Gulp! Disneyland sued over take-in food

Central Station | 15 Aug 2019

A Shanghai law student is suing Disneyland alleging double standards as the US company prevents visitors to its Asian theme parks from taking their own food.

The lawsuit takes the company to task because the same strictures do not apply in its US or Paris parks.

Wang says she had her "rights violated" by being barred from taking in her own meal, forcing her to buy "overpriced" food inside the park.

The challenge has lit up Weibo, with more than 600 million views and tens of thousands of comments. Disney told CCTV the rules are "consistent with most of China's theme parks and Disney's other destinations in Asia."

Disney parks in the United States and Paris allow guests to take in food from outside. Those in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Shanghai do not.

Its website says since November 2017 food and alcoholic beverages have not been allowed into the park, while "a reasonable amount of baby food, dry snacks or fruit is allowed."

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