Rockin Mama™ Motherhood, Giveaways and Product Reviews Thu, 16 Jan 2020 14:23:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Rockin Mama™ 32 32 111966601 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil On Blu-ray and DVD + DIY Activities Tue, 14 Jan 2020 14:37:10 +0000 Last Fall, the sequel to Disney’s dark fantasy film Maleficent, furthered the story of the iconic villain and her relationship with Princess Aurora. Aurora’s upcoming marriage to Prince Philip and the growing animosity between the humans and the fairies set the stage for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, now available on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD, Movies Anywhere, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.

Consideration provided by Disney.


Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

The relationship between a mother and a daughter is unlike any other, and what I loved about the original film is how Maleficent and Aurora developed and strengthened their bond. The sequel furthers their relationship as it is tried by Aurora’s impending marriage to Prince Philip, designed to unite the Kingdom of Ulstead and the Moors. With a new nemesis, Aurora and Maleficent are pulled apart to opposing sides of this Great War between the humans and the fairies. Their loyalties will be tested as they fight to become a true family.

Maleficent Mistress Of Evil Blu-ray

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Blu-ray and DVD Bonus Features

Bring home Maleficent: Mistress of Evil on digital, blu-ray or DVD and enjoy brand new bonus features, extended scenes, outtakes, and more! Bonus features take you behind-the-scenes with the cast to explore the making of the film. Extended scenes reveal how Queen Ingrith (Michelle Pfeiffer) manipulates Aurora into questioning Maleficient and accelerating her wedding plans. Featurettes include interviews with Angelina Jolie, who discusses Maleficent’s origins and the cast who portray the Fey, and Fanning, who gushes over Aurora’s fairytale wedding. Filmmakers showcase the visual effects behind the film’s stunning landscapes and the seemingly effortless flight of the Fey. Additional extras include “You Can’t Stop The Girl,” a music video performed by Bebe Rexha, and hilarious outtakes, ranging from uncooperative cats to uncontrollable giggles on set.

Maleficent and Aurora

Fans who purchase “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” on Digital will gain access to an exclusive extra in which fantasy-film veteran Warwick Davis divulges the backstory for his character, Lickspittle.

Digital Exclusive:

  • Lickspittle: Fantasy-film veteran Warwick Davis considers how every aspect of the film’s design inspired his tragic character.
Aurora and the Queen

Blu-ray & Digital Bonus Features:

  • Extended Scenes:
    • The Queen Comforts Aurora – Queen Ingrith takes advantage of Aurora’s fragile state to gain her confidence and accelerate the wedding plans.
    • Philip and Aurora Dance – Aurora struggles to gain Queen Ingrith’s approval when she realizes how she is viewed among aristocracy.
  • Featurettes:
    • Origins of the Fey – Angelina Jolie discusses Maleficent’s lore, her newly discovered origins, and the diversity of the cast who portray the Fey.
    • Aurora’s Wedding – Elle Fanning gushes over Aurora’s fairytale wedding; plus, hear from some special guests as they give their best to the bride and groom.
    • If You Had Wings – Get a glimpse of the elaborate visual effects that allow the Fey to take to the skies.
    • “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” VFX Reel – Discover how a perfect blend of practical and visual effects were used to create the stunning landscapes in “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.”
  • Outtakes: Uncooperative cats, a serious case of the giggles and even the “floss dance” found their way into Ulstead.
  • “You Can’t Stop The Girl”: Music video performed by Bebe Rexha.
Maleficent Pie Pops

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Pie Pops

To celebrate the release of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital, Disney collaborated with 2 Geeks Who Eat to create these Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Pie Pops.

DIY Maleficent Pie Pops

DIY Maleficent Flower Crown

DIY Maleficent Flower Crown

DIY Maleficent Fairy Log Holiday Party Crackers

Maleficent Fairy Log Holiday Party Crackers
DIY Maleficent Fairy Log Holiday Party Crackers
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SoCal Disneyland Ticket Offer Tue, 07 Jan 2020 14:00:11 +0000 I have to admit that right after the holidays, I get a bit nostalgic. Christmas is my favorite time of year, and I already miss the warmth and joy of the season. Spending time at the Disneyland resort has been one of our traditions, and last year, we made so many new memories at our favorite place. One of the things I love about Disneyland is that there is always something new and exciting to discover. The new year kicks off with their Lunar New Year celebration followed by the Food & Wine Festival, and so much more. With so much to see and do at Disneyland in 2020 you’ll want to take advantage of their limited-time SoCal Disneyland Ticket offer.

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SoCal Disneyland Ticket

With so much to see and do in the first few months of the new year at Disneyland, you’ll want to take advantage of this SoCal Disneyland Ticket offer which offers tremendous savings for residents. The tickets can be used through May 21, 2020, which means you’ll have an opportunity to experience some of the newest experiences to debut at the Disneyland Resort.

Soarin at Disney California Adventure Park

For a limited time, Southern California Residents can save up to 25% off select multi-day tickets. Disneyland ticket prices are as follows:

  • 3-day ticket with choice of one park per day for $67 per day.
  • Eligible guests may purchase up to five tickets per person, per day, and prices are the same for adults and children.
  • This special ticket also includes one Magic Morning,which gives admission to select attractions on select days at Disneyland park one hour before the park opens to the general public.

Hidden Mickey Book

What you need to know:

  • Pricing valid on 3-day Disneyland Resort Theme Park tickets and savings are based on the non-discounted price.
  • Southern California Residents (zip codes 90000-93599) and Northern Baja California Residents (zip codes 21000-22999) are eligible to purchase tickets and proof of residency is required for purchase and admission.
  • Tickets expire May 21, 2020 and are valid beginning January 7, 2019.
  • SoCal residents may purchase up to 5 tickets per person per day with a valid id.
  • May not be combined with other ticket promotions or discounts.
  • Tickets not valid for special activities/events requiring a separate ticket.

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Make it a Staycation – Disneyland Resort Hotel Offer

Turn your visit into a staycation or a getaway with special offers on select Disneyland Resort Hotels. Guests can save on standard and premium rooms for select nights January 7 through April 16, 2020. Resort stay must be booked by March 16, 2020. Resort hotels include Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, the Disneyland Hotel, or  Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel.

Queen at Disneyland

What you need to know:

  • Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel, Sunday through Thursday nights.
  • Hotel stay must be booked before March 16, 2020 and travel must be completed by April 16, 2020.
  • There is a limit of 2 rooms per reservation and a max of 5 people per room.
  • Eligible premium rooms include Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms; select Concierge rooms; and only Paradise, Artisan, Junior and Regal suites.
  • Offer may not be combined with other discounts or offers.

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Celebrations at Medieval Times Thu, 02 Jan 2020 01:00:39 +0000 Every year on my birthday, I would wake up to a room full of balloons and an ice cream cake giving new meaning to the phrase cake for breakfast. My parents showed me how special birthdays are and I have adopted some of those traditions with my own friends and family members, specifically my kids. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, an anniversary, or any number of significant life events, Medieval Times is the perfect place to celebrate like royalty.


Celebrations at Medieval Times

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

Celebrating my daughter’s birthday is always tricky, given that she was born right before Christmas. Every year, I make a concerted effort to ensure her birthday does not get lost in the busyness of the season. We decided to celebrate her birthday at Medieval Times, a first for our family.

The family dinner theater is set in a replica of an 11th-century castle and features medieval-inspired games, sword-fighting and jousting. A four-course meal is served throughout the show, and eaten in traditional utensil-free fashion.

Arrive early and you can see an impressive display of Medieval weaponry, and coats of arms. Admire the beauty of the horses and the royal falcon before the performance or take a stroll through the Museum of Torture (use caution with young children).

Horse at Medieval Times

The performance begins with the introduction of the six knights of the realm and their countries, each represented by a color. It is during this time that audiences are treated to an impressive display of choreographed equestrian skills, including the art of dressage by the Andalusian stallions, falconry, and Medieval pageantry in the Grand Arena. We learn that Doña Maria Isabella is the first female ruler.

The Knights then compete in games of skill during the Tournament including the ring pierce, the flag toss, and the javelin throw. During the Tournament Royal, the audience participates by cheering on their Knight to victory as they compete in jousting matches and perilous sword fights. The winner is deemed the Champion and Defender of the Realm and selects a lady from the audience to be the Queen of Love and Beauty.

King and Queen at Medieval Times

TIP: After the show, head to the Hall of Arms to meet the cast from the show. This is a great opportunity to take some really cool photos to commemorate your visit to Medieval Times. You can also use this time to see the horses and the falcon if you missed them before the show. Show run time is approximately 2 hours.

Grand Arena Medieval Times

Medieval Times Menu

Medieval Times Meal

Families are served a four-course meal, timed with show. The meal includes garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, roasted chicken, sweet buttered corn, herb-basted potato, dessert, coffee, and two rounds of non-alcoholic beverages.

Vegetarian Meal at Medieval Times

Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten-free menu options are available, but be sure to tell you server ahead of time. Options include hummus, warm pita bread, carrot and celery sticks, three-bean stew with fire roasted tomato and brown rice, fresh fruit or Italian ice, coffee and two rounds of alcoholic beverages.

Birthdays at Medieval Times

Celebrations at Medieval Times

While birthdays are the most common celebration at Medieval Times, you can celebrate any event including graduations, holiday parties, family reunions, military events, religious events, anniversary parties and dinners, homecoming, prom, baby showers, quinceañeras, promotions and retirement parties and more.

Coat of Arms Medieval Times

Medieval Times Birthday Package is an additional $10 per person and includes a Birthday announcement during the show, a group photo, a slice of cake, a frozen strawberry slushie in a souvenir castle cup, and a cheering banner (valid for groups of 10 or more). Visit to plan your next celebration at Medieval Times.

Medieval Times Discount and Giveaway

Right now, you can save 40% on Adults & 20% on Kids using the code USF4020. Please note that this offer is not valid in Scottsdale, AZ. Valid through 9/30/2020. Restrictions may apply.

Medieval Times is giving away 200 tickets!

Five random winners will be selected monthly through September 2020 for a total of 50 winners (four tickets each)! Winners will be notified via email during the first week of each month. Tickets will be emailed within two weeks. Not valid Saturdays at the Buena Park, CA castle. Enter here: #MTCelebrate #MedievalTimes

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Kids Night on Broadway – Blue Man Group Tue, 31 Dec 2019 13:02:46 +0000 Every time I visit New York, I vow to see the infamous Blue Man Group. With over 30 years of entertaining audiences, the “three bald and blue men” are known for their signature drumming, quirky comedy, and colorful moments of creativity. Blue Man Group will perform this winter at The Segerstrom Center for the Arts, including two very special Kids Night on Broadway performances.

Consideration provided by Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

Blue Man Group Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group was born on Manhattan’s Lower East Side in the ’80s by three friends who wore blue masks. Their first public appearance included a street procession that showcased the burning of a Rambo doll and a piece of the Berlin Wall. These “creative disturbances” on the streets of New York grew into shows performed in downtown clubs before a full performance at the Astor Place Theatre. Show themes with an appeal to children include science and technology.

This brand new touring show is a celebration of human connection through art, music, comedy, and non-verbal communication and will feature everything you love about Blue Man Group. Three blue and bald men explore the word through music, laughter and surprises. The show features pulsing, original music, custom-made instruments, audience interaction, and “hilarious absurdity.” Show highlights include the Drumbone (half drum, half trombone), Paint Drums, and the infamous Big Drum. The experience is fun for the entire family!

Blue Man Group On Stage

Kids Night on Broadway

On January 7th and 8th, 2020, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts will host a special Kids Night on Broadway! With the purchase of one full-price ticket, parents can receive a second ticket for free for their children. Tickets start at $26 and can be purchased using the code BLUEKID. Families are encouraged to arrive early (6:00 pm) for pre-show activities including coloring stations, crafts, activities, photo opps, and more.

Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group Tickets and Showtimes

Tickets to BLUE MAN GROUP start at $26 and can be purchased at, via phone (714) 556-2787, and at the Box Office.

Showtimes are as follows:

January 7 – 12, 2020

Tuesday – Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at 1:00 and 6:30 p.m.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Segerstrom Hall

600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA

For additional information, visit

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Century Stadium 25 and XD Offers New Luxury Theater Experience Sat, 28 Dec 2019 16:00:48 +0000 Over the weekend, I went to see Little Women at the newly remodeled Century Stadium 25 and XD Century Theatres in Orange and the experience was pure luxury. With the holidays in full swing, I thought I’d use the down time to see some of the movies I have on my must-see list, particularly as we head into Oscar season. I am admittedly spoiled when it comes to seeing movies these days, and the electric-powered, heated, reclining seats were just what I needed as I sat down to watch the latest adaptation of one of my favorite books.


Century Theatres

Century Stadium 25 and XD Century Theatres

Cinemark is one of the largest movie theatre companies in the world, known for delivering an extraordinary guest experience. Their recent renovation features interior and exterior upgrades including fully refurbished carpeting and a newly painted facade. Inside, you will enjoy the following comforts:

  • Two Cinemark XD auditoriums
  • 25 auditoriums featuring Cinemark Luxury Loungers – electric-powered, plush, oversize recliners with footrests, cup holders, swivel trays and heat-controlled seats
  • Expanded seating area in the Café (plus lattes and ice cream!

Once you have seen a movie inside a theatre where the seats are heated and recline with extendable footrests, it is difficult to go back. The theater is pure luxury, and given the fact that Little Women has a runtime over 2 hours (not including previews), having a seat that reclined really elevated the experience.

The snack tables fitted with cup holders are perfect for enjoying your favorite movie snack. Because no one wants to put their food on the floor or run the risk of dropping it all over their lap!

Cinemark Luxury Lounger

Reserved Seating

The trend in movie-going is the reserved seat and I am a fan. I have been one of those procrastinators who show up 5 minutes before a film starts only to be relegated to the front row. Cinemark now offers reserved seating, bookable online, via the kiosk, or with their free mobile app. Choose and book your seat prior to your arrival. There is a convenience fee if you book online (free if you purchase at the theater), however, every showing of Little Women over the weekend was pretty much sold out so I highly recommend making a reservation online so that you are guaranteed a seat at your desired showing.

The Century Stadium 25 and XD theatre is located at 1701 W. Katella Ave., Orange CA 92867 within the Stadium Promenade. For more information on movie showtimes, visit

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