It was first announced on a press release on April 8th, 2011 that The Walt Disney Company and Shanghai Shendi Group, its joint venture partner in China, have broken ground on the Shanghai Disney Resort following approval from the Chinese central government in Beijing. Their target date, 5 years… Well, we’ve come a along way since then.. On April 26th, 2012 the project moved into the resort construction phase and they wanted to ensure that extensive site formation is a key preliminary step in the development of the all new Disney resorts and they want to ensure a reliable platform for the future installation and operation of the world’s most advanced ride and show systems, and to create and maintain a safe environment for future enjoyment by the many guests who will visit the resort after opening. Shanghai Disney Resort, the first Disney resort in Mainland China, will be a place where friends and family can escape together to a whole new world of fantasy, imagination, creativity and adventure. The resort will include a park designed in the rich tradition of Disneyland theme parks around the world with the uniqueness and beauty of China, two themed hotels, a large retail, dining and entertainment venue and an array of recreation facilities.
The resort will be located in Pudong, Shanghai and is targeted to open at the end of 2015.
Now moving forward… As of May 24th, 2013 construction has begun on the magnificent Shanghai Disneyland Enchanted Storybook Castle.. The castle will be stationed at the heart of the theme park and will be the most interactive Disney castle yet, complete with entertainment, dining and performance spaces. It will boast a magnificent winding staircase in the heart of the castle that will lead Guests on a “Once Upon a Time Adventure,” featuring all the Disney Princesses, and will provide unparalleled and memorable experiences which only Disney can offer. The castle will also feature a boat ride attraction complete with a secret underground chamber, in which fountains of light will leap and dance in shimmering pools, surrounding Guests with magic, music and color.
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