With only a couple weeks left of summer, we have been packing in as many fun filled days as we can. When thinking of new places to bring the boys, we decided on making the trip to Marineland joined by my good friend Tamara, and her girls.
Pointing out all of the signs we saw on the way, the excitment level in the van was pretty high by the time we arrived. The line-ups to get in the park were not bad at all, with lots of booths open and ready to take your payment. The kids, all under 5, were free, and adult tickets are $41.95 plus taxes. With just an extra $5.00 you can upgrade to a seasons pass (too bad we didn’t go at the beginning of the summer), so our next trip, planned for September will be free!
First stop we made when we got inside was The King Waldorf Stadium Show. With about 15 minutes until the start, I was a little worried about how we were going to keep the kids happy, and still, but they had a GREAT pre-show to keep them laughing and entertained. All the kids really enjoyed watching the seals and dolphins, and H was enthralled at the size of the Walrus that came out.
Next we were off to the rides. They have an area for ‘family rides’ that the kids were tall enough to go on. The line ups were great, and we never waited too long. After we finished riding we stopped for lunch. My recommendation to you? Pack a lunch. This would be my one complaint about the park, and I know, it should have been expected, and I should have planned ahead. Chicken fingers for me and Q with fries and a drink, and a Hot Dog and fries for H, came to $22! To get H just a Hot Dog would have cost $5.50, or $5.75 for a ‘kids meal’, which added a small drink, fries or salad.
After lunch, the boys met King Waldorf, then we were off to see the Belugas, Killer Whale and Bears. While there was still more to see and do, it was time to call it a day. We look forward to heading back in September again to check out the rest, this time with free entry, and packed lunches!!
The Good :
-The park is great for young kids. They had a lot of fun.
-Lots of shade!
-Very clean. We didn’t really see any garbage laying around.
-When R dropped her $5.00 hot dog, they gave us a new one.
-Lunch was very expensive, and the food was not too great.
-Some of the ride employees were not very friendly.