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Spice It Up Day & Night at Ocean Park Wet ‘N Wild Panda Mania!

2007-06-14

(Hong Kong, 13 June 2007) – With only a few weeks to go till the people of Hong Kong can meet young pandas Le Le and Ying Ying for the first time, Ocean Park is positively buzzing with energy and excitement in anticipation for the coolest Summer Splash event ever – Ocean Park Wet ‘N Wild Panda Mania, from 1 July to 2 September. What’s more, to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong SAR, all Ocean Park guests can be in for a treat from the “Magnificent 7 Giveaway Mania*", which includes a grand prize of HK$200,700 credit card free spending credit!

 “Wet ‘n Wild Panda Mania is going to be the most exciting party this summer,” says Dr. Allan Zeman, Chairman of Ocean Park. “In addition to the chance to visit our conservation ambassadors, An An, Jia Jia, Le Le and Ying Ying at the newly renovated Giant Panda Habitat, this summer we’ve got thirteen all-new panda-themed attractions, from water rides and foam parties to Broadway-style musical productions. Wet ‘n Wild Panda Mania upholds Ocean Park’s winning blend of quality entertainment, strong conservation values, and family fun, and I can guarantee you’ve never seen anything like it anywhere else!”

Inspired by our panda friends, the team at Ocean Park have let their imagination run wild to deliver the splashiest, bubbliest panda-themed event ever seen in Hong Kong, with a thrilling mix of water games and interactive fun at the Panda’s Wet & Wild Party – presented by Official Telecom Operator PCCW Limited. Send your pulses racing at the adrenaline-packed Wet Sensations water game zone, featuring the Rise ‘n Slide water ride, where you shoot down a bamboo slide as panda mascots cheer you on.

Over at the Bambooistic Foam Party, you can grab a foam-spurting bamboo stick and have a blast under a massive 5-metre high giant panda sculpture, before checking out the one-of-a-kind H²O Maze, where sprinkling surprises are lurking around every corner. Guests can also test their ball-throwing skills at the explosive and interactive Blast Ball Challenge, or venture into the action-packed friendly combat zone at Panda’s Paradise Lost and shoot their way through the obstacles with powerful toy water guns.

 After all the action, guests can sample the selection of authentic Sichuan delicacies, including fiery hot dishes and hometown favourites that are laced with chili and spices. What’s more, over 300 fantastic new panda retail items will be unveiled on top of all the regular goodies to celebrate Panda Mania.

For a spot of relaxation and panda-tastic photo opportunities, guests can head to Panda Mania Panorama and pose in front of the magical Wonder Fountain. The whimsical House of Panda is another must-see for panda lovers, where every piece of furniture and household items have undergone the “Panda à la Mode” treatment.

There will also be an edu-tainment programme at Giant Panda’s Academy for the little ones to sign up for arts and craft workshops, to learn all about the giant pandas, and an extra bonus lesson on the vibrant colours and culture of Sichuan province.

In light of the Handover celebrations, every guest has the chance to be the Star of the Day at Ocean Park throughout the month of July. One lucky winner is picked at random every day to enjoy a full-day of exclusive VIP treatment at the park, including behind-the-scene tours to major attractions, fast-track passes to all exhibits and rides, and a complimentary meal at Bayview Restaurant. Ocean Park is also launching a special discount programme for Hong Kong ID Cardholders, offering 15% admission discount during selected months to holders of HKID cards with a last-digit number matching the lucky number of the month.*

More festive treats are in store at the park with Wild Shows, featuring an electrifying line-up of roving performers, and the fabulous musical production, Panda Extravaganza – presented by SAMSUNG Living Appliances, at Whiskers Theatre. In addition to the Sichuan Masters, we will be joined by the famous eco-stars from Funky Junk, who have been jamming all over the world with instruments fashioned out of recycled materials. Local hip hop dance troupe, Break Beat, will also be spinning and grooving to their boom-bastic urban beats at Lakeside Theatre.

The fun goes on even when the sun sets on Saturday, at Ocean Park Wet ‘n Wild Panda Mania’s Saturday Night Carnival, where revelers can continue the party with festivities, performances, and even wilder rounds of water games under the stars.

Last but certainly not least, for those who simply cannot stop thinking about Hong Kong’s cutest and cuddliest celebrities, they can catch live footage of An An, Jia Jia, Le Le and Ying Ying on their mobile phones, TV screens, computer screens, and telephone screens, the PCCW’s quadruple-play platforms anytime anywhere, an innovative city-wide programme jointly-presented by Ocean Park and PCCW.

What are you waiting for? Get your summer gear ready and join An An, Jia Jia, Le Le and Ying Ying at Ocean Park’s Wet ‘N Wild Panda Mania this summer!

Please refer to enclosed fact sheet for details of the “Magnificent 7 Giveaway Mania”.

Official Telecom Operator PCCW

Fully Supported By SAMSUNG

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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 80 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.