The first Disneyland resort in China, expected to open in Shanghai next year, will feature six themed lands that are tailor-made for Chinese tourists and cannot be found anywhere else in the world, according to an official press release from this morning.
“Our goal was to create something that was authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese, and we believe we’ve achieved the perfect blend,” said Bob Iger, the Chairman and Chief Executive with the Walt Disney Company, during the presentation at Shanghai Expo Center this morning.
The six lands include Adventure Isle, Gardens of Imagination, Mickey Avenue, Tomorrowland, Treasure Cove and Fantasyland.
Garden of the Twelve Friends will showcase animals of the Chinese zodiac re-imagined as Disney and Pixar characters, while Treasure Cove can claim itself as the first-ever Pirates of the Caribbean-themed land.
The Shanghai park will have a TRON-themed ride, it was revealed today, where park-goers will board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles for a twisting, high-speed storytelling adventure.
Tomorrowland will feature a Star Wars Launch Bay and Marvel Universe, where guests get to meet heroes and villains, view props and interact with the stories during a cinematic walkthrough.
Another “first” will be the world’s tallest, largest and most interactive Enchanted Storybook Castle.
Last but not least, The Lion King, one of the most popular Broadway musicals, will make its Mandarin-language debut at Shanghai Disneyland.
Aside from the six themed lands, the resort includes the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and Toy Story Hotel, an entertainment district called Disneytown and a nature park called Wishing Star Park.
Watch some teasers below:
By Joyce Ng
[Images via QQ News // Xinhua News]