Shanghai Disney Resort Set to Open its Gates on June 16, 2016


Since it was announced many years ago, the official opening date of Shanghai Disneyland has been a closely gaurded secret. Until today, Disney has officially confirmed that the newest Disney resort located in the Pudong District of Shanghai will officially open to the public on June 16, 2016.  Shanghai Disney Resort will host a multi-day, grand opening celebration, culminating in a spectacular welcoming ceremony for the resort’s first official guests.

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“When it opens in June, Shanghai Disney resort will be a one-of-a-kind, world-class destination that is authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese,” said Robert A. Iger, chairman and chief executive officer, The Walt Disney Company. “The resort reflects Disney’s legendary storytelling along with China’s rich culture, and showcases some of the most creative and innovative experiences we’ve ever created. We’re looking forward to showing it to the world and sharing it with the people of China for generations to come.”


Expected attractions to open in this date will include Shanghai Disneyland park, the sprawling Shanghai Disneyland and Toy Story Hotels, DisneyTown, a unique shopping district, and WIshing Star Park, a recreational area and garden with over 40 hectares of awe-inspiring natural views mixed in with a bit of Disney magic.

The resort represents the largest foreign investment project in Shanghai, and one of the largest foreign investments in the history of China. The opening of Shanghai Disney Resort will mark a key milestone in the development of tourism in Shanghai, changing the landscape of the industry and delighting guests for generations to come.

Since the D23 Expo, Shanghai Disneyland has become a major point of interest as its unique and cutting edge attractions appear to be world class. Be sure to check out our coverage from D23 here. We can’t wait to see what this park brings to the table as we enter the next generation of Disney Imagineering magic.

There will be more information about Shanghai coming very soon, for the latest info be sure to check out the park’s official site here.

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