There is something about dolphins and whales that makes Tom so happy.
The first time I noticed his fascination was when we visited Ripley’s aquarium. he got so excited by all the under water species, his joyfulness was absolutely undeniable, so we decided to take him to Marineland, which located in the city of Niagara Falls. Marineland is not only focus on a sea world, but also has an amusement park and zoo for land animals, so you can actually spend a whole day in the area.
Tom favourite part was petting and feeding the beluga whale. The look on his face said it all, He was listening to the Instruction of the trainer and followed the right steps. I was deeply moved when I saw how much fun he had getting close to the friendly Beluga, touching and feeding it. I defiantly think that it was an unforgettable experience for him.
When you have a child with special needs it can be extremely challenging to predict his behaviour.
Tom has difficulty in transition from one activity to another, especially when he is having fun, therefore after the amazing performances by dolphins, sea lions and whales, he didn’t want to leave the place and insisted to stay in the venue and to feed the dolphins. All the way to the car, he was crying and screaming “Everyone loves MarineLand”