Shanghai Disney Takes Shape

Disney has unveiled new details of the Shanghai Disney Resort including a Toy Story-themed hotel, Magic Kingdom-style theme park and Disneytown shopping district.

April 6, 2018

Shanghai Disney Takes Shape

Located alongside a lush waterfront park, Shanghai Disneyland will be the studio's first theme park in mainland China and the overarching park will be Disney’s sixth resort destination worldwide. The resort is scheduled to open next year.

The centerpiece of the resort, Shanghai Disneyland, will be a Magic Kingdom-style theme park featuring classic Disney characters and stories in six theme lands. Some of the new attractions and experiences specifically designed for the China location will include the Enchanted Storybook Castle, Treasure Cove (the first ever Pirates-themed land in a Disney park) and Garden of the Twelve Friends.

The resort will feature two hotels inspired by Disney characters and stories. The signature hotel, Shanghai Disneyland Hotel, will immerse fans in a world inspired by the toys from the Disney•Pixar series


Toy Story

animated films. The second hotel's theme has yet not yet been announced, but both hotels will offer a range of entertainment and leisure options.

Located near Shanghai Disneyland and the hotels is Disneytown, a shopping, dining and entertainment district featuring a marketplace of specialty shops with Disney merchandise; Spice Alley, which presents a variety of popular Asian cuisines; and a classic Broadway Boulevard of boutiques that takes inspiration from the Beverly Hills shopping streets. Broadway Plaza will be home to the Walt Disney Grand Theatre, which will host the global premiere of the Mandarin version of the Broadway show "The Lion King."

Near Disneytown lies the resort’s central lake area of approximately 40 hectares, featuring a 2.5-kilometer walking path and gardens.

“We are very excited to share more detail of our resort,” says Philippe Gas, general manager, Shanghai Disney Resort. “Shanghai Disney Resort will provide a world-class tourism destination for Chinese guests, offering the same spirit of ‘shared family entertainment’ that Walt Disney first introduced nearly 60 years ago.”

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