Ocean Park is one of the most well-known amusement parks in Hong Kong. My friends and I took the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) from our dorm halls to Ocean Park, where the trains stopped in front of the park. We decided to go on a weekday because it is very crowded, and this is a valuable tip if you do not want to wait in line for rides. The amusement park is huge that we needed to take a cable car to the other side of the park where the rides are. While passing through to the cable cars, we walked into a place called Old Hong Kong. There are many small street food vendors in this area and decorated as how Hong Kong used to look in the past. There were vintage posters and a vehicle showing a classic form of transportation. Once we entered the cable car, the view was very scenic that we could see the ocean and other islands from a distance. After we arrived at the other side of the park, we went straight to the rollercoasters and rides. It was thrilling and fun because it has been a long time since I have been to an amusement park. I was highly grateful my friends and I decided to go on a weekday because after finishing a ride, we could go again without waiting in line.
After going to a couple of attractions, we decided to walk into the seal and penguin exhibit. I was fascinated with this because I had never been this close to the animals. There was a tunnel underwater where I could see seals swimming over us. It is entertaining for children to watch these sea animals. I thought it was a nice touch to the park because it gives a variety of activities for people to do and makes the experience worth it.
Another part of the theme park had carnival games that people could win prizes. There was also an animal exhibit with pandas and arctic foxes, but we did not have the time to visit. When visiting Ocean Park, people should consider going very early to make the most out of the experience. My friends and I arrived in the afternoon and wanted to see more attractions, but the theme park closes at 6 pm. Planning a visit to Ocean Park is a must when traveling to Hong Kong!
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