This park features a full-fledged amusement park with the popular Dragon Roller Coaster, a Ferris wheel, a marine park with a ... More
This park features a full-fledged amusement park with the popular Dragon Roller Coaster, a Ferris wheel, a marine park with a shark aquarium, and a Chinese cultural village with temples, pagodas and traditional street displays. The star attraction, though, has to be the theme park's two very adorable pandas. A great way to start the day's amusements is by taking a cable car to the headlands - the views of the ocean are stunning.
This is my third time in Ocean Park (1994,2001,2011), and I must say, the place is not as great as before. The beautiful plants and flowers are gone, replaced instead by rides and attractions around every corner, thus the entire place felt cramped and claustrophobic. The grand aquarium was very disappointing as well as there were less opportunities to see the fish, especially if you're there with a lot of other people. The only saving grace was the last viewing room before the exit. I liked Atoll Reef and the shark aquarium better. The Sea Dreams show was a bit boring as the underlying story was too long, and the animals' tricks were too few and well, boring. I think they should separate the English and the Chinese shows so that we would better understand what was being said (as they shifted between the two languages though out their dialogue). I personally preferred the old format where there was no story involved. Dining was horrible because of the lack of space (people had to eat standing up) and long queues. Likewise, it was raining while we were eating (at the Boardwalk), and the roof was leaking all over. I think they should create more eating spaces to decongest the area, otherwise, the food was okay. Also, they should enforce stricter queuing policies as people keep overtaking us, even jostling with us while in the line (for all the rides and attractions). We got hit in the stomach and chest and stepped on quite too often (I especially feared for my six year old cousin). I also hope they pay more attention to their toilets as well as they are smelly and too far apart. More signage would also help to orient us as to where things were located.
The Sea jellies and Sturgeon aquarium were great on the other hand. The Ocean express made travel between the two areas convenient (instead of waiting more than an hour for the Cable car queue, although your experience will not be complete without the Cable car), and I enjoyed the short video played on the ceiling. The Pandas were really cute, and I was glad to find two Panda exhibits since we again had queuing problems in the HKJC exhibit.
Despite the problems above, I would still recommend it to Hong Kong Visitors. I suggest going there on the low season so that there will be less people around. Go to the Animal exhibits before going on the rides so that you can see the animals better.
By international standards, really your standard marine park. Amusement rides will disappoint if that was your main goal, but otherwise offers a welcome departure from what is otherwise routine visits to various exhibits and shows, with a Hong Kong twist.
By far the most unique is the gondola lift, which connects the two parts of the park, and there is nothing by green in between. On the trip, you can see various settlements on the south side of HKI, as well as Lamma Island, as well as the open ocean.
Otherwise, the dolphin show is also great, though not the same since the killer whale passed a few years ago. Various aquariums are interesting for those who seldom visit them, but are not exactly unique.
Overall, cheap admission for an amusement park, and a very good amusement park by international standards, definitely worth a visit if you spend more than 5 days in Hong Kong.
Ultimate experience with cultural, depth, education, environmentalism, entertainment, variety, marine exhibits, local/international cuisines, and thrill rides!!! Overall, Ultimate tourist and local destination in HK for a great day out!
my first time in hongkong. i was in high school when ocean park opened. my affluent classmates went there during that time. after 30 years...hahaha whew i can say to them that i have been there too. it was a nice nature park, although walking through out the whole place. i guess they need club cars there for the elderly (not me though) but i had a terrible cough that time i visited it last february. it would be more fun if they could have club cars for people who don't want to walk too much...hehehe. all ina ll i loved the sea lions show, the multi level aquariums also the one with sharks. the cable car ride down was exciting. but my friend who had fear of heights will never never ride the cable cars again...hahaha...
The Hong Kong Ocean Park has something for everyone. I have been there on four occasions and recommended it to eight friends that have had to go and see for themselves.They have all agreed that it has far more than even Disney Land has to offer. I am taking my new husband in December to experience the thrill I feel every time I visit
The staff are very helpful and friendly and I have always been made to feel as if I was the only VIP visitor in the park.
The costs of the entrance fee is not too high and after visiting this park I feel a real bargain.
Tis park is better than disney in hk. Adults and children will love it It is a must see in hk, The beauty of the ride from one part of park to the other is very breath taking i enjoy it and will visit it again soon.
My (15 year old) daughter and I visited Ocean Park during our short stay in HK. We were overwhelmed by the noise level (eg. the shark aquarium / Atoll Reef). You simply cannot relax and enjoy the beauty of the place. It will be good if the management could do something about the queing up systems (from toilets, food stalls to fun rides) as well as the state of the toilets and customer service (practical as well as language service). Overall, the rides were good and worth visiting.
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