A vast public transport hub will be built at the entrance of Shanghai Disneyland to serve millions of visitors every year, officials said today.
The hub at the west gate of the amusement park will comprise five bus terminals, car and taxi parking lots, a large toilet and six lounges. The 77,492-square-meter behemoth will stretch from Xihuan Road to a large square of Shanghai Disneyland, officials said.
The government is now inviting tenders for the construction of the hub with a budget of 182 million yuan (US$22.54 million). The project should be finished within one year.
Meanwhile, Metro Line 11 will have an extension from Luoshan Road Station to the Disneyland with four stations at Luoshan Road, Kangqiao Road E., Hengxin Road and Disneyland, the officials said.
The 9.2-kilometer extension will have 7.7 kilometers on the ground but its final stretch will be underground. Passengers can enter the park through an underground passage. The Disneyland Station will be semi-underground with a skylight to bring natural light indoor. It will be surrounded by an artificial lake, trees and shrubs.
Shanghai Disneyland, Disney's first theme park on China's mainland, is expected to attract 7.3 million visitors a year when it opens in 2014.