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BREAKING NEWS: Disney Announces Opening Date for New Theme Park

Disney has finally announced the opening date of it’s much anticipated Disneyland Shanghai. Opening ceremonies will be held June 16, 2016 when the park officially opens to its first guests. Disneyland Shanghai becomes the sixth Disney theme park in the world, and the second in China.


The Disneyland park with six themed lands is just the tip of the iceberg in this massive undertaking. It also includes two hotels (one of them Toy Story themed), a Disney Springs style dining, retail and entertainment district, and a large recreation area. If you think this is just a clone of Disneyland California or the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, think again. The park will include unique attractions design specifically for Disneyland Shanghai. Sure to be the envy of US park goers is Treasure Cove, the pirate-themed land in a Disney park. Top that off with the largest Disney castle ever.

Disneyland Shaghai Castle

“When it opens in June, Shanghai Disney resort will be a one-of-a-kind, world-class destination that is authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese,” said Robert A. Iger, chairman and chief executive officer, The Walt Disney Company. “The resort reflects Disney’s legendary storytelling along with China’s rich culture, and showcases some of the most creative and innovative experiences we’ve ever created. We’re looking forward to showing it to the world and sharing it with the people of China for generations to come.”


About Chad Nykamp

Husband, father and lover of all things Disney. Like every kid, I loved Disney and the couple trips I took to Disney World in my early years are good memories. But my obsession began in 2004 when we made our first family visit. It's hard to believe that we almost cancelled the trip because it seemed like a lot of work with 3 very little kids. We were hooked by the end of the first day. By day 3 we were planning our next trip back. By day 5 we were doing the math on DVC. And by the end of the vacation everyone was crying the blues that we had to leave. Since then, Disney World has become our favorite vacation destination, a hobby and now a home. We love the detail of the story telling and the memories of time spent with friends and family.