If you have plans to visit Hong Kong within these two months, you definitely will want to put Ocean Park on your list….
The annual Ocean Park Summer Splash is set to immerse the city from 1 July to 28 August in water fun with a galore of exhilarating water-themed attractions, scrumptious dishes and “Get Closer to the Animals” activities.
Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends Patrick Star, Squidward Tentacles and Mr. Krabs are paying a visit from Bikini Bottom to engage guests and fans from all over the world in the city’s first-ever SpongeBob Water Party.
This would be a great chance for fans of these cute cartoon characters to collect limited-edition souvenirs and enjoy Sponge Bob-themed healthy vegetable delicacies and cooling dishes. Ocean Park is also presenting various “Get Closer to the Animals” programmes, including the time-limited summer edition of Grand Aquarium Exploration, which takes guests on a memorable marine adventure. Oh wow… how I wish I could be there…
Unfortunately, nope, Hong Kong is definitely on my bucket list and so is the Ocean Park but I still need to save money to go there….as sadly I am a mother and a wife and have people to manage and be responsible for as well…I am sure my girls would be delighted to visit…
So for you who are lucky enough, be sure to go check it out… There is also a second wave of summer surprise that will starts on the 15th of July, with around 800 prizes being given out every week to guests through the Ocean Park Mobile App.
Drenching Water Party and Challenging AMaze-ing Lasers
This first-ever SpongeBob Water Party in Hong Kong will transport you into the wondrous world of Bikini Bottom, to enjoy a range of immersive water attractions with SpongeBob SquarePants and friends, as well as fun photo and video opportunities for sharing with friends and family.
Another highlight there you should not miss out on would be AMaze-ing Lasers, a brand new ride brought over from the United States for the first time. Players will get the chance to unleash their wits and agility in traversing the laser grids within a pitch dark chamber, as if they were playing an action hero. Each player will receive a score when they press the buttons at different corners of the chamber, making it possible for friends to compete in reaching higher scores.
Mega Gush offers the greatest cooling sensation when you stand below a huge water bucket and feel the incomparable cascading chilling pleasure. Jumbo Bubble Playground, another brand new attraction, allows you to create giant human-sized bubbles alongside SpongeBob-themed decorations, making it a colourful photo backdrop. The must-visit Rainbow Fountain will drench you with its fancy waterspouts synchronised to colourful lights and rhythms.
Visitors of all ages alike will be mesmerised by the strong beats and dynamic lighting at the Wild Foam Zone.
Pelt your friends and loved ones water bombs at the Super Splash Battle, located near the Water Party zone. Kids would want to join the Kids DIY Workshop at Whiskers Harbour to take home their masterpieces such as SpongeBob keychains, Patrick Star catapults, fish and panda dolls made with rainbow-coloured clay.
Exclusive SpongeBob x Ocean Park Merchandise & Themed Dishes
Roam the Park and keep an eye out for SpongeBob and his friends in different summer looks and be prepared for a surprise appearance by SpongeBob. During Summer Splash, check out the limited-time SpongeBob Pop-Up Store near Applause Pavilion to shop for a wide range of limited-edition Ocean Park X SpongeBob SquarePants merchandise, including umbrellas, beach mats, T-shirts and water bottles. Fans looking to spread the fun may take advantage of the face painting service and camouflage themselves as SpongeBob and his friends. In addition, a series of SpongeBob-themed healthy vegetarian dishes are available at various in-park restaurants and food kiosks featuring decorations of SpongeBob SquarePants.
Cooling snacks such as iced pineapple and mini watermelon will also be available at food kiosks to help guests beat the summer heat. See those pictures… aren’t they just so pretty…
Ocean Park is also launching its first-ever Lakeside BBQ Carnival, where guests can savour scrumptious skewers and barbequed food including Grilled U.S. Beef Ribeye Cubes, New Zealand Mussels in White Wine and Herbs, as well as assorted skewers and sausages along with special cool drinks, pushing the party atmosphere to a climax.
Summer Edition Grand Aquarium Exploration with Two-person Discount Available
Water sports enthusiasts would not want to miss the summer-only edition of Ocean Park’s unique snorkelling experience inside the Grand Aquarium. Guests are led by a professional diver to encounter colourful coral and coral fishes, such as Shy Butterflyfish, Painted Triggerfish, Blue-stripped Snapper, fusilier and angelfish. The adventure also includes an exclusive tour of the coral breeding room and back-of-house facilities.
Participants can learn about how the Park provides the most suitable environment for corals, thereby deepening their knowledge about protecting corals and marine life while raising awareness of the importance of marine conservation. Participants however have to be at least 10 years and above (children under 12 need to be accompanied by a paying adult to join the programme), non-swimmers are also welcome. A two-person discount is available for this summer edition offered during the Summer Splash period. Guests can register online at the Ocean Park website.
Download the Ocean Park Mobile App for Chance to Win Weekly Prizes
Starting on 15 July, Ocean Park is giving away wonderful prizes to visitors through their app (So be sure to connect your smart phone to Ocean Park’s official Wi-Fi network for this opportunity!!). “Surprise e-Coupons” will be given out at 11:30am and 1pm on each event day. The first specified number of guests to hit the “Get” button will win prizes such as: a complimentary ticket for joining “Summer Edition Grand Aquarium Exploration”, a Halloween Fest Premium Ticket, Ocean FasTrack, a complimentary ticket for joining “Sea Lion Feeding” or “Shark & Ray Feeding”, in-park dining and shopping coupons, etc. Visitors will also receive dining coupons upon visiting five designated COOL attractions, namely “SpongeBob Water Party”, “The Rapids”, “Raging River”, “Shark Mystique” and “Marine Mammal Breeding and Research Centre”.
During this Summer Splash period, you can enjoy the “Ocean Park App’s New User” offer on their purchase of admission tickets with 10% off through the Ocean Park website. Guests only need to present a mobile device with the app, along with the E-ticket, at the entrance to enjoy a joyful and memorable experience at the Park.
Ok… can someone bring me there this weekend…. huhuhu….. I wish I can be there……
For more details check out : http://www.oceanpark.com.hk/en
How to get there: http://www.oceanpark.com.hk/en/plan-your-visit/how-to-get-there/citybus
Address: Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong Island