A lot of my friends are based in Toronto. It seemed like this past summer, everyone decided that it was time: Ripley’s Aquarium must be paid a visit! Pictures of technicolor jellyfish starting popping up all over my Facebook newsfeed, and every other tweet was about an up-close encounter with sharks in Toronto. I vowed to see it. How fun it looked! A moving sidewalk inside the aquarium? Sold!
One weekend I happened to be down in Whitby, and decided on a whim to go there. Okay, here’s my honest opinion… Before you buy your ticket, ask yourself:
- Do you have a significant other that you’re going to hold hands with all the way through?
- Do you really love jellyfish? I mean reaaallly love them?
- Are you under the age of 9?
- Is someone else paying for you to go?
If you did not answer yes to any of the above questions… Save your money. It’s okay! It’s meh. You’ve seen jellyfish before, I’ve seen jellyfish before. Yes, they’re lit up in a very artistic manner – but in all honesty, this part of your aquarium trip lasts for about 45 seconds, and the novelty wears off pretty fast. Couples love it, because it’s dark and they can cuddle the whole way through and make out in secrecy. 9 year olds love it because 9 year olds love everything and are still enthusiastic and happy and not jaded about life. And unless you’re a jellyfish fanatic… Well, you know where I’m going with this. If you’re still kind of on the fence, here’s some pictures so you can decide for yourself!