Celebrate the Holidays with Dora at Nickelodeon Suites Resort

Nickelodeon Suites Resort is having a 72 hour sale on reservations for their rooms during the Thanksgiving and Christmas, New Year holidays.    Families that want to get away for holidays can take advantage of the vacation deals.   There will be entertainment provided by many costumed Nickelodeon characters like SpongeBob SquarePants, and Dora the Explorer.    Officials from the resort say that instead of a ball dropping, as it does during other New Year’s celebrations, guest will see a slime drop to welcome in the New Year.

Thanksgiving Special Offer includes:

  • Rates starting at $109
  • A $50 Resort Credit per stay
  • For stays November 18 – 26
  • Use promo code: GOBBLE
  • Two night minimum with maximum resort credit of $50

Christmas & New Year’s Special Offer includes:

  • Rates starting at $159
  • For stays December 21 – January 2
  • Use Promo code: JOLLY

Book your stay today and have the SLIME of your life! http://www.nickhotel.com/special-pkg/holiday-getaways.aspx

The special will run from today, November 31st, through November 2nd.


Dora the Explorer Episodes Coming to VTECH Tablet

Children have been using their parents’ tablet PCs for years to play games and watch videos.  Now other children electronic toy manufacturers have jumped in to create tablets that are made specifically for kids.  These tablets may be built on their own technology and have greater durability than other tablets.  VTECH InnoTab 2 is one such tablet that offers many of the features that we would expect from the ones created for adults.   Children will be able to play games, play mp3s and watch videos.    Soon some new Dora the Explorer episodes will be available for the device.  Along with Dora the Explorer episodes there will also be episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants, and Bubble Guppies.

Dora the Explore Part of Universal Orlando Nightly Parade

When you go to theme parks you expect have lots of fun and experience many different types of entertainment.   Universal Orlando is having their grand opening of the Universal’s Superstar Parade May 8, 2012.   The parade will feature many children favorites including Dora the Explorer and Diego.     Along with these characters there will be several others children favorites like SpongeBob SquarePants, E.B. from Hop, and some minions from Despicable Me.     According the Universal Orlando website, guests will have the opportunity to interact with the parade characters throughout the day.

If, while you are vacationing in Orlando, Florida,  you are looking to spend time with more Nickelodeon characters like Dora the Explorer, Diego, or SpongeBob you may consider staying at the Nickelodeon Suites Resorts in Orlando.  The resort includes character themed rooms, and activities.

Dora the Explorer Receives a Producers Guild of America Award Nomination

Producers behind the top movies and television programs have been nominated for a Producers Guild of America Award.   Dora the Explorer has been nominated in the category of Children’s Program along with some other very popular children programs.    Other nominated in the Children’s Program category are: SpongeBob SquarePants, iCarly, Sesame Street, and Phineas and Ferb.  This year’s Producer’s Guild Award winners will be announced on January 22nd at the award ceremony to be held at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.

Dora the Explorer Pillow Pets

Pillow Pets have become a household name.  If you watch children programming you are bound to hear that catchy jingle for the commercials about theses stuffed characters that also function as pillows.   Now you can find Pillow Pets in about every store.  These Pillow Pets are no longer just cuddly animals, but they have also broadened the scope to include popular children characters and other figures.

Now kids can get Pillow Pets from popular show like Dora the Explorer Dora Pillow Pets come in the standard size, and also the miniature size Pillow Pets.     Children can find Pillow Pets in many other favorite characters like SpongeBob SquarePants, Thomas the Tank Engine, and Winnie the Pooh.

Currently, Go Diego Go Pillow Pets are not available, but I would not be surprised if some added soon.

SpongeBob SquarePants Named Favorite Cartoon at the Nickelodeon’s Kid Choice Awards

SpongeBob SquarePants
 was named best cartoon at this year Kid Choice Awards.  The award show was hosted by Jack Black and included many different celebrity performances, of course with a youthful them.  One performance was done by Big Time Rush .

SpongeBob SquarePants "Clash of Triton," with guest stars Victoria Beckham, Sebastian Bach and John O' Hurley (PRNewsFoto/Nickelodeon)

Nickelodeon stars and music group Big Time Rush were joined onstage by surprise guest Snoop Dogg to perform their current single “Boyfriend,” off their newly-certified Gold debut album BTR.  One lucky winner from Nickelodeon’s “Kids’ Choice Big Time Sweepstakes” lived it up “big time” as she was escorted to the awards by Kendall, James, Carlos and Logan.  Willow Smith made an aerial entrance as the mosh pit moved and grooved to her hit songs “21st Century Girl” and “Whip My Hair” and even KCA winner Eddie Murphy got in on the musical action as he led the audience in an impromptu “Happy Birthday” song to himself.

Dora the Explorer Makes an Appearance at Florida’s Children Capital Event for a Day

Dora the Explorer and many other popular children characters entertained kids during Florida’s Children Capital Event for a Day in Tallahassee, Florida.  The event included many different activities for children to enjoy.    The annual event highlights the importance of children and the need to protect and nurture them.   Along with Dora the Explorer there were the popular character SpongeBob SquarePants, and Sesame Street’s Elmo.

Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob Among New NOOK Color Books

NOOK Color from Barnes and Nobles now feature several Nickelodeon characters including Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants.   These books are available through the NOOK Kids platform which is available on NOOK  Color and an app for iPad. 

Barnes & Noble is now offering a dozen interactive NOOK Kids Nickelodeon titles, and will expand to more than 20 next month, as the partnership continues to grow with new, exciting digital books. Camp SpongeBob, Happy Birthday SpongeBob! and others are perfect for the reader who loves zany stories. For young explorers, there are fun-filled adventures including Dora Loves Boots, Crystal Kingdom Adventures, Dora Helps Diego, Dora’s Sleepover and more.

With NOOK Kids exclusive AliveTouch™ technology, kids can easily find an exciting story, engage with the books and their favorite characters by simply tapping to turn pages, interacting with the text, and zooming in and around gorgeous graphics in SpongeBob’s world under the sea and the places on Dora’s map. Coming soon, select Nickelodeon NOOK Kids titles will also include Barnes & Noble’s exclusive Read to Me™ feature offering professional narration, so kids can choose to explore books on their own or hear them read out loud.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Includes Many Children Favorites

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has always been a fun event adults and kids.  There are many different characters from popular children television shows.   The parade will air Thanksgiving Day on NBC from 9 am till noon

Dora the Explorer Float

Dora the Explorer will be there with a special Holiday parade float.

Latina heroine Dora the Explorer is returning to the Parade on a brand new float.  The colorful float features Dora, one of the most iconic preschool characters in the world, and a 12-foot tall Christmas tree decorated with dazzling ornaments and some very special gifts.  Dora and her friends will showcase their most recent adventure, where they teach their friend Swiper the true spirit of the holidays. As with every Dora adventure, there are lessons to be learned and the new float features elements of Swiper’s future if he doesn’t learn the true spirit of the season.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Balloon

See the new Diary of A Wimpy Kid balloon take flight this Thanksgiving. At 60-feet long, 25-feet wide, and 56-feet tall, “wimpy” is not the right word to describe this balloon behemoth. From the look on his face, we have a feeling Greg will be writing about this holiday experience just as soon as he makes it to the Parade finish line.

Kung Fu Panda Balloon

At more than 16,000 cubic feet of helium, Po from Kung Fu Panda™ is truly a larger-than-life master of the ancient Chinese art of Kung Fu. Designed by the magicians at Macy’s Parade Studio, Po is created with the help of more than half a mile of fabric and is covered in 17 gallons of paint. For his Parade debut, Po the Panda measures 42-feet tall, 46-feet long, and 34-feet wide, giving him the scale to take giant leaps down the route, poised to deliver his signature martial arts moves along the way.


Star of Nickelodeon’s iCarly and teen sensation Miranda Cosgrove will be riding aboard the Statue of Liberty float accompanied by the endearingly mischievous Minions, in support of Despicable Me’s Blu-ray/DVD release on Dec. 14.

Big Time Rush

Nickelodeon/Columbia Records group Big Time Rush — Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena, Logan Henderson — will perform their current hit “Til I Forget About You” on the Bridge to the Future float.


Nickelodeon’s newest rising teen star, Victoria Justice, will perform “Freak the Freak Out,” an original song from her hit comedy Victorious, on the Build-A-Bear Workshop®’s float.

SpongeBob SquarePants

Pop-culture icon and eternal optimist SpongeBob SquarePants will make his sixth appearance when he takes a special holiday trip to soak up the sights and sounds of the New York City. Based on the number-one animated kids’ show on TV, the SpongeBob balloon will absorb more than 16,200 cubic feet of helium to fly down the route.  Although it may appear square, the SpongeBob balloon isn’t square at all; it is actually a single chamber sphere, made intricately square-shaped by more than 600 internal tie-lines. Looking dapper as always, SpongeBob stands at 62-feet high, 38-feet wide and 28-feet long.

Samuri Power Rangers

The most successful kids’ action series returns with a bang when the Samurai Power Rangers descend upon the streets of New York. Utilizing their Samurai powers, which give them control over the elements of Fire, Water, Sky, Forest, and Earth, the Rangers will embark on their first journey together as they escort the Planet Earth balloon through the streets of Manhattan.

Some of the other characters in floats will include:

Some of the Floats will be

  • Snoopy’s Dog House
  • Smurf Mushroom House

So there are a lot of performances, floats, and  balloons for children to look forward to seeing during this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

SpongeBob the Business Expert

Aol.com has an article titled: 5 Things SpongeBob SquarePants Can Teach You About Business.  Much of this young generation is familiar with SpongeBob SquarePants and his place in Pop culture has been sealed.  He is now used to pass out business advice.  The article is interesting and provides some insightful points.  If he were real, I doubt he would ever receive  his honorary doctorate from Harvard Business School, but he is a hard working sponge.