Snacking On The Go With Mario Snack Olives Giveaway

While I have found some ‘Theme Park Friendly’ options for snacks to bring with us into the parks for Zoe, finding snacks that I enjoy taking to the parks has proven to be quite the quest until I found Mario Snack Olives!

Mario Snack Olives

Theme Park Friendly snacks, for our family, are ones that don’t melt, aren’t sticky, don’t require us to have a table to eat them, and can be eaten without preparation.

Mario Snack Olives fit all of those criteria and more!

Packaged without the typical brine, the Snack Olives are easy to open, easily fit into my park bag, and come in a variety of flavors sure to make any olive lover happy!

Here are some of my favorite ways to bring Mario Snack Olives as I am On the Go in the Theme Parks!


If we are going to be in the parks all day, I like to pack a heavy snack to keep our blood sugar (and mood) up! I can’t tell you how many times this snack has salvaged our day in the park! Using inexpensive containers that stack nicely in my park bag, each member of our family gets their own treat with what they enjoy!

I like to add Mario Snack Olives to my salads! Since they are packaged without a lot of mess, it is easy to tear open a pouch to add an extra kick to my salad!


And finally, they are delicious on their own! I am guilty of opening a pouch to snack on while I am waiting in a queue or for a parade!

Want to give Mario Snack Olives a try? You can find them here on Amazon, in 7/11 stores in the Tampa, Lakeland and Miami areas, or by entering our Giveaway!

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This Holiday Season, Mario/Camacho Foods is hosting a pretty amazing set of Florida centric eBay auctions benefiting the JDRF Tampa Bay Chapter!

The JDRF eBay auctions Include travel packages, memorabilia, gift baskets, and even airline tickets!

  • West Palm Beach Package:
    • 2 tickets for Lion Country Safari + 4 tickets to Rapids Water Park
  • Miami Package:
    • 2 adult tickets + 4 children tickets to Monkey Jungle  + 4 tickets to the Miami Zoo
  • Tampa’s Lowery Park Zoo:
    • 4 admission tickets
  • Tampa’s Florida Aquarium:
    • 2 admission tickets
  • St. Augustine Package #1:
    • 4 admission tickets to the Lightner Museum + 4 admission tickets to the Victory III Scenic Cruise 
  • St. Augustine Package #2:
    • 4 admission tickets to the Lightner Museum + 4 admission tickets to the St. Augustine Lighthouse Museum 
  • Tampa Bay Package #1:
    • 4 admission tickets to the Tampa Bay Storm (2014-2015 season) + 4 admission tickets to The Tampa Improv 
  • Tampa Bay Package #2:
    • 4 admission tickets to the Tampa Bay Storm (2014-2015 season) + 4 admission tickets to The Tampa Improv 
  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium:
    • 4 admission tickets 
  • Orlando Package:
    • 2 admission tickets to Wonder Works & Dinner Show + 2 admission tickets to Gatorland  + 2 night stay at the Nickelodeon Suites 2 bedroom kids suite. 
  • Sea World and Aquatica:
    • admission on Combo Tickets (14 consecutive days) 
  • Southwest Airlines:
    • 2 round trip airfares in the US 
  • Tampa Bay Rays Baseball signed by Sam Fuld
  • Pamper Me Spa Gift Basket
  • Pamper Me Spa Gift Basket
  • Mario Gift Basket
  • La Vieja Fabrica and Susaron Gift Basket

These amazing eBay auctions will end this Friday, December 13, 2013, so make sure that you check them out and bid soon!

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Visiting LEGOLAND Florida: The Beginning

There are a couple of things that I find myself obsessing over and one of those things is Legos. Seriously…this is what’s in my office…

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So when I found out LEGOLAND Florida was happening I knew I HAD to go! Well, after a year+, I finally made it out there and I have loved visiting LEGOLAND Florida and exploring what there is to see.

Thankfully I now have an annual pass because I could just go walk around the park for hours and hours randomly wandering around. While I already have my favorite places to hang out in, I wanted to break LEGOLAND Florida down piece by piece (…see what I did there…)

Let’s start at the beginning, shall we?

If you’re visiting the Central Florida area, LEGOLAND Florida is about a 45 minutes drive from the rest of the theme park world, which is not bad because you get to see parts of Florida that most people look over. The address?

1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven, FL 33884

Like any other theme park, there is a fee to park. If you plan on paying when you get there it’s $14, however if you prepay for your parking online, you can save yourself $2! Something to keep in mind is that if you’re planning on purchasing a yearly pass when you get there, take your parking receipt with you to guest services and they will refund the parking fee – pretty sweet, right? 🙂

As I mentioned before, I have an annual pass and so now my parking is free AND I get discounts on dining and merchandise! Bonus!

Back to the fun stuff…


A gloomy day at LEGOLAND is a great day to me! So when I got to guest services to get my pass, since they weren’t too busy, they took my picture and processed my annual pass right then and there.


As you can see, if you’re a Florida resident, the annual pass is the way to go! Even if you’re visiting and plan on doing a couple of days at LEGOLAND and the waterpark, the standard annual pass is still a great deal!

The Beginning

Once you get in the park, the first thing that greets you (besides Model Citizens that work there aka the employees) are these dinosaurs!

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Watch yourself though because that big red dinosaur on the right tends to spray water here and there 😉

If you’re in need of a stroller, they are located over to the left of the dinosaurs. Lockers and package pick-up is there as well.


Not sure where to go from there? There’s a big map that you can study and also the times for shows can be found here as well so you can try to plan our day accordingly.


Before you get too hungry or thirsty (make sure to stay hydrated!) there is a big restaurant called The Market near the front of the park as well. They have lots of different food options for everyone in your party.


If for some reason when you buy an annual pass and a Model Citizen directs you to go to the Annual Pass Processing Center…this is where you need to go. It’s on the left hand side right past The Market. This is also where you would go if you want to upgrade your tickets or if you are a lost parent. Of the times I’ve been here, I’ve only seen it open once, so I’m pretty sure on the weekdays most of the ticket processing will happen before you even enter the park.


The first time I went to explore I hopped on the Island in the Sky to get a 360 view of LEGOLAND Florida. If you ever went to Cypress Gardens when it was there, I’m pretty sure this is the same attraction that was there before, but it’s a pretty cool view to see everything that the park has to offer.

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A cool element I saw in the front of the park (and I’m assuming it’s like this through the park) was the benches.


A closer look shows what the benches are made of – 800 recycled milk jugs! So cool!


If you’re looking to purchase tickets before you get to the park, make sure to visit the LEGOLAND Florida website to see if there are any admission deals.

Well, I’ve got some LEGOs to put until next time…

Have you been to any LEGOLAND? What about the Florida one? Have a favorite attraction or something that I have to see next time I go?

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