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Chimelong Ocean Kingdom Zhuhai China April 2015

Chimelong Ocean Kingdom Zhuhai China April 2015

As the Winner of the 2014 Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement, the Chimelong Ocean Kingdom (长隆海洋王国) features one of the world's largest aquariums, with the rare whale shark, beluga whales, dolphins and other adorable animals! This is the first time a Chinese themed park has gained this international award. When you walk into the entrance there is a massive tall tunnel that you walk through that is like walking under the sea - shells, plants and rocky ledges on either side with a super huge screen high above that changes with different fish and creatures swimming above you. To me, the Ocean Kingdom sounds like something of a mix between Magic Kingdom and SeaWorld. In fact, the resort’s developer, Guangdong Chimelong Group, has stated that it hopes to turn Hengqin Island into “the Orlando of China,” using the Florida city as a model.  
 
This aquarium is ranked in the Guinness as the "largest aquarium" and with the "widest sightseeing window" in the world. A staggering 48.75 million liters (12.87 million gallons) of salt and fresh water helped it outrank the one from the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. My favorite about their aquarium was the submarine ride. This mini-submarine will take you to the bottom of the aquarium and your seat will be laid down and the sea world will become your sky as if you were in a submarine! They have different show playing by the hour at different exhibit hall and featuring different animals. The beluga whale, dolphin and sea lion shows were all very good. Most impressive were the number of dolphins, whales and sea lions in each show - up to a dozen at the same time. They all seemed to interact with their trainers well and were very intelligent.  
 
The firework and lake performance at night was truly amazing. The firework was much more than an amusement park standard. They have a firework shooting base in the center of the lake and at least 6 other shooting base outside of the lake that surrounds the audience. So the audience is covered with firework from the front, the side and the back. The 15 min evening closing spectacle occurs on the main central lake including jet-skis, fountains, fireworks, lasers and the like. There is also an evening Circus and the show is definitely worth seeing!



Chimelong Ocean Kingdom Zhuhai China April 2015

As the Winner of the 2014 Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement, the Chimelong Ocean Kingdom (长隆海洋王国) features one of the world's largest aquariums, with the rare whale shark, beluga whales, dolphins and other adorable animals! This is the first time a Chinese themed park has gained this international award. When you walk into the entrance there is a massive tall tunnel that you walk through that is like walking under the sea - shells, plants and rocky ledges on either side with a super huge screen high above that changes with different fish and creatures swimming above you. To me, the Ocean Kingdom sounds like something of a mix between Magic Kingdom and SeaWorld. In fact, the resort’s developer, Guangdong Chimelong Group, has stated that it hopes to turn Hengqin Island into “the Orlando of China,” using the Florida city as a model.  
 
This aquarium is ranked in the Guinness as the "largest aquarium" and with the "widest sightseeing window" in the world. A staggering 48.75 million liters (12.87 million gallons) of salt and fresh water helped it outrank the one from the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. My favorite about their aquarium was the submarine ride. This mini-submarine will take you to the bottom of the aquarium and your seat will be laid down and the sea world will become your sky as if you were in a submarine! They have different show playing by the hour at different exhibit hall and featuring different animals. The beluga whale, dolphin and sea lion shows were all very good. Most impressive were the number of dolphins, whales and sea lions in each show - up to a dozen at the same time. They all seemed to interact with their trainers well and were very intelligent.  
 
The firework and lake performance at night was truly amazing. The firework was much more than an amusement park standard. They have a firework shooting base in the center of the lake and at least 6 other shooting base outside of the lake that surrounds the audience. So the audience is covered with firework from the front, the side and the back. The 15 min evening closing spectacle occurs on the main central lake including jet-skis, fountains, fireworks, lasers and the like. There is also an evening Circus and the show is definitely worth seeing!