The new faces of Disney will definitely have a theme park presence when the company opens their Shanghai park in 2016, as revealed by Deadline. Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger has announced that the $5.5 billion Shanghai Disney Resort will feature rides and attractions based on the Marvel, "Star Wars," "Tron" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" properties across its "six themed worlds."
Despite this influx of modern and, in some cases, relatively newly acquired franchises into the classic Disney formula, Iger stated that the park will be both "authentically Disney and distinctively Chinese."
One such attraction mentioned in the announcement is the Star Wars Launch Bay, which will allow visitors to meet characters from a galaxy far, far away as well as interact with set-pieces and props from recent "Star Wars" films. The Launch Bay will also allow park attendees to become "immersed in the Skywalker story through a state-of-the-art cinematic experience."
Other, more traditional attractions will include Mickey Avenue, the Gardens of Imagination, the Fantasia Carousel, Fantasyland, Adventure Isle, Tomorrowland and Treasure Cove -- the first all-pirate Disney park.