Ocean Park has announced a nine per cent admission fee increase this year.
Effective on New Year’s Day, daytime admission tickets for adults and children have increased to HK$480 and HK$240 respectively, while prices for SmartFun annual passes will remain unchanged.
Leo Kung Lin-cheng, Chairman of Ocean Park, explained that the new pricing scheme has been implemented to maintain the Southside attraction’s competitiveness and to ‘keep the Park’s finances sustainable’.
According to Ocean Park’s financial results for the 2016/17 fiscal year ending 30 June 2017, the Park has generated a slight increase in revenue of $1,619.8 million, while narrowing its deficit to HK$234.4 million despite a marginal dip in Park attendance to 5.8 million.
Capitalising on the extension of the MTR to its doorstep, Ocean Park launched the Lakeside Chill al fresco dining area in January 2017 and inaugurated the evening entertainment event Chill Out @ The South last March. The Park also has several new attractions in the pipeline, including two luxury hotels and an all-weather water theme park. The first hotel is expected to be completed by mid 2018 and the water park in 2019.
Ocean Park is also extending its birthday discount for residents. From this year HKID holders can purchase up to four Ocean Park tickets at a 15% discount off the published rates during their birthday month while they also enjoy complimentary admission on their birthday, oceanpark.com.hk