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Old 03-10-2016, 10:47 AM   #1
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Default First look inside Shanghai Disneyland

Sneak peek into the £3.8bn resort which will have the biggest-ever castle and open in June
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The latest Disney resort is set to open in Shanghai, east China's Zhejiang province, on June 16 this year
Disney have released the first pictures of the inside of the theme park showcasing the castle, rides and hotels
Tickets are said to be the cheapest out of all the Disneyland reports with off-peak tickets costing 370 yuan (£39)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/peop...open-June.html


The biggest of them all! The Enchanted Story Book Castle is the
tallest, largest and most interactive Disney castle in the world



Chinese: Mulan is one of the stories that guests will discover
while cruising the water aboard Voyage to the Crystal Grotto in
Fantasyland



Cool! A Tron themed ride where visitors sit on motorbike carriages
will be included in Tomorrowland at the newest Disneyland park



Visitors will journey through the adventures of Pooh and his friends
with oversized storybooks telling the story in Chinese



Big park: A set of aerial photos of the theme park, taken on
February 3, show the final stage of the construction of the
963-acre space
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Mainlanders aren't the best at standing in line. It will be interesting to see how Disney deals with that issue, as well as their tendency to spit, clear their noses without a hankie or tissue, throw trash on the ground and belch loudly in public.
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I am adding that to my "if I win the lottery" bucket list.
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Mainlanders aren't the best at standing in line. It will be interesting to see how Disney deals with that issue, as well as their tendency to spit, clear their noses without a hankie or tissue, throw trash on the ground and belch loudly in public.
As it will be the overwhelmingly chinese visitors, things will be as usual for the attenders.

I wish the Chinese had built their own national theme park to avoid being criticised by perfect Americans and pay for it.
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As it will be the overwhelmingly chinese visitors, things will be as usual for the attenders.

I wish the Chinese had built their own national theme park to avoid being criticised by perfect Americans and pay for it.
Hey, I despise Disneyland. Used to be cool about 40 years ago, when you paid ride-by-ride. Now it is just non-stop ripoff city. My comment was tongue-in-cheek. I lived in HK for 4 years - these are all stereotypes of the dreaded mainlanders, although obviously there is some truth.
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I guess so .. But I find it interesting that the Chinese goverment is allowing Disney into the country while they keep the big internet firewall
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Hey, I despise Disneyland. Used to be cool about 40 years ago, when you paid ride-by-ride. Now it is just non-stop ripoff city. My comment was tongue-in-cheek. I lived in HK for 4 years - these are all stereotypes of the dreaded mainlanders, although obviously there is some truth.

In the 60's and 70's, even into the very early 80's, a day at a theme park was a viable, not financially draining, option for a family. Knotts Berry Farm, 6 Flags, Disneyland, Busch Gardens. Southern California had them all and they were fun, safe and didn't require a loan to pay for them.

The cost nowadays, IMO, is beyond their value. And it's not as if these places pay their average employee, that well. And Disney with their abusing employees by telling them they're gone, soon as they train imported HB1 foreign workers, does not, make for the 'happiest place on earth'.
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It's a tasty world after all! Shanghai Disneyland unveils its magical menu inspired by popular cartoon characters

New images released on April 20 reveal the food on offer at the long-anticipated Shanghai Disneyland Resort
The latest Disneyland park opens to the public on June 16 with entry tickets for the opening day sold out
Dishes on the menu includes traditional high tea along with Peking duck pizza and shrimp with steamed rice


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/peop...haracters.html


Super yummy: Braised pig knuckle in brown sauce with a side of
greens is up for grabs at the Shanghai Disney Resort



Modernised favourites: The innovative menu also includes Peking
Duck pizza, which pays homage to the famous Chinese poultry dish



Get ready for a proper feast: Beijing style lamb shank and rice
with mickey mouse cut carrots shows the Disney twist on the food



Colourful dish on offer: Donald Duck waffle to be served at the
Shanghai Disneyland Resort in China
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As it will be the overwhelmingly chinese visitors, things will be as usual for the attenders.

I wish the Chinese had built their own national theme park to avoid being criticised by perfect Americans and pay for it.
They did, they called it Wonderland.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...rror-film.html

Shanghai is on the mainland so I guess the posters above meant "non-Shanghai citizens".

You rarely see those activities described performed by people from Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong. (and in the last few years Guangzhou)

You do see it from Chinese citizens from the Tier 2 cities as finances improve and people move around more from tourism. Chinese Government is trying to get its hands around it by requiring tour operators to give briefing on etiquette etc, before travel especially overseas travel.

But hey, the US had its own problems in the '50's and '60's as people got passports and started moving around.

Heck we STILL have problems now.

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Stunning aerial images show Shanghai Disneyland lit up for the first time ahead of the giant theme park's official opening

Incredible aerial pictures show mainland China's first Disney park, Shanghai Disneyland, lit up ahead of its opening
The official opening on June 16 is expected to smash records having already welcomed thousands of visitors
The theme park featuring a 196ft-tall castle, rides and hotels promises to pay homage to traditional Chinese culture


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...l-opening.html


This aerial photo shows the lighting view of the castle in Disneyland
Shanghai Disney Resort lighting test, China



The Disneyland in Shanghai began trial operation starting from
May 7, preparing for its opening on June 16
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Shanghai is on the mainland so I guess the posters above meant "non-Shanghai citizens".
Most of HK is on the Mainland too. So technically they are Mainlanders looking down their noses at other Mainlanders.
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You say tomato ....

Hong Kong SAR or Hong Kong Island?

The part you reference is Kowloon or the New Territories.
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