Ocean Park first opened in 1977 as an animal, marine-life theme park but after an extensive renovation in the mid-2000's, Ocean Park has been transformed into a world class theme park offering an experience that blends education, conservation and fun for the whole family! The park has won several awards including the biannual Applause Award, the most prestigious award in the amusement and theme park industry and is the first Asian theme park to win the award. Other awards include "The World's 7th Most Popular Amusement Park" and "50 Most Visited Tourist Attractions in the World" by Forbes. It was also the 12th most visited theme park in 2013 and is the largest theme park in all of Asia!
The park is separated by mountains so areas are split into The Waterfront (Lowland) area and The Summit (Headland). Access to The Summit is only available by the 1.5 kilometre cable car gondola ride or the Ocean Express railway. WE took the cable car up to the top of the mountain and returned on the Ocean Express railway, a themed futuristic rail ride that simulates the experience of travelling through the depths of the ocean.
We decided to dine at Tuxedo's Restaurant in the Polar Adventure area. Tuxedos is themed after the king penguins exhibit and you dine in an intimate restaurant setting beside the penguins and can watch them swim and feed. It was a nice break from the crowds outdoors!
For more information about Ocean Park Hong Kong, please check out their website at www.oceanpark.com.hk.