Ocean Park Hong Kong Presents Summer Carnimal 2018
Featuring Animal-themed Grand Parade and StagingAmazing Shows Every Hour
The Voice of Chandigarh News | Travel Trade Reporter
Ocean Park Hong Kong will soon be launching its brand new summer celebration, Summer Carnimal, which will go from 30 June to 2 September. Over a hundred international level elite performers from all over the world will present the biggest ever carnival at Ocean Park, including two different animal-themed grand parades during both the day and night, with tailor-made fine costumes and exquisite giant animal puppets being displayed for the first time.
Additionally, amazing shows will be staged every hour – authentic Caribbean cultural shows that demonstrate superb stunts; various traditional Brazilian acts that are both unique and exciting such as dynamic drum performances; and professional synchronised swimming performances to a national team standard. To get guests in the summer mood, a DJ party and vocal band performance at Aqua City Lagoon will also be staged.
A group of 50 elite performers from overseas will participate in grand parades during both day and night at Ocean Park this summer, presenting a whole new Caribbean Summer Parade and Caribbean Summer Night Parade. Every afternoon, the international performers will dress up in fine costumes with three main themes – marine life, wildlife and birds. Together with stilt walkers and energetic musicians who will be grooving along to a wild beat, the dancers will perform in three high-energy Caribbean Summer Parades at The Water front each day to entertain guests. Guests may spot some familiar faces during the parade, including giant puppets that imitate the Park’s beloved golden snub-nosed monkey, a four-meter tall giraffe and an elegant stonefish. During night-time performances, the professional dancers will change into lit-up costumes and appear glittering in the dark. As they perform in the Caribbean Summer Night Parade in a different style that continues the carnival party, guests will also be able to experience the Park’s unique summer atmosphere at night.
In addition, Ocean Park Summer Carnimal will be staging plenty of other amazing shows and performances during the daytime:Applause Pavilion will introduceViva Spectacular with plenty of difficult tricks and skillsin aSouth American style, all delivered by international award-winning performers;a synchronised swimming team from Canada who perform to anational team standard will entertain at Aqua Kaleidoscope at Ocean Theatre, allowing guests to admire their elegant water ballet up close; Whiskers Wet & Foam Bash and a water playground at Whiskers Harbourwill be available for families to chill out together during the hot summer weather. Mean while street performances all over the Park including traditional Brazilian acts and surprise mob drum performances are sure to bring more joy to guests. At night, there will be a vocal band performance from Party Groove at Aqua City Lagoon and DJ’sBurning Beats at The Waterfront Plaza, playing the best summer songs long into the night. Guests can also feast on summer delicacies and chilled drinks from Lakeside Chill, as well as boost their party look with glowing bubble wands, animal-themed hats and more summertime-limited merchandise, together with a face painting workshop with colourful patterns and designs.
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 organisation, Ocean Park has developed itself to be a world-class attraction connecting people with nature, and gained consistent recognition for its animal husbandry, research and relationship with the community. More than 140 million people have visited Hong Kong’s premier park since its inception, and Ocean Park has remained committed to offering adults and children experiences that blend entertainment with education and conservation. Part of the proceeds from Ocean Park admission tickets and some retail items will go to Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong, to support its wildlife conservation projects. Ocean Park is the 2012 recipient of the highly coveted and prestigious APPLAUSE AWARD, presented by Liseberg Amusement Park. Recognised by the attractions industry worldwide, the award is presented at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Attractions Expo every other year in honour of a theme park for its excellence in management, operations, and creativity. Ocean Park is the first theme park in Asia to win this international award since its inception in 1980.
Ocean Park – Giving Back to the Community
As Hong Kong People’s Park, Ocean Park has launched different community initiatives to enable Hong Kong people from all walks of life to enjoy the Park’s offerings. These initiatives include: 1) concessionary admission for Hong Kong residents on their birthdays, Hong Kong residents aged 65 years and above, and holders of Registration Card for People with Disabilities; and 2) sponsored admission to individuals and members of families receiving assistance from the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Scheme (CSSA), and Social Welfare Department member organizations. The Park also gives donation-in-kind to charitable organizations, offers special rates for school tours, and spearheads many other community caring projects. During the 2016/17 fiscal year, Ocean Park maintained a total of 17 social care programmes, with over 490,000 beneficiaries and an aggregate value to the community equivalent to over HK$201.4 million.