Shanghai Disneyland opens

The world's newest Disney theme park, Shanghai Disneyland, officially opened on June 16th.

Having already attracted one million visitors during a six-week, pre-opening trial period, the park looks set to be one of the world's leading theme park attractions.

We are delighted to be one of the designers involved in this world-beating project having designed the SHANGHAI DISNEY RESORT metro station interiors. The 'World of Disney Store' (the largest in the world) has been designed to resemble a railway 'roundhouse' and the 'Spoonful of Sugar' candy store are other impressive thematic interiors at the gates of the theme park.

Metro station interior and the 'World of Disney Store'.

One of the most unique interiors is the 'Walt Disney Grand Theatre', with art deco and industrial chic themes coming together in the lobby and auditorium spaces. This 1,200 seat theatre is the only space which operates both as part of the theme park and part of the 'Retail, Dining and Entertainment Zone'. It will host Chinese-language Disney shows (the 'Lion King' premiers there this week) and Disney and Marvel movie Chinese premieres.

For more information please contact:

Peter Mackey (Dip Arch)

Director, Shanghai

With over 25 years’ professional experience, Peter is responsible for Chapman Taylor’s Interior design projects across China.

He qualified in 1993 from Sheffield University with a Diploma in Architecture and spent several years working in the UK and Hong Kong before moving to Shanghai in 1997.

Peter has worked with Chapman Taylor in China since 2007, is one of the founding Directors of our Shanghai studio, and has delivered some of Chapman Taylor’s largest and most successful projects.

Areas of expertise:

Masterplanning / Architecture / Interior Design

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