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Six Flags Opens April 3rd- See What You Are Getting Yourself Into!


    There is a lot of things to get psyched about this Spring!  Six flags in NJ is opening April 3rd amd bringing with it new attractions, food oh and a limited run of Batman the Ride going Backwards!


                                    BATMAN™: The Ride Backwards and El Diablo

                                        Headline 2015 Spring/Summer Season


        JACKSON, NJ — March 24, 2015 — Six Flags Great Adventure, the world’s largest theme park, unveils a second thrilling roller coaster experience for 2015 as it flips one of its most innovative and adrenaline-charged coasters backwards for a limited time. The park also debuts its 13th roller coaster – El Diablo – during its 2015 season, which kicks off April 3.


        BATMAN™: The Ride becomes even more intense as it undergoes a gravity-defying role reversal from July 4th weekend to Labor Day weekend. Guests can dare to take on an all-new experience on the world-famous suspended, looping coaster when its chair lift-style train is flipped 180 degrees on the track. 


       BATMAN™: The Ride Backwards Fast Facts:

  • Soar backwards, chair-lift style (beneath the track)
  • 50-mph juggernaut
  • Five gut-wrenching inversions guests never see coming
  • 2,700 feet of twisted track


        Since opening in 1993, BATMAN™: The Ride has given more than 27 million thrilling rides and reigns as  one of the most popular roller coasters in the world. 

      “The ride’s intensity is ratcheted way up,” said John Fitzgerald, Six Flags Great Adventure president. “Thrill seekers will not want to miss this limited-time opportunity to put their inner ‘super hero’ to the test.”

                          41st Season Kicks off April 3 featuring PEEPS® and Safari Babies

        Six Flags Great Adventure was voted America’s second best theme park by USA TODAY readers in 2014. Its 41st season begins April 3 with Easter Weekend presented by PEEPS®. On Saturday, April 4, Six Flags will host a special Easter Celebration giving guests the chance to search for eggs filled with PEEPS®. The morning event will also include onsite entertainment, games and giveaways. The first 100 guests (toddlers to age 12) to arrive by 9:30 a.m. will receive a PEEPS® Egg Hunt Participant Wristband and up to three spectator wristbands for friends and family members to join in the celebration. All participants and spectators must have valid park admission to receive a wristband. The event will take place at 10 a.m., prior to park opening.

Spring is a time for babies, and Safari’s animal experts showcase the adorable, new additions including European brown bear cubs through two popular education programs. Safari Off Road Education offers students K-6 a journey in learning with 1,200 animals from six continents in the 350-acre wildlife preserve. Biology Day targets high school students with a special focus on land and marine biology. These programs, reserved for schools, operate when the theme park is closed. Schools can contact njspecialevents@sixflags.com for more information.


                                               El Diablo Scorches 2015 Season


        Guests can feel the wrath of the devil on El Diablo, the park's 13th coaster, beginning this spring. Inspired by Jersey Devil folklore with a Mexican twist, El Diablo features riders sitting in “face-off” (face-to-face) seats rocketing forward and backward pendulum style until the train gains enough momentum to complete a full revolution seven stories in the air. The fiery red coaster then kicks into high gear, completing full revolutions until it stops momentarily with riders suspended upside down, and then reverses direction.


       "El Diablo is the perfect addition to Plaza del Carnaval, as it appeals to both thrill seekers and families alike. Rides like El Toro and Tango attract a wide audience to this area, which also provides ample opportunities for dining, shopping and relaxation from the excitement of the world’s largest theme park," Fitzgerald added.

El Diablo is expected to open this May, and will have a 48 inch height requirement to ride.


                      New Outdoor Grill and Upgraded Cabana Cove at Hurricane Harbor


        Beginning May 23, Guests can enjoy the delicious smell and taste of freshly-grilled food when Six Flags Hurricane Harbor debuts its new, outdoor grill. This open-air kitchen will feature giant turkey legs, hot dogs, hamburgers and Mexican-style steak. The park will also introduce an upgraded Cabana Cove, with new, luxury cabanas surrounded by a lush, tropical landscape.


Tickets, operating hours, park information and special events can be found atwww.sixflags.com/greatadventure


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About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.


About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.1 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 53 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest® and Holiday in the Park®. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.


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Weekly Events! Including Easter Egg Hunts and Easter Bunny Pictures!

                                         Monday March 23rd
National Chip and Dip Day
Near Miss Day

Baby and Me Yoga
When: 11:30-12:30
Where: Yoga Long Beach, 54 West Park Avenue, Long Beach NY 11561
Info: Please call for cost (516)889-0808

Explorer Family Backpacks:  Get a backpack and discover the beauty of all the different world cultures through art in the gallery! Then your child will create one of their own to bring home!
When:10:00am - 5:00pm
Where: Hofstra University, Hempstead Turnpike , Hempstead NY 11549
Cost: Free

X Un-boxes Our #DISNEYSIDE Funko Pop! Giveaway Coming Soon!

Portal Masters! These Easter Skylander Releases Are A Must Have!

 Oh man- WE NEED THESE- and by we I mean the whole Skylander community! I am pre-ordering my Eggsellent on Amazon- and will be going to Toys-R-Us for the others! I am stoked!

     Eggsellent Weeruptor: Weeruptor was chosen as this year’s official mascot for the Annual Dragon Egg Hunt!  Being new to this time honored tradition, he disguised himself as a candy-coated egg and proceeded to capture Spyro, Cynder, and Drobot within a Traptanium basket… sort of missing the point of the occasion.  But what he lacks in point-getting, he more than makes up for in “Eggsellence!”

     Power Punch Jet – Vac: Jet-Vac was the greatest, most daring flying ace in all of Windham.  He was given his magical wings when he was young, as was the tradition for all Air Barons.  But when his homeland was raided, he chose to sacrifice his wings to a young mother so she could fly her children to safety.  This act of nobility caught the attention of Master Eon, who sought out the young Air Baron and presented him with a gift – a powerful vacuum device that would allow him to soar through the skies once again. Jet-Vac accepted the gift with gratitude, and now daringly fights evil alongside the other Skylanders.

Bunny Earth Trap:The Bunny Earth Trap is one of the most unique Traps of the bunch and features a cute bunny-themed design.

   Make sure to complete your Skylander themed basket with the Crayola Color Alive set as well! (our review will be coming soon! 

Easter Must Haves!

We have an amazing line up of unique Easter basket fillers that will not rot your children's teeth, but will still have them all geared up for the holiday!

     First up, why not change the traditional basket with a fun wagon or wheelbarrow from American Plastic Toys! These items are made in America and are sooooo low cost you are not going to believe it! Just $5! That's right five bucks! These are great for ages 1 1/2 and up and they are a great size--the Wheelbarrow is 21 ¼” x 9 3/8” x 10 ½” and the Wagon is 16 ¼” x 9 ½” x 7 ½”. Think of all the ways you can fill these babies up!  These items are available at Walmart online, Kmart, as well as other big retailers.

       Next up from Hog Wild is the new and super magical Unicorn Popper!  These bad boys shoot soft foam balls from its majestic mouth up to 20 feet! And don't worry, they won't break anything- like a glass carefully placed on a fence by a fully grown woman who decided that this was her toy not her son's...ANYWAY!  All the kids have to do is squeeze the belly of the Unicorn to set the balls "poppin" through the air!  Six balls come with the item and are geared for ages 4 and up.  I would stick to the four and up because it can be hard for little hands to squeeze them, however they have plush poppers available as well that are easier for the little ones to squeeze!  Woo-hoo!  Might I make another suggestion?  Get a couple for yourselves; they are really fun and you WILL steal your child's and have to buy more anyway!  The Unicorn Popper is $9.99 and the Plush Poppers are somewhere in that neighborhood as well.  You can buy them at Bed Bath and Beyond or Matty's Toy Stop (if you are in Merrick, Long Island), Smart Toys in Green Acres Mall In Valley Stream, and Unique Hobbies in Bellmore, as well as Online!  Happy Shopping!

Learn All About Sick Bricks!

     Spin Master has hit the mark with the new toy-to-game series Sick Bricks, bringing back one of my favorite teenage slang words "sick" (meaning cool), and oh, also the game is pretty cool as well.
No, stop, let me rephrase it--this game is awesome!!

     The world is Sick City that is filled to the brim with Monsters, Aliens, Zombies, and all other crazy characters that are under attack by the evil Overlord Omega. It is your mission, if you choose to accept it, to stop Overlord Omega and his goons from ruining the once peaceful city of Sick.  The game play mixes open world, platform, and simple yet addicting dungeon crawl aspects,  meaning you can play in a multitude of ways. You can wander around and collect currency and bricks that help you rebuild the buildings around town.  You will also encounter a bunch of goons that need to be defeated.  If you go around trying to fulfill the random missions you will earn your way into different parts of the city that Omega has shut down. You will go into buildings and wander through maze-like rooms, fight evil foes and collect treasure, and defeat big bosses, all of this leading you closer to helping Sick City regain its once peaceful atmosphere.

Spring into SPRING with These New MAM Products! Enter For Your Chance to WIN Some Of Your Own!

"MAM is excited to say goodbye to this long, cold Winter so get your Easter baskets ready to celebrate sunshine and Spring!
     We are thrilled to showcase MAM’s Oral Care Rabbit and MAM Start Pacifiers, these will make perfect additions to baby’s first Easter basket."

    We all know MAM has not only high quality products, but they are super cute as well! This year give the new love of your life some adorable MAM products! I am sure the Easter Bunny would approve!

        Here is a chance for you and your family to win $30 worth of MAM products!
                                         a Rafflecopter giveaway

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