Ocean Park, Hong Kong Part 2
Hey guys! I’m excited to share the part 2 of my Ocean Park adventure. This themed park is the largest I have been to in terms of land area because some of the themed areas are situated in the summit, but it is very convenient when transferring from one area to another because they have train and cable cars that will take you to your destination. I have shown you 2 themed areas in Ocean Park already, the Aqua City and Amazing Asian Animals. Today I am going to show you the remaining 5; Rainforest, Thrill Mountain, Polar Adventure, Marine World and Whiskers Harbour.
Let’s start with Rainforest.
To get to Rainforest, we took the Ocean Express Train through Ocean Express Summit Station.
The Rapids. I think riding the rapids is fun but I did not bring extra clothes and I don’t want to get wet, so we skipped that for now and took the Expedition Trail instead.
The clean and green Summit Plaza.
Perfect scenery. I love that it’s overlooking the sea.
This is the themed area with the most extreme rides. Out of the 5 extreme rides, I only tried 2; Rev Booster and Bump Cars, the latter doesn’t count as extreme though.
The Flash is the most extreme of all ride. It will whisks you 22m into the air and spins you around so fast your intestines will knot inside. Gosh, just thinking about it makes me dizzy.
The Whirly Bird. I can ride with this but my boyfriend have fear of heights so I have to skip that too.
There is also Hair Raiser. A very long roller coaster ride that will flip you upside down and take you on the highest plunge. I did not try it too because I might throw up while I’m still on the ride. Lol.
Too excited to see Penguins in real life!
South Pole Spectacular is where they kept the real penguins. It’s freezing cold there but I surely didn’t mind as long as I can see the penguins.
There are over 70 penguins at South Pole Spectacular, including king penguins, the world’s second largest penguin, dramatic southern rockhopper penguins, one of the world’s tiniest penguins and white-bonneted, gentoo penguins.
The Arctic Blast is snowscape-themed roller coaster on a sleigh. This is the only roller coaster ride that we tried at Ocean Park.
This is the themed area with the most attraction but we were not able to try most of them because we run out of time. I thought just like Disneyland it will also close at around 8 or 9 PM, but sadly Ocean Park is only open until 6 PM.
The first that we tried is the Ocean Park Tower, at a soaring height of 72m in the air. Located 200m above sea level, the gently rotating viewing room provides 360 degrees of sun, sea and sky. It was ranked as one of the tallest observation towers in Southeast Asia. Below are our view aboard Ocean Park Tower.
Next place we visited is the Pacific Pier, a rocky coastal habitat of seals and sea lions as they frolic, sunbathe and hunt below the pier complete with simulated waves. Sadly, Seals were too lazy during our visit, they were just chillin and sun bathing the whole time.
To provide us entertainment, we went to Ocean Theater to watch Dolphin Show. This is the best show I’ve watched so far. I was amazed how intelligent Dolphins can be and kudos to their trainers for training these friendly sea treasures.
It’s colorful inside the Sea Jelly Spectacular.
We took the Cable Car going back to Waterfront area since Marine World is on the Summit. This is the ideal way to get between the Waterfront and the Summit, but the problem is the queue because cable car has a very long queue. But wait until you are on board and see this spectacular view.
Waterfront view from above.
The Sea Life Carousel in Aqua City.
Say hi to my my newly found friends here in Whiskers Harbour.
That’s the Talking Tree. We did not hear it talked and we also don’t know how to make it talk.
Toto The Loco. It’s a ride for kids, but since we are kids at heart, we tried it too!
Waterfront looks colorful come night time.
This is one of the memorable days of my life when I am trying to satisfy my childhood fantasies and I get to share it you guys. Stay tuned because I will be blogging about The Peak next time!
Shorts: Cecil Mcbee
Shoes and Earrings: Forever 21
Socks: Rubi Shoes