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Ocean Park Lunar Lucky Fiesta 2008


(31 January 2008, Hong Kong) "We are ready," said Ocean Park Chief Executive Tom Mehrmann today, at a festive luncheon to ring in the Year of the Rat with a taste of the colourful celebrations and cultural extravaganza of this year's Ocean Park Lunar Lucky Fiesta.

"The Year of the Pig was a year of resounding success at Ocean Park, filled with record-breaking achievements; we are deeply grateful for the continued support from the Hong Kong people and all our guests, and we look forward to bringing them even more fun and surprises in the Year of the Rat," said Mr. Mehrmann.

"We are constantly seeking new ways to delight our guests with fresh ideas, products and services," continued Mr. Mehrmann. "For this year's Lunar Lucky Fiesta, the entire park will be brimming with more than 88 festive attractions, 188 auspicious dishes, and 88 new retail items. Most importantly, we are committed to our core value of 'Connecting People with Nature', and we look forward to welcoming guests this Lunar New Year with world-class attractions, such as the green celebration float for the Chinese New Year parade, as well as our animal ambassadors, here at Ocean Park."

From 2 through 17 February, every corner of the Park will be bursting with colorful celebrations, traditional Chinese festivities and world-acclaimed entertainment. At Tai Shue Wan’s Festive Sensation on Ice, there are the headlining ice-skating extravaganza, Ice Spectacular!; Golden Glitter Ice Palace - presented by PRO CAM-FIS, a sub-zero labyrinth shimmering with ice sculptures of lunar icons; the Ocean Park debut of Ladies' Dragon Dance, an all-female dance troupe hailing from Yunnan province; and the Park's Celebration of Re-Creation Lunar New Year float - made with over 40,000 pieces of recycled materials - for the 2008 Chinese New Year night parade.

Throughout the Headland and Lowland, guests will experience a vibrant lineup of star-studded Parkwide Shows, including the Ladies' Dragon Dance, Lion Dance, and Gods on stilts to greet you with Luck, Prosperity and Longevity. Guests can then head to the House of Blessings for an all-in-one showcase of Lunar goodwill, where they can spin the wheel of fortune, or hit the lucky drum to kick start a lucky new year, before exploring other auspicious Lunar icons for memorable photo opportunities.

Chinese Arts & Crafts Workshops will also be set up throughout the Headland and Lowland, offering an eye-opening showcase of traditional Chinese culture, from fortune-telling to the time-honoured craft of "grasshopper-knitting". Furthermore, the iconic God of Fortune will be roving around with lai-sees to bring you good fortune.

Younger guests can check out Kid's Dancing Lion Academy, where they can sign up for lessons in traditional lion and dragon dance, and try their hand at making unique Chinese folk arts and crafts.

And last but not least, everyone is invited to try out their lunar luck at the Ocean Park Golden Rat Lucky Draw, with fabulous prizes totaling about HK$8,000,000. Top prizes include pure gold figurines, top-of-the-line refrigerators, plasma HDTV, notebook computer, five-star holiday for two to Bangkok, mobile phones, banquet dinners, Ocean Park annual passes, and more.

Ocean Park Lunar Lucky Fiesta kicks off on 2 February and lasts through17 February, opening daily from 10am to 7pm between 2 and 6 February, and opening from 9:30am to 8pm between 7 and 17 February.

Outfits and Gears at Golden Glitter Ice Palace sponsored by

PRO CAM-FIS   Wind-Stopper

Ocean Park Golden Rat Lucky Draw sponsored by

Haagen-Dazs Samsung Sasa Tai Tin

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About Ocean Park
Ocean Park is Hong Kong’s unique homegrown 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 85 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.