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Published on : Tuesday, September 5, 2017
The Shanghai Tourism Administration said the floats will feature culture, tradition, landscape and cartoon figures, and will be illuminated by LED lights.
Shanghai Disney Resort’s float will feature the Enchanted Storybook Castle, a landmark attraction of the resort, and will incorporate Chinese elements. Mickey and Minnie will interact with tourists.
Chongming District float will display its abundant greenery, tranquil lakes, bird habitat and agricultural resources. The island aims to become a world-class eco-friendly island.
China forest tourism’s float seeks to entice spectators into a peaceful magic natural world with forest, wetland, wild desert and a variety of wildlife.
More than 30 performance troupes from home and abroad will also participate in the parade. The theme of this year’s float parade is the Belt and Road initiative, and provinces across China will showcase their landscapes by presenting floats in the parade. Tourists are invited to vote for their favorite float. Overseas trips will be offered as prizes.
The floats will tour districts across Shanghai from next Monday, with stops including Nanjing Road Pedestrian Mall and Hongkou Football Stadium.
The Shanghai Tourism Festival, the city’s biggest tourism extravaganza, will run from September 9 to October 6, featuring a variety of activities, including food, light, music, sports and art events.