Ocean Park wants to develop glamping and zipline facilities on its hill to turn into a resort, an operations manager has said.
In an interview with Chant Tao every day, the StandardTimothy Ng Sau-kin, the newspaper partner’s executive director, operations and entertainment, said the park needed to reposition itself.
“We are no longer an amusement park. We will be a vacation spot,” he said.
To cut costs, the park will phase out its old rides and continue to operate seven or eight. These will all be rides launched within the last decade.
The park will begin recruiting operators for three new attraction areas.
A downstream leisure, shopping and catering area will be open to the public free of charge.
As for the uphill areas, they will focus on adventure and health respectively. Both will take advantage of the panoramic sea view to attract visitors.
The park wants to hire a company to build and operate zipline facilities near the former Mine Train and Raging River rides.
Activities like hiking, yoga and camping could be developed near the other ride at The Abyss retreat to attract young people and families, Ng said.
Ocean Park has already started hosting glamping this Halloween in a time-limited “Ghostly Glamping” event.
Visitors can enjoy priority access to three interactive attractions: Survivor of the Undead, Forbidden Rainforest Treasure Hunt, The Supernatural Ghost Tour, as well as witnessing a spooky wedding ceremony – the wedding of the living dead, while enjoying having makeup done by professional artists.
Those who prefer to stay away from ghosts can still enjoy nature at night with Starry Summit Glamping.