CHIMELONG OCEAN KINGDOM
HengQin Island, Guangdong, China
Park News - (2/2/15) A great video showing off both on-ride as well as a complete POV on-ride experiewnce of the Polar Explorer Mack coaster/flume ride was posted to YouTube last week. It is interesting to see how some sections of the ride really do appear to be well themed, especially in the water flume section, which passes through a bear exhibit with live animals as a special feature, but all this great themeing seems to have been forgotten for the most part when the rides goes into "coaster" mode behind the giant fake mountain facade for brief moments before splashing down once again up front. Fortunately these moments are brief. Check it out below.
If you want a little more, I also came across a POV of the park's Parrot Coaster, a new B&M Wing Coaster design that soars around a mostly lush green landscape, along with a couple of drops into underground tunnels.
Late 2016 - Journey of Lights - Now Open - (11/14/16) A press release from Miziker Entertainment reports that they have worked with Chimelong Ocean Kingdom to open a new nighttime parade spectacular show called Journey of Lights. The new parade opened on Oct. 1st, 2016 and has created a great finale experience for the park guests that is expected to entertain for years to come.
"Chimelong’s mascot characters Kiki, Kaka, Bobby, and Ocean Genie are prominently featured in their own units of the parade. Guests are drawn into a universe of light, color and music, as more than half a million individual lights become part of the story, with costumed performers and kinetic figures, all synchronized to music and special effects, making up the 40-minute show that travels around the park’s central lagoon. Then, in what is truly a world’s first, each and every one of the parade’s individually programmed lights is synchronized in a never-before- seen “Parade-Wide Event” with all the colored lights twinkling and changing to brilliant white. There are trapeze artists, dancers, acrobats, jugglers on stilts, mermaids and singing pirates onboard a dazzling pirate ship. Thanks to a custom smartphone app, the parade is also an interactive experience for guests."
2017 - Nothing is known at this time.