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Ocean Park to retire three iconic rides by end of August

By Shania Siu 13 July 2021

Header images courtesy of Ocean Park

As they say, all good things must come to an end. After decades of operation, three of our favourite rides at Ocean Park—Raging River, Mine Train, and the Abyss—will be closed down permanently starting from 1 September to make way for new attractions. Park visitors will be able to enjoy these rides only until 31 August.

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Raging River is the oldest ride to be retired out of the three, first introduced to Hongkongers in 1984—that’s 37 years ago, and older than most of us! Although this ride has become a classic to loyal fans, rest assured that you will have even more chances to experience a refreshing splash of water or two when their water park opens later this year.

Getting on the Mine Train is perhaps the most exciting way to enjoy Hong Kong’s stunning sea view—with both hands in the air, zipping along the tracks at super speed. While its exhilarating elements are sure to be missed, the retirement of the 20-year-old Mine Train promises the future of a whole new ride for you to look forward to.

Last but not least, the quintessential free-fall ride at Ocean Park, the Abyss, will also be retiring this summer after 20 long and fruitful years of operation. Anyone who has been to Ocean Park could not have missed the shrieking and cheering coming from this attraction, even from far away—there’s nothing quite like it.

If you wish to say goodbye to these rollercoasters and rides—the foundation stone of many a childhood memory—make the most of Ocean Park’s two summer promotions: the SumFun entry pass and the summer package.

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Available for purchase from now until 24 August, the summer package (starting from $195) tickets are valid up until 31 August. Each ticket is inclusive of a $30 in-park shopping e-cash voucher and a $30 in-park food and beverage e-cash voucher. Alternatively, you can upgrade your summer package ticket to the SumFun entry pass or purchase the unlimited entry pass with no blackout dates.

SumFun entry pass (starting from $415) is exclusively available to Hong Kong residents, valid from now until 30 September, giving you an extra month to enjoy Ocean Park to your heart’s desire even after the three rides are retired. For purchases of three SumFun entry passes or more, you get a further 10 percent discount for each pass.

All the above passes and tickets can be purchased at the official ticketing website, all 7-Eleven stores in Hong Kong, and at Ocean Park—but be sure to make an online reservation in advance before heading down!

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Shania Siu

Editorial intern

As someone who grew up speaking three languages at home and another two at school, Shania is an avid language learner with a passion for creative writing, music, film, and television. If she’s not out with her friends and family, you will most likely find her at home doting on her two tortoises, watching the latest K-drama sensation on Netflix, or typing away on a new story.

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