By Tyler Slater
It’s hard to believe that in less than 80 days, the Shanghai Disney Resort will officially welcome its first guests! To prepare for the opening of one of the most exciting projects undertaken by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, D23 will be counting down and providing the ultimate insider’s look into the Shanghai Disney Resort before it opens June 16. In fact, today marks the first day guests can purchase tickets for Shanghai Disneyland! To kick off this new series, we invite Disney fans to take in this comprehensive sneak peek at the unforgettable places to stay at the Resort—from the elegant Shanghai Disneyland Hotel to the whimsical Toy Story Hotel.
The Shanghai Disneyland Hotel will be a truly one-of-a-kind luxury vacation experience, perfect for the fan in all of us. On the shores of a shimmering lake, this stunning hotel is filled with Art Nouveau décor and touches of Disney magic that celebrate some favorite characters. Not to mention, the jaw-dropping three-story lobby will leave guests breathless!
When it comes to dining at the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel, visitors will discover a range of options—from fun to fine dining. Guests will be able to enjoy family-style buffet featuring Character Dining at Lumiere’s Kitchen or grab a quick bite at the Ballet Café, where the design recalls the “Dance of the House” sequence from Disney’s Fantasia. In another nod to Fantasia, the Bacchus Lounge is an intimate bar and tearoom inspired by the film’s “Pastoral Symphony” sequence. The premier gourmet dining experience at the Shanghai Disney Resort will be found at Aurora—where guests will savor five-star modern Asian cuisine, as well as breathtaking views of Shanghai Disneyland.
When adventurers are ready to explore the theme park, transportation to Shanghai Disneyland will be provided by bus, ferry, or a quick walk. After some fun exploring Adventure Isle and Tomorrowland, guests will be able to make a splash in the indoor King Triton Pool or go wild at Hakuna Matata Oasis—a savanna-themed water play area and hedge maze. The whole family will also love visiting the Mickey Mouse Playhouse—an activity center that features toys, games, and puzzles, along with arts and crafts.
Just around the corner at the Shanghai Disney Resort, kids of all ages will soar “to infinity and beyond” while staying at the Toy Story Hotel. Here, guests will enter the world of imagination inspired by the Disney•Pixar films, where adventure is always around the corner and everyone’s favorite toys come to life.
Upon arrival at the Toy Story Hotel, guests will notice that the entire exterior features a blue-sky-and-puffy-clouds design that recalls Andy’s room from the iconic films. The entrance to the hotel is shaped like an oversized package for Toy Story figures and the colorful lobby is adorned with lenticular images of Buzz, Woody, Jessie, and Bullseye. The lobby also features columns shaped like stacks of blocks, floors designed like game boards, and signs presented on Etch-a-Sketch screens.
Families will discover surprises at every turn—like the Woody and Buzz Courtyards, featuring giant statues of the Toy Story stars, character messages in the elevators, and playful touches in each room. Visitors will also find delicious meals at a quick, convenient restaurant so everyone can get back to the fun! Sunnyside Café is a bright and colorful counter-service food court named for the Sunnyside Preschool in Toy Story 3. The café will serve a range of mouth-watering dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that will delight every toy in the family.
Transportation to Shanghai Disneyland from the Toy Story Hotel will be provided by bus, and after the fun at the theme park, families will soon be able to splash and play at the Launchpad—a one-of-a-kind interactive fun zone featuring the Little Green Men. Also, little ones can soon join the fun in The Play Room, which features incredible toys, slides, and play equipment right out of a scene from the Disney•Pixar films.
As always with any stay at a Disney hotel, comfort is the top priority, so families will be treated to the finest in furnishings, first-class service, magical amenities and Disney extras at both the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and Toy Story Hotel.
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