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A First Glimpse of Ocean Park’s “Aqua City” CNY Celebration Float

2011-01-31

(Hong Kong – 31 January 2011) To join the public in celebrating the arrival of the Year of the Rabbit, Ocean Park will be showcasing the Ocean Park Aqua City Float at the Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade hosted by the Hong Kong Tourism Board on 3 February 2011. This year, the float design is based on the theme of Aqua City, the newly launched flagship theme zone of Ocean Park. Come see the wonderful Aqua City float to celebrate the auspicious New Year!

True to the Park’s commitment to environmental conservation, the float is constructed using green materials, including recycled materials and energy-saving LEDs, to present the beauty of the ocean, the new flagship Grand Aquarium, with manta rays and hammerhead sharks, as well as the new Symbio! show. To help heighten the festive mood, a group of performers dressed up as marine animals will be dancing alongside the Float to deliver well wishes to the public.

During 3 to 13 February 2011, Ocean Park will present the most earthshaking festive rhythms in Hong Kong this Chinese New Year with its Lunar Lucky Fiesta event. Apart from enjoying the new flagship theme zone Aqua City for the world-class Grand Aquarium and the spectacular Symbio! show, guests will be thrilled by rousing drum performances by the internationally-acclaimed An Zhishun Percussion Troupe from Shaanxi. The Waterfront Plaza will be transformed into a dynamic Paradise of a Thousand Drums, where guests will be entertained by The Divine Percussionists, a dramatic drumming performance by the An Zhishun Percussion Troupe from Shaanxi. Led by Mr. An, revered as the “King of Drums” and the “Beethoven of Chinese Percussion”, the eleven daily performances will feature nearly 1,000 drums on a drum-shaped stage, bringing heart-pounding excitement to the Chinese New Year. The Troupe will perform their award-winning “Six Steeds of the Tang Dynasty”, a piece that pays tribute to Tang Dynasty emperor Taizong and his six legendary horses, as well as their signature “Dragon in the Sky”, which creatively combines heritage arts from the Shaanxi region to venerate the indefatigable spirit of the Chinese people.

Also at the Waterfront, kids will have a blast at Whiskers’ Harbour, where there will be a drum-making workshop to keep their hands busy. They can also try the interactive touch-screen games to learn about drumming. The Park has plenty of other offerings to get everyone into the mood of the New Year, including lion and dragon dance performances. The God of Wealth will also be on hand to give out red packets and scores of Golden Beautiful Bunnies will bring good luck to everyone.

If you need more information about the Aqua City Float and “Ocean Park Lunar Lucky Fiesta” event programme, please contact Ocean Park’s Guest Relations Department at 3923 2323.

Photo 1: Ocean Park Aqua City Float
Photo 1: Ocean Park Aqua City Float
Photo 2 & 3: Ocean Park mascots Whiskers and James and fellow performers pose in front of the Float
Photo 2 & 3: Ocean Park mascots Whiskers and James and fellow performers pose in front of the Float