The so-called Beijing Disneyland is mired in controversy but is still a great place to pass a few hours with the kids when in a strange land. The park is actually called Shijingshan Amusement Park. It charges a moderate admission fee and then tickets are purchased from booths in the park.
My twins were just turning three, and there were a lot of rides they couldn’t go on yet, but they enjoyed the tall ferris wheel and various other small spinning things. It was quiet, a blessing in China, and the general Disney atmosphere was very enjoyable.
Nevertheless, in the Chinese habit of pirating, the castle and park characters look suspiciously familiar. The park administrators of course denied any wrongdoing and claimed their Mickey was just a “big-eared mouse.”
To me, it’s all part of the China experience, and if you end up there with small kids, it makes for a fun day out.