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Guide To Ocean Park Hong Kong: Ocean Park Rides, Animals, Tips And More

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Ocean Park Hong Kong has got everything for a great family day out. With cable car adventures, roller coasters, theme park rides, Water World Ocean Park, the Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel, and many other amusement park attractions – it’s time to make another visit!

Ocean Park is one of Hong Kong’s biggest amusement parks, located in the lush surroundings of Aberdeen. Pandas, sharks, stingrays, dolphins, penguins, sea lions, walruses and large manta rays are some of the headline animals to see. Plus, adrenaline junkies and funfair enthusiasts will also have plenty to keep them happy with various roller coasters and rides. From booking tickets to where to eat with kids and plenty of useful tips, here’s your ultimate guide to Ocean Park Hong Kong.

Sassy Mama Tip: Make the most of it by booking a stay at the family-favourite Fullerton Hotel Ocean Park which also offers packages deals to the Water Wold Ocean Park

Read More: Your Guide To Visiting Water World Ocean Park With The Family

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Ocean Park Tickets, Opening Times, Location
Plan Your Day At Ocean Park
Ocean Park Rides And Attractions
Food At Ocean Park
How To Get To Ocean Park
Ocean Park Hong Kong Hotels
Family-Friendly Facilities At Ocean Park
Extra Tips For Ocean Park

Ocean Park Tickets, Opening Times And Location

Ocean Park location: 180 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Contact: 3923 2323, [email protected]
Opening times: Every day except Tuesdays; 10am to 7pm (the Summit closes at 6:30pm)
One-Day Standard Tickets: Adult (aged 12 or above) – $498; child (aged 3 to 11) – $249

Book Ocean Park Hong Kong Tickets – Special deals, annual passes and more

We recommend buying your tickets in advance – all the ticket information can be found here and you can simply book it online. Ocean Park will have a special deal or package for most seasons. Usually, the deal will give you unlimited access to the park within a dedicated time frame. The price for this is around the same as a one-day pass so makes the most sense for families. Klook also offers some good deals, discounts and packages.

If your kids are crazy about animals and love the other theme park attractions, then the Smart Fun Annual Pass is a good option. With three tiers to choose from (Silver, Gold and Platinum), you’ll get access to the park for a year, dining and shopping deals, admission to exclusive programmes, as well as other welcome offers.

If you hate queueing (or have impatient kiddos) then the Ocean FasTrack is a good shout. For an additional $280 per person, you’ll get seven priority accesses for designated rides and attractions.

There are also other special offers up for grabs including free admission for Hong Kong residents on their birthday.

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Plan Your Day At Ocean Park Hong Kong, From Giant Pandas To Roller Coaster Rides

Covering the entire park in a day is impossible, even with older kids. We recommend that you make a staycation of it and visit the park over a couple (or several) days to get your money’s worth and experience everything. If you have an unlimited entry pass, you can even head home and return another weekend – something you might want to do so you can fully recharge those batteries!

Similarly, when you’ve got little ones who need to take regular breaks, making your way around all the attractions in one day is a no-go. Especially if your toddler refuses to get into their pushchair and insists on walking everywhere (speaking from experience here)! So, make sure you go with realistic expectations of what you’ll see in one day.

To give you an idea, here’s our suggestion of how to plan your day:

  • Plan which areas are a “must” for your family. Check the park map and create your virtual itinerary before you arrive. Be sure to check the daily schedule with area opening times and performance schedules.
  • Plotting a course of action, based on animal feeding times, is also a good idea. While you can see animals at your leisure, feeding time is usually a guaranteed way of seeing a bunch of animals together, or at least staying still in one place for a longer time.

Visiting Ocean Park With Older Kids

  • After exploring Whisker’s Harbour, Amazing Asian Animals, Giant Panda and Aqua City, take the Ocean Express train to the upper parts of the park.
  • Once in the top section, you have access to Marine World, the Rainforest, polar Adventure Adventure Land and Thrill Mountain. It’s a crowd-pleasing mix of animal adventures and thrilling rides and roller coasters.
  • Then, take the cable car down when it’s less hot and the park is all lit up. Head into the Grand Aquarium to round off the day if you haven’t yet seen it.
  • Alternatively, if you’re going to the park only for the rides, jump on the Ocean Express and head straight to the top section to get stuck in!

Visiting Ocean Park With Younger Kids

  • Take a look at the animal feeding schedules before you arrive so you know exactly where to head first. The Giant pandas and penguins were both a big hit for our toddlers.
  • You can follow the same path as you would with older kids but select fewer animals/areas to see.
  • If your little one needs a nap, aim for the Ocean Theatre. It has shows at 12pm, 3:30pm and 5pm and you can stand at the top of the auditorium while LO naps in their pushchair in the shade or covered from any rain.
  • If you have time, take the cable car back down towards the end of the day and enjoy the views. But be warned, the line for the cable car can sometimes take longer than 20mins (way too long for impatient toddlers) so the Ocean Express can be more efficient.
  • If your little one still has any juice left, see the Grand Aquarium at the end of the day. On hot days, you’ll appreciate the air-conditioning to cool off, on rainy days you can escape from the downpour. Plus, it’s nice and dark so if youngsters are chilling in their stroller, they can have a well-earned rest!

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Ocean Park Rides And Attractions: Arctic Blast, Raging River, Polar Adventure, Grand Aquarium And More

There is so much to see and do at Ocean Park that it can feel quite overwhelming. But to simplify the visit, you have eight zones to explore:

At The Waterfront (entrance area of the park):

Aqua City
Amazing Asian Animals
Whiskers Harbour

At The Summit (at the top of the park via the Ocean Express/Cable Car/pathway):

Thrill Mountain
Polar Adventure
Marine World
Adventure Land

Tips For Visiting Ocean Park’s Attractions

With so many attractions to see, from water rapids to roller coasters, children’s play areas, animals and more, it’s difficult to mention them all here. So make sure you check the online list to guide you. You can filter by age range and category to make it easier.

Keep an eye on showtimes at the Whiskers Theatre and the Ocean Theatre and animal interaction timetables by selecting Animal Interaction Enrichment on the daily Programme Schedule.

With a multiple-entry pass to the park (see above for details), you can divide your time over several visits. It could be that you do only The Waterfront and The Summit animals on different days. Or only the theme park rides, roller coasters and games on another.

Sassy Mama Tip: Keep an eye on the website for facilities that are closed or under maintenance to avoid disappointment. You’ll find the most recent information when you hover over the purple “The Experience” tab.

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Best Ocean Park Rides For Kids Under 5

Animal visiting aside, little ones can take a trip on the Sea Life Carousel, Merry-Go-round, Toto The Loco train and Balloons Up-Up-And-Away – those who don’t meet the height restrictions must be accompanied by an adult.

There’s also the HiPP Presents Jungle of Giants or Castle of Redd playgrounds to enjoy, as well as other low-key attractions like the Eco Trail.

Best Ocean Park Rides For Older Kids

Try the Arctic Blast kids roller coaster, the Flying Swing or the Ferris wheel. Tweens will love the Bumper Blaster and the Crazy Galleon swinging boat.

For a little extra oomph, older teens will love the faster roller coasters. Hair Raiser, The Flash and Wild Twister are probably the top rides for thrill-seekers.

Ocean Park Attractions With Air Conditioning

Let’s be honest, the Hong Kong heat and humidity can sometimes get too much – especially if you’re on your feet all day at a theme park. The Arctic Fox Den and North Pole Encounter are by far the best places to cool off (plus you get to hang out with the adorable foxes and penguins)Panda feeding time was also a big hit with one Sassy toddler – and her mother because of the air-conditioning! Shark Mystic and Grand Aquarium are also great places to escape the heat. 

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Food At Ocean Park: What And Where To Eat

You have several restaurants to choose from, including everything from local Cantonese specialities to Southeast Asian dishes, seafood and pizza. For a real underwater experience, opt for Neptune’s Restaurant – Hong Kong’s only aquarium restaurant. There are also numerous food kiosks dotted all over the park with outside seating for quick grab-and-eat situations. The park can also assist those with dietary and religious needs, simply contact Guest Relations ahead of your visit (3923 2323)

On a hot day, aim for one of the canteen areas to cool off while eating your lunch. But be warned, there will be people hovering over you waiting for you to finish so they can jump into your seat.

There are several food outlets to choose from but they can be pricey, so it might be wise to take a packed lunch if you can be bothered to carry it (and it won’t spoil in the heat). 

How To Get To Ocean Park Hong Kong

MTR To Ocean Park

This is probably the most convenient and easiest way for most families to get to Ocean Park. Take the South Island line from Admiralty directly to Ocean Park (approximately six minutes).

Bus To Ocean Park

There are numerous buses you can catch that will take you directly to Ocean Park. The website lists the buses available from Hong Kong, Kowloon and the New Territories that you can take.

Taxi/Uber To Ocean Park

If you prefer to travel on your schedule, an Uber or Taxi from Central Hong Kong will take about 25 to 30 minutes and cost around $85 to $100. This is dependent on traffic and where exactly you are travelling from.

Driving To Ocean Park

There is a car park at the main entrance of Ocean Park available from 8:30am to 30 minutes after the park is closed (the park closes at 7pm). It is best to book parking in advance.

Ocean Park Car Park Rates:

Monday – Friday (Non-peak days) $25 per hour (maximum charge of $150 per day)
Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays and peak days* $40 per hour (maximum charge of $200 per day)

*The peak days are announced on the Ocean Park website.

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Ocean Park Hong Kong Hotels

Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel

A Sassy Mama recently did a staycation at the Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel (check the website for full details) and said it was well worth it not to have to travel all the way back to an outlying island. Not only will you be able to plan your days in the park without feeling rushed, but you’ll also not have to travel far to rest your tired feet! 

The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong

The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong has been a firm favourite since its opening. This sustainable, oceanfront luxury resort adds another option for the family to relax after a busy day’s adventuring.

Read More: 14 Unmissable Hong Kong Hotel Staycation Packages To Book For Families

Family-Friendly Facilities At Ocean Park

There are baby changing facilities dotted around the park (with baby changers, bottle warmers and feeding seats) but we struggled to find them. We also had to wait in line for a while for the one that we did.

Other facilities that parents will love are the stroller hire at $140 per day (plus a $100 refundable security deposit) and child wristbands to write contact details on if you become separated. There is also the Guardian Switch service, which lets you jump on your favourite rides while a park expert stays with your most precious valuables (the kids!).

Sassy Mama Tip: The women’s toilet block near the Fun Fair has a double toilet with a child-size seat which is useful.

Extra Useful Ocean Park Tips

Sassy Mama number peach 1Arrive early to maximise your day but be realistic about how much you can do, especially depending on your children’s age. 

Sassy Mama number peach 2Make sure to bring a sunshade, suncream, water, fan, etc. for little ones, especially if they are in their pushchair as it can get very hot.

Sassy Mama number peach 3If you’re visiting in the summer heat, plan to watch the shows in the afternoon. This will give everyone a chance to rest tired legs and restore a second wind.

Sassy Mama number peach 4Plan to leave the park at least 20 to 30 minutes before closing. You’ll beat the transport crowds and save yourself time for the journey home when you’re all sure to be tired.

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Water World Ocean Park

Don’t forget to check out our guide to Water World Ocean Park which opened in September 2021 (located just a short shuttle bus ride from the main theme park).

Editor’s Note: “Guide To Ocean Park Hong Kong: Ocean Park Rides, Animals, Tips And More” was most recently updated in January 2024 by Sassy Mama. 

  Main image courtesy of Splendid Tours & Travel via Facebook, image 2 courtesy of Getty, image 3 courtesy of James Giovanni Pan via Facebook, image 4 courtesy of Getty, image 5 courtesy of Ocean PArk, image 6 courtesy of Ocean Park, image 7 courtesy of Ocean Park, image 8 courtesy of Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel, image 9 courtesy of Water World Ocean PArk. 

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