Guests Ride Themed Trains to New Shanghai Disney Resort

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We can't think of a better way to travel to a new Disney theme park than to ride in a subway train specially outfitted for the occasion. Travel + Leisure reports that for the grand opening of the Shanghai Disney Resort, mainland China's first Disney theme park, two Shanghai Metro trains were customized both inside and out with images of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, and other popular Disney characters. 

Riders could board the trains on Line 11 and get off at any of the various stops near the park. There is no word on how many people boarded the special trains on opening day, but a train operator did tell the press that two more themed trains will be added to "increase capacity in the future."

If the early numbers are any indication, Shanghai Disney Resort is poised to have a banner first week. Shanghai Daily reports that the lines to get in on opening day began at 4:30 a.m., and this past weekend an estimated 35,000 people showed up for the park's soft opening.

[h/t Travel + Leisure]