In the Whiskers Theater the park hosts a Sea Lion show along with another show with human actors playing the role of ocean creatures. Also throughout the park you multiple opportunities to see animals in walk through exhibits such as the South Pole Spectacular, North Pole Encounter, Amazing Asian Animals and an Aquarium.
The view from this hilltop park towards the Pacific Ocean is absolutely stunning and to the benefit of visitors Ocean Park been upgrading their facilities in recent years. While great views and animals are the park's strong suit their newest coaster, Hair Raiser, is a B&M floorless that provides some old school B&M intensity. Other new flats have also recently been added. The park also upgraded their animal exhibits and created a new Polar Adventure area that houses separate South Pole and North Pole animal exhibits, both of which are well done.
The park is built on terraced sections of a hill, and the visitor has the choice of the park's signature Cable Car or enclosed funicular to access The Summit area. However, the difficult walk between levels of the park can be minimized through use of escalators. There are various food stands with local flavors throughout the park and also a McDonalds to satify Western tastes. Although it can get hot in the area, shade can be easily found in the park, especially in the enclosed animal exhibits.
The lower area of the park (The Waterfront) is home to milder family/children's rides along with additional animal exhibits such as the Grand Aquarium and the Panda House.
Overall, Ocean Park is very nice. Their newly-refurbished entrance is gorgeous, and the cable car and Mine Train roller coaster both offer great views. The park is literally built into the side of a mountain, so I give them props for that, however as a result, the park layout is very confusing. A few areas were a bit run-down, but other areas were very nice. I'm sure the new expansion will be terrific as well. Overall, a very good park.
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