Disney is continuing to slowly lift the veil on what will be experienced when the gates are opened at Shanghai Disney Resort. This week, quite a bit of information has been released regarding the Resort. As you can see, the Toy Story Hotel is just the tip of the iceberg!
First off a birdseye view of Shanghai Disney Resort has been released giving a bigger picture of what the Resort will look like. It offers a view of the lake, transportation system, park, and hotels that will be round when it opens.
The Shanghai Disneyland Hotel will be a 420-room hotel that is inspired by the Art Nouveau movement with a “touch of Disney magic and imagination.”
The Toy Story Hotel will bring the world of Disney•Pixar Toy Story films to life for guests. This hotel will provide 800 rooms for guests to stay at when visiting the Shanghai Disney Resort.
Both hotels will provide entertainment and leisure opportunities. As with the entire Resort, Disney is creating experiences “with the Chinese guests in mind.”
The Walt Disney Grand Theatre will be found in Disneytown. This theatre will feature the world premiere of Disney’s The Lion King in Mandarin. This broadway musical is now the highest grossing Broadway show ever. This theatre will be built in the Art-Deco style.
That Marketplace in Disneytown will be a Chinese slant on what visitors to the American theme parks would recognize as Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort or Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort. It will provide guests with entertainment, food, and Disney shopping options.
Nearby is Spice Alley where Asian foods will be offered. This area will be festive yet intimate offering a place for lunch or a romantic date, according to the Disney Parks Blog.
For a more upscale experience, guests will be able to visit Broadway Boulevard in Disneytown. This will be the home of stylish boutiques where trendy and popular labels and brands will be sold.
Finally, Disneytown is built on the edge of the central lake. The lake will have paths and gardens where guests can get an immersive experience where they can connect with nature.
The Shanghai Disney Resort will be a magical place to visit with a unique mix of the Chinese and Disney cultures when it opens. What are you most looking forward to at this future Disney Resort?
Shanghai Disney Resort, an Integrated Resort Featuring a Theme Park and So Much More
Disney announces exciting themed hotels, shopping, dining and entertainment district and recreation facilities
November 13, 2014, Shanghai – Shanghai Disney Resort will exhibit new details of the highly anticipated resort during its debut at Asia’s largest travel trade industry fair, the 2014 China International Travel Mart (CITM). Shanghai Disney Resort will share the official names and images of the resort’s two richly themed hotels, and the exciting shopping, dining and entertainment district. Additionally, a new rendering shows the scope of the resort, including the lush waterfront park to be located alongside Shanghai Disneyland, Disney’s first theme park in mainland China.
Continuing the tradition of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts worldwide, Shanghai Disney Resort will welcome guests to an immersive, magical multi-day experience at the resort’s theme park, hotels, shopping, dining and entertainment district and recreational areas. The entire resort is being designed with Chinese guests in mind, bringing the best of Disney to mainland China.
“We are very excited to share more detail of our resort during our debut appearance at the China International Travel Mart, the leading annual tourism industry event in China,” said Philippe Gas, Shanghai Disney Resort General Manager. “Shanghai Disney Resort will provide a world-class tourism destination for Chinese guests, offering the same spirit of ‘shared family entertainment’ that Walt Disney first introduced nearly 60 years ago.
“All guests will be able to take part in a wide range of authentic Disney experiences across Shanghai Disneyland, at our two themed hotels, in Disneytown – an exciting shopping, dining and entertainment district – and at our resort’s central lake area.”
Shanghai Disney Resort will be Disney’s sixth resort destination worldwide. The centerpiece of the resort, Shanghai Disneyland will be a Magic Kingdom-style theme park featuring classic Disney characters and stories in six theme lands. Some of the new attractions and experiences specifically designed for the people of China will include the Enchanted Storybook Castle, Treasure Cove (the first ever Pirates-themed land in a Disney park) and Garden of the Twelve Friends.
In addition to the theme park, the Resort will offer two hotels that give guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in a magical world inspired by – and featuring – Disney characters and stories. The signature hotel of the resort will be the 420-room Shanghai Disneyland Hotel, an elegant Art Nouveau-inspired hotel with a touch of Disney magic and imagination. The 800-room Toy Story Hotel immerses guests in a world inspired by the toys from the Disney•Pixar series of Toy Story animated films. Both hotels will offer a range of entertainment and leisure options, highlighted by Disney’s signature high-quality service standards with great attention to details.
Conveniently located near Shanghai Disneyland and the hotels is Disneytown – a shopping, dining and entertainment district with the lure of a timeless village and the excitement of an international crossroads. Here guests may relax and reconnect with family and friends, but amazing new experiences are waiting around every corner. No admission fee is required to explore its charming pedestrian streets, leading to more than 46,000 square meters of distinctive dining, unique shops and a world-class theatre.
The natural beauty of Disneytown’s Lakeshore provides beautiful views, spectacular sunsets, and the highest quality of waterfront dining.
Marketplace, located at the heart of Disneytown, is filled with family fun and offers specialty shops with Disney merchandise. There one will find plenty of places to relax and enjoy musicians and entertainers.
Next to the Marketplace is the bustling international ambiance of Spice Alley, which presents a variety of popular Asian cuisines in a casual, yet romantic environment. The al fresco dining spots are perfect for lunch with friends or a more formal date. And the intimate streets and festive lights encourage leisurely after dinner strolling. Taking inspiration from the Beverly Hills shopping streets, the classic Broadway Boulevard features stylish boutiques that create an upscale atmosphere. Here guests will discover an exciting array of popular labels and trendsetting products.
Broadway Plaza is home to the beautiful Walt Disney Grand Theatre, which will bring world-class entertainment to China. The spectacular Art Deco theatre will host the global premiere of the Mandarin version of THE LION KING, the highest-grossing Broadway show ever. This separately ticketed show will greatly enrich the leisure experience for guests visiting the Resort.
Near Disneytown lies the resort’s central lake area, which offers guests from Shanghai and around the world an opportunity to commune with nature, surrounded by peaceful greenery and a glittering lake. With approximately 40 hectares, the size of 56 football fields, it includes the lake, a 2.5-kilometer walking path and various beautiful gardens, which present guests with awe- inspiring natural views and beautiful sunsets.
About Shanghai Disney Resort
Shanghai Disney Resort is a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company and Shanghai Shendi Group comprised of two owner companies (Shanghai International Theme Park Company Limited and Shanghai International Theme Park Associated Facilities Company Limited) and a management company (Shanghai International Theme Park and Resort Management Company Limited). Shanghai Shendi Group holds 57% of the shares and Disney holds the remaining 43% of shares of the owner companies. Disney has a 70% stake and Shanghai Shendi Group has a 30% stake in the joint venture management company. The management company is responsible for creating, developing and operating the resort on behalf of the owner companies.