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First Disney resort in Chinese mainland to open in Shanghai

Updated: Jul 16,2015 9:50 AM     chinadaily.com.cn

Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger unveils Shanghai Disneyland model at the Shanghai Expo Centre, July 15, 2015. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The first Disney resort in Chinese mainland will open next year in Shanghai, Walt Disney Co said on15.

The project consists of Shanghai Disneyland, two hotels, a shopping mall, restaurants and entertainment district, and Wishing Star Park.

It will also feature six themed lands filled with world-class attractions and live entertainment spectaculars, the company said.

Disney is building something truly special that not only showcases the best of Disney’s storytelling but also celebrates and incorporates China’s incredibly rich heritage to create a one-of-a-kind destination that will delight and entertain the people of China for generations to come, said Bob Iger, Disney chairman and CEO.

The magical place that is authentic Disney and distinctly Chinese, Iger added.

Shanghai Disney Resort is a joint venture between the Walt Disney Company and Shanghai Shendi Group.

A view of the Disneyland model on display at the Shanghai Expo Centre, July 15, 2015. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The model of Disneyland downtown on display at the Shanghai Expo Centre, July 15, 2015.[Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The model of Adventure Isle, part of Disneyland, on display at the Shanghai Expo Centre, July 15, 2015.[Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

An artist’s rendering of Adventure Isle.[Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

A crocodile model on display at the Shanghai Expo Centre, July 15, 2015.[Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The model of figures created by Disney on display at the Shanghai Expo Centre, July 15, 2015.[Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

An artist’s rendering of Tomorrowland. Tomorrowland is one of six themed lands.[Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Fun for all ages at Disney Parks.[Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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