Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Grand Prairie Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

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 Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Grand Prairie invites the public to join in celebrating 25 years of bringing the weird, odd and fun to the Metroplex.

Before school was out for summer, I was able to accompany our daughter on a super fun outing with her classmates to Ripley’s Believe it or Not! in Grand Prairie, TX.  We had the BEST time experiencing all the unique exhibits in theOdditorium, not to mention our many photo ops in Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax ( read about the rest of our time here.) Seeing the building from the highway had always intrigued us and certainly made it an attraction we knew we wanted to visit.  We had a ton of stories to share after out initial visit but we knew we would have to bring the rest of out family back so they could get the full experience for themselves.

If your family was like us and has had Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Grand Prairie on your “Must see places to visit in DFW” list, you wont want to miss this perfect opportunity!

Ripley’s Grand Prairie will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Saturday, July 5th!!
There will be plenty of FREE events outside the attraction, including:
  • Games
  • Snacks
  • Face painting
  • Bounce houses
  • Prizes
People who want to enjoy the attractions – Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Grand Prairie Odditorium, Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax, Ripley’s Enchanted Mirror Maze and the Impossible LaseRace – will save $5 on the price of any combo ticket( July 5th 2014 only)

The all-day celebration begins when the doors open at 10 am.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Grand Prairie is located at 601 E. Palace Parkway.
For more information, visit ripleys.com/grandprairie

 

Fun Family Event May 31st: FC Dallas Moneygram Nations Cup 2014 Soccer Tournament #NationsCup14

May 31st to June 1st, select men’s teams from 16 countries will compete for the Nations Cup 2014 title at Toyota Soccer Center in Frisco. In addition to the exciting matches, all are welcome to enjoy skill competitions, food trucks, contests, photo booths and more! Best of all—admission is free!

FC Dallas Moneygram Nations Cup

FC Dallas Moneygram Nations Cup 2014 takes place from 8am – 5pm, with 16 different teams competing. The teams will face-off in a round robin on Saturday and the top 8 teams will participate in the playoffs on Sunday until a champion is crowned! I’ll be there with my family – It would be great to see you at the competition!!
Along with tournament there will also be fun activities for all attendees, including The Ultimate Soccer Experience.

The Ultimate Soccer Experience is an organized activity that lets attendees show off their fancy footwork in a variety of fun drills that include:

  • 1 on 1 competition: the ultimate in endurance and skill. Score as many goals against your opponent in a limited time – without any teammates
  • Target practice: Show off your pinpoint accuracy
  • Soccer lob: Show off your long range passing – in the air!

For the kids:

  • Soccer-themed face painting
  • A balloon artist
  • A soccer-shaped bounce house for the littlest tikes
  • A gaming trailer where fans can show off your virtual skills playing FIFA 14 with friends

Other fun features:

  • Soccer bowling: Take a strike to knock down the pins
  • Soccer + basketball: Go for three… with your feet!
  • 16 countries will be represented
  • Watch amateur players represent their countries

This year, Nations Cup will be played on Toyota Soccer Center fields 9, 11, 12, and 14.
Tournament Address:
FC Dallas Stadium/FC Dallas Corporate Offices
9200 World Cup Way
Suite 202
Frisco, TX 75034
You can find more FC Dallas Moneygram Nations Cup 2014 Soccer Tournament details, including a full schedule, here and be sure to follow on facebook and twitter!

Don’t miss out on the magic of Scarborough Renaissance Festival!

For one more weekend only,  renaissance magic will come alive at Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, Texas! Saturday, Sunday and through Memorial day, Scarborough Renaissance Festival will be delighting locals and those traveling from afar with mermaids, knight jousting, elephant( llama or camel) rides, shows, traditional foods, and so much more!!!

Scarborough Renaissance Festival mermaid
As a Waxahachie family, we try attend every season and have made our plans to visit this weekend as well!  So, look closely for the Chase family this weekend during your visit- we may be traveling with a knight or princess!

Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Here are a few pictures of our favorite memories at  Scarborough Renaissance Festival from seasons past:
Scarborough Renaissance Festival KnightScarborough Renaissance Festival fairy

Scarborough Renaissance Festival Knight BowFriends of Scarborough Renaissance Festival
This season has been extra special because several other of our favorite bloggers have come to enjoy the experience too! They’ve taken some amazing photos and provide excellent insider tips from their visits that you will find invaluable as you plan your time at Scarborough Renaissance Festival. Read all about their experiences and then head out with your family!

You can find directions, ticket information, show schedules and vendor information at www.srfestival.com

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