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Shanghai Disney resort’s trial run attracts 30,000 fun seekers

Thousands of people visited the Shanghai Disney Resort yesterday, the second day of its test run, Shanghai TV news reported.

The theme park itself only opened to some staff and their relatives during the test run, but Disney Town, its nearby retail and entertainment area, and Wishing Star Park welcomed the general public.

By 5pm, a preliminary estimate showed that some 30,000 visitors were at the resort, including both Disney staffers and their families and those without tickets in Disney Town and Wishing Star Park.

On Saturday, nearly 10,000 staffers, their relatives and other invited guests were allowed into the theme park for the soft opening.

This allowed employees to familiarize themselves with the park in advance of its grand opening, which is scheduled for June 16. The stores in Disney Town also started their test run from May 7, including the World of Disney Store.

The resort manufactured more than 7,000 Disney-related products — such as the Shanghai-style Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck — and most of them can only be purchased at the resort.

(Source: Shanghai Daily )

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