byPublished on 02-03-2015 11:52 AM
Amongst recent reports about construction setbacks and delayed openings, Shanghai Disney Resort today unveiled new concept and and photographs for the ambitious project.
The most exciting piece was a look at the re-imagined classic Pirates attraction with the new Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure which will be featured in it's own new land, Treasure Cove. It promises to feature an all-new high-technology in the classic format of a boat ride attraction.
We also get a look at some aerial views of the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and Toy Story Hotel.
Our friend Luke from LUKE & THE TEMPLE OF FUN has shared news about the shopping offerings that will be available at Shanghai Disneyland. Already announced has been the Shopping/Entertainment/Dining complex like Downtown Disney but there will also be a secondary shopping area in the resort
Tonight, Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts announced Philippe Gas the general manager Shanghai Disney Resort. With this role change, Staggs has appointed Tom Wolber as President of Euro Disney, the role Gas previously had.
Shanghai Shendi Group has just recently reached an agreement with Disney to accelerate the expansion of Shanghai Disney Resort.
The increased investment of approximately 5 billion yuan (that's more than $800MM in USD) will be used primarily for additional attractions, entertainment and other offerings to increase capacity at the theme park, with the majority targeted to be completed for opening day.
Earlier today, as part of The Walt Disney Company Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Portland, Bob Iger revealed that a new Pirates of the Caribbean attraction and Pirates-themed land will be a part of Shanghai Disneyland when it opens at the end of 2015.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle of the Sunken Treasure will feature a combination of new technology and innovation to bring guests along a pirate adventure with Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Davy Jones and will be the first Pirates attraction based on the film.
Ever secretive of the new project, Disney just recently celebrated two construction milestones at the Shanghai Disney Resort. The first is the topping out of the resort’s first Disney-themed hotel and the second being the start of construction of a yet un-announced mountain attraction in the park.
Shanghai Disney Resort continues on track to open at the end 2015.byPublished on 01-18-2014 10:12 AM
Our friend Luke from LUKE & THE TEMPLE OF FUN has shared news of the selection of the theme and appearance for the Shanghai Disney Resort Subway Station. Featuring a modern design, the station will take on a cool and modern appearance with lots of whites and blues. Mickey iconography is