by Joe Schott, President and General Manager, Shanghai Disney Resort
Hello from Shanghai Disney Resort!
Today, we’re celebrating the fourth anniversary of Shanghai Disneyland’s opening in 2016 – a moment that is particularly meaningful to all of us, since it comes just over one month following the much-anticipated reopening of our park. Our recent phased reopening has been a memorable part of our journey, with each day bringing magic back to the resort, beginning with the return of the shopping and dining experiences at Disneytown and Wishing Star Park in March.
From Disneytown to Shanghai Disneyland, it has been wonderful to welcome our cast members and guests back to the magic. We’ve been encouraged by our guests’ overwhelmingly positive feedback and grateful for their support for new health and safety measures.
Over the past three months, guests have returned to Disneytown and rated it the highest since it opened in 2016. As we gradually increase capacity throughout the resort, we have also seen a steady increase in guests at our Shanghai Disneyland Hotel, and I am pleased to share that we have now reopened Toy Story Hotel as well.
Inside the park, we’ve taken another step forward with the return of our theater shows – “Eye of the Storm: Captain Jack’s Stunt Spectacular” and “Frozen: A Sing-Along Celebration” – and the opening of “Disney Color-Fest,” our colorful new seasonal show.
At Shanghai Disneyland, Mickey, Minnie, and friends are greeting our guests in new ways; guests are showing off their best Disney-inspired styles in the park; and fan-favorite attractions like TRON Lightcycle Power Run are thrilling visitors once again. While guests are falling in love with their old favorites all over again, they are also being treated to new offerings, including the opening of our new store, Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Trading Post in Adventure Isle.
We are also extremely excited to welcome a new friend to the resort: ‘Olu Mel! This music-loving turtle from Hawaii has joined Duffy and his friends to delight guests, while appearing in a variety of new ways in the park.
June is also a big month for Donald and his fans! To celebrate his birthday, Donald is taking over the resort, with staycation and birthday offerings, and fun new merchandise and food and beverages, just in time for summer!
Thank you to all the guests who have joined us at the park over the past four years – and for those planning to visit us, we can’t wait to welcome you. It’s going to be a magical summer at Shanghai Disneyland!