How To Skip The Queue For Popular Rides At Ocean Park Hong Kong

klook team
klook team
14 Mar 2020
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Fully maximize your day at Ocean Park!

Easily one of the most popular theme parks in Hong Kong, you can expect it to be packed with visitors especially on popular travelling periods. However, with some simple strategies, you can avoid spending your time at the back of the queue. Keep reading to find out tips and hacks to skip the line for the popular rides in Ocean Park Hong Kong!
Cover image via Ocean Park Hong Kong.

1. Buy your admission ticket beforehand online

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Photo Credit: Ocean Park Hong Kong
Your first challenge in beating the crowd is before you even enter the theme park – the ticketing queue! No fret, that can easily be solved by getting your ticket online from Klook. With direct entry with the Klook e-voucher, skipping the line is a breeze.
Besides that, it’s cheaper when you get your Ocean Park Hong Kong tickets from Klook. The open-dated tickets also allow you flexibility in case of bad weather or change of travel plans. For those last-minute planners, the tickets on Klook are instant confirmation, so you can purchase even at the door before entering the park!

2. Bundle your admission ticket with Ocean FasTrack

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Photo Credit: Ocean Park Hong Kong
The Ocean FasTrack is an optional pass which gives you priority access to popular designated rides and attractions. It’s highly recommended for those of you out there who want to maximize your day at Ocean Park Hong Kong!
The list of rides and attractions valid for Ocean FasTrack are as follows:
Cable Car Waterfront Station (one way), Cable Car Station Summit Station (one way), Ocean, Express Waterfront Station (one way), Ocean Express Summit Station (one way), Grand Aquarium, South Pole Spectacular, The Rapids, Shark Mystique, Arctic Blast, Hair Raiser, Ferris Wheel, Raging River, The Dragon
You can use the Ocean FasTrack once for each of the attractions stated above.

3. Visit on a weekday during low seasons

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Photo Credit: Ocean Park Hong Kong
As with any theme park, it’s best to go to Ocean Park during the low seasons. Tuesdays to Thursdays during the weekday are the best time to visit the park. Many visitors might make their trip a long weekend affair, hence Mondays and Fridays might see a higher number of crowd.
Weekends during peak or holiday seasons can be expected to be the busiest times of the year. If you aren’t able to plan a visit during the weekday on low seasons, don’t worry. You can still have a great time with the help of the Ocean Fastrack and using the other tips below.

4. Reach at least 30 mins before opening

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Photo Credit: Ocean Park Hong Kong
It’s definitely exciting to be one of the first let into the park, so make sure you’re there at least 30 mins before opening! You can skip the queue for not only the rides but also the cable car or express train.
The operating hours at Ocean Park Hong Kong may differ from time to time according to the season and other factors. Hence, it’s best to check the hours on the Ocean Park website before planning your trip to the park.
Tourist buses typically arrive in the afternoon while Hong Kong residents are known for being late risers. So, you have a high chance of experiencing a relatively empty park for the first few hours. Imagine all the short queues!

5. Pre-book your transport to Ocean Park Hong Kong

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To arrive early to the theme park, it’s best to pre-plan your transportation. You can get a private transfer from Klook which takes you from door-to-door. Able to fit up to 6 passengers with luggage space, it’s comfortable and convenient.
Getting a private transfer to and from the theme park is also especially great for those travelling with kids. With instant confirmation, you can also get your transfer last minute without a worry.

6. Alternatively, take the MTR to avoid traffic

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On the other hand, those travelling in a pair or in a small group, you can also take the MTR to Ocean Park Hong Kong. It’s as convenient as getting down at the Ocean Park Station and taking a short walk to the main entrance.
Not only will you be able to stay on budget, but you can also avoid the morning rush especially during busy periods. To take the MTR, make sure you have your Octopus Card handy. Simply pre-book from Klook and pick up from the airport on the day of your Hong Kong arrival!

7. Visit The Summit first

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Photo Credit: Ocean Park Hong Kong
Ocean Park Hong Kong is made up of 2 main areas – The Waterfront and The Summit. The main entrance to the park is at The Waterfront where most of the animal exhibits and aquarium are situated. On the other side is The Summit, which is home to the majority of the thrill rides.
To get between the 2 areas, you can take either the Cable Car or Ocean Express train. The cable car is a major highlight for Ocean Park and highly recommended as it boasts incredible views of the sea, sky and surrounding hills.
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Photo Credit: Ocean Park Hong Kong
Since many visitors will be spending their time near the main entrance at The Waterfront first, you should head straight to The Summit via the cable car. You can beat the majority of the crowd at the thrills rides and also the cable car ride!

8. Keep track of time slots with the Ocean Park app

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Photo Credit: Ocean Park Hong Kong
The Ocean Park app (available on iOS and Android) is a handy tool that you should have. It allows you to pick 3 favourite attractions among a list of 8 to reserve a timeslot so you can avoid the long queues! The 8 attractions are Grand Aquarium, Ferris Wheel, Raging River, Shark Mystique, South Pole Spectacular, The Dragon, The Rapids, and Abyss.
Besides that, you can also access e-coupons for discounts and privileges throughout the park! There are also virtual guided tours with location-based video and audio when you explore animal exhibits.
To use the app, make sure you’re connected at all times with a Hong Kong WiFi Device or 4G SIM Card. You can also get your Ocean Park ticket bundled with a 4G SIM Card.

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