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Chinese elements highlight Shanghai Disneyland


05-16-2016 15:36 BJT

The Walt Disney Corporation has said that it is going to be adding a number of exclusively Chinese elements to its new theme park, soon to be opening in Shanghai.

 Donald Duck practices the Chinese martial art Tai Chi.

Donald Duck is known around the world. But few people know he practices the Chinese martial art Tai Chi.

“We were thinking we could let Disney characters tell Chinese stories. I think Donald Duck practicing Tai Chi is a wonderful combination. I hope we could create a feeling of familiarity to the tourists through interaction between characters and tourists,” said Xu Chang, assistant producer of Shanghai Disney Resort.

There is even the Garden of 12 Friends, with Disney characters representing the Chinese Zodiac signs. Chinese elements are not just in some of the storytelling or the characters, but also in a lot of the design.

And the Walt Disney Grand Theater, located in a shopping and dining area modeled after local architectural styles, will stage the Chinese version of the Broadway show “The Lion King.”

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