Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Ocean Park Hong Kong - Day 3 & 4

Share this article: Facebook Twitter Stumble Upon Digg This del.icio.us Reddit

On our 3rd day we went to Ocean Park Hong Kong. David's fever didn't come back anymore and everyone was excited. We arrived in Ocean Park at about 10 in the morning. The park just opened and there wasn't too many people yet.

The plan was to go through the rides in the morning, since it was always sunny in the morning, and then go see the Panda and the Grand Aquarium in the afternoon, when it was sure to rain.

So we did just that. We rode the cable car going to the other half of the theme park where all the rides are.

Our first ride was the Ocean Park Tower. This gives us a good view of this side of the park.

There are a couple small exhibits in this side of the park. The first one we went to is the The Chinese Sturgeon Aquarium.

After the aquariums, we rode the Ferris Wheel.

My wife and I rode the Dragon ride while the kids ate ice cream with their lola. This was the only thrill ride we were able to go to.

After this we went to the Sea Jelly Spectacular Exhibit. This is where Manila Ocean Park got their inspiration for the Jelly Exhibit back in Manila.

Right after the Sea Jelly Exhibit, we went to the Bayview Restaurant which was totally packed! We had to get a number to get a seat and there were about 20 people before us. So we decided to just go and find another one, thinking there was another restaurant above it. So we went up, and found the cable cars going back to the other side of the park. We asked a maintenance crew how to go up to the Terrace Cafe, which on the map says was right on top of Bayview Restaurant. The maintenance crew impatiently told us that we had to go in through the restaurant to go to the cafe. So we went in and at that exact time, our number was called. Problem solved!

After we ate, my son and I went to the bumper car ride while the rest of the family finished their food. It started drizzling while we were lined up for the bumber cars, but still were able to finish it. We went back to the group and we decided to ride the Cable car back to the other side of the park.

While we were in the Cable Cars, the rain started pouring! Good thing we brought our Disneyland rain coats. We put them on then went straight to the Panda Exhibit. While we were in there, it rained harder and harder. They had to stop all the rides including the Cable Cars. The panda exhibit was packed with people waiting out the rain. The sound of the rain hitting the glass roof was deafening. It even woke up the Pandas, which, I admit, made it more exciting.

After about an hour, the rain stopped.

We decided to go to the Grand Aquarium before it rained again. The line to the Grand Aquarium started building up when we got there and people started getting impatient. A lot of them, mostly old chinese tourists, started cutting in line. We had to block their way to stop them from getting in front of us. Some had the nerve go through the ropes until the guards came in and forced them out of the line. It was a mess, but the Aquarium was awesome!

I ran out of batteries in the middle of the aquarium so I only had these pictures.

The next day, we still had time to do some shopping in the morning before our flight back to Manila at 6pm. We just went around Harbor City until about 1pm and went back to the hotel.

Left the hotel at about 2 for the airport and then back to Manila by 8pm.

2 Comments

Brock   Rain seems to follow you everywhere.
December 7, 2012, 8:41 am

divider

 

Name
E-mail
Web
Random Images
img 0393 from Taal VolcanoIMG 9076 from S17 Get TogetherCocobelle Apparel 4 from Cocobelle Apparelimg 3257 from Bolinao, Holyweek 2005CanyonCoveDuskBeach from PanoramasIMG 3273 from Bolinao, Holyweek 2005IMG 3979 from November Holiday 200517th Hot Air Balloon 2661 from 17th Hot Air BalloonIMG 2823 from Fiesta ng San Juan, Parada ng Lechon
IMG 0147 from Lee Boutique HotelIMG 1311 filtered from New Year CelebrationIMG 2324 from Syd Uyking BaptismalIMG 9662 from Baguio, Feb 2007CRW 3019 from Holy Week 2005Poop eating contest from Baby ShowerNewYear0506-88 from Holiday Season 2005IMG 0218 350D from Labor Day Weekend 2005 - TagaytayIMG 7369 from Shooting Gallery
All images are owned and copyright by John Marcel Lainez. If you are interested in using any of the images, please click here.
Copyright 2006-2011 by John Marcel Lainez. All rights reserved. Developed and Maintained by JML Internet Solutions.
Articles
 12.29.13. Thunderbird Resorts, Rizal
 12.29.13. The Angono Petroglyphs
 11.18.13. Typhoon Haiyan, not the most devastating storm to hit Tacloban.
 06.19.12. Ocean Park Hong Kong - Day 3 & 4
 06.18.12. Hong Kong Disneyland - Day 2
 06.18.12. Hong Kong Trip - Day 1
 04.28.12. Pet Shops in Quezon City
 04.19.12. The Mind Museum
 04.13.12. Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort
 03.16.12. Hot Air Balloon Festival, Clark, Pampanga
 12.04.11. Ice Cream Challenge
 12.03.11. Nomama Artisanal Ramen
 11.24.11. Lee Boutique Hotel, Tagaytay
 11.14.11. Manila Ocean Park
 11.12.11. Paradizoo
 11.07.11. Taal Vista Lodge, still the best
 11.05.11. Sango The Burger Master
 07.01.11. Singapore Day 4
 07.01.11. Singapore Day 3
 06.30.11. Singapore Day 1 & 2
 03.24.11. Conversation with a Spammer
 02.09.11. Black Ghost Knife Fish Behaving Oddly
 01.18.11. Johnny Rockets - Tomas Morato, Quezon City
 01.10.11. Enchanted Kingdom - EKstreme Tower Ride
 01.04.11. New Year Celebration Video
 12.16.10. Buco Ad Pitch
 12.15.10. Bubble Tea - Tomas Morato
 12.09.10. Saturday Lunch at Conti's
 12.04.10. Timog and Tomas Morato in the Morning
 12.01.10. Filipino-Chinese Wedding
 11.26.10. Summit Ridge, Tagaytay Weekend
 06.01.10. Infrared Photography - Channel Swap
 05.26.10. Infrared Photography
 04.05.10. Punta de Uian
 01.07.10. Lens Acquisition List (in order of viability/priority)
 01.05.10. New Year's Day (Video)
 01.02.10. Family Reunion (Video)
 12.26.09. Our Christmas Video
 12.01.09. Mindanao Ave. Quirino Highway Traffic
 09.29.09. Bagyong Ondoy (Typhoon Ketsana)
 06.24.09. Professional Portfolio
 05.08.09. Club Balai Isabel
 04.16.09. Caylabne Bay Resort
 03.17.09. Table Tennis Video
 01.29.09. One Photo a Day Project
 10.08.08. One photo a day
 09.04.08. The Family Mug
 09.01.08. Logo Design
 08.28.08. Logo Font and Lettering Bible
 02.05.08. Natalie Marcelle
 10.16.07. Millenium Park
 09.14.07. Lake Michigan, Chicago
 04.26.07. Tali Beach
 03.28.07. Ninong Greg's Birthday
 03.27.07. Come and get them!
 03.21.07. Highlands Trip
 01.23.07. Dodge and Burn
 01.18.07. In Memory of Hammie
 10.28.06. The Outback Steakhouse
 09.06.06. Museo Pambata
 09.05.06. Tribute to Steve Irwin
 08.12.06. A Taste of LA
 08.02.06. Photographer of the Month
 07.17.06. Librodo Workshop
 07.04.06. Fiesta ng San Juan
Random Images
Recent Photos
Canyon Cove Dusk 17th Hot Air Balloon  2690 17th Hot Air Balloon  2688 17th Hot Air Balloon 2686 17th Hot Air Balloon  2662 17th Hot Air Balloon 2661
1 - Solitude
4 - Favorite Pasttime
Night Lights at the Windy City
The Cliff
boracaysunset
8 - Mara
7 - Longing
9 - The Contender
Quality Time
One Way Street
Reichenbachers
3 - Carnivale
5 - Heather
Into the Tunnel
Page Hits: 8733


Photoblogs - Top Blogs Philippines
SingleShutter