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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

IHOP 59c Pancakes {July 18, 2017}

IHOP 59c Pancakes {July 18, 2017}

Save the date and celebrate the 59th Anniversary with 59¢ short stacks! Tuesday, July 18th from 7AM - 7PM! Dine-in only. Participation varies. 1 per person.

Find an IHOP® location now:

Free Chickfila Breakfast in Tucson {7/18/17}

Free Chickfila Breakfast in Tucson {7/18/17}

What: Chickfila will be giving away several different breakfast entrees on Tuesdays!

When: Tuesday, July 18th from 6:30am-10:30am.

Where: Chickfila Tanque Verde location

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(520) 305-4407

Chickfila Oracle

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(520) 408-2456

Chickfila El Con
Cost:Free breakfast item that they choose to give on each Tuesday - one per person and while supplies last

Tuesday Family and Kids Event Calendar for Tucson (July 18, 2017}

Tuesday Family and Kids Event Calendar for Tucson
 (July 18, 2017}


Monday, July 17, 2017

10 Ways to Cool Down at Disneyland Resort and Disney California Adventure {Disney Tips}

10 Ways to Cool Down at Disneyland Resort 
and Disney California Adventure 
{Disney Tips}

We go to Disneyland in the summer frequently. Although the mornings are usually perfect and the evenings can even get a bit chilly, the midday sun can get hot! Here are our top 10 ways to cool down at The Happiest Place on Earth.

1. Eat a cold treat. There are so many great choices at both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure. Everything  from Dole Whips to Mickey bars.

2. Take an inside dark ride. At Disneyland, we recommend Small World, Pirates of the Carribean, Indiana Jones - the ques are quite shady on the last two and cool as well as. At DCA, Soarin' is refreshing and relaxing. The Little Mermaid is also a nice dark ride with typically short wait times. You may want to ride a few times if the line is very short.

3. Ride the Disneyland Railroad, set to be back up and running on July 28, 2017! You can ride the train around with the breeze blowing in your hair or even possibly take a quick nap if needed. I have never fallen asleep it but I have seen people do it. I was able to ride the Lilly Belle once and it was such a once-in-a-lifetime-experience. Make sure to ask about that when the Railroad reopens.

4. Cool down at the Animation Studio at Disney California Adventure. The theatre area to wait for animation classes or Turtle Talk with Crush is the coolest AC that I have felt anywhere in the Disney resorts plus you can draw a fun Disney character.

5.Stay at a Disney property or any of the fabulous hotels in quick walking distance and go back for a midday nap or dip in the pool. We love many of the offers from our affiliate Getaway Today HERE like Desert Palms, Hyatt Place, and Springhill Suites. The Grand Legacy is also an exceptional option INFO HERE.

6. Get a free courtesy cup of water from service restaurants and stands. Small stands like churro stands do no thane the free courtesy water. To see a list of other fun Disney Freebies see HERE.

7.In Tomorrowland, the Star Wars Launch Bay is another great place to chill in the cool air and you can meet Chewie! Win-Win!

8. At DCA, the splash park at Bug's World will also cool you down quickly.

9. Visit Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln. The waiting area is cool and it is great to take a quick sit down break before watching the show in the dark, AC- filled theatre.

10. Walking down Main Street during a hot time, walk through the stores and shops. Almost all are connected and you will cool off getting from one place to another.

Going to Disneyland soon? Make sure to check out the wonderful savings through our affiliate Getaway Today HERE. Use the code AZFAM on any 2+ ticket and hotel package for California and get $10 off. Right now, for a limited time all 3 day park hopper tickets are $17 off gate price. That's $68 for a family of four. The offers CAN be combined and they also offer a layaway program.

What are some of your favorite tips to stay cool at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure?

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Offers Teachers Discounts {Arizona Summer Staycations}

Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Offers Teachers Discounts
 {Arizona Summer Staycations}

Arizona teachers are being recognized at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs with wonderful offers for staycations at this resort. Arizona Summer Staycations are a great way to beat the heat at the pool or just relax in the spacious suites. Teachers should try not to think about the school year for at least one weekend in the summer. No planning, no emails, nada. At rates as low as $69 (no resort fees) this is a fabulous option.
Arizona Families was hosted at this property and will be sharing information about it on the blog.
The recent renovations at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs have made this established property's standard suites anything but standard. The bedroom is behind closed doors from the bathroom and living areas. There are also two televisions. This is ideal for families or just for enjoying a staycation with your spouse. 

There are 8 pool areas. The pools, spas, and whirlpools are found throughout the expansive property and in The Falls Water Village. With a family, the Falls Water Village is where it is at, offering two pool areas, scenic waterfalls and all kinds of activities for the kids including dive-in movies and popcorn!

There are 2 main restaurants on property: The Point in Tyme and the Different Pointe of View. The Pointe in Tyme offers a breakfast buffet daily and in-room dining. Different Pointe of View is probably best for a visit without the kiddos. The poolside Cascades Cafe is a fun place for drinks and a quick bite to eat.

Teachers can now take advantage of weekend or weekdays away from the hustle and bustle of home or the constant calling of preparation for the upcoming school year by booking a getaway at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs at a fabulously reduced rate and NO resort or parking fees. 

 Standard King Suite: $ 69* per room, per night; Standard 2 Queens Suite: $ 79* per room, per night. Rate includes daily resort fee. Offer valid for stays between May 29 - Sept. 9, 2017. Teachers must present Teacher ID at check-in.  Please request promotional code “TEACH1” when making your reservation HERE 

These great rates include:
  • Newly renovated, all-suite accommodations
  • Complimentary resort charge (value: $ 26 per suite/per night)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Admittance to The Falls Water Village for four
  • Additional amenities include: Acres of pools, waterfalls and sun-drenched terraces
  • Furnished, private cabanas available to rent daily
  • Children's poolside summer activities
  • Various on-site dining options
  • Championship Troon Golf at Lookout Mountain Golf Club
  • Soothing spa treatments and indulging salon services
If there is not an educator in your family, there are also other specials this summer season here:

Family Events for Sunday, July 16, 2017 {Tucson, AZ}

Family Events for Sunday, July 16, 2017
{Tucson, AZ}
$3 Admission all day for everyone to the Children's Museum Tucson DETAILS:

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Kids Night Out at Poppkidz Pool {Tucson 7/15/17}

Kids Night Out at Poppkidz Pool
 {Tucson 7/15/17}

We have taken swim lessons at Poppkidz and they are the BEST! They also have fun movie nights, Kids night out,  and teen events open to everyone. These events are a safe and super fun way to have some good old fashioned summer fun get some evening swimming in. 

What: Kids Night Out including swimming, games on the lawn, fun activities , and dinner. For ages 5-13. Contact Marydale at Poppkidz for any additional information and group rates at 520-989-9589.

When: Saturday, July 15  5-9pm

Where: Poppkidz 2045 W. Omar Dr. 520-989-9589

Cost: $15 per child and includes dinner.