At a press conference today, Ocean Park Chairman Lau Ming-wai announced that the park will no longer be a one-day attraction in the future. Ocean Park will soon change its focus to become a resort-like destination in two to three years, allowing visitors free access to retail, dining and entertainment areas and charging visitors only for rides, the cable car and the exhibitions.
The areas that will be converted into food and entertainment centers will be contracted out to other service providers so that the park becomes financially viable in the long term. Part of the plan is to incorporate local conservation and education initiatives linking the renovated business to other attractions and developments in the Southern District. Projects will include: initiatives for the conservation of local and endangered species inside and outside Ocean Park; integrating the conservation and education program into Ocean Park facilities; and various engaging activities promoting public awareness and participation in nature conservation. The proposed plans will also bolster new wellness-themed areas that already started last year, providing guests with glamping, trekking, meditation and yoga retreat facilities that take advantage of Ocean’s natural landscape. Park and its surroundings.
The company has struggled over the past year due to temporary shutdowns imposed by the pandemic. So, to continue with this overhaul project and keep the business afloat, the Hong Kong government will grant Ocean Park $1.67 billion in working capital and another $1.12 billion to run the programs. conservation and education to be incorporated into the complex.
“Ocean Park is grateful for the invaluable public and government support,” Lau shares. “The new operating model allows us to improve, innovate and reinvigorate the park in the exciting years to come. Our new leadership embodies our vision to make Ocean Park Hong Kong’s leading educational hub, with a strong mission to promote the conservation and protection of the environment,” he adds.
Rendering of Tai Shue Wan’s Water World
A new 6,400 square meter water park is set to open this summer at Ocean Park and will serve as Hong Kong’s first all-weather water park integrating the park’s hillside surroundings through a series of terraced platforms and swimming pools. waves facing the South China Sea. Lau continues, “Leveraging our exceptional location and with the launch of Water World, we are confident that Ocean Park will play a pivotal role in the Invigorating Island South initiative. We remain true to our commitment to business sustainability and community service. of Hong Kong”.
To find more information about Ocean Park’s proposed changes, visit info.gov.hk to read the official statement from the Hong Kong government.
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