In response to a lawsuit against its "no outside food and beverage" policy, Shanghai Disney said on Monday that the rule is "consistent with many other theme parks across China" and "guests are welcome to enjoy their own food and beverages outside the park".
The suit was brought by a law school student in Shanghai after she was told by park security to either throw away the snacks she had brought in her backpack or finish them. In order to get into the park, she discarded the snacks, following a series of failed attempts to resist, according to news portal thePaper.cn.
The student, surnamed Wang, a junior from East China University of Political Science and Law, called for the park's ban to be overturned and for the park to compensate her loss. The case was heard on April 23 and the verdict is pending.
Globally, three out of the six Disneyland parks are open to food and drinks from beyond its services, while the three in Asia - Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai - carry a no-outside-food-and-drink policy.
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