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Voting for a little magic at Disney Metro station

CARTOON fans have less than a week to vote on the decor of the Metro station that will serve Shanghai Disneyland, scheduled to open at the end of 2015.

The poll closes at midnight on Sunday, and more than 20,000 votes had been cast by yesterday.

According to organizers, a blue color scheme that highlights fantasy elements has been leading the poll to  sprinkle a little magic on Disneyland Metro station.

The six candidate projects have been produced by a team from East China Architectural Design and Research Institute.

And 100 people who vote for the winning design will receive a gift worth 300 yuan (US$49).

The Shanghai Shentong Metro Group — Metro operator and organizer of the poll — said the construction of the Disneyland Metro station will be based on the most popular project among the public in the poll.

Changes will be made to meet requirements for practical use and safety reasons, after consultation with experts.

To serve the theme park, Metro Line 11 will have an extension from Luoshan Road Station to Disneyland, with stations at Kangqiao Road E, Hengxin Road and Disneyland.

The 9.2-kilometer extension will include 7.7 kilometers above ground but the final stretch will be underground.

Passengers will enter the park through an underground passageway.

According to a plan unveiled earlier, the Disneyland station will be semi-underground, with a skylight to bring natural light indoors. It will be surrounded by an artificial lake, trees and shrubs.

Votes for the decor can be cast at



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