Access 2 Card: Ripley’s Aquarium

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Ripley’s Aquarium is a fun place to take the family but it can add up when you have a family of 5. We usually buy our tickets ahead of time and try to find a deal. I am part of Perkopolis so getting tickets there is a tad cheaper. You do have to register with Perkoplis and get an access code usually from the company you work with. I think it says on the site that you should purchase at least 24 hours in advance so it gives Perkopolis a chance to process the tickets and send to you. I opted for the electronic version of course as it doesn’t make sense to pay for more for tickets when I can show it on my phone or even print it out at home. I got my tickets pretty much right away within an hour. We took the kids there for March break this year but didn’t get a chance to blog about it till now. Ripley’s Aquarium participates in Easter’s Seal Access 2 Card. A support person accompanying a guest with disabilities will be allowed to stay with the guest at all times and will be provided with free admission. Kids under 3 are also free so our family of 5 only paid for one adult ticket and one kid. It was a perfect way to entertain the kiddies on March break while not breaking the bank. Of course going on March break we knew it would be insane but […]

Access 2 Card: Toronto Legoland

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I am part of Perkopolis and bought my tickets from them. It is a tad cheaper than buying from site directly. I got my tickets within an hour and just showed them my phone. Legoland is part of Easter Seal’s Access 2 entertainment program. Children 2 and under are free and with the access 2 card a support person gets in free too. Our family of 5 only had to pay for two tickets. It was extremely busy there for March break and harder to control other kids bumping into JB but all in all it was fun for the kiddies. We packed a lunch because the last time we were there the food was bleh. The lines were too long for JB and it was hectic when we attempted to line up but quickly learned that its impossible for him to line up. He still enjoyed running around with little cars we build for him. Now that he’s older and very vocal when other people take his toys not sure we will return to Legoland next year. It was very hot in there and not that big so it was hard when kids run around and bump into JB. It was nice that it is indoor and part of the mall so when he took a nap we were able to do some shopping.

Access 2 Card: Toronto Zoo

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I am part of Perkopolis and bought my tickets from them. I think it says on the site that you should purchase at least 24 hours in advance so it gives Perkopolis a chance to process the tickets and send to you. I opted for the electronic version of course as it doesn’t make sense to pay for more for tickets when I can show it on my phone or even print it out at home. I got my tickets pretty much right away within an hour. We took the kids there for March break this year but didn’t get a chance to blog about it till now. The Toronto Zoo participates in the Access 2 program with Easter Seals Canada. The Access2 program provides a dignified and positive entertainment experience for people with disabilities who require the support of an attendant. Program participants receive Access 2 wallet cards which allow simple identification, removing the onus to explain their need for an attendant. All we did was showed the Access 2 card and there was no questions asked.  The cardholder or person with disability receives 50% admission discount while their support worker receives complimentary admission. JB at the time was only 2, and 2 and under is free. We just had to pay for one adult and one kid plus parking which was 12 bucks. It was a great activity for March break on a dime. Kids loved it there and we likely will go back next year for either March break […]

Access 2 card: Ontario Science Centre

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We actually have membership to Ontario Science Centre but they participate in the Access 2 program with Easter Seals Canada. Kids 2 and under are free and with the Access 2 card a support person gets in for free. To get the free pass you have to line up at guest services and the line there is much shorter than purchasing tickets. They just look at the card and issue you the free ticket. They don’t even ask you how old your child is. I guess JB looks like a baby to begin with. We have membership so don’t need to use the Access 2 card but there was one time my sister joined and she got in as JB’s support. They dedicate two areas to kids under 8 called the KidSpark on the so call 4th floor. I thought it was named KidsPark all this time till I looked at the name again. It is really KidSpark because is an area to spark their creativity. Their elevator is a bit whack as going up means down and going down means up. You would figure going to the 4th floor is up but you press down on elevator. Took some time to get use to but we get the hang now. My kids love it there but it does get very busy at times. We like to go on Saturdays since they open later and most people leave by 5pm. The other kids get JB angry at times but we feel […]

Access 2 card: CN Tower

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When an Access 2 cardholder presents their valid Access 2 Card at any participating venue partner, their support person receives free admission; the cardholder pays regular admission. At CN tower kids under 4 gets in free which means JB is free and I am free as well. A friend gave us two tickets which means our family of 5 got in free. I figured the boys can experience it since we are not paying a dime. The line up was extremely long but we split up to sped things up, the hubby lined up for the free passes with JB while I took Mase and baby girl to check out the line to go up the elevator. I got the the front where there is a timer saying it will be 2 hour wait. I asked the attendant there if this time is accurate and she replies yes it is very. I was extremely hesitant but decided since we drove all the way downtown and parked might as well see how it is since hubby was in line anyways. It was a small trek before we got to where people were standing and that was pretty much where you take a picture. The attendant there said about 45 minutes. I thought 45 minutes is doable since we are here anyways and it is much better than 2 hours. By the time we took the photo, JB and hubby was able to join us. Surprisingly it wasn’t too bad for JB. […]

Family fun day at Canada’s Wonderland

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One of our determining factor when we choose family activities is to ensure it will be suitable for JB. This year we decided the kids will enjoy the kiddie rides at the park and splash works area so we got season passes and the dinning passes. Season passes was 71.99 each, the all day dining passes was 91.99 each, and parking for the season was 50 bucks. We skipped the all season drinking refills at 29.99 as we figured it is all pop and juice so we really don’t need the extra sugar considering we will be eating unhealthy “take out food” from the dining passes. The dining pass is worth it considering how expensive food is but if I can go back in time I wouldn’t buy it. Most of the food there is not good and maybe because it is all new the service is horrendous. I waited an hour from time I started lining up to time I got food. There was signs stating we can only use the express line as the other lines wouldn’t take the meal pass but the so call “express line” literally didn’t move for 15 minutes. I ended up going to the regular line as the people in front went up  to complain and they agreed to let meal pass members to use the regular line. Even so, it took a hour and they got me the wrong meal. We ate it anyways and will likely never order there again. The […]