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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Dave and Buster's Tucson Opening {A Giveaway}

Dave and Buster's Tucson Opening
 {A Giveaway}

I was given the vouchers to give on Arizona Families and will be attending a media event to share more info.

We are excited to go have some fun at the new Dave and Buster's in Tucson!  We have never been to one and I really think this will be fun for kids and adults alike. 

 The all-new Dave & Buster’s in Tucson opens to the public on Monday, April 3rd in Tucson Marketplace at 1390 E. Tucson Marketplace 85713

11 am: Doors open to the public
4:30-7 pm: Happy Hour
- 1/2 Price Cocktails, $1 Off 22 oz Drafts, $1 Off Glasses of Wine & $3 Off Bottles of Wine

Every Guest age 21+ receives a FREE $5 Power Card® on Opening Day!

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For more info about this location, please visit:

I will be posting some more information and photos on Thursday (3/30/17} so be sure to follow Arizona Families 


Enter the GIVEAWAY to win a $25 voucher to spend at the new Tucson Dave and Buster's location after the grand opening on 

New Featurette Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tells {Coming May 26, 2017}

New Featurette Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tells 
{Coming May 26, 2017}

Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” a rip-roaring adventure that finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack.

Johnny Depp fans out there? Check out this new featurette:

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Genre: Action-Adventure
Rating: TBD
U.S. Release date: May 26, 2017
Running time: TBD
Cast: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin R. McNally, Golshifteh Farahani, David Wenham, Stephen Graham and Geoffrey Rush                 
Directors: Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg
Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer
Executive Producers: Mike Stenson, Chad Oman, Joe Caracciolo, Jr., Terry Rossio, Brigham Taylor
Story by: Jeff Nathanson and Terry Rossio
Screenplay by: Jeff Nathanson 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Disney Pixar’s Cars 3 Road to the Races Coming to Phoenix, Arizona {Save the Date} #Cars3Tour

Disney Pixar’s Cars 3 Road to the Races
 Coming to Phoenix, Arizona
 {Save the Date}#Cars3Tour
Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3” is hitting the road this month with Road to the Races, a nationwide tour inviting fans of #95 to gear up for the upcoming big-screen release. Life-size, character look-alikes of five-time Piston-Cup champion Lightning McQueen, tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez and the sleek next-gen racer Jackson Storm will be rolling into 27 cities coast to coast to celebrate the new movie, which opens June 16, 2017. There will be fun activities for the whole family—plus a sneak peek of the movie!
The roster of cities includes Miami, Dallas, Chicago, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Los Angeles, and PHOENIX! —the full list is available at

It is a FREE event!

If you have any questions, please contact 1-800-Disney-6

The “Road to the Races” nationwide tour wraps up in California with a visit to NASCAR at Sonoma at the Sonoma Raceway June 24-25, 2017, and the life-size character cars will also roll onto the red carpet for the “Cars 3” world premiere on Saturday, June 10, 2017.
A host of sponsors have signed on to support the tour, which includes a variety of activities.
·         Alamo Rent A CarSM is hosting a street art booth and will bring “Cars 3” to life with a giant coloring mural featuring Lightning McQueen and friends, along with a color pencil pack souvenir.  Owned and operated by Enterprise Holdings, Alamo Rent A Car offers low rental rates and a hassle-free customer experience at the most popular travel destinations around the world. 
·         Coppertone® is creating a racer pit crew that encourages visitors to take part in a tire-changing activity and photo-sharing opportunity. A leader in the sun care industry, Coppertone is made by Bayer HealthCare, LLC.
·         Crest® and Oral-B® celebrate the Road to the Races tour, providing fans with an opportunity to create a digital postcard with Lightning McQueen and get “Cars”-themed oral care products. Crest and Oral-B are the first step to enjoying a lifetime of healthy smiles.
·         Dole®, the leader in fresh, quality produce, invites visitors to fuel up and recharge their batteries, sample high-octane fruit and vegetable smoothies, collect “Cars 3”-inspired recipes and discover how Dole and Disney are working together to make healthy living fun and easy for families. To see more of Dole’s exciting promotions around summer family fun, visit
·         Mattel presents an interactive play area, which sends Lightning McQueen and other racers down the gravity drop and launches them into action in new play sets that feature locations from the movie. Also on display will be a collection of die cast racers from past and present. Mattel is the leading global childhood development and play company.
Fans will be able to catch a sneak peek of the movie in the Cinetransformer Mobile Movie Theater. Visitors will also be able to take photos with the life-size character cars.
In addition, the sports national youth program NASCAR Acceleration Nation will display the science behind NASCAR racing, and elements from the NASCAR Hall of Fame will allow attendees to get up close and personal with the history of NASCAR.  
Mack Trucks, Inc. will transport the life-size character cars on the coast-to-coast tour.  
Schedules are subject to change without notice, and attractions may be unavailable for unscheduled reasons.

Arizona Renaissance Festival Best Souvenirs for Kids! {A Giveaway}

Arizona Renaissance  Festival Best Souvenirs for Kids! {A Giveaway}

I was given tickets to visit and to giveaway #hosted

There is one final weekend left for this season of the Arizona Renaissance Festival and if you take your wee ones there, they will certainly desire something to take home with them. There is a vast selection of amazing things to pick from. Here are our picks for the Ariona Renassaince Festival 5 Best Souvenirs for Kids. Also, if you would like to head to the village of Fairhaven for the last weekend - please make sure to enter our fabulous giveaway below for 2 adult tickets, 4 children tickets and a VIP parking pass!

1. Pirate Treasure
There is a huge treasure chest of pirate booty where lads and lasses can find the treasure they love and fill up a small treasure chest or pouch - all for about $5!

2. Wands with Free Engraving
The wand shop is such a fun place for the kiddos. There are all sizes of wands and even leather wand holders to attach to your belt. There are many wands for $12 which is what my son decided on this year as his souvenir. The shop owner and wand maker will engrave your wand for no additional charge and quickly have your kiddo on his or her way with a delightful and personal memento.

3. Belly Dancing Belts, Scarves, Parasols, Fairy Wings and other colorful garments!
For many, the colorful things to dress up with are the best part of the Ren Fest. We love wearing something from years past to add a bit of color and magic to our outfit when we visit. Little ones (or even adults) can take home fairy wings to remind them of this magical part of their visit in Fairhaven with the faries and sea faries (aka mermaids) too.

4. Pet dragons and Pet Creatures
Many children LOVE stuffed animals but where do they all end up? I prefer that my children find other souvenirs and that is why I love the pet dragons and creatures because they are "animals" but are unique and allow for a interactive shoulder ride or can be used as a bracelet.

5. Flower Headbands
Another favorite for many and one which we have purchased in years past is a beautiful flower headband. This is something that can be used not only during the Ren Fest but also for other dress up occasions.

Do you have a favorite souvenir for kids from the Arizona Renaissance festival?

Please let us know in comments.

Now to enter to win our final weekend HUZZAH giveaway. 
Please enter through FACEBOOK Giveaway <------.

Tucson Family Events Calendar {3/28/17}

Tucson Family Events Calendar

Monday, March 27, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 in Theaters May 5

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 in Theaters May 5

Which character are you partial to? 

 I LOVE Baby Groot (and Vin Diesel!)

Also, a new look at the film in the clip below-May 5 will be here soon!

Free Nachos at Tucson Tamale Company {3/27/17}

Free Nachos at Tucson Tamale Company 

I have never tried the nachos at Tucson Tamale Company but today may just have to be the day! 

See the details below

"Free nachos on us!"

Enjoy a free regular nacho with a $5 minimum purchase on Monday March 27th at any of our locations.

Let us spice up your Monday!
Broadway Location
2545 E. Broadway Rd. 
Tucson, AZ 85716
Tanque Verde Location 
7159 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85715

Oracle Location
7286 N. Oracle Rd. 
Tucson, AZ 85704