This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Shanghai Disneyland, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion.
Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!
January 9th, 2009 - Shanghai Disneyland discussion resurfaces SEE BELOW!
November 4th, 2009 - Project gets preliminary government approval
Nov. 14th, 2009 - 5,000 families to be relocated to make room for park
Dec. 15th, 2009 - Disney close to a final agreement with Shanghai
Feb. 4th, 2010 - Shanghai officials question park's potential success
Feb. 10th, 2010 - China to spend US$23 billion on infrastructure improvements around the park
Mar. 4th, 2010 - Disney gets final approval
Mar. 10th, 2010 - Park construction expexted to take 5 - 6 years
April 17th, 2010 - Disney to get approved land in July
May 30th, 2010 - Disneyland Shanghai project ahead of schedule
June 18th, 2010 - Disneyland project spotlights forced evictions
June 23rd, 2010 - Oriental Land Company may be involved with the park
July 6th, 2010 - Disney could start construction as early as November
April 7th, 2011 - Construction to start April 8th, 2011
April 8th, 2011 - Shanghai Disneyland officially announced!
August 10th, 2011 - New Storybook Castle details released!
December 30th, 2011 - Attraction construction begins this Spring!
April 10th, 2012 - Shanghai Disneyland secures 12.9 billian yuan loan
December 8th, 2012 - Metro line extension planned for Shanghai Disneyland
December 19th, 2012 - Recruitment begins for Shanghai Disneyland projects
May 26th, 2013 - Construction on Storybook Castle begins!
December 5th, 2013 - 'Garden of the Twelve Friends' park hub announced!
January 31st, 2014 - Hotel topped out & China Eastern Airlines partnership
February 25th, 2014 - Tron Coaster Construction Photos
March 18th, 2014 - 'Treasure Cove' Pirates of the Caribbean land unveiled!
April 28th, 2014 - Disney investing $800 million more in Shanghai Disney!
June 14th, 2014 - Permanent Broadway production of The Lion King announced for Shanghai Disneyland Resort!
August 4th, 2014 - Phillipe Gas named GM of Shanghai Disneyland
November14th, 2014 - Two Themed Hotels, Disneytown announced for SDR!
February 3rd, 2015 - Shanghai Disney Resort construction update!
January 13th, 2016 - June 12th announced as opening date
March 8th, 2016 - 100 days from grand opening, new pictures released
November 10th, 2016 - Ground breaking for Toy Story Land (2018)
January 11th, 2018 - Rex and Trixie figures installed in Toy Story Land!
February 22nd, 2018 - New Toy Story Land preview photos & video!
January 23rd, 2019 - Zootopia themed land coming to Shanghai Disneyland!
October 19th, 2020 - SoReal Virtual Reality experience coming to DisneyTown
September 5th, 2023 - New Zootopia land and attraction details!
October 24th, 2023 - Zootopia land opening on December 20th, 2023!
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