FENG RENHUA, IMAGINECHINA

Thousands gathered to sneak a peek at the new attraction over the weekend.

Jordi Lippe-McGraw
May 03, 2016

Shanghai Disneyland is still six weeks away from opening, but that hasn’t stopped thousands of visitors from checking out the nearby Disney Town that opened over the weekend. Large crowds swarmed the promenade that features stores, shows, and restaurants similar to Downtown Disney/Disney Springs in the United States.

While there, a number of tourists attempted to get a peek at the much-anticipated Shanghai Disney Resort, which will host its first guests on June 16. People were caught trying to sneak a glimpse through tarp coverings at what will be Disney’s first theme park in mainland China, aside from the smaller Hong Kong park.

Clearly the excitement is reaching a fever pitch—tickets for opening day of the main park sold out within hours, and China Eastern Airlines unveiled a Disney-themed plane last week, which made its first flight from Shanghai.

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