TOY STORY LAND officially coming to Shanghai Disneyland
Nov16

TOY STORY LAND officially coming to Shanghai Disneyland

Although it’s been no surprise, Disney officially announced that Shanghai Disneyland will be getting some park expansion in the form of a new Toy Story Land. A new press release issued recently from Disney gives details on the rehash of the concept that is also coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando. Woody, Buzz and other Toy Story characters will soon entertain guests at an all-new land of their own in Mainland...

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Scheduled “trial operations” announced for Shanghai Disney Resort ahead of grand opening
May06

Scheduled “trial operations” announced for Shanghai Disney Resort ahead of grand opening

Shanghai Disney Resort is soft opening ahead of its June 16 official grand opening! Sorta. Invited participants for a Trial Operations period will be granted access to the resort experience select attractions, entertainment and dining on select dates. This training period of sorts helps create live testing environments for Cast Members to learn and train in their new roles. A Trial Operations period is a key pre-opening step for all...

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FIRST PEEK: Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Pavilion featuring Avatar and Shanghai Disney
Aug13

FIRST PEEK: Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Pavilion featuring Avatar and Shanghai Disney

Although the D23 EXPO officially kicks off tomorrow we get our first preview of the gigantic Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Pavilion courtesy of Disney. The photos are hardly representative of what there is to see, the Parks and Resort take up a gigantic part of the show-floor and there’s a TON of visuals to take in from models and dioramas to costumes and concept art. So we invite you to enjoy now a peek at  Walt Disney Parks...

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DETAILS: New concept art/photos showcase SHANGHAI DISNEYLAND offerings
Jul14

DETAILS: New concept art/photos showcase SHANGHAI DISNEYLAND offerings

A huge media event is taken place right now in China announcing new lands, attractions, and shows for Shanghai Disneyland. Some highlights from the announcement include TREASURE COVE the first-ever themed Pirate-themed land in a Disney Park, a new TRON Lightcycle Power Run in Tomorrowland, plus  Star Wars Launch Bay and Marvel Universe interactive areas bringing guests closer to their favorite characters. “Ignite the Dream, a...

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Nouveau-inspired details will bring Shanghai Disneyland Hotel to life
Jun24

Nouveau-inspired details will bring Shanghai Disneyland Hotel to life

The LATimes recently shared some details about the new hotels coming to the Shanghai Disney Resort. Disney remains to be careful about being sensitive Asian standards and customs and that goes down to details such as slippers and tea bags in the rooms. Each hotel will also have complimentary custom transportation to the park. A shuttle will transport guests between the Toy Story Hotel and the park, and a complimentary water taxi will...

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Cheesecake Factory and LEGO store coming to DISNEYTOWN in Shanghai Disney Resort
Jun05

Cheesecake Factory and LEGO store coming to DISNEYTOWN in Shanghai Disney Resort

Shanghai Disney Resort has announced the first stores coming to DISNEYTOWN. Well known Cheesecake Factory and LEGO store will join popular Shanghai restaurants Crystal Jade, and Shanghai Min. DISNEYTOWN will be 46,000 square feet shopping area located next door to Shanghai Disneyland and will have over 50 retailers when it will open. DISNEYTOWN and Shanghai Disneyland Resort is expected to open Spring 2016. Full press release...

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New unofficial aerial photos show continuing construction at Shanghai Disneyland park
Apr08

New unofficial aerial photos show continuing construction at Shanghai Disneyland park

The Shanghai Daily has released two new aerial images showcasing the on-going work to the Shanghai Disneyland park construction currently underway. The photos mark the fourth anniversary from the date that ground was first broken on the ambitious project which is said to be unlike any other “Magic Kingdom” style Disney Park ever built. The most noticeable difference is the park’s centerpiece castle which will house...

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Sketch to reality, a look at new features coming to SHANGHAI DISNEYLAND including hotels, Pirates and more
Feb03

Sketch to reality, a look at new features coming to SHANGHAI DISNEYLAND including hotels, Pirates and more

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...

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Shanghai Disneyland secondary shopping district to feature 100+ shops, dining and entertainment
Oct02

Shanghai Disneyland secondary shopping district to feature 100+ shops, dining and entertainment

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 known as Yi Ou Lai Shopping Village. Luke has shared two images that he found for the new shopping village which will be developed by the...

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Philippe Gas named general manager at Shanghai Disney Resort
Jul31

Philippe Gas named general manager at Shanghai Disney 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. “Both Philippe and Tom are seasoned Disney veterans, they bring an incredible depth of operational experience to their respective roles and are well positioned to contribute to the future success...

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