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June 16

June 16, 2016 – The Shanghai Disneyland Band Begins Performing

“Get in the swing as this lively ensemble welcomes you to Mickey Avenue with a high-spirited mix of music and fun.”

On June 16, 2016, the Shanghai Disneyland Band began their performances on Shanghai Disneyland’s Mickey Avenue. This entertainment ensemble features marching band instruments, along with some slide whistles and kazoos to entertain guests of all ages. The show last twenty minutes, and occurs throughout the day.

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April 26

April 26, 2018 – The Disney-Pixar Toy Story Land Expansion of Shanghai Disney Opens

“We’re incredibly proud of the success of this one-of-a-kind, world-class destination and we are thrilled to give our Chinese guests even more to explore and enjoy at the resort with the addition of a spectacular new land based on Pixar’s beloved Toy Story characters.” – Bob Iger, CEO of the Walt Disney Company

On April 26, 2018, the first major expansion of the Shanghai Disneyland park, known as Disney-Pixar Toy Story Land, opened. Shanghai Disneyland, open since 2016, had quickly become the most successful theme park to open in China; likewise, the Toy Story franchise had a huge impact on China, with Toy Story 3 becoming the highest-grossing Pixar film in China at the time. The expansion gave guests the illusion of being the size of a toy as they travel through the exquisitely decorated area, meeting characters from the film and having unique dining experiences. Similar expansions were also built in Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts, to much success. The grand opening ceremony featured CEO Bob Iger among a variety of local Chinese government officials and honored guests.

June 16

June 16, 2016 – Be Our Guest Boutique Opens in Shanghai Disney

“Put our service to the test!”

On June 16, 2016, the themed store Be Our Guest Boutique opened in Shanghai Disney’s Fantasyland area. Taking its design cues from the animated feature Beauty and the Beast, the store sells various home décor pieces, collectibles, and other princess-themed toys and costumes for children.

May 11

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May 12, 2017 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales has World Premiere at Shanghai Disney Resort

“In the shadow of Disney’s newest theme park that opened last year, hundreds of ‘Pirates’ fans lined up to catch a glimpse of stars Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Javier Bardem ahead of an afternoon viewing.”

On May 12, 2017, the world premiere of the newest film in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, was held at the new Shanghai Disney Resort. This was the first time that a Hollywood film had a premiere in mainland China, and Shanghai Disney was an interesting choice due to the park’s inclusion of Disney’s first pirate-themed park. Hundreds of fans of the films were on hand to celebrate the premiere and to see of the stars of the film, particularly Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, and Javier Bardem.