Shanghai Disney Resort rings in 2022 with firework celebrations

by Brittani Tuttle

Shanghai Disney Resort welcomed the New Year and rang in 2022 in its signature Disney style, complete with a celebratory fireworks show that lit up the night above the world’s largest Disney castle.

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“2021 marks a significant milestone for every one of us at Shanghai Disney Resort, as we celebrated our incredibly successful 5th birthday,” said Joe Schott, president and general manager of Shanghai Disney Resort. “We are thrilled to be able to create new and exciting surprises for all of our guests, and this is just the beginning. Looking ahead to 2022, we already have many new experiences in the pipeline, and we cannot wait to bring all of them to life.”

To welcome in 2022, the resort hosted the New Year’s Eve fireworks special “Ignite the New Year” at Shanghai Disneyland’s Enchanted Storybook Castle. The show features fireworks, lights, projections and music; during the display, fireworks lit up the sky with a giant “2022.” Guests had the opportunity to be presented with surprise souvenir party favors upon arrival and were greeted by Disney friends wearing their festive best designed just for the New Year celebration.

The exclusive New Year’s Eve nighttime spectacular will be on display one more time on the evening of Jan. 1, 2022, giving those who missed it a chance to see the show.

The resort’s 5th birthday festivities will continue on in the first months of 2022 with more treats, offerings and experiences to enjoy.

At the end of 2022, the resort will introduce a new winter cavalcade for the first time ever at Shanghai Disneyland to “celebrate enchanted tales of the wintry season.” More details on this offering will be released soon.

Joining the lineup of character signature programs in 2022 will be a special princess celebration in March in honor of International Women’s Day, plus Marvel-themed activities throughout April and more.

To further expand senior guest offerings, starting Jan. 9, 2022, Shanghai Disneyland will adopt a new age threshold for senior tickets and Annual Passes, lowering the current threshold from 65 years old to 60 years old.


As for Zootopia, construction on the eighth themed land at Shanghai Disneyland is moving right along. The tallest “building” in the land is scheduled to be topped out in a few weeks, marking another milestone for the land. More updates are expected in the year to come.

To learn more about Shanghai Disney Resort, visit ShanghaiDisneyResort.com.


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