The health concerns related to the outbreak of the Coronavirus in China has caused the Shanghai Disney Resort to close to guests during the busy Lunar New Year Festival. For comparison, this is like 4th of July week at Walt Disney World when the parks… Read More »Shanghai Disney Resort closing temporarily in response to Coronavirus
It didn’t take long for Shanghai Disneyland to reach the point where it would need to expand. Fans of Pixar’s Toy Story movies will soon be able to meet Woody, Buzz and other Toy Story characters in an all-new land of their own in Mainland… Read More »Shanghai Disneyland announces first expansion – Toy Story Land
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
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 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:
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