Ocean Park, Hong Kong

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    by gloopgloop Written Sep 6, 2006

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    Ocean Park is a theme park in the Southern District of Hong Kong Island. The marine-themed amusement park covers the area of Wong Chuk Hang and Nam Long Shan, and is Hong Kong's very own theme park.

    The different parts of the park are connected by cable car, as well as the world's second longest outdoor escalator. The theme park currently has over 40 rides and attractions.

    Ocean Park features a Giant panda exhibit, a butterfly garden, a shark tank, and a three-storey aquarium, as well as numerous rides. The park also has its own cable car system, which takes visitors from one side of the park to the other (the two parts are separated from each other by hills). The official mascot of Ocean Park is "Whiskers"¡ªa waving sealion.

    Besides being an amusement park, Ocean Park Hong Kong also includes observatories, well developed laboratories, an education department and a Whales And Dolphins Fund.

    Ocean Park Hong Kong was the first institution in the world to have success in artificial insemination of bottle nose dolphins, and developed numerous new breeds of goldfish, proving the standard of its laboratories.

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    Adults $185 /child (3-11) $89 /under 3 free

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    Ocean Park - HK original theme park

    by SLLiew Written Oct 17, 2006

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    Before HK Disney, this was the no. 1 theme park attraction in Hong Kong.

    There are two entrances. One by cable car and the other by giant escalators. You can enjoy rides and see shows like Dolphin encounters. It is a family day out or just fun to be kids again.

    Highly recommended as there are many Disneys worldwide but only one HK Ocean Park.

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    OCEAN PARK

    by swissfondue Updated May 23, 2012

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    Hong Kong is well served by theme parks and Ocean Park and its competitor Hong Kong Disneyland compete for tourist's (and locals) precious time and money. In my opinion Disneyland is just too small to compete with the sheer variety of things to see and do at Ocean Park, so if I only had enough time to go to one theme park, then Ocean Park is an easy choice for me at least. In March this year (2012) the newest attraction - OLD HONG KONG opened.

    Costing HK$10 million to build, as the name suggests, Old Hong Kong is a nostalgic recreation of a Hong Kong street scene from the 1950's to 1970's. You will find yourself among once famous rickshaws, a replica of an early Hong Kong tram with rattan style seats, a mid 20th century Kowloon Motor Bus and a replica of the Star Ferry clock tower which chimes on the quarter hour. Tenement buildings called tong lau have been recreated to add just the right amount of authenticity to the streetscape. These narrow buildings still seen all over Hong Kong combine small shops on the ground floor with small residences above. As well as sights along the street there are smells and tastes with numerous dai pai dong food stalls offering a mouth watering selection of classic hawker food and a Kee Wah Bakery. Live character actors are part of the experience.

    For thrillseekers Ocean Park has 27 rides to choose from including six new ones in the recently opened Thrill Mountain section. The most talked about is the Hair Raiser which is a floorless rollercoaster. If you are brave enough to go on it you will be hurled through multiple inversions, reaching 4.0G in acceleration and a top speed of 88 kilometres an hour while experiencing gut wrenching twists and turns all with your feet dangling in mid-air. Sounds like fun.....NOT!!!

    There is a lot to see and do which requires plenty of walking so you do need a full day, taking into account that queueing is inevitable especially for the cable car which links the two main sections of the park. My tip is to drink plenty of water as you can get quite hot. For those who like to keep their feet on the ground Ocean Park also has lots of animal exhibits (the Giant Panda Adventure is my favourite) and there is a conservation marine life park with a wonderful Aquarium.

    Because of its ongoing improvement strategies over the last few years Ocean Park has remodelled itself as a must see attraction for both tourists and locals. If you are thinking of spending Halloween there be aware that the park will be incredibly busy. I was told the park employs an extra 2,000 staff to cater for the crowds over the Halloween period.

    There is a dedicated bus service to/from Ocean Park. Any 629 Citybus from outside the Lippo Centre in Admiralty or from Central Pier 7 at 9.45am, 10.05am, 10.25am, 10.45am, 11.45am, 12.45pm, 1.45pm, 2.45pm and 3.45pm will take you to the Ocean Park Main Entrance. This bus also goes via the Exchange Square Bus Terminal.

    From Ocean Park to Central Pier 7 buses depart at at noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. From Ocean Park to Exchange Square Bus Station, departures at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm and 7pm.

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    Ocean Theatre

    by hopang Updated Apr 16, 2009

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    Ocean Theatre is one of the top tourist attractions at the popular Ocean Park in Hong Kong Island. The open-air theatre is located at Marine Land at the Headland beside the bay. It has a beautiful and elegant pool large enough to exhibit several large whales swimmimg and performing at the same time.

    The Ocean Theatre is home to lively performances by dolphins, whales, sea lions and of course their trainers accompanied by musics. The scheduled Ocean Theatre show is a "must-see" attraction when you visit Ocean Park in Hong Kong! Pay particular attention to the show schedule when you are in Ocean Park!

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    Ocean Park Escalator

    by hopang Updated Apr 16, 2009

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    Ocean Park Escalator

    Ocean Park Escalator is the second longest outdoor escalator in the world with a total length of approximately 225 meters after the Central Mid Levels also in Hong Kong. It has a vertical climb of approximately 100 meters. The escalator at Central Mid Levels is approximately 800 meters long! Ocean Park escalator is covered all the way and consists of four escalators. The first escalator is said to be the longest with a total length of approximately 70 meters as depicted in our photo on the right.

    Visitors can walk up from the rear entrance to Ocean Park at Tai Shue Wan Road at the Lowland and passing several attractions such as the Bird Paradise, Middle Kingdom, Raging River, Mine Train and Pacific Pier until the Headland at the top. It is a good experience to ride on the second longest escalator in the world!

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    The Dragon

    by hopang Updated Apr 16, 2009

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    The Dragon roller coaster is a thrill ride steel roller coaster with lots of loops, twists and turns. It is located at the Headland. It is the longest roller coaster in Hong Kong and one of the longest roller coasters in the world! The Dragon has a top speed of approximately 75 kilometers per hour. The total length of the roller coaster track is approximately 830 meters at a height of approximately 20 meters. It takes approximately two minutes to complete a rotation. The Dragon opened to the public in 1984. Don't miss this exciting thrill roller coaster ride when you visit Ocean Park on your vacation!

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    by hopang Updated Apr 16, 2009

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    Ocean Park is located on the southern part of Hong Kong island. It is one of the largest amusement parks in the world and is very popular with local and foreign tourists and recently tourists from mainland China. Approximately 4 million visitors visit Ocean Park annually.

    The Ocean Park covers a total area of approximately 900,000 square meters. It has approximately 15 exciting rides including two roller coasters such as the Dragon which is one of the longest roller coasters in the world. The world's largest aquarium Atoll reef and the exciting and enchanting cable car rides are also very popular attractions with foreign tourists. Please flip through our photographs above to see the various attractions at Ocean Park!

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    Atoll Reef

    by hopang Updated Apr 16, 2009

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    The Atoll Reef is located at Marine Land at the Headland inside the famous Ocean Park at Hong Kong Island. It is the most popular attraction in Marine Land. Atoll reef is a three level aquarium with more than 3,000 tropical fish and sea creatures with more than 350 species such as large sharks, groupers, morays and turtles etc. Beautiful corals are also exhibited at Atoll Reef. Don't miss Atoll Reef when you visit the Ocean Park in Hong Kong Island!

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    Cable Cars

    by hopang Updated Apr 16, 2009

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    The ride on Cable Cars at Ocean Park linking the Lowland with the Headland may be the highlight of the trip to Ocean Park for many visitors! It takes approximately ten minutes to travel between the two destinations, a distance of approximately two kilometers. The cable car at Ocean Park is in a form of gondola lift system and is beautiful to look at and admire! Onboard the cable cars, visitors will be rewarded with breath-taking and spectacular view of South China Sea and the surrounding area of the Ocean Park! The Cable Car ride is regarded as a "must-travel" attraction at the Ocean Park!

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    Theme Park by the Sea! Great Cablecar Views!

    by jumpingnorman Written Mar 28, 2009

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    A show on Ocean Park, Hong Kong

    Many tourists who only stay for a short time in HK wonder if it is worthwhile to visit Ocean Park, one of the most famous theme parks in Asia which has been in operation for about 3 decades. Well, it really depends on your interests. I personally love anything about the Ocean, so I would include it in my itinerary if time permits.

    The park has evolved dramatically through the years. But what I remember the most is that this place is set so well beside the sea, and so offers great views of the ocean, especially during the watershows.

    There are still two sections connected by a 1.5 km panoramic cable car ride – the Headland and the Lowland. Headland has those thrill rides which includes a 62 meter freefall! Yikes…And you will also experience a great dolphin and sea lion show and visit the Shark and Atoll Reef Aquarium and the new Sea Jelly Spectacular.

    The Lowland, you will get to see the recent additions – a pair of giant Pandas and a huge goldfish extravaganza. Other attractions: Amazing Amazon, Butterfly House, Dinosaur – Now & Then, Whiskers’ Wild Ride and Kid’s World.

    If you are not in a rush and hungry, go ahead and try the Bayview Restaurant (eat while looking at sea jellies!) or just the Terrace Café which has an amazing seaview.

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    Ocean park adventure

    by toni28 Updated May 6, 2009

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    Ocean park- is one of the asia’s largest oceanariums and theme parks, it consists of lowland and headland which are connected by cable car, you can spend the whole day to stroll this place.

    You can experience here the great adventure you ever dream, rides a cable car which you can bring you to the spectacular breathtaking view of the green mountains, as well as the scenes of blue oceans. Don’t ever miss to see the big aquarium, jelly fish, dolphin show, giant panda and lots more.

    Admission fee for children priced at HK$93 for children and
    HK$185 for adults, its includes all rides and facilities.

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    Ocean Park

    by p_yenyen Updated Jun 17, 2006

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    Its SEAs largest aquariums and theme parks. There six main areas : Lowland Gardens, Kids' World, Marine Land, Headland Rides, Adventure Land and Bird Paradise.

    If you would like to have a cheaper entrance fee, just visit www.chinatravel1.com.

    Normal price - HKD 185 for adult and HKD 93 for children

    Book via chinatravel1.com:
    HKD159 for adult and HKD 81 for children

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    HK Island: Thrill-seeking at Ocean Park

    by idy Updated Nov 18, 2005

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    Ocean Park from the Tai Shue Wan entrance

    Ocean Park is one of HK's most famous theme parks. It boasts exciting rides, animal shows, exhibits, and fabulous views of the coast off Aberdeen!

    The park is divided into 2 sections, the Lowland and the Headland. Visitors can get from 1 to the other (and vice versa) by cable car, footpaths and the escalators. The main entrance to the park is at the Lowland, while another entry point is the Tai Shue Wan entrance at the Headland.

    At the Headlands, one can hop on rides such as The Abyss (if you enjoy plummeting 20-storeys in a freefall), The Dragon (the longest roller coaster in HK) and Mine Train (best view to be had on a ride, if you ask me!). There's also a shark aquarium and an atoll reef, where you can marvel over all sorts of deep ocean life.

    The Lowland consists of attractions that will keep the kids busy, such as Kids' World, the panda habitat, butterfly house, and bird theatre, among others.

    Surprisingly, Ocean Park is actually a not-for-profit organisation that hopes to enlighten visitors about wildlife conservation by combining entertainment and education.

    There are food and drink to be purchased at outlets all over the park at relatively reasonable prices. Re-entry into the park is allowed, but remember to get a stamp on your hand first. Also, lockers are available for rental at the entrance if you want to deposit your bag.

    Be prepared to contend with crowds and queues even on a weekday, as many Asian tourists arrive daily by the busloads. Head out early if you want to see and do everything the park has to offer!

    Opening hours: 10am to 6pm
    Admission: HK$185 for adults and HK$93 for children between 3 and 11 years of age. Admission charge covers access to all rides, shows & exhibits.

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  • Spend your entire day at Ocean park

    by Ask.Pranav Updated Feb 13, 2010

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    I visited the Ocean Park in Hong Kong on 10th, 2010. The tickets to ocean World are HKD 250 per adult which translates to approximately INR 1500 (which is very cheap in my view compared to the rides of offer and the activities you can do there – as compared to Essel World and Water Kingdom which I have been to in Mumbai).

    You can get to Ocean Park, Hong Kong from the Admiralty Station. Bus No.629 takes you straight to the Ocean Park at the Peak Entrance. It is important to note that there are 2 parts to Ocean Park. The first one is on the Peak and the second part is the Waterfront. These 2 parts are connected in 3 ways. You can choose any of the following 3 ways to travel between the Peak and the Waterfront.

    (1) Ocean Park Express (Train Ride)
    (2) Cable Car (Very Scenic and highly recommended, however scary for people who are afraid of heights)
    (3) Shuttle Bus

    The map of Ocean Park is also split into 2 which is the Peak and the Waterfront and you will need to plan the 2 parts separately as you would want to move from one to the other only once in a day, else you will end up wasting time and miss out on all the fun things to do in Ocean Park.

    To get the complete review of Ocean Park visit my Blog site on the following link.
    http://traveltantra.blogspot.com/2010/01/attraction-review-ocean-park-hong-kong.html

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    Ocean Park

    by acemj Written Dec 1, 2003

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    I used to love visiting Ocean Park when I was a kid. It's a big theme park that offers rides and learning activities for both young and old. It seemed like my school class went here every year and when out of town visitors came in, our family would often go as well. Check out the website for details.

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