|A flower bed near the middle of the Gardens of Imagination at Shanghai Disneyland, with the Enchanted Storybook Castle beyond.|
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Gardens of the Storybook Castle
Shanghai Disneyland clears out pretty quickly at night after closing, mostly on the part of semi-aggressive security guards who sweep clearly and efficiently and move guests onto Mickey Avenue before leaving them alone to shop the rest of the night. After the nightcap Ignite the Dream fireworks that end the operating day, guests and photographers usually have only 15-20 minutes to get their shots within the Gardens of Imagination, so they certainly need to count. Of course, with a beautiful castle backdrop and pretty gardens all around, it's no surprise that even in China, people linger as late as they can for those final photographic memories.