Come December 11 and Ocean Park Hong Kong Christmas Sensation will roll out its park-wide festivities. Headlining this year’s celebration will be the first-ever virtual reality (VR) roller-coaster in Hong Kong as the park combines the popular Mine Train with cutting-edge technology to deliver a brand new and exciting sensory experience to guests, especially the rollercoaster. The park will also partner with Pinkoi.com, Asia’s leading online marketplace for designers, to present Ocean Park x PinkoiFestive Marketplace for the first time.
Together with the park’s signature 40-foot Christmas Tree, Santa’s Cottage, Garden of Romance and artificial snow, the Christmas Market will transform Water front Plaza into a romantic Christmas village. Christmas Sensation will be held between December 11, 2017 and January 1, 2018. To experience Hong Kong’s first VR roller coaster, Mine Train presented by Samsung Gear VR, guests can put on special VR headsets and feel a surge of multi-sensory excitement during the ride. In the hyper-realistic world of virtual reality, guests can take a breath-taking glide through a rainforest canopy, float along wild rivers, dive into the ocean and come face to face with the amazing animals living in the rich biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest, while experiencing the sensations of high speed and centrifugal force as the train rockets over the ups and downs along the tracks. This one and only VR rollercoaster ride in Hong Kong will be a must-try for thrill-seekers. Moreover, several VR game zones will be set up to test the speed and strength of guests in action-packed game challenges,, especially the rollercoaster.