The Walt Disney Company and Shanghai Shendi Group have released details of Shanghai Disney Resort’s official opening, which will include a spectacular ceremony for the resort’s first official guests on June 16, 2016.
Celebrations will take place over several days before Disney’s first destination resort in mainland China finally opens its doors.
“Shanghai Disney Resort will be a one-of-a-kind, world-class destination that is authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese, ” comments Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company.
In 2014, as a response to extraordinary growth in the Chinese tourism market, Disney and Shanghai Shendi Group decided to expand the original offering to encompass more attractions and increase capacity.
The resort, one of the largest foreign investments in China’s history, blends classic Disney stories and characters with new experiences carefully tailored to the local market.
“The resort reflects Disney’s legendary storytelling along with China’s rich culture, and showcases some of the most creative and innovative experiences we’ve ever created. We’re looking forward to showing it to the world and sharing it with the people of China for generations to come, ” reports Iger.
When it opens, Shanghai Disney Resort, will include:
- Shanghai Disneyland, a world-class theme park with six themed lands: Adventure Isle, Gardens of Imagination, Mickey Avenue, Tomorrowland, Treasure Cove and Fantasyland, all centered around the Enchanted Storybook Castle, the largest and tallest castle at any Disney theme park. Numerous thrilling attractions and live entertainment spectaculars will be on offer – many of them first-of-a-kind for a Disney park.
- The Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and Toy Story Hotel, an Art Nouveau-inspired resort. The Toy Story Hotel is themed around the toys from the Disney•Pixar series of Toy Story animated films.
- Disneytown, an international shopping, dining and entertainment district, next to the entrance of Shanghai Disneyland. Disneytown will feature the Walt Disney Grand Theatre, home to the first-ever Mandarin production of the Broadway hit Disney’s THE LION KING as well as the World of Disney Store, offering a wide range of Disney merchandise, including many products designed especially for Shanghai Disney Resort.
- Wishing Star Park, a recreational area set in about 40 hectares, which promises impressive natural views and stunning sunsets.