Watch the opening gala for Shanghai Disneyland
Day two of Shanghai Disneyland's opening festivities wrapped up tonight with the opening gala, featuring Disney CEO Bob Iger.
An orchestra, choir, traditional Chinese musicians and a cast of Disney characters joined in the ceremony, which was broadcast live in China. Let's watch:
Shanghai Disneyland opens officially to the public tomorrow morning (which is later tonight in the United States). Keep watching Theme Park Insider for more coverage of Shanghai Disneyland's opening.
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I really dig the opening musical piece before Bob Iger's remarks. I hope this music lives on in the park somehow. It would make for a pleasant Reflections of Earth style nighttime experience.
Oh my god! I know where all that over-budgeted money went! What a spectacular!
Although I believe that Shanghai Disney is a huge mistake, I must say that this opening ceremony was spot on. From the music to the performances, it was truly beautiful.
Huge mistake? From the business geniuses who thought that DCA 1.0 would be a smash success that would make us "forget about Disneyland"? Perish the thought!
Quite often we choose to forget that theWDCo is a global enterprise with the goal to expand and maximize their international presence.
The video looks great. It seems to convey the Disney spirit although I wonder if it truly translates. No where was Mickey Mouse or other characters introduced (said their names). Applying the Chinese translation to Disney English lyrics is a possible miss. Chinese is very utilitarian and many words and feeling of the western type just doesn't exist in Chinese. The show reminds me of the Olympics. Done for its grand scale. The Chinese instrumental part is a little weird. I don't get why they are doing the barely audible scratching. Iger's speech is short, but seems long. Overall, beats the Wizarding World grand opening show just a few months ago.
Absolutely beautiful opening ceremony. Even Iger's speech was fine except for his poor attempt at Chinese; he needed more coaching.
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