Immerse yourself in classic scenes from popular Japanese anime series One Piece, featuring an intense water battle to celebrate summer
Ocean Park Summer Water Battle presented by SKECHERS will be held from 13 July to 1 September 2019 in the first-ever collaboration with popular Japanese anime series One Piece. The water battle party will feature seven One Piece-themed water attractions, including the epic Battle of Marineford from One Piece at “Ultimate One Piece Water War”; “Bounty Posters” with wet and interactive elements; and a water curtain in the form of “Luffy’s Straw Hat” to offer guests plenty of surprises. These iconic scenes from One Piece are sure to turn fans’ dreams of joining the Straw Hat crew into reality!
Matthias Li, Chief Executive, Ocean Park, said, “This year’s Ocean Park Summer Water Battle presented by SKECHERS invites guests to join the largest ever One Piece-themed event in Hong Kong. With several creatively designed water attractions and classic scenes from One Piece to welcome the ‘Great Pirate Era’, we’d like to celebrate the power of friendship and our guests’ dreams. The Park has spared no effort in recreating the water battle scenes. So along with the One Piece-themed food and beverages at Park restaurants and kiosks, exclusive collectables at our souvenir shops and game booths, we hope to create amazing, fun-filled surprises for guests and One Piece fans.”
“Hong Kong residents can also enjoy a buy-2-get-1-free special offer between 13 July and 1 September, when they can get 3 adult (aged 12 or above) tickets at HK$996 or 3 child (aged 3 to 11) tickets at HK$498 at Ocean Park Ticketing Office or Ocean Park website,” he added.
The Park is also launching limited-time SmartFun membership discounts this summer. Guests who purchase a new membership or renew their current one on or before 31 August 2019 may enjoy 20% and 30% off the ‘Hong Kong Residents Special Price’ respectively, together with exclusive food, beverage and shopping offers.
Vincent Leung, President of SKECHERS, said, “We are honoured to be the title sponsor of Ocean Park Summer Water Battle, one of Hong Kong’s biggest annual summer events. SKECHERS is once again launching the One Piece D’lites collection to inject more One Piece elements into this summer. In addition to our SKECHERS interactive booth at Ocean Park, more exclusive offers including gifts and coupons will be available. Together with Ocean Park and One Piece, we aim to deliver unforgettable memories for everyone.”
Seven Attractions Recreating Classic One Piece Scenes
Ocean Park’s “Ultimate One Piece Water War” this summer will take place at the Waterfront Plaza where it will recreate scenes from One Piece’s epic water battle – the Battle of Marineford. Guests and their friends can form a group of eight to enter the attraction to board the Thousand.Sunny and join the Straw Hat crew to battle against the Marines. With water guns in their hands, they will pass through a mysterious waterfall, a water jet tunnel, a water cave, a jet maze and other challenges, all the while getting soaking wet from head to toe thanks to the Marines’ water cannons and sudden attacks!
Guests who want to meet their favourite One Piece characters could take advantage of photo opportunities with Luffy, Chopper and others at the “Straw Hat Crew Meet-Up”, held daily at the Waterfront Plaza. More classic scenes from One Piece including the “Thousand.Sunny’s Figurehead” at Aqua City near the entrance, which will surely intrigue fans about setting sail for the Grand Line. The Waterfront Plaza’s “Bounty Posters” will feature interactive water elements for fans to have fun and take photos, giving them a taste of life as a pirate with a bounty on their head; as cool water pours out with a great splash from the gigantic “Luffy’s Straw Hat”, guests will be left screaming with excitement. Last but not least, the energised dance moves and water surprises from the “Splashtastic Summer Dance Party” will immerse everyone in a dynamic summer celebration.
Kids can also become junior pirates during Ocean Park Summer Water Battle. Decorations at Whisker’s Harbour will feature One Piece characters in ‘chibi’ style, and kids will be able to challenge the straw hat water-mist arches, super water curtains and fountains or even by starting a water gun war with their friends at the “Little Pirates’ Splash Zone”. They can join Luffy and his crew at the “Little Pirates’ Foamy Fun Party” as well to deepen their friendship with fellow pirates while surrounded by foamy bubbles.
Themed Gourmet and Merchandise to Complete the Summer Adventure
The Terrace Café and Aqua City Bakery will turn into meeting places for the Straw Hat crew and a perfect photo spot for fans. On top of enjoying the limited-time One Piece-themed meals, special drinks and desserts at designated Park restaurants and food kiosks, fans will also have a chance to take away the Ocean Park exclusive Thousand.Sunny ceramic bowls and the newly launched One Piece character-themed glasses, as well as exclusively designed topper cups and popcorn sets for them to take home as souvenirs. In addition, the Park’s retail shops will be launching limited-edition One Piece merchandise that can be worn and used immediately at the water attractions, such as the attractive summer clothing and waterproof items. Guests can stop by the game booths for a chance to win exclusive One Piece gifts, which is a challenge not to be missed by One Piece fans!