Halloween 2014 is coming up and Hong Kong’s Ocean park is celebrating the Ocean Park Halloween Fest 2014. In fact, Halloween is actually not a traditional holiday in Hong Kong. However, in recent years it becomes more popular and gives a reason for both adults and kids getting some fun on this holiday.
Ocean Park Halloween Fest 2014
The Ocean Park Halloween Fest in Hong Kong Ocean Park has been one of the best places to celebrate this western festival in Hong Kong. Ocean Park’s annual Halloween Fest has been very popular among young adults. As a result it reached a level of not only be legendary, but also became an institution itself. In previous years, Ocean Park managed to find first-class collaboration (e.g. Wyman Wong in 2012). This collaboration took Halloween celebrations to a completely new level.
Highlights of the Ocean Park Halloween Fest 2014
This year, Ocean Park invited movie director Juno Mak to design the Ocean Park Halloween Fest 2014. Maybe you are not familiar with Juno Mak. However, maybe you know his blockbuster Rigor Mortis which won the Best Visual Effects at the Hong Kong Film Awards. You can be assured that his design will bring some terrifying ambience. Furthermore, nine unique experiences at seven haunted attractions wait to be discovered and explored. This includes some of the movie’s most iconic scenes such as Room 2442, vampire making at Auntie Mui’s home, vampire hunter having dinner with spirits and the grim corridor. But wait. There is even more to come. Over 30 actors perform ghosts, ghouls and other characters from the movie. Popular characters include Auntie Mui, the ghastly twin sisters, Celestial Master Yau and the security guard Uncle Yin.
Double the Fun, Double the Fear
The Ocean Park Halloween Fest 2014 also introduces a new Halloween concept of transforming attractions with Double the Fun, Double the Fear. One of the transforming attractions is the Forest of Legends. This attraction transforms into the Forest of Doom at night. As a Halloween lover you have a chance to experience two different kinds of settings. It depends what time of the day you visit this attraction. So make sure to visit the transforming attractions and plan some time for the day as well as the night experiences.
Highlights of the intense scary Ocean Park Halloween Fest 2014 are the H14 (restricted class), Rigor Mortis LIVE, Chinese MAD-ICINE Hall, Horror-Wood Studios and the Forest of Doom. Other lite spooky attractions include Eerie Nippon Journey, Forest of Legend, Phantom Studios and many performing side shows.
Doraemon Halloween Party
Aside from the intense scary attractions, Ocean Park announced Asia’s first collaboration with popular Japanese cartoon character Doraemon during the Halloween Fest 2014. For the first time ever Doraemon have its own themed Halloween attraction. Doraemon Halloween Party is primarily designed for families with kids. However, you don’t need to worry. Even as a lover of the cartoon you can also visit Doraemon House of Gadgets. This attraction features his favorite gadgets such as the Time Machine or Anywhere Door. In addition, you are able to meet his gang of characters. Furthermore, there is a Doraemon themed restaurant (Neptune’s Restaurant). It seems that there is a special Doraemon X Ocean Park Halloween Fest Set Menu. Finally, there will be a wide range of special designed Doraemon-themed Halloween merchandise including T-Shirts, coin bags and plush toys.
Special Halloween Restaurants and Dishes
Another highlight of this year’s Halloween are the special Halloween decorations and dishes. The Ocean Park restaurant Café Ocean transforms into the Hall of Returning Spirits (don’t be scared when a ghost or ghoul will serve your food) while Tuxedos Restaurant will have some special treats and dishes served in a coffin.
Ticket Prices for the Ocean Park Halloween Fest 2014:
Ocean Park Daytime Admission Ticket:
Adults: HK$ 320 (students: HK$ 262)
Children (aged 3-11): HK$ 160 (students: HK$ 131)
In addition to the normal Ocean Park Daytime Admission Ticket, there will be a special Halloween Fest Premium Ticket available. Holders of the Halloween Fest Premium Ticket can get admission to all day-and-night Halloween attractions with priority access to 16 attractions, a HK$ 100 in-park coupon pack and a special Halloween souvenir.
Halloween Fest Premium Ticket:
Adults: HK$ 628
Children (aged 3-11): HK$ 314
Where to buy tickets for the Ocean Park Halloween Fest 2014
Tickets can be purchased at the Ocean Park Main Entrance, at all 7-Eleven Stores and at the Ocean Park Online Ticketing System.
Please note: The Halloween Fest Premium Tickets cannot be purchased at 7-Eleven stores.
When does the Ocean Park Halloween Fest 2014 start?
The Ocean Park Halloween Fest 2014 takes place on every Friday to Sunday from October 1st to October 31st, 2014. In addition, you have a chance to experience the Halloween Fest 2014 on the following days: October 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30 and of course 31.
The Ocean Park theme park opens from 10:00am to 10:00pm on Halloween Days. Most of the Halloween attractions and activities start at 1:00pm.