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    Red face Going to OCEAN PARK on my BIRTHDAY.. Need advice

    Hi Friends,

    My birthday is coming and I am going Ocean Park on my birthday because my friend told me that it is free on birthday.
    This will be my first trip to ocean park.

    I like some genuine advice from you all friends like :

    1- When should I reach there ?
    2 - What items should I carry for trip ?
    3 - What are main attractions I can enjoy there ?
    4 - On free birthday entry, what others things still I have to pay ?
    5 - What things should I take care of ?

    OR any other advice is also most welcome.

    Thanks in advance


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    Quote Originally Posted by aisankit
    Hi Friends,

    My birthday is coming and I am going Ocean Park on my birthday because my friend told me that it is free on birthday.
    This will be my first trip to ocean park.
    Yes, it's free on your birthday, you just need to show your HKID.

    1- When should I reach there ?
    - be there just before the gates open

    2 - What items should I carry for trip ?
    - water bottle, some light snacks, maybe an umbrella (for both sun and rain)
    - comfortable shoes, you will be walking ALOT
    - a small towel, you might get wet on some rides
    - hat, for sun protection
    - camera and/or smartphone camera if good enough

    3 - What are main attractions I can enjoy there ?
    - rides or animals, or both, you can make a long, full day of it, check their website for a map and plan before you go
    - I recommend you go straight to the cable car immediately after arrival, do the "top" of the park first
    - check the timetables for any shows you might want to see and plan around that

    4 - On free birthday entry, what others things still I have to pay ?
    - food, drinks, tickets for anyone else visiting with you

    5 - What things should I take care of ?
    - crowds, be prepared
    - try to pack light, as you will be walking alot you really don't want to carry too much stuff
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    1. At park opening at 10am. Don't go up the mountain before 11am. I suggest you start at the aquarium, then take the train up the mountain, and cable car down.
    2. A bottle of water
    3. Get a park map. To each his own.
    4. No extra fees unless you want fast track.
    5. Just go and enjoy yourself.


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    I just went last SAT, it was a nightmare, on your special day I would think of better places to go

    Every ride had 30-45 mins wait as signed but it was close to 1 hour, HELL I even lined up 45 mins to buy feckin McDonals FFS.
    Bus loads of Tourist Group Mainlanders keep arriving every few mins. My mate even asked me If we were in fact in Shenzhen.

    If you insist on going get there as early as possible, head straight on the cable car to go to the other side. Enjoy the rides up on the hill before the bus loads of tourist arrive. Leave Ocean Park before 3 pm

    All rides are FREE, only thing you need to pay for is drinks and foods.


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    Thanks for the reply.

    I am going on Thursday, so maybe less crowd.

    Should I take lunch with me ?

    Inside ocean park which rides are free ?

    Which are places rides are must cover first because I am assuming everything will not cover in 1 day ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckster007
    I just went last SAT, it was a nightmare, on your special day I would think of better places to go

    Every ride had 30-45 mins wait as signed but it was close to 1 hour, HELL I even lined up 45 mins to buy feckin McDonals FFS.
    Bus loads of Tourist Group Mainlanders keep arriving every few mins. My mate even asked me If we were in fact in Shenzhen.

    If you insist on going get there as early as possible, head straight on the cable car to go to the other side. Enjoy the rides up on the hill before the bus loads of tourist arrive. Leave Ocean Park before 3 pm

    All rides are FREE, only thing you need to pay for is drinks and foods.
    Thanks for reply..
    You said leave Ocean Park before 3 pm. Why ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aisankit
    Thanks for the reply.

    I am going on Thursday, so maybe less crowd.

    Should I take lunch with me ?

    Inside ocean park which rides are free ?

    Which are places rides are must cover first because I am assuming everything will not cover in 1 day ?
    Should I take lunch with me ?
    No

    Inside ocean park which rides are free ?
    All

    Which are places rides are must cover first because I am assuming everything will not cover in 1 day ?
    That's up to what you like... no one can answer that for you

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    Is there anything I have to book online in advance ?

    Where I should head up just after arrival to OP ? cable car or train ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by aisankit
    Is there anything I have to book online in advance ?

    Where I should head up just after arrival to OP ? cable car or train ?
    study the ocean park website

    take the cable car UP and the train DOWN

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    Quote Originally Posted by aisankit
    Is there anything I have to book online in advance ?

    Where I should head up just after arrival to OP ? cable car or train ?
    No booking in advance, just get your ticket there. You need proof that it's your birthday, so make sure to bring your HKID.

    The rides at the top don't open until 11am. So spend an hour seeing the aquarium first. Then take the train as there will be a long line for the cable car by then.

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