Park News - (10/23/14) The same drone pilot that flew over Hong Kong Disneyland this month also took his drone for a flight over Hong Kong’s Ocean Park. I’ve seen countless pictures of Ocean Park before… but have never fully understood the crazy terrain that the park was built upon before now. Check it out below!
(4/14/14) A tourist from Mainland China visiting Ocean Park died the other day after falling 11 meters over a railing that he was sitting on. It isn’t sure why he was sitting up on the dangerous railing area, despite warning signs in place, but it seems the 50-year old was visiting the park alone and just lost his balance.
(1/9/14) A new collection of pictures from Ocean Park have been posted to Westcoaster this week.
(6/3/13) BlooLoop reports that Ocean Park (Hong Kong) has broken their annual attendance record for the 9th time in the past decade, this time surpassing last year’s 7.1 million on May 30th, with still one month left to go before the fiscal year ends on June 30th.
2015 - Nothing is known at this time...
2016/2017 - Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel - Confirmed - (12/23/14) BlooLoop reports that Ocean Park has signed an agreement with a development company and Marriott International to build and open the Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel, a six story, 495-room hotel to be located at the park’s main entrance. This project should time out well with other developments around Ocean Park including the projected opening of the MTR South Island Line rail link to the park in 2016 and the opening of their new waterpark in 2017 that will give guests good reason to extend their stay in the area.
(10/12/13) Ocean Park has signed a deal with Lai Sun Development to build the first hotel in front of Ocean Park. The HK$4.1 billion investment will see six-story 4-Star Hotel built on the site which will be operated by Marriott International and named, “Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel”. They expect to break ground in the first half of 2014 and as part of the deal Ocean Park will recieve 1.75% of the hotel’s annual revenue.
(1/10/13) According to this news article Ocean Park has a new development plan for the next few years that will include the proposed 495-room Ocean Hotel to be built just in front of Ocean Park’s entrance and ready to open by 2016. Transportation will soon be easier to get to and from the park with the opening of the MTR South Island Line in 2015, just beyond the new hotel site.
2017 - Water World - Planning - (1/27/14) New details about what we can expect to see from Ocean Park’s new waterpark set to open in Summer 2017 can be found here. The new, yet to be named waterpark, will be built on a hillside and include a matt racer, stationary surf wave, two wave pools and more.
(6/3/13) Water World, set to open in 2017, will be the first and only waterfront water park in Asia. It will feature the world’s longest lazy river as just one of 25 attractions which will include 13 water slides, two wave pools and much more in a facility with both indoor and outdoor attractions allowing it to remain open year-round.
(3/4/13) The local news reports that Ocean Kingdom will be given a HK$2.3 billion loan to build Water World, an “all-weather attraction”. No more details were given, but previously this was mentioned to be an indoor / outdoor water park attraction, along with new dining and retail options.
(1/10/13) No timeline was given, but the park is still also planning on redeveloping the now-closed Tai Shue Wan area into a new indoor/outdoor water park area, possibly with retail and dining areas as well.
(10/14/11) According to The Standard, a spokesperson for Ocean Park mentioned that they were looking into building yet another themed zone in the park… an indoor “water world with an ice-skating rink”.