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Multi-Day Celebration Culminates in Shanghai Disney Resort Grand Opening June 16 (Disney Release)

Multi-Day Celebration Culminates in Shanghai Disney Resort Grand Opening June 16

Disneytown Closed for Private Event June 14 – First Official Shanghai Disneyland Guests Welcomed at Noon on June 16

(Shanghai, June 12, 2016) – Shanghai Disney Resort will host a multi-day grand opening celebration June 14-16, with local and international media plus special guests in attendance for the historic occasion.

The festivities will include the global premiere of the first-ever Mandarin production of the Broadway hit, Disney’s THE LION KING. Invited guests will also enjoy the beauty of Wishing Star Park, tour Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and Toy Story Hotel, and experience the attractions and entertainment of Shanghai Disneyland.

Throughout the grand opening celebration, some areas of the resort may not be available to the public. Disneytown, the shopping, dining and entertainment district, is planned to be closed on June 14 as part of the event. Also, public transportation to and from the resort will have varying operating hours June 14-16. Access and operating hours are subject to change, so please check before making plans to visit Shanghai Disney Resort during that time.

Tune in to the Shanghai Disney Resort Grand Opening Celebration on Dragon TV, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. CST. Take a very special look at Shanghai Disneyland in this two-hour extravaganza featuring special appearances by Honorary Ambassadors Sun Li, Lang Lang and Yao Ming. Watch the Enchanted Storybook Castle comes to life in the grand finale with an authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese blend of dynamic movements, pageantry, performances and, of course, fireworks.

For more coverage of the grand opening celebration, follow Shanghai Disney Resort on Weibo ( and WeChat (search WeChat ID: ShanghaiDisneyResort).

Shanghai Disney Resort will welcome its first official guests from 12:00-10:00 p.m. on June 16. Guests interested in visiting the resort’s theme park, Shanghai Disneyland, on June 16 must have a ticket before coming, as tickets for this date will not be sold on site that day. Tickets are still available for other dates throughout the summer and can be purchased at or through official travel partners.

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