There’s no Photo Story posting for Day 4 because I only have a few food photos and a few selfies. We walked around Mong Kok and other areas. It was a free and easy day. In fact, RK and I separated from Alicia and Victor for a local tour by Roy (the local friend we mentioned in Day 1).
On Day 5, we went to Ocean Park, the largest theme park in Asia! I insisted to go to Ocean Park after Disneyland because so many people were saying Ocean Park is better than Hong Kong Disneyland. Let’s see if my friends and I felt the same.
Day 5 – Ocean Park Hong Kong
I just realized that we took so much lesser photos in Ocean Park than in Disneyland even though Ocean Park is bigger and has more to offer than Disneyland. If only we had more photos of the rides, I’d tell more about:
our waste-of-time first ride on an eagle-shaped capsule,
the awkward experience at The Rapids with a Mainland Chinese couple,
the pirate ship that made Alicia and I feel dizzy,
The Dragon roller coasters that was basically about us hitting our heads against the seat cushion, and
the Mine Train that went 360′ three times because my neck almost broke 3 times.
At Ocean Park, you’d see a lot of teenagers and young adults as opposed to young families in Disneyland. They are of different genre so don’t compare them apple to apple.
To me, Ocean Park Hong Kong is the place you can go over and over again with different groups of friends for the rides and all; it’s like Sunway Lagoon. You’d remember the experience because of the companions that you went with.
On the other hand, Disneyland is the place where you go once and you’d remember it for the rest of your life. If you were to go again, the charm would be different because the charm lies in the experience with the park, rather than the generic fun with your friends and family. It’s like Legoland and Universal Studios.
This is my final entry for this Hong Kong Trip Photo Story series because I don’t have enough photos for Day 6 (and a bonus Day 7) but I’d continue writing about my other experiences during this Hong Kong Trip. Stay tuned!