Set up in 1977 to create one of Asia 's most popular theme parks mixing entertainment, education and conservation in an exciting package. The 80-hectare (200-acre) park, situated on the southern side of Hong Kong Island , features thrill rides as well as amazing aquarium exhibits and performances by various sea creatures. A cable car system links the lowland and headland sections, offering spectacular views en route.New and fun-filled entertainment facilities are introduced from time to time and a major refurbishment is underway. In addition to the new giant pandas, Ocean Park recently unveiled a fascinating Sea Jelly Spectacular, featuring more than 1,000 sea jellies of all sizes from all over the world. Other popular additions have been the Abyss Turbo Drop, the Mine Train, Amazing Amazon, the Flying Swing and the Film Fantasia Simulator Ride.