09 November 2009

Seen in Hong Kong #11 : Cable Cars



There are three ways to get from the ‘base’ of Ocean Park to its ‘summit.’ One way would be to take the new Ocean Express, which is a very short 'train’ ride (less than 5 minutes). During the entire ride, underwater images are shown on the screens mounted on the ceiling of the train. What was interesting was that each screen would show a different image, giving one the overall sensation that you are inside a sub looking out.

Another option to get to the summit would be to take the Ocean Park Escalator, the second longest outdoor escalator in the world.

The most popular way to get to the top, though, is via the cable cars.

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Every time we go to Ocean Park, Josh and Zoë would always ask to ride in the cable car and almost always we would end up in a purple one. There were occasions when we had to let others behind us go ahead, simply because Josh and Zoë wanted to wait for a purple one to come around.

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Not for those who are acrophobic. It is pretty high up and the ride is a leisurely 5-8 minutes or so. You are suspended in mid-air, enclosed in a capsule with nothing to do, but to look out and enjoy the scenery.

How do you think you would like to get to the summit: Take the train, take the long escalator, or ride the cable car?

13 COMMENTS:

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

Wow! These are kind of cool! I don't know if I could do this though. It might freak me out a bit. :)

Menopausal New Mom said...

Yikes, those cable cars give me the creeps. I'm so afraid of heights so best for me to stay on the ground and enjoy the scenery from there!

lululu said...

awwwwwww....i love taking cable car!
i just miss it!

Yelena R. said...

I love cable cars! When we went to Colorado this summer, that was one of the highlights of the trip for me :) So much fun!

Helene said...

I would take the train, mainly because I have a huge fear of heights! The cable car ride does look like it would provide beautiful scenery to look at but I think I'd be sitting on the floor of the car, covering my eyes while rocking back and forth and saying "just tell me when it's over" repeatedly.

How funny that the kids make you wait for the purple cable car! That's something my kids would do too!

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh! I don't know if I could go on that! If I would be so scared if one of my kids was standing up!! Makes my stomach hurt!!

blueviolet said...

Those do kinda freak me out when they sway. I'm sure it's beautiful though!

Leslie said...

omg you are sooo brave...not sure i could do it!!! YIKES!

Muthering Heights said...

Wow, that's awesome!!!

Personally, I would be crying if I were in one, but it's such a neat idea!

Veronica Lee said...

My boys love cable car rides!! Thank you so much for the memory. The ride here in the Genting Highlands resort is much shorter than the one in Ocean Park.

Nezzy said...

Although that is one awesome lookin' air car, I'll pass. I used to love to ride the tram up to the crest of the Sandia Mountains from the valley in Albuquerque, New Mexico until one time it became stuck for hours. Needless to say that is the last time I rode the tram. I'll take the long escalator just because I've never done that before.

Great pictures once again. Have a great week goin' to new heights!!!

Lindy said...

My palms are sweating just looking at those pictures.

Aunt LoLo said...

Guess that answers my question.

Aaah...I want to come and visit!!

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