Fun and Adventure at Hong Kong’s Ocean Park

Asia - Editor - 22 August 2014

Fun and Adventure at Hong Kong’s Ocean Park

Featuring an oceanarium, marine mammal park, amusement park and animal theme park, Ocean Park Hong Kong offers loads of fun to keep the entire family entertained all day. Located in the Southern District of Hong Kong, Ocean Park has more than eighty attractions and has received a number of awards, including the prestigious 2012 Applause Award from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions – an honor considered to be the amusement park industry’s equivalent to the Academy Awards. In 2013, more than 7.45 million people visited Ocean Park, making it the 12th most visited theme park in the world, and the largest in Asia – ahead of Hong Kong Disneyland.

Divided into two main attraction areas, the Summit and the Waterfront, Ocean Park features eight attraction zones – Amazing Asian Animals, Whiskers Harbor, Polar Adventure, Marine World, Aqua City, the Rainforest, Adventure Land and Thrill Mountain. One of the highlights of Marine World is the Ocean Park Tower, rising 200 meters above sea level and offering 360 degree views of the South China Sea, city of Aberdeen and the neighboring islands of Lamma, Cheung Chau and Lantau.

As its name suggests, Thrill Mountain offers some stomach churning rides – Hair Raiser, Whirly Bird, Bumper Blaster, The Flash and Rev Booster – as well as a super Bungee Trampoline and interactive games. Adventure Land also lives up to its name with a Raging River ride, Space Wheel and Mine Train rollercoaster. The Rainforest offers a replication of a rainforest for visitors to walk through and view exotic tropical species of animals and birds, as well as a river rapids rides of pure fun.

Aqua City features the Grand Aquarium where guests can view up to 5,000 fish representing more than 400 species. The Reef Tunnel and Panoramic Ocean Gallery ensure that visitors get an unrestricted view of the amazing diversity of marine life on display. Aqua City is also home to Old Hong Kong, a fascinating replica of Hong Kong as it was in the period between the 1950s and 1970s. Here visitors can enjoy the flavors of local food from street vendors and play some classic games.

 



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