CULTURE Shanghai ocean park launches ice festival


Shanghai ocean park launches ice festival

China Daily

14:27, December 29, 2018

Animal keepers dressed in the Santa Clause uniforms interact with sea turtles. (Photo provided to

The Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park, the other major theme park in the city following Disneyland, has launched the Haichang Polar Ice and Snow Festival that will last till Feb. 19, 2019.

During the launch ceremony on Dec 22, Chinese women's world champion skier Li Nina, who is the ambassador of the park, shared her story of being a top athlete.

The park, which celebrated its grand opening on Nov. 16, features five theme zones, three animal theaters, two high-tech cinemas and an ocean-themed resort hotel. It is also home to the world's first 360-degree penguin super bowl where tourists can closely observe the daily life of these creatures.

Visitors to the park between Dec 17 and Jan. 1 will also get to enjoy discounts for tickets - a standard ticket will cost 150 yuan ($22) instead of the regular 279 yuan, while a "peak day" ticket will cost 200 yuan instead of 361 yuan.

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