Theme park in China sets FIVE Guinness Records

Thursday 10, April 2014


Theme park in China sets FIVE Guinness Records


Ocean Kingdom took three years to construct, and features seven unique areas, each themed around a different part of the world’s waterways.


With its official inauguration ceremony on March 29, Chimelong Ocean Kingdom was awarded five Guinness World Records:


  1. World’s Largest Aquarium
  2. World’s Largest Aquarium Tank
  3. World’s Largest Underwater Viewing Dome
  4. World’s Largest Aquarium Window
  5. World’s Largest Acrylic Panel


“Ocean Kingdom is world-class, delivering well-planned guest experiences, focusing on comfort and the quality of the experience,” says Al Cross, PGAV Destinations VP and project lead. “It has a really unique approach that blurs the lines between thrilling rides, great shows, and amazing animals – in fact, it’s one of the best efforts in Asia to create viewing interactions between people and animals.”


Ocean Kingdom is home to thousands of animals and boasts numerous rides, attractions, retail, and dining choices. More projects will come online at the park throughout 2014.

“Breaking any world record is amazing, but to become the world’s largest aquarium requires phenomenal creative vision and immense engineering efforts,” says Rowan Simons, president of Guinness World Records Greater China. “The result is an incredible attraction experience and Guinness World Records is delighted to recognize the five specific world-beating achievements that make it so special.”


The brand new theme park boasts Asia’s first winged coaster, Flying over the Rainforest, and numerous other incredible attractions such as the massive and immersive digital manta ray entry tunnel; the towering whale shark sculpture at the center of Ocean Park; and a wholly unique attraction which combines a roller coaster and a live polar bear exhibit.

About Guangdong Chimelong Group Co. Ltd.

As one of China’s most excellent, large enterprise groups and Guangdong Province’s leading enterprise in tourism industry, Guangdong Chimelong Group Co. Ltd. dedicates all efforts to creating world-class tourist resorts, which are specialized in theme parks, luxury hotels, business conventions, high-end restaurants, and leisure entertainment. Chimelong Group currently manages two large resort areas, Guangzhou Chimelong and Zhuhai Chimelong.


In summer 2010, Guangdong Chimelong Group was awarded the “2010 Top 10 New Cantonese Business” and the “2008-2009 Guangdong Top 100 Private Enterprise.” Guangzhou Chimelong Tourist Resort was awarded as one of China’s first group of 5A National Tourist Areas.



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