Re­sort a dream, in more ways than one

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“An in­ter­na­tional team of Dis­ney Imag­i­neers is work­ing hand-in-hand with lo­cal con­trac­tors to trans­fer unique Dis­ney tech­niques, de­sign, rock­work and themed fin­ish­ing ex­per­tise to lo­cal ar­ti­sans to bring the best of Dis­ney to the peo­ple of China. We look for­ward to shar­ing more de­tails soon,” the company said.

As to the aux­il­iary fa­cil­i­ties, the company said that the Shang­hai Dis­ney Re­sort is an in­te­grated re­sort fea­tur­ing a theme park and much more, and at the open­ing it will in­clude two themed ho­tels — Shang­hai Dis­ney Re­sort Ho­tel and Toy Story Ho­tel, a large shop­ping, din­ing and en­ter­tain­ment area — Dis­ney­town and the re­sort’s recre­ation fa­cil­i­ties.

Upon its com­ple­tion, the re­sort will be­come the sixth theme park of The Walt Dis­ney Co. The other five are in Los An­ge­les and Or­lando, Florida in the United Sates as well as in Tokyo, Paris and Hong Kong.

At­tract­ing a to­tal in­vest­ment of 29.5 bil­lion yuan ($4.74 bil­lion), the Shang­hai re­sort will also make its con­tri­bu­tion to the lo­cal econ­omy with the large num­ber of vis­i­tors it re­ceives ev­ery year. Du Changchun, a re­searcher at North­east Se­cu­ri­ties Co Ltd, es­ti­mated that the re­sort will gen­er­ate 33.6 bil­lion yuan of profit for Shang­hai ev­ery year, which would be equal to 1.6 per­cent of the city’s GDP in 2013.

Ac­cord­ing toXu Juanjuan, a se­nior an­a­lyst with Guo­tai Ju­nan Se­cu­ri­ties Co Ltd, the re­sort can gen­er­ally be com­pared to the Tokyo Dis­ney Re­sort, which opened in 1983, based on the city’s de­vel­op­ment phase and lo­cal con­sump­tion habits

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