Disney Unveils China Resort Plans

The Walt Disney Company has unveiled images for its Shanghai Disney Resort, set to open in China at the end of 2015.

The new resort will include two themed hotels, a 495,000-square-foot retail, dining and entertainment venue, recreational facilities, a lake and the new Shanghai Disneyland theme park.

“We are incredibly excited about the developments and progress of the Disney resort in Shanghai, one of the world’s most vibrant cities,” says Tom Staggs, chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “Shanghai Disney Resort will bring a classic Disney Parks experience to mainland China and will immerse Chinese guests in a whole new world of creativity, imagination and adventure that only Disney can deliver.” 

The models shown on Wednesday revealed that the theme park will include an 11-acre green space and the standard Enchanted Storybook Castle but with unique design elements.

“With Shanghai Disneyland, we’re creating a one-of-a-kind destination that is authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese,” says Robert A. Iger, chairman and chief executive officer, The Walt Disney Company. “We believe this will be one of the most spectacular Disney experiences yet–and an important part of our future. We look forward to opening the gates at the end of 2015 and welcoming the first of the millions of guests who will enjoy Shanghai Disneyland for generations to come.”

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