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Friday, January 1, 2016

The Great European Carnival at Hong Kong Waterfront

Happy New Year! Best wishes in this exciting 2016 ahead!

THE Great European Carnival is a temporary amusement theme park at Hong Kong Central's Harbour Front. Simply purchase an entry ticket and spare some New Year loose-change to enjoy an afternoon or evening of exciting rides, games and food.

Hong Kong's Great European Carnival 2015
Right next door to the also temporary Hong Kong Observation Wheel, the site itself is on one of Hong Kong Victoria Harbour's latest (and hopefully the last) piece of reclamation land which used to be the controversial Central Star Ferry Pier. It is now a clean site ready to be turned into a public park once the near by motorway constructions are completed. At the mean time, the local government has decided to allow temporary special events to be held. 

Great European Carnival 2015 at Central Harbour front


Hong Kong has two permanent theme park that offers large outdoor rides and games. They are Ocean Park and Hong Kong Disneyland. Compared to the Ocean Park in Aberdeen and Disneyland on the Lantau Island, the AIA Great European Carnival is at a much more convenient location. Having said that, the main entrance to the Carnival is near the current Star Ferry Pier, which is at least 15 minutes walk from IFC shopping mall, and up to 25 minutes from the heart of Central. Be prepared!

Minions are a must at the Great European Carnival

and of course Winnie the Pooh


Have fun and have a great start to this wonderful year!