The much-anticipated Shanghai Disney metro station opened yesterday, releasing a swarm of tourists eager to take a gander and a few selfies at the still unopened park.
Shanghai Daily reports that more than 8,000 commuters had arrived at the new station on Line 11 by 5 p.m. yesterday afternoon. Apart from taking pictures (way, way) in front of the iconic Disneyland castle, visitors were free to roam around the resort’s shopping, dining and entertainment district, which is partly-open.
Apparently, Disney was prepared for the swell of tourists, with staff outside waiting to greet them, give them some Mickey gloves and help them take pictures… before escorting them inside the nearest shop selling various Disney crap.
The next few weeks is likely the least crowded you are ever going to see this place, so you might as well go ahead and visit now. If you still don’t wanna, take a look at these pics:
In case you are somehow unaware, Shanghai Disneyland opens on June 16th. If you want tickets, too bad, they are sold out. Some 7-year-old bought them all.
[Images via East Day News]