Disney Experiences Not Found in the US

Hello Disney travelers! Now, I consider myself a Walt Disney World Pro. I’m about to hit my 4th visit as a guests and I lived and worked there during my 5 month Disney College Program in 2011. But I have a confession. A dirty little secret.I’ve never been to Disneyland. Or any of the other parks. Gasp! I know, it’s shameful. I have my reasons though!I LOVE WALT DISNEY WORLD and vacationing somewhere else just seems, well, wrong Budget people! Sadly, I do not have the finances to jet … [Read more...]

Shanghai Disney will Include Some Amazing New Additions

Disney CEO, Robert Iger revealed some new details for the Shanghai Disneyland Resort. There will 6 themed lands coming to Shanghai Disneyland.Shanghai Disney Resort is planned to be an amazing world-class family vacation destination. It will infuse the magic of Disney with beauty of China. The plans also include 2 hotels, and  Disneytown, which will be an international shopping, dining and entertainment district, and Wishing Star Park’s beautiful gardens“We are building something truly … [Read more...]

The First and Largest Disney Store in the World Opens in Shanghai

Disney Store announced today they opened the doors of its flagship store in the popular Lujiazui area of Pudong, Shanghai, China. The landmark store is the largest retail space of any Disney Store in the world featuring 5000 square meters of immersive shopping experiences and innovative product, and also features an outdoor plaza."We couldn't be more delighted to open our first Disney Store in China, in Shanghai," said Mr. Paul Candland, President The Walt Disney Company, Asia-Pacific … [Read more...]

Shanghai Disney Resort Concept Art

I can't wait for Shanghai Disney Resort to open! With every news release, the anticipation grows. There's going to be a Toy Story Resort! The concept art below was first released in China earlier this week. Take a look at all these beautiful designs. Will you be taking a trip to Shanghai Disney Resort? It's on my bucket list. … [Read more...]

Shanghai Disney Resort announces Chevrolet as their Official Vehicle

With the agreement signed between Shanghai Disney Resort and Shanghai General Motors, Chevrolet is the resort's official vehicle. There's a good possibility of a stand alone attraction sponsored by Chevrolet as well.“Shanghai General Motors is committed to leveraging our global resources to provide the highest quality products and services to the China market and Chinese consumers,” says the president of Shanghai General Motors, Wang Yongqing. “Chevrolet is committed to becoming the … [Read more...]

Shanghai Disney Resort News: ‘Happy Dream’ Float debuts at Annual Shanghai Tourism Festival parade

Shanghai Disney Resort will be opening in the the not so distant future and they're already making headlines. This past Saturday, they made their first appearance in the Annual Shanghai Tourism Festival parade with this stunning float!The colorful float, called “Happy Dream,” featured Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Cinderella, Buzz Lightyear and many other popular Disney characters. And Disney dancers added to the fun by performing a Mandarin Chinese version of Disney’s classic “A Dream is … [Read more...]

Shanghai Disney wins The American Institute of Architects’ Architectural Practice Award

Shanghai Disney Resort claims it first award and it hasn't even been built yet! Walt Disney Imagineering was presented with The American Institute of Architects' Architectural Practice Award. This award was earned for its use of building information modeling on the Enchanted Storybook Castle, designed to be the world's tallest and largest Disney castle."It would be hard to imagine designing and building such a complex structure without having one integrated, central, smart model like … [Read more...]

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

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

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...]