Enjoying the lazy river at Water World Ocean Park.
Hong Kong’s Water World Ocean Park has opened and the attraction has released some top tips for would-be visitors.
The first point to note is that Water World Ocean Park's car park will be opening on October 8. Initially, guests were advised to arrive by public transport or taxi, but from this date online reservations can be made for parking via the Water World Ocean Park website. The car park will only admit vehicles with confirmed reservations - no on-site queuing is possible - so be sure to book before you leave home. Designated drop-off and pick-up zones are available for cars without a parking reservation.
Car parking spots at Water World Ocean park cost HK$200 per day during the week and HK$250 per day on weekends and public holidays. Water World Ocean Park advises early booking as spaces are limited.
If you're catching public transport to the park, the nearest MTR stop to Water World Ocean Park is Wong Chuk Hang; alternatively head to Ocean Park’s main entrance and pre-book a seat online for the complimentary shuttle bus service from there to Water World.
Recommended public bus routes include Citybus 629* between Central Ferry Piers and Water World Ocean Park via Ocean Park Main Entrance; Citybus 629M from Ocean Park Water World to MTR Wong Chuk Hang (this is a return trip only); Green Minibus 29A and 29X* between Ap Lei Chau Estate and Ocean Park Water World and Green Minibus 59S* between Tung Sing Road in Aberdeen and Ocean Park Water World.
No attraction is free of pandemic restrictions these days and this includes swimming areas. Masks must be worn when out of the water - if you’re using a disposable mask, remember to bring a waterproof bag for storage.
For all other gear and clothing, lockers can be booked online in advance or rented at the ticketing counter or locker room on the day on a first come, first served basis.
Tech items such as GoPros and sports cameras are permitted, but they must be tightly secured to the body. Selfie sticks are restricted on water slides.
Lifejackets are allowed, but inflatables and surf boards are not. Water guns will be available to buy on-site.
Feeling hungry? Food courts, snack kiosks and vending machines are all available at the attraction. Don’t forget a small waterproof pouch to hold credit and Octopus cards and mobile phones.
Water World Ocean Park offers five zones of fun and 27 outdoor and indoor attractions, including Hong Kong’s first surf rider, water chutes and areas specifically designed for young children.
“Water World is set to bring out the adventurous spirit in all of us,” said Paulo Pong, Ocean Park’s deputy chairman. “We’re so looking forward to welcoming everyone to Water World soon.”
Water World Ocean Park will open to the public on September 21.