Ocean Park Halloween Fest 2019 kicks off today when Lau Ming-Wai, Deputy Chairman of Ocean Park, unveils the Park’s ultimate haunted experience and attractions with spooky ghosts and haunted characters.
This year, Ocean Park Halloween Fest is back with a whole new Park-wide approach in which spooky elements goes beyond haunted houses to shroud six haunted zones around the Park in mystery. Every haunted zone is based upon a themed story which the creative team approached from various angles to construct a physical space of terror. Each story manifests itself through the set, lighting and acoustic effects, highlighted further by street actors, whereby guests will naturally become one of the roles in an interactive horror story.
At Hong Kong Haunt grounds, a phantom housing estate and playground, guests will relive the grisly tales behind the urban legends of abandoned public housing estates of the 70s and 80s by visiting the mysterious fortune teller or attending a seance with a ghost medium to contact the spirit of a woman who died tragically and became the phantom queen. Premium ticket holders can get aboard the VR Minibus Terror, an exclusive virtual reality ride filled with thrilling screams and excitement. Another horror zone inspired by local urban legends is The Old Street of Hungry Ghosts, where supernatural phenomena occur anywhere from alleyways to restrooms.
A taste of Hong Kong will also be blended into HELL-TV’s Anniversary Supershow presented by Neway in the Applause Pavilion. The show features gags based on current affairs and hot topics as well as a range of celebrated international performers, including The ADEM Dance Crew, the Golden Buzzer winning team of Asia’s Got Talent. Coupled with the latest real time tracking and projection mapping technology, specially designed lighting and tailored choreography, the show is set to bring a brand new experience to guests.
Another highlight of this year’s Halloween Fest is ‘The later you stay, the bigger the scares.’ The escalating scares will begin at 5pm, with darkness closing in as the hours pass by. At 8:44pm sharp, the ‘20:44, Hell Invades!’ parade will introduce the first climax of the night when the Ambassadors of Hell escort a coffin to the Waterfront for a mysterious ritual. At 10:30pm, under the control of the Queen of Dark Night, paranormal creatures from every corner of the park will freakishly dance in sync amidst dim lights and chilling music for the biggest scare! Ghosts will also give away lucky packets to bid farewell to guests from 11pm.
Powered by the brand new approach, this year’s Halloween Fest has been well received by the public. “Public response has been very positive since the announcement of this year’s Halloween Fest in August. Thanks to the early bird promotion, we have seen a 25 per cent surge in premium ticket sales year on year. Another testimony to the attractiveness of the new event format is that our chartered event bookings have doubled compared to last year,” said Lau Ming-Wai, Deputy Chairman of Ocean Park.
In addition to scary attractions, the park is also inviting BROWN and CONY, together with other beloved LINE FRIENDS characters to join a Halloween Candy Adventure. LINE FRIENDS characters will dress up in festive Halloween costumes and appear in the LINE FRIENDS spooky sweets playland at the Park’s Whiskers Harbour. Meanwhile, guests of all ages are invited to take part in mini fun games at the LINE FRIENDS Trick or Treat Mine for the chance to win some Chupa Chups and Mentos candies, and take pictures with the adorable LINE FRIENDS characters. Whats more, guests can look forward to dancing and enjoying themselves at the LINE FRIENDS Halloween candy celebration with BROWN and CONY who are super cute in their Halloween costumes.
The public can experience Ocean Park Halloween Fest attractions and shows with regular admission tickets from 10am to 12am on ten selected days between 4 to 31 October. The Park is running an early bird promotion until 30 September. Guests can enjoy up to a HK$130 discount on adult admission tickets for Halloween Fest on selected days.
Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel has also launched an “Ocean Park Halloween Fest” package from HK$2,105 per room per night, which includes one-night accommodation in a deluxe king room along with complimentary tickets for two adults and one child to access Ocean Park Halloween Fest 2019 on two consecutive days, providing an exclusive offer for guests to enjoy a one-stop entertainment experience at the Park.