Shanghai Disney Resort Facts and Statistics (2023) | By the Numbers

Last Updated on: January 7th, 2023

In my latest Disney stat post, I take a look at some interesting Shanghai Disney Resort facts and statistics. Enjoy!

I recently sat down to find out more about Disney’s most recent theme park. Here are the more interesting Shanghai Disney Resort statistics and facts I was able to dig up. Despite the fact that Shanghai Disney Resort has only been around for about a year, there is still much to measure and list here. As always, I will be adding more and updating these periodically as I find new stuff, so be sure to check back regularly.

Please note that some of these Shanghai Disney Resort statistics and facts are easier to find than others, so some of these are based on news reports and not official company tallies. All stats are linked to their source unless it was sent to me directly from the company. No stat listed  should be considered in making any type of investment decision. In other words: This is the best I can find, but I don’t guarantee anything.

Shanghai Disney Resort Facts and Statistics

What year did Shanghai Disney Resort open:


Where is Shanghai Disney Resort?

Pudong, Shanghai, China

Disney’s ownership share of Shanghai Disney Resort:


Primary owner of Shanghai Disney Resort:

Shanghai Shendi (Group) Co., Ltd (57%)

Amount that Shanghai Disney Resort reportedly cost:

$5.5 billion

Percentage of Shanghai Disney Resort guests that are from outside the Shanghai area:

about 50%

Last updated 11/11/16

Number of Shanghai Disney Resort visitors in its first year:

11 million

Last updated 6/16/17

Original projected number of Shanghai Disney Resort visitors in its first 12 months:

10 million

Last updated 3/8/16

Number of Shanghai Disney Resort visitors in its first 6 months:

5.6 million

Number of themed areas of Shanghai Disney Resort:

7 ( Adventure Isle, Fantasyland, Gardens of Imagination, Mickey Avenue, Tomorrowland, Toy Story Land and Treasure Cove.)

Total occupancy for Shanghai Disney Resort Hotel and Toy Story Hotel:

close to 90%

Last updated 1/17/17

Estimated number of workers at Shanghai Disney Resort:

10,000 cast members

Last updated 8/30/17

Amount of land that makes up Shanghai Disney Resort:

963 acres

Total number of visitors to Shanghai Disney Resort (all time):

13 million guests

Last updated 8/30/17

Most popular packaged food item at Shanghai Disney Resort:

Toffee (15 tons consumed in first year)

Number of different products sold at Shanghai Disney Resort:


Last updated 6/23/17

Number of Disney-owned hotels at Shanghai Disney Resort:


Last updated 10/3/15

Number of rooms at Shanghai Disney Resort hotels:

1,220 rooms

Last updated 6/12/17

Number of rooms at the Shanghai Disneyland hotel:

420 rooms

Last updated 6/12/17

Number of rooms at the Toy Story hotel:

800 rooms

Last updated 6/12/17

Number of years it took for Disney to negotiate building Shanghai Disney Resort:

26 years

Number of retailers at Shanghai Disney Resort:


Last updated 6/14/16

Number of years it took to construct Shanghai Disney Resort:

roughly 5 years

Average number of turkey legs sold at Shanghai Disney Resort daily:


Last updated 7/12/16

Size of the Disneytown complex at Shanghai Disney Resort:

11 acres

Last updated 10/1/16

Number of seats in Shanghai Disney Resort’s Walt Disney Grand Theater:

1,200 seats

Number of Shanghai Disney Resort cast members:

more than 10,000

Last updated 6/12/17

Shanghai Disney Resort’s Enchanted Storybook Castle is the tallest, largest Disney castle ever built.

The cable and wiring required for the TRON Lightcycle power run ride would circle the city of Shanghai 37 times.

Number of species of shrubs in the Gardens of Imagination:

100 species

Number of species of trees in the Garden of Imagination:

60 species

Number of performers and technicians in Shanghai Disney Resort’s Mickey’s Storybook Express:


Shanghai Disney Resort’s Mulan float is the heaviest Disney parade float in the world (36,000 pounds).

Number of balloons that have been sold at Shanghai Disney Resort:


Last updated 6/23/17

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Craig Smith
I am founder and editor of My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other sites include DMR and

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