Review March 04, 2014
What's your order, sir?
I'd like to have a little bit of Disneyland, mixed with chunks of Universal Studios and a portion of SeaWorld, a big portion of SeaWorld, please! Mix it really well. I want to see you mixing it. For the topping I take a bit of Atlantis Dubai, and please also add some fluffy animal characters on top. No spices.
Yes, upsize, of course, don't you know who you are talking to?
Chimelong Ocean Kingdom is spectacular, well-executed, and equipped with quality rides and animal exhibits. It's a gift to the locals, but on the global comparison it's just another copy-and-paste theme park experience, albeit with an impressive budget.
Chimelong Ocean Kingdom seen from Hengqin Bay Hotel
Chimelong Ocean Kingdom entrance
Featuring an impressive overhead screen
Chimelong Ocean Kingdom whale shark building landmark
This one is supposedly a little larger than the one in Singapore's Marine Life Park
Manta rays in Zhuhai
Water coaster, made in Germany
Up the lift hill
What's this? Disneyland's Matterhorn?
Not open yet
This looks like fun!
A lot of fun!
Whale shark landmark from another angle
The theme park's only operational roller coaster
Locals on board!
Wild and smoggy
Beluga whale aquarium entrance
Want to stay next to the park? Here's Hengqin Bay Hotel!
Atlantis-inspired hospitality, at a cost of $160 per night
Your holiday by the sea. Apocalypse, now.
Construction Update September 26, 2013
Had the chance to visit the park while still under construction. Didn't get the permission to take photos. Huge whale shark landmark (beautiful!), lots of rides and shows in the making (exciting!), yet too early to say if this will be a great one! Will check again in summer 2014.