Ocean Park says “Hello-ween”

World September 04, 2018 09:05

By The Nation

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Ocean Park - the second largest theme park in Hong Kong after Disneyland – is further enhancing its technologies to upgrade its Halloween Fest experiences this year.

 The Ocean Park Halloween Fest 2018, to be held from October 5 to 31, will feature 13 all-new unique experiences at 11 haunted attractions to satisfy guests who love different types of scares or fun-filled surprises.

This year, the park will present high-tech elements to enhance guests’ haunted experiences, including Hong Kong’s first ever multimedia and interactive haunted attraction X-Dimension, which creates a frightful alternate dimension with the use of 360-degree interactive projections and 3D mapping technology. Meanwhile, the Devil Seeker’s Tale will offer an interactive game infused with augmented reality technology while Mine Train will provide brand new virtual reality Halloween content. Popular Sanrio characters will host the first-ever “HELLO-ween” party with fun-filled attractions to meet family and friends.

“Guests are no longer asking for just a scary experience. From their feedback, interactivity is one of the elements that they are most looking forward to,” said Timothy Ng, Ocean Park’s executive director of operations and entertainment. “Therefore, we are creating more interactive experiences with innovative technology this year, which will bring more shocks to our haunted attractions and more fun to our family-friendly ones. Among the attractions, X-Dimension presented by Yahoo! Hong Kong boasts advanced technology and a 360-degree interactive projection scene co-developed by the Park and the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, which will provide guests with an immersive and realistic experience.”

This year, Ocean Park is collaborating with Sanrio for the first time to bring the world-famous Hello Kitty and other Sanrio characters to the park, staging the largest ever HELLO-ween party in Hong Kong. “Since we have announced news of our collaboration, we have received an enthusiastic response and positive comments on our social platforms by those looking forward to joining our event. We expect the Sanrio-themed attractions will attract a large number of families and young guests, such as secondary and tertiary students, to come to the Park. We will also launch a series of Sanrio-themed gourmet items and limited edition themed merchandise to engage Sanrio fans,” said Vivian Lee, executive director of business development and education.

Hello Kitty, Kuromi, Pompompurin, Little Twin Stars, Cinnamoroll, Gudetama and Bad Badtz-maru will all put on specially-made limited edition Ocean Park Halloween costumes, and greet guests at three family-friendly attractions – Sanrio Characters HELLO-ween Party, Sanrio Characters Trick-or-Treat Trail and Sanrio Characters HELLO-ween Meet & Greet.

For more information and ticket reservations, visit http://www.oceanpark.com.hk.