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Tourism parade set to float your boat

    Tourism parade set to float your boat


    A rendition of Chongming’s float, which will display the island’s abundant greenery, tranquil lakes and bird habitat.

    A highlight of the Shanghai Tourism Festival will be 25 decorated floats parading down Huaihai Road M. on Sunday.

    They will feature culture, tradition, landscape and cartoon figures, and will be illuminated by LED lights, the Shanghai Tourism Administration said.

    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 ecofriendly island.

    China forest tourism’s float aims 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 display their landscapes by presenting floats in the parade, according to the administration. Tourists are invited to vote for their favorite float. Overseas trips are to be offered as prizes.

    The floats will tour into districts across Shanghai from next Monday, with stops including Nanjing Road Pedestrian Mall and Hongkou Football Stadium.

    From September 29 to October 6, they will be at the Oriental Green Boat Park in Qingpu District.

    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.