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Shanghai Disney Resort named city's top attraction

chinadaily.com.cn Updated:2022-10-08


Workers dress up as Disney characters and pose for a promotional photo in front of the entrance to Shanghai Disneyland in East China's Shanghai. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Shanghai Disney Resort has been ranked as the top tourist destination in the city according to the recently released Shanghai Tourism Index 2022 on Thursday, the last day of the 33th Shanghai Tourism Festival.

Since its opening in 2016, Shanghai Disneyland has been one of the most popular theme parks in the city. The park was forced to close for more than 101 days due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but its reopening on June 30 drove a strong rebound in the industry as search traffic related to the park and its surrounding hotels saw a huge increase ever since.

Released by the Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture and Tourism, the index listed 1,030 cultural and tourism sites in the city that have been continuously active on various platforms for the past five years.

In addition to Shanghai Disneyland, Shanghai Wild Animal Park, Yu Garden, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Bund, Shanghai Museum were also in the top 10.

Thanks to the launch of the cruise on the Suzhou Creek, a new index of popular destinations along the river banks was also released, with the Shanghai Post Museum and Sihang Joint Savings Bank being the top two attractions.

In other lists, the retail complex Taikoo Li Qiantan ranked first on the list of new landmarks in Shanghai, and Guangfulin Cultural Relics is the top choice for suburban tourism.