Ocean Park rides Mine Train, Abyss and Raging River to shut for good end August

Mine Train, known for its stunning views over southern Hong Kong island, is among the rides that will shut. Photo: YouTube/Theme Park Reviews
Mine Train, known for its stunning views over southern Hong Kong island, is among the rides that will shut. Photo: YouTube/Theme Park Reviews

Three of Ocean Park’s most iconic attractions will be retiring at the end of August, marking the end of an era for the theme park as it prepares for a major overhaul.

Fans will have until Aug. 31 to ride the Mine Train, Abyss and Raging River before they are shut down for good.

Among the three, Raging River has had the longest run, having operated for 37 years since 1984. Mine Train, the scenic roller coaster overlooking southern Hong Kong island, and the vertical drop tower Abyss, have both been in service for 20 years.

The Abyss. Photo: Ocean Park
The Abyss. Photo: Ocean Park

Ocean Park first said in January this year that it would be discontinuing a number of rides. Also reportedly getting the axe over the next two to three years are the Flying Swing and the Ferris Wheel, according to HK01.

Read more: Off the beaten path: How to hike Ocean Park’s cable car rescue trail in an hour

Once a thriving theme park, Ocean Park has struggled to stay afloat in recent years. Its heavy reliance on tourists meant that business was hit particularly hard when the protests and pandemic kept travelers out of Hong Kong.

After the Hong Kong government approved a billions-dollar bailout for the park, Ocean Park announced that it would be overhauling its business model, scrapping entry fees in favor of a pay-per-ride system and opening a free-to-enter retail and entertainment area.

The long-awaited water park, the opening of which was stalled for more than four years, will finally welcome visitors this summer.

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