Once again, the popular Hong Kong local theme park Ocean Park Hong Kong increases ticket prices in the new year. The new entrance ticket prices and annual pass fees will be adjusted starting from January 2017 onwards. Ocean Park Hong Kong claimed the latest price increase is due to the rising cost of park expansion (new hotels and new attractions) as well as a significant drop in visitor numbers.
Ocean Park Hong Kong increases ticket prices starting from January
Effective from 1st of January 2017, visitors and fans of Ocean Park Hong Kong have to cope with higher ticket prices. Hence ticket prices for the general daytime admission will increase on average 11%.
Don’t be upset because of the news. Scroll down to the bottom of this article to find out some ways of saving your money on the entrance fees.
The revised Ocean Park Hong Kong ticket prices for 2017
After Ocean Park Hong Kong increases ticket prices, the admission fees have different changes according to different categories.
– New Entrance Tickets Prices :
- Adult tickets : HK$ 438 (was HK$385, HK$ 53 more);
- Children (aged 3-11) tickets : HK$ 219 (was HK$ 193, HK$ 26 more);
- Seniors (aged above 65) and children (aged below 3) – Free Entry;
– New Annual Pass Prices :
- The Ocean Park SmartFun Annual Passes (Gold and Silver) are not affected;
- Adult Gold Ocean Park SmartFun Annual Pass – HK$ 960;
- Children Gold Ocean Park SmartFun Annual Pass – HK$ 480;
- Adult Silver Annual Pass – HK$ 740 (no change);
- Children Silver Annual Pass – HK$ 370 (no change);
This is already the 5th year in a roll that Ocean Park Hong Kong increase ticket prices. Since they are keeping expanding the park and adding new attractions in the past years, the price raising is somehow understandable.
It’s hard to believe the admission price for adult in 2013 was only HK$ 280. Within only a few years the tickets rises over HK$ 150.
Some extra promotions and ways to save money
Promotion for locals – Hong Kong Id Card needed
As a result of price rising, Ocean Park Hong Kong compensates local fans a two-month grace period to cope with the unpleasant decision. Similar to last year’s announcement, Hong Kong residents can enjoy discounts on admission tickets and purchase tickets for the old ticket prices until 28th of February 2017. However, in order to enjoy this promotion, you need to show the Hong Kong ID card.
Discounted / Cheaper entrance tickets for everyone
If you have planned visiting Ocean Park in your itinerary, there are still some ways to save money on entrance tickets.
Do You Know
“As one of the most popular theme parks in Hong Kong, Ocean Park Hong Kong is a great place not only to experience exciting rides, but also to get close to nature and animals.”
“In case you have children to travel with, Ocean Park Hong Kong is a good option in your itinerary.”
“It was troublesome to travel to Ocean Park Hong Kong in the past since bus and taxi were the only public transportation. It usually took over 30-60 min traveling from downtown. Starting from 28th of December 2016, new metro line (South Island Line) is finished. Therefore, it takes only 4 mins traveling time from Admiralty station to Ocean Park station.”
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