Shanghai Disneyland releases first photos of theme park
Two characters from Pirates of the Caribbean are featured in this view at Shanghai Disneyland. [Photo/Chinanews.com]
Monday marked the 100-day countdown to the opening of Shanghai Disneyland. The resort will open its doors on June 16, the Walt Disney Company and its Chinese partner said in January.
To mark the occasion, the $5.5 billion resort published its first batch of Shanghai Disneyland images, giving people a glimpse of China's biggest foreign investment project to date.
A Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs-themed roller coaster is among the attractions at Shanghai Disneyland. [Photo/Chinanews.com]
The project is a joint venture between the Walt Disney Company and Shanghai Shendi Group. Disney holds a 43 percent stake in the project, while the remaining 57 percent is held by Shanghai Shendi.
The theme park will feature Disney's tallest castle to date, two hotels, a pirate-themed park, shopping, dining and entertainment areas and a 40-hectare "Wishing Star Park" with natural scenery.
Toy Story -themed kites hang from the ceiling at the Disney theme park. [Photo/Chinanews.com]
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