Do they float your boat?

Twenty-five exquisitely decorated floats will be on parade in Huaihai Road M. on September 10, a highlight of the Shanghai Tourism Festival.
Do they float your boat?
Ti Gong

A highlight of the Shanghai Tourism Festival will be 25 exquisitely decorated floats parading down Huaihai Road M. on September 10.

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 the abundant greenery, tranquil lakes, bird habitat and agricultural resources of the district, which aims to become a world-class ecofriendly island.

Do they float your boat?

China forest tourism's float entices 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 like Fujian, Guangdong, Zhejiang and the Tibet Autonomous Region 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 being offered to lucky winners.

The floats will tour into districts across Shanghai from September 11, 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 annual 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.

Do they float your boat?
Do they float your boat?
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