Shanghai Disneyland gives employees 6-week sneak preview

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Talk about company benefits - employees and guests at Walt Disney Co. got a sneak preview of the upcoming Shanghai Disneyland over the Labour Day weekend.

The entertainment company's latest theme park is set to open on June 16. But not before its six-week trial period where employees, stakeholders and partners get to try out some attractions and dining.

According to Bloomberg, such trials are protocol for all Walt Disney Parks and Resorts destinations as well as for major attractions around the world.

The park, which took five years to build, combines traditional Chinese culture with classic Disney films. It is also a whopping 3.78sqm large!

A key highlight is the Enchanted Storybook Castle, the tallest tower of all six Disneylands. The Castle is home to all the Disney princesses and features a fireworks display and laser show every evening.

Not a fan of fairytales? The theme park also features Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, the Gardens of Imagination, the Treasure Cove, Adventure Isle, Mickey Avenue and Disneytown.

Shanghai Disneyland may be massive, but it could also be the most affordable of all the resorts. A ticket costs US$76 (S$104) off-peak and US$100 during peak season.

In contrast, an off-peak ticket to Florida Disneyland costs US$102 while during peak season, it can go up to US$114.

debwong@sph.com.sg