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Watch the Shanghai Disney Resort Grand Opening Wherever You Are

By Courtney Potter

Shanghai Disney Resort, the first Disney resort in mainland China, opens its gates on June 16, 2016, and you can follow the events on Disney channels and on

Watch the grand opening ceremony of Shanghai Disney Resort live on Wednesday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. PST (June 16, 10:30 a.m. Shanghai time)!

Disney also invites viewers from all over the globe to experience an “authentically Disney, distinctly Chinese” grand opening celebration with a once-in-a-lifetime television special coming to Disney Channel, Disney Junior, and Disney XD—simultaneously—this Thursday, June 16 (from 8–8:30 p.m.)! Narrated by Sofia Carson (Disney Channel’s upcoming Adventures in Babysitting), the telecast will feature Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger as he’s joined by nearly 3,000 distinguished guests in front of Shanghai Disneyland’s spectacular Enchanted Storybook Castle. World-renowned pianist Lang Lang will perform an all-new arrangement of “Let It Go” (from Disney’s Frozen), and the Shanghai Symphony—led by acclaimed composer and conductor Tan Dun—will debut an original song, “Ignite the Dreamer Within,” written especially for the grand opening. And of course, expect all the magic and pageantry Disney is known for… including an appearance by Mickey Mouse himself!

Good news: In case you can’t catch the simulcast on Thursday, Freeform will also air the special on Friday, June 17, from 10–10:30 p.m. Don’t miss it!