Shanghai Disneyland by the numbers

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Shanghai Disneyland, Disney's first theme park in mainland China, is big by every measure. In fact, it's the entertainment company's largest overseas outpost.

Disney's expectations of the park and accompanying resort's popularity are equally grand, with CEO Bob Iger telling reporters that the company has already started expanding facilities within the seven-square-kilometer (2.7 square mile) property.

Here's a few of the monster numbers that brought the "happiest place on earth" to the world's second-largest economy.

100,000: Workers estimated to have worked on the park's construction, with thousands more working on the accompanying resort infrastructure

11,000: Workers on site during the peak building period

5: Years between breaking ground and the park's June 16 opening to the public

5.5: Billions of dollars it cost to build the park

10,000: Employees working on opening day

2.4: Millions of shrubs and plants needed to create the garden features, along with 12,000 trees

Night view of Shanghai Disney Resort is seen on June 14, 2016 in Shanghai, China.
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72,000: Metric tonnes of structural steel needed to make the park

160: Kilometers of piping used to construct the major water, fire, electrical and other utility systems, equivalent to 100 miles of piping

100: Species of shrubs used to construct the Gardens of Imagination, plus more than 60 species of trees

8: Main towers on top of the Echanted Storybook Castle, which is the tallest, biggest and most complex castle Disney has ever built

150: Performers and technicians needed to create the Mickey's Storybook Express parade feature, which runs along the longest parade route of any Disney park

3.6: Millions of liters of water needed to fill Treasure Cove

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse plush toys are displayed for sale in a gift shop at the Toy Story Hotel at Walt Disney Co.'s Shanghai Disney Resort ahead of its official opening in Shanghai, China, on Tuesday, June 14, 2016.
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16,340: Square meters of space taken up by the Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure attraction, which is one of the most complex ever built by Disney

24,000: Square meters of rock work that was hand-sculpted to make Adventure Isle

966: Meters' length of the track for the Tron Lightcycle Power Run roller-coaster

4.8: Minutes it takes for an Olympic swimming pool-sized amount of water to flow through the Roaring Rapids flume

16: Millions of meals Disney expects to sell each year

A view of Shanghai Disneyland Park 5 days before its official opening during the trial operations on June 11, 2016 in Shanghai, China.
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150: Dishes on offer in the theme park, representing the eight major cuisines of China

700: Kilograms of rice Disney expects to serve each day

6,000: Burgers expected to be sold each day

600,000: Giant turkey legs visitors are expected to consume in a year

12: Million heads of bok choy that workers are expected to trim in a year

Reuters contributed to this article

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