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Shanghai Disneyland Trip Report: Getting There Wasn’t Half the Fun

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So this month I finally unlocked the achievement of visiting all Disney Parks worldwide for the second time by visiting Shanghai Disneyland. In this report, for the edification of those who might be considering a trip out there, I thought I’d go over the process I went through to arrive at Shanghai Disneyland. Spoiler: It … Continue reading "Shanghai Disneyland Trip Report: Getting There Wasn’t Half the Fun"
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First Timers Trip to Shanghai Disneyland

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By Guest Blogger: Michelle Buchecker As part of a business trip to Shanghai in late October 2016, I decide to add an extra day and visit Shanghai Disneyland. What follows are my experiences and impressions and hope that this helps anyone who may also be going for their first time. Getting There Shanghai is in … Continue reading "First Timers Trip to Shanghai Disneyland"
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Until Shanghai, railroads have been chugging through Disney parks since 1955

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Walt Disney, left, proudly surveys Disneyland as the E.P. Ripley pulls into the station on opening day, July 17, 1955. With him are then-California Gov. Goodwin Knight, center, and Fred Gurley, president of the Santa Fe Railroad. When Shanghai Disneyland opened to the public on June 17, there was one classic Disney attraction conspicuous in … Continue reading "Until Shanghai, railroads have been chugging through Disney parks since 1955"
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Disney Legend Marty Sklar on Shanghai Disneyland: ‘It’s the best Disney park’

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The first time Marty Sklar walked down the main thoroughfare of a Disney theme park -- Disneyland's Main Street U.S.A., on July 17, 1955 -- he was a 21-year-old intern working in the park's public relations department and was, for all intents and purposes, just another face in the overheated crowd on that momentous opening day. The most recent time Marty walked down the main thoroughfare of a Disney theme park -- Shanghai Disneyland's Mickey Avenue, on opening day, June 17, 2016 -- he was an 82-year-old retiree who was far from just another face in the crowd.
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Shanghai Disney Resort Celebrates Historic Grand Opening as the First Disney Resort in Mainland China

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SHANGHAI, June 16, 2016 — Shanghai Disney Resort, the first Disney resort in Mainland China and the sixth worldwide, celebrated its historic Grand Opening today, culminating one of Disney’s most ambitious projects ever. The wonder and imagination of Disney greeted the people of China in magical new ways as the gates opened to Shanghai Disneyland, … Continue reading "Shanghai Disney Resort Celebrates Historic Grand Opening as the First Disney Resort in Mainland China"
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Shanghai Disney: Grand Opening with World Premiere of Disney’s THE LION KING in Mandarin

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Shanghai Disneyland will open on Thursday, June 16. Shanghai Disney Resort launched Grand Opening festivities with the global premiere of the first Mandarin production of Disney's THE LION KING on Tuesday night in a gala affair at the Walt Disney Grand Theatre. A red carpet entry to the new theater welcomed celebrities, luminaries and Julie Taymor, the Tony award-winning director of the original Broadway production of THE LION KING. The red-carpet occasion also saluted Disneytown -- the resort's international retail, dining and entertainment area -- as well as two imaginatively designed hotels and Wishing Star Park.
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DISNEY TWENTY-THREE UNLOCKS THE GATES TO SHANGHAI DISNEY RESORT

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THROUGH SPECTACULAR PHOTOGRAPHY AND IN-DEPTH ARTICLES, DISNEY FANS WILL GET AN ADVANCE LOOK AT THE ONE-OF-A-KIND THEME PARK THAT IS AUTHENTICALLY DISNEY AND DISTINCTLY CHINESE PLUS, D23’S SUMMER MOVIE PREVIEW FEATURES EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS WITH FINDING DORY’S ELLEN DEGENERES, PETE’S DRAGON’S BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD, AND THE BFG DIRECTOR STEVEN SPIELBERG BURBANK, Calif. — May 11, 2016 … Continue reading "DISNEY TWENTY-THREE UNLOCKS THE GATES TO SHANGHAI DISNEY RESORT"
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Opening Date Set for Shanghai Disney Resort

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The Walt Disney Company and Shanghai Shendi Group announced that Shanghai Disney Resort will host a multi-day, grand opening celebration, culminating in a spectacular welcoming ceremony for the resort's first official guests on June 16, 2016. The world-class resort, located in the Pudong District of Shanghai, will be Disney's first destination resort in mainland China, featuring classic Disney storytelling and characters with all-new experiences tailored for the people of China.
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Shanghai Disney Resort Unveils New Images

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Shanghai Disney Resort today unveiled new creative images of a reimagined attraction based on the world of Pirates and new aerial images of the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and Toy Story Hotel. Shanghai Disneyland will be home to the first-ever Pirates-themed land — Treasure Cove — and an E-ticket attraction called Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle … Continue reading "Shanghai Disney Resort Unveils New Images"
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