Ocean Park to open its doors for free in a revamp move

January 19, 2021 10:51
Photo: Ocean Park

Hongkongers will soon be able to visit the Ocean Park for free year-round.

The park revealed on Monday that entrance fees will be waived, and part of the park will be turned into a zone combining retail, dining and entertainment offerings outsourced to other service providers.

Visitors will still have to pay separately for individual attractions and exhibitions.

The chairman of the park, Lau Ming-wai is hoping that the revamp will boost the appeal of the Ocean Park.

“The park will be a starting point for people to explore more about Island South. We will also step into communities and schools to promote public awareness and participation in nature conservation,” said Lau.

While adopting the outsourcing model for catering services and some of the attractions, the park will focus on operating its core sectors including the animal exhibitions and the water park expected to open this summer.

The government has pledged its support for the home-grown theme park in the form of grants, interest waiver and delayed debt repayment.

It’s also trying to revitalize the theme park by stepping up facilities nearby amid the efforts to “invigorate the Island South.”

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