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Hong Kong's Ocean Park eyes Mainland
13/9/2006 17:06

Wendy Zhang/ Shanghai Daily news

People from the Chinese Mainland may be able to visit Ocean Park without going to Hong Kong thanks to a deliberated plan to establish the theme park on the Mainland by 2010, reported today.
The Hong Kong-based Ocean Park has enjoyed a record number of tourists despite the opening of Disneyland last September, with a total of 4.2 to 4.3 million visitors expected this year, up 7 percent from last year, said Dr. Allan Zeman, Chairman of the Ocean Park Corporation, adding that nearly 10,000 people have bought annual tickets for the park and visit it 6-8 times on average a year.
Compared with Disneyland in other countries, the one in Hong Kong is quite small, which disappointed many travelers, he explained.
"At present, many cities from the Chinese Mainland have contacted us to establish local theme parks. However, for the time being, we will firstly expand the one in Hong Kong and then consider establishing one on the Chinese Mainland, so we will start construction no earlier than 2010," the chairman pointed out.