China's Mickey Mouse fans are thrilled. After five long years of being under construction, Disneyland is finally open to the public. The park's organizers hope to attract the country's burgeoning middle class.
Disney's first resort in mainland China has opened its doors after years of construction. The park is expected to draw between 15 and 50 million visitors a year.
The Wanda group has declared war on Shanghai Disneyland ahead of its opening in mid-June. The battle is on for the control of amusement. Disney is familiar but Wanda has a home advantage, says DW's Frank Sieren.
The Magic Kingdom comes to the Middle Kingdom. Disney opens its first theme park in mainland China, betting the growing middle class will spend big on leisure despite a slowing economy.
Despite a significant slowdown in China's overall growth last year, the country's three biggest airlines reported huge increases in profit due to reduced fuel costs and thanks to more Chinese traveling abroad.
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