Everyone loves.. Marineland! I had to say that The husband, daughter, son and I all went to Marineland at the beginning of last week. We stayed overnight in Niagara Falls to ‘test drive’ being away from home in an unfamiliar place, before our trip to Florida at the end of September. Overall it went well.. except for dinner at a Brazilian steakhouse! At least the toddler at the table next to us was also acting up (it took his mom 20 minutes to get him to sit in the high chair and then he was purposely throwing his cutlery at the dishes on the table) so that took some of the spotlight away from my cranky, loud kids, but I digress.. Marineland was a hit with my 2 1/2 year old daughter- she was just telling her teacher about the dolphins and whales yesterday. And I really enjoyed it as well!
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Area: Niagara Falls, Ontario
Age Range: All ages
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Marineland was a good start to the beginning of a fun-filled, action-packed (crazy) week! My daughter’s daycare was closed so I had both kids. I decided to share the joy with my husband on the first day
Here’s what I thought of Marineland:
I have to include this pic of my daughter eating a not-so-nutritious snack at Marineland. I don’t give her ice cream that often so she was incredibly happy eating it
Marineland is pretty big so if you’re planning on walking the whole park, it’s a good idea to have a stroller for younger kids in case they get tired. If you attend the dolphin show at Waldorf Stadium, you have to park your stroller on the side before you go into the stadium. You can keep your eye on it if you’re seated on the side, but it’s better to bring a cheaper stroller so you don’t have to worry about it.
If you’re wondering what other things we did during my week at home with both of the kids, I also took them to the Metro Toronto Zoo, and the Earl Bales OEYC (York satellite) for the Gardening and Water Play program (now replaced by a story-telling session). I love my kids, but by the end of the week I wanted to curl up in a ball and hide in the closet (with my BB). Hats off to stay-at-home moms with more than one child!
And here’s some more information about Marineland (correct at the time of posting):
|Cost:||Children 4 and under are free; Age 5-9 years: $34.95; Ages 10+ $41.95; Seniors 60+ $34.95; Seasons pass is $5 extra.|
|Dates & Times:||Season ends October 9th. Admission booths open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Park attractions operate until nightfall.|
|Address:||7657 Portage Road, Niagara Falls, ON|
|Major Intersection:||Marineland Parkway and Stanley Avenue|
Do you love Marineland?