Shanghai, December 27, 2022 – With the New Year just around the corner, Shanghai Disney Resort is gearing up to ring in 2023 with guests and fans in signature Disney style. Celebrations will feature an assortment of unique offerings, including a dazzling fireworks display illuminating the world’s largest Disney castle as a grand finale of 2022. Entering 2023, the resort is set to provide more exciting celebrations, exclusive offerings and enhanced new experiences for guests.
“We could not be more grateful to everyone who has supported us, especially over this past year – our Cast, guests, fans, and partners – your encouragement and understanding mean the world to us,” said Joe Schott, President and General Manager, Shanghai Disney Resort. “As we step into 2023, we are extremely excited to welcome more guests from across the country and hopefully around the world back to our resort. We can’t wait to show you the new range of spectacular events and experiences in the year to come.”
“Ignite the New Year” to light up the night with the return of New Year’s Eve offerings
As is tradition at Shanghai Disney Resort, a special celebration honoring the New Year will return for a limited time. Exclusively available on December 31, 2022, and January 1, 2023, the resort will host a special fireworks show, “Ignite the New Year”, at Shanghai Disneyland’s Enchanted Storybook Castle. Featuring spectacular fireworks, breathtaking projections and stirring music, the special show will culminate by lighting up the night sky with a giant “2023” formed by fireworks. (As with other live entertainment in the park, the “Ignite the New Year” show may be adjusted, suspended, or canceled due to inclement weather or other unforeseen conditions.)
Guests visiting the theme park during these two days will also have the opportunity to receive surprise souvenir party favors upon their arrival. Some of the beloved Disney characters will be dressed in sparkling festive looks, custom-made for this special occasion, warmly welcoming guests to embrace the New Year.
Celebrate every season at Shanghai Disneyland with magic around every corner
Since opening, the popular rotation of seasonal celebrations from spring to winter has become a major draw for guests and fans. In 2023, Shanghai Disney Resort will continue to roll out its signature seasonal experiences and offerings, immersing guests in unique and joyful adventures tailored for each season.
This winter season, the brand new Disney Winter Magic Cavalcade has become a hit amid a host of enchanting experiences at Shanghai Disneyland. Featuring a lineup of new floats, performances, characters and never-before-seen costumes, the cavalcade brightens up the winter days and nights with a halo of twinkling lights and a generous sprinkling of magic. What’s more, Disney characters and dancers, currently outfitted in specially designed Christmas fashions, will soon change into their new Spring Festival looks during the cavalcade to complement the holiday theme.
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit joins his friends at Shanghai Disneyland for the first time
With the coming of the Year of the Rabbit, Shanghai Disney Resort is ready to celebrate all Disney rabbits across the resort. Among them, a very special rabbit, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, is planning to make his debut at Shanghai Disney Resort next spring, greeting guests and fans from near and far. Oswald was created by Walt Disney and his team in 1927 as one of Walt’s first animated stars, marking a significant milestone of Walt Disney’s creative legacy. Guests will have the opportunity to meet this legendary character at Shanghai Disney Resort and get a first-hand experience of Disney’s enduring magic.
Shanghai Disney Resort will also continue to celebrate many other Disney characters, both classic and new, throughout the year. From Disney Princesses and Mickey and Friends to Marvel Super Heroes, Duffy and Friends and many more, guests can immerse themselves in signature Disney storytelling by enjoying the company of Disney characters again and again.
Discover more magic when shopping and dining at Shanghai Disney Resort
Guests and fans can also look forward to a series of commemorative merchandise collections, delicious food offerings and more across the resort in the coming year. Throughout the year, a wide assortment of themed merchandise will be rolled out, including many that will be exclusively available only at the resort, making for great memories and wonderful presents for friends and family.
Donald’s Dine ‘n Delights, a new Disney-themed restaurant featuring inviting designs that reflect Donald Duck’s enthusiasm for culinary delicacies and hospitality towards his friends and family, is set to open at Disneytown in no time. The bistro will feature seasonally inspired Western cuisine with Asian touches, promising to be a landmark culinary destination at Disneytown for every foodie and Disney fan.
Many more surprises and magical moments await at Shanghai Disney Resort that will ignite the imaginations of guests and fans in the coming year. Stay tuned for more exciting details about 2023 and much, much more!