Wanda's new theme park complex opens in China – in pictures

Dalian Wanda’s new theme park features the Wanda Mall, made up of buildings in shapes of blue and white porcelain. The park, in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, China, opened on Saturday. Reuters

Wanda's new theme park complex opens in China - in pictures

The entrance to the Wanda City theme park. Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

Wanda's new theme park complex opens in China - in pictures

A guard opens the entrance doors at Wanda Mall at the Wanda Cultural Tourism City. China’s largest private property developer, the Wanda Group, is pitting its offering against Disney and its US$5.5 billion Shanghai theme park opening next month. Mark Schiefelbein / AP


Wanda's new theme park complex opens in China - in pictures

Visitors enter the newly-opened Wanda Mall. Rolex Dela Pena / EPA

Wanda's new theme park complex opens in China - in pictures

Visitors at an indoor ocean park inside the Wanda Mall at ‘Wanda City’, which includes an outdoor theme park, indoor mall and ocean park and hotels. Rolex Dela Pena / EPA

Wanda's new theme park complex opens in China - in pictures

People visit Wanda City. Wanda’s billionaire boss has stated he intends to take on and beat Disney weeks before the American entertainment group launches a similar attraction in Shanghai. AFP

Wanda's new theme park complex opens in China - in pictures

Visitors on a ride at Wanda City theme park. Rolex Dela Pena / EPA

Wanda's new theme park complex opens in China - in pictures

A woman poses for a photo with a worker dressed in a Star Wars Stormtrooper-style costume at the Wanda Mall. Mark Schiefelbein / AP

Wanda's new theme park complex opens in China - in pictures

Performers of a fantasy play greet the audience at the outdoor theme park at the 200-hectare Wanda City. Rolex Dela Pena / EPA

Wanda's new theme park complex opens in China - in pictures

A roller coaster makes its initial climb at Wanda City against a backdrop of construction cranes on apartment buildings. Mark Schiefelbein / AP

Wanda's new theme park complex opens in China - in pictures

A performer in a fantasy play is elevated by a high wire at Wanda City theme park. Rolex Dela Pena / EPA

Wanda's new theme park complex opens in China - in pictures

People watch marine life at the indoor ocean park aquarium at Wanda Mall. Mark Schiefelbein / AP

Wanda's new theme park complex opens in China - in pictures

A park staff member paints designs on a souvenir umbrella at Wanda City. Rolex Dela Pena / EPA

Wanda's new theme park complex opens in China - in pictures

A security guard helps lift a starfish for a toddler at a hands-on exhibit at the indoor ocean park aquarium at Wanda City. Mark Schiefelbein / AP

Wanda's new theme park complex opens in China - in pictures

Wang Jianlin, the chairman of Wanda Group, at the opening ceremony for the Wanda Cultural Tourism City in Nanchang in south-eastern China’s Jiangxi province. Mr Wang has vowed to take on and beat Disney as the US firm prepares to open its new theme park in Shaghai next month. Mark Schiefelbein / AP

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