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Now Hiring: 10,000 Chinese to Create Some Magic at Shanghai Disney

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Disney Seeks 10,000 Workers to Create Magic in Shanghai

Zhou Jian, a 26-year-old folk dancer, dreams of a stage career, and he believes the Magic Kingdom can help him get there.

Zhou recently made the 14-hour journey by train from Shanxi, China, to attend a jobs fair in Shanghai, where he hopes to land work at Walt Disney Co.’s 963-acre, $5.5 billion resort set to open June 16. He covets a role in the “Lion King” musical production that will be performed in Mandarin for the first time.