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Minnie Mouse inspires high fashion in Shanghai

At this year’s Shanghai Fashion Week, Disney China asked four well-known local designers to create new fashion collections inspired by the global style icon that is Minnie Mouse. The innovative designs from Ji Cheng, Han Lulu, Cindy Soong and Makin Ma will debut during Shanghai… Read More »Minnie Mouse inspires high fashion in Shanghai

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 Disneyland Update

Enchanted Storybook Castle - Shanghai Disneyland - Final Model V

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.”

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Disney Unveils First Image of Shanghai Disneyland Model

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