WATCH: 17 Years In The Making, Bob Iger's Dream of Bringing Disney To Mainland China

After five years of construction, $5.5 billion in spending and a month of testing to work out the kinks, Shanghai Disney Resort opened to the public just before noon, Shanghai time, on Thursday, June 16 (which was 9 p.m. Wednesday in Anaheim, home of the original Disney park). Shanghai Disneyland features six themed areas, and the resort contains two hotels, a shopping district and 99 acres of gardens, lakes and parkland. Here's an official look being the magic of the building of Shanghai Disneyland:

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