Sunday, January 15, 2017

Shanghaî Disneyland Celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year ! Now Edited With New Video of the Full Dragon Dance With Disney Characters !

The 2017 Chinese lunar new year - the most important event in Asia - will happen this year on January 28 and Shanghaî Disneyland is ready to welcome the hundred of thousands of guests that will come to celebrate in Shanghaî during the next three weeks. Christian, a faithful D&M reader, share with us pictures he shot this week at Shanghaî Disneyland!

Before we start, a good news as, on December 31, Shanghai Disneyland had received the visits of 5.6 million guests. It opened on June 16, 2016, this making it one of the fastest Disneyland resorts in the world to attract 5 million tourists. Fan Xiping, president of Shanghai Shendi Group, told on Saturday that SDR survey showed that over 80 percent of tourists were satisfied with the service at Shanghai Disneyland. Occupancy rates of the two themed hotels at the resort have been greater than 90 percent, and the Chinese version of Disney musical "The Lion King" has been performed more than 200 times, Fan added." All this is indeed good, now the question is: how much these 5.6 million guests have spent in the park and resort during the last six months, something we'll know later this year when the first financial results will be released ( if they are ).

Let's have look now at the park with Christian pictures - to which i've added others from Chinese medias like this first picture - from Disney - showing a photo location outside the park, near the entrance.

Let's enter the park where most of the Chinese new year decorations with banners, Chinese lanterns, and more, can be found in Mickey Avenue...

...and the Gardens of Imagination at the beautiful Tea house of Wandering Moon.

Mickey and the gang, dressed in Chinese costumes entertain the guests with the famous Chinese Dragon dance and Chinese drums.

Not to forget the Mulan float during SDL day parade...

Christian went of course all over the park, in other lands which are not themed with Chinese new year decorations, and share with us the pictures below.

And that's it for today's SDL update, see you soon for a new update on Disney and more!

Pictures: copyright Christian Rafael, Disney,


Brandon said...

I love the Mickey lanterns hung across Mickey Ave! The park looks gorgeous! I hope it brings added success to a great resort!

Anonymous said...

I guess this is what Iger was talking about the importance of adding Chinese culture into the park, I know that Chinese love to celebrate New Years. It's interesting that the Chip and Dale store looked like a Chinese market. I hope Disney can find a way to balance food and merchandise pricing, because the Chinese are also very price conscious, which hopefully Iger was also aware of.

Andrew said...

Hi Alain, will you still be doing part 2 and more of your Shanghai Disneyland review? I will be going there in February and would love to know your thoughts as I walk through the park.

Keep up the good work!