Disney Unveils First Image of Shanghai Disneyland Model

Shanghai Disney - First Model Image

Get your passport renewed and start saving your pennies, earlier today at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of The Walt Disney Company, chairman and chief executive officer Bob Iger unveiled the first image of a model of Shanghai Disney Resort, featuring the resort’s theme park, Shanghai Disneyland.

“With Shanghai Disneyland, we’re creating a one-of-a-kind destination that is authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese,” said Iger. “We believe this will be one of the most spectacular Disney experiences yet – and an important part of our future. We look forward to opening the gates at the end of 2015 and welcoming the first of the millions of guests who will enjoy Shanghai Disneyland for generations to come.”

The image illustrates a portion of the model of Shanghai Disneyland, and provides a first look at a beautiful, 11-acre green space at the center of the park, and a closer look at the unique design and scale of Enchanted Storybook Castle, the iconic central attraction of the theme park. On opening day Shanghai Disney Resort will include Shanghai Disneyland, two themed hotels, a 46,000-square-meter (495,000 square feet) gross floor area retail, dining and entertainment venue, recreational facilities, a lake and associated parking and transportation hubs.

The 11-acre green space will be unique to Shanghai Disneyland. Reportedly it was added to the design after visitors to Hong Kong Disneyland complained of the lack of space to just hangout and enjoy the moment. So SDR will have more opportunities for wandering around.

“We are incredibly excited about the developments and progress of the Disney resort in Shanghai, one of the world’s most vibrant cities,” said Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “Shanghai Disney Resort will bring a classic Disney Parks experience to mainland China and will immerse Chinese guests in a whole new world of creativity, imagination and adventure that only Disney can deliver.”

Targeted to open at the end of 2015, Shanghai Disney Resort will be a world-class family vacation destination that combines classic Disney characters and storytelling with the uniqueness and beauty of China.

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One Response to Disney Unveils First Image of Shanghai Disneyland Model

  1. Duy says:

    It’s so beautiful! I’d imagine for this park it would take 2 days to enjoy it!
    This seems like a long walk from Main Street to the Hub, and this Hub seems huge!
    I love the design of it.

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