Monday, August 4, 2014

North Pole Experience - Visit the "North Pole" with Your Family ~ A Giveaway


North Pole Experience Exceeded My Expectations with our family visit to the "North Pole". We went last year and now you can enter the giveaway to win 2 tickets to go this season! This giveaway and the review with my family were sponsored by The North Pole Experience and The Little America Hotel.
See the form at the bottom of the post to enter the giveaway.





The evening before we left on our excursion, we had the buffet at The Little America Hotel. There are 3 "areas" of this buffet: Adult Entrees, Kid Entrees and Dessert!  My kids loved the Children's buffet area which is full of many favorites and is placed at an accessible level so that they can serve themselves.

We stayed at The Little America Hotel which is where you board the trolley that will take you through Santa's most-secret portal location deep in the forest near Flagstaff. 




 We went on  the night experience and I would highly recommend that if you have very "observant" or older children to go at night.  I also think it is a very magical experience in the dark.






The 8500-square-foot workshop,includes Santa's Toy Hall of Fame and Santa's Toy Building Workshop, a large toy factory where all the real magic happens. All the kids had so much fun making some toys with the elves. *There is a really cool racket launcher that they can help make and is for sale in the gift shop at The Little America Hotel. There are no gift shops or buying during your experience, which I appreciate. After all, why would there be at Santa's Workshop?



The next stop on the tour is Santa's Bakery- kids and adults can samples some cookies and "Snowman Soup" aka hot chocolate. The elves keep the merriment going with carols and games on each area of the visit. We never felt rushed or bored. 


 


After the bakery, we entered a one-room schoolhouse and learned about how to become an elf. We were also taught more about the North Pole. Don't forget to do your homework, Elves!



The Mailroom was one of my favorites. All the mail that comes in from around the world was really cool to see. The bags and boxes were full of letters to Santa.




Santa's Office, "Area 47" — Santa's secret sleigh hanger was my son's absolute favorite thing to see. The sleigh is giant and beautiful.  My son was 7 on our visit and after this experience his belief in the magic of the holiday increased.  

All aspects of the North Pole Experience are realistic and very well-done. In fact, during our one-on-one family time with Santa, my son talked to Santa and asked for a top hat! This is amazing because he has never been willing to talk to Santa before and ever since a very young age has said, "That isn't the real Santa" when we would go to other events. This once in a lifetime experience and all the family memories we made there far exceeded all my expectations.





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This giveaway and the review for my family were sponsored by The North Pole Experience and The Little America Hotel.



2 comments:

  1. Have heard so many awesome things about this family event. Would like to go.
    the4inthevalley@aol.com

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  2. I have been wanting to go for years!! It is such a magical time of year.

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