Shanghai Disneyland opened to great fanfare earlier this week, but local media say that the behavior of some visitors still leaves a lot to be desired.
Despite the six-week long trial opening period and the Shanghai government issuing a handy etiquette guide advising guests of six things they absolutely shouldn’t do when visiting, The Paper reports that there is still much room for improvement.
Pictures taken over the first weekend following the grand opening show the ground completely covered with food wrapping, plastic bags, and paper cups.
But what really drew the ire of local reporters was the sight of a mother taking her child to defecate in an area of landscaping, rather than using the available public toilets. Looks like some people forgot to read their etiquette guide.
Back in 2014, a Chinese tourist defended his countrymen for their decision to urinate in public at the Hong Kong Disneyland owing to the lack of public toilets at the park.
According to Apple Daily, Shanghai Disneyland has even fewer washrooms, with the visitor to washroom ratio being 4,500 to 1 instead of the more generous 1,500 to 1 at the Hong Kong Disneyland.
Perhaps this sort of thing is inevitable then.
By Victor Fung
[Images via The Paper / Weibo]