Disney CEO, Bob Iger unveiled new details concerning the new Shanghai Disneyland that is currently under construction.
Six themed lands are planned for the new theme park and the second Disney theme park in China and the first in mainland China.
Iger also unveiled a model showcasing two hotels in the Downtown Disney area called Disneytown â€“ its international shopping, dining and entertainment district, Wishing Star Parkâ€™s beautiful gardens as well as showing off the six themed lands going into the new them park.
â€œWe are building something truly special here in Shanghai that not only showcases the best of Disneyâ€™s storytelling but also celebrates and incorporates Chinaâ€™s incredibly rich heritage to create a one-of-a-kind destination that will delight and entertain the people of China for generations to come,â€ said Iger speaking to media during todayâ€™s presentation at the Shanghai Expo Centre. â€œWe are taking everything weâ€™ve learned from our six decades of exceeding expectations â€“ along with our relentless innovation and famous creativity to create a truly magical place that is both authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese.â€
At Shanghai Disneyland, Disney stories will come to life at the tallest, largest and most interactive castle at any Disney theme park. The themed lands will offer something for everyone with live stage productions, world premieres and thrilling attractions ÂÂâ€“ many never seen before â€“ that will appeal to guests of all generations. Guests also will be able to experience Disney characters in each land, including Mickey and his pals on Mickey Avenue and in Gardens of Imagination.
Below is a list of the new theme lands:
FantasylandÂ will be the largest land and home to the majesticÂ Enchanted Storybook CastleÂ that weâ€™ve already featured here on theÂ Blog. In this fairy-tale paradise, guests will float through familiar Disney stories on Voyage to the Crystal Grotto, hitch a rollicking ride on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and take flight over the skies of London on Peter Panâ€™s Flight. They may also explore the Hundred Acre Wood withÂ Winnie the PoohÂ or follow Alice through a dazzling Wonderland maze.
Treasure CoveÂ â€“ will be the first pirate-themed land in a Disney park. As guests explore this pirate world, they will enterÂ Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle of Sunken Treasure, an attraction that transforms a boat ride into a thrilling journey with cutting-edge innovations in robotics, animation, set design and multimedia. Adventurous spirits will be tempted to board a pirate ship, paddle through the scenic cove on Explorer Canoes and dine at Barbossaâ€™s Bounty.
Adventure IsleÂ will immerse guests in a newly discovered lost world, filled with hidden treasures and a chance to explore its mysteries. The mighty Roaring Mountain will tower over guests and beckon them on their journey. Guests can blaze their own trails at Camp Discovery, travel around the world on Soaring over the Horizon, or embark on the thrilling rafting adventure Roaring Rapids, straight through the heart of Adventure Isle. There they discover the underworld realm of a mysterious, fearsome creature.
TomorrowlandÂ will not only include the TRON Lightcycle Power Run but also offer the chance for guests to go to infinity and beyond on Buzz Lightyear Planet Rescue, a new space ranger adventure, or break the bonds of gravity on Jet Packs. The land will feature a massive, color-shifting canopy near the TRON Lightcycle Power Run.
Mickey AvenueÂ will be the first main entry at a Disney park inspired by the colorful personalities of Mickey Mouse and his pals. In the neighborhoods of this welcoming, whimsical avenue, guests will share a hug and get a photo with some all-time favorite Disney characters.Â Avenue M Arcade, one of the many shops along the avenue, will feature the largest selection of gifts and collectibles inside the theme park.
Gardens of ImaginationÂ will celebrate the wonders of nature and the joy of imagination, as guests leave everyday life behind to enjoy the seven whimsical gardens. Guests will take a spin on the Fantasia Carousel, soar on the back of Dumbo the Flying Elephant and enjoy the areaâ€™s iconic Disney entertainment, including Castle stage shows and â€œIgnite the Dream, a Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light.â€ From several places in this land, guests will enjoy â€œMickeyâ€™s Storybook Express,â€ an exciting parade with its own musical soundtrack and colorful performers on the longest parade route in a Disney park.
A video presentation showing the new unique version of Tomorrowland can be seen below. Shanghai Disneyland is set to open in the Spring of 2016.