Today marked the official grand opening of the first Disney resort in Mainland China – and the sixth Disney resort worldwide.
Bob Iger, Disney Chairman and CEO was on hand for the grand opening celebration along with thousands of distinguished guests, celebrities, and Chinese official.s
In his remarks during the Grand Opening ceremony Iger said, “Together we have created an extraordinary destination, a magical place unique in all the world, where East meets West, the past meets the future, and anything is possible for those who believe. It is our sincere hope that this spectacular place will inspire wonder and create joy for the people of China for generations to come.”
The ceremony also included Disney characters from Mickey Mouse to Baymax to Captain Jack Sparrow – all gathered in front of the iconic centerpiece of the Shanghai Disneyland, Enchanted Storybook Castle.
The grand opening event is a three-day spectacle and included the first Mandarin production of The Lion King on Tuesday night, and a gala concert on Wednesday night.
Fans can check out the Grand Opening Celebration of Shanghai Disney Resort tonight at 8 p.m. ET on Disney Channel, Disney Junior, and Disney XD.