Shanghai Disney Resort will make a highly-anticipated appearance at the 2016 Shanghai Tourism Festival Parade with a magnificent newly designed float in honor of the resort’s recent Grand Opening. The Shanghai Disney Resort Grand Opening Float will welcome guests from near and far to visit the new resort during its historic opening year, and promote more tourists to visit Shanghai.
Shanghai Disney Resort has already been voted the “most popular float” in the fun-filled parade for two consecutive years. This year, Shanghai Disney Resort has specially designed the new float to celebrate its historic Grand Opening, introducing the resort’s spectacular attractions and entertainment to guests of all ages.
“It is truly an honor to be part of the fantastic Shanghai Tourism Festival Parade in our Grand Opening year,” said Philippe Gas, General Manager of Shanghai Disney Resort, “We created this float in honor of the Grand Opening of Shanghai Disney Resort, and are delighted to invite guests from China and around the world to come to Shanghai to visit our latest vacation destination, and inspire them to ‘Ignite the Magical Dream’ within their hearts.”
The float epitomizes the full range of beauty, wonder, and entertainment available at Shanghai Disney Resort. The larger-than-life, multi-level float features silhouettes of icons evoking the six-themed lands at the resort’s Shanghai Disneyland theme park: Adventure Isle, Fantasyland, Gardens of Imagination, Mickey Avenue, Treasure Cove, and Tomorrowland. The grand centerpiece of the float is a glittering golden replica of the resort’s famed Enchanted Storybook Castle – the largest castle in any Disney park or resort around the world. Thirteen popular Disney Characters—including Mickey Mouse and his pals and the stars from the new hit animated film, “Zootopia”—will grace the decks of the float, waving to viewers, and sharing the joy with all the spectators along the parade route and millions of viewers across China.
Adding to the sense of pageantry, dozens of dancers who wear colorful Shanghai vintage style costumes, with a few hidden Mickeys, will perform at street level, guiding the float down the parade route, and providing a memorable, entertaining spectacle sure to captivate viewers of all ages. In addition, six performers wearing elaborate fan costumes representing the six themed lands will mingle amongst the dancers and greet spectators along the parade route.
The float will debut on September 10th, 2016 at the grand opening parade of the 27th Shanghai Tourism Festival. Afterward, it will set out for a road show through several Shanghai districts from September 11th to October 6th, allowing more local residents and tourists to enjoy this Disney magical experience.