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Kalahari Resorts & Conventions at the 2023 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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This year at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Kalahari Resorts float is returning! Our family looks forward to the parade every year and this one will be no different! It’s our tradition to wake up early and see it in person on the streets of New York City. I can’t even describe the energy of the crowd, but it’s truly the most joyous occasion of the year for us!

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and Kalahari Resorts and Conventions always strive for a bigger and better experience for their guests and the Kalahari’s float delivers just that! It’s no doubt confetti will reign this year and we will Make More Memories at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this holiday season!

My girls were so excited to receive a special package from Kalahari which only reminded them of all our fun family moments at America’s largest indoor waterpark! Any activities we can do as a family is so important to me and makes vacationing at  Kalahari an easy choice!

My youngest daughter went straight for the plush characters and both girls were mesmerized by the beautiful Kalahari Snow Globe. This globe will be the perfect new holiday décor this season in our home! The Kalahari Resort Mugs already have me thinking about the coffee I’ll be pouring on Thanksgiving Day to make sure we get to the parade on time! The tie-dye sweatshirt blanket is the perfect thing to keep us all warm and toasty on parade day!

If you’re looking for the perfect gift this Holiday season, Kalahari has an amazing Black Friday Offer! It’s the best sale of the year and you can save up to 30% on your next getaway with the promo code BLACKFRIDAY. This incredible offer is available to claim starting on Thanksgiving (11/23) through Cyber Monday (11/27). See their site for more details by clicking HERE!


There are endless activities for the entire family at Kalahari making it the best destination ever! There are awesome dining options, an arcade, spa, and of course the epic indoor waterpark!!!  My kids never have a dull moment and dare I say us parents can actually relax a little too!


Be sure to take advantage of this great Black Friday deal this holiday season by giving a Kalahari gift card to let your loved ones choose their own unforgettable experiences at one of Kalahari’s 5 resorts!

My Invisalign journey with Park Avenue Orthodontics

I recently ended my  Invisalign journey with Park Avenue Orthodontics and I still can’t believe how wonderful my smile looks. As a 2nd time braces patient ( the first being a child ) , this was a whole different experience. This time, there would be no metal, no painful adjustments, and no hiding behind my smile. Invisalign was a game changer and perfect for this stage of my life!

From the minute I stepped in the lovely office in August of 2019, I knew this would be an amazing journey. The staff at Park Avenue Orthodontics is just the best and the care I received was like none other. My initial scans showed  minor crowding of my lower teeth and alignment issues on top. I was set up with my first set of trays and started to wear them day and night. No longer 13 years old, I was willing to do whatever it took to quickly straighten my smile. Below is a photo of my final scans reflecting a perfect bite!

After a few rookie mistakes of accidentally throwing out my trays and digging in the trash, I quickly learned to remember them. We all know it happens, but wearing Invisalign definitely comes with responsibility. The staff was super understanding when this happened and got me back on the right track!

Enter 2020 and COVID. Lucky for me, I had just visited the office prior and had supply for many months. However, the office did not go dark and re-opened as quickly and safely as possible. Protocols were put into place, virtual appointments set up, and staggered in- person visits. I was honestly so impressed with the professional manner that Park Ave Orthodontics handled the global pandemic. Safety measures are still in place and I would like to thank them again for making sure the staff and patients stay safe!

Dr. Janet Stoess-Allen is a 2021 Diamond+ Invisalign Provider and the primary reason my smile looks as great as it does! I was lucky enough to be seen by Dr. Janet at most of my appointments.  She honestly helped me more than I can tell you by noticing how off centered my bite was. With Invisalign, it doesn’t take long for a space to close or tooth to shift into place, but jaw misalignment takes a little longer.  I made a commitment to complete the journey  and I’m so glad I did! I can happily say I have no more popping jaw issues and my bite has never felt better! Because of Dr. Janet’s care and concern for her patients, my bite is 100%  where it should be (confirmed by final scans) and I can’t thank her enough!

It’s been a couple of months since I had my buttons removed on my teeth and  no longer wear trays. I still catch myself all the time thinking I should be wearing my Invisalign and forget I’m actually done! I do, however, wear a retainer each and every night to make sure my smiles stays exactly as it should.

If you are wondering what your smile could look like or have ever been curious about the process, I would highly recommend Park Avenue Orthodontics. Their team will make sure you get the care  and the best smile possible!

For more information, please visit Park Avenue Orthodontics.