These Shanghai Disney Resort Plans Will Make Your Jaw Drop
Disney is opening a theme park in Shanghai — the first mainland park in China EVER — and it has an opening date. Pack your bags, the park opens June 16. Robert Iger, Disney's CEO and chairman, just revealed the company's plans for the newest park as well as the model for the 3.8-square-kilometre resort, and it is seriously jaw dropping. Slated to open in Spring 2016 (the first half of next year), Shanghai Disney Resort will include six "lands" with a storytelling theme, and will feature many of the familiar iconic attractions and characters, but with an added emphasis on Chinese culture and original entertainment. Iger called Shanghai Disney his "passion project," saying that it was a true labour of love bringing it to life.
"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. We believe we've achieved the perfect blend, guaranteed to delight all who visit."
Everything looks and sounds completely magical, but huge fans of Disney princesses got the most exciting news of all: the Enchanted Castle will be the "largest, tallest, and grandest" castle out of all Disney theme parks. The castle will be an "entertainment venue within itself," with an interactive attraction in its upper floors and even a water ride travelling below it. Check out the amazing images of what the resort will look like!