Ocean Park: Old Hong Kong


Old Hong Kong is the newly opened themed area at Ocean Park Hong Kong. Filled with nostalgic sights and sounds, this area brings back the rich Hong Kong cultural heritage, with recreated streets and scenes, as well as some small attractions. Some people refer Old Hong Kong as Ocean Park’s unique rendition of an area like Disneyland’s Main Street.

Opened in March 2012, Old Hong Kong is located at the Waterfront area, around the Cable Car Station. It’s impossible to miss – You’ll need to walk through this area to get to the Cable Car Station.

Ocean Park Hong Kong series

Gateway and Aqua City | The Grand Aquarium | Old Hong Kong | The Summit at Ocean Park
Aerial Views from Ocean Park Tower

Old Hong Kong

The colorful garlanded entrance [shown in photo above], known as Dai Tat Dei-style, welcomes guests into the Dai Pai Dong area, a bazaar where numerous food stalls fill the street.


I’ve very impressed at the theming here. There is A LOT of detail, and it extends to the interior of the foodstalls too. Prices here are, naturally, on the high side, despite being street food.



The Grand Cinema building is a fancy faΓ§ade for now – there is a theatre inside but it’s a seasonal attraction. The decor looks pretty authentic, with an abundance of posters and old-style detailing.



Beside the Cinema building is a tent with a Caricature artist.


Most of the bustle is happening here – a street filled with Tong Lau buildings, or shophouses. Obviously the second floor are not residences, but the decor and details want you to think otherwise!


The energetic street is filled with carnival style games for guests to relish childhood memories. Hong Kong has a very rich cultural heritage, so the park has A LOT of source material to work with. There are so many prizes inspired by food and snacks! Be prepared to be charmed by the park crew to play, or crowd around when they start beating the gongs. It’s a bustling, noisy place.


This old-style towel looks very familiar doesn’t it? But it is actually custom-made, with the Ocean Park name on it.


There is a variety of skill-based and luck-based games. Prizes are plush-toys and other souvenirs usually found in carnival games. These are not free-to-play however. Cash and Octopus cards are accepted here. A HK$50 single-purchase gets you a small souvenir for free, regardless of game outcome.

The Clock Tower (partially obscured with street decorations here) is apparently a replica of the one at Star Ferry Pier (Kowloon), to give this area an extra nostalgic touch.

The Clock Tower also marks the entrance to the Cable Car Station.



The aging Cable Car system is slow and has low capacity, so be aware that queues tend to get long in the late morning/early afternoon. While it offers a scenic view, it is prone to slowdowns (and with this sweltering summer heat, you do not want to be stuck on it too long) However, there is a more convenient way to get to the other side of Ocean Park – the Ocean Express, a funicular ride which will be featured in the next update.


Also found in this area is Tramcar No. 201, a replica (and said to be the only one) of the 1950s model. This replica is built to specifications of the original, and features some components from 1950s tramcars.


That concludes the photo tour of Old Hong Kong! The last two updates will feature attractions at The Summit, which is split into 4 areas: Adventure Land, Marine Zone, Rainforest, and Thrill Mountain.

Ocean Park Hong Kong series

Gateway and Aqua City | The Grand Aquarium | Old Hong Kong | The Summit at Ocean Park
Aerial Views from Ocean Park Tower
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2 Responses to Ocean Park: Old Hong Kong

  1. Luke June 16, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

    Hey Dejiki!

    I am not really excited by this part of the park……

    Anyway I am now in Tokyo and going to visit TDS Tomorrow!

    • Dejiki June 16, 2012 at 10:42 pm #

      I know it’s actually nothing truly amazing in terms of attractions, but I’m quite impressed by the decor and carnival games they had there.

      That’s great to hear! Enjoy yourself there πŸ™‚

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