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Hong Kong Ocean Park

Hong Kong Ocean Park

Hong Kong Ocean Park is located in Wong Chuk Hang and Nanm Long Shan in the Southern District of Hong Kong. It has an area of 91.5 hectares. Opened on October 10th, 1997, it is a world-renowned theme park with sea and land animals, mobile games and large-scale performances as well as the most populated theme park in the world. The park is separated by a large mountain into two areas, The Summit (Headland) and The Waterfront (Lowland). These areas can be reached by cable car, or the Ocean Express funicular railway. In 2012, HK Ocean Park was awarded “2012 Applause Award” (the best theme park in the world) by IAAPA, for becoming the first theme park with this reputation in Asia. 

Introductions of Attractions

“Mine Train” and “The Abyss” will make you boost your energy level and excitement. The Abyss raises passengers up 60 meters (the height of 20 floors) in 20-25 seconds before thrusting them downwards at a speed of up to 65km/h, faster than a free-fall.

The theme park has over 2 million visitors each year. Visitors can reach attractions in the park by crane or escalator where passengers can appreciate the coral through the glass. In addition to novel Dolphin Show and High Diving Hare, you can also see seal and penguin, and rare animals such as small pandas, giant salamander and Chinese alligator, visit The Aviaries, Shark Aquarium and Butterfly House, and experience exciting rides like the roller coaster. Children can also play in the playground.

Hong Kong Ocean Park

It seems that everything in this park includes Ocean Aquarium, Shark Aquarium, Ocean Theater and 200-meters-high Ocean Park Tower, and a hillside cable car and escalator with the view of the sea. The “sea view” drop tower is much more of a challenge than other parts of the park because participants experience a 60-meter vertical free-fall.

The well-known Trubo Drop is also called “The Abyss.” Along the escalator visitors arrive at mobile games district and the Trubo Drop is one of the most popular rides.

Travelers that are courageous might as well ride the roller coaster which is one of most thrilling amusement activities in the world. People sitting on the left seats might fly above the sea. Another ride worth mentioning is “Mine Train”- an earth-shaped roller coaster with curves and slopes. Actually, it is similar to a roller coaster but is much slower. However, the slower speed makes the it more frightening resulting in louder screams from passengers.

When going downhill, it is a must to take the world-famous cable car, where you can cross mountains and seas. It is a great opportunity to take pictures and videos of the scenery. If you are there at night, it is even better because you have the chance to see HK’ night landscape.

Opening Hours

The opening hours of Ocean Park are from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. On October 3rd to 5th it stays open until 8:00 pm. Dolphin University closes at 5:30 pm.

Birds Paradise, The Aviaries, Amazing Amazon, Jockey Club and giant Panda Habitat all close at 6:00 pm. Pacific Pier closes at 7:00 pm.

1. Hong Kong Ocean Park is open all year round and the routine time is from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.
2. Escalator and Ocean Express Funicular Railway stops service at 6:00 pm.
3. Despite the park opening at 10:00 am, it would be better to go earlier. In the afternoon 2:00 pm is the peak time.

In the front and back of the park there is an entrance, respectively. If you enter the park by the front, you will first go by Whale and Dolphin Conservation Square, Lowland Garden and Kid’s World, and then take a cable car to the mobile games district. If you enter through the back entrance at Tai Shue Wan, you will first go to the Middle Kingdom and take the escalator, passing by Adventure Land before arriving at the mobile games district.   

Entrance Ticket

In 2013, tickets are HK$320 for adults and HK$160 for children (3-11 years old). The tickets can be bought on the spot or ordered on the website.

If you go visit the theme park you can buy an annual card that has a lot of benefits. The annual cards are divided into golden cards, silver cards. The golden card is HK $840 for adult membership and HK$420 for child membership and the silver card is HK$600 and HK$330 respectively. The annual card for students (12 or above 12 years old) cost HK$580. 

The Favorable Time

Autumn and winter are two of the best seasons to visit HK Ocean Park as HK is cool in the autumn and warm in the winter.