Shanghai Disneyland Facts, News and Information

Last Updated on: May 23rd, 2024

Shanghai Disneyland Facts, News and Information

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Shanghai Disneyland is a theme park resort located in Pudong, Shanghai, China. It is owned and operated by the Walt Disney Company and opened in 2016, becoming the first Disney park in mainland China.

Nestled in the heart of China’s bustling metropolis, Shanghai Disney Resort is a world-class theme park that offers a magical experience for visitors of all ages. Opened in June 2016, the resort has quickly become a must-visit destination, attracting millions of visitors from around the globe with its unique blend of Disney magic and Chinese cultural influences.

Spread across 963 acres, Shanghai Disney Resort is the largest foreign investment Disney has ever made in a single theme park. It boasts a myriad of attractions, entertainment, dining, and accommodations, providing a complete Disney experience to guests.

One of the highlights of Shanghai Disney Resort is the Enchanted Storybook Castle, which stands as the centerpiece of the park. This magnificent castle is the tallest and most interactive Disney castle in the world, featuring stunning architecture, dazzling mosaics, and innovative technology that brings beloved Disney stories to life. Inside the castle, guests can embark on a magical journey with their favorite Disney characters and experience an immersive multimedia show.

The park is also home to six themed lands: Mickey Avenue, Gardens of Imagination, Fantasyland, Adventure Isle, Treasure Cove, and Tomorrowland. Each land offers unique attractions and experiences, from thrilling roller coasters to whimsical dark rides, captivating stage shows to interactive play areas, and much more. From meeting classic Disney characters to exploring exotic landscapes, Shanghai Disney Resort offers something for everyone, making it a perfect destination for families, couples, and Disney enthusiasts alike.

In addition to its attractions, Shanghai Disney Resort is renowned for its spectacular live entertainment. From Broadway-style musicals to acrobatic shows, dazzling parades to nighttime spectaculars, the resort boasts a lineup of world-class performances that captivate audiences and create lasting memories. The resort’s entertainment is infused with Chinese cultural elements, showcasing the rich heritage and traditions of China in a way that resonates with both local and international visitors.

When it comes to dining, Shanghai Disney Resort offers a wide variety of culinary options to suit every palate. From signature table-service restaurants to quick-service eateries, themed snacks to unique dining experiences, guests can indulge in a diverse range of cuisines that cater to different tastes and dietary preferences. The resort also incorporates local Chinese flavors into its culinary offerings, providing a delightful fusion of Disney magic and Chinese cuisine.

As a Disney resort, the attention to detail and immersive storytelling at Shanghai Disney Resort is unparalleled. Every corner of the park is meticulously designed to transport guests into the worlds of their favorite Disney stories, with stunning scenery, intricate theming, and authentic cultural touches. The resort also embraces environmental sustainability, with eco-friendly practices and initiatives integrated into its operations to minimize its impact on the environment.

Shanghai Disney Resort also offers a range of resort hotels for guests to stay and extend their magical experience. The resort currently features two uniquely themed hotels, Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and Toy Story Hotel, both offering luxurious accommodations and Disney-inspired amenities to create a comfortable and immersive stay.

Shanghai Disneyland is one of the most popular tourist destinations in China and has welcomed millions of visitors since its opening. The resort combines Disney’s classic storytelling and innovative technology with Chinese culture and traditions, creating a unique and immersive experience for guests of all ages.

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% (2016)

Number of Shanghai Disney Resort visitors in its first year:

11 million (2017)

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

10 million (2016)

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% (2017)

Estimated number of workers at Shanghai Disney Resort:

10,000 cast members (2017)

Amount of land that makes up Shanghai Disney Resort:

963 acres

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

13 million guests (2017)

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:

7,000 (2017)

Number of Disney-owned hotels at Shanghai Disney Resort:

2 (2015)

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Number of rooms at Shanghai Disney Resort hotels:

1,220 rooms (2017)

Number of rooms at the Shanghai Disneyland hotel:

420 rooms (2017)

Number of rooms at the Toy Story hotel:

800 rooms (2017)

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

26 years

Number of retailers at Shanghai Disney Resort:

50 (2016)

Number of years it took to construct Shanghai Disney Resort:

roughly 5 years

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

3,000 (2016)

Size of the Disneytown complex at Shanghai Disney Resort:

11 acres (2016)

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 (2017)

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:

170,000 (2017)

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