Ocean Park Hong Kong introduced an adjusted pricing structure effective from September 1st, 2013 onwards. The famous and popular Ocean Park theme park expanded its number of rides, attractions and shows to over 85 during the last 2 years. Due to the expansion of the theme park, Ocean Park experienced a 33% increase in operating costs as additional staff and resources were needed to operate the park. As a result ticket prices will increase roughly 15% and it was just a question of time when Ocean Park would increase their pricing structure (especially after their main competitor Hong Kong Disneyland already increases their ticket prices in March 2013.
The new ticket prices are HK$ 320 for an adult (was HK$ 280) and HK$ 160 for children aged 3-11 (was HK$ 140). Children below 3 years as well as senior citizens with a valid HKID can enter the park for free.
In addition, Ocean Park Hong Kong adjusted the pricing structure for their SmartFun Annual Passes as well. Effective January 1st, 2014 visitors who would like to purchase the Silver and Gold SmartFun Annual Passes need to dig deeper in their pockets and have to coup with a 15% increase of admission fees. The Silver SmartFun Annual Passes (which allows unlimited daytime admission to Ocean Park from Mondays to Fridays and before noon on Saturdays, throughout the year excluding public holidays and special night events) will increase to HK$ 740 (was HK$ 660) for adults and HK$ 370 (was HK$ 330) for children aged between 3 to 11. The Gold SmartFun Annual Passes (which allows unlimited admission to Ocean Park throughout the year) will increase to HK$ 960 (was HK$ 840) for adults and HK$ 480 (was HK$ 420) for children aged 3 to 11. Fulltime students aged 12 and above can obtain the Gold SmartFun Annual Pass for HK$ 670 (was HK$ 580).
Last but not least, Ocean Park Hong Kong announces a special promotion for Hong Kong residents. During the first two months (e.g. September and October 2013) Hong Kong residents can enjoy a 15% discount when purchasing a full priced adult or child admission ticket.