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Disney’s Foreign Curse Could End With China Resort Project

  • Entertainment giant opens Shanghai Disneyland on June 16
  • CEO says company has learned from parks in Paris, Hong Kong
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Shanghai Disneyland Set to Open June 16

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The acrobats are practicing their flips. Chefs are learning to cook dumplings by the thousands. And invited guests are test-driving the Tron Lightcyle Power Run, a roller-coaster that races through a fluorescent space landscape at 60 miles per hour.

All systems are go for the June 16 opening of the $5.5 billion Disney Shanghai Resort, the largest foreign investment ever from the world’s biggest theme-park operator and a career milestone for Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger.