Date
18 January 2017
Video blogger Dwayne shows some members of the audience opening their umbrellas and blocking the view of those behind them as they watch a show at Shanghai Disneyland. Photo: YouTube
Video blogger Dwayne shows some members of the audience opening their umbrellas and blocking the view of those behind them as they watch a show at Shanghai Disneyland. Photo: YouTube

Vlogger says magic lost at new Shanghai Disneyland

Disney is apparently exceedingly happy with the successful debut of its latest theme park, the Shanghai Disneyland, on June 16.

No less than chief executive Robert Iger reported that the US$5.5 billion resort has drawn nearly a million visitors in less than a month.

But not everyone shares his exuberance.

Disney Dwayne, a YouTube video blogger, was less than impressed with his experience as he noted the bad behavior of tourists at the theme park, New Zealand-based news website Stuff reports.

In his latest video, he noted that many of the tourists were pushing and shoving, vandalizing, and even urinating in public.

“Personal space here is absolute zero,” Dwayne said, referring to the tourists who were pushing up against him and his friend as they waited in line for a ride.

At one of the shows, many in the audience had their umbrellas up, thus blocking the view of those behind them, even though it wasn’t raining or too sunny.

Dwayne also saw tourists leaving behind their rubbish everywhere and entering no access zones.

At the Enchanted Storybook Castle, for example, many were lying on the ground and smoking. There was even a woman who helped her son urinate on the lawn.

“What I didn’t capture was a little girl who pulled her shorts down. She was naked and running around for a good amount of time. I just couldn’t and it would be wrong to film it,” he said.

“Also, another bunch of schoolgirls who were pulling and snatching for more stickers than already offered to them by a cast member.”

There were also tourists who were “opening every emergency exit door they saw to go exploring”.

Aware of the situation at the theme park, Shanghai’s municipal government has issued a brochure for visitors, reminding them not to litter or engage in rowdy or uncouth behavior.

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