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Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau Tang-wah revealed on Monday that Ocean Park will greet guests on Saturday for the first time since closing on January 26 amid the pandemic. The Disneyland resort on Lantau Island will also resume operations soon, though a specific date has not been released.
Ocean Park, which last month received a cash injection of HK$5.4 billion (US$697 million) to stay afloat, will drop its entrance fee by 30 per cent for each adult visitor – to HK$350 – while offering free admission for children aged 11 or below and people aged 65 or above until the end of July.
In addition, the reduced adult ticket fees will be fully rebated in the form of cash vouchers for spending on food and gifts in the park.
Yiu estimated that with the discounts offered to locals, the park could operate at around 30 to 40 per cent of its normal capacity. The bulk of its ticket sales in the past came from inbound tourism.