Disney Imperialism Invades China!

Actually, it’s been there for years, in Hong Kong. But this week another Disney theme park opens. After a decade of planning and investment of $5.5 billion, the entertainment giant’s first park in mainland China will open on June 16. The Shanghai Disney Resort represents a major bet that China’s growing middle class will spend more and more of their money on travel, tourism and leisure. The massive project includes two hotels, a shopping district and six themed lands — Mickey Avenue, Gardens of Imagination, Fantasyland, Adventure Isle, Treasure Cove and Tomorrowland. It will dwarf the company’s parks in Hong Kong and Tokyo.

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