Ocean park

The Ocean Park in Hong Kong is Disneyland’s local competitor. It was built by the Hong Kong Jocky Club. Founded in 1977 by the then Governor of Hong Kong Sir Murray MacLehose Ocean Park has now grown to about 35 attractions and rides.

The park is situated in Wong Chuk Hang, a southern district in Hong Kong Island. It is easy to get there from Central or Admiralty, just take a bus or a taxi.

Covering an area of 870,000 square metres of land, the park is separated by a large mountain into two areas, The Summit (Headland) and The Waterfront (Lowland) respectively. The areas can be reached by a cable car system or the Ocean Express, a funicular railway.

The theme park currently has 19 rides, including two rollercoasters and a ferry wheel.

Ocean Park also houses 11 animal exhibits, such as a Giant panda habitat, a jelly fish and Chinese sturgeon aquarium, as well as a four-story aquarium displaying more than 2,000 fish.

The highlight for me was the panda exhibit: Initially Ocean Park had two Pandas, An An and Jia Jia.

But to mark the 10th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese sovereignty two more pandas were given to Hong Kong. Le Le and Ying Ying are now also at the Ocean Park and have their separate habitat.

It’s a great day out – and with some waiting time for the different rides and exhibitions we spent a whole day there. We had some snacks and coffee in the afternoon (the food choices are not amazing at Ocean Park, but we were not there to have some great food) and drank some milk tea while watching the dolphin show at the Ocean Theatre.

Details:

  • Address: Ocean Park, Abeerdeen, Hong Kong Island
  • Tel: +852 2580 9092
  • Hours: 10am- 6pm, or 10am – 11pm in summer
  • Transport: Bus 629 from Admiralty MTR travels directly to the park.
  • Price: Adult HK$250. Child (3-11) HK$125

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