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Whether you are a first-time visitor or a returning visitor, learn from our onsite staff some the tips and tricks that can help you make your visit to the Wheel a smooth and memorable experience.
Thanks to the generous subsidy from our partners AIA, the ticket price for and adult ride on the Hong Kong Observation Wheel costs a mere HK$20, making it the best value for money premium tourist experience available. For children 3-11 years old, seniors 65+ years old, and visitors with disabilities, tickets cost only HK$10 each, and children 3 years and under get to ride the Wheel for free. If you want more privacy, you can book a private gondola which can hold up to 8 people for just HK$160.
The ride on the Hong Kong Observation Wheel takes about 15 – 20 minutes for three rotations, which is plenty of time to capture the beautiful panoramic views of the Victoria Harbour. You can purchase the ticket either on the spot or in advance online. Booking online means you save time queuing during peak hours. To avoid crowds, the best time to walk in is before 6 pm on weekdays. Daily opening times are 11am to 11pm but do check the Ticket Info page for the most up to date opening times.
Behind the Ferris Wheel, we have a beautifully hand-painted traditional European Carousel. Tickets for the Carousel cost only HK$30, but if you purchase a Wheel & Carousel combo, you’ll save $10 per rider. With a variety of different horses and carriages, it is a well-loved nostalgic experience for visitors of all ages, and a great photo opportunity.
It is always a good time to ride on the Wheel but there are times when it is especially magical. High noon when the city is in working mode, is the perfect time to experience the interactive Historical AR App. Magic Hour or the evening as the sun sets and the city is in transition takes place between 4-6pm, depending on the season. At 8:00 pm every day, you will also be able to watch the Symphony of Lights, when the lights on buildings all around Victoria Harbour dance in harmony. During the daytime the Hong Kong Observation Wheel on the other hand allows you to take in the finer details of the skyline, including buildings, boats, busses and the people below. If you are still not sure, why not check out our Official Instagram @HKOWOfficial to help you decide what you like best.
The Hong Kong Observation Wheel AR App presented by AIA elevates the visitor experience through never-before-seen Augmented Reality (AR) technology. Through visual immersions of Hong Kong in the 1890s and 1960s, the App encourages visitors to unlock the beauty of the harbour and learn about the city’s development. The free mobile application is available on IOS and Android, in English, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese. Find out more about the HKOW AR App
Situated by the Hong Kong Observation Wheel is the AIA Vitality Park, a spacious open lawn where a variety of public events are held. From sporting events to live music performances, weekend markets to an outdoor cinema, there are always fun things going on at the park! Which is why before you head to the Wheel, do head to the website and see if there are any events happening so you can add them to your plans!
Did you know wellness activities and classes are held at the AIA Vitality Park daily? The brand purpose of our partner AIA is to help everyone enjoy healthier, longer, better lives, so they have enabled anyone to sign up and enjoy these activities for free! Not only are there popular classes such as yoga, callisthenic workouts and HIIT workouts; but you can also try your hand at new and emerging sports in Hong Kong such as Mölkky, Spike Ball, Extreme Frisbee and Dodge-bee. So, why not take full advantage of these free classes and learn something new whilst exercising outdoors on the harbourfront?
If you are craving for something to eat after you ride or class, you can always find some mouth-watering local and popular treats at the Wheel. Make sure you check them out and taste some of the delicious foods of Hong Kong.
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