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New Photos from Shanghai Disneyland attractions

With major construction complete on many of Shanghai Disneyland’s attractions, the park and resort moves into final preparations for it’s June opening date. This includes hiring cast members (some of whom are already working in the US parks for on the job training), figuring out… Read More »New Photos from Shanghai Disneyland attractions

Shanghai Disney Resort grand opening set for June 16, 2016

Big news from The Walt Disney Company and Shanghai Shendi Group. According to an announcement made today, the Shanghai Disney Resort will host a multi-day, grand opening celebration, culminating in a spectacular welcoming ceremony for the resort’s first official guests on June 16, 2016. “When… Read More »Shanghai Disney Resort grand opening set for June 16, 2016

Disney Chair & CEO Bob Iger Talks Strategic Direction and Culture While in China

bobigerfDisney has been building its China strategy for over 15 years now. It started with Hong Kong Disneyland, includes some unique film partnerships, Disney English schools, and soon Disneyland Shanghai. Current Chair and CEO Bob Iger has been right there at the center of it for most of the effort. So it’s with more than a little authority that he took the stage last week at the Fortune Global Forum in Chengdu, China. Bob shared his unique insight into where Disney is headed, the company’s place in the global economy and his overall outlook on business — particularly business in China.

Below the jump are a few highlights from Iger’s responses:

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Disneyland Shanghai Castle Concept Art

The Shanghai Daily posted two concept art drawings from Disney depicting the castle that is destined to be the center piece of the new theme park Disney is building outside Shanghai. We now see the interior and the outside of the ‘Storybook Castle’ that is… Read More »Disneyland Shanghai Castle Concept Art