Shanghai Disney Resort, the first Disney resort in Mainland China, is a place where friends and families can escape together to a whole new world of fantasy, imagination, creativity and adventure. The resort is home to the Shanghai Disneyland theme park, featuring six lands, as well as two themed hotels – Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and Toy Story Hotel, Disneytown, a large shopping, dining and entertainment district, a Broadway-style theatre, Wishing Star Park and other outdoor recreation areas. Shanghai Disneyland is a Magic Kingdom-style theme park featuring classic Disney storytelling and characters but with authentic cultural touches and themes tailored specifically for the people of China. Shanghai Disney Resort offers something for everyone – thrilling adventures, lush gardens where guests can relax together, and enriching interactive experiences, all with the world-class guest service that Disney is known for around the globe.
Disney experts from across China and around the world worked collaboratively to create a resort that is authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese. Shanghai Disney Resort incorporates unique Chinese characteristics and elements that reflect Chinese consumers’ preferences. Throughout Shanghai Disneyland, classic Disney characters and storytelling blends with Chinese customs and celebrations to create a unique experience for guests in Shanghai. Some of the Chinese influences are immediately recognizable and some are more subtly incorporated throughout the resort. A walk around the resort reveals the beauty and identity of today’s China, while some places take Chinese guests into a whole new immersive world.
OWNERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
Shanghai Disney Resort is a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company and Shanghai Shendi Group comprised of two owner companies (Shanghai International Theme Park Company Limited and Shanghai International Theme Park Associated Facilities Company Limited) and a management company (Shanghai International Theme Park and Resort Management Company Limited). Shanghai Shendi Group holds 57% of the shares and Disney holds the remaining 43% of shares of the owner companies. Disney has a 70% stake and Shanghai Shendi Group has a 30% stake in the joint venture management company. The management company is responsible for creating, developing and operating the resort on behalf of the owner companies.
Shanghai Disney Resort aims to not only build and operate a world-class tourism destination, but also serve as a valuable community partner and active corporate citizen in Shanghai and China. Working within the community, we provide support to address a wide range of needs for children while creating opportunities to strengthen relationships with the important adults in their lives. In honor of the grand opening of Shanghai Disney Resort, The Walt Disney Company announced a 20 million RMB/$3.1 million USD donation to support the creation of Disney-themed play spaces. On June 8, 2017, the first Disney Playroom in Shanghai was officially opened at the Shanghai Children’s Hospital. In the same period, Disney Playrooms were also opened in children’s hospitals in Beijing and Guangzhou respectively. Over the course of the five-year program, the donation is providing more than 50 hospitals in China with playrooms and therapeutic play activities. Cast Members are also encouraged to donate their time and many talents to charitable and community endeavors through our VoluntEARS program. Since 2012, Shanghai Disney Resort VoluntEARS contributed more than 28,000 hours in our community, positively impacting over 180,000 people’s lives.
At opening, Shanghai Disney Resort became a significant employer in the Pudong district of Shanghai, with more than 10,000 Cast Members hired. The resort will continue to generate many great employment opportunities for Chinese talent at all levels, and indirectly supports the creation of thousands of more jobs.
SHANGHAI DISNEYLAND THEME PARK
Opened June 16, 2016
Shanghai Disneyland features six themed lands: Adventure Isle, Gardens of Imagination, Mickey Avenue, Tomorrowland, Treasure Cove and Fantasyland. The centerpiece of the park is the iconic Enchanted Storybook Castle, the tallest, largest and most interactive castle that represents all the Disney princesses. In 2018, Shanghai Disneyland will expand with the opening of Toy Story Land.
SHANGHAI DISNEY RESORT HOTELS
SHANGHAI DISNEYLAND HOTEL
Shanghai Disneyland Hotel is an elegant property infused with Art Nouveau design and touches of Disney magic, just a short distance from the theme park. Located along the shores of Wishing Star Lake, the hotel features 420 handsomely appointed guest rooms, many of which offer breathtaking views of the resort and the theme park’s landmark, Enchanted Storybook Castle. The hotel also offers four dining experiences, a themed merchandise shop, an indoor swimming pool, banquet facilities and a wedding pavilion.
TOY STORY HOTEL
Guests are transported into a toy-filled world at the Toy Story Hotel, just steps away from Disneytown. Inspired by the Disney•Pixar series of “Toy Story” animated films, the hotel’s 800 guest rooms are spread across two themed wings – the Sheriff Woody Wing and Buzz Lightyear Wing. The hotel is built for fun, with character greetings, a food court dining experience, water-play area, gift shop and family activity center.
Disneytown is an international shopping, dining and entertainment district adjacent to Shanghai Disneyland that is split into five unique sections: Marketplace, The Lakeshore, Spice Alley, Broadway Boulevard and Broadway Plaza. It includes the 1,200-seat Walt Disney Grand Theatre – home to the first-ever Mandarin production of the Broadway hit Disney’s THE LION KING – and the first World of Disney Store in Asia.
WISHING STAR PARK
Wishing Star Park is a 500,000-square-meter public recreational area with beautiful gardens, a walking path and a glittering lake. Young guests can enjoy the adventurous Dragonfly Playground, and families and friends can watch the night sky unfold at the Starlight Amphitheater for special events.
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