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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Hong Kong Ocean Park » More Than Just A Thrill Seekers’ Playground

Hong Kong Ocean Park Logo Whiskers Mascot
Virtually everyone knows what it's like to feel really thrilled – a pounding heartbeat, cold feet, shouting out your lungs, nervous perspiration, butterflies in the stomach.

Some people like me, actually revel in feeling frightened and thrilled. We, the thrill-seekers relish roller coasters, Ferris wheels, free-falls perhaps even bungee jumping. We crave having the holy crap squeezed right out of us.

Hong Kong Ocean Park The Flash thrill ride
The Flash: Rising over 22 m high and shining like a comet, the Flash will whiz you around so fast, you are sure to see stars! This diabolical ride is capable of turning you around 360 degrees, at the dizzying top speed! Combining the power to swing you full circle with a massive force while rotating you mercilessly in your seat, the Flash is guaranteed to push your body to its limit! Max yourself out on screaming, laughing and watching the world go by – if you’re not too busy clinging for dear life! The Flash will prove your bravery to anyone!
If your idea of a perfect Hong Kong tour involves an adrenaline-infused rush from a truly frightening ride, don’t forget to include a visit to Hong Kong Ocean Park.

Ocean Park Tower for Great view of Hong Kong
Ocean Park Tower: Extraordinary vistas are revealed as you soar 72 metres into the air! Stunning views of the South China Sea can be yours from atop Ocean Park Tower, located 200m above sea level, where a gently rotating viewing room provides 360 degrees of sun, sea and sky. Ranked as one of the tallest observation towers in Southeast Asia, guests will be able to see clear to Aberdeen and the outlying islands.
Disneyland is great when you’re a kid, but it won’t make you weak at the knees. Instead, I recommend trying the Ocean Park’s The Flash or The Dragon, which will knock you silly, or the massive free-fall drop of The Abyss will have you involuntarily laughing and praying for your life.
Towering Ocean Park Ferris Wheel
This 24 metre Ferris Wheel offers numerous opportunities for snapshots with friends and family against stunning panoramic scenery.
Ocean Park colorful Sky Fair
Fun is taken to great heights at SkyFair! A big and beautiful helium balloon is ready to take you into the clouds amidst a lively carnival setting! Hilarious clowns, daring acrobats and delightful jugglers are all ready to welcome you as you wait for your flight. The balloon is 22 metres in diameter and soars up to 100 metres into the air. Savor breathtaking views far above the majestic southern side of Hong Kong while soaring 100 meters above the ground.
Don’t fret if you just want to relax and have a lazy theme park stroll. Relaxing is of course an essential part of traveling and that’s also why we go on vacation.

Definitely, this amusement park also offers relaxing attractions such as the marine mammal park, oceanarium and animal theme park.

This makes a visit to Hong Kong Ocean Park awesome, or as I must say, wicked awesome. Well, you can't be an instant fan of a theme park and not share your exciting experience.

For me, my visit to this famous theme park in Hong Kong was exciting and memorable, and so I want to share it with you.

Wonderland Tidbits
Hong Kong Ocean Park Mountain View
Spectacular view surrounding the whole park
Hong Kong Ocean Park is a marine Mammal Park, oceanarium, animal theme park and amusement park that obviously spent millions of dollars to wow its visitors. It is situated in Wong Chuk Hang and Nam Long Shan in the Southern District of Hong Kong, which is easily accessible via train and bus rides.
Giant Panda in Ocean Park
At the HKJC Giant Panda Habitat, you can meet two precious giant pandas: An An and Jia Jia. An An and Jia Jia are extra special as they were given to Hong Kong in 1997 to mark the return of Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty. As representatives of a rare and highly endangered species, these giant pandas symbolize peace and goodwill wherever they go.

As Hong Kong's premier educational theme park, it has won several awards, including The World's Seventh Most Popular Amusement Park and 33rd Most Visited Tourist Attractions in the World by Forbes.com

Since its opening more than 30 years ago, over 100 million guests have visited Ocean Park.
Ocean Express Train Station
the Ocean Express funicular train can shuttle guests between the Park's two main lands in just 4 minutes. The train is designed to resemble a submersible vehicle, and offers a vivid experience that simulates a journey through the ocean's depths. 

The park is separated by a large mountain into two areas, The Summit (Headland) and The Waterfront (Lowland) respectively. These areas can be reached by a 1.5 km long cable car system, a shuttle bus, or the Ocean Express funicular railway.

Cable Cars traffic
Hong Kong Ocean Park Cable Cars hanging by a thread
Cable Car is a great way to travel between the Waterfront and Summit. With Ocean Park attractions located on two different sides of a mountain and wide swaths of sea in between, riding the Cable Car provides unprecedented views of the surrounding area, the sea, and the entire park.

One of a kind experience

Hong Kong Ocean Park Fountain Entrance

I say a quick visit to Hong Kong Ocean Park is a one of kind experience because there is more than enough to keep me happy. It was truly an ultimate experience with cultural touch, environmental education, entertainment, marine exhibits, and thrill rides! A great day out and definitely this amusement park is more than just a thrill seekers' playground!

Now your turn

What are your tricks for successful theme park visits? Share your thoughts, and experiences thru the comment section below!

You may not know it but people are also interested in your thoughts and comments on attractions, shows, etc.

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References / Citations:
» Hong Kong Ocean Park Official Website [Retrieved 23 March 2012]
» Hong Kong Ocean Park General Facts [Retrieved 23 March 2012]
» Ocean Park Hong Kong. Wikipedia Entry [Retrieved 23 March 2012]







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