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The Sochi amusement park in the Russian resort city, which earlier hosted the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, is to open its doors to the first visitors this May, with a grand opening set for early June, the city authority said Tuesday.

SOCHI, April 22 (RIA Novosti) – The Sochi amusement park in the Russian resort city, which earlier hosted the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, is to open its doors to the first visitors this May, with a grand opening set for early June, the city authority said Tuesday.

“Over 18 attractions will be available to visitors by the time of the opening. The park operated in a test mode during the Olympics, offering its guests only six rides,” the message by the Sochi administration said.

The Sochi Park, also known to locals as the “Russian Disneyland,” is located in the sprawling Imeret Lowlands and borders on the Olympic Park, the location of the magnificent skating and hockey venues.

The authority said that ticket prices will fluctuate throughout the year based on the season, but the maximum price will be fixed at 1,500 rubles (roughly 42 dollars). A full ticket will grant its buyer access to absolutely all carrousels and rides in the park.

Although dubbed after the world-famous Disneyland franchise, the Russian land of amusement and fantasy is reportedly styled after the Russian fairy world and cartoons familiar to generations of Russians.

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Russian Disneyland, amusement park, Sochi
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