Shanghai Disney Resort Groundbreaking April 8, 2011
Shanghai Disney Resort Marks Historic Tenth Anniversary of the Resort’s Milestone Groundbreaking on April 8
Shanghai, April 8, 2021 – As Shanghai Disney Resort launches its 5th Birthday Celebration today, April 8 also marks another significant milestone for the resort. Ten years ago, on April 8, 2011, The Walt Disney Company and Shanghai Shendi Group celebrated the historic groundbreaking of Shanghai Disney Resort. As one of the largest Sino-foreign joint venture projects in the service sector in China’s history, and the most ambitious overseas project for The Walt Disney Company, Shanghai Disney Resort’s groundbreaking marked the start of construction on the first Disney resort in mainland China.
With over five years of joint efforts from both shareholders and the local government, as well as from the hundreds of thousands of partners, contractors, vendors, construction workers, community participants, Cast Members, and many more, Shanghai Disney Resort celebrated its Grand Opening in June 2016, and has gone on to become one of the world’s most visited tourism destinations.