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‘Carnimal’ time comes to Hong Kong

Jul 02. 2018
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By The Nation

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Ocean Park Hong Kong recently launched its biggest ever summer festivity, “Summer Carnimal”, presenting its new Caribbean Summer Parade and Caribbean Summer Night Parade, which both feature marine life, wildlife and birds as their themes.

Until September 2, visitors can enjoy amazing shows and performances every hour by a Guinness world record holder and other performers who will show off their superb skills in “Viva Spectacular” A national-level synchronised swimming team from Canada has come to Hong Kong for the first time to perform in “Aqua Kaleidoscope”, allowing guests to celebrate a dynamic summer with more than 100 elite performers from around the world!

“The Park has invested more than HK$37 million (Bt156.2 million) in this year’s Summer Carnimal, inviting performers from all over the world to present captivating shows. The grand parades feature fine costumes, giant puppets and other productions that clearly underline 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,” says Leo Kung, Chairman of Ocean Park.

Among the performers in Applause Pavilion’s “Viva Spectacular” are Ebon Grayman, a Cirque Du Soleil star acrobat and Shemika Campbell, the Queen of Limbo who holds three Guinness World Records. “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 a range of summer dishes, including an exquisite summertime Chinese menu designed by Michelin-starred chef Chan Kwok-keung, as well as a selection of Caribbean-style summer food and drink specialities.

Visitors can shop for summer-themed limited-edition merchandise such as brand new animal-themed hats, tie-dye t-shirts and headbands or take part in Wild Face Painting at Aqua City.

And visitors can 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. 

Admission is free Friday and Saturday evenings from 8.30 to 11pm.

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