Ocean Park’s Water World will open in the second half of 2018, a delay of one year amid changes in the park’s design, Apple Daily reported.
The original water park was shut down 16 years ago following a sustained decline in the number of visitors.
The new Water World, located in Tai Shue Wan facing the South China Sea, will be the first water park built next to the sea in Southeast Asia.
The park will have 27 indoor and outdoor attractions, including a “surf rider” that lets people ride waves on a surfboard.
There will also be a six-story water slide, two large wave pools and an infinity pool.
The design features a series of terraced platforms along a hillside facing the sea.
The slope makes it possible to build a giant water slide without having to construct extensive supporting structures.
Leo Kung Lin-cheng, the park’s chairman, said there is no final decision yet on ticket prices, although he said they should be lower than HK$345, the entrance fee to Ocean Park at present.
Ocean Park expects Water World to break even after a year of operation.
The facility could handle 10,500 visitors a day.
It could create 2,900 jobs and contribute HK$842 million to the city’s gross domestic product.
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