Ocean Park Discussion Thread

P. 21: Ocean Park's gets huge government infusion of cash
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Re: Ocean Park Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:20 am

^ I still think VR on the world's largest drop tower takes the cake, but this one is pretty bad too. Why look at a beautiful ocean view when you can instead look at a tiny phone screen inches from your face?
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Postby djrappa » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:53 am

Yup absolutely, worlds tallest drop tower is definitely stupidest use of VR ever buy geeze this one is coming mighty close!
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Postby Garet » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:30 am

I know it's been a while since the TPR trip but I'm wondering how was Hair Raiser on anyone's last visit? It wasn't what I'd call rough or uncomfortable on my last visit 5 years ago but some friends went a couple years ago and considered it a 'one and done' and someone else I know who went recently really didn't enjoy their ride.

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Postby gerstlaueringvar » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:20 pm

It is the roughest B&M I’ve been on bases on my visit in 2014.

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Postby SharkTums » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:04 pm

We rode it at the end of 2016 and it was a one and done. Definitely not the roughest B&M I've been on, but not super great by any means.

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Re: Ocean Park Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:18 pm

Ocean Park is struggling and will make changes to survive. This beautiful park is getting triple whammied due to: The growth of Hong Kong Disney, attacks from PETA and the current political climate in Hong Hong. The park is hoping a cash infusion from the government can turn the park into a more adventure themed destination. An immediate change will be removing dolphin and sea lion shows. But US $1.4 Billion is all expeted to bring in 26 new rides over the next few years.

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Struggling Hong Kong theme park to end dolphin shows

Hong Kong: A struggling Hong Kong theme park has said it will end its controversial dolphin and sea lion shows but will continue to allow visitors to hug a dolphin, drawing criticism from animal rights groups.

Ocean Park said on Monday it would replace the daily shows at its flagship enclosure with “underwater viewing opportunities” for visitors.

“Under the new plan, the Ocean Wonder show will cease,” said Leo Kung, chairman of Ocean Park.

However, the park said it would continue to allow visitors to pay to feed and pose with the dolphins in the water.

Ocean Park’s captive animal shows and dolphin-petting activities have long been criticised by the animal rights community.

Dolphins suffer physically and mentally from life in captivity, according to the Born Free Foundation which also says on its website that physical interactions with the public are “highly stressful” for the animals.

“Ocean Park’s decision to end its dolphin shows but to keep the animals as a tourist gimmick is a missed ethical and financial opportunity,” said Jason Baker, vice president of PETA.

Hong Kong non-profit organisation Animal Rights Education said in a Facebook statement the move was an important step, but urged the park to gradually end marine animal captivity.

According to the park’s annual report, it had 7,600 animals including 63 marine mammals, 59 terrestrial mammals, 454 birds and others.

The amusement park has suffered an “unprecedented steep decline” in visitors of more than 30 percent since pro-democracy protests broke out in the financial hub last summer, the South China Morning Post recently reported.

Hong Kong’s government is planning to help the park with a HK$10.6 billion (US$1.4 billion) cash injection.

Aside from replacing the Ocean Theatre, the park also aims to add 26 new rides as part of a plan to transform it into an adventure-themed attraction.
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Re: Ocean Park Discussion Thread

Postby Garet » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:08 pm

I hope they're successful this time but I think this is the second time now the government has had to bail out the park, and it recently got removed from the stock exchange too.

Edit: Apparently Ocean Park added a Top Scan recently. Judging by location I think it must have replaced the parks enterprise ride: https://www.oceanpark.com.hk/en/experience/attractions/attractions/wild-twister

Seems to be a 6 seater version as opposed to the usual 5 seater ones.

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Re: Ocean Park Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:51 am

Ocean Park was a wonderful park to visit, I remember back in 2012.
I hope somehow it holds on and gets better. With the dolphins or not.
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Re: Ocean Park Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:49 pm

Wait, you can hug a f*cking dolphin?

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