Shanghai Disney Resort welcomes over 11M visitors in first year

Shanghai Disney Resort welcomes over 11M visitors in first year

Shanghai Disney Resort marked its first anniversary last Friday (June 16), welcoming more than 11 million visitors in its first year of operation.

"Shanghai Disney Resort's first anniversary is cause for great celebration for everyone involved in bringing this spectacular dream to life," said Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, during anniversary celebrations last week. "We're grateful to the people of China for making this unique destination a tremendous success -- more than 11 million guests have already visited, and we look forward to welcoming many more in the years to come."

Shanghai Disney Resort features a theme park with six themed lands, two imaginatively designed hotels, a Disneytown shopping and dining district, and Wishing Star Park recreational area.

The resort has already announced its first post-opening expansion, a new immersive land themed to the Toy Story franchise, set to open in 2018.