Shanghai Disney Resort will open its gates on June 16, 2016 after more than a decade of planning and five years of construction. It becomes Disney’s sixth resort and third in Asia after Tokyo Disney Resort (opened in 1983) and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (2005).
Phase 1 of the resort development will feature Shanghai Disneyland along with two themed hotels and other facilities. It follows the standard template visible within other Disney parks where guests enter through a themed corridor that leads them to a central square dominated by a giant fairy tale castle. Guests can then find their way across various attractions filled with rides, shows and attractions. The lands of Shanghai Disneyland combine the classic familiar ones and new sights: Adventure Isle, Gardens of Imagination, Mickey Avenue, Tomorrowland, Treasure Cove and Fantasyland.
With an areas covering 390 hectares in Pudong, Shanghai, it is approximately three times as large as the Hong Kong Disneyland Park. Although Shanghai Disney Resort’s centerpiece is the Shanghai Disneyland, it also includes Disneytown which consists of shopping and entertainment district, two hotels called Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and the Toy Story Hotel and the Wishing Star Park covering the size of 56 football fields.