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Ocean Park Summer Splash 2017 Evokes Nostalgia for Summertimes Gone by Indulge in the Bliss of Water Fun, Sand Art and LT Ducks

2017-06-29

As part of Ocean Park’s year-long 40th anniversary celebrations, this year's Ocean Park Summer Splash will take guests on a trip down memory lane to revisit their childhood summertime. From 1 July to 27 August 2017, guests will be mesmerised by an exhilarating wave of summer activities and attractions. Hot happenings include Hong Kong’s largest-ever sand sculptures created by celebrated US sculptor Ray Villafane, especially for Ocean Park Summer Splash; an exclusive collaboration with classic home-grown brand LT Duck that will bring thousands of yellow rubber ducks to the Park, various water-splashing attractions and not-to-be-missed mouth-watering snacks to help beat the heat this summer.
 
Matthias Li, Chief Executive of Ocean Park, said, "Ocean Park is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, with the theme of ‘Making Memories’. With Summer Splash, we would like to transport guests back to the happy memories they had as kids, as well as invite them to make new memories with loved ones this summer at our exciting array of limited-time attractions. We are particularly delighted to be partnering with LT Duck, from famous toy legend Mr L.T. Lam, to bring flocks of his much-loved adorable, yellow rubber ducks to Ocean Park for the first time. This will no doubt bring back some fond nostalgia across different generations."
 
Remember the First Touch of Warm Sand
This year's summer fun will feature a fun-filled Wet & Wild Sand Party which will turn Applause Pavilion into an exuberant summer beach. Famous sculptor Ray Villafane and his team will build three gigantic sand sculptures, including Hong Kong’s largest one to date – a 153-square-metre wide and 6-metre tall installation, featuring Ocean Park's signature rides and animal ambassadors. Guests can see how these mind-blowing, giant sand sculptures come to life during Sand Art Mastery Live, and even have the chance to dig their hands into some sand to unleash their creativity at DIY Sandbox workshops. For water excitement, be prepared to get wet at the thrilling water-splashing games such as Wild Foam Zone, Mega Gush and Super Spray Tunnel.
Relive Childhood Bath Time Fun with LT Duck
Tapping into everyone's childhood memories of bath time, Ocean Park’s collaboration with iconic toy label LT Duck will see Whiskers Harbour brimming with the famous ducks. A total of 6,500 cute yellow rubber ducks will be bathing in the Duckie Family Pond, as well as on show at many selfie spots. For a truly complete experience, a series of LT Duck-themed savory and sweet delights will be available, including a generous-sized LT Duck Trio Lemon Macaron Filled with Fresh Fruits, a 35-ounce LT Duck Soda Bucket that is perfect for sharing and LT Duck Snack Boxes at Aqua City Bakery and selected food kiosks. Not-to-be-missed are the Duckie DIY Corner and pop-up Little Duckie Store, where guests can make their own LT Ducks with personalised messages and find lovely souvenirs to take home as keepsakes.
 
Refresh the Palate with Summer Specials and Goodies
In conjunction with the summer happenings, Ocean Park will take taste buds on a journey of appetising delights at Neptune's and Tuxedos Restaurants. The four-course Midsummer Breeze Menu presents hearty summer dishes featuring in-season fruits and vegetables, topped off with beach-themed Panda Haagen-DazsTM Strawberry Ice Cream with Butter Cookies. Other options such as Japanese Cold Soba and Iced Mango Skewer at food kiosks will be the best light treats for guests to quench the thirst before continuing on to enjoy the array of Summer Splash activities to the full. Hungrier folks should head to the Lakeside BBQ Fest, which offers sizzlingly juicy items on the banks of the beautiful lagoon, or the Summer Seafood Delight Semi-Buffet Dinner featuring sustainable seafood including Alaskan king crab leg, Australian lobster and more at Neptune's Restaurant .
 
Explore the Colourful World of Marine Life at Grand Aquarium
The Park’s summer-only snorkelling programme Grand Aquarium Exploration is returning in July, allowing guests to become immersed in the Park’s signature attraction. Led by a professional diver, guests will encounter colourful coral fishes such as shy butterflyfish, painted triggerfish, blue-stripped snapper, fusilier and angelfish. They will also learn about marine life and conservation. Companion package for two participants will be available for weekday programme and guests can register online at the Ocean Park website.
 
Enjoy the Summer Vibes Away from the Scorching Heat
Ocean Park will also launch its Summer Night promotion starting from 14 July, with extended operating hours on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, to offer guests additional time to enjoy the refreshing attractions. From 14 July to 27 August (except 26 August), guests can enjoy the summer vibes away from the scorching heat with a close-to-50% discount for admission after 5 p.m., while daytime guests can continue to enjoy the Park’s attractions and facilities until 9 p.m.,  at no additional charge. Lakeside BBQ Fest and some attractions and facilities at The Waterfront will remain open until 11 p.m. Summer Night admission tickets will be available at 7-Eleven stores, the Ocean Park Ticketing Office and website. Holders can also enjoy a one-off discount with value up to HK$50 upon presenting the night time ticket at the Lakeside BBQ Fest. For those looking for an indoor place to cool off, the Summer Seafood Delight Semi-Buffet Dinner Package will also be available on weekends during Summer Night promotion. Guests can enter the Park after 5 p.m. to enjoy the Park’s attractions and the delectable Summer Seafood Delight Semi-Buffet Dinner at Neptune’s Restaurant, where they can savour a range of sustainable seafood including Alaskan king crab leg, Australian lobster and more, alongside the magnificent view of Grand Aquarium’s main tank as the backdrop.
 
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