Last month, we went to Ocean Park to celebrate Ness’s birthday! 😀
Ocean Park is an awesome combination of animals, aquariums and a theme park, situated on Hong Kong Island.
The park has won several awards, including the World’s Seventh Most Popular Amusement Park and 33rd Most Visited Tourist Attraction in the World, according to Forbes.
It has been open since 1977 and I haven’t been for over a decade so I couldn’t wait to get in!
The cutest tickets I’ve ever seen! ^.^
Unfortunately it was a bit drizzly, so I bought this sexy little number 😉
First off, we visited the Panda enclosure, which was refreshingly quiet and uncrowded.
Pandas are definitely the coolest animal in my opinion 🙂
As well as these adorable red pandas!
The souvenir shop was dedicated to panda memorabilia and it took a lot of willpower not to buy anything!
I guess I don’t NEED a giant panda cuddly toy or a fluffy red panda rucksack…
We moved onto explore an area which housed many strange looking fish!
I’m pretty sure the top one was labeled as a ‘Pom Pom Fish!’
These bench animals are awesome! 😀
This talking tree has been here since I can remember!
I have a picture with it from when I was really little, but unfortunately all my old photos are in the UK so I can’t show you guys, so here’s one of me now 😀
Once we had made the most of what the entrance side had to offer, we took the cable car over to the other side of the park…
Cable cars always offer spectacular views!
After refueling with some delicious fried chicken, we took a walk around the fairground, which had some awesome prizes…
…and wandered over to the jellyfish exhibition.
They’re so beautiful and peaceful looking that they almost don’t look real!
We rode on the whizzy swings and ferris wheel…
…and visited the sea lions.
Ocean Park also does many animal shows including dolphins and sea lions but unfortunately we missed these, so we’ll have to check it out on our next visit!
Luckily the sun had come out by this point, so we saw some pretty epic views of the park from the slowly rotating Ocean Park Tower.
However the rain came out to play as soon as we came out!
Though this made the water rides much more entertaining!
The bright lights of the fairground look really cool against the rain and gradually darkening sky 🙂
After all the rides, we visited The South and North Pole Encounters.
As the name suggests, wrap up warm!
This walrus was a pretty interesting fellow…
And Ryan finally found his calling in life: Seal Whispering.
At the end of the day, we took the submarine-train back to the entrance and watched the amazing fire and fountains closing show! Unfortunately we didn’t manage to get pictures of either of these, so check out this little homemade video if you fancy 😉
P.S. Ocean Park is free entry on your birthday, so grab your friends – there’s something for everyone; whether you’re a thrill seeker and/or animal enthusiast! ^.^