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Shanghai Disney Announces Detailed List of Attractions

Shanghai, China (July 14, 2015) — Shanghai Disney Resort, the first Disney resort in Mainland China, will introduce magical 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 today 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.
  • Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and Toy Story Hotel, imaginatively themed hotels conveniently located near the theme park.
  • Disneytown, an international shopping, dining and entertainment district, adjacent to Shanghai Disneyland and including the Walt Disney Grand Theatre, home to the first-ever Mandarin production of the Broadway hit Disney’s THE LION KING.
  • Wishing Star Park, with beautiful gardens, a walking path and a glittering lake.

Shanghai Disney Resort promises something wonderful for everyone. Guests will be immersed in popular Disney stories that come to life at the largest castle in a Disney park, at the first pirate-themed land in a Disney park, on the longest Disney Parks parade route and in more enchanting places filled with thrills, creativity and adventure. Throughout the resort, visitors will encounter another distinguishing Disney difference: warm hospitality and renowned guest service delivered by Disney cast members.

At Shanghai Disneyland, Six Themed Lands Offer Something for Everyone, Memories for All

Shanghai Disneyland, the first theme park of its kind in Mainland China, will be a world of boundless possibilities and a place to create cherished memories that last a lifetime. Lush gardens, live stage productions and thrilling attractions will appeal to guests of all generations who visit its six lands. Guests also will encounter Disney characters in each land, including Mickey Mouse and his pals, Disney princesses, Captain Jack Sparrow and Winnie the Pooh.

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Mickey Avenue

Mickey Avenue is the hometown of imagination, a welcoming, whimsical neighborhood filled with lively shops and restaurants. Stepping into this cheerful land sets the tone for a visit to Shanghai Disneyland, where guests will leave their worlds behind and enter lands of adventure, fantasy and the future.

Located just inside the entrance to Shanghai Disneyland, Mickey Avenue is the first main entry at a Disney park that is home to Mickey Mouse and his pals, including Minnie Mouse, Donald and Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto. Guests will have the chance to learn more about Disney characters and their stories before entering the other themed lands. For example guests will discover the Italian family tree of Donald Duck, displayed on a mural at Il Paperino – a gelato shop on Mickey Avenue where Donald is the host.

Guests will enjoy shopping and browsing in this bustling commercial center, filled with an extensive array of items created especially for the people of China. Avenue M Arcade will feature the largest selection of gifts and collectibles inside the theme park, with items exclusively designed for Shanghai Disney Resort. Guests will be able to choose a treasured keepsake to take home as a memory of their visit, or select gifts for friends and family.

Four neighborhoods will make up this colorful avenue, where guests may share a hug and get a photo with some all-time favorite Disney characters. Celebration Square is the friendly heart of the community. Park Place lies just beyond the square, near the Gardens of Imagination. The Market District is on the outskirts of the avenue, across from the Theatre District, an artsy neighborhood. Each neighborhood engages visitors with the optimism of Disney.

Here is a sampling of what guests will experience, with more details to come.

Avenue M Arcade

The biggest business in town and the largest shop in Shanghai Disneyland, Avenue M Arcade will offer guests a selection of apparel and accessories, gifts, home décor and jewelry. The Arcade’s specially designed façadehonors itsmostfamousresidents, who are representedasuniversalvirtuesonmosaic panels: Mickey Mouse (hospitality), Minnie Mousewith Figaro the cat (compassion), Goofy (optimism), Donald Duck (worldly), DaisyDuck (friendliness), Pluto and Fifi (generosity) and Chip & Dale(friendship). Even the checkout area is themed, as the First Bank of Scrooge McDuck.

Mickey & Pals Market Cafe   

Mickey & Pals Market Café, a counter-service restaurant, will offer localized Chinese and international menus plus views of the nearby gardens, Fantasia Carousel and Enchanted Storybook Castle. Guests will gather here with family and friends, choosing a table in one of four themed dining rooms: Mickey’s Galley, Tony’s (from Lady and the Tramp), Daisy’s Cafe and the Three Caballeros.  The Market Cafe, designed like an open-air market, will feature four exhibition kitchens and a mural celebrating the agricultural heritage of Mickey Avenue, with scenes of Mickey and his pals planting, harvesting and sharing happy times together.

Rémy’s Patisserie

A French-inspired bakery based on characters from Ratatouille, Rémy’s Patisserie will offer a variety of breads, pastries and muffins, along with fresh desserts from the restaurant’s kitchen. Wooden shutters, flower boxes, sidewalk seating and French café-inspired graphics distinguish the exterior of the shop. The tiny scaffolds and ladders that line the wall are reminders that Rémy the rat, who loves to cook, is preparing something special in the kitchen.

Sweethearts Confectionery

Sweethearts Confectionery represents the childhood home of Minnie Mouse. Created in a Queen Anne-style, the house is a candy store that celebrates Disney’s first couple, Mickey and Minnie. Inside the shop, guests will find murals and sweet scenes that tell the story of this couple’s courtship. Recurring design touches include flowers, hearts, bows and elements inspired by Minnie’s ubiquitous

red-and-white polka dot dress. Guests will also find freshly handmade treats here, inspired by some of their favorite Disney characters.

“Firsts” at Shanghai Disney Resort:

  • –Unique main entry: For the first time in a Disney park, the main entry to Shanghai Disneyland will be the hometown of Mickey Mouse and his pals.
  • –First tribute to the original Mickey Mouse: The Steamboat “Mickey” fountain premieres at Shanghai Disneyland, in tribute to the 1928 animated film created by Walt Disney to introduce Mickey Mouse to the world.  The fountain is a modern spin on the film, using a more current version of Mickey than Walt’s original. The fountain is at the park entrance, leading into Mickey Avenue.
 Gardens of Imagination

Created especially for Shanghai Disneyland, the Gardens of Imagination will celebrate the wonders of nature and the joy of imagination. Guests will leave everyday life behind to enjoy the seven whimsical gardens. They might take a spin on the Fantasia Carousel, soar on the back of Dumbo the Flying Elephant or explore the sights and sounds of Melody Garden.

Charming bridges and trails will form a crossroads to other lands in the park, making Gardens of Imagination the central gathering place to meet friends and family.  As guests stroll along the pathways, they may also meet Mickey Mouse and his pals. A terraced viewing area will provide an ideal spot to enjoy the Enchanted Storybook Castle stage shows and the nighttime spectacular.

This land will contain seven individual gardens with themes of family, friendship and fun:Garden of the Twelve Friends, Melody Garden, Romance Garden, Woodland Garden, Garden of the Magic Feather, Fantasia Garden, and Storybook Castle Garden. Each garden will be filled with engaging activities, floral and woodland displays, and playful photo opportunities.

At night, the mood in Gardens of Imagination will become dreamy, with music and a cascade of twinkling lights. It will be as if Tinker Bell and her Fairy friends are sprinkling enchanted pixie dust in every garden.

Here is a sampling of what guests will experience, with more details to come.

Mickey’s Storybook Express

“Mickey’s Storybook Express,” a spectacular daytime parade, will transport fantasy, romance, music and merriment throughout several lands of Shanghai Disneyland. Traveling along the longest parade route in a Disney park, the parade will be led by a whimsical locomotive. A line of themed “train cars” will follow, each with its own exciting musical soundtrack and colorful cast of performers. Each train car will feature the characters, story and music of a favorite Disney film. With magical surprises, “Mickey’s Storybook Express” will bring the park to life with joyful energy.

Garden of the Twelve Friends

Garden of the Twelve Friends makes its global premiere at Shanghai Disneyland, starring Disney and DisneyžPixar characters in Chinese Zodiac style. This whimsical garden features 12 larger-than-life mosaic murals, each depicting a Disney or DisneyžPixar character representative of a Chinese zodiac animal symbol. A plaque explains the personality traits of each character. Guests will enjoy finding their own character and taking photos in front of the mosaic wall, created by Chinese artisans.

Storytellers Statue

At the entrance to this land, a tall bronze sculpture of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse will welcome all travelers to this happy place, Shanghai Disneyland. The statue is expected to be a popular photo location for guests, who may be inspired by Walt and Mickey’s spirit of friendship, and Walt’s dream of creating entertaining stories for all.

Fantasia Carousel

Fantasia Carousel was created especially for Shanghai Disneyland, with characters and symphonic music from the groundbreaking Disney film, Fantasia, including Mickey dressed as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Created by Chinese artists, this grand carousel will feature 62 magnificent, flying horses – Papa, Mama and Baby horses – and two chariots, painted in 72 optimistic colors. It is the first carousel in a Disney theme park to feature multi-colored horses, distinctly different from the traditional medieval-style horses at other Disney parks.

Dumbo the Flying Elephant

A circus has come to the garden, bringing with it one of Disney’s most beloved characters—Dumbo, the baby elephant, known for his huge ears. With the help of a magic feather and his friend Timothy Mouse, Dumbo learns to fly – and guests will have the chance to soar along with him. Sixteen elephant vehicles will carry guests through the air, offering a magical sky-high view of Shanghai Disneyland.

Wandering Moon Teahouse

This timeless teahouse honors the restless, creative spirit of China’s wandering poets, as well as the diverse and beautiful landscapes that inspired them. The restaurant recreates authentic Chinese architecture, with symbols from the mountains, ocean, desert, forest and rivers. This will be the first time the story of “Wandering Moon” will be featured in a Disney park. Favorite Chinese dishes will be served at this quick-service location.

“Firsts” at Shanghai Disney Resort:

  • –First Garden land: The first land inside a Disney park designed as a garden, the Gardens of Imagination is tailored to the Chinese people’s love of gardens. It includes a novel, terraced area for viewing castle stage shows and the nighttime spectacular.
  • –Chinese Zodiac murals: For the fist time,Disney and DisneyžPixar characters will be depicted as representatives of a Chinese zodiac animal, in beautiful mosaic murals. Guests will get to learn more about these Disney characters and their stories, at Garden of the Twelve Friends.
  • –First Fantasia-inspired carousel: Guests will take a spin on Fantasia Carousel, the first carousel in a Disney park that features the music and mythical creatures from the classic Disney film, Fantasia.
Enchanted Storybook Castle

The Enchanted Storybook Castle will shine as the dramatic landmark of Shanghai Disneyland, the tallest structure in the theme park and also the tallest, largest and most interactive Disney castle in the world. Located at the heart of Shanghai Disneyland, the splendid castle will offer immersive attractions, an elegant table-service restaurant, a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique salon for children, shopping and spectacular entertainment. In another first for Shanghai Disneyland, this will be the first castle to represent all the Disney princesses.

In addition to being the icon of Shanghai Disneyland, the Castle will be the home of enchantment in Fantasyland. In the center, the rotunda walls feature mosaic murals that bring to life the Princesses of the Four Seasons. A magnificent winding staircase leads to the top of the castle, for the magical walk-through attraction “Once Upon A Time Adventure.” The mystical boat ride in Fantasyland, Voyage to the Crystal Grotto, will pass beneath the castle, through a secret underground chamber.

Sitting atop a rock promontory, Enchanted Storybook Castle evokes a sense of timeless tradition, its graceful turrets reaching high into the sky toward wishes, hopes and childhood dreams. The tallest point of the castle is a golden finial that adds a special, Chinese element to the Disney Magic Kingdom design. The finial is topped with a golden peony – a flower representing China – placed atop a cascade of Disney stars shooting out toward the heavens from the central spire. Another golden finial features magnolia flowers, representing Shanghai, and a Disney crown as a nod to the Disney princesses.

Enchanted Storybook Castle also is a showcase of technology and creativity, from the innovative application of Building Information Modeling (BIM), and Digital immersive Showroom (DISH) technology in its design, to the themed finishing touches. These advanced construction and design technologies are part of the commitment made by The Walt Disney Imagineering Shanghai team to work collaboratively with Chinese partners to utilize new techniques in building the Castle.  DISH and BIM are computerized methods used in design stages and in advance of actual construction, enabling the work to be more efficient, with enhanced storytelling.

When night falls on another magical day at Shanghai Disneyland, guests will gather outside to enjoy the fantastic nighttime spectacular. The show will paint the sky above Enchanted Storybook Castle in dazzling light, with music, special effects and fireworks, adding a special “kiss good night” for all the guests at Shanghai Disney Resort.

Here is a sampling of what guests will experience, with more details to come.

Storybook Court

In this private courtyard inside the castle, guests will have an opportunity to meet Disney princesses, some royal friends, Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. An elegant sign at the gateway will provide the name of the princess, or royal friends, who are receiving guests that day. The décor in this royal court includes colorful flowers and trailing vines all year long, plus a carved, jade rendering of the Enchanted Storybook Castle. The large rendering is framed elegantly between formal pillars, making an ideal backdrop for a beautiful portrait and a special memory that will last forever.

Storybook Castle Stage and “Ignite the Dream” Nighttime Spectacular

Performers will gather at Storybook Castle Stage to celebrate with song and dance, entertaining guests by day. After sunset, it’s time for “Ignite the Dream, A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light,” with amazing projections, lasers and enchanting fireworks. When “painted” together on Disney’s largest castle in the world, the effects will be mesmerizing. The walls of the castle will transform into stunning new worlds, full of color and motion. During the show, Mickey will find that magical spark that ignites his imagination and sets him free to fly and soar.  It’s a journey that will ignite the dreams and imagination inside of everyone.

 “Once Upon A Time Adventure”

A magnificent, winding staircase in the middle of the castle will lead guests on a “Once Upon a Time Adventure” providing a memorable experience created especially for Shanghai Disneyland.  For the first time in a Disney park, guests will interact with an animated version of Snow White as they stroll through scenes of her story.   Passing through a “Magic Mirror” portal and into this wonderful fairy tale, guests will meet Snow White’s friends, witness the evil deeds of her enemies, and share her dreams through realistic, interactive technology. This “Once Upon a Time Adventure” has special meaning to China since Snow White was introduced as a Disney princess in Shanghai on Feb. 8, 1938, with the premiere of the animated movie, Snow White.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

At Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, everyone in the family will have fun planning a young girl’s magical transformation, from picking the hairstyle to selecting the ball gown for her official portrait. The colors and architectural flourishes at this salon are designed to make it feel as if a guest has stepped into the charming world of a princess. The area will feature off-white floral wallpaper with lavender panels, rococo wood framing the doorways, and gold leaf detailing.

Royal Banquet Hall  

The regal Royal Banquet Hall, filled with enchanting details such as leaded-glass windows and soaring archways, offers fairytale dining in a storybook setting. Princes and princesses of all ages will enjoy a plated meal served with royal hospitality, as some of their favorite Disney characters visit to sign autographs. Each of the dining rooms will be inspired by Disney princesses, adding a story that allows every meal to end happily ever after. The rooms at Royal Banquet Hall are themed to Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Tiana, Mulan and Snow White. Guest reservations will be required.

“Firsts” at Shanghai Disney Resort:

  • –First Disney castle to present all Disney princesses: Enchanted Storybook Castle is the first castle in a Disney park to represent all the princesses from Disney’s rich and timeless heritage. Guests will be able to greet the princesses and take photos at Storybook Court. A crown to symbolize all the Disney princesses will be installed on the largest golden finial atop the castle.
  • –Interactive scenes with Snow White: At the top of the castle a “Once Upon a Time Adventure” offers guests an unparalleled experience that is created especially for Shanghai Disneyland. For the first time in a Disney park, guests will interact with an animated version of Snow White as they stroll through scenes of her story.
Fantasyland

Fantasyland, inspired by Disney’s animated films, will be the largest of all the lands in Shanghai Disneyland and home to the majestic Enchanted Storybook Castle. The castle overlooks a storybook village and an enchanted forest, while exciting attractions immerse guests in beloved stories. Every corner of Fantasyland will offer a magical experience that embraces, involves, and engages the entire family.

In this fairy-tale paradise, guests will float through familiar Disney stories on Voyage to the Crystal Grotto, a fanciful excursion making its global premiere at Shanghai Disneyland.

This timeless land is for the young and young at heart, a place where fairy tales are born and live forever.

Guests will, hitch a ride on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ­– in and out of tunnels glowing with dazzling diamonds – and take flight over the skies of London on Peter Pan’s Flight. They may also explore the Hundred Acre Wood with Winnie the Pooh or follow Alice through a dazzling Wonderland maze.

 Here is a sampling of what guests will experience, with more details to come.

Voyage to the Crystal Grotto

Voyage to the Crystal Grotto will be an enchanting excursion that travels the waters of Fantasyland. Fanciful fountains and sculptures line the water’s edge, celebrating classic tales of magic and imagination. At journey’s end, guests will glide beneath Enchanted Storybook Castle, into a secret, underground chamber in which fountains of light will leap and dance in shimmering pools, surrounding guests with magic, music and color.  The experience is sure to inspire the dreams and imaginations of all who make this wondrous voyage.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Inspired by Disney’s classic animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, this family-friendly coaster will take guests into a fabulous mine glittering with jewels, where the Seven Dwarfs sing happily as they work. Guests ride in a train of mine cars that winds through rolling hills, with views of pools and waterfalls as they leave the mine and dash on toward the cottage of the Seven Dwarfs. Each mine car is mounted in a cradle-like pivot that allows it to swing back and forth as the track turns. Guests will enjoy music from the classic Disney film, along with a cast of animated figures and helpful forest animals.

Hunny Pot Spin

In the Hundred Acre Wood, Hunny Pot Spin is a delightful family attraction where guests ride inside whirling honey pots – in honor of Winnie the Pooh’s favorite food. “Hunny” is the way Pooh labels his ceramic jars filled with honey. Beneath a canopy strung with honey-dripping hives, friendly bees hum the Winnie the Pooh song to accompany the twirling guests. How fast each honey pot spins is determined by the guests, who will add speed by turning a wheel in the center of the honey pot. The honey pots, labeled in English and Chinese, are painted in loving detail, and each pot appears to be dripping with honey that oozes down the side.

Alice in Wonderland Maze

Designed especially for Shanghai Disneyland, this maze is the first attraction at a Disney park themed to Tim Burton’s live-action film Alice in Wonderland. In the experience, guests will choose their own path as they wind through the delightfully whimsical world of Wonderland on their way to the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Along the way, they may encounter the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit and sculptures of characters, including the tyrannical Red Queen. In a maze of sculpted hedges, stone garden walls, giant flowers, and whimsical sculptures, there’s fun at every turn in this delightful family adventure.

Peter Pan’s Flight

Aboard a “flying” ship in Peter Pan’s Flight, guests will sail through the skies over London and off to Never Land. There, Peter Pan will lead guests through a series of remarkable adventures to confront the villainous Captain Hook and his pirate crew. With an exciting, new ride system, guests will soar as never before into this action-packed story of the boy who encourages imaginations to fly. In this classic attraction, updated for Shanghai Disneyland, new Disney magic brings the ships closer to the action and face to face with the characters, as they are engulfed in Pixie Dust.

“Frozen: A Sing-Along Celebration”

Audiences at Evergreen Playhousewill join their Frozen friends and the villagers of Arendelle for a fun and frosty interactive showcase, packed with a flurry of stories, songs and sing-alongs. Two amusing and engaging Festival Guides will host the celebration and introduce each magical musical number. Well-known characters Elsa, Anna and Kristoff will join the fun and guests of all ages will be encouraged to sing along with a few favorite Frozen tunes

Tangled Tree Tavern

Located in the Fantasyland forest, Tangled Tree Tavern is inspired by the Snuggly Duckling, the pub featured in Disney’s animated film Tangled, the tale of Rapunzel. Warped by time and the roots of the large tree nearby, Tangled Tree Tavern is full of rich details and an atmosphere befitting the boisterous ruffians and thugs in the film. Guests will enjoy a hearty meal in this lush woodland environment.

“Firsts” at Shanghai Disney Resort:

  • –Maiden voyage: Voyage to the Crystal Grotto, an enchanting new excursion, is the first attraction to take guests underneath a Disney castle.  Traveling beneath the Enchanted Storybook Castle, guests will discoveran original story and a magical world.
  • –Inverted-coaster ride system:  The flying sensation in Peter Pan’s Flight will be enhanced by a newly developed inverted-coaster ride system, debuting at a Disney park for this attraction. With new magic, the ride vehicles swoop closer to the action with varying speeds, enabling guests to become more immersed in the story as they fly in and out of each scene.
Adventure Isle

Adventure Isle, a place found only at Shanghai Disneyland, will immerse guests in a newly discovered lost world brimming with mystery and hidden treasure. Guests will easily find this land by the sight of the mighty Roaring Mountain, source of an ancient legend. The mountain’s sporadic rumbling is said to be the roar of a mysterious reptilian being who lives on the mountain, just waiting to be discovered.

At the base of Roaring Mountain, guests will be invited to prove themselves as true adventurers and blaze their own trails at Camp Discovery. They may choose to travel across time and space in Soaring Over the Horizon, or embark on the thrilling rafting adventure Roaring Rapids, straight through the heart of Adventure Isle.

The history of Adventure Isle combines lore and Disney imagination, beginning with the Arbori people, whose thriving civilization was founded on this island several thousand years ago. As the story goes, the island was discovered by a group of international explorers known as the League of Adventurers. Every corner of Adventure Isle offers guests of all ages the chance to unravel ancient mysteries, reconnect with a land lost in time and create cherished memories.

Here is a sampling of what guests will experience, with more details to come.

Roaring Rapids

Roaring Rapids will take guests on a white-knuckle adventure through the heart of Adventure Isle. Riding a raft propelled only by gravity and water, anything can happen as guests plunge down a mountain and into a dark cavern where the undiscovered secrets of an ancient tribal legend and the reptilian creature Q’aráq are revealed. Only those who venture into the mountain will encounter the massive, mysterious Q’aráq.

Tarzan: Call of the Jungle” at Storyhouse Stage

“Tarzan: Call of the Jungle” is an original production starring Tarzan and his friends, included as part of the entertainment at Shanghai DIsneyland. It’s a high-energy, musical retelling of the boy who was raised by apes to become King of the Jungle.  Featuring the iconic score from the animated Disney feature film, Tarzan, the stage show is a fusion of theatrics, Chinese acrobatics and a rock concert. It will be performed at Storyhouse Stage, a center of song, art, and dance.

Camp Discovery

Shanghai Disneyland is the first Disney park to offer Camp Discovery, a place where adventurers of all ages and abilities will gather to explore waterfalls, ruins and dig sites in search of ancient tribal relics. They may explore natural wonders and ancient legends, trek past waterfalls and discover tribal ruins in an elevated ropes course created specifically for this land. Guests will be able to choose their own expeditions at Camp Discovery, with some opting for the thrilling natural wonders of Roaring Mountain and others choosing to see the views and become immersed in science, nature, and history.

Soaring Over the Horizon

Anyone who has dreamed of seeing the world or soaring like a bird will enjoy the exhilarating experience at Soaring Over the Horizon, with an aerial tour of the globe never seen before. High above some of the world’s most iconic landmarks, Soaring over the Horizon will take travelers on a voyage of discovery that tours every continent. Starting from an ancient observatory nestled in the cloud forest, guests will soar and explore spectacular scenic wonders, with special segments for guests of Shanghai Disneyland overlooking Shanghai and The Great Wall of China.  An ideal attraction for the entire family, it offers an original story, a new walk-through experience and a new aerial tour.  The attraction is an epic re-mastering of the popular attraction at Disney California Adventure, in the United States.

Tribal Table

The Tribal Table, a festive, art-filled restaurant, invites guests to come together for an appetizing meal in a sensory dining experience. Sights, sounds and smells will whet the appetite as guests enjoy the action of live cooking with fiery woks and rotisseries. This ancient gathering house in the Arbori village is the native heart and soul of the land, offering vivid flavors, a friendly atmosphere and beautiful artwork. The murals, artifacts and illustrations will dazzle visitors with scenes from a rich native culture.

“Firsts” at Shanghai Disney Resort

  • –First Adventure Isle at a Disney theme park: Created from the ground up with a fresh story and original characters, this new land was specially designed for Shanghai Disneyland. For the first time at a Disney park, guests will discover Roaring Mountain, encounter the mysterious being Q’aráq, and blaze their own trails at Camp Discovery with a series of challenges, adventures and expeditions for everyone in the family.
  • –Untold story of an ancient civilization: Guests at Shanghai Disneyland will be the first to enjoy the story of the ancient Arbori people, complete with the unique décor, original music and legends of this newly discovered tribe. Honoring the Arbori admiration for nature, the attractions will feature water, land and sky.
Treasure Cove

Guests who venture into Treasure Cove will discover the first pirate-themed land at a Disney park. Created especially for Shanghai Disneyland, it’s home to a wild, colorful crew of scoundrels, always on the hunt for fun, action, adventure and danger. Rich in detail and storytelling, Treasure Cove is a raucous collision of color, sights and songs, blending cultures and countries with pirate frivolity, mayhem and personality.

The story of Treasure Cove dates back to the 17th century, when piracy was a thriving enterprise in the Caribbean. In Disney lore, this Age of Piracy featured a band of seafaring rogues who chased legendary treasures, fought monsters and battled each other, always with a humorous glint in their eyes.

Guests will be immersed in a pirate’s life as soon as they arrive at the entry, the first of five neighborhoods at Treasure Cove. From there, they will explore Shipwreck Shore, Fort Snobbish, Landlubber Landing and the Village, each with its own charm and personality.  The land features a mix of architectural styles, along with two giant ships, pirate-themed restaurants and a fun, water play area. Guests of all ages will enjoy the epic scenes in Pirates of the Caribbean – Battle for the Sunken Treasure, as well as the up-close action and acrobatics of the stunt show at El Teatro Fandango.

Here is a sampling of what guests will experience, with more details to come.

Pirates of the Caribbean – Battle for the Sunken Treasure

Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure is a spectacular indoor boat ride that will take guests on a rollicking adventure with Captain Jack Sparrow to steal the priceless treasure of Davy Jones. Seamlessly blending Disney storytelling and state-of-the-art technologies, the attraction features three large media domes, projected effects, lifelike animated figures, theatrical sets and sophisticated lighting to dramatically take guests on, over and even under the sea on a nautical adventure.  With a new, highly controlled ride system, the boats can spin, travel sideways, and even move backwards to create a highly personalized experience. Guests will encounter fearless pirates, mermaids and even a kraken. Disney’s patented Audio-Animatronics and recent advancements in robotic technology will bring these pirates to a new level of realistic performance.

Explorer Canoes

Guests will experience a Caribbean island the way pirates first did – from the water – as they paddle real canoes through the waters of Treasure Cove. Along the way, they will enjoy the sights and sounds of the land. With the only propulsion coming from the guests and their paddles, the ride is quiet and stealthy, except when they must dodge attacks from onshore pirates shooting water cannons. Friendly and knowledgeable captains will lead each canoe and point out scenic highlights along the way.

“Eye of the Storm: Captain Jack’s Stunt Spectacular” at El Teatro Fandango

The elaborate and exciting stage production, “Eye of the Storm: Captain Jack’s Stunt Spectacular,” will make its global premiere at El Teatro Fandango. Starring Captain Jack Sparrow, “Eye of the Storm” brings fantastic stunts and swordfights, spectacular scenery, and stunning visual effects straight to the audience. Along with plenty of swashbuckling, the show presents light-hearted humor, a raging storm and a remarkable finale, as Jack fights off a Royal Admiral in a whirlwind adventure.

Shipwreck Shore

Shipwreck Shore is a water play area located onboard the remains of a shipwrecked French galleon and the surrounding beach. Children and Pirate “wannabes” will explore and play “make believe” in an interactive zone where they can spray, splash, squirt and even climb amid random bursts of water, sound effects and animated elements. Shaded seating areas provide a comfortable viewing area for adults and parents to spy on all the fun.

Barbossa’s Bounty

One of the largest restaurants in all of Shanghai Disneyland, Barbossa’s Bounty is a celebration of the free-wheeling pirate life. A lively, aromatic, colorfully ramshackle “grog shop,” it reflects the personality of its owner and namesake, Captain Hector Barbossa. Featuring spicy barbecue from pirate chefs who love to show off their cooking skills in the demonstration kitchen, Barbossa’s Bounty also offers guests the opportunity to enjoy their meal in the themed dining room of their choice. Guests may also choose the extraordinary experience of dining inside the thrilling attraction,Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure.

“Firsts” at Shanghai Disney Resort:

    • –First Pirate-themed land at a Disney park: Treasure Cove brings the first pirate-themed land in a Disney park to Shanghai Disneyland. With authentic re-creations of a pirate world and state-of-the art attractions, Treasure Cove will present the raucous life of a pirate with drama, humor and extraordinary detail.
    • –New, highly controlled ride system: Along with the grand scale of storytelling in Pirates of the Caribbean – Battle for the Sunken Treasure, guests will enjoy the benefits of a sophisticated, highly controlled boat system, premiering in Shanghai. The boats are able to spin, move and react smartly to their position, triggering action and synchronized music as they travel through breathtaking scenes and lively battles.
    • –Debut for pirate stunt show:  “Eye of the Storm: Captain Jack’s Stunt Spectacular” will make its global premiere at Shanghai Disneyland. The elaborate, exciting stage production features sword fighting, stunning visual effects and a whirlwind finale.

Tomorrowland

The new Tomorrowland, created especially for Shanghai Disneyland,will be a venue of limitless possibilities. With imaginative design, cutting–edge materials and programmable spaces, it blends the best of mankind, nature and technology. Tomorrowland celebrates the hope, optimism and potential of the future – themes from the original Disneyland – now for a whole new culture and the next generations.

Disney’s innovative use of technology has produced a fresh land where guests will go to infinity and beyond on Buzz Lightyear Planet Rescue, a new target-shooting adventure; break the bonds of gravity on Jet Packs; and step into the worlds of the Star Wars galaxy and Marvel universe. With the world premiere of TRON Lightcycle Power Run, guests will board two-wheeled Lightcycles for one of the most thrilling adventures at any Disney park. It’s a coaster-style attraction with high-speeds, an indoor-outdoor track and rich storytelling.

Guests of all ages, especially teens and young adults, will enjoy the atmosphere in Tomorrowland. On the lower level, a creative stage serves as a play space for bands, DJs, artists and dancers. A winding ramp to the upper concourse will take guests to Tron Plaza and the Stargazer Grill restaurant, which has spectacular views of Shanghai Disney Resort as well as the stage below.

The land’s aerodynamic design, technological edge and bright promise of tomorrow make it attractive for guests seeking new worlds of adventure.  They will learn that Shanghai was chosen by Sam Flynn as a location for the permanent portal between Earth and his computer world of TRON; that the United Galactic Federation selected Tomorrowland as the ideal location for their Stitch Monitoring Station; and that Buzz Lightyear chose Tomorrowland as his Earth-bound Star Command station for the recruitment and mounting of planet-saving missions.

Here is a sampling of what guests will experience, with more details to come.

TRON Lightcycle Power Run

With the world premiere of TRON Lightcycle Power Run, the future world comes to Tomorrowland, through the inspiring story of the Disney film TRON: Legacy.  Riding atop individual, two-wheeled Lightcycles, guests will be launched across a canopied section of track – the Upload Conduit – before diving high-speed into a mysterious game world of lights, projection and sound effects. Guests waiting to board will have fun imagining the future world as they listen to the evocative soundtrack and watch the Lightcycle trains twist and turn all around them, all under a color-shifting canopy. Even at a distance, guests will marvel at the massive, undulating canopy. Covered in a translucent material, it reveals the pulsing glow of Lightcycle trains as they zip through the attraction.  The entire canopy is edged in a dramatic, blue-green ribbon that changes color as it rolls across, over and around the Tron Plaza, like the tail of a dragon.

Buzz Lightyear Planet Rescue

Guests will join a mission to help save the day on Buzz Lightyear Planet Rescue, an interactive adventure inspired by the DisneyžPixar Toy Story films. The immersive, new storyline combined with a new, interactive targeting system will make this one of the most engaging attractions at a Disney park.  The attraction features cosmic visuals, animated targets, LED screens and real-time feedback from the targeting system. As the story goes, the Evil Emperor Zurg is threatening to destroy the home planet of the Aliens. Buzz Lightyear calls out for more Space Rangers and park guests become his newest Star Command recruits, boarding their own spaceships and shooting on-board blasters with individualized colors. For every target hit, guests rise higher in the ranks of Buzz Lightyear’s elite squadron.

Jet Packs

On Jet Packs, guests will become sky pilots, taking off on transportation of the future. Strapped into individual Jet Packs and with legs dangling, pilots will enjoy the thrill and wonder of flying. At the center of the attraction, the energy sphere will spin faster and faster as the ride progresses. Guests will be able to control how high their Jet Pack goes and, the higher they go, the more the vehicles will pitch forward. From their sky-high vantage point, pilots will have a breathtaking view of Tomorrowland and the rest of Shanghai Disneyland.

Star Wars Launch Bay

In this celebration of the Star Wars Galaxy, guests will meet heroes and villains of the saga, visit iconic intergalactic set-pieces, view props and memorabilia from the most recent Episode, and be immersed in the Skywalker story through a state-of-the-art cinematic experience.

Marvel Universe

Near the entry to Tomorrowland, guests will have an exciting opportunity to encounter some of the popular Marvel heroes and their super-powered tech. Guests will attend a multimedia mission briefing on the thrilling world of Marvel, get up-close with some of their favorite Marvel heroes and learn to draw some of the characters, just like a real comic book artist.

Stitch Encounter

With new humor and content for the Shanghai Disney Resort audience, Stitch – known as “Experiment 626” – engages in unrehearsed conversations, plays games, makes jokes and takes guests for a spin around the galaxy in “Stitch Encounter.” This real-time, interactive, live animated show will take place in one of two intimate theaters in Tomorrowland. It stars Stitch, the mischievous, animated alien from the Walt Disney Pictures animated film, Lilo & Stitch.

Stargazer Grill

From the upper concourse of Tomorrowland, Stargazer Grill will offer some of the most spectacular views in Shanghai Disneyland. From the outdoor deck, guests will be able to see the Enchanted Storybook Castle and beyond as they enjoy Chinese and Western food, including a variety of burgers. The largest restaurant in the theme park, Stargazer Grill will celebrate the architectural forms of Tomorrowland with a rippled sculptural design and a mix of futuristic comfortable seating positions. Natural light, sleek technology and the gracefully curved ceiling will create an understated sophistication, while glass orbs of light twinkle from the ceiling like stars in the sky.

“Firsts” at Shanghai Disney Resort:

  • –First TRON Lightcyle Power Run attraction and innovative canopy:  TRON Lightcycle Power Run makes its global premiere at Shanghai Disneyland. For the first time at a Disney park, guests will board Lightcycles, two-wheeled vehicles that take them inside and out on a coaster-like attraction with high speeds and rich storytelling.  The attraction’s canopy is made of a lightweight, reflective material with special color-shifting edges, enhancing the guest experience.
  • –New target system and Space Cruisers:  On Buzz Lightyear Planet Rescue,guests will engage an innovative target system with real-time feedback and more than 100 targets, the most in any Buzz Lightyear attraction worldwide. The attraction also premieres a story line created for Shanghai Disneyland, with Buzz as a Space Ranger who recruits guests to board new vehicles – Space Cruisers – to help him fight the Evil Emperor Zurg.
Disneytown

Disneytown is a shopping, dining and entertainment district with the allure of a charming village and the excitement of an international crossroads. Guests will come here to reconnect with family and friends, or they may want to explore the new experiences that await them around every corner. Conveniently located adjacent to Shanghai Disneyland, Disneytown is a natural extension of the Disney experience for theme park guests. Some of the restaurants will even have unique views into the theme park. It’s also an attractive destination for residents of Shanghai and nearby areas, who may visit to explore the more than 46,000 square meters of distinctive dining and unique shops. There will be no charge for admission to this area.

At opening, Disneytown will feature nearly 50 tenants including the first World of Disney store in Asia and a diverse mix of retailers – premium, affordable luxury and fast fashion options – plus exciting restaurants for families and convention guests alike.

The tenants will include well-known local and international brands including renowned restaurants Shanghai Min, Crystal Jade, and The Cheesecake Factory operated by Hong Kong Maxim’s Group, as well as various retail options including stores under I.T group, i.t and BAPE STORE, and a LEGO brand store. Other exciting high-profile brands including Food Republic, Coconut Paradise, The Dining Room, Hatsune, blue frog, Xin Wang Restaurant, BreadTalk, Toast Box, and Chow Tai Fook will also be the first of several dozen tenants to offer world-class shopping and dining options.

Disneytown also will feature Disney’s theatrical production of THE LION KING, presented for the first time worldwide in Mandarin, at the 1,200-seat Walt Disney Grand Theatre. This show requires a separate ticket.

Here is a sampling of what guests will experience, with more details to come.

Marketplace

The heart of Disneytown is Marketplace, a district filled with specialty merchandise shops. Guests will find places here to relax and enjoy musicians and entertainment. On weekends and holidays, Marketplace will become a place to celebrate with the whole family, as it will offer nightly entertainment with a touch of Disney magic. Marketplace includes three world-class Disney shopping experiences: World of Disney Store, Marketplace specialty shops and Spoonful of Sugar confectionery.

World of Disney Store: Located in a nostalgic railroad roundhouse – symbolic of travel and exploration – the 3,000-square-meter World of Disney Store at Shanghai Disney Resort will offer an extensive array of unique Disney apparel, toys, stationery, collectibles, and gifts, including exclusive items found only at Shanghai Disney Resort.  The World of Disney Store is where the best of Disney comes together, from classic characters to the next generation of stories and styles.

World of Disney will be one of the most technologically advanced Disney retail experiences in the world, including an iconic, eight-foot projected globe suspended from the ceiling, and an interactive Magic Mirror. The globe will feature Disney’s greatest film moments, to inspire shoppers about the magic of storytelling around the world. Video walls and digital screens will be available throughout the store.

In the marketplace specialty shops adjacent to World of Disney, Dstreet will offer urban trends along with Dtech, the rapid printing technology that allows guests to create personalized electronic accessories on demand, with artwork of their choice. Also, located in the marketplace will be TrenD, a stylish boutique for “fashionistas” in search of clothes with a Disney character.  The trendy apparel is set within an eclectic environment with a city vibe.

Spoonful of Sugar: An innovative confectionery boutique for special gifts, this nostalgic candy shop reflects the optimistic lyrics of a song from Mary Poppins.  Guests will be welcome to visit the confectionery show kitchen to watch delicious treats being made from the finest ingredients. The tasty treats can be packaged, too, making them a special gift.

Lakeshore

Inspired by Shanghai’s nautical past, while reflecting today’s resort lifestyles, the Lakeshore features a refreshing blue, white and golden yellow color scheme. Guests will enjoy the highest quality waterfront dining and shopping experiences, along with stunning lake and sunset views. At the water’s edge will be a picturesque collection of restaurants and shops inspired by current lifestyle trends. In an expansive restaurant on the second floor, guests may enjoy excellent seafood. Lakeshore’s natural beauty will make it an ideal location for romantic moments and anniversaries, and a picturesque setting for weddings.

Spice Alley

This district will have a distinct personality — eclectic and exotic.  Its narrow cobblestone streets and small courtyards will remind guests of a bygone era, and the international array of foods will reflect the story of many different cultures and people coming together.  A variety of Asian cuisine is part of the mix. The open kitchens and al fresco dining areas will provide a sense of warmth and welcome, encouraging conversation and camaraderie.  Spice Alley is a great place to meet for lunch or after work, and the evening strikes a more romantic mood, with twinkling lights and music.

Broadway Boulevard

This upscale street evokes the aura of international shopping boulevards. Here, guests will find an exciting array of elegant shops offering designer goods ­­­– many of them co-branded with distinctive Disney designs. The area will also feature trendsetting galleries, with unique imported collectables presented in a sophisticated setting. The “Boulevard” definitely will be the place to shop for the finer things in life.

Broadway Plaza

Broadway Plaza will be a glamorous and exciting theatre district along Broadway Boulevard, with the Walt Disney Grand Theatre as its focal point. After enjoying a theatre show, guests may dine at nearby world-class restaurants, enjoying an elegant meal with spectacular views of the resort. The restaurants are also ideal choices for romantic candlelit dinners or anniversary celebrations.

Walt Disney Grand Theatre

The Walt Disney Grand Theatre, a new, world-class, Broadway-style theatre will be located at Broadway Plaza in Disneytown. Beginning in 2016, the theatre will host the global premiere of the Mandarin version of Disney’s landmark musical event, THE LION KING. Currently in its 18th year, THE LION KING remains the highest-grossing Broadway show ever. The theatre, with its separately ticketed shows, will become an icon for Disneytown, introducing a world-class theatre experience to Shanghai and offering guests the opportunity to enrich their resort experience. Guests will walk to the theatre along a floral-inspired paving pattern that comes to life at night with sparkling lights.

“Firsts” at Shanghai Disney Resort:

  • –First World of Disney Store in Asia: Disneytown will be home to the first World of Disney Store in Asia, offering a large collection of Disney merchandise, including many products selected especially for Shanghai Disney Resort. (In May, 2015, in Shanghai, The Walt Disney Company opened The Disney Store, part of a line of stores that is separate from the World of Disney Store.)
  • –THE LION KING in Mandarin: The Walt Disney Grand Theatre, an impressive new entertainment venue, will present THE LION KING, making its global premiere in Mandarin.
  • –Unique Mickey Mouse sculptures in Liuli glass: Seven unique Mickey Mouse figures will be sculpted for the first time in Liuli glass, created especially for Disneytown, and created by Chinese artists, they will range in height from 1m to 1.2m. The colors will represent the five Chinese elements (gold, wood, water, fire, and earth), as well as the dragon and phoenix, which represent harmony in Chinese culture.
Shanghai Disney Resort Hotels

Two hotels with imaginative Disney themes will invite guests to extend their stay at Shanghai Disney Resort, offering friends and family a chance to create a multi-day experience with more time to discover all the fun and enchantment at Shanghai Disneyland and Disneytown, including the Walt Disney Grand Theatre.

Keeping the Disney magic alive from day into night, the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and Toy Story Hotel are conveniently located next to Shanghai Disneyland. Richly themed in Disney storytelling, with warm and welcoming service, the 420-room Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and the 800-room Toy Story Hotel will offer a range of entertainment, dining, shopping and other recreation options, providing Disney’s world class experiences with Chinese culture in mind.

Shanghai Disneyland Hotel is an elegant Art Nouveau-inspired hotel with a touch of Disney magic and imagination. Offering a more playful experience, Toy Story Hotel transports guests into a toy-filled world inspired by the Disney•Pixar series of Toy Story animated films. Whichever hotel the guests choose, they will be immersed in Disney stories and create lasting memories with beloved family and friends.

Shanghai Disneyland Hotel

Located across the lake from the theme park, the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel is the resort’s signature hotel. It features a full range of amenities, including themed dining experiences, a gift shop, a fitness center and an indoor swimming pool, as well as banquet and meeting facilities and a wedding pavilion.

The hotel’s architecture, characterized by vibrant shapes with dynamic and undulating lines, was inspired by the Art Nouveau movement. The Art Nouveau theme appears in the hotel’s architecture, graphics, wall and window coverings and even furniture – all accented with an overlay of Disney wonder.

Disney storytelling begins as guests arrive in the porte cochere, where bronze statues of Mickey and Minnie in formal attire welcome guests to the hotel. Throughout the seven-hectare hotel property, guests will find statues of characters from Disney animated classics such as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella and The Lion King.

One of the special Chinese features at Shanghai Disneyland Hotel will be a fountain with a large, unique centerpiece — a glass peony blossom with classic Disney fairies. The peony is the flower of China and this piece, produced in Shanghai, will be one of the largest sculpted, solid glass flowers in all of China.

Special touches include amenities that cater to Asian customs, such as slippers and high-quality tea bags, and carpets with floral designs and patterns easily recognized by Chinese guests. Special features include King Triton Pool, featuring characters and motifs from The Little Mermaid; Hakuna Matata Oasis, a jungle-themed water play area inspired by The Lion King, and the Cinderella Ballroom, designed specifically for weddings.

Delicious, Disney-themed items will be on the menu at four dining locations. Guests may dine with Disney Characters at the buffet-style Lumiere’s Kitchen, or enjoy a fine dining experience with breathtaking views of Shanghai Disney Resort at the Aurora restaurant.  The Bacchus Lounge and Ballet Café, both inspired by the Disney animated classic Fantasia, will offer bar service and quick-service meals, respectively.

Toy Story Hotel

The theme of the Toy Story Hotel is inspired by the Disney•Pixar series of Toy Story animated films. In addition, the design of the hotel’s figure eight “infinity” layout draws strongly upon Chinese  symbolism and myth. In China, the number eight is considered to be very lucky, and clouds represent the coming of good fortune.

Toy Story Hotel has two sections, the Sheriff Woody wing and the Buzz Lightyear wing, which, when viewed from above, suggest an infinity symbol. This is a reference to Buzz Lightyear’s dream and brave motto: “To infinity and beyond!”

The open-air Woody Courtyard features a larger-than-life Woody aboard his trusty horse Bullseye, and an oversized Buzz Lightyear greets guests in the Buzz Lightyear Courtyard. The hotel also features a counter-service restaurant, a water-play area featuring the Toy rocket and the Aliens, and a gift shop inspired by Lotso, the hug-loving bear character from Toy Story 3.

For dining, guests will enjoy the Sunnyside Café, named for the pre-school in Toy Story 3.  The Sunnyside Café offers tasty meals and a special Chinese touch in the décor. Floating above the guests will be Chinese-style kites, featuring Toy Story characters. The kites are inspired by traditional kite craftsmanship from Weifang in Shandong Province, the famous kite city in China.

Guests will be entertained throughout their stay, even in the elevators. In the Woody Wing, they will hear Woody and Jessie providing greetings on each floor. Buzz Lightyear and the Aliens do the same in the Buzz Lightyear Wing.

Hotel Services

In line with the world-class standards of Disney hotels, the Shanghai Disney Resort hotels show great consideration for every guest with premier hospitality, cordial services and meticulous attention to detail. Benefitting from the proximity to Shanghai Disneyland and Wishing Star Lake, both hotels offer special logistical services to assist guests.

  • –Merchandise package pickup: Merchandise purchased in the theme park can be delivered right to a guest’s hotel, at no extra charge.
  • –Luggage service:  Guests may drop off luggage at the main entrance of the theme park or at the hotels, to be held for their arrival.
  • –Disney Resort Shuttle: Complimentary shuttle service will be available between Toy Story Hotel and Shanghai Disneyland, and between Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and Shanghai Disneyland.
  • –Wishing Star Ferry: Complimentary water taxi service will be available between Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and Shanghai Disneyland.

After enjoying some time at Shanghai Disney Resort, parents may bring their children to the Family Activity Centers, located at each hotel and filled with educationally inspired activities, crafts, games and story readings, all within a unique Disney and Disney•Pixar experience.

Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and Toy Story Hotel will welcome people from all over the world to experience the best of Disney in Mainland China. A stay at the themed hotels creates an integrated, exciting and holistic tour of Shanghai Disney Resort, with hospitality that only Disney can provide.

Shows and Spectacles

Disney’s world-class entertainment will bring a distinctive dimension to Shanghai Disney Resort, with a variety of live performances, character programs, a parade, a nighttime spectacular, a Broadway musical and more. Along with all the exciting attractions in Shanghai Disneyland, entertainment throughout the park will be included as part of the experience. Lively and talented performers – from Chinese acrobats to dancers and DJs – will make the entertainment one more reason to visit Shanghai Disney Resort for multiple days.

At Shanghai Disneyland, guests will find the extensive list of entertainment offerings each day at the park entrance. Highlights of what guests can expect include:

Spectacular Stage Shows

“Eye of the Storm: Captain Jack’s Stunt Spectacular” at Treasure Cove: At El Teatro Fandango, the theatre audience will be enthralled as Captain Jack Sparrow and his band of wily pirates romp through the theatre in search of a misplaced treasure chest. As Captain Jack is confronted first by the beautiful redheaded star and then the Royal Admiral and his men, the swashbuckling action takes off with swordfights, fantastic stunts and a raging storm. Making its global premiere at Shanghai Disneyland, the show presents pirate humor and a remarkable finale as Captain Jack fights off the Admiral in a whirlwind adventure.

“Tarzan: Call of the Jungle” at Adventure Isle: At the Storyhouse Stage, “Tarzan: Call of the Jungle” will present a powerful theatrical re-telling of the classic Edgar Rice Burrough’s story about a boy who is raised by apes and finally becomes the King of the Jungle. This musical will feature the iconic score, by Phil Collins, from the animated Disney feature film Tarzan, as it fuses immersive theatricality and Chinese acrobatics with an imaginative spirit.

Enchanted Storybook Castle daytime stage show:

Enchanted Storybook Castle is the heart of Shanghai Disneyland, a happy home for dreams of romance, joy, adventure, and happily ever after. A daytime show on the castle stage will present spectacular moments from the stories of each of these Disney princesses — Snow White, Anna and Elsa, Jasmine, Ariel and Merida. This spectacular performance will celebrate the magic of Disney through its classic characters and songs, conveying the heartfelt belief that dreams really do come true.

“Frozen: A Sing-Along Celebration” at Fantasyland: Audiences at Evergreen Playhouse will join their Frozen friends and the villagers of Arendelle for a fun and frosty interactive showcase, packed with a flurry of stories, songs and sing-alongs.Two Arendellian Festival Guides will host the festivities and introduce each magical musical number. Well-known characters Elsa, Anna and Kristoff will join the fun and guests of all ages will be encouraged to sing along with a few favorite Frozen tunes.

Entertainment From Day To Night

“Ignite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light” – The Enchanted Storybook Castle will become the star of the nighttime spectacular as it inspires everyone to unlock and ignite their dreams. Mickey Mouse will be the guide for the show. As he discovers portals to new adventures inside the castle, worlds of wonder will come to life with stunning projections, lasers, fountains, inflatables and pyrotechnic effects. When “painted” on, around and above the largest Disney castle in the world, the effects will transform the castle into an amazing new world, a mesmerizing experience that will inspire imagination and awaken the dreamer inside of everyone.

“Mickey’s Storybook Express” daytime parade: An imaginative parade, “Mickey’s Storybook Express” will transport fantasy, romance, music and merriment throughout Shanghai Disneyland each day. Traveling along the longest parade route in a Disney park, the parade will be led by a whimsical locomotive. A line of themed “train cars” will follow, each with its own exciting musical soundtrack and colorful cast of performers. Each train car will feature the characters, story and music of a favorite Disney film. With magical surprises and joyful energy, “Mickey’s Storybook Express” will create memorable experiences for guests of all ages.

Shanghai Disneyland Band: Playing along Mickey Avenue, the zany musicians of the Shanghai Disneyland Band will bring a fun and silly underscore to Mickey’s happy neighborhood. The band will perform with traditional marching band instruments and also deliver an array of surprising sounds with merrymakers such as whistles, kazoos and Chinese instruments.

Disney’s THE LION KING: The Disney landmark musical event THE LION KING will come to Disneytown for its global premiere in Mandarin. Since its Broadway premiere in 1997, 22 global productions have been seen by more than 80 million people, earning more than 70 major arts awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical. THE LION KING will be performed at the 1,200-seat Walt Disney Grand Theatre, which is outside the gates of Shanghai Disneyland. It requires a separate ticket.

Encounter Disney Characters, Pirates, Princesses and More

In addition to the ongoing shows guests will enjoy throughout their visits, they also will have many opportunities to meet Disney characters and enjoy the street performers at Shanghai Disneyland.

Tomorrowland will present Star Wars Launch Bay and Marvel Universe, exciting, interactive experiences created especially for Shanghai Disneyland. In a celebration of the Star Wars Galaxy, guests will meet heroes and villains of the saga, visit iconic intergalactic set-pieces, view props and memorabilia from the most recent episode, and be immersed in the Skywalker story through a state-of-the-art cinematic experience.  In Marvel Universe, near the entry to Tomorrowland, guests will attend a multimedia mission briefing on the thrilling world of Marvel, meet some popular Marvel heroes and learn to draw some of their favorite characters.

At Gardens of Imagination, families and friends may join Donald Duck and Chip ’n’ Dale to practice balance and harmony in the fun-filled Tai Chi with Character, an interactive character experience in Melody Garden.

At Adventure Isle, guests will hear the enticing tribal rhythms of fantasy and nature streaming from Stone of the Sun & Moon,where the native Arbori musicians play some unexpected instruments. They may also meet characters from The Lion King and The Jungle Book, who gather at the tribal lodge’s Happy Circle to create memories exclusive to this land.

At Treasure Cove, the frivolity, mayhem and personality of pirates come to life in a hilarious game, A Pirate’s Life for You! Guests will compete to become a pirate captain’s “First Mate.” They may also take photos and share pirate secrets with Captain Jack Sparrow.

In Storybook Court at the Enchanted Storybook Castle, Disney princesses will pose for photos and hold court with guests. In the Royal Banquet Hall, where everyone is treated like royalty, guests may make a reservation to enjoy a plated meal and engage in in tableside interactions with Disney characters.

In Fantasyland, guests will be able to hug Winnie the Pooh and watch out for the villainous Captain Hook, or they may enjoy music and stories of love and friendship. The Traveling Troubadours is a family of traveling musicians who will blend Western and Eastern instruments to present Disney music with lots of interaction and special moments. Another troupe of players will tell the beloved story of Beauty and the Beast with puppetry, humor and songs for Bai Ling Storytime. And once a day in Fantasy Festival, guests will be invited to approach the day with wonder and joy in a special dance with Disney characters.

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