Park News - (3/2/18) Ocean Park will be getting a HK$310 million infusion of funds from the Hong Kong government over the next few years to help off-set the financial difficulties Ocean Park has had in the past few years. As part of the deal the park will also giveaway 10,000 complimentary admission tickets to school students over the year.
In case you were wondering why, Ocean Park is actually owned by the Hong Kong government, and the extra cash was built into the budget to help offset HK$474 million in losses it has suffered between 2015 and 2017.
(12/21/17) According to a post at BlooLoop, it appears that Ocean Park is looking into adding some kind of “multimedia projection mapping show” to the park’s Aqua City Lagoon in 2018. Follow the link for more details.
(9/20/17) According to this news report Ocean Park in Hong Kong has been forced to close a new haunted house attraction after a guest had died shortly after being struck and knocked unconscious by a moving mechanical coffin. The exact details don't seem to be known, as he was found unconscious in a backstage area of the haunted house and rushed to a hospital where he later died.
The attraction is called Buried Alive and apparently it involves putting guests alone into a mechanical coffin, which is part of a moving vehicle portion of the attraction, which simulates the idea of being buried alive and then alone fighting their way back out of a "dark and eerie grave".
Have any of our readers had the chance to try this attraction or willing to tell us more about it? For now, it remains closed while the nature of the accident is being determined, though at this time the investigation does not suggest that it was any kind of mechanical failure.
2018 - Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel - Confirmed - (12/24/17) Sounds like construction on the planned Ocean Park Marriott Hotel was delayed a bit, as the opening of the new hotel is said to take place in June 2018 according to the official Marriott website. You can follow the link to see some concept art of what the new hotel will look like and already make advanced reservations.
(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.
2018 - Water World - (12/24/17) The new Water World waterpark wont be ready to open at Ocean Park until Summer 2018. A video showing off some features of what the park will look like can be seen below. The waterpark looks to have both indoor and outdoor sections and is said to offer 27 attractions.
(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”.