Latest Disney theme park set to open a new land in 2018.
The Walt Disney Company and Shanghai Shendi Group will expand Shanghai Disneyland with its seventh themed land, which will be based on the Toy Story franchise.
Toy Story Land, which recently broke ground, will allow guests to enter the backyard of Andy, the boy from the movies, and to feel as if they’ve been shrunk down to the size of toy characters from the films. The new land will also include three new attractions as well as a themed character greeting area.
“Since its opening in June this year, Shanghai Disneyland’s operation has run smoothly and our guests have been very enthusiastic. We have received positive feedback from the entire society–all of which makes us excited about the future,” says Fan Xiping, chairman, Shanghai Shendi Group. “The newly announced Toy Story Land is part of the accelerated expansion plan for the first phase of the theme park. Both shareholders will continue to launch more new experiences to meet the needs of our guests from China and all over the world.”
Additionally, the Shanghai Disney Resort has the only Toy Story-themed hotel in the world and the Shanghai Disneyland park is already home to the Buzz Lightyear Planet Rescue attraction.
“We couldn’t be more pleased with Shanghai Disneyland’s first four months of operation and couldn’t be more excited about our future in mainland China,” says Bob Chapek, chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “We’re demonstrating our confidence by breaking ground on a new Toy Story Land that will be both authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese, delighting our guests for years to come.”
The new Toy Story Land is set to open in 2018.