Ocean Park Hong Kong Wins 2013 Applause Award
Ocean Park Hong Kong this month won the 2013 Applause Award from the IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions) for inspiring the amusement and entertainment industry.
Ocean Park is the first theme park in Asia to win this world-wide prize. Other theme parks to win this prize include Disney World Magic Kingdom in Orlando and Universal Studios in Florida.
Andreas Andersen, Chairman of The Applause Award Board of Governors, said that the "very courageous strategy, which has paid off with a doubling of attendance over the last few years" and its "high sense of quality" are the main reasons that Ocean Park won the prize. Hong Kong's Ocean Park also won three awards for "Digital Marketing", "Best Overall Production" and "Visual Display (over 1 million in attendance)" from the association, which is considered the most important awarding body in the theme park industry.
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions is the largest association in the theme park industry, with a history of 94 years, and a high prestige around the world. It aims to improve the standard of theme parks and recreational facilities all over the world.
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