Mommy Blog Expert: DreamWorks DreamPlace Christmas Santa Ultimate Virtual Sleigh Ride Trip to North Pole

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

DreamWorks DreamPlace Christmas Santa Ultimate Virtual Sleigh Ride Trip to North Pole


Family Holiday Fun



By Norma Perez, Mom Blogger
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Thanks to an amazing event hosted by Club MomMe and South Bay Galleria in Redondo Beach, California, my family had the opportunity to experience Adventure to Santa at DreamWorks DreamPlace. This was most definitely quite different from what I remember as a kid about going to visit Santa Claus. As the day unfolded, we could not have imagined a more fun and festive way to kick off the holiday season.


My hubby, 7 year-old daughter and I, MommyBlogExpert.com
Upon arrival, our group of mom bloggers and our families were greeted warmly and given Shrek and Princess Fiona green ears and matching wristbands. This distinguished us as VIP guests, ensuring us spots inside the magnificent DreamWorks DreamPlace House where we would eventually go and then catch a sleigh to visit the North Pole to meet Santa in person along with his very kind and hardworking elves.

Here we are in the reindeer's stable, MommyBlogExpert.com
The festivities continued with a beautiful and tasty breakfast with food and drink that both the kids and their doting parents enjoyed. Our hostesses were so attentive from the moment we arrived. Actually, I was particularly impressed how they immediately noticed when the little ones had finished their breakfasts so they could escort them to the arts & craft table. There, Yobi and Macy's had so generously provided everything to decorate a foam gingerbread man as well as paper and pencils so the children could write letters to Santa.


Checking to see who's been naughty or nice, MommyBlogExpert.com
A colorful prop of a Shrek and Donkey all decked out for Christmas was on display, the perfect backdrop for some great holiday photos. As we boarded the sleigh that awaited us, little did we know that this was just the beginning of our holiday virtual simulator adventure. Thanks to DreamWorks magical special effects, in a matter of minutes we found ourselves flying through the air in the midst of being transported from sunny Southern California to the freezing and snowy North Pole.

Styling Shrek  & Fiona Holiday Ears, MommyBlogExpert.com
You never saw a more ecstatic bunch of kids than this group, as we sat on Santa's sleigh along with Shrek and his famous donkey sidekick. To add to the realism, the journey was bumpy at times as snow gently fell around us which created even more anticipation of what was coming next.

This journey was truly unforgettable for both the kids and adults, all the way to the end of the ride when we got off the sled. The door opened and there he was awaiting us with arms opened wide...Santa! 


Our family with Santa himself, MommyBlogExpert.com
The fun and festivities continued with the chance for our group to get some really awesome pics with Santa. Thanks to the $35 photo package provided by DreamWorks DreamPlace, we all looked our very best. As you can see from the images throughout this post, pictures don't lie and every shot turned out great. 


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We wrapped our fun-filled day with a smooth train ride home. In fact, as soon as we arrived back at the station aboard the brightly colored choo-choo train, the kids were asking for another ride! Last but not least, the children were thrilled to receive goody bags filled with treats from South Bay Galleria, Macy's and of course DreamWorks DreamPlace.



About DreamWorks DreamPlace
DreamWorks DreamPlace is a unique pop up Christmas holiday experience where kids get to visit Santa and his elves, along with beloved movie characters Shrek and Donkey, in an unforgettable setting surrounded by fantasy and fun activities. With 14 locations around the U.S. and in London, tickets are priced at $35 to $75 per family depending on the venue. Reservations can be made on the company's website for your choice of location. For more information visit DreamPlaceExperience.com 


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FTC Disclosure:  MBE blogger Norma Perez and her family were invited to attend DreamWorks DreamPlace to facilitate this post, receiving a variety of services at the event and a goody bag as a thank you for participating. However opinions in this post are Norma's alone. See complete FTC Disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.

19 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

What an amazing event that was! I wish I lived closer so I could go!

Jennifer said...

This looks like it was such a fun time. My niece and nephew would love that.

Jeannette said...

Very cute! It would be a fun place to explore with my kiddo. It looks like you and you family had a great time!

Stacie said...

What a fun experience! You all look like you enjoyed yourselves immensely. The goodie bags are definitely a nice touch.

Sconion Family said...

Looked so beautiful and everyone had fun! This makes me even more excited for Christmas!

Danielle Isom said...

This looks like a good time. I'm hoping we can get our kids to visit with Santa this year without freaking out, but I have a feeling that's a big stretch.

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

Wow looks like an amazing event! I wish we had some fun events like this, my kids love Santa and doing fun Christmas things! - Jeanine

Liz Mays said...

Aww, what a lovely family time! I'm loving the family photos! Dreamworks did a great job!

Ann B said...

DreamWorks DreamPlace sounds like a fantastic way to spend the day with the kids. My kids would have loved this when they were younger.

Elizabeth Lampman said...

My kids would love this. I will have to see if there is anything like this near us.

Tammi Roy said...

I love to see the kids faces at Christmas time. This would be such a fun way to kick off the holiday season.

Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) said...

definitely different than when I had to visit Santa as a kid too. It looks like so much fun though. I'm sure my kids would have a blast here too.

Jennifer Juro said...

This looks like fun!! My kids and I love to go to Christmas events like this!

Rawlicious said...

Great to make new memories for the family. We visited Redondo beach earlier this year and had a great time - the pier is fantastic!

Mark Ganzon Lalata said...

such a cutie family. seem each of ya had fun

Ourfamilyworld said...

What a fun time for the whole family. There is a newly opened Dreamworks Dreamplay her and I'm planning to take the twins there before Christmas.

Jaredamy said...

Now this looks like a great time and event! My kids would have loved to visit Dream Place too!

Krystal Butherus said...

The reindeer stable is a cute touch for the event. I need to see if we have anything like this in my area!

blissisinthefountain said...

I WISH we had something like this in our area