One of China’s biggest marine theme parks, Chimelong Ocean Kingdom in Hengqin (Zhuhai) continues to woo visitors with the addition of show-stopping entertainment and facilities.
In July, the theme park opened the doors to the 6,700-seat Chimelong Theatre, alongside Dragon, a 100-minute Broadway-style show featuring world-class performances with water-land-sky elements. Performed on a 270-degree waterway ring stage equipped with spectacular lighting systems, the stunning circus extravaganza features over 41 floats, and gathers a professional team of 300 artists from some 22 countries.
Leading the lineup next year will be Marine Science Park, which is expected to launch in 1H2020, whereas the construction of Marine Science Hotel has entered its final stage with a targeted opening in January 2020.
A spokesman told TTG Asia: “The Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Macau markets registered continuous and stable growth since the Hongkong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB) opened a year ago. It shortens the travelling time and draws more overseas visitors from Hong Kong International Airport to Zhuhai.
“Apart from residents or visitors departing from Hong Kong, we also observe more visitors who are willing to spend one or two days to explore Zhuhai. The HZMB offers visitors a novel and seamless travel experience.”
According to the spokesperson, the soon-to-launch first phase of the Guangzhou-Zhuhai Intercity MRT Extension Line – connecting Gongbei’s Zhuhai station to Hengqin Chimelong station – which will see a 17km section become operational, is set to “further enhance accessibility to the theme park”.
At the Chimelong Tourism Development Forum in October, chairman of the Guangdong Chimelong Group Su Zhi Gang unveiled the group’s blueprint for future development.
In addition to the expansion of existing resorts in Guangzhou and Zhuhai, Chimelong Qingyuan International Forest Resort will mark the group’s third venture. It will have attractions like China’s inaugural sanctuary for wild South China tigers, a giraffe castle and an elephant-theme hotel.
Moreover, Chimelong also plans to construct an aerial cable car across Macau and Zhuhai Hengqin, passing above Hengqin Mountain Indoor Zoo, Botanical Garden and Macau’s attractions. The ride is expected to carry 60,000 passengers each day.