Friday, March 11, 2016

Last News From Shanghaî Disneyland !

Here are the latest news from Shanghaî Disneyland! First, Philippe Gas, former CEO of Disneyland Paris and now General Manager at Shanghai Disney Resort announced that SDL recently celebrated its new cooperation with over 30 leading Chinese online and offline travel agencies.The new official travel providers of Shanghai Disney Resort will develop and market creative tour packages to guests throughout China to ensure the most magical vacation experience possible.

Shanghai Disney Resort will welcome its first official guests on June 16, 2016 and tickets for Shanghai Disneyland – an authentically Disney, distinctly Chinese destination with world-class attractions and premium guest experiences – will go on sale to the public beginning March 28, 2016. On that date, guests will be able to purchase theme park tickets, tickets to the resort’s THE LION KING Broadway show and make hotel reservations through the following authorized channels:

The newly updated website of Shanghai Disney Resort,
The Shanghai Disney Resort Reservation Center at 400-180-0000 or 86-21-31580000
SDL official travel providers.

Guests should only purchase resort-related tickets and make hotel reservations through one of the official ticketing and reservation channels of Shanghai Disney Resort.  Please be wary of unsolicited text and social media messages and emails purporting to represent Shanghai Disney Resort special ticket offers.  Guests with any questions about theme park tickets and resort hotel reservations should contact the Shanghai Disney Resort Reservation Center at 400-180-0000 or 86-21-31580000.

More details about ticket sales will be announced on the official website of Shanghai Disney Resort and via the resort’s official social media channels in the coming weeks.

Two, a special "passport" will be available for Shanghai Disney Resort guests!

Shanghai Disney Resort has entered into a multi-year alliance with Invengo Information Technology Company Limited (“Invengo”). Invengo will be the exclusive provider of the Shanghai Disney Resort Magic Passport, an interactive experience for guests to enjoy in the park that also offers a special souvenir keepsake of their visit.
The radio-frequency identification (RFID) enabled passports are specially designed and created for guests visiting Shanghai Disney Resort, marking the first time that any Disney Park will feature such an interactive passport experience. With this innovative Magic Passport that will be available for purchase at opening, guests will be able to experience the park and collect official stamps at selected passport locations that work exclusively with the official Magic Passport. Once guests have collected each of the stamps, they can receive a special stamp commemorating the completion of this experience. Guests will be able to keep this memento as a souvenir of their exciting adventures throughout Shanghai Disneyland.

The picture below is the one of a passport at Tokyo Disney Resort, not the one of SDL.

Three, Shanghaî Village, the designer outlet village adjacent to Shanghai Disney Resort will open on May 19 in Pudong New Area, aiming to tap the demand of luxury shopping amid potential tourists toward city's upcoming iconic attraction.

From Shanghaî Daily: Shanghai Village, the outlet village adjacent to Shanghai Disney Resort will open on May 19, aiming to tap the demand of luxury shopping amid potential tourists toward city's upcoming iconic attraction.Shnaghaî Village with its art-deco architecture inspired by the famous Shanghaî Bund is located at the other end of Shanghaî Disneyland lake. Shanghaî Village is a joint venture between London-based mall developer Value Retail and state-backed operator of Shanghai International Tourism and Reports Zone, Shanghai Shendi Group - the joint venture with Disney which own SDR.

The project represented the largest investment of the company worldwide, said Mark Israel, chief executive officer of Value Retail China, with about 150 boutiques set to open either upon launch or thereafter in a 55,000-square-meter space.

The UK developer had opened its first China outlet center of such kind in Suzhou back in May 2014. The phase two construction of the Suzhou Village will begin sometime in fall, according to Value Retail, and then move on to other projects in China including Hong Kong. Will Hong Kong Disneyland have a similar outlet village? Time will tell... In the meantime here is a great new night picture of Shanghaî Village.

Four, will Shanghaî Disneyland save Chinese economy?  According to analysts, Shanghai Disneyland will lead China’s tourism industry growth despite the country’s current economic woes.

It opens at a time of great uncertainties for the Chinese economy struggling with a deepening slowdown. Premier Li Keqiang announced an economic growth target at a lower range of 6.5 to 7 per cent for 2016, compared to “about 7 per cent” last year, while addressing the National People’s Congress on Saturday.

“China will face tougher problems and challenges in its development this year, so we must be fully prepared to fight a difficult battle,” said Li.

“Shanghai Disneyland is three times bigger than Hong Kong, so we expect the impact will be even bigger,” said David Lung Wing-hung, a managing partner in the consumer products and retail sector at Deloitte China.

Walt Disney’s CEO, Bob Iger, is similarly upbeat. “We build things to last many years. Disneyland was built 60 years ago and has been through the ups and downs of the US economy for six decades,” Iger said in an interview with CNBC on Wednesday. “So we’re not concerned with the Chinese economy and we’re extremely bullish about the long-term prospects of it.”

You can read the full article on HERE.

See you soon on D&M for more news about Shanghaî Disneyland!

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