SHANGHAI (Feb. 26, 2019) – Grey skies and rain are no match for the magic of Mother Nature, and as spring begins to bloom, bringing with it a sense of optimism, excitement and inspiration, Shanghai Disney Resort invites guests to celebrate the season and enjoy a fresh day out exploring the resort’s colorful new spring offerings. From March 1 through May 31, the resort will “Spring into Color-full” with seasonal decorations, exciting new shows, food and beverage offerings, stylish merchandise, and more – immersing guests in magic of springtime at Disney.
Starting this March, guests will be able to enjoy the vivid colors of the season, with cherry blossoms, plum blossoms, magnolias, apple floral archways, lupines, tulips, roses and more blooming at different times throughout the spring season, transforming the entire resort into a fantastically colorful natural wonderland.
In the Gardens of Imagination, guests can relax and enjoy the wonders of nature with a four-meter-tall floral Mickey accompanied by three giant butterfly-themed topiaries that together make for an inspiring photo set against the backdrop of the Enchanted Storybook Castle.
A lively new street show will also debut by Mickey Avenue, entertaining guests with a parade of color, music and Disney Characters. Plus, more than 50 special merchandise items are being rolled out, featuring vibrant colors, fun designs and spring scenes for guests to enjoy. A new color wall along Mickey Avenue will also make the perfect backdrop for spring-inspired selfies, while fresh new food and beverage offerings will awaken guests’ taste buds as they experience an astounding array of seasonal flavors.
New Annual Pass Offers Guests All the Wonders of Spring and Access Throughout the Year
The changing of the season also marks the first of many new transformations Shanghai Disneyland Annual Pass holders will experience during their 12 months of magic at the park. The recently released Annual Pass provides incredible value for guests, giving them the opportunity to enjoy discounts and a whole year of ever-changing magic across Shanghai Disneyland and Shanghai Disney Resort. Guests looking to extend the magic of their one-day trip to Disney are also invited to upgrade their designated park ticket to an Annual Pass for a discounted rate by visiting a Shanghai Disneyland Main Entrance ticket booth, Guest Services Center or one of a number of upgrade locations that have been added at Guest Services Kiosks throughout the park on the day of their visit. With more priority experiences and special events awaiting pass holders throughout the year, be sure to join in on the celebrations with the all-new Shanghai Disneyland Annual Pass.
This spring also marks the launch of a brand-new Early Park Entry Pass. Guests can purchase the new Early Park Entry Pass via the resort’s official WeChat account to be among the first to enter Shanghai Disneyland on the date of their visit – allowing them to enjoy up to a full hour extra of magical exploration as well as the chance to experience select attractions and merchandise shops before other guests arrive. Guests are encouraged to purchase the Early Park Entry Pass at least one day before their visit to enjoy a specially discounted rate per pass.
Celebrate Women’s Day with a March 8 Half-Day Ticket and Much More!
To kick off the season and commemorate International Women’s Day, Shanghai Disney Resort will be hosting an extended Women’s Day celebration featuring an array of themed events and inspiring activities designed to celebrate women. From March 1 to March 10, Minnie Mouse and her female friends will take over the park, presenting guests with a special new surprise to help honor the holiday. As part of this celebration, the iconic Floral Mickey, which greets guests in front of the main archway, will be transformed into a Floral Minnie comprised of thousands of vibrant flowers arranged in a special design in recognition of Women’s Day. What’s more, with Marvel Studios’ first female-led superhero movie – the highly anticipated “Captain Marvel” -coming to theaters on March 8, a specially designed “Captain Marvel” photo location will be available in Disneytown throughout March to help guests snap unmissable photos with family and friends.
The resort is also offering a special Women’s Day ticket that allows guests to enter Shanghai Disneyland after 2 p.m. on March 8 to celebrate the holiday and soak in a beautiful spring afternoon. On sale from March 1 through March 8, guests can purchase this special ticket just RMB 299 for a standard ticket and RMB 224 for children, seniors and disabled guests across a number of official channels, including the official resort website and app, the official resort WeChat account, the Shanghai Disneyland Main Entrance ticket booth, Reservation Center, or via the resort’s travel trade partner, Meituan Dianping. Guests who purchase this ticket will also receive a dated merchandise e-coupon that can be used to receive an RMB 88 discount on a single purchase of RMB 150 and above, with the coupon good for in-resort purchases on March 8 only.
Spring into the Season with Magical Disney Entertainment
Throughout the season, Mickey Avenue will be decorated with flowers and polka dots, making a beautiful photo backdrop for guests. Guests are also encouraged to add to the resort’s color by dressing up in bright seasonal outfits and showcasing their own fashionable spring style. Beloved Disney characters will also make surprise appearances occasionally dressing in their new spring costumes to take pictures by the new color wall.
This year, the guest-favorite colorful, large sculpted eggs resembling popular Disney Characters will also make a return to the resort. From April 11 through May 31, the parade route near Mickey Avenue will play home to the new “Disney Color-Fest: A Street Party!” led by Mickey, Minnie and Donald, who will be accompanied by a host of Characters and dancers. A myriad of Disney Characters will join the festivities themed to match the red, yellow and blue floats that transform the street into a grand Disney Color-Fest celebration.
Adding even more cute color to the spring entertainment at Shanghai Disney Resort, the hit “Duffy and Friends” show will return to Celebration Square, with Mickey, Duffy and friends gathering to rejoice and dance with the cheerful lavender rabbit, StellaLou. From March 1 through April 10, this upbeat show will reflect the energy of the season and will welcome guests to join in on the dancing fun.
Novel Merchandise to Fill Your Spring Wardrobe and Accessorize Your Home
For a limited time only, Shanghai Disney Resort will launch more than 50 special merchandise items, featuring bright spring shades and fresh designs. Guests will find Mickey and Minnie plush dressed in new spring apparel, wearing cute bunny ears and carrying small picnic baskets filled with eggs. The egg-shaped cross body bag is also back by popular demand, this time with a brand-new double-sided Mickey and Minnie design for an even more versatile look. Exclusive bunny ears, colorful flower headbands and a special egg pin series will also serve as perfect accessories for even the most stylish of spring outfits.
The new Duffy and Friends spring collection features a diverse range of products, including cute plush that see the pals dressed in novel spring-inspired gear, with egg-shaped buttons, flower decorations, butterfly and beetle elements, and more. Guests will also find Duffy and Friends depicted in seasonal egg-shaped designs on mugs, backpacks, and stationery, providing guests with a wide range of products to help them fill their wardrobes and decorate their homes this spring.
Awaken Your Taste Buds with Spring Food and Beverage Arrivals
The start of spring also brings with it fresh food and beverage offerings throughout the resort, with StellaLou set to act as the centerpiece of many of the park’s food and beverage treats, from blueberry cupcakes and blackcurrant cake, to lavender ice cream, goblet drinks, cotton candy and adorable popcorn buckets.
Mickey & Pals Market Café is also debuting the first-ever Colorful Minnie Afternoon Tea. With this new offering, guests can enjoy a relaxing spring afternoon while sampling a delicious array of tea set treats including fruit puffs, mango chocolate, cupcakes, strawberry tartlets, and more.
Guests at the Royal Banquet Hall can experience a range of seasonal fairy tale delicacies, including crispy noodles with assorted seafood and spicy abalone sauce, poached prawn and avocado salad, and more, all served within the magical realm of the Enchanted Storybook Castle. Meanwhile, Wandering Moon Restaurant will also offer a new range of Chinese dishes including steamed bamboo shoots, pork meatballs, and braised bamboo shoots with pork belly, further helping guests to enjoy a true taste of spring.
Aurora Restaurant in the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel has also released a new selection of spring dishes, including pâté en croûte, poached Boston lobster, and a brandy chocolate mousse ball – all designed to satiate guests’ appetites as they enjoy this signature dining experience.
Extend Your Spring Journey with a Visit to Disneytown and the Two Resort Hotels
Disneytown is also taking on a fresh new look this season, with spring-inspired additions for guests to explore as well as new cuisine, exciting entertainment and beyond. Spring eggs designed to resemble popular Disney Characters will dot the grass and flowerbeds throughout Disneytown, while Judy Hopps, the bunny from Zootopia’s police department will greet guests with a special bunny dance at the Marketplace Stage every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. After her performance, lucky guests will even have the opportunity to take photos with her.
For guests who want to spread out their spring stay and experience all that’s available this season, the resort’s two hotels serve as the perfect place to relax during a multi-day visit to the resort. The Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and Toy Story Hotel will host a special Outdoor Sports Carnival on their lawns, inviting families with children to participate in a series of enjoyable games. Guests will also have the chance to join in on fun DIY activities as they decorate their own Easter eggs and create a piece of magic to bring home with them.
Celebrate Nature with an Educational Family Outing at Shanghai Disney Resort
Spring is also a season to learn about nature, and the resort offers a unique outdoor classroom for families and children to discover and experience nature first-hand. From March to May, a Spring Stroll and Botany Class will be held in Disneytown. Guests will be able to experience a series of interactive environmental and nature-based activities with fun Disney twists throughout the resort. Parents and their children are also invited to enjoy a spring stroll around the beautiful Wishing Star Lake and take an educational botany class guided by experts who will share some of the park’s secrets. From April 12 – 22, guests are also invited to the Earth Month Fair in Disneytown for educational activities and to hear insights about species protection and sustainable development.
The popular talking trash can, Xiaotui, will also return to Shanghai Disneyland in April, interacting with guests and providing fun environmental tips on Mickey Avenue and along the parade route. Nature lovers will find more Earth Month surprises at the Gardens of Imagination, where they can earn a “Nature Explorer” badge by participating in interactive nature activities.