Details of 5.5 billion USD Disneyland in Shanghai revealed
Posted on 16/07/2015


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DISNEYLAND: The Walt Disney Company has unveiled first official details for its 1,000 acre theme-park in Shanghai.

The Walt Disney Company unveiled on Wednesday (July 15) the details of the mega-resort that is expected to open in Shanghai in spring 2016. The 1,000 acre 5.5billion USD theme-park is to become Disney's first in mainland China.

Disneyland's signature Enchanted Stroybook Castle

Disneyland's signature Enchanted Stroybook Castle
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Disney's CEO Robert Iger revealed that the Shanghai Disneyland will feature six themed lands - Mickey Avenue, Gardens of Imagination, Fantasyland, Adventure Isle, Treasure Cove and Tomorrowland. The park is also set to feature "experiences" based on Star Wars and Marvel, Disney most recent and profitable franchises.

The park will also feature the world's largest Enchanted Storybook Castle, with Mr. Iger describing it as the "tallest, largest and most interactive castle at any Disney theme park". The Park is also set to hold a classic 420-room Shanghai Disneyland Hotel as well as an 800-room Toy Story Hotel.

The Shanghai Disneyland is set to be not only Disney's largest theme-park, but also have a distinctly local feel to it thanks to its celebration of local Chinese culture. During the unveiling Mr. Iger said: "We are taking everything we've learned from our six decades of exceeding expectations to create a truly magical place that is both authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese."

The attention to local culture can be seen in the program of performances that await visitors in the future park, which include the first ever Mandarin production of the Lion King as well as The Garden of Twelve friends which will reimagine tradition Chinese start signs as Disney and Pixar characters.


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