Ocean Park will host its biggest ever summer festivity, Summer Carnimal, from 30 June to 2 September, presenting its new Caribbean Summer Parade and Caribbean Summer Night Parade, which both feature marine life, wildlife and birds as their themes. Amazing shows and performances will be staged every hour – a Guinness world record holder and other performers who will show off their superb skills in Viva Spectacular, while a national-level synchronised swimming team from Canada will visit Hong Kong for the first time to perform in Aqua Kaleidoscope– allowing guests to celebrate a dynamic summer with over a hundred elite performers from around the world!
Leo Kung, Chairman of Ocean Park, said, “The Park has invested more than HK$37 million in this year’s Summer Carnimal, inviting over a hundred talented, award-winning performers from all over the world and present captivating shows and performances every hour for our guests. The grand parades feature fine costumes, giant puppets and other productions, proving our efforts and attention to detail. We look forward to offering our guests a brand new summer experience and making the event one of the city’s not to be missed events this summer.”
Guests will be amazed by the strong line-up of performersat Applause Pavilion’s Viva Spectacular, which includes Ebon Grayman, a Cirque Du Soleil star acrobatic performer with 13 years of experience, as well as Shemika Campbell, the Queen of Limbo who holds three Guinness World Records, and other astonishing performances. Aqua Kaleidoscope at Ocean Theatre meanwhile features the elegant water ballet of a national-level synchronised swimming team from Canada, and will immerse guests in spectacular audio-visual enjoyment. Furthermore, every child’s favourite Whiskers Wet & Foam Bash will be back at Whiskers Harbour together with colourful fountains and water screen arches, so families can splash away the heat and cool down while enjoying some family fun. All over the Park, a variety of roving street acts including the powerful Capoeira, drum music, energetic street dances, as well as performers in animal-themed carnival costumes, will enrich the sensational summer experience.
Apart from various enthralling shows and performances, the Park’s restaurants and food kiosks have also prepared over a hundred delectable summer dishes, including exquisite summertime Chinese menu designed by Michelin-starred chef Chan Kwok-keung, as well as a selection of Caribbean-style summer food and drink specialties. Furthermore, there will be various summer-themed limited-edition merchandises such as brand new animal-themed hats, tie-dye t-shirts and adorable headbands for our guests to experience an encompassing and delightful summer. Guests can also visit the Wild Face Painting at Aqua City to interact with professional face painting artists to create a unique look and shop for various fashionable temporary tattoo stickers.
Guests are also invited to join Ocean Park’s Instagram photo contest for a chance to visit the tropical Caribbean Islands in person. From mid-July onwards, guests simply have to capture their wonderful moments enjoying Summer Carnimal at the Park and upload their photos to Instagram with a creative caption and specific hashtags. The winners will enjoy a Royal Caribbean Cruise and air travel vacation package for two presented by Royal Caribbean Cruises Hong Kong and Ocean Park (package value is worth around HK$80,000)! For more details of the photo contest, please visit the social media sites of Ocean Park.
Guests can enter the Park for free every Friday and Saturday from 8:30p.m. to 11p.m. to join the DJ party Burning Beats, feast on summer delicacies and chilled drinksat Lakeside Chill, Neptune’s Restaurant, Aqua Bakery, or go shopping at Waterfront Gifts*.
(*Other animal exhibits, thrill rides and attractions will be closed.)