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Shanghai Disneyland celebrates spring with new experiences

by Brittani Tuttle
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Shanghai Disney Resort prepares for spring with all new offerings and experiences.

Shanghai Disneyland is preparing for the spring season with all-new offerings, including the opening of the park’s seventh land, Disney/Pixar Toy Story Land.

Guests will be able to experience new attractions and entertainment featuring Woody, Buzz and all their friends when the land opens on April 26, 2018.

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Duffy’s newest friend, StellaLou makes her first appearance at the park this spring!

StellaLou arrives at Shanghai Disney Resort this spring

This spring also marks the arrival of Duffy’s newest friend, StellaLou, the lavender rabbit. When StellaLou met Duffy, she told him of her hopes to become a Broadway dancer and taught him what it means to “follow your dreams.” Now she’s headed to Shanghai Disneyland to join Duffy and his other friends on Mickey Avenue.

A special welcome ceremony will be hosted at the Storytellers Statue for StellaLou on March 8, the first day of the spring season at the park and International Women’s Day, and will feature Minnie Mouse, ShelllieMay, Daisy and other Mickey Avenue friends as StellaLou makes her first official appearance at the park.

Starting March 8, guests will be able to meet StellaLou on Mickey Avenue and take a look at over 20 new StellaLou merchandise offerings at Sweethearts Confectionary. The merchandise lineup includes 16 exclusive items including limited edition pins, jewelry, phone cases and more.

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Some of the delicious treats celebrating the arrival of StellaLou.

Remy’s Patisserie and Il Paperino will also be serving sweet new treats to celebrate StellaLou’s arrival, like blueberry parfaits, jasmine cheesecakes topped with mini StellaLou chocolates, key lime milkshakes, macaroon gift boxes and a collectible StellaLou drink goblet.

Guests visiting Disneytown this spring may get to see StellaLou during pop-up performances Friday through Sunday.

Spring flowers transforms the park into a floral fantasy world

The park will be transformed for spring as the warm weather spreads through Shanghai Disney Resort. At the park’s entrance, Floral Mickey will welcome guests with thousands of flowers in a special design to celebrate the season. In the Gardens of Imagination, guests will see a floral explosion of plum blossoms, cherry trees, and the resort’s own apple “Floral Archway,” as well as spring favorites like roses, tulips and daffodils.

Guests will be able to take photos among the blooms throughout the entire resort, and with a special photo spot in front of the Enchanted Storybook Castle. Flower boxes and blooming trees in Fantasyland will also provide a great shot, while tropical flowers in Treasure Cove and Adventure Isle will add an exotic touch.

New blooms and buds will give guests a unique spring surprise with every visit. Guests can see their favorite flowering plum and Yulan magnolias in March; see cherry trees, azaleas and wisteria in April; and experience the romance with a sea of red, yellow and white roses in May.

New entertainment, events, merchandise and treats to celebrate the season

The spring season will bring even more fun to Shanghai Disney Resort with new festivities, entertainment, merchandise, food and beverage and events, including:

Egg-citing festivities for spring

Some of the special festivities will include an egg expedition that builds upon the popular egg scavenger hunt from last year at the park. The large sculpted eggs from Gardens of Imagination and Disneytown will return with brand new eggs decorated like Duffy and his friends. To celebrate the opening of the new Disney/Pixar Toy Story Land, eggs featuring the Toy Story characters can be found for guests to find and take photos with.

New performances with Duffy’s friend StellaLou

This spring, the Mickey Avenue Disney Friends will welcome StellaLou with style with a new “Duffy and Friends” show in front of the Whistle Stop Shop. The show will feature a group of dancers along with Mickey, Minnie, Duffy, ShellieMay, Gelatoni and StellaLou as the lavender bunny leads everyone in a fun dance routine.

Both Gelatoni and StellaLou will join the cast of “Zao Shang Hao, Mickey,” the popular character gathering in Celebration Square each morning from March 9 – June 1.

Themed merchandise to celebrate the season

For a limited time, Shanghai Disney resort will release over 30 specially designed merchandise items with spring designs and colors. Guests will find bags, mugs, push toys, keychains and more, like a Judy Hopps egg-shaped plush cross-bag and a notepad shaped like eggs in a flower basket. Guests can even wear matching spring-themed shirts and headbands.

Trading Pin fans will be excited to see the new limited-release pins and pin frame sets to add to their collections. Guests will also be able to purchase new spring costumes for Duffy and ShellieMay plushes.

Food and beverages for springtime

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More springtime treats themed to Duffy and his friends.

In addition to the new StellaLou-themed treats, guests visiting Shanghai Disneyland this spring will be able to try new themed offerings throughout the resort, like a Mickey and friends doughnut, hot dogs, grilled corn on the cob, tea-smoked duck legs and crispy chicken legs.

Aurora restaurant will also release a limited-time spring menu with offerings like Angus Grain-fed Beef Tenderloin with Herb Butter, Poached Canadian Fresh Lobster, Thai Inspired Broth with Fresh Tiger Prawn, and original desserts like pineapple cha cha, lemon noir and more.

Enjoy the Spring Carnival at Disneytown and Wishing Star Park

A special “Celebarate Earth Spring Carnival” will be held from April 13-22, which includes a Springtime Lawn Party on weekends where guests can come together to enjoy spring pastimes. Wishing Star Park also gives the perfect opportunity for parents and their kids to enjoy a stroll around Wishing Star Lake and take in the park’s natural greenery.

At the end of the guided tour, guests can pot plants, which they can take home as a spring souvenir.

Celebrate Earth during Earth Month at Shanghai Disney Resort

From April 1-22, guests will be able to experience interactive environmental and nature-based activities through interactive explorations in the Gardens of Imagination, talking trash cans in Fantasyland that share recycling tips, park times guides inspired by the “Celebrate the Earth” theme, and special photo locations with environmental messages.

During the “Celebrate Earth Spring Carnival from April 13-22, Disneytown guests can take part in a variety of interactive and educational activities hosted in a series of booths by the Lakeshore area.

Guests staying at the resort hotels will get the chance to experience nature-friendly additions to their stays, like environmentally-themed activities in the children’s play room at Toy Story Hotel, and a morning nature walk around Wishing Star Park adjacent to Shanghai Disneyland Hotel.

For more information on Shanghai Disneyland and their springtime offerings, visit ShanghaiDisneyResort.com/en.

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