On 23rd January, Shanghai Disney Resort announced the exciting new expansion of its theme park – Shanghai Disneyland, bringing the characters and stories from one of The Walt Disney Company’s newest and most popular animated films, Zootopia, to life. The announcement marks the second major expansion of Shanghai Disneyland, which has welcomed millions of guests since its highly successful opening in June 2016. When it opens, Zootopia will become the eighth themed land at the world’s newest Disney park, and the first-ever Zootopia-themed land at any Disney park worldwide. The expansion announcement comes less than three years after the Grand Opening of the resort, and less than one year after the opening of its first major expansion – Disney Pixar Toy Story Land, in a sign of the resort’s early success and the confidence in the growing consumer demand for themed entertainment in China.
As the first-ever themed land of its kind, Zootopia will be unique to Shanghai Disneyland and will feature a new major attraction that seamlessly blends Disney’s storytelling and state-of-the-art technologies in order to bring this fan favorite movie and its characters to life. The new themed land will also invite guests to fully immerse themselves in the mammalian metropolis of Zootopia, “where anyone can be anything,” and come along on an adventure with Judy and Nick, the lead characters from the hit, Academy Award-winning animated movie. With a brand-new attraction, entertainment, merchandise, and food and beverage offerings, the new land will provide guests with even more to experience and enjoy at Shanghai Disneyland than ever before.
The development of the world’s first Zootopia-themed land follows on from the huge success of the Zootopia animated movie across the world, and particularly in China, where it broke box office records to become the country’s No. 1 all-time highest-grossing animated feature film. Characters and stories from the film have strongly resonated with Chinese guests, which has led to the successful performance of Zootopia-themed merchandise, digital interactive games, and more, throughout the Chinese market. Judy and Nick can currently be found greeting guests at Disney parks worldwide, and will soon be joined by other Zootopia friends at their very own land at Shanghai Disney Resort.
With the construction of Zootopia targeted to begin later this year, the new land will continue to be a key driver of multiple local industries across the construction, design and tourism sectors, and will help to create even more direct and indirect job opportunities in the local community, adding to the over 12,000 Cast Members already employed by the resort.
自2016年6月16日盛大开幕以来，上海迪士尼度假区持续倾听游客反馈和各方意见，为本地市场推出了一系列更为丰富的产品和服务，同时结合创新和技术不断优化游客服务，并为中国游客带来全新体验。2018年4月26日，度假区首个主要扩建项目和乐园的第七个主题园区 — “迪士尼·皮克斯玩具总动员”开幕，使上海迪士尼度假区成为迄今扩建速度最快的迪士尼度假区。继中国演出时间最长的百老汇音乐剧之一——《狮子王》中文版大获成功之后，2018年6月14日，百老汇音乐剧《美女与野兽》中文版开始献演于上海迪士尼度假区的华特迪士尼大剧院。度假区致力于持续为游客打造全新的精彩体验，全新“疯狂动物城”主题园区在开幕后将让游客有更多不断造访上海迪士尼度假区的理由。
Since opening on 16th June, 2016, Shanghai Disney Resort has continuously worked to provide new experiences for its guests in China. The resort has introduced a series of new products and services designed specifically for the local market, leveraging leading technology to help make guests’ dreams come true. On 26th April, 2018, the resort’s first major expansion and its theme park’s seventh themed land, Disney Pixar Toy Story Land was opened, making Shanghai Disney Resort the fastest expanding Disney resort ever. On 14th June, 2018, the Mandarin production of the Beauty and the Beast Broadway musical premiered at Shanghai Disney Resort’s Walt Disney Grand Theatre, following on from the successful performance of the Mandarin production of THE LION KING – one of the longest-running Broadway musicals in China. As the resort continues to create new and exciting experiences, the opening of Zootopia will provide even more reasons for guests to visit Shanghai Disney Resort time and time again.
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