The first official Make-A-Wish® Shanghai wish was granted at Shanghai Disney recently, which hosted Yuanbao, a seven-year-old boy, and his family from China’s Anhui Province His wish was to meet Olaf from the hit Disney animated film Frozen, and Shanghai Disney did that and more.… Read More »Make-A-Wish Shanghai Grants Its Very First Wish at Shanghai Disney
In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Walt Disney Chair and CEO Bob Iger talks about the first anniversary of Shanghai Disneyland and the great “likelihood that Disney will build another theme park in China,” and that there’s a good chance it will be in a… Read More »Disney CEO Bob Iger teases another theme park in a new Chinese city
It’s been 5 months since Shanghai Disneyland opened and two recent news articles check in on the status of Disney’s newest park and its older Chinese sibling – Hong Kong Disneyland. Are the two parks both doing well, or is the new park siphoning off… Read More »How is Hong Kong Disneyland doing now that Shanghai Disneyland is open?
Shanghai Disneyland opened to the world just two short months ago and already it has hosted more than 1 million visitors. A new official video from Disney features a six minute look at how the magical kingdom was made along with an interview with Disney… Read More »The Making of Shanghai Disneyland – official video
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… Read More »Golden Spire added to highest point of Shanghai Disney atop Storybook Castle
Shanghai Disneyland construction is well underway and working fast to open to the public. In August it appointed Philippe Gas, previously of Disneyland Paris, as General Manager and has been building up a corp group of cast members by sending them to Walt Disney World for training in the parks.
The park itself is already attracted awards. The innovative technology behind the Enchanted Storybook Castle has won the International Architecture award from the American Institute of Architects. Walt Disney Imagineering was recognized for its successful implementation of Building Information Modeling, the process of generating and managing digital representations of structures and facilities.
“As construction of the Shanghai Disney Resort continues on its theme park and associated facility development, we’re constantly defining and redefining themed entertainment with innovation, and we do that not just in the technology behind our attractions, but also in the way we design and develop them,” said Howard Brown, Senior Vice President and Project Development Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering Shanghai. “The Enchanted Storybook Castle is designed with retail, dining, operations and theatrical spaces, and a ride system running through it which marries traditional architectural detailing with modern building technology. It would be hard to imagine designing and building such a complex structure without having one integrated, central, smart model like Building Information Modeling.”
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,… Read More »Disney Unveils First Image of Shanghai Disneyland Model
Brush up your resumes, Shanghai Disney Resort has kicked off a recruitment campaign in Shanghai to hire skilled local talent to support the development of this world-class family vacation destination. This initial recruitment drive, the first of many recruitment initiatives, will focus on technical and… Read More »Shanghai Disney Resort Begins Recruitment for Technical and Creative Positions