Today we were going to Ocean Park, and thankfully we woke up early in the morning unlike the day before. It was going to be a long way to Ocean Park. We took the MTR to Admiralty Station, and exited in Exit B. There would be a sign “Bus To Ocean Park” and we had to buy bus tickets and entry tickets to Ocean Park. It was a special bus to Ocean Park, so it wouldn’t stop anywhere else. The bus number was 629, and it was double decker. Hoorayyy………we didn’t have to go out late at night to find double decker bus that day.
The bus tickets were HKD 10,6 for adult and HKD 5.3 for child (we bought two ways bus tickets), and the entry tickets were HKD 250 for adult and HKD 125 for child. The Octopus Card could also be used to purchase bus tickets.
There would be bag check before entering the park, and basically we couldn’t bring any food and drink, but we were allowed to bring mineral water into the park.
We saw Aberdeen sea along the way, which was so blue and pretty, so the first thing we did when we got down from the bus was to take picture with Aberdeen sea at the background.
I thought the price we paid was so worth compared to all the facilities in the park. All were free and no need to pay anymore except for food.
The park was crowded and full of people and it was difficult to find seats to have lunch. We had to queue an hour to get our lunch. This park was divided into 2 parts, and to go from one side of the park to another side, we had to ride a cable car for about 20 minutes. Luckily, the other side of the park was more quiet as it was more for children with kiddy rides and playground.
There were many aquariums (big and small) in here which located quite far from each other (and with hilly roads)……..so better prepare your feet to walk.
This place was more convenient for kids than Disneyland as it was more spacious for kids to run here and there. There were also many good spots to take picture here and there. On the not so good side……………this place was so huge and we had to walk uphill ad downhill which was very tiring for us. Oh, and did I mention that we had to ride 4 escalators before we actually enter the park?
Ok, now let us go to the other side of the park with a cable car:
We planned to go back to the other side of the park by riding the train (this train was unique because we would feel like we were riding the train under the sea). Well, it wasn’t our lucky day because the train was…….under maintenance………..
We actually didn’t spend much time in the playground, because we had to hurry to go back to the other side to watch the dolphin show. Sorry, no photos for the dolphin show because I was using my camera to record the show. The show was magnificent and I really recommend you to watch.
When I asked which one that he liked best: Ocean Park or Disneyland….he chose Ocean Park, hahaha…….he was so anti mainstream……
- We could ride double decker bus twice……and it was a very long journey because Ocean Park was very far outside the city
- Suitable for little children with playgrounds and many rides and the queues were reasonable
- He could ride the cable car (twice….)
- Full of fish………….
Lil boy slept on the bus all the way home, he was so tired……….and so was I. Daddy chose to stay in the other side of the island because he was not feeling well, so at the end of the journey I had to carry lil boy going down through the escalators because he said he couldn’t walk anymore. Phew, what a journey. It was tiring but fun.
Don’t forget that Ocean park closes at 6 pm and the last bus would be at 7 pm. So don’t miss the last bus………….