifts you give, they should come from the heart.

Mickey and Minnie led us to a brief intermission before the second part of the performance started. Jake, Izzy, and Cubby battle Captain Hook to unlock treasure hidden inside a mysterious volcano. Everyone enjoyed the exciting and adventure-filled scenes as Jake and his friends discover what it takes to be a true hero. A special appearance by Peter Pan flew on to stage to help Jake who was trapped by Captain Hook. My children loved watching the pirates fly through the air. In the end Jake is able to save Captain Hook.

The kids were completely engaged in the entire show! The whole performance is about 90 minutes long which is perfect for the ages in the audience.

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