SHANGHAI DISNEYLAND is the big thing on Disney fan’s minds this week and the upcoming issue of the Disney twenty-three magazine will include loads of exclusive, images and in-depth stories from the destination that aimed to be authentically Disney but distinctly Chinese. The back cover will even feature a map of Shanghai Disneyland park—in Chinese.
The upcoming issue will also have the D23 Summer Movie Preview with exclusive interviews with Ellen DeGeneres for FINDING DORY, Steven Spielberg for THE BFG, plus Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter on ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS.
The issue promises a detailed look at how Shanghai Disney Resort was built from concept to concrete, including fascinating insights into the partnership between Walt Disney Imagineers and the incredibly talented artisans of mainland China. Readers will be able to explore all the exclusive attractions opening at the park including Voyage to the Crystal Grotto, which recreates moments from beloved Disney animated films as riders travel by boat through, around, and under the Enchanted Storybook Castle—the largest castle in any Disney park. The thrilling adrenaline rush of TRON Lightcycle Power Run puts guests in the driver’s seat of a high-tech race, and the high seas adventures of Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure boasts some of the most advanced technologies of any Disney attraction.
Also included in the summer issue of Disney twenty-three is a look at how The Reluctant Dragon, celebrating its 75th anniversary, gave audiences a peek at the making of Disney animated films, while paving the way for the Disney Studio’s respected documentary films.
Disney twenty-three is offered exclusively to D23 Gold and Gold Family Members and the Summer Issue will begin arriving in late May.