SHANGHAI (February 16, 2018) — Shanghai Disney Resort today celebrated the first day of the Year of the Dog with a Chinese traditional ceremony bringing fortune and prosperity to guests. Joined by God of Fortune Pluto, as well as Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Philippe Gas, general manager of Shanghai Disney Resort – dressed in his specially made Chinese traditional suit – dotted the eyes of two lions, awakening them for the New Year and spreading good luck and cheer to resort guests and cast members.
“We are delighted to celebrate a promising start to the Chinese New Year with our guests and wish everyone a healthy and prosperous Year of the Dog,” Gas said. “The Year of the Rooster saw many milestones at Shanghai Disney Resort and looking at the year ahead, we are thrilled about all of the Disney magic that’s in store for our guests. The Year of the Dog will be a bright year for us all, with new attractions and other great surprises for our guests. Our 7th themed land, Disney•Pixar Toy Story Land, will open this spring, and another award-winning hit Broadway musical, a Mandarin production of Beauty and the Beast, will come to life at the Walt Disney Grand Theatre this summer.”
There is no more important time in China for families and friends to celebrate together than during Chinese New Year, and Shanghai Disney Resort is the perfect place to celebrate this special festival together. The resort is celebrating the holiday with traditional Chinese New Year festivities, magical holiday-themed Disney entertainment, special menus at our restaurants, and bountiful holiday shopping amidst vibrant Chinese New Year decorations, fully immersing guests into a one-of-a-kind Lunar New Year experience lasting through March 4, 2018.