World best theme park: HK Ocean Park

Tourists watch fish in the Ocean Park in Hong Kong, south China, May 29, 2012. The Hong Kong Ocean Park was awarded as the world best theme park recently. Photos: Xinhua

 

Ocean Park Hong Kong, commonly known as Ocean Park, is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, animal theme park and amusement park, situated in Wong Chuk Hang and Nam Long Shan in the Southern District of Hong Kong. Opened in 1977 by the then Governor of Hong Kong Sir Murray MacLehose, Ocean Park has grown to about 35 attractions and rides. The park has won several awards, including The World's Seventh Most Popular Amusement Park and 33rd Most Visited Tourist Attractions in the World by Forbes.

 

Ocean Park claims that it received 6.95 million visitors in 2011, awarding it the position of the world's 12th most visited theme park by annual attendance.

 

File photo taken on Jan. 1, 2012 shows the cartoon characters at the 35th anniversary celebration of the Ocean Park in Hong Kong, south China.


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