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Pole Position Raceway: The Ultimate Indoor Go Kart Racing Experience Arrives In Buffalo

Posted by Jessica Keeton at 11/20/2013 09:05:00 PM 0 comments Links to this post
By: Jessica Keeton

Get ready Buffalo, you’re in for a speedy treat as Pole Position Raceway opens it’s doors today for it’s grand opening at the Galleria Mall!  Located inside Walden Galleria Mall, shoppers can walk, or rather race their way to the state-of-the-art racing facility for the ultimate indoor karting experience.

What You Can Expect:

The ultimate entertainment experience inside the 46,000 square foot go-karting facility.

You’ll have plenty of space to show off the true racer in you with high-performance, all electric, indoor karts on a quarter-mile European-style track that boasts long straight-aways, hair-pin turns and many unique racing elements. NASCAR experts had a hand in the track design to not only make it both challenging and fun for novice and experienced drivers, but to make you feel like you’re competing in the Daytona 500 at every turn.

The karts at Pole Position Raceway are unlike any go-kart you've driven before! Speed, acceleration and handling are brought front and center with features like 18 horsepower,  immediate throttle response, and the ability to reach speeds up to 45 MPH.  Every lap  provides you with more heart-pumping excitement than the last.

As an indoor facility, Pole Position Raceway takes safety to the next level! 

All karts use electric technologywhich eliminates emissions or as we know it, smelly fumes, and are kept in pristine shape, being serviced every month.

Be prepared for an adrenaline-filled ride with these green and clean machines.

Who Can Race?

Pole Position Raceway does an amazing job of providing an exceptional racing experience for children, adults, and families, giving everyone special memories to walk away with. Race registration is fun and easy when you get to use an iPad to do it!

Races are split into 3 classifications: Kid Racers at least 48 inches tall, Kid Racers over 58 inches tall without a drivers license, and Adult Racers over 58 inches tall with a drivers license.

There are junior carts and helmets perfectly sized for kids as well as adult carts with a variety of helmet sizes no matter how big your head gets after coming in with the fastest time.

After each race you’ll receive a SpeedSheet scorecard, detailing and graphing every lap time, position in the race and all race statistics.

Compare results to the best of the week and overall track records. Check to see if your scores made it on Pole Position Raceway’s website in their Top Adult and Kid Monthly/Weekly Races.

What If I Don’t Want To Race?
Pole Position Raceway is the only indoor karting facility where being a spectator is just as much fun as being in the race.

With concessions and a gift shop!

A high-end arcade that'll keep any age entertained.

Plenty of seating around the track so you can watch every heart-pumping race and ........

Authentic racing memorabilia including racing suits worn and donated by real racers.

What Else Does Pole Position Raceway Offer?

Race Packages – Custom Race Events – Event & Meeting Rooms – Birthday Packages – Anniversaries - Team Building - Bachelor/Bachelorette Party Packages – Family Reunions – Employee/Customer Appreciation Day – Corporate Events – and More.

Where is Pole Position Raceway?

Pole Position Raceway is located in the Walden Galleria Mall on the second floor, across from Regal Cinemas.This location has inside and outside mall entrances so group pick ups and drop offs are more convenient.

Hours of operation: Monday-Thursday 11:00AM – 10:00PM
Friday-Saturday 11:00AM-11:00PM
Sunday 11:00AM-9:00PM.
Address:1 Walden Galleria Buffalo, NY 14225
Phone Number: 716-683-7223
Fax Number:716-683-7225

More About Pole Position Raceway:
Pole Position Raceway is America’s #1 chain of indoor kart tracks. Created for racers, by racers, the Pole Position Raceway experience was developed with help from such well-known names in the racing world as 2004 NASCAR champion Kurt Busch, 7-time AMA Supercross champion Jeremy McGrath and X-Games freestyle gold medalist Mike Metzger.

With locations in Jersey City, NJ, Syracuse, NY, and Buffalo, NY, Pole Position Raceway’s sate-of-the-art racing facilities feature quarter-mile tracks, the latest in high-performance, all-electric, emission-free indoor karts, capable of speeds of 45 MPH, arcade games and space for private parties or corporate events.

Pole Postion Raceway’s 11 locations: Buffalo, NY – Corona, CA – Dallas, TX – Houston, TX – Las Vegas, NV – Long Island, NY – Murrieta, CA – New York/Jersey City – Oklahoma City, OK – St. Louis, MO – Summerlin, NY – Syracuse, NY – and coming soon to Long Island, NY - Rochester, NY – Savannah, GA – and more so stay tuned.

Leave A Comment!
What are you most looking forward to at Pole Position Raceway's new Buffalo location in the Walden Galleria? Will you take to the track as a driver or root for your favorite driver as a spectator?

Disney Classics Box Set

Posted by Jessica Keeton at 11/14/2013 11:39:00 PM 0 comments Links to this post
By: Jessica Keeton

Disclosure: I am participating in a blog post campaign from One2One Network and Walt Disney Records. All opinions are my own.

One of the many perks of being a parent means you get to act like a kid again, whether it’s playing dress-up, building a fort, or having a tea party. It also means, you get to relive all your favorite Disney movies that you loved so much as a child.

As a child, I can remember watching my favorite Disney movies over and over again, memorizing every word, every song, every detail. Convinced the flowers would sing back, I’d lay by the garden singing “All in the Golden Afternoon” from Alice in Wonderland. Mary Poppins always reminded me that when I was sick, having to take medicine was just “A Spoonful of Sugar.” Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs literally taught me how to whistle by singing “Whistle While You Work.”

These and other Disney musical classics like Bambi’s “Little April Shower,” Cinderella’s “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes,” Peter Pan’s “You Can Fly! You Can Fly! You Can Fly!” Sleeping Beauty’s “Once Upon A Dream,” and 101 Dalmations’s “Cruella DeVil” all bring back fun and loving memories from my childhood. These songs and my other favorites like Jungle Book’s “The Bare Necessities,” The Aristocats’ “Ev’rybody Wants to be a Cat,” Robin Hood’s “Whistle Stop,” The Rescuers’ “Someone’s Waiting for You,” and The Fox and the Hound’s “Best of Friends,” have proved just how big of an impact they’ve had in my life.

I remember major events from my childhood from Disney’s songs. I can remember having to get my tonsils out and as they were waiting for my medication to kick in, asked me to sing a song. The Little Mermaid’s “Under the Sea” was the last song I sang before going under.

Sure as a parent, watching our children’s shows over and over again can get a bit rough, but not when it comes to Disney classics. It tends to be a role reversal in our home, with my children telling me it’s time to turn Aladdin, Lady and the Tramp, The Nightmare Before Christmas or Pocahontas off.

Remembering every word to these songs over 25 years later has allowed me to share and create new memories with my children. Now as they memorize these same songs, we’re able to not only sing together, but create memories that they’ll look back on. Having children of their own someday, they’ll be able to teach them the same great songs I taught them. Disney has not just made an impact on my family, but families everywhere. Families who create their own special memories.

Disney has helped to shape the world of movie music and is now giving everyone the chance to be a part of something magical. What better time than now, with the holiday season coming up, to own a piece of Disney music history with the Disney Classics Box Set!!!

The Disney Classics Box Set includes 4 discs of 94 original recordings! Discs include Disney Modern Classics, Disney Theme Park Classics, Disney Timeless Classics and Disney Television Classics.

Where can you find the Disney Classics Box Set?
Released Tuesday, November 12, 2013, the Disney Classics Box Set is now available for purchase wherever music is sold. The suggested list price for the box set is $49.98. (Prices may vary depending on retailer.)

You can also purchase Disney Classics Box Set on Amazon.com (or click here
for $31.74!

For more information on the Disney Classics Box Set:
Disney Music Website - Disney Music Facebook - Disney Music Twitter

*(Disney Classics Box Set will be included in 2013 Holiday Gift Guide)

 Here’s a look into each disc on the Disney Classics Box Set (Source:Amazon)

Timeless Classics
Collected here are some of the most iconic melodies from Disney's golden era. From 'When You Wish Upon a Star' to 'A Spoonful of Sugar' and 'Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah' to 'The Whistle Stop,' these Timeless Classics are part of a musical heritage inextricably woven into our human culture heirlooms passed down through the generations.

1 Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf (From Three Little Pigs)
2 Whistle While You Work (From Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs)
3 When You Wish Upon a Star (From Pinocchio)
4 When I See an Elephant Fly (From Dumbo)
5 Little April Shower (From Bambi)
6 Three Caballeros (From The Three Caballeros)
7 Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (From Song of the South)
8 Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly) (From So Dear to My Heart)
9 Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes (From Cinderella)
10 All in the Golden Afternoon From Alive in Wonderland
11 You Can Fly! You Can Fly! You Can Fly! (From Peter Pan)
12 What a Dog/He's a Tramp (From Lady and the Tramp)
13 Once Upon a Dream (From Sleeping Beauty)
14 Cruella De Vil (From 101 Dalmations)
15 Let's Get Together (From The Parent Trap)
16 Ugly Bug Ball (From Summer Magic)
17 Spoonful of Sugar (From Mary Poppins)
18 Monkey's Uncle (From The Monkey's Uncle)
19 Fortuosity (From The Happiest Millionaire)
20 Bare Necessities (From The Jungle Book)
21 Ev'rybody Wants To Be a Cat (From the Aristocats)
22 Whistle Stop (From Robin Hood)
23 Someone's Waiting for You (From The Rescuers)
24 It's Not Easy (From Pete's Dragon)
25 Best of Friends (From the Fox and the Hound)

Modern Classics
This compilation begins with 1989's The Little Mermaid, which not only ignited the renaissance of Disney Animation and storytelling, but a rebirth of Disney Music as well. Favorites from 'Under the Sea,' 'Beauty and the Beast' and 'A Whole New World,' these Modern Classics continue to shape the company's musical history and heritage.

1 Under the Sea (from The Little Mermaid)
2 Be Our Guest (From Beauty & the Beast)
3 Seize the Day (From Newsies)
4 Whole New World (From Aladdin)
5 What's This? (from Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas)
6 Circle of Life (From the Lion King)
7 Colors of the Wind (From Pocahontas)
8 You've Got A Friend In Me (From Toy Story)
9 Out There (From the Hunchback of Notre Dame)
10 I Won't Say (I'm in Love) (From Hercules)
11 Reflection (From Mulan)
12 Time of Your Life (From A Bug's Life)
13 Strangers Like Me (From Tarzan)
14 When She Loved Me (From Toy Story 2)
15 Whoop-De-Dooper Bounce (From the Tigger Movie)
16 If I Didn't Have You (From Monsters, Inc.)
17 Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride (From Lilo & Stitch)
18 Look Through My Eyes (From Brother Bear)
19 One Little Slip (From Chicken Little)
20 Happy Working Song (From Enchanted)
21 Dig a Little Deeper (From the Princess and the Frog)
22 I See the Light (From Tangled)
23 We Belong Together (From Toy Story 3)

Television Classics
Spanning from the 1950s to present day, this album represents quite an eclectic compilation of themes. At the very least, it's an interesting musical graph of changing tastes and social evolution over the last 60+ years. Everything from 'The Ballad of Davy Crockett,' to 'Get'cha Head in the Game' from High School Musical, is represented on this album, but probably the most beloved of these Television Classics however, has to be the 'Mickey Mouse Club Alma Mater.' 

1 Mickey Mouse March (From the Mickey Mouse Club)
2 Ballad of Davey Crocket (From Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier)
3 Triple R Song, The (Yippi-A, Yippi-I, Yippi-O) (From the Adventures of Spin and Marty)
4 Theme of Zorro (From Zorro)
5 Scarecrow (From the Scarecrow of Romney Marsh)
6 Winnie the Pooh (From Winnie The Pooh And The Honey Tree)
7 Minnie's Yoo Hoo (From the Mouse Factory)
8 Who, What, Why, Where, When and How Day (From the New Mickey Mouse Club)
9 Gummi Bears Theme (From the Adventures of the Gummi Bears)
10 Duck Tales Theme (From Duck Tales)
11 Chip 'N' Dale's Rescue Rangers Theme Song (From Chip 'N' Dale's Rescue Rangers)
12 Darkwing Duck Theme (From Darkwing Duck)
13 Theme to Lizzie McGuire (From Lizzie McGuire) Extended Supa Mix
14 Rockin' at the House of Mouse (From House of Mouse) Extended Version
15 Naked Mole Rap (From Kim Possible)
16 Cheetah Sisters (From the Cheetah Girls)
17 Aloha, E Komo Mai (From Lilo & Stitch: The Series)
18 Hot Dog! (From Mickey Mouse Clubhouse)
19 Get'cha Head in the Game (From High School Musical)
20 Nobody's Perfect (From Hannah Montana 2)
21 Gitchee Gitchee Goo (From Phineas and Ferb)
22 This is Me (From Camp Rock)
23 What Time Is It (From High School Musical 2)
24 Everything Is Not as It Seems (From Wizards of Waverly Place)
25 Mickey Mouse Club Alma Mater (From The Mickey Mouse Club)

Theme Park Classics
Music plays a vital role in the Parks as well; whether it be cleverly establishing an attraction's story or the sheer brilliance of underscoring the banks and turns of a thrilling roller coaster. Collected here are not only those Theme Park Classics we know and love today, but others we fondly remember from days gone by.

1 Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room (From Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room)
2 Swisskapolka (From Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse)
3 Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me) (From Pirates of the Caribbean)
4 Splash Mountain Medley: How Do You Do?/Ev'ry Body Has a Laughing Place/Zip-Z-Dee-Doo-Dah (From Splash Mountain)
5 Bear Band Serenade (From Country Bear Jamboree)
6 Grim Grinning Ghosts (From Haunted Mansion)
7 It's a Small World (From It's a Small World)
8 There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (From Carousel of Progress)
9 Great Outdoors (From Country Bear Vacation Hoedown)
10 Space Mountain (From Space Mountain (2005))
11 Soarin' (From Soarin' Over California)
12 It's Tough to Be a Bug (From It's Tough to Be a Bug!)
13 California Screamin' (From California Screamin')
14 Best Time of Your Life (From Carousel of Progress)
15 Space Mountain (From Space Mountain (2005))
16 Universe of Energy (From Universe of Energy)
17 Kitchen Kabaret Medley: Boogie Woogie Bakery Boy/Meat Ditties/Veggie, Veggie, Fruit, Fruit (From Food Rocks)
18 One Little Spark (From Journey Into Imagination)
19 Canada (You're a Lifetime Journey) (From O Canada!)
20 Golden Dream (From the American Adventure)
21 Finale (From Fantasmic!)

Special bonus for box set purchasers: A new medley of Disney hits by
YouTube a capella sensations Peter Hollens and Alex G. Peter and Alex create
fully orchestrated songs using only the sounds of their voices. With well over 100
million views on YouTube alone, their sensational approach has excited audiences all over the world.

Liquid Chalkers Chalk Markers Review + Giveaway

Posted by Jessica Keeton at 11/11/2013 10:20:00 AM 2 comments Links to this post
By: Jessica Keeton

When summer ends, it's my responsibility as a parent, to hide every piece of chalk I can find, in order to prevent endless debates. Trying to explain why you can't go outside and draw on the sidewalk in the middle of December to a three year old, is a battle you just won't win. After attempting to ease my daughter's sidewalk chalk withdrawl with an art easel, we ended up with a multi-colored carpet and a very expensive carpet washer.

Liquid Chalkers from Paper & Twine, are not only mess-free and fun, but they'll bring out the creativity of everyone in the family. Liquid Chalkers can be used year-round and there's no age requirements, so you can bring out your artistic side whether you're 3 or 83.

Liquid Chalkers come in a pack of eight vibrant colors including green, purple, red, orange, pink, yellow and blue. Each chalker has a 6mm Chisel Tip and has a marker body that's perfect for those little hands. Liquid Chalkers also come in 4 packs with your choice of either colors or white or you can purchase individual white chalkers.
Liquid Chalkers are designed for use on non-porous surfaces and are perfect for mirrors, chalkboards, windshields, whiteboards, glass windows, art projects, ceramics and more. While using these, I made sure to test out a small section and had success with every surface I used.

Liquid Chalkers are so easy to use and perfect for any family with kids. You just shake the Liquid Chalker, then press down on the tip until the ink flows through. That's it. When it comes to projects, the possibilities are endless.

Ideas For Kids: You don't have to spend a lot of money on supplies. In fact, you probably have all these surfaces in your home. I purchased two small mirrors at the dollar store. $2.00 was all it took for endless days of fun for my kids. Just to be on the safe side, I placed a tablecloth down, along with the mirrors and Liquid Chalkers. I let my kids do the shaking and away they went.

Easy Cleanup: Cleanup is so simple, you're kids won't mind doing it. Use a tissue, baby wipe, wet cloth or sponge and just wipe away.

Liquid Chalkers are perfect for:
Daily, weekly and monthly reminders. Have a dentist appointment, job interview, or after school activity you just can't forget? Write it on a mirror or whiteboard!

Forget lipstick! Don't waste your expensive makeup writing love notes on the bathroom mirror. Show your significant other how much you love them with Liquid Chalkers. Whether it's a love note, date night or cute message for daddy, Liquid Chalkers make it easy for you to show your love without wasting the lipstick you love.

With the holidays coming up, Liquid Chalkers are perfect for writing cute notes on the bathroom mirror.

Write a cute Thanksgiving Day message or let your kids know Santa stopped by. 

Working late? Is the babysitter in charge? Let your kids know that you're watching even when you're not there. 

Having an all girls night? Why not throw a craft party!!! Decide on a piece you'll create and craft away with colorful liquid chalkers. These candle jars can be purchased for $2.00 at your local craft store.

Use stencils, painter's tape, or let your creativity run wild to create a fun art piece that you can show off in your home. 

Teachers can set their classrooms apart, throwing away the broken chalk pieces for fun and colorful chalkers. Liquid Chalkers will have students begging to volunteer, just to have the chance to write on the chalkboard. There's no comparing traditional chalk to Liquid Chalkers. See for yourself.

Paper & Twine offers a 365 day happiness guarantee! Liquid Chalker tips won't dry out or crack and their hyper pigmentation ensures that you'll get bright, beautiful colors every time you use them. Unlike regular chalk and other chalk markers, you won't have to deal with dust, smarking or ink running down your surface when you write, so there's no mess!

For a limited time, you'll receive a short guide via email from Liquid Chalkers creator, Louise Fox showing you how she uses liquid chalkers around her house, informational tips and fun ideas on how to bring out the most creativity in your family.

Want to read from others who have tried Liquid Chalkers? Need more proof at just how much fun these can be? Check out Liquid Chalkers on Amazon, for the latest reviews. While waiting for my chalkers to arrive in the mail, I made sure to read some of the reviews and you'll get honest comments from others who have had the chance to try these. Don't be surprised though if you can't find any negatives on these fun creativity tools, you'll hear everything from how much fun they are to just how fast they arrive in the mail.

For more information and to purchase Liquid Chalkers, visit Paper & Twine's website www.liquidchalkers.com. You'll find product information, why you should buy liquid chalkers, what others are saying, directions on how to use, helpful tips, great prices and all of their great products.

Visit Liquid Chalkers on Facebook, TwitterGoogle +, and Amazon for the most up-to-date information on Liquid Chalkers.

Louise Fox and Paper & Twine want to share their love of creativity and fun with you by giving you a chance to win an 8-Pack of Artist Quality Color Liquid Chalk Markers. Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win! To maximize your chances of winning, be sure to complete all entries.


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