An ocean theme park is under construction in Shanghai's Pudong New Area, only a 25-minute drive from the city's Disney Resort.
Construction on Haichang Polar Ocean Park kicked off on Sunday. With planned investment of 3 billion yuan (482.74 million US dollars), the park will cover 190,000 square meters and include 12 display venues, four marine animal interactive programs, and three theaters, said Wang Xuguang, president of developer Haichang Holdings.
The park, located near Dishui Lake, Shanghai's biggest artificial lake, will feature various marine animal species and is expected to receive over 6 million visitors per year after completion, Wang said.
Haichang Polar Ocean Park is scheduled to open in 2017.