A new all-weather water park is set to rise on the slopes and shoreline of Tai Shue Wan, in southern Hong Kong in July 2018 as part of the Ocean Park attraction. Construction of the Tai Shue Wan Water World commenced in early 2015 and was originally planned to be completed in mid-2017 but has been delayed until the second half of 2018 due to changes in design.
Built next to the sea, the 693,000-square foot development will be the first waterfront water park in Southeast Asia, once completed. The water park complex sits on a series of terraced platforms, which blends in with the natural surroundings of Tai Shue Wan and offers extensive sea views.
The park will feature about 30 attractions, including indoor and outdoor swimming pools (some have wave makers while one has its own natural beach!), a surfing simulator, 13 giant water slides, a hot spring and a lazy river (touted to be the longest in the world!).
There will also be a sea turtle exhibit area. A 750-room hotel, called Ocean Hotel, developed by Lai Sun Development and operated by Marriott International is also expected to open in 2017. The park can accommodate 10,500 visitors a day.
Ocean park built its first water park in the 1980s which closed down in 1999.
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