Hong Kong’s much-anticipated Water World opens to the public on Tuesday, but one attraction won’t be open: the car park. Ocean Park says car park operations are suspended until further notice and private cars (including shared rides such as Ubers) will not have access to the theme park.
Separately, police said they were “very concerned” about the traffic impact from the new park opening and say they plan to step up enforcement actions in the area.
“We urge motorists to strengthen their awareness of the law, and refrain from illegally parking vehicles outside the park, or allowing passengers to board or alight in restricted areas,” said a police statement.
Ocean Park says ticket holders can book a free shuttle bus, which runs from the Ocean Park bus station to the new Water World park. The park is a 30-minute walk from the Ocean Park MTR station, being on the other side of the mountain to the main Ocean Park entrance. Minibus 29A runs from Wong Chuk Hang to Water World too.
Traffic cops ran an operation against illegal parking in Aberdeen and areas around the new park earlier this week, towing illegally parked vehicles and upping the “multiple ticket” approach which can see cars given a HK$320 parking ticket every half hour instead of every two hours.