400-FUL Ocean Express
|Customer||Ocean Park Corporation|
|Location||Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR of China|
|Vertical rise||115.0 m|
|Inclined length||1,276.0 m|
Garaventa installed a funicular inspired by Jules Verne at Ocean Park in Hong Kong, one of the world’s biggest theme parks. During the three-minute ride through a 1.3-kilometer-long tunnel, passengers are given the sensation of a submarine dive into the deep sea aboard the famous Nautilus. The funicular is a key element in the Ocean Park Master Redevelopment Project. As well as being an attraction in itself, the new installation links the Waterfront and Summit areas of the park which are located on either side of a hill. The two trains each consist of two cars and transport up to 5,000 passengers an hour at a maximum speed of 10 m/s. To ensure a very high level of availability, the funicular drive features a back-up system.