Chinese Theme Park Offers Discounts for Miniskirts

And you thought Disney's rescued princesses were sexist.

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Boasting charming rides and themed attractions, the Merry-Land Resort Theme Park is a bit like Southern China’s answer to Disneyland — except for the hordes of miniskirt-wearing women being hosed down by their fellow patrons.

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The miniskirts are the product of a summer marketing campaign aimed at attracting more visitors. The park offers a half-price discount to all women wearing skirts shorter than 38 inches—and it takes the gimmick very seriously: Staff members wait at the park entrance armed with rulers and anything other than a miniskirt (like a short dress or hot pants) need not apply. “The stipulation aims to encourage female visitors to showcase their beauty in summer,” the park’s deputy manager, Li Wenxing, told Shanghai Daily. The park also encourages patrons to throw water on the mini-skirted women, as part of what it calls a summer “water splashing festival.”

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Li says that visitor numbers have soared since the campaign was implemented. But nearby residents aren’t too happy about the ploy, as some believe that the campaign is encouraging women to “behave erotically” in public.

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11 comments
patrickhal001
patrickhal001

It looks nice and affordable skirt and also designed beautifully that can enhance your beauty as well as the attraction in the crowd. 

Paultons
Paultons

When first I looked at the offer title I thought is was a marketing camping throw,  and yes it is. Those miniskirts are the product of their summer marketing campaign for more visitors. Anyway good one. 

ERenger
ERenger

They should also encourage the wearing of thin white cotton T-shirts for the water splashing festival.

aschwab84
aschwab84

Seems perfectly acceptable.  As a 28 year old male, I fully encourage more places to implement these rules and allow us men to throw water on women.  It is all family fun and nothing more obviously.

Emily Tan
Emily Tan

I think you mean 38cm. 38 inches is over three feet!

Mama Bea
Mama Bea

Nothing surprises me, anymore.

Byst1nder
Byst1nder

I love to go there and see the sites. the many beautiful sites.

Ivan Su
Ivan Su

LOL I really wanna throw water at those mini skirt sluts.

Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar

really ... what would be so out of the ordinary ... here, ?