Shanghai Disney Resort recently celebrated an amazing first year of operation that had over 11 million guests pass visit the resort. The one year celebration included floating lanterns representing good fortune for the past, present and future. The lanterns hovered above Shanghai Disneyland during a magical nighttime celebration at Enchanted Storybook Castle, commemorating the resort’s historic anniversary and tremendous popularity with the people of mainland China.
Guests were also treated to “When You Wish Upon a Star,” a montage of photos and videos highlighting events of the first year at Shanghai Disney Resort projected on the Enchanted Storybook Castle.
“Shanghai Disney Resort’s first anniversary is cause for great celebration for everyone involved in bringing this spectacular dream to life,” said Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company. “We’re grateful to the people of China for making this unique destination a tremendous success — more than 11 million guests have already visited, and we look forward to welcoming many more in the years to come.”
The Shanghai Disney Resort rises above the other Disney Resorts in several areas. First, Shanghai Disney has the biggest, tallest castle in any Disney park as well as had the first pirate-themed land. Shanghai Disney’s is also the most technologically advanced park to date.
Shanghai Disneyland is a magical theme park with six themed lands including Mickey Avenue, Gardens of Imagination, Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Treasure Cove and Adventure Isle. Two imaginatively designed hotels, a Disneytown shopping and dining district, and Wishing Star Park recreational area are also a part of the Shanghai Disney Resort. The resort has already announced its first post-opening expansion, a new immersive land themed to the Toy Story franchise that is set to open in 2018.
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