the number of visitors expected to visit Shanghai's Disneyland in
the first year
800-room Toy Story Hotel — but industry experts believe that there are not enough rooms to meet the demand. About 15 million people are expected to visit the Shanghai Disney Resort in its first year, with the figure growing to between 25 and 30 million in the next few years.
Zeng Guang, chief analyst of Guosen Securities, told the media that the opening of the Disney Resort in June will give the resort operator some time to better prepare for the peak season in the summer. He also expects families to account for repeated visits and overnight stays.
Located in the heart of the Yangtze River Delta, the most prosperous region in the country, the Shanghai Disneyland can be easily accessed by people from many cities that are between one and two hours away via express trains.
Jiang Yiyi, director of the China Tourism Academy’s International Tourism Development Institute, said the Shanghai Disney Resort will also bring inbound travelers from overseas as the resort has created plenty of attractions that are unique or filled with Chinese characteristics, that will likely appeal to international visitors in neighboring countries.