Friday, June 20, 2014

Shanghaî Disneyland Update !

A short Shanghaî Disneyland update to end the week, it shouldn't hurt! First, i've let you know you some weeks ago that Shendi - the joint venture company created to build Shanghai Disney Resort - had announced that Shanghai Disneyland will get an adjacent luxury shopping complex - you have above the rendering of this Shanghai outlet center.

More about this from China Times: "The Shanghai Shendi Group announced a venture with luxury outlet chain Value Retail. ‘Shanghai Village’ will be located next to Shanghai Disneyland, which is set to open its doors at the end of 2015. The company also operates a similar property next to Disneyland Paris.

Located in the city’s Pudong district, the outlet will benefit from the transport links connecting the metropolis to the resort, and will aim to attract luxury bargain hunters.
The 50,000 square meter site will stock a variety of luxury Asian and International lifestyle brands with collections selling at discounted prices. The shopping complex is going to be “the most important tourism outlet shopping location in Asia” as Scott Malkin, the Chairman of Value Retail said.

Value Retail’s existing ‘Chic Outlet Shopping’ concept villages in Europe include boutiques from designer labels such as Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Dior, Gucci and Prada, among others. The shopping complex will be the second Chinese outlet for the chain, which is planning to open its inaugural Asian site, Suzhou Village, in May 2014."

Something different now with the picture above shot on SDR construction site and coming from an article of titled "War of the Walts coming to Disney Tokyo, Shanghai" and talking about an eventual future competition between Shanghaî Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland. Nothing really interesting for us in the article except the picture above. Obviously this structure is not located at the entrance of the future park, and my guess is that it will be probably an entry gate/arch set to indicate the entrance point in Shanghaî Disney Resort "domain" when you'll arrive with cars. The best example i could find is this picture below showing the same kind of thing at Walt Disney World.

That's all about SDL for today but i'll have another SDL update for you next week, this time talking about something quite odd that i've noticed in the park design. So, stay tuned on Disney and more!

Pictures: copyright Disney, DR

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