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.
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.
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?