Monday, June 17, 2013
Posted by Greg Semon at 6/17/2013 02:27:00 PM
Sunday, June 2, 2013
(Shanghai, June 1, 2013) – To celebrate International Children's Day, volunteers from Shanghai Disney Resort have created a unique Disney-inspired decorative environment for the newly-opened Hematology and Oncology Center of Shanghai Children's Medical Center. The Disney-themed areas of the new treatment center will help bring happiness and laughter to children and families during their visits to the hospital, and were hand-painted by Disney's employee volunteers as part of the global celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Disney "VoluntEARS" community volunteer program.
As part of Shanghai Disney Resort Community Beautification Program, over 100 Disney VoluntEARS from the Shanghai Disney Resort management and project development teams and their families participated in the decoration of the new Hematology and Oncology Center by painting and furnishing a colorful "Happy World" fun activity room. The theme was inspired by the world-renowned Disney theme "It's A Small World", and the activity room will help inspire and support children during their treatment at the center. To decorate the reception and hallways of the center, Shanghai Disney Resort also donated over 100 "It's A Small World" themed canvas paintings, each hand-painted by Shanghai Disney Resorts VoluntEARS. The paintings depict 30 different Small World dolls, each representing one of the 30 magical years of the Disney VoluntEARS program.
"We are excited to use our expertise in creativity and interior design to beautify the new building of the Shanghai Children's Medical Center and bring our Disney happiness and magic to support the treatment and recovery of children," said Mike Crawford, General Manager of Shanghai Disney Resort. "Disney is committed to being a valuable community partner and a responsible corporate citizen here in China. Over the past three decades, Disney VoluntEARS have worked on meaningful projects across the world, and now we are bringing this legacy to our new resort destination in Shanghai. Events like this help not only to support children and their families in times of need, but also to educate, inspire and encourage our Cast to make meaningful contributions to society."
Since 1983, Disney VoluntEARS in 42 countries have given over 7.5 million hours of volunteer service, including comforting kids during their hospital stays, participating in beach clean-ups, and building community playgrounds.
Posted by Greg Semon at 6/02/2013 08:50:00 PM
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Posted by Greg Semon at 6/01/2013 01:50:00 AM
Thursday, May 30, 2013
(May 30, 2013 Shanghai) – The Shanghai Disney Resort Management Company today announced an agreement to adopt a leading new environmental technology to supply the resort with heating, cooling and compressed air, thereby increasing the overall energy efficiency of the resort by three times and ensuring the resort's efficient and environmentally-friendly operations. The utilities will be co-generated by a Combined Cooling and Heating Plant, to be built and operated on the resort site by the Shanghai International Tourism and Resort Zone New Energy Company Limited, a joint venture company owned by Huadian New Energy Development Company, Ltd, Shanghai Shendi (Group) Co,. Ltd, and Shanghai Yiliu Energy Group Co., Ltd.
As a key infrastructure project for Shanghai International Tourism and Resorts Zone, the Combined Cooling, Heating, Power Plant (CCHP) is a grid-tied, gas-fired power plant which co-generates cooling and heating via engine waste heat, and produces compressed air by self-generated electricity. The CCHP project will supply hot water and chilled water for space heating and cooling, domestic hot water, and all compressed air needs for the Shanghai Disney Resort's daily operation in the most energy efficient and environment-friendly way. The project is designed, constructed and operated by Shanghai International Tourism and Resort Zone New Energy Company Limited, and will become operational in time to support the resort's opening, scheduled for the end of 2015.
"Shanghai Disney Resort has been devoted to seeking new technology and business solutions which reduce our impact on environment, save resources, and promote sustainable technology, and to support all kinds of cooperation with our local partners," said Mike Crawford, General Manager, Shanghai Disney Resort. "The CCHP project is an excellent example of partnership, localization and Disney's long-term commitment to environment protection. We are excited to be creating a world-class destination here in Shanghai to showcase environment friendly and leading Chinese and international technologies."
Posted by Greg Semon at 5/30/2013 05:27:00 PM
Construction began March 24th on Shanghai Disneyland's Enchanted Storybook Castle, marking another key milestone in the development of Shanghai Disney Resort. The Enchanted Storybook Castle, designed to be the world's tallest and largest Disney castle, will be an iconic central attraction of the resort's theme park, Shanghai Disneyland. The milestone was commemorated today when workers installed the first permanent concrete piles to support the full build-out of the castle.
The Enchanted Storybook Castle will be stationed at the heart of the theme park and will be the most interactive Disney castle yet, complete with entertainment, dining and performance spaces. A magnificent winding staircase in the heart of the castle will lead Guests on a "Once Upon a Time Adventure," featuring all Disney Princesses, and will provide unparalleled and memorable experiences which only Disney can offer. The castle will also feature a boat ride attraction complete with a secret underground chamber, in which fountains of light will leap and dance in shimmering pools, surrounding Guests with magic, music and color.
Posted by Greg Semon at 5/30/2013 05:24:00 PM
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
I know this has nothing to do with Theme Parks. But the hate on Youtube needs to stop. This Young Man is My Hero. He show what Youtube is all about.
Posted by Greg Semon at 5/09/2013 09:50:00 PM
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Posted by Greg Semon at 5/08/2013 08:33:00 PM
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
A vast public transport hub will be built at the entrance of Shanghai Disneyland to serve millions of visitors every year, officials said today.
The hub at the west gate of the amusement park will comprise five bus terminals, car and taxi parking lots, a large toilet and six lounges. The 77,492-square-meter behemoth will stretch from Xihuan Road to a large square of Shanghai Disneyland, officials said.
The government is now inviting tenders for the construction of the hub with a budget of 182 million yuan (US$22.54 million). The project should be finished within one year.
Meanwhile, Metro Line 11 will have an extension from Luoshan Road Station to the Disneyland with four stations at Luoshan Road, Kangqiao Road E., Hengxin Road and Disneyland, the officials said.
The 9.2-kilometer extension will have 7.7 kilometers on the ground but its final stretch will be underground. Passengers can enter the park through an underground passage. The Disneyland Station will be semi-underground with a skylight to bring natural light indoor. It will be surrounded by an artificial lake, trees and shrubs.
Shanghai Disneyland, Disney's first theme park on China's mainland, is expected to attract 7.3 million visitors a year when it opens in 2014.
Posted by Greg Semon at 5/06/2013 06:25:00 PM
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Universal Studios Singapore reported lower average daily visits of 8,400, which was flat year-on-year and down from 11,100 in the last quarter of 2012.
You would think that during this latest quarter report, which would have included Chinese New Year, that attendants would be up at USS.
Could it be ticket price. For a family of four to go to USS is S$256.00. Where as Hong Kong Disneyland is S$244.00, Universal Studios Japan is S$276.00 and Tokyo Disneyland and Sea are S$286.00 pre day ticket. Is USS over priced?
Could it be the park hours? The latest USS is open till is 8:00pm on the weekends.
Could it be the Rides? Only 4 Adult rides in the park.
What do you think the problem is that USS attendances has dropped by 25% in the last quarter?
Posted by Greg Semon at 5/04/2013 03:00:00 PM