Ocean Park Hong Kong - China
Ocean Park, situated on the southern side of Hong Kong, Island, is one of the world’s acclaimed educational theme parks covering more than 870,000 square meters of land. Operated by the Ocean Park Corporation, a statutory board, it is a not-for-profit organization providing elements of entertainment, education and conservation at an affordable price.
Over four million people visit the Ocean Park each year. Residents of Hong Kong as well as tourists from all over the world enjoy the facilities and services provided at the Ocean Park. With 30 years of history, Ocean Park has established itself as one of the major tourist attractions in Hong Kong and Asia. Aside from entertainment through thrill rides and a wide variety of shows, the park prides itself on its education and conservation programmes. About 30,000 school children in Hong Kong visit the Park each year and learn about animals. In 2000, the Park’s research activities on Marine mammals and artifical insemination(AL) produced the world successful pregnancy of bottlenose dolphins through this process (AL). In May 2001, two healthy dolphin calves were born at Ocean Park as a result of these earlier successful Al conceptions
Ocean Park comprises two sections, the Headland and Lowland, connected by a 1.5Km long cable car system which offers spectacular, panoramic views of the southern side of Hong Kong and the South China Sea. At the headland, the park boasts of its many thrill rides including the Dragon, Eagle, Crazy Galleon, Ferris wheel, Ocean Park Tower, Flying Swing, Raging River, Space Wheel, Mine Train, Abyss Turbo Drop, a heart throbbing thrill ride that delivers a free fall experience from a height of 62 meters. Complementing the rides is the Ocean Theatre where dolphins and sea lions entertain visitors and educate on the habitat of these marine mammals each day through their lively performances. Providing more enjoyment and education are the world-class Atoll Reef aquarium, Shark Aquarium, Pacific Pier and the newly opened Sea Jelly Spectacular. At the Park’s Tai Shue wan site there is an entrance to the bird aviary and a 225 meters outdoor escalator leading to Headland.
At the Lowland, visitors can ride on our helium balloon that is 22 meters in diameter. And will soar 100 meters into the air in SkyFair. Visitors can also meet with the delightful giant pandas bestowed on Hong Kong by the Central Government of China at the Hong Kong Jockey club giant panda Habitat Other attractions include Amazing Amazon, Amazing Birds Theatre and Kid’s world. Besides Kid’s World is Dolphin University where visitors are able to have a closer encounter with the dolphins and learn more about fabulous marine mammals. Visit the site at: Ocean Park Hong Kong