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Shanghai Disney Resort to Participate in Shanghai Tourism Festival for the Fifth Consecutive Year

Shanghai Disney Resort will participate in Shanghai Tourism Festival for the fifth consecutive year, marking the occasion by leading the float parade with its newly designed float – “Mouse Party”. The brand new float is designed to be a magnificent celebration, led by the most renowned mouse in the world – Mickey Mouse – bringing an authentic Disney party wherever it goes, sharing happiness and excitement with visitors from China and across the globe.

“With Shanghai attracting millions of tourists every year, we are so proud to see that Shanghai Disney Resort has rapidly become one of the country’s most popular destinations, benefiting significantly from the success of the city’s booming tourism industry,” said Philippe Gas, general manager of Shanghai Disney Resort. “The theme of this year’s float is ‘Celebration’, and we look forward to helping our guests celebrate many of their important milestones with us for years to come.”

A number of colorful party elements will draw the audience into the float’s immersive and festive feel, including glowing stars, Mickey-shaped balloons, a huge spinning cake with Mickey features, and an illuminated castle made of party hats in various sizes and colors incorporated into the design. To top it all off, Mickey will also appear at the center of the float surrounded by his pals Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Pluto, Chip and Dale.

The entire float will also be adorned with gifts from Mickey and his pals, wrapped with supersized red ribbons, helping to bring the celebratory atmosphere to local residents and millions of TV viewers across China. Twenty of Disney’s energetic performers will also be dancing alongside the float to the hit song “It Began with a Mouse”, introducing festival attendees and parade spectators to the magic and legend of Mickey Mouse.

2018 will mark the fifth consecutive time Shanghai Disney Resort has participated in the Shanghai Tourism Festival, with each float proving to be a huge hit with all in attendance. The resort was recognized as an “Excellent Organizer” last year, following its “Best Performance” award in 2016 and “Most Popular Float of the Year” award in both 2014 and 2015.

The float will make its debut on Saturday, September 15 at the 2018 Shanghai Tourism Festival’s Grand Opening Parade. Then, from September 16 through October 6, the float will cross the city, bringing the celebration to several areas of Shanghai and allowing more residents and tourists to get a taste of the Disney’s magic.

On October 6, the 2018 Shanghai Tourism Festival’s closing ceremony will be held at Shanghai Disney Resort’s Disneytown for the first time ever. Featuring an extension of the Disney experience, Disneytown is a unique destination for dining, shopping or catching a Broadway show.


Shanghai Disney Resort Celebrates Splashing Summer with Cool New Entertainment, Seasonal Offerings and More

This summer, Shanghai Disney Resort is celebrating its second anniversary and welcoming guests to enjoy endless summer excitement with new seasonal sensations rolling out across the resort. Starting on June 16, Shanghai Disney Resort will create a brand-new summer atmosphere for guests to enjoy all the cool new summer entertainment, food and beverage offerings, shop for trendy merchandise with exclusive new looks and styles, and discover a host of activities in Disneytown.

Summer entertainment to offer fresh surprises and memorable experiences for guests
Cool Zones will be ready throughout Shanghai Disneyland where guests can escape the heat of summer and be energized in the fun and refreshing misty areas.

Part of the brand-new Disney • Pixar Toy Story Land will be transformed into a water-blast-world with Farmer Al’s Splash Around designed to delight and cool off guests. At several points throughout the day, a number of Andy’s favorite toys will host an interactive water play performance designed to fully immerse guests in the colorful new world of toys.

The extremely popular “Summer Blast” will return to the stage at the Enchanted Storybook Castle, with a number of performances held every day. The exciting show features energetic performers, classic Disney characters, and a fun dose of water, and several new showery surprises.

Duffy’s Splashing Pre-Parade is also set to delight guests as they gather to witness Mickey’s Storybook Express this summer. The pre-parade procession, led by Duffy and ShellieMay, will give guests a welcome bout of cool spritzes as they, along with a host of dancers with hand-held soakers, traverse the parade route cooling guests off. This year StellaLou and Gelatoni, Duffy’s friends, will also join the parade on a brand-new float. Lucky guest families have the chance to get in on the watery fun along the parade route aboard the two grand marshal cars that are part of this summer celebration.

Seasonal menus deliver a refreshing summertime experience all their own
This summer, guests will find many cool drink offerings throughout the resort, including the StellaLou Fantasy Dreamer served up in a StellaLou souvenir cup, Mickey honey pomelo slushes in Mickey souvenir cups, Toy Story Souvenir Sips and more, like Donald’s Special Cooler, set to roll out later this month. New kiosks desserts, like the Stitch spiral sundae and the mango frozen yogurt sundae, or the Mickey marshmallow brownie and Olaf strawberry fruit tart at Remy’s Patisserie, will really hit the spot for any guest with a bit of a sweet tooth.

The Toy Box Café is also serving up new dishes like braised seafood rice and roasted pork ribs and wheat grass with potato chips, while Mickey & Pals Market Café, Pinocchio Village Kitchen and Wandering Moon Restaurant feature fresh additions, like tomato beef brisket rice, soup noodle with prawns and salt duck leg with pork noodle soup. Royal Banquet Hall’s new seasonal menus include gourmet appetizers and entrees—with a special lobster menu, plus sweet finishes like the StellaLou frozen ice cake. Hotel guests can also enjoy new a-la-carte additions at Aurora, and summer holiday beverages at Lumiere’s Kitchen.

Brand-new products to help guests stay cool and stylish this summer
Shanghai Disney Resort will offer more than 50 new, exclusive seasonal merchandise products and limited editions pin. The tropical, beach-inspired collections feature Mickey and friends with summery seaside images. Guests can find the exclusive new apparels with Disney Character Images, stylish accessories such as new blue summer Mickey sunglasses and the popular Millennial Pink Minnie sequin headband. This summer also sees an all-new Duffy and friends summer merchandise line, which includes Duffy and ShellieMay plush, a ShellieMay headband, foldable shopping bags, ShellieMay and StellaLou tees and more.

Other hot new items to help guests soak up all the fun of summer include an exclusive Shanghai Disney Resort family beach towel, misty fans, stylish straw and bucket-style sun hats and plus the popular pink Minnie UV-proof umbrella.

More summer entertainment and experiences in Disneytown from sunset to evening
Disneytown is another perfect place for families and friends to have fun together where a variety of summer-inspired activities will be hosted.

During the 2018 FIFA World Cup, a football camp will be held every weekend from June 23 to July 15 where guests can come and have a training. Once the World Cup comes to an end, the area will be transformed to allow guests to work out and practice Body Combat and Yoga in the cool evening air between July 21 and September 2. During the same period, on Friday and Saturday, a lawn movie night will be held to showcase some of your favorite Disney movies out on an open-air screen.

Shanghai Disney Resort to Raise the Curtain on Mandarin Production of the BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Musical on June 14

Shanghai Disney Resort revealed the premiere date for the highly anticipated Broadway musical BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, set to take the stage at the Walt Disney Grand Theatre in Disneytown on June 14. Tickets for the world-renowned stage performance will go on sale beginning May 24.

“The new Mandarin production of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is a magnificent addition to the one-of-a-kind, immersive entertainment at Shanghai Disney Resort,” said Philippe Gas, general manager of Shanghai Disney Resort. “We believe it will resonate deeply with the Chinese audience, as this tale as old as time is brought to life on stage in Mandarin at the Walt Disney Grand Theatre.”

“BEAUTY AND THE BEAST was Disney’s first musical on Broadway and ultimately became one of the longest-running and most beloved shows of all time. Following the success of THE LION KING, I am thrilled to collaborate with the Shanghai Disney Resort team once again and to welcome the Broadway production’s original director, Rob Roth and his creative team as they recreate this treasured story for Chinese audiences at the beautiful Walt Disney Grand Theatre,” said Thomas Schumacher, president and producer, Disney Theatrical Productions.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST tells a timeless story with universal appeal that makes it an ideal live-entertainment experience for guests of all ages, and a truly memorable family outing. It is the classic story of Belle, a young woman who is first repelled by, then attracted to a gruff yet big-hearted Beast, who is really a young prince trapped within a beast’s body. The new production offers guests the chance to witness an authentic and unforgettable Broadway show at a Disney resort, providing a unique opportunity and making this a must-see part of any visit.

The musical’s premiere will be held on June 14, before opening to public the following day. Tickets will be available from May 24 on the Shanghai Disney Resort official website (https://www.shanghaidisneyresort.com/en/), Damai.cn, and the other official resort travel trade providers.

The extensive auditions and recruitment of the new production search spanned six months around China, leading to the selection of more than 80 gifted performers and crew members who will bring the show to life when it premieres this June. The original Broadway Creative Team, including Rob Roth (Director), Michael Kosarin (Music Director), Matt West (Choreographer), Stanley A. Meyer (Set Designer), Ann Hould-Ward (Costume Designer) and Natasha Katz (Lighting Designer), are in Shanghai working with the local cast and crew as they rehearse this spectacular production. The preparation and production of the new show is another example showcasing Disney’s commitment to delivering world-class entertainment in Shanghai, supporting Chinese performers and musical theatre talent, and fostering a strong musical theatre industry in China.

PHOTOS: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Cast Visit Shanghai Disney Resort

Ahead of the film’s highly anticipated debut in China this Friday, stars from Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” and Marvel fans from around the world visited Shanghai Disney Resort for an exclusive preview at Walt Disney Grand Theatre in Disneytown.

The film’s directors, Joe Russo and Anthony Russo, were joined by stars Robert Downey Jr., Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo and Tom Holland on the red carpet, greeting fans and signing autographs. Media and fans in the theatre enjoyed a sneak peek of the movie.

Check out the photos below to see images from the “Avengers: Infinity War” event at Shanghai Disney Resort!

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Since its U.S. debut on April 26, “Avengers: Infinity War” has already set several records, including the fastest film ever to cross the $1 billion mark in the box office.


Check Out This New Toy Story Plane

Check out this new plane that’s themed to Shanghai Disneyland’s Disney·Pixar Toy Story Land.  This plane, a cooperation with China Eastern Airlines,  took flight from Shanghai over the weekend featuring in-flight entertainment and colorful décor that illustrates the new attractions now open at Shanghai Disney Resort. Lotso even makes an appearance on the ceiling!

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According to Disney, travelers at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport will spot favorite Toy Story characters in the departure terminal before take-off and receive a commemorative boarding pass as part of the new flight experience. The plane will fly between Beijing and Shanghai, with service to and from other Chinese cities in the future.

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