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Ocean Park Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Birthday Party-themed Float and the Debut of Cute Series Mascots “Whiskers and Friends” Lunar Lucky Fiesta Enlightens the Year of the Rooster with an Array of Festive Offerings

2017-01-13

In commemoration of the Park’s 40th Anniversary, Ocean Park has specially designed a celebration float with the design based on a birthday party theme to participate in the 2017 Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade, hosted by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, to spread Chinese New Year greetings to everyone in town. A cute series of new mascots, Whiskers and Friends, will also be introduced to the public for the first time to celebrate this special occasion, and wish everyone a happy Year of the Rooster!    
 
The design concept of this year’s float originates from the idea of a mobile gallery, with varying sizes of film reels and LED screen mounted on the float to display photos and videos of memorable moments created at Ocean Park throughout the years. The Park’s cute series of new mascots, Whiskers and Friends, in the form of fibre-glass installations, will make its first public appearance on-board the float, while Whiskers will be present to personally share his blessings with the audience. The parade team will include a large birthday cake, giant animal-shaped inflatables, and energetic performances by dancers and stilt performers in colourful party costumes to liven up the atmosphere, and beckon the audience to join the fun-filled festivity.
 
Vivian Lee, Executive Director, Sales and Marketing of Ocean Park, said “We specially designed a birthday party-themed float to give everyone an opportunity to reminisce about the wonderful times they have spent with their friends and families at the Park over the past 40 years. The cute series of new mascots will add vibrancy to the parade as they lead the audience into the Year of the Rooster, while spreading conservation messages.”
 
From 28 January to 12 February 2017, Ocean Park Lunar Lucky Fiesta will present guests with a series of exciting shows and decorations to welcome a prosperous and lucky Year of the Rooster. At the Waterfront Plaza, guest can take a stroll through the Lunar Floral Garden, and capture happy moments in front of festive decorations, including golden roosters, fortune wheels, and drums that symbolize prosperity to herald the coming of the Chinese New Year! For those who wish to boost their wealth and happiness, they can walk up and down the Golden Blossom Lane, and visit the God of Wealth at the Golden Palace of Fortune to receive red packets filled with in-park coupons and sweet treats.
 
To fill the Park with a lively and festive atmosphere, a variety of ecstatic seasonal shows will be staged at various corners of the Park. Mr. Rooster’s Stunt Show, a comedy act performed at Old Hong Kong, will leave guests alternately gasping with wonder and laughter. They can also dance into the New Year with the powerful beats and skillful manoeuvres showcased in the Lucky Lunar Dragon Dance at Thrill Mountain and Polar Adventure, as well as the Feisty New Year Lion Dance moving between Waterfront Plaza, Polar Adventure and Old Hong Kong. Also featured will be two traditional Chinese performances, the New Year’s Maskstravaganza and Kung Fu Master.

The well-acclaimed Cyber Illusion Spectacular will continue to amaze guests during the Lunar Lucky Fiesta. Themed around illusion, magic and wonder, the show features breathtaking magic acts performed by world-class illusionists on a futuristic stage with walls of LED lights, including double levitation acts, lightning-fast costume change mixed with ballroom dance and escape from cages. This Lunar New Year extravaganza is set to wow audiences as they begin a fantastic new year!