Shanghai Disney Resort reached an exciting and important milestone this week with the topping out of the iconic Enchanted Storybook Castle. Bob Iger, Disney chairman and CEO, and Tom Staggs, chief operating officer, were at the resort to witness the installation of the glorious gold finial atop the tallest of the eight towers of the castle.
The castle was designed specifically for the people of China, with input from many collaborative partnerships with local and international experts. For instance, the golden finial installed this week was made by Shanghai artisans and is topped with a peony – a flower identified with China.
The Enchanted Storybook Castle will be the tallest structure at the resort, the largest Disney castle ever built to date and includes many distinctly Chinese elements. The castle is so big it will hold an entire attraction, the “once upon a time adventure” plus retail, dining, and entertainment locations.