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Re: Shanghai Disneyland Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:35 am
by BDG
Looks like that Tron layout that leaked 2 years ago was real.

Re: Shanghai Disneyland Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:06 pm
by jedimaster1227
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2014/06/worlds-first-production-of-disneys-the-lion-king-in-mandarin-to-be-presented-at-shanghai-disney-resort/

From Treasure Cove to Enchanted Storybook Castle, we’ve been showing you updates on the progress of Shanghai Disney Resort, and today I’m excited to tell you about another one-of-a-kind experience in development for the newest addition to our worldwide family of Disney Parks.

Disney’s musical event, THE LION KING – the landmark Julie Taymor production, exactly as seen on Broadway and in productions around the world – will be presented at Shanghai Disney Resort in partnership with Disney Theatrical Productions. The world’s first production of Disney’s THE LION KING in Mandarin, this groundbreaking show will be performed in a new, world-class, 1,200-seat Broadway-style theater, located in the retail, dining and entertainment area currently under construction adjacent to Shanghai Disneyland park.

“We are thrilled to bring Disney’s THE LION KING to Shanghai Disney Resort,” said Mike Crawford, General Manager of Shanghai Disney Resort. “Working with our partners at Disney Theatrical Productions to have the world’s most successful and popular stage musical in Mandarin for the first time, here at our ‘must-visit’ entertainment district, will provide a great centerpiece for the area and an amazing opportunity for the people living in and traveling to Shanghai.”

“It is especially exciting for us to premiere THE LION KING at this brand new theatre at Shanghai Disney Resort, marking our first collaboration with our partners at Disney Parks and Resorts,” said Thomas Schumacher, President and Producer, Disney Theatrical Productions. “This uniquely Chinese production will be our most ambitious yet, featuring the very best of local talent, who will perform the show for the first time in Mandarin as they bring Julie Taymor’s singular theatrical vision to life.”

At the time of its opening, the Mandarin production will mark the 10th concurrent worldwide production of Disney’s THE LION KING – the highest number of productions running at any one time in the show’s history. To date, Disney’s THE LION KING has played 18 countries on every continent except Antarctica.

Re: Shanghai Disneyland Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:11 pm
by coasterfreak101
Awesome! This show should reach as many markets as it possibly can, and it's even better that its getting its own original theater - that means there should be no compromises (i.e. the rising Pride Rock) that some of the other permanent or travelling shows have.

Re: Shanghai Disneyland Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:04 pm
by cfc
It'll be interesting to see how this works out. The idea of a actual Broadway show as "permanent" attraction at a park is intriguing. I wonder if they'll get enough guests to make it profitable over the long haul.

Re: Shanghai Disneyland Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:16 pm
by jedimaster1227
It'll be interesting to see how it does as a permanent venue outside of the park, like La Nouba is at Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World. This is the first official confirmation of an entertainment space beyond the park berm along the lines of Downtown Disney. I'll be curious to see what else gets announced for this unarmed retail/dining/entertainment space in the future...

Re: Shanghai Disneyland Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:28 pm
by jzoole
The concept of having a permanent show in residence on an amusement resort isn't really all that new. Downtown Disney has had a permanent Cirque du Soleil show in residence that's been running for 16 years, and Universal CityWalk has had a permanent production of Blue Man Group running since 2007. Also, Resorts World Sentosa (the complex that Universal Studios Singapore is a part of) has a resident production of a musical called Voyage de la Vie. So a permanent production of The Lion King at SDL is pretty much the same idea. I think it's a great idea, and if ticket sales start to wane after a number of years (which I doubt would be a problem) they could always switch out the production for any of the other Disney musicals.

Re: Shanghai Disneyland Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:24 pm
by Nrthwnd
Cirque de Soleil's ZED was The One for Tokyo Disneyland, yet a huge theatre to fill,
massive electrical set-ups, which is no stranger to a Cirque show... but the locals
couldn't keep up the support with really expensive seats...and then an earthquake in
2011 helped supposedly put it out of it's (glorious) misery that fall.

I got to see it, thanks TDL!, in 2011 before it was closed up, leaving only the shell of
a HUGE theatre to deal with.

Bon Chance to this one. Hope it works out for everybody especially the gp and Disney.

Re: Shanghai Disneyland Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:28 pm
by Nrthwnd
Disney & More.com just posted some concept art for the two hotels currently being
built in time for SDL's opening. The odd one of the two is definitely the Toy Story Hotel.
They show a night model shot and interior of this hotel as well.

Looks interesting, and probably the lesser priced of the two hotels, so far. :mickey:

Re: Shanghai Disneyland Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:31 pm
by jray21
The Toy Story Hotel looks interesting. I really can't wait for this park!

Re: Shanghai Disneyland Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:09 am
by gerstlaueringvar
Why does that shield in front of the hotel looks a bit "communism"? :lol:

Look forward to visit the park!