Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Roller coasters....and a GIVEAWAY!!!


UPDATE:  We have a winner!!!
 The winner was chosen using Random.org




Congratulations to @Grateful Mommy of 2!!!  Couldn't see your blog profile so I don't know what your real name is, but CONGRATULATIONS!  You won two tickets to Knott's Berry Farm!!

You have until Thursday at 5pm PST to get back to me with your home address. Email me at whimsyandwise@hotmail.com  If I do not hear from the winner at that time, a new winner will be chosen and re-posted Thursday evening.

 Congrats again!!!  Hope to hear from you soon!



Remember when you were younger and you LOVED roller coasters??  

Well, I do!  I LOVED roller coasters.  I would get on one then run right back in line to go again. I would wait hours to ride the latest roller coaster claiming to be the fastest, tallest or most spectacular, man-made piece of steel ever created. I even recall riding the Boomerang at Knott's Berry Farm, when I was on a 7th grade field trip, then getting off and riding again and again for a total of eight times in a row.  That was me. That was me when I was fearless. That was me when I had no babies. In fact, that was me less than 6 years ago.  

Recently my husband and I went to Knott's Berry Farm {without our kiddos}.  We got there early and got on about four roller coasters.  By noon that day I realized one thing.  I'm getting OLD!  I was nauseous and felt like I was car sick.  I realized very quickly, that Camp Snoopy was where I belonged.  There is no need for me to have to go on roller coasters!  At all!  In October, Knott's Berry Farm invited a few of us local bloggers to bring our kids to experience Camp Spooky {the kids section, normally called Camp Snoopy, which had a Halloween theme at the time}.  I got on those childrens' rides with my little man, with no problems or motion sickness issues.  We walked around all day and were able to experience every single attraction in Camp Spooky.  Every single one! We even enjoyed lunch there and were able to drive home in time for his afternoon nap.  It was the perfect day!!  No roller coasters, no sickness, just me and my boy.  





So this is what I have concluded:

1.             I am too old for some things.
2.     Pregnancy throws off your body...and your balance...and it makes you age.
3.            The theme park kiddie-land section is where I belong from now on.  It's where I won't feel so old because the rides won't make me sick.
4.            Knott's Berry Farm is the perfect place to take the family because we all get to enjoy ourselves.  It's where we can all be kids again.  And for those who choose to live on the wild side, they can still enjoy those scary, twisting, turning pieces of steel that the youngins' call roller coasters.

If you live in Orange County, I'd just like to suggest that you try Knott's Berry Farm this summer.  I know we in the OC have our pick at some pretty amazing theme parks.  We're spoiled, really. But I think you will be glad to know that Knott's is certainly capable of contending with our local theme parks.  And the price of the annual pass is incomparable!  You get affordable family fun for only $69.99 for adults and $64.99 for seniors (62+) and kids (3-11). The savings are phenomenal, if you ask me! I know what you're asking, now. "What perks come with the season pass, Wendy!?"  

Well, Knott's Season Pass also offers the following:

    Discounts on Knott’s delicious food including the Famous Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant.
    Discounts on Knott’s merchandise including all Snoopy plush and Peanuts character merchandise
    No blackout dates.  That’s right, no blackout dates. {this is the most awesome part, in my  opinion}
    Bring A Friend Discount Days
    Invitations to special Season Pass holder events.
    Exclusive Season Pass Holder Collector Pins

Want the season pass NOW?  Just click here. Your kids will love you for it...and your wallet will too!


The Giveaway!!!!!

Because my readers are so awesome {that means YOU}, Knott's has given me TWO tickets to giveaway to one lucky reader. So if you plan on visiting the LA/OC area in the near future, or you live here, this is the giveaway for you!!  

To win, simply do either of the following and tell me about it in a comment:
1.   Follow Whimsy & Wise on Facebook or 

Then, leave a separate comment telling me about the ride or attraction you just might    dare to go on when you win the tickets!  That's it!  It's easy!  Winner will be selected using Random.org and will be chosen on Monday, June 11th at 9pm PST.

OPTIONAL:  For EXTRA entries, follow Knott's Berry Farm in either of the following social media sites and tell me about it in a comment:
3.     Instagram: @KnottsBerryFarm

Good luck everyone!






26 comments:

  1. I follow!! ;)
    And we'll probably stick with camp snoopy :)

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    1. You can have a separate entry for the camp snoopy comment.... :) Just an FYI. Thanks for entering!

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    2. You can have a separate entry for the camp snoopy comment.... :) Just an FYI. Thanks for entering!

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  2. I liked you on facebook as Burning Moon.

    Burningmoonproducts @ Yahoo . com

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  3. I would want to try their Calico Railroad ride.
    Burningmoonproducts @ Yahoo . com

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  4. I like the Knots Berry farm on facebook as Burning Moon

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  5. I follow them on twitter as @Burningmoonprod

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  6. Follow Whimsy & Wise on Twitter @fancygrlnancy

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  7. I would like the water log ride I think.

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  8. Like on Facebook- Knott's Berry Farm
    Nancy Partin

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  9. follow on Twitter- Knott's Berry Farm
    @fanygrlnancy

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  10. I follow you on fb.

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  11. I follow Knott's on fb.

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  12. I follow you on Facebook (Elena I.)

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  13. I would like to try the Calico Railroad ride

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  14. I like Knotts on Facebook (Elena I.)

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  15. Follow Knott's on twitter @ElenaIstomina

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  16. We will most likely stick to camp snoopy we haven't taken our son there yet :)

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  17. Hubby & I haven't been to Knott's since our childhood, & would love to take the kids! I'd really love to take them for a ride on the Calico Railroad, as both our kids love trains!

    I follow Knott's on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram.

    I now follow you on Twitter as @socalwithkids as well! : )

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    1. If you comment four more times you actually get a total of five entries to the contest, since you followed both myself and Knott's on various social media outlets. :)

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  18. I follow Whimsy & Wise on facebook!

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  19. I follow Knott's Berry Farm on facebook!

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  20. This is my separate camp snoopy comment, lol!
    Hope I win!!

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  21. I followed your twitter n face book :-)

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  22. I enjoy everything at Knotts esp at Xmas time !

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