Thursday, June 16, 2016
Shanghaî Disney Resort Dedication Ceremony happened this morning with Bob Iger, China's Vice Prime Minister, the Mayor of Shanghaî and others WDC execs and China officials. The presence of all these officials is undoubtedly the reason why the park was opening to normal guests at 12pm today instead of 8 or 9pm, for security measures. It was raining a little bit, but according to China's Vive PM rain means good fortune when you launch something, so everything is fine. You have below the video of the full ceremony as well as screen captures, and now Shanghaî Disneyland is officially open!
Also, as it is the case in all Disney theme parks a dedication plaque is now in place in Shanghaî Disneyland, and Bob Iger revealed what is written on it:
TO ALL WHO COME TO THIS HAPPY PLACE, WELCOME!
SHANGHAI DISNEYLAND IS YOUR LAND.
HERE YOU LEAVE TODAY AND DISCOVER IMAGINATIVE WORLDS OF FANTASY, ROMANCE, AND ADVENTURE THAT WILL IGNITE THE MAGICAL DREAMS WITHIN ALL OF US.
SHANGHAI DISNEYLAND IS AUTHENTICALLY DISNEY AND DISTINCTLY CHINESE. IT WAS CREATED FOR EVERYONE. BRINGING TO LIFE TIMELESS CHARACTERS AND STORIES IN A MAGICAL PLACE THAT WILL BE A SOURCE OF JOY, INSPIRATION AND MEMORIES FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.
ROBERT A. IGER
CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY
DEDICATED JUNE 16, 2016"
Video and screen captures: copyright Disney