Ocean Park Hong Kong Attractions Guide Christmas 2017

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Ocean Park Attractions Guide Christmas 2017

As one of the largest parks in the area, Ocean Park Hong Kong’s almost 92-hectare area may be a tough one to conquer, especially if you do not know your way around it yet. Like most parks, OPHK is an entire world on its own, complete not just with rides and sights, but also with food, parades, and other attractions. The number of must-sees here also increased with the launch of the park’s Christmas Sensation 2017.

So if you are a first-timer and you have no idea what to do, here is a list of the top attractions you shouldn’t miss in OPHK this Christmas:

Mine Train presented by Samsung Gear VR
Mine Train presented by Samsung Gear VR

1. Mine Train presented by Samsung Gear VR

Location: Adventure Land, The Summit

A rollercoaster is perhaps one of the most classically loved theme parks in the entire world. OPHK management decides to spice up this all-time favorite by equipping the thrilling, 71-kilometer-per-hour ride with virtual reality (VR) technology for increased immersion, effects, and of course, excitement!

VR Arcade and VR Challenges Zone
VR Arcade and VR Challenges Zone

2. VR Arcade and VR Challenges Zone

Location: Thrill Mountain and Adventure Land, The Summit

If you area a fan of the android phones games staple Fruit Ninja, you will be stoked to know that you can play it with VR gear on. Aside from slicing fruits in mid-air with a samurai, guests can also try shooting, flying in the air, and do various challenges like getting across a rickety hanging bridge. For more athletic challenges, try the biking challenge, basketball shooting, and boxing games.

VR Forest Adventure
VR Forest Adventure

3. VR Forest Adventure presented by Samsung Gear VR

Location: Thrill Mountain, The Summit

Seeing an Amazon rainforest is something that most wanderlusts would only dream of. Here, guests can be one step closer to witnessing the beauty of a real Amazon rainforest in VR Forest Adventure and its VR video “Under the Canopy”. Ultra realistic migratory birds, butterflies, and the canopy formed by the moist leaves of tall trees are just some of the things you can see here.

Ocean Park x Pinkoi Festive Marketplace
Ocean Park x Pinkoi Festive Marketplace

4. Ocean Park x Pinkoi Festive Marketplace

Location: Waterfront Plaza

This marketplace has the grandest collection of aesthetic souvenirs. Several local artists and designer companies, like Giants Tie Dye, PeiChung Illustration, Flame, and Sweet Hong Kong are all gathered in this one place, and it would be a shame to miss seeing or buying one of the works of art for sale.

Ocean Park x Pinkoi Festive Marketplace opens at 12 NN and closes at 7 PM from December 16 to 22, and the schedule will change to 2 PM to 11 PM starting December 3 to the last day of Christmas Sensation 2017.

Garden of Romance Ocean Park HongKong
Garden of Romance Ocean Park HongKong

5. Garden of Romance

Location: Waterfront Plaza

Even if it is called Garden of Romance, this attraction is not limited to lovers or couples alone. Must-see sights in this area are the 40-foot Christmas tree, which will be lighted every night and accompanied with a choir performance in the span of Christmas Sensation 2017; a living statue performance, as well as falling snow. The garden also has lots of Instagram-worthy photo ops, like Santa’s Cottage.

Penguin Dress-up Delights
Penguin Dress-up Delights

6. Penguin Dress-up Delights

Location: Polar Adventure, The Summit

While in the park, don’t skip the chance to see the Penguin Dress-Up Delights attraction, which features a set of penguin performers and a large inflatable penguin to lead the group. Dance along, marvel at their colorful pictures, and take lots of photos!

7. Whiskers and Friends Winter Game

Location Whiskers Harbor, The Waterfront

Whiskers and Friends is a group of zoo and marine animals that have been one of the highlights of OPHK. In this attraction, Whiskers and Friends lead children into fun and energetic games.

The group also appears in the Waterfront Plaza in the Garden of Romance, where they will dance around and surprise guests.

Christmas Eats

The celebration of Christmas would not be complete without Christmas food. That is why OPHK also prepared their restaurants and food kiosks for the season.

Christmas Roasted Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing with Gravy
Christmas Roasted Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing with Gravy

Neptune’s Restaurant and Tuxedos Restaurant made a menu exclusively available during Christmas Sensation 2017 only. Guests can enjoy a wreath-shaped salad, Christmas tree-shaped cookies, a chocolate parfait in the form of a winter mushroom house, as well as classical Christmas dishes like lobster, ham, and roaster turkey.

Meanwhile, guests who roam around the park can feast on food kiosks that offer Christmas Icing Cookies, which can be purchased from Aqua City Bakery, Clown’s Snack, and Cockatoo Express.

Classical park food like Happy Snack’s Pork Bone Congee and Mine Train’s hot dogs and nachos are also available.

Christmas take-homes

Lots of souvenirs are available in the park. All game booth rewards follow the celebration of the Yuletide season. Guests can expect to win Santa Claus matryoshka dolls, Christmas socks, and adorable candy canes, among others. Souvenir shops are also selling Christmas-themed toys for the younger ones to take home.

Ocean Park Hong Kong Information and Tips

There will be some minor changes in the park’s schedule due to the season. OPHK will operate from 10 AM to 6 PM from December 11 to December 15; 10 AM to 7 PM from December 16 to December 22; and 10 AM to 8 PM from December 23 to January 1, 2018.

Waterfront Plaza and Lakeside Chill is open from 7 PM to 11 PM with free admission from December 23 to January 1.

Adult admission fee is HK$ 438, while children aged 11 and below can enter the park at HK$ 219. Note that Waterfront Plaza and Lakeside Chill admission remains free.

The park offers three gift vouchers: guests may avail of SmartFun Annual Pass, which gives complete access to the park for one year, as well as exclusive member privileges; Get Closer to the Animals, a voucher which includes a guided tour to the park’s animal ambassadors; and VIP Premium Tour, which features a personalized itinerary and direct access to attractions.

These vouchers are offered with up to 20% discounts when purchased from December 4 to January 1 at the ticket office near the entrance, or from the official website www.oceanpark.com.hk.

Ocean Park Hong Kong Tour Packages

Ocean Park Hong Kong Day Tour (Book Online and get huge discounts)

Package Tour Includes:

  • Access to Ocean park’s many popular attractions, including the Polar Adventure, Old Hong Kong, Thrill Mountain, Rainforest, Aqua City and Amazing Asian Animals
  • Get to know some of Asia’s most precious native animals at the Giant Panda Adventure
  • Cross the Park via cable car and view the entire area from a bird’s eye view!
  • Enjoy a meal at a panda-themed café or at Hong Kong’s first aquarium dining experience!

Ocean Park Admission with Transfer (Optional Meal Coupon) (Book Now)

Package Tour Includes:

  • Enjoy easy transportation to Ocean Park with pick up in Yau Ma Tei (Kowloon) or Tsim Sha Tsui (Kowloon)
  • Choose a meal plan and indulge at one of the park’s many restaurants: dine whilst watching penguins frolicking in a panda-themed café or at Hong Kong’s first aquarium dining experience!
  • Explore the park’s many popular attractions, including the Polar Adventure, Old Hong Kong, Thrill Mountain, Rainforest, Aqua City and Amazing Asian Animals with your admission ticket
  • Get to know some of Asia’s most precious native animals at the Giant Panda Adventure
  • Cross the park via cable car and view the entire 870,00 square meters from above!
  • Free WiFi in the park allows you to share every happy moment with family and friends

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