The 2016 DFW Auto Show

This post is sponsored by SheBuysCars on behalf of the DFW Auto Show and Toyota. All opinions are my own.
DFW Auto Show

The 2016 DFW Auto Show

The 2016 DFW Auto Show has an impressive line up of vehicles on display and many opportunities to get behind the wheel to shop, test drive and dream.  Attending an auto show is the perfect way to explore in a no pressure environment. It’s also perfect timing for a Spring Break adventure without leaving the city!

fast cars DFW auto show

Randall and I had the opportunity to get a preview during press days and had a fabulous time. We did a few ride & drives and each found something we would like to take home. I fell in LOVE with the Kia K900 during our ride and drive.


Randall fell in love with something a little more exclusive. Here he is sitting in the Rezvani Beast next to Mr Ferris Rezvani himself. This is only the third of its kind ever made.

Rezvani Beast

Now it’s your turn…. Head over to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and find your dream car too. Here’s some info you will want to have as you plan your visit.

2016 DFW Auto Show Ride & Drive Event

An outdoor Ride & Drive event once again will take place at this year’s DFW Auto Show. Visitors will have the opportunity to get behind the wheel of some of their favorite cars, trucks and SUVS from a variety of manufacturers. The event will take place at various locations outside of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.  Hours for the outdoor Ride & Drive event are: 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 18 & 19 and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 20.

Kids Zone

Remember this an event for the whole family! Kids Zone powered by Kidventure has something for kids of all ages to enjoy. Some of the fun includes a 24-foot inflatable slide, a Monster Truck bounce house, Adrenaline Rush Obstacle course, and an art center station.



Wednesday: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursday: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Ticket prices

$12 for adults
$5 for senior citizens 65 and older
$5 for children 6 to 12 years old; children 5 and under admitted free

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LEGOLAND Discovery Center Grapevine Opens Pirate Beach

legoland pirate beach

Enjoy some fun in the sun at Pirate Beach at LEGOLAND Discovery Center when the interactive water playground opens for the summer season on May 1.

 Geared towards children ages three to 10, Pirate Beach is a seasonal water playground featuring 30 interactive gadgets pumping and spraying thousands of gallons of water.  Structured after a shipwrecked pirate vessel, Pirate Beach’s central feature is a playground where kids can navigate through water jets and fountains, squirt cannons and splash down water slides.  Looming at the top of the 20-foot-tall mast is a 50-gallon bucket poised to dump water on guests every few minutes. Throughout Pirate Beach, guests will also encounter 12 interactive models and a soft play area that includes pirates, cannons, treasure chests, palm trees and sand castles.

The best part is that entry to Pirate Beach is included in the price of admission.  Remember to bring your  bathing suits, towels, change of clothes and prepare for fun…if ye dare!

Tickets:  Admission is $21 for guests 3 years of age and older, free for kids 2 and under.  To purchase special discounted tickets

Hours:  Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. – last admission two hours prior to closing.

 LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth
3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway
Grapevine, Texas 76051

Can’t get enough Ice? Best Ice Skating in Dallas-Fort Worth

Ice skating at the Galleria Ice Rink

The metroplex has certainly received its fair share of ice over the last week. The hashtags #Icemageddon and #Icepocalypse2013 were trending for days. We did enjoy some great family time because of it. Honestly, though after day #3  cabin fever began to settle in hard. Now that we can get out of our houses again( well, most of us anyway), we are ready to enjoy family activities on the ice the way they were intended.  Here are some of the best outdoor and indoor ice skating rinks in  Dallas – Fort Worth.

Panther Island Ice   Fort Worth, Texas
Panther Island Ice will be Fort Worth’s FIRST outdoor ice skating rink. Complete with real ice, Panther Island Ice will offer public skating, Santa Claus appearances, seasonal music and fun for all ages. Come out this season and make ice skating a new holiday tradition!
Admission: $10.00 ($8.00 military discount) Skate Rental: $8.00
Klyde Warren Park  Skating Rink  Dallas , Texas
The rink is made of a synthetic ice skating surface called Super-Glide.  The rink is scheduled to be open December 13 through January 31. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 11 am-8 pm; Friday-Saturday, 10 am–10 pm; and Sunday, noon-6 pm. Free skate rentals on December 13 and free skating lessons on December 14-15. Skating will also be free every Tuesday.*
Admission: free Skate Rentals: $5.00 weekday/$10.00 weekends       **Anyone who owns ice skates can use the rink for free
Ice at the Parks Arlington, Texas
Arlington’s only Ice Skating rink. Opened in December of 2002. The skating surface is a full size regulation NHL size hockey rink.
Admission: $8.00 Adults/ $7.00 youth (6-13)/ Children- free Skate Rental: $3.00
Galleria Ice Skating Center Galleria Mall, Dallas Texas
Nestled among tons of restaurants and shops is the Galleria Ice Skating center. Come skate while admiring one of the tallest and beautifully decorated Christmas trees in the country. And, the Ice Skating Center gets much media acclaim as the “best place to people-watch in Dallas. All skaters using rental skates are required to wear socks. Once skaters have purchased the admission and skate rental tickets, you’re welcome to skate as long as you like during the public session. However, there is a ‘NO IN AND OUT POLICY’. Skaters are not allowed to come in and skate for awhile, leave the rink, and then come back later and skate on the same ticket.
Admission: $10.00 Skate Rental: $3.00


Polar Ice Grapevine Mills Mall, Grapevine Texas
Everything about Polar Ice is huge, including the outlet mall it’s connected to. The facility houses two NHL-regulation-sized rinks and offers a variety of organized activities to keep ice enthusiasts entertained. Known for offering the best skating and hockey classes in the area, there’s a program for all ages, even one for parents and their tots. On Friday and Saturday nights there’s a laser light show and a DJ spinning great tunes. Get a group together for some broom ball action on ice without skates, or reserve the snow day skate party so you and your friends may spin around in a snow-filled rink any time of the year.
Admission:$9.00 adult/$8.00 children(5 & younger)  Skate Rental: $4.00
NYTEX Sports Centre  North Richland Hills, Texas
Featuring 2 NHL-regulation-sized rinks and an Olympic-sized one, there’s plenty of space to enjoy all of the activities offered. Skating classes, hockey classes, clinics, birthday parties and events. Once you have worked up an appetite  slide over to the Italian restaurant inside and grab a pizza before you attempt your next Olympic skating move.
Admission: $7.00 adults/ $6.00 children  Skate Rental: $3.00 or bring your own
 Allen Community Ice Rink Allen,  Texas
Allen Community Ice Rink is a full- size, state-of-the-art ice surface measuring 85’ by 200’ with a general seating capacity for over 300 spectators. Amenities include locker rooms, skate sharpening, Pro Shop, meeting rooms, off-ice training areas, and skate rental. An on-ice harness is available as well.
Admission:  $5.00 admission for all  Skate Rental:$3.00  

Panther Island Ice & Ticket Giveaway

Panther Island Ice


Looking for something exciting to do with your holiday guests? Need to find something new to do with your kids over the holiday break? Or Guys, how about surprising her with a romantic date night idea?

Why not try Fort Worth’s FIRST outdoor ice skating rink, Panther Island Ice. Complete with real ice, Panther Island Ice will offer public skating, Santa Claus appearances, seasonal music and fun for all ages. Come out this season and make ice skating a new holiday tradition!

My family is so excited to check out this new attraction. We know your’s will be too so we wanted to give you a chance to win 2 Tickets! Enter the Giveaway below for your chance to win! Ends 11/25 11:59 CST

Hours are subject to change.
Regular Hours:
Monday – Thursday
Monday – Thursday (FWISD Winter Break)
Saturday – Sunday
4:00pm – 10:00pm
11:00am – 11:00pm
4:00pm – 11:00pm
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Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Day
11:00am – 11:00pm
11:00am – 6:00pm
2:00pm – 11:00pm
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*Tickets for Panther Island Ice were provided by Trinity River Vision Authority. All opinions are my own.