Saturday, October 6, 2012

Skylanders Giants Event in Los Angeles

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to go on a really cool PR trip. I was able to bring along my youngest son, Zachary, who is 12. I went on behalf of 5 Minutes For Mom (I do occasional writing/reviews for their site). The event was held in Los Angeles. We were invited to Activision Headquarters to check out their new, soon-to-be-released video game, Skylanders Giants.
Skylanders Giants will hit stores on October 21. It is the sequel to the highly popular Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. Not only did we get to meet the team behind the creation of Skylanders Giants, but, Zachary was able to get a first-hand look at the game and try it out.
He loved it, as did all the kids that were at the event. I predict Skylanders Giants is going to be one of this year's hot holiday toys! For more about our visit to Activision and my review of the game, please be sure and check out my full post at 5 Minutes For Mom.

We stayed in Santa Monica and were able to enjoy some free time of our own before and after the Activision event. We had a great time getting out and walking around, exploring the area a little bit. I thought I would share a few pics with you...

We were only a short walk away from the Santa Monica Pier.

There were lots of fun things on the Pier -- shops, games, rides, food & treats, etc.

After we took in the sights on the Pier, we hit the beach to get our feet wet. The water was freezing!

One of the most memorable parts of our trip happened when we were on our way to Activision. As we were riding to the event, we suddenly saw lots of people excitedly running around outside and on the sidewalks. They were all looking upward and pointing. This was the day that the space shuttle Endeavor was being flown over LA on it's way to LAX. When we looked out the car window, there it was, flying right over us...complete with a fighter jet escort. I cannot tell you how exciting this was to see! My photo didn't turn out that great, but we really got an excellent view.

It was a fantastic trip and I'm so lucky to have been able to share it with my son. Many thanks to 5 Minutes For Mom for letting me represent them on the Activision Skylanders Giants trip.


Xmasdolly said...

Thanks for stopping by and boy am I glad you did. Wow what an exciting fun trip. Everyone looks like they had a ball! Thanks for sharing.

Jenners said...

Your son must think you are the best mom EVER!! What an exciting thing to be able to share … and the added bonus of the space shuttle!

Jeannette said...

Wow! Looks like a fantastic trip and so much fun! My son is jealous!

Mariah @ said...

The pier looks like a ton of fun! It sounds like a great trip!

Admin said...

Take me next time!! LOL GREAT pics, loved reading.

Unknown said...

How cool that you saw the shuttle! That had to be amazing! I've heard good things about Skylander and will have to keep my eye out for it. Glad you enjoyed the pier. I visited it once and found it so fun.

Emily said...

Aww, how fun! Looks like a great trip - and very cool you got to see the shuttle!