All aboard! Manga/anime fans and thrill-seekers are in for a treat this year as two new attractions are set to be launched at Ocean Park Hong Kong. The city’s first-ever virtual reality (VR) free-fall ride, The Abyss – VR Space Voyage, and a visit from Luffy and the Straw Hat crew for One Piece’s 20th anniversary are slated to happen soon.
Hong Kong is only a few hours away (at least via plane!) so we’re adding this to our must-visit list. Plus, it’s animal cruelty-free *wink wink*.
Embark on a trip to outer space at Hong Kong’s first ever VR free-fall ride
The story is set in the reality of Earth facing irreversible environmental issues, such as climate change, that lead to the exploration of a new habitable place in the universe. As members of the “Ocean Park Mission Titan” team, guests will be launched into space to investigate Titan. A mission briefing video featuring world-renowned aerospace engineer Dr Aprille Joy Ericsson and pre-trip interactive games offer insights into space and the challenges of space travel, furthering the Park’s long-standing mission on providing world-class edutainment experiences.
Once players put on their VR headsets, they’ll find themselves surrounded by breathtaking views of outer space as they enter an adrenaline-pumping free fall during their mission to Saturn’s largest moon – Titan.
The city’s largest-ever One Piece event!
Meanwhile, Ocean Park Hong Kong is collaborating with iconic Japanese anime series One Piece to bring the Ocean Park Summer Water Battle presented by SKECHERS to guests from all over the world. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of One Piece, Luffy and the Straw Hat crew members will be in Hong Kong from 13 July to 1 September 2019 to transform the Waterfront Plaza into an exhilarating water battle zone where guests can recreate classic scenes from One Piece.
Be prepared to load your water guns and join Luffy’s crew to fight against the Marines in a throwback to the Battle of Marineford, harnessing the incredible power of their friendships to dodge all kinds of water cannons and traps! To complete the experience, check out awesome photo spots including the Thousand.Sunny Ship by the Park’s lagoon, the wanted posters, a mega-sized fountain in the shape of Luffy’s signature straw hat. What’s more, an exciting array of One Piece-themed food items and limited-edition memorabilia infused with One Piece snippets will be on offer at designated restaurants, food kiosks and souvenir shops in the Park.
At Whiskers Harbour, a kids-friendly area crafted for the little ones, kids can enjoy an amazing play and take a break from the summer heat at various One Piece-themed water attractions including a foam party zone, straw hat water-mist arches, super water curtains and fountains.
“Water games have always been the Park’s most-loved activities during summer season in Hong Kong. We are thrilled to partner with the immensely popular One Piece to stage the Ocean Park Summer Water Battle presented by SKECHERS and throw a one-of-a-kind bash inspired by the Straw Hat crews’ battles with the Marines. We hope to attract One Piece fans from all over the world to join us on an adventure filled with passion and dreams,” shares Timothy Ng, Executive Director, Operations and Entertainment of Ocean Park Hong Kong.
We hope we can free up our schedule for this epic pirate adventure! We hope to see you outside Manila, if ever. For more updates about what we’re up to, follow Manila Millennial on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!