I was prepared to scrap off Ocean Park in our itinerary and willing to stay in the hotel on our last day but when I thought about it, this is the only time we will be in Hongkong and I don’t know when we are going to visit this country again. So I decided, inspite of being very, very tired, to push through for the sake of the kids.
Well, surprisingly we all had fun!
We checked out early in Kowloon Hotel in TST. We left at 10AM, left the baggages at the concierge and off we went to Ocean Park.
On Our Way to Ocean Park.
We took the MTR (good thing TST station is right beside the hotel!) and then we alighted at the MTR station to ride a bus on the way to Ocean Park. This trip was a breeze! Around 11AM we were at the entrance of Ocean Park taking photos!
We were glad that the bus took us to the main entrance where the kids’ area is located. The kids were so excited as soon as we are at the Park.
We immediately checked out the Amazing Asian Animals.
Giant Panda Adventure
Ocean Park is proud to welcome its latest residents from the temperate forest of Mainland China – the cuddly red pandas! This is the first time red pandas will be making an appearance in Hong Kong, and you can meet them at the Giant Panda Adventure! Visit these adorable pandas as well as see other Chinese wonders, like the critically endangered Chinese Giant Salamander. You might also spot some familiar faces in their new home! Say hello to Ying Ying and Le Le, the eternally cheerful giant pandas! Come to Ocean Park to explore the world of these protected creatures and the impact of humans on their fragile habitat.
After which, we checked out the Lowland Gardens and met the talking tree!
And had one ride at the Merry-Go-Round.
By the time we were at the Whiskers Harbour area, we were already hungry so we decided feed our baby girl their lunch while the “Ate” was having fun at the Whiskers Harbour playground.
In the age of videogames, we may forget that the best games children play are the ones they make themselves. The Whiskers Harbour Playground provides a safe, child-friendly heaven for kids to explore their imagination and interact with their environment. Swings and slides are wonderful places to try some good, old-fashioned fun, while tunnels and jungle gyms not only bring plenty of refreshing exercises, but also make great hideouts! Shaded seating areas nearby are welcome places for parents to rest and to let them keep an eye on their juniors too!
After our quick lunch of noodles, chicken wings and fries, we immediately went to Whiskers Theatre to watch the Sea Lion Show! I loved our timing so much. The show was about to start.
After the show, we then went to ride the famous Cable Car to check out the other park. The little girl had a blast here.
The Cable Cars are a great way to travel between the Lowland Gardens and Marine Land. With Ocean Park attractions located on two different sides of a mountain and wide swaths of sea in between, riding the Cable Car provides unprecedented views of the surrounding area, the sea, and the entire park. Plan which attraction you’d like to visit next while taking in the panoramic scenery below – the gorgeous vista all around you is also a wonderful opportunity to take some memorable snapshots with your family and friends!
We were just in time again for another show which is the Dolphin Show at the Ocean Theatre!
Ocean Theatre’s spectacular new show, “Sea Dreams”, is here to make a splash! “Sea Dreams” is an international world class production with sound editing provided by an Oscar winner, featuring delightful music, dazzling backdrops, and stunning performances by its animal stars on stage and up-close with the audience. The 6-scene show unfolds with a grandfather telling his granddaughter about his dream of how humans and animals can live harmoniously, with mutual love and respect.
This sensational presentation makes great educational entertainment for the whole family!
After the show, we then checked out Atoll Reef. A must see in Ocean Park! Never fail to miss this when you are there!
Step into the world beneath the ocean, without ever getting wet! Explore the Indo-Pacific marine ecosystem exactly as it looks under the water at the Atoll Reef. Designed as a panoramic coral island, the Atoll Reef spans four floors of aquariums and is home to around 2,000 fishes close to 250 species, including sharks, the Bowmouth Guitarfish (Rhina ancylostoma), Eagle Ray (Aetobatus narinari), Cownose Ray (Rhinoptera javanica) and Black Spotted Sting Ray (Taeniura melanospila), for which a second generation was successfully bred here at Ocean Park.
I must admit, we were hungry again after this but we didn’t have time to sit down and eat anymore since we needed to go back to the hotel. SO we just bought take out food to eat at the bus.
In order to go to the bus we rode the Ocean Park escalator.
Step on up for a ride on the second longest outdoor escalator in the world! This incredible feature stretches over 225 m, from the Marine Land down to the Adventure Land! Don’t worry about the weather either! Rain or shine, the escalator (and you) is protected from the elements by a clear tunnel, offering spectacular views of the surrounding park throughout your journey!
And then off we went to the bus for our trip back to the hotel. Good thing there were no lines at the bus so we were able to find great seats immediately. The trip was a breeze except for our MTR ride which was very challenging because the little girl was very much asleep. This actually made us think of not going to travel again for now while the kids are still small.
HA! We’ll see! (*grin*)
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Buses departing from Central Pier No. 7 and Admiralty MTR Station leave at 9am, 9:10am and 9:20am. They run to the Tai Shue Wan Entrance via the Main Entrance, while the buses departing after 9:20am from Admiralty MTR Station run directly to the Tai Shue Wan Entrance. Bus routes are subject to adjustments according to guest flow and traffic situations.