The new Disneyland resort will open this summer. // © 2016 Disney
Originally scheduled to open in December 2015, Shanghai Disney Resort has a new grand-opening date: June 16, 2016. The park, delayed due to an additional $800 million investment in new attractions, will become the only Disney theme park on mainland China and Disney’s second-largest theme park.
The resort will have six themed lands, including Gardens of Imagination, Mickey Avenue and Adventure Isle, as well as two hotels, Wishing Star Park and Disneytown, a shopping district.
To celebrate the grand opening, the resort will host a multiday celebration for its first guests.
“When it opens in June, Shanghai Disney Resort will be a one-of-a-kind, world-class destination that is authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese,” said Robert A. Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company. “The resort reflects Disney’s legendary storytelling, along with China’s rich culture, and showcases some of the most creative and innovative experiences we’ve ever created. We’re looking forward to showing it to the world and sharing it with the people of China for generations to come.”