Shanghai Disneyland becomes first Disney theme park in Mainland China

Shanghai Disney Resort, the first Disney resort in Mainland China, will introduce Disney storytelling and experiences designed especially for Chinese guests when Shanghai Disneyland opens in Spring 2016.

The theme park will feature six themed lands filled with world-class attractions and live entertainment spectaculars – many appearing for the first time in a Disney theme park.

Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger Wednesday revealed details of the highly anticipated vacation destination during a presentation at Shanghai Expo Centre, unveiling a scale model of the resort and displays that showcase key highlights of attractions, entertainment, dining and hotels.

“We are building something truly special here in Shanghai 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 Iger speaking to media during today’s presentation at the Shanghai Expo Centre.

“We are taking everything we’ve learned from our six decades of exceeding expectations – along with our relentless innovation and famous creativity to create a truly magical place that is both authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese,” said Iger.

Shanghai Disney Resort, part of the Shanghai International Tourism and Resorts Zone, is a complete vacation destination and at opening will include:

Shanghai Disneyland, a theme park with six themed lands: Adventure Isle, Gardens of Imagination, Mickey Avenue, Tomorrowland, Treasure Cove and Fantasyland, with the Enchanted Storybook Castle.