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Summer Fun Begins at Ocean Park Wet ‘N Wild Panda Mania With Water Rides, Foam Parties, Saturday Night Carnival & More!

2007-06-29

Hong Kong, 28 June 2007 – From 1 July to 2 September, every corner of Ocean Park will be soaked up with Wet ‘n Wild Panda Mania, this summer’s hottest party, brought to you by our team of fun professionals at Ocean Park. In addition to the chance to see young pandas Ying Ying and Le Le for the first time at the renovated Giant Panda Habitat, guests can check out over 13 brand-new panda-themed Summer Splash attractions at Tai Shue Wan Plaza, accompanied by a sizzling line-up of local and international performers and musicians.

Highlights include the original musical production, Panda Extravaganza – presented by Living Appliances, and Panda’s Wet & Wild Party – presented by Official Telecom Operator PCCW Limited, featuring water games, foam parties, giant water slides and more, all specially designed and custom built to world-class standards.

For the ultimate encounter with giant pandas Ying Ying, Le Le, An An and Jia Jia, the Breakfast with Giant Pandas package and the Honorary Giant Panda Keeper animal husbandry programme will be introduced this summer. In addition to a chance to visit the pandas, guests will learn about these fascinating animals from the professional panda keepers, who will share their experience and insight from caring for the pandas every day since they arrived in Hong Kong.

“Ocean Park Wet ‘n Wild Panda Mania is unlike anything you’ve seen anywhere else; all the attractions and ideas are 100% Ocean Park, and that’s something we’re very proud of,” says Mr. Paul Pei, Executive Director, Sales and Marketing, of Ocean Park, “We’re so excited about the public debut of Ying Ying and Le Le, who will be joining An An and Jia Jia as our newest animal conservation ambassadors, and there’s so much to do and see for everyone at Ocean Park throughout the whole summer. Kids will love the water games and rides, and kids-at-heart can party into the night at our Saturday Night Carnival!”

At Panda’s Wet & Wild Party – presented by Official Telecom Operator PCCW Limited, guests can have a blast at Rise ‘n Slide, Bambooistic Foam Party, H²O Maze, Blast Ball Challenge, or venture into the action-packed Panda’s Paradise Lost. More must-see photo spots include the Wonder Fountain, and the whimsical House of Panda.

Wild Shows will provide the soundtrack to Ocean Park Wet ‘n Wild Panda Mania. In addition to the Sichuan Masters performances, the eco-stars from Funky Junk will be jamming throughout the park with instruments made from recycled material.

Over 300 fantastic new panda retail items will be unveiled, along with a spicy selection of Sichuan delicacies, to celebrate Panda Mania. There will also be Japanese cuisine specials in July, and Thai specials in August. And over at Giant Panda’s Academy, the little ones can sign up for arts and craft workshops to learn all about the giant pandas, plus a bonus lesson on the vibrant culture of Sichuan.

Also from now on, you can catch live footage of An An, Jia Jia, Ying Ying and Le Le on mobile phones, TV screens, computer screens, and telephone screens, through PCCW’s quadruple-play platforms, an innovative programme jointly-presented by Ocean Park and PCCW. The “Panda Channel” will be broadcast at www.now.com.hk/panda and www.oceanpark.com.hk.

And finally, to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Hong Kong SAR, all Ocean Park guests stand a chance to win over HK$2 million worth of prizes through the “Magnificent 7 Giveaway Mania”, including Ocean Park Panda’s Lucky Instant Win, Ocean Park Star of the Day, 1997 Birthday Freebies, Wedding Anniversary Giveaway, HKID Card Holders Discount, and Special Edition Admission Tickets. For details, please refer to the enclosed fact sheet.

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

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.