Ocean Park CEO mulls over zipline and glampingLocal | 29 Jul 2021 8:37 pm
Ocean Park is considering to set up new attractions uphill including a zipline and “glamping”, soon-to-depart CEO Joe Wong Chi-cho said.
Wong said on a Now News TV program that Ocean Park is inviting private organizations to develop the upper park area around two themes: “healthy” and “adventure”. Attractions there are expected to be charged pay-per-use.
Ziplines and glamping are some of the attractions that suit the theme of “adventure”.
Separately, the lower park area will be developed into a free-for-entry area that provides retail and catering services.
Wong added the area will be different from malls as people can enjoy the natural sceneries outdoor while carrying out leisure activities.
About 600,000 square feet of the park will be operated and built by developers under a “Built, Operate and Transfer” model.
Wong said such a model is adopted as the design of the park would affect its operation, so having developers to be responsible for the building would provide more flexibility for their operational needs.
“On the other hand, the park’s capital investment would be less so we could make use of private companies to help Ocean Park’s complete transformation,” he added.
Ocean Park is leaning towards having one private developer to develop the lower park area; the upper park area could be operated by different developers.
Wong added Water World Ocean Park is at its final stage of preparation, it is expected to open in Summer. "We are currently hiring employees and training people. The whole progress is smooth, in hopes that when the park is opened, visitors can enjoy a first-class experience," he added.