Ocean Park Wins 3 Top Awards Presented by China Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions
In recognition of Ocean Park as a top tourist attraction in China as well as its excellence in guest experiences and management, China Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (CAAPA) presented the Park with 3 awards in the categories of “Most Popular Theme Park”, “Best Innovative Event” and “Leader of the Chinese Theme Park Industry” at the first Ferris Awards Presentation Ceremony held recently in Beijing during the China Cultural Tourism Industry Summit Forum 2015.
Founded in 1987 and with over 300 corporate members, CAAPA serves to promote the theme park industry of China. The Association launched Ferris Awards for the first time to recognise theme parks that had outstanding performance and contribution in the previous year. As an industrial symbol of excellence, the award winners were selected by a jury of 30 representatives from the industry and media.
Ocean Park was awarded “Most Popular Theme Park”, the mega award, along with 12 other renowned theme parks all across China, as well as “Best Innovative Event” with its signature annual event, Halloween Fest.
Mr Matthias Li, Deputy Chief Executive of Ocean Park was also awarded “Leader of the Chinese Theme Park Industry” in recognition of his contributions to the rapid development of the Chinese theme park industry, efforts of promoting the ride safety standard amongst industry practitioners, as well as his outstanding management of Ocean Park. Mr Li said, “We are very honoured to have received awards alongside other superb theme parks in China. Our ground-breaking seasonal events, dedication to conservation and culturally relevant positioning are always our keys to success. While providing exceptional theme park services, we stay true to our conservation, education, and entertainment pillars in connecting our guests to nature. Therefore, the award ‘Distinguished Industry Leaders’ is not presented just to me, but also to our management team and all the staff of Ocean Park. We are grateful for all tourists’ support and will continue our hard work to provide memorable experiences that combine entertainment with education.”
Being a world-class theme park, Ocean Park has been highly acclaimed by the industry and received numerous international recognitions in recent years, including the 2012 Applause Award, the most significant recognition within the global attraction industry, presented by Sweden’s Liseberg Amusement Park; Travelers’ Choice™ awards for Amusement Parks and Water Parks, in which Ocean Park ranked 2nd in Asia and 15th in the world, being the only theme park in Hong Kong on the list; and Ocean Park also ranked 11th in the world and 4th in Asia for annual attendance by the TEA/AECOM Attraction Attendance Report 2013.