69ºF

Disney releases Shanghai park plans

Shanghai Disneyland to open in Spring 2016

Disney officials released plans for Shanghai Disneyland on Tuesday night, giving away a lot of details about the park that until now, had been a secret.

[MORE: Shanghai park info | Local 6 Theme World | VIDEO: Shanghai Resort Model | Disney Resorts | Mickey Avenue Pavilion | POLL: What's your favorite theme park? ]

The park will include some familiar favorites, like a castle and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, but will also have a ride based on the popular movie "Tron" and an entire section of the park dedicated to the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

"We are building something truly special here in Shanghai that not only showcases the best of Disney's storytelling but also celebrates and incorporates China's incredibly rich heritage to create a one-of-a-kind destination that will delight and entertain the people of China for generations to come," said Disney CEO Bob Iger in a release. "We are taking everything we've learned from our six decades of exceeding expectations – along with our relentless innovation and famous creativity to create a truly magical place that is both authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese."  

The park will also feature six themed lands: Adventure Isle, Gardens of Imagination, Mickey Avenue, Tomorrowland, Treasure Cove and Fantasyland, with its Enchanted Storybook Castle.

The $5.5 billion park, which will include a Disneyland and Toy Story Hotel, Disneytown shopping and entertainment district and Wishing Star Park, is set to open in Spring 2016.