Shanghai Disney Resort Celebrates its Grand Opening

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The Shanghai Disney Resort opened on June 14 as the first Disney resort in Mainland China.
The Shanghai Disney Resort opened on June 14 as the first Disney resort in Mainland China.

The Walt Disney Company has unveiled the long-awaited Shanghai Disney Resort, which opened on June 14 as the first Disney resort in Mainland China and the sixth Disney resort worldwide. This new tourist destination is one of the largest foreign investment projects in China’s history and Disney’s largest investment to date outside of the United States. The first stage of the multi-phase development is complete and occupies a land area of 963 acres with additional land available for future expansion.

The concept of the resort combines the best of Disney with a distinctive Chinese feel tailor-made for the people of China. It features a Magic Kingdom-style theme park called Shanghai Disneyland, which includes six themed lands such as Adventure Isle, Gardens of Imagination, Mickey Avenue, Tomorrowland, Treasure Cove and Fantasyland. These immersive environments surround the Enchanted Storybook Castle, which is the tallest, largest and most interactive castle at any Disney park. The resort includes two luxury hotels, the 420-room Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and the 800-room Toy Story Hotel, plus live entertainment, shopping and dining, and a 98-acre recreational area called Wishing Star Park that is open to the public. For more information visit shanghaidisneyresort.com