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p. 45: New Zootopia details!

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Mmm when this gets finished and opened, it

will make up an awesome trio of Asia Disney parks

and resorts... for (most of) part of a TPR Tour...


Papa (TDLR); Mama (SDLR); and Baby (HKDLR) Disneyland.

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Am bumping this, cause it's been a few months now...


Any word (esp.photos) of anything going on currently,

with construction of the park/resort?



EDIT to add this V


Rumored "proposed" circuit layout for the TRON-CycleCoaster. Green is the launch. Double lines are the load and unload. And I think the red arrows are just there, to help you figure the route out, without getting lost, LOL.

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^ And if it does turn out to be fairly short, Disney will plus up the entire queueing area

(and probable exit into The Gift Shop, lol) in the attraction building. And it will be as much

an experience as the ride itself.

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Vertical construction has begun!

All building of the foundation has finished.


DisneyAndMore just put up some photos of the first steel beam

to go in, along with a ceremony marking the beginning of this.


It all starts to go vertical now. And I have no idea where this first piece of steel has gone.

Maybe it's the start of that HUGE castle? (o:


Workers and Management gather for the Ceremony, etc.

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Bringing together an innovative and fun retail experience, "Creating Magical Moments for Guests of All Ages" -- First Disney Store in Mainland China, slated to open early 2015


The Walt Disney Company China, today officially announced plans to build the Company's first, and the world's largest Disney Store in Lujiazui in Shanghai.


Marking the occasion was the official signing ceremony between Mr. Stanley Cheung, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, The Walt Disney Company, Greater China and Mr. Li Jinzhao, General Manager Shanghai Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone Development Co., Ltd. The event took place at the Pudong Government offices with Governor Mr. Jiang Liang and Vice Governor Madam Liu Zhengyi present at the ceremony.


"We are enormously proud to be building Disney's largest store in the world in China," said Mr. Stanley Cheung, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, The Walt Disney Company, Greater China. "Disney has combined the retail concept with storytelling, fun and innovation and will provide families with a uniquely immersive entertainment destination featuring our best-loved stories and characters," he added.


Mr. Yang Xiao Ming, General Manager of Shanghai Lujiazui (Group) Company Limited said, "As the overall developer of Lujiazui Finance District and an investor in Shanghai Disney Resort's Chinese joint venture partner, The Shanghai Shendi Group, we are very pleased to partner with The Walt Disney Company and have the Disney Store located here in Lujiazui. The addition of the store, the innovative design, and product and entertainment offerings will provide the Lujiazui area with a family friendly destination focus point and will contribute to Shanghai's reputation and leadership as a family, business, cultural, entertainment and tourism destination."


Slated to open in early 2015, the 5000 square meters (or 53,000 square feet) Disney Store Lujiazui site will be located in Shanghai's financial hub, and will feature a state-of-the art Disney Store retail space (approximately 1000 square meters or 10,800 square feet) and a Disney-themed outdoor plaza area.


The interior of the store will be designed using Disney's award-winning innovative store format. Featuring cutting-edge technologies, families and kids will be able to interact with their favorite characters and stories from across Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars. "China's flagship Disney Store will feature the largest and most diverse collection of Disney products by local and international designers," added Mr. Cheung.


The plaza will feature Disney-themed landscaping, a first for any Disney Store property in the world, and will have the capacity to host outdoor events providing a destination hub for family entertainment. It will also be an important site where fans can track the progress of Shanghai Disney Resort which is targeted to open at the end of 2015. The surrounding area commands foot traffic of over 40 million visitors a year and is a destination for many shoppers, visitors and tourists to Shanghai.


The Disney Store made its debut in 1987 and now spans 340 locations around the world. The store in Shanghai will represent the first store on the Chinese mainland.


About The Walt Disney Company in China


The Walt Disney Company DIS -0.06% , together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a diversified international family entertainment enterprise with five business segments. Disney's first animation screened in China in the 1930s and today our long association continues with offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou with over 2000 employees. The company is focused on creating high-quality entertainment experiences and effectively building local and Disney franchises in China. Disney currently has several established businesses in the country, including studio entertainment, parks and resorts, consumer products, media networks, interactive media, and its English language program, Disney English, which launched in 2008. In September 2005, Disney opened its doors to its first theme park in China, Hong Kong Disneyland and in 2011 announced ground breaking for the Shanghai Disneyland Resort, a joint venture with Shanghai Shendi Group. Disney is a Dow 30 Company, had annual revenues of over US$40.9 billion in its most recent fiscal year, and a market capitalization of US$121.69 billion as of 23 Oct, 2013. For more information about The Walt Disney Company please visit: http://corporate.disney.go.com/

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Has anybody heard or read about what (if any) attractions or services/shops are in possible jeopardy (i.e. not being built), due to this recent stuff about Iger being upset with how things are going with MyPass+ ? The Fantasy Land Boat Cruise in SD wasn't mentioned in any of what I read, of what projects were still proceeding, etc. But I was just curious. (And totally worrying, of course!)

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Our progress towards the late 2015 opening of Shanghai Disneyland continues to gain momentum. Earlier today, we announced our first corporate alliance partner for Shanghai Disney Resort: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), one of the most respected companies in China. The agreement provides for a strong branded presence at the resort for ICBC, including sponsorship of a key component of the Gardens of Imagination, which form the central hub of the new park in the forecourt of the park’s iconic castle. The ICBC -sponsored component, called “Garden of the Twelve Friends,” will celebrate each of the 12 Chinese Zodiac characters.


“Since the opening of Disneyland in Anaheim nearly 60 years ago, we have sought to establish strong partnerships with businesses that are well-respected leaders in their industries and the communities in which they operate. We are continuing that legacy with this agreement and we are thrilled that our first major alliance partnership for the Shanghai Disney Resort is with such an esteemed partner as ICBC,” said Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.


“The ‘Garden of the Twelve Friends’ is an excellent example of how we are creating experiences and attractions that are designed with our Chinese guests in mind, and rooted in Disney characters and storytelling,” he added.


The “Garden of the Twelve Friends” will be located inside the 11-acre collection of gardens and other attractions which lies at the center of the theme park. In addition to the mosaic tiles, the garden will feature a beautiful grove of peach trees, and provide guests with amazing views of the Enchanted Storybook Castle as well as a stunning backdrop for photo opportunities.


We are pleased to share a first look at one of the handmade glass tile mosaic murals that will be found in the “Garden of the Twelve Friends” at Shanghai Disneyland. Each Chinese Zodiac sign will be represented by a Disney or Pixar character. So for example, the Chinese Zodiac for Year of the Rat will be Remy from Ratatouille.


The “Garden of the Twelve Friends” can be viewed when gates open at Shanghai Disney Resort at the end of 2015. Be sure and check back here on the Disney Parks Blog for more updates.




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