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Shanghai Disney Resort to Offer Bespoke Attractions, Chinese ‘Lion King’ Premiere

HONG KONG — The Shanghai Disney Resort, currently under construction, will have a number of attractions specially designed for China.

These includes an ‘Enchanted Storybook Castle,’ ‘Treasure Cove’ (the first ever “Pirates”-themed land in a Disney park) and ‘Garden of the Twelve Friends.’

The resort will be a “Magic Kingdom-style theme park featuring classic Disney characters and stories in six theme lands,” organisers said on Friday.

The facility will also include a 420-room Shanghai Disneyland Hotel, an elegant Art Nouveau-inspired hotel, and an 800-room Toy Story Hotel.

A nearby Disneytown will offer free of charge access to shopping, dining and entertainment facilities.

The art-deco-style Walt Disney Grand Theatre, at Broadway Plaza, will be separately ticketed and open with the Mandarin version of stage show “The Lion King.”

Shanghai Disney Resort is a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company and Shanghai Shendi Group comprised of two owner companies (Shanghai International Theme Park Company Limited and Shanghai International Theme Park Associated Facilities Company Limited) and a management company, Shanghai International Theme Park and Resort Management Company Limited.

Shanghai Shendi Group holds 57% of the shares and Disney holds the remaining 43% of shares of the owner companies. Disney has a 70% stake and Shanghai Shendi Group has a 30% stake in the joint venture management company. The management company is responsible for creating, developing and operating the resort on behalf of the owner companies.

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