Shanghai Disney welcomes nearly 6-M visitors in 7 months

By on January 16, 2017


Shanghai Disney welcomes nearly 6-M visitors in 7 months (Photo By Fayhoo (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0)
Shanghai Disney welcomes nearly 6-M visitors in 7 months (Photo by Fayhoo (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0)
SHANGHAI—Shanghai Disneyland received close to 6 million visitors in the first seven months since its opening in mid-June, Fan Xiping, chairman of Shanghai Shendi Group, Disney’s Chinese partner, said Monday.

Fan, who is also a member of the standing committee of the Shanghai Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, said 5.6 million people had visited Shanghai Disneyland by December 31 last year.

Some 80 percent of the visitors said they were “very satisfied” or “satisfied” with their visits, according to a third party survey.

Meanwhile, Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and Toy Story Hotel reported up to 90 percent occupancy. The first-ever Mandarin production of “The Lion King” was staged more than 220 times, making it the most-run Broadway musical in the Chinese mainland.

“Both sides from China and the US are satisfied with the park’s performance,” Fan said. “We’ll work together to improve our operational and service standards, to deliver exceptional service to visitors from all over the world.”

Previously, Walt Disney, in its 2016 fiscal year report, said that Shanghai Disneyland received 4 million visitors in its first four months of operation.