Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Shanghai Disneyland opening date is announced

Disney will open its latest theme park resort on mainland China this June 16, 2016.

© Walt Disney Company
The castle at Shanghai Disneyland will be the largest and 
tallest  of any Disney park.
The opening of the Shanghai Disney Resort will be part of multi-day, grand opening celebration. The resort is the largest foreign investment project in Shanghai, and one of the largest foreign investments in the history of China.

"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," Robert Iger, chairman and chief executive officer, The Walt Disney Company said in a news release.

When the resort opens, it will include a theme park two hotels and a shopping area, specifically:
  • Shanghai Disneyland - This park will have 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. 
  • Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and Toy Story Hotel are located near the theme park. The Shanghai Disneyland Hotel is Art Nouveau-inspired resort. The Toy Story Hotel immerses guests in a world inspired by the toys from the "Toy Story" animated films. 
  • Disney town, is a shopping, dining and entertainment district, adjacent to the entrance of Shanghai Disneyland. The shopping district will also have he Walt Disney Grand Theatre, which will be home to the The Lion King Broadway play. 
  • Wishing Star Park, is a recreational area with gardens, a walking path and a glittering lake. 
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