Second expansion planned for Shanghai Disneyland

Disney’s Shanghai resort is to build a zone based on the Zootopia franchise, less than a year after opening Toy Story Land and less than three since the grand opening of the park itself.

Zootopia, which will be Disneyland Shanghai’s eighth "land", will break ground in late 2019.

Bob Chapek, Walt Disney Company’s chairman of parks, experiences and consumer products, said: "The rapid rate of expansion at Shanghai Disney Resort demonstrates our confidence and commitment to the Company’s future development in China."

Yang Jinsong, Shanghai Shendi Group chairman, said: "Shanghai Disneyland has gone from strength to strength, continuing to expand and enjoying ever-rising attendance rates while also providing a safe and enjoyable experience for our guests.

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"Shanghai Disneyland has rapidly become one of the fastest growing Disney parks and has been key to the development of the Shanghai International Resort as one of the most visited leisure destinations in the country.

"This new expansion will provide our guests with an even richer selection of offerings, and will further boost our market competitiveness."

The theme park is owned by the Walt Disney Company and the Shanghai Shendi Group.

Zootopia is seventh in the list of highest-grossing animated films, generating $1bn, and is the highest grossing animated feature film in Chinese history.

Top image: Artists impression of Zootopia land (Disney)

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