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Cool Summer Fun at Ocean Park with "Caribbean Summer Splash 2006" Set Your Senses Free with the Colours & Flavours of a Tropical Paradise


(Hong Kong, 3 July, 2006) - Ocean Park, Hong Kong people’s park, is all set to pull in the crowds with the launch of yet another spectacular interactive entertainment experience. This summer, the beauty and passion of the Caribbean’s splendid tropical islands, can be yours to experience with the "Caribbean Summer Splash 2006", the only event in town where pure imagination and the magic of carnival collide to inspire and thrill the whole family and friends. It opens on 15 July and runs until 3 September 2006.

With summertime just around the corner, the search for fun and a place to cool down is on and Hong Kong's favourite theme park, Ocean Park, is gearing up to the challenge with a turn to the tropical splendors of island life. The explosive sounds and colours of carnival, swashbuckling adventures with mysterious, pistol-wielding pirates and larger than life street performances led by a crowd of giant characters, nimble acrobats and stunning dancers, will set your senses on fire for sure. If things get too hot to handle, Caribbean Splash at the park will soon cool you down with daring water games; be prepared to take the plunge this summer with fun foam parties and water sprays.

Experience the “Caribbean Spectacular”, which celebrates the true spirit of Cuba with a dazzling street fiesta of pure magic, led by a legion of Cuban performers from the famous island nation. Cuban carnival celebrates both tradition and community. Through song, dance and colours Cuban carnival has the power to bring people together and this summer at the park, the magnetic charm of Cuban carnival will inspire you for sure. Come prepared with sequins and glitter, and be sure to dance the conga with family and friends to the hottest rhythms of Caribbean music. Once the show is over, get ready to take pictures of yourself with the fabulous “Caribbean Spectacular” performers, smile and experience the magical allure of Cuba.

“Our Ocean Park team works hard to develop creative and exciting entertainment events to inspire and thrill all our visitors. This year’s "Caribbean Summer Splash 2006", with its Caribbean theme will bring the magic and beauty of the tropical islands to the park, and in my view, the spirit of the Caribbean captures well the new energy of Ocean Park. We have a splendid Summer Splash line-up this year, Cuban Carnival performers, pirates, wild water games and delicious island fare will keep visitors entertained throughout summer. Pure imagination and adventure for the whole family and friends, is what drives this year’s Summer Splash at Ocean Park,” said Dr Allan Zeman, Chairman of Ocean Park.

On “Pirate Island”, watch-dashing pirates with secret treasure island maps prepare to sail the seas in their own pirate ship. Armed and dangerous, gold is most precious to this band of sworn brothers, so be prepared to tackle their centuries old battle skills in a special pirate themed water obstacles game, and watch out for the foam spraying cannon in this battle!

If exploding cannons and calypso rhythms of the mesmerizing “Caribbean Street Carnival” leave you wanting more, then dare to aim high and fly through the air with the not to be missed “Bungee Trampoline”. Energy levels also continue to run high at “The Dancing Fountains”, where dance fever will make you jump for joy, and for those looking for some water magic, be sure to head for the “Misty Slide”. Lets not forget activity for the kids, such as: foam area, dancing fountains, pirate masks, etc…

When the sun sets on Saturdays, the fiesta continues as the whole park is lit up with a flood of lights every Saturday. Imagine, watching your favourite “Dolphin Show” and dancing to the pure rhythms of “Night Carnival” under the beautiful evening sky. Carnival magic with "Caribbean Summer Splash” will both entertain and educate visitors. The true colours and spirit of the tropical islands will come to life at the “Caribbean Paint Academy” where the whole family can learn how to paint colourful Mardi Gras style masks.

Ocean Park’s "Caribbean Summer Splash 2006" will also take food enthusiasts on a great culinary adventure. Throughout the Summer Splash period, The Bayview Restaurant will serve a sizzling array of exotic island dishes, hot and spicy in true island style. Experience the very best in Caribbean traditional island fare, such as Baked Sweet Potato served with Chili Salsa Salad or spice it up with Caribbean Style Spicy Trigger Fish. Food kiosks throughout the park will also offer additional Caribbean foods. As temperatures rise, the excitement of fiesta fun begins at Ocean Park, can you hear the samba playing?

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About Ocean Park
Ocean Park is Hong Kong’s unique home-grown theme park with a heritage of delivering family fun and fond memories. Since its opening in January 1977 as a non-profit organization, Ocean Park has developed itself to be a world-class attraction connecting people with nature, and recognized for its animal husbandry, research and relationship with the community. Over 70 million people have visited Hong Kong's premier park since its inception and Ocean Park has remained committed to offer adults and children experiences that blend entertainment with education and conservation.