Disney celebrates old Shanghai

EXPECT to see Daisy Duck dressed like a 1920s Shanghai party girl when you visit the Disney Resort this summer.

The amusement park will be a veritable mecca for merchandise when it swings open its gates for the first time on June 16, according to park officials. And many of the souvenirs on offer will have a decidedly Shanghai feel.

About 7,000 products will be sold at over 30 theme stores across the resort, many of them featuring Disney cartoon characters wearing “qipao” and other local costumes popular in the Roaring Twenties.

“We designed the Vintage Shanghai series to reflect images from old Shanghai calendars from the 1920s,” said the resort’s Creative Director Yasmeen Chen.