Shanghai Disneyland is officially open to public at 12 pm on June 16th. Two specific subway cars on Disney theme of Line No.11, designed and brought to reality by Shanghai Metro Group and Shanghai Disney Resort, will depart in opposite direction, respectively from Disney Resort Station and Luoshan Road Station.
Inside the subway carriage, lovely cartoon characters are painted on all the doors and walls–Mickey looking at the passenger seats, Goofy sitting with legs crossed and Donald making pyramids. Over the passengers’ heads is a whole piece of blue sky on the roof. Some Disney classic images, as high as passengers and covering six sections of the subway cars, are welcoming the guests by each door along the subway line.
The trial operation of Shanghai Disney Resort ends today. It is reported that the number of tourists the resort had welcomed exceeded 500,000.
During the trial operation, tourists had to wait in line for 2-3 hours for many popular events, such as the hottest one “Over the Horizon”, some lined up even for 6 hours. Although the long queue got relatively highly accepted in the trial, the passenger flow is sure to be huger after the official opening. It is absolutely essential for the resort to deal with this upcoming problem.
The resort has introduced the Fast Pass to visitors during the trial operation so that they could make a more reasonable arrangement for the events, but Fast Passes got “seckilled”(quickly sold out) at the opening and tourists had to line up to get the pass as well. In respond to this, the Disney resort operator explained that the 7 tourists’ centers where Fast Pass got distributed in the resort were not all open to public and given the employees were not skilled enough, the passes were not fully issued during the trial operation. The operator added that the tourists would get at least one fast pass in a day after the official opening.
Disney operation department is actively working out the adjustment and improvement plan according to the suggestions and comments. After the official opening, it is likely to restrict the number of tourists to ensure a comfortable environment. In addition, security and emergency work for food, heat and rainfall and increase of strollers, wheelchairs are on the schedule for visitors’ reservation.
On June 16, Shanghai Disneyland will be officially open to public. At present, it is published that Shanghai Disneyland ticket fare is set at RMB499 (about USD76) per head during the opening period from June 16th to 30th and summer vacation in July and August. From September onwards, peak-day ticket fare remains at RMB499 while standard-day ticket fare at RMB370 (about USD56.38) per head. At the news conference previously held by municipal government, Shanghai Disneyland Resort had announced that the tickets for the first two weeks after the official opening had completely sold out and a small amount of tickets are available for July to September visits.