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Things To Do NYC Edition - Pip's Island

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. We were invited to attend a media day to preview Pip's Island. All words and opinions expressed are 100% our own.




We first heard of Pip's Island last year when Valentina was 4 years old. The show is recommended for kids ages 4 and up, but Valentina was a little bit more quiet last year and therefor we decided to skip it and not go. I was a little bit sad after hearing the rave reviews from fellow blogger friends but I knew that Valentina would not have participated and been by my side most of the time. Since this is an interactive theatrical adventure.
One thing we knew for sure is that if Pip's Island opened again this year, we would go.



Happy day it was when we found out that Pip's Island would happen again this year, with the excitement of it happening in a new location, which means more fun and a longer run for the show.
We made sure to try and make it to midtown just in time, one thing that they recommend is arriving at least 15 minutes before the show begins. Giving you enough time to check in and get ready to go on an adventure.
Even though it was a rainy day and the MTA was running late, which is not particularly new especially on a weekend we made it with 10 minutes to spare. Coats checked in, we were ready to go on an adventure and Valentina was ready to help save Pip's Island.


Save the Island
There is an island, in another dimension just a tree portal away. It’s a special place that was formed from the “inner child energy” that lives within each and every one of us. For generations, young explorers have visited this magical Island, where they learn to harness and grow their inner spark. But now, the Island is in trouble. It needs your help explorers!

Joules Volter and his army of moles are taking over the Island and upsetting the balance of energy. They are planning to kidnap Amperes Wattson and to take over his lighthouse.

Along the way, you will collect signature achievement badges, called “Sparks”, which parallel many elements from the STEAM curriculum. You will also learn about teamwork and the value of your individual contribution.


Valentina was ready with her sneakers and comfortable clothes.
A must because a lot of moving around and walking will be done during the 60 minutes that the show last.
She was greeted by a trooper and given a special vest with her name on it and bracelet that would be used to collect sparks through out the adventure.

I'm not going to lie there were maybe two moments that scared Valentina, one has to do with darkness and the other one has something to do with some villains. I reassured her that she would be fine and reminded her that it was only a show and people were acting. After that she forgot that I was there and had a lot of fun trying to save the island.

As a parent I loved watching her interact with other kids and working together to try and save the island. She learned that working together is the way to go.



She fell in love with the characters, especially the one pictured above.
Valentina loved how magical she looked, her dress and the fact that there were bubbles.

Pip's Island is now open and with Spring Break around the corner, it is the perfect activity to add to your Things To Do during Spring Break.


A few things to know before you go are:

1- Show is recommended for kids ages 4- 10 years of age.
2- There are no seats, it is an indoors walking adventure with lots of moving around. Which also means that you should make sure that your kids are wearing comfortable footwear.
3-Both kids & adults need tickets. Even though kids are the ones participating. Everyone going into show needs a ticket.
4-No photos or videos are allowed once the adventure begins. There are photo ops available after adventure is over.



Summary:
Kids and their families will join Pip, Pebble and Finn on Expedition 12 to save the Island and defeat the villain Joules Volter. Our skilled actors will guide you through multiple purpose designed spaces, where you will face fun interactive challenges and help the story unfold. The end result is an hour-long inspirational “hero’s journey” where you will be dazzled by live performers, puppets, interactive set pieces and animated characters. Take the journey, and find your inner spark.

Make sure to follow Pip's Island on social media.

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/pipsisland
Website: https://pipsisland.com/

Hashtags:
#PipsIsland
#FindYourSpark

You can purchase tickets here.



Love,
Kary xoxo


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