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Ocean Park: The Summit


Ocean Park has two distinct areas separated by a mountain. The earlier entries covered attractions in the Lowlands (Waterfront zone). Located at higher Headlands area are four themed zones, such as Marine World, Adventure Land, Rainforest and Thrill Mountain. Both areas are connected with a Cable Car system and the new Ocean Express.

The Summit area mainly features amusement park attractions and some animal shows. Built at a higher altitude, this is a very relaxing, open area which also faces the sea.

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Marine Life Park – from the air 4

Waterfront Overview 2

Marine Life Park looks amazing and almost complete now. Gone are the pools undergoing cleaning and treatment – they are all sparkling blue. There are also many finishing touches all over the park – we can now see the little facilities offered at the park to make a visit enjoyable.

This update also includes the list of water rides and attractions available at Adventure Cove Waterpark at Marine Life Park.

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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.

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Ocean Park: Grand Aquarium

Grand Aquarium Building

The Grand Aquarium is the flagship attraction in Aqua City – a new themed area in Ocean Park Hong Kong. Nestled between the beautiful hills and newly created Lagoon, the Aquarium is adorned with an interesting “egg” facade – constructed with`glass panes and with gold waves (or fins) raveling around itself.

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Ocean Park Hong Kong

At the southern side of Hong Kong island is home to Ocean Park Hong Kong. Set between beautiful hills away from the bustle of the city, the park offers a myriad of attractions for all ages. Be it impressive animal exhibits or exhilarating rides, Ocean Park offers it all – without a heavy price.

Ocean Park Entrance

Despite being called Ocean Park, the theme park does not only focus on marine exhibits and aquarium displays. The park attempts to “connect people with nature”, through a diverse variety of educational animal exhibits and conservation initiatives.

The park has constantly expanded and reinvented itself to compete with regional theme parks, as well as Hong Kong Disneyland. The current iteration is part of the Master Redevelopment Plan unveiled in 2005, which introduces new attractions and redeveloped zones. The park hardly looks like what I’ve seen several years ago. It’s almost like a completely new park!

Due to the immense number of photos and content, this Ocean Park feature on will be split into multiple sections.

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

Gateway and Aqua City

Firstly, how to get to Ocean Park?

The recommended method (especially if you are not staying on Hong Kong Island), is to take MTR to Admiralty Station and head to the exit leading to the nearby Bus Terminal. Don’t worry, there’s ample signage to lead you to the right place.


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Universal Studios Singapore – Update 05/2012

Far Far Away

On 28th May 2011, the park celebrated its grand opening. I was back at the park a year later, but it was an ordinary day. Unlike other major theme parks, there were no “First Anniversary” events here, but the park recently announced some new attractions.


Sesame Street zone information and news
Sesame Street – Street Performance photos
Park crowd/wait-times during this period

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