Disney’s brand new Shanghai resort opens
If you’re a lover of all things Disney then there’s a new magical place for you to be excited about! A brand new Disney Resort has been officially opened in Shanghai today, bringing a brilliant new family holiday opportunity to China. The resort cost a massive $5.5bn (£3.9bn) to build and is one of the largest foreign investments ever made by China, so it’s definitely set to impress!
Disney’s CEO, Bob Iger, had a vision of bringing the resort to China and was on hand to cut the red ribbon which officially opened the resort to the public, with some of our favourite Disney characters waving to the excited crowd outside. At peak times, the park could see at least 11,000 employees working on site per day, showing just how big it is.
The grand opening of the resort has been overshadowed, however, by the tragic event at Walt Disney World in Florida in which a toddler was sadly killed by an alligator.
Disney hopes that the resort will boost Chinese interest in its films and merchandise and with the park having already had 600,000 visitors after its soft opening in May, it’s set to be a success for Disney.