Ocean Park Hong Kong Covid-19 Precautions
Ocean Park is temporarily closed
When it reopens:
Hours are from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, on Weekends and Public Holidays until 7:00 pm
Here's what's different at Ocean Park after implementation of new safety and health precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19:
- Park-wide capacity and capacity of individual rides and facilities will be reduced by more than half. Visitors are required to make online reservation before visiting the park for crowd control management with few exceptions. You can purchase discount tickets via Klook. Tickets are selling out fast, purchase your tickets and make your reservation as soon as you firm up your plans.
- Visitors exempted from online reservations are required to scan the LeaveHomeSafe QR code or to register their names, contact numbers and visiting date and time, upon entry.
- All guests are required to undergo a temperature screening procedure upon arrival.
- Visitors must wear face masks during their visit (except when dining).
- Social distancing will be implemented in queues, restaurants, attraction vehicles, and other facilities throughout the park. Floor stickers are placed in waiting areas to keep a safe social distance.
- Visitors from the same party are not required to share a Cable Car with other passengers.
- Visitors may reserve up to 6 attractions via the Ocean Park Hong Kong app's "eScheduler" function, and may reserve restaurant tables via THE GULU app, to cut down waiting time at queue line.
- Animal encounters and interactions have been suspended until further notice.
For the latest news check out Ocean Park's Notices and Measures.
Please check for the latest Hong Kong Coronavirus measures, guidelines, reopenings, closures.
Ocean Park Hong Kong has transitioned from "a good place for a day out" of the city to a truly "don't miss" and "must do" attraction in Hong Kong, specially with the kids.
As the name suggests, marine life is a big part of it, but beyond the wonderful sea life exhibits including a World-class Aquarium and one-of-a-kind exhibits like the Chinese Sturgeon tunnel, Ocean Park has also branched out to include other rare and endangered animals like Giant Pandas, Red Pandas and the Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey.
To round up the entertainment, it also offers an array of shows, rides and roller coasters. There is truly something for everyone in the family.
Prior to the opening of Hong Kong Disneyland in 2005, this was pretty much the only game in town when it came to amusement parks geared for family fun. Back then, Ocean Park was a "nice" place to spend a little time, the Cable Car to the Summit, (then the "Headlands") was a prime draw, and the kids really went for the rides.
Now, however, the little bit of competition from the Disney Park has helped raise the bar and the changes we are seeing are just phenomenal. While the Cable Car and the Rides are still a big attraction, there is so much more to Ocean Park now, you can easily spend the whole day and more to do it justice and the changes, improvements and renovations will keep coming so you can visit again and again and there will always be something different!
Here are some of our tips on visiting the park:
- Ocean Park Highlights: Our Favourite Attractions
- Exploring the Park, what is where?
- Roller Coasters and Rides Guide
- Where are the Animals? Ocean Park's Animal Collection Guide
- Getting Around Ocean Park
- Skipping the Lines at Ocean Park with the Ocean FasTrack
- Ocean Park Tickets, can you get discounts for Ocean Park tickets?
- Food and Drink
- Getting to Ocean Park
- Ocean Park Hotels and Lodging Options
- In the works: coming soon to Ocean Park
Ocean Park Hong Kong Highlights
On our recent trip with grandma, grandpa and the kids, these were voted the favourite attractions for our group of ten with ages ranging from 8 to 81.
The boys could have spent the whole day at the roller coasters and water rides, the girls at the Grand Aquarium, grandma and grandpa thouroughly enjoyed the Cable Car ride and the great views from it.
We all agreed that the Giant Pandas were just too adorable, they were a real treat for all of us.
Some More Great Wildlife Exhibits
Exploring Ocean Park Hong Kong: What is Where?
Ocean Park which is located in the Southern part of Hong Kong Island, occupies quite a unique setting comprised of several hills and further separated by a mountain into two areas:
- The Waterfront, and
- The Summit
While most of the Roller Coaster and Rides are located in the Summit area, the Marine Life and Animal Exhibits are spread throughout both sections. Here is where to find your favorite animals. Food, snacks and shops are also found in both sections of the park.
If you have little ones, you will likely spend a lot of time in Whisker's Harbour in the Waterfront. If your group includes teenagers, prepare to spend most of the day at the Summit!
Be sure to get a Park Map at the entrance which also contains the show time schedule and start exploring!
What's at Ocean Park's Waterfront?
- Ocean Park Waterfront
- Ocean Park Square: Main Entrance
- Aqua City Lagoon
- The Grand Aquarium
- The Jockey Club Giant Panda Exhibit
- The Cable Car Station to the Summit
- Ocean Express Waterfront Station, see Getting Around the Park below.
- Amazing Asian Animals Exhibit: Giant Pandas, Red Pandas, Golden Snub-Nose Monkeys
- Goldfish Treasures
- Whiskers Harbour: small kids play area and attractions
- Old Hong Kong
What's at Ocean Park's Summit
- Ocean Park Summit
- Roller Coasters: the Dragon, the Hair Raiser and the Mine Train
- Water rides: the Rapids and the Raging River
- More thrilling rides: The Abyss, The Flash, Rev Booster
- Polar Adventure: Penguins, Walruses, Seals, Artic Blast Roller Coaster
- The Rainforest
- Sea Jelly Spectacular
- Chinese Sturgeon Aquarium
- Cable Car Summit Station
- Ocean Express Tram Summit Station
- Ocean Theatre (Dolphin and Seal Shows)
- Ocean Park Tower
Getting Around Ocean Park Hong Kong
Getting around within the park and the two main areas is made easy with the many options available:
The Ocean Park Cable Car:
An attraction in itself, makes the 1.5km ride that connects the Waterfront with the Summit in about 15 minutes. There are magnificent views of the Aberdeen Harbour and the surrounding islands from this amazing ride.
The Ocean Express Tram:
One of the newest additions to the park, this is a "submarine style" train with similar technology as the Victoria Peak Tram, it whisks visitors back and forth from the two sections in 4 minutes.
The Ocean Park Escalator:
It is the second longest in the world, (after the Mid-Levels Escalator System, also in Hong Kong) it connects several sections in the hilly side of the Summit in the Adventure Land area.
Skip the Lines with Ocean FasTrack
Ocean FasTrack is the park's newest pass that let's you skip the lines at some of the most popular attractions:
- There are three levels with the basic pass costing HK 280 per person (in addition to park admission) for priority access to 7 designated rides and attractions to the HK 520 for priority access to ALL designated rides and attractions AND enjoy one priority access for Bumper Blaster, The Flash AND The Abyss
- The FasTrack pass can be purchased at the entrance Ticket office and also inside the park, just in case you want to check out
how bad the lines are first, and as expected, they are sold at the Gift Shops near the attractions with the longest lines, one in the Waterfront and
three in the Summit:
- Ricky's Shack, a Gift shop in Old Hong Kong near the Vintage Theater, this is close to the Cable Car station in the Waterfront
- The Lodge, the gift shop at Polar Adventure in the Summit
- Rainforest Gift Shop in the Summit
- Ocean Paradise, a Gift shop in Marine World in the Summit
- Limited quota per day, first come first served
- For more on Ocean FasTrack and list of attractions included.
Food and Drink at Ocean Park Hong Kong
When it comes to food and drink at the park, the options are many and varied, from casual fast-food choices, to fancy sit-down restaurants in classy surroundings, and offering a range of food from Western to Asian dishes. You should be able to find something to fit your taste and wallet.
Getting to Ocean Park Hong Kong
Easy: With Public Transportation
Getting to Ocean Park is easy with the new MTR South Island Line. It now takes 6 minutes from Admiralty to the Ocean Park MTR Station. Fare is HK$6 for Adults, HK$3.50 for children.
There is also a special non-stop public bus that goes direct to the park.
You take Bus 629 from the Admiralty MTR station, follow the signs for the "Bus to Ocean Park" exit B. Depending on traffic, it will be approximately a 30 minute ride.
Don't forget you can use your Octopus Card for the bus fare and MTR fares, which will save you a bit.
Easier: Private Transfer (One-Way or Round Trip)
Private one-way transfers from your hotel to the main entrance of Ocean Park costs US$ 52 from Kowloon and US$ 48 from Hong Kong Island.
This is a great option if you have a small group as the transfer price is per vehicle which accomodates up to 6 people. For round-trip transfers you need to book two packages.
- One-Way Transfer from Kowloon HK$ 400 - US$52
- One-Way Transfer from Hong Kong Island HK$ 368 - US$48
- »» More info and booking Ocean Park Private Transfers
Easiest: Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off and Skip-The-Line Admission to Park
Leave the arrangements to the guides and enjoy a fantastic day at the park with this tour which offers round-trip transportation by air-conditioned coach, admission ticket, and pickup and drop-off from centrally located hotels.
- Adults US$80 Child (2-11) US$62
- »» More info and booking Ocean Park Hong Kong Full Day Tour
Ocean Park Tickets - Can you get Discounts?
Entrance to Ocean Park Hong Kong is HK$498 for Adults, and HK$249 for children 3-11 and includes all the facilities and attractions except for skill games and coin operated games.
Discounts for Ocean Park tickets can be obtained in different ways:
- There are unadvertised discounts at the gate when you present tickets to other Hong Kong attractions like the Peak Tram or Peak Tower. Doesn't hurt to ask. My friend got a HK 25 discount with a Peak Tram ticket.
- Buying your tickets from any CTS (China Travel Service) office will score you some discounts. We got our tickets at the CTS at the Airport (there is a counter at the Arrivals Hall) We got a discount of HK40 per adult and HK20 per children but discounts vary depending on the season. Tickets must be paid for in cash. Another advantage of getting your tickets in advance is that you avoid the lines at the ticket counters at the Park entrance.
- You can also buy tickets at some of the major MTR stations for a 10% discount.
- Buy tickets online through Klook.com a consolidator of transportation and attraction tickets.
You can present either a printed or an electronic voucher for this activity, convenient if you are on the go.
Prices for adults
HK498HK418 US$54, children HK249HK$235 US$30. This is one of the best deals available plus you get to skip the line at the entrance!
It is also possible to buy Ocean Park Tickets at all 7-Eleven stores in Hong Kong, although not discounted, it will certainly save you the line at the entrance counter.
And if you have the Hong Kong Pass, then you are all set, entry to Ocean Park is free!
Coming Soon to Ocean Park Hong Kong
- Another hotel to be built in the Summit side of Tai Shue Wan, The Fullerton Hotel @ Ocean Park, is expected to break ground in 2017 and be completed and opened to public in 2021.
- And a humongous Water Park Complex, Tai Shue Wan Water World, is planned for late 2019. It will feature indoor and outdoor facilities, man-made beaches, multiple water slides and wave pools, entertainment stages, and the world's longest leisure river.
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