Ocean Park. This place is best described as a combination of West Ed’s Galaxy land/ Water park and Vancouver’s Stanley Park all combined into one huge amusement/play area. It also has an Amazon bird area, a panda bear exhibit, a Japan botanical garden section, and it goes on and on. The only way to access the aquarium part of the park is by a 10 minute long cable car ride up and along the side of the mountain. Yes this park is up on top of a mountain. Seb was almost inside out as we approached the entrance as he was pointing and exclaiming “Look Auntie Pammie, cable cars!” On we got and started the ride. The view was incredible from this cable car, you overlook the ocean and some incredibly $$ homes that are built on the mountain. It was very peaceful and quiet up there. Once we arrived at the main area it was very busy and swarming with tour groups and kids running around that were higher on sugar than I ever remember being as a kid.
After getting our photos back, we asked Seb if he wanted to see the
dolphin show, he was excited about that. After getting great seats the
show started a few minutes after. The announcer came out on stage and
asked if she could have a volunteer to help with the dolphins, you had
to not be afraid of getting wet. I thought why not and my hand shot up
before I had a chance to re-think my decision. The announcer picked a
lady not too far from us; my hand went back down, until I saw him looking
again. Next thing I know, I am headed down to the stage area. She
asked both of us volunteers what our names were and where we were from.
I have full blown laryngitis and as my voice cracked while trying to
say my name, it came out sounding like, "amela from anada" ( Pamela
from Canada). The crowd loved it and clapped for us both.
Lunch at McDonald's, rides on the ferris wheel, went to the shark
tank and it was wild! Seb went on a few kids rides before he had
reached his limit. We then came home, all tuckered out, but thrilled.
Ocean Park was a blast. We spent a quiet night at home and relaxed.