Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Shanghaî Disneyland hotels were in fact already revealed on the 2011 D23 Expo SDL model !

Guess what?, the two Shanghaî Disneyland hotels which the plans were released three days ago - see yesterday's post HERE or next article below - were in fact already revealed on the Shanghaî Disneyland model displayed at the 2011 D23 Expo! And if you look well at the model pictures the shape of the hotels on the model is exactly the same than the one you've seen yesterday on the official plans!

You can see them on Andy Castro's picture above but you can have an even closer look on the picture below. The Hotel 1 is supposed to be a 5 Stars, seven floors, 41,955 square meters, victorian colonial hotel and the Hotel 2 is supposed to be a 3 or 4 stars, 7 floors, 44,901 square meters, Toy Story themed hotel. For more infos about these hotels see yesterday's article HERE.

While we talk about Shanghaî, more news about the Shanghaî DreamWorks project announced earlier this month: "It will be different in its essence from the Disney project. While Disney continues to emphasize its theme park-style attractions, Oriental DreamWorks wants to recreate an entertainment district, similar to London’s West End or New York’s Broadway.

The area will stretch over six city blocks and boost various entertainment venues. It will have the world's largest IMAX music venues as well as a "Kung Fu Panda"-themed pagoda. It will also integrate a real U$350 million animation studio called “Oriental DreamWorks”, as well as restaurants, shops and hotels. Some of the best world architects will be part of the construction project".

So, good news, it seems that the DreamWorks project definitely will not be a real theme park but more and won't try to compete with Shanghaî Disneyland.

Top picture by Andy Castro


SWW said...

Hi Alain,

Of note: while the massing model shows the same SDL as the leaked site plan, both ToyStoryLand and the Soarin ride are not present on the model. This makes me think these two areas were cut from Phase I as part of the budgeting process - the massing model being the more recent representation of the park.

Maybe since the popular Toy Story franchise was dropped from the park, it was transferred to the hotel.

Janemei said...

Hope this dream project turns out to be a successful one..providing some of the best facilities..