Knott’s Welcomes Voyage to the Iron Reef #KnottsIronReef @Knotts

Knott’s Welcomes Voyage to the Iron Reef

By Erin

*Disclosure: I attended the Media Preview of Voyage to the Iron Reef for purposes of this post. The opinions in this article are my own. *

Voyage to the Iron Reef Logo

On May 15, 2015, Voyage to the Iron Reef™ surfaced and made its way to Knott’s Berry Farm in beautiful Southern California. Voyage to the Iron Reef  is a spectacular new interactive 4-D ride that the entire family will enjoy. Guests will embark on a thrilling journey into the depths of the Boardwalk to fight the Kraken Queen and save the park from a watery doom on Voyage to the Iron Reef™.   Save Knott’s in this cutting edge media-based battle as you journey through enchanting underwater forests, disorienting ocean current tunnels, and mysterious mechanical wreckage, high definition 3-D animation will surround you at every turn. It is sure to please riders of all ages, we went on it four times in a row and still wanted to go back for more!


Come join in the fun with us!

The ride was christened with a fabulous opening ceremony, which you can watch below and will get you in the mood to want to come and kick some Kraken butt!

Do you have what it takes to become a brave deep-sea navigator? Climb aboard this submarine-inspired ride and find out! 😉 Vehicles embark on an adventure into the Iron Reef that combines the fun of a theme park ride with the interactivity of high-tech video games. We couldn’t wait to get on and ride! We put on our glasses a little early we just couldn’t wait… 😉


In line for the Iron to Reef to see if we can help save the park!

The submarines navigate 11 colossal scenes that are filled with menacing sea creatures and many hidden surprises that react to the accuracy of the freeze blasters controlled by each guest on board. Riders aim their freeze rays at ballooning mechanical puffer fish, iron clad octopus, and other exciting 3-D creatures as they compete against their friends and family to blast the most sea life and save Knott’s from a watery doom. The number of creatures taken is digitally displayed in the undock area and players with the highest scores enter the Iron Reef’s Hall of Fame. Every rider earns a score, which makes every trip to the Iron Reef a competitive, repeatable adventure.  The park is also opening a refreshed 8,186 sq. ft. arcade and a new retail shop called Nautilus, and will reopen the updated Laser Tag compound later this summer.

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Making a Yoghurt Sundae Bar!

Making a Yoghurt Sundae Bar!

By Erin


It’s not a new concept by any means, but making one of these is just so fun and simple that I wanted to share this with you. Wether you make one just for yourself, friends or family, it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser as everyone gets to make their own and top their creations with their favorite toppings. For my Yoghurt Sundae Bar, I used my favorite kind of yoghurt, Mountain High.


Yogurt Sundae Bar.

I brought mine to life at home over Memorial Day Weekend as a dessert after having a BBQ. You could make one of these any day of the week though, for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert. It is a lot of fun to dress it up a bit for a holiday get together and it is so simple and easy, just use what you already have.

Did I say that it was easy yet? All you need is a handful of toppings, which you probably already have in your pantry, and a tub of plain or vanilla yoghurt.  I recommend using Mountain High Yoghurt because it’s thicker and easy to mix with all of your mix-in toppings.


1. BEGIN by getting out as many toppings as you wish and place them in small serving dishes or bowls along with a small spoon for each topping, or however you wish to set it up: (Some suggestions are)

*Fresh berries and other fruits that are in season

*Dried Fruits like cranberries, bananas, raisins, or apricots

*Nuts such as almonds, pecans, or peanuts

*Seeds such as Chia seeds, sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds

*Chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate chips; I used some dark chocolate coconut slivers and those tasted amazing in my sundae!

*Mini Oreos

*Gummy bears or Gummy Worms


*Honey, Sprinkles, Cinnamon, or other spices and syrups you enjoy.

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Wordless Wednesday: Honoring the Men & Women Who Have Made the Ultimate Sacrifice For Our Nation

Wordless Wednesday (Almost)

By Erin

Last year the airplane was taken out of the “Airplane” Park for refurbishment. This jet refurbishment became a labor of love to build something that would honor our veterans in a powerful and special way. On Memorial Day, the new and improved Veteran’s Memorial debuted to thousands of spectators as all in attendance remembered and honored the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. The Douglas F3D-2 “Skyknight” fighter, now is back on its pedestal in all its glory commemorating men and women who died while in military service. Take a look at the new and improved memorial that is here at Del Valle Park in Lakewood, CA.










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