Shanghai, March 22, 2021 – Just days after Shanghai Disney Resort announced that its year-long 5th Birthday Celebrations will kick off on April 8, the resort today revealed a brand-new theme song as part of the “Year of Magical Surprises.” Titled “Magical Surprise,” the song features pop singer Liu Yuning and is a fun, fantastical tune about all the surprising and magical ways Shanghai Disneyland enables guests to discover and share their happiness with each visit. Starting today, guests can listen to the song on multiple major streaming services in anticipation of joining Shanghai Disney Resort’s 5th Birthday Celebrations.
Named in tribute to the resort’s “Year of Magical Surprises”, “Magical Surprise” features rhythmic claps, a lively brass solo, a cheering crowd, and opens with the line “I feel the magic finally coming in”. The song takes listeners on an auditory adventure, with each verse and chorus building in excitement. Starting April 8, “Magical Surprise” will welcome guests as part of Mickey’s Storybook Express’s pre-parade, encouraging fans to dance along as the parade passes by. Guests can also enjoy both the Mandarin and English versions of the new song on a number of special occasions during the resort’s year-long celebrations.
The Mandarin version of “Magical Surprise” combines the spectacular work of international and local Chinese artists. The cross-cultural collaboration was written by Jeff Lewis and Grammy-Award-nominated producer Chris Sernel, who have both enjoyed successful musical partnerships with Disney, and features Chinese pop singer Liu Yuning. Beloved across China for his energetic voice and dynamic outlook, Liu Yuning’s passionate performance on the song’s Mandarin production expertly illustrates the surprise-filled moments that await guests and fans as part of Shanghai Disney Resort’s birthday celebrations.
In sync with today’s announcement, “Magical Surprise” is now available on major online music platforms, including on QQ Music, Kugou Music, Kuwo Music, NetEase Music, Migu Music and Apple Music, for audiences to enjoy ahead of their visit to Shanghai Disneyland.
With its 5th Birthday Celebrations set to begin soon, Shanghai Disney Resort looks forward to unveiling more surprises for guests and fans in the weeks and months to come.