Shanghai Disneyland opened just a few months ago, and already Disney’s newest parks is announcing is next big expansion: Toy Story Land! This new space will take fans into Andy’s backyard and shrink them down to the size of his favorite toys. With three new attractions and a character greeting area planned, this new land is sure to make waves in Shanghai.
“We couldn’t be more pleased with Shanghai Disneyland’s first four months of operation and couldn’t be more excited about our future in mainland China,” said Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “We’re demonstrating our confidence by breaking ground on a new Toy Story Land that will be both authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese, delighting our guests for years to come.”
“Authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese,” a phrase that’s defined Shanghai Disneyland since before its opening day, seems to be a continuing theme even as the park plans its newest land. The Toy Story franchise has been popular with Chinese Disney fans, as evidenced by Shanghai Disneyland’s unique Toy Story-themed hotel and Buzz Lightyear Planet Rescue attraction. This new Toy Story land seems to be a logical follow up for a theme park that’s dedicated to being “authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese.”
“Walt Disney once said that Disneyland, and by extension, all of our theme parks, would never be complete, that they would continue to grow as long as there is imagination in the world,” said Philippe Gas, general manager of Shanghai Disney Resort. “We are so excited to bring this same sense of imagination and optimism to Shanghai and look forward to growing our resort together with our guests in China. This is a great time to visit Shanghai Disney Resort and experience the magic of Disney.”
Start planning your trip now – Toy Story Land is set to open in 2018!