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March 18, 2014

Shanghai Disneyland's Treasure Cove Unveiled

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
On this day in 1967, Pirates of the Caribbean debuted at Disneyland in Anaheim. Nearly 50 years later, as part of The Walt Disney Company Annual Meeting of Shareholders, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger unveiled creative details including the first-ever Pirates-themed land and a new Pirates of the Caribbean attraction designed for the Shanghai Disney Resort.
December 23, 2013

10 Ways Disney is Giving Back This Holiday Season

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Season’s givings, everyone! Since the beginning of November, Disney has spread holiday cheer to organizations and communities across the country and around the world. As we countdown the hours to Christmas, we thought it would be fun to also countdown some of the biggest projects and initiatives that Disney launched and contributed to this season.
December 10, 2013

Shanghai Disney Resort VoluntEARS Visit Local Children's Hospital

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
At Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, our Disney VoluntEARS around the world take personal pride in the work they do in their local communities to help kids and families in need. Last week, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs joined Cast Members and Imagineers from Shanghai Disney Resort to visit the Shanghai Children’s Medical Center, where the team delivered holiday cheer to kids and families.
December 6, 2013

Shanghai Disney Resort Announces Alliance Agreement and Details of the 'Garden of the Twelve Friends'

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Shanghai Disney Resort recently announced the first corporate alliance partner for the Resort—Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)—one of the most respected companies in China. The agreement provides for a strong branded presence at the resort for ICBC, including sponsorship of a key component of the Gardens of Imagination, which form the central hub of the new park in the forecourt of the park’s iconic castle. The ICBC-sponsored component, called “Garden of the Twelve Friends,” will celebrate each of the 12 Chinese Zodiac characters.
October 17, 2013

Shanghai Disney Resort Marks Official Start of Vertical Construction

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Today, Shanghai Disney Resort celebrated a significant construction milestone with the installation of the first steel column, marking the official start of the vertical construction for Shanghai Disney. Targeted to open at the end of 2015, the resort will include Shanghai Disneyland, a Magic Kingdom-style park, two themed hotels, a large retail, dining and entertainment venue, recreational facilities, a lake and associated parking and transportation hubs.

October 14, 2013

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Offers First Look on 'Avatar' During D23 Expo Japan

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
While at the first D23 Expo Japan, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Tom Staggs shared some exciting news on projects in development for our parks around the globe.
June 25, 2013

Construction Milestones Continue at Shanghai Disney Resort

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Recently, construction at Shanghai Disney Resort reached a major milestone as the first permanent concrete piles were installed for the Enchanted Storybook Castle. This magical landmark stationed at the heart of Shanghai Disneyland will be a stunning centerpiece for the park and a true sight to behold. Designed to be the world’s tallest and largest Disney castle, it will be complete with a beautiful winding staircase leading to special experiences, and a host of entertainment, dining, and performance selections for guests to enjoy.
June 6, 2013

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Paints a Brighter Day in Children's Hospitals Around the World

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has a long history of supporting children’s hospitals, starting with Walt Disney’s efforts to help develop and grow Children’s Hospital of Orange County. That commitment lives on today at CHOC and at children’s hospitals around the globe, where Disney VoluntEARS are making magic for kids and families.