Disney’s The Lion King in Shanghai Disney and Mexico City


From President and Producer of Disney Theatrical Productions, Thomas Schumacher, comes the latest announcement for THE LION KING. There will be two world premiere productions in Shanghai Disney Resort (in partnership with Disney Parks and Resorts) and in Mexico City (in partnership with OCESA) marking the 23rd and 24th around the world since THE LION KING first debuted on Broadway in 1997."It is especially exciting for us to premiere at the purpose-built theatre at the Shanghai Disney … [Read more...]

Disney Will be Spending Another $800 Million in Shanghai Disneyland

Shanghai Disneyland

Disney has decided to invest another $800 million into the budget for Shanghai Disneyland. This brings the total budget up to a whopping $5.5 billion. That is the largest foreign investment in China ever.Disney CEO Bob Iger said the decision to invest more money in the Shanghai Disney Resort was brought on  by predictions that travel in China may increase drastically.“We’ve been impressed with the growth of China’s economy, especially the rapid expansion of the middle class and the … [Read more...]

First Look at Shanghai Disneyland’s Treasure Cove

Shanghai Disney Treasure Cove

At the Disney Company Annual Shareholders Meeting, Bob Iger talked about the plans for the first-ever Pirates-themed land and a new Pirates of the Caribbean attraction for the Shanghai Disney Resort.“Pirates of the Caribbean is one of the most iconic attractions in our parks, and we really couldn’t imagine Shanghai Disneyland without Pirates,” said Bob Iger, Disney chairman and CEO. “We wanted to create a one-of-a-kind experience that would appeal to our Chinese guests while remaining true … [Read more...]

Shanghai Disneyland is Coming in 2015


Disney is continuing it's plan of World Domination with it's newest park opening in China. Shanghai Disneyland is slated to open in 2015 with a Magic Kingdom style park. Disney currently has International Parks (with partners or other owners) in Paris, France; Tokyo, Japan and Hong Kong, China.Shanghai Disneyland will offer many of the authentic Disney features we love, as well as make sure the park honors the Chinese culture. While this park is designed specifically for the people of China, … [Read more...]

Disney May Expand Shanghai Disney Resort

Disney Shanghai

Walt Disney Co. might be thinking about expanding Shanghai Disney Resort even though it won't be open until late 2015 in order to meet rising demand in the world’s most populated country, Chief Financial Officer Jay Rasulo said.Shanghai Disney Resort will be almost 1,000 acres in size when it opens, putting it third behind Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and Disneyland Paris among the company’s resorts, Rasulo said.“We’re opening the park for a pretty healthy number of attendees … [Read more...]