In summary, Ocean Park scored well on the questions relating to the location and size of the park. It was also cheaper in terms of transportation and admission fees. On the other hand, Hong Kong Disneyland led by Mickey Mouse clearly won when it came to cartoon characters. Since the results were so close (45% in favor of Hong Kong Disneyland versus 41% for Ocean Park with 14% neutral), it was difficult to draw a definite conclusion that Hong Kong Disneyland won this contest.
In the end, we were happy for Hong Kong Disneyland, which seemed to enjoy initial success in attracting visitors to the park despite its very short history of operation. As for Ocean Park, itíŽs ability to rival a brand, new theme park in terms of popularity was indeed a remarkable achievement. Hopefully, going forward, the management of Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park will not be complacent, but rather continue to strive to provide better service and value to visitors. Most importantly, both parks should learn from each other.
In fact, as citizens of Hong Kong and fans to both Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park, we feel the two parks should not rage hostile competition against each other. Instead, we think they are complementary (both are for amusement while Ocean Park is also educational). Together they form a cornerstone of the Hong Kong tourism industry attracting foreign tourists to Hong Kong and make the city a family resort in Asia. It would only be beneficial to Hong Kong and her citizens if Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park grow hand in hand.
<<<Previous Page----------<HOME>----------Next Page>>>