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Ocean Park Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 4:13 am
by Erik Johnson
Hey everybody!

This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Ocean Park, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Page.

Official Park Website

Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!

July 23rd, 2005 - Ocean Park from the road in 1996 - SEE BELOW!

June 18th, 2009 - Red Pandas at Ocean Park
November 5th, 2009 - Ocean Park looking to expand

March 31st, 2010 - Ocean Park to have 3D display at Expo 2010 in Xintiandi, Shanghai
June 14th, 2010 - Ocean Park's Funnicular transports 3 million guests
August 19th, 2010 - New looping coaster expected as part of major expansion plans

January 7th, 2011 - The 'mysterious yellow track' gets built at Ocean Park!
January 18th, 2011 - New coaster to be named 'Hair Raiser,' floorless ride confirmed
January 19th, 2011 - The Dragon refurbishment brings the coaster a colorful new paint scheme
February 17th, 2011 - A look at Hair Raiser from the mountainside
June 20th, 2011 - Hair Raiser now testing!
November 22nd, 2011 - Hair Raiser has quite the view!
February 17th, 2011 - A look at Hair Raiser from the mountainside
December 15th, 2011 - Hair Raiser footage, record growth & new expansions!

July 15th, 2012 - Polar Adventure's opening marks end of park redevelopment efforts
September 3rd, 2012 - Park retires SkyStar balloon ride following accident

January 10th, 2013 - Hotel, Water Park & more set for new expansion
January 21st, 2013 - Penguins lead a unique lifestyle at Ocean Park
March 27th, 2013 - Ocean Park launches backstage tours
May 26th, 2013 - Ocean Park looking to develop a new Koala attraction

December 17th, 2017 - High winds cause cable cars to strand visitors high cold weather

Original Post:

I got to travel to Hong Kong back in 1996. While I was not able to go to Ocean Park, I was able to take these two pictures of the cable ride as I was driving by. I hope with Robb's upcoming trip he will take many more pictures for us to enjoy.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 4:29 am
by crispy
wow, beatiful area

Red Panda in Oceanpark Hongkong

PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:58 pm
by perry1234
Red Panda is far from the China's giant panda.The Red Panda, also called the Firefox or Lesser Panda (Latin name: Ailurus fulgens, "shining cat"), is a mostly herbivorous mammal, specialized as a bamboo feeder. It is slightly larger than a domestic cat (40 - 60 cm long, 3 - 6 kg weight). The Red Panda is endemic to the Himalayas in Bhutan, southern China, Pakistan, India, Laos, Nepal, and Burma. There is an estimated population of fewer than 2,500 mature individuals. Their population continues to decline due to habitat fragmentation. In Oceanpark of Hong Kong, there is a park specially for red panda. [/img]

PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:36 am
by ECZenith
OoOoOooo I always thought these were cool.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:01 am
by Electerik
Just saw one of these guys a couple of weeks ago at the Knoxville Zoo!

PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:59 am
by Mochtroid
I saw one of those at the Minnesota Zoo, they were adorable.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:03 pm
by bigstevet07
I just saw two of them right here, on TPR! (start cheap "pop" from crowd)

In all seriousness, I've never seen one other than these pictures. The Omaha zoo doesn't have them even though they are rated 3rd among US zoos. At least that was a couple of years ago.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:07 pm
by dandaman
Was he voiced by Dustin Hoffman?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:05 pm
by TheRapidsNerd
Here's a red little buddy from the Memphis Zoo too.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:10 pm
by atem122
Those are adorable, they have them at the Santa Barbara zoo too