Disney just recently telecast the beautiful Grand Opening Gala of Shanghai Disney Resort and the evening included an enchanting array of dazzling moments that top perhaps any other international Disney Park grand opening.
Using the incredible Enchanted Storybook Castle as the backdrop, the ceremony was a spectacularly elegant visual feast. Utilizing top-to-bottom projection technology, the castle was transformed to feature many dazzling visuals from pixie dust sparkles to dancing flowers and even showcasing classic Disney characters, it was a truly massive vision.
Chinese television and movie star Sun Li welcomed everyone to the event and Disney CEO Bob Iger talked about the achievements of bringing the park to life. The Shanghai Symphony with Conductor Tan Dun along with several remarkable solists brought a beautiful sound to the entire event as the images swept across the castle.
One of the show-stopping moments came when a giant projected pumpkin on the stage was transformed into an enormous sparkling version of Cinderella’s Carriage that appeared on stage.
Of course, Mickey Mouse made his appearance although remained wordless despite being articulated. He was the only physical character that would grace the stage. In grand Disney style, the whole event was sent off with a smattering of fireworks, turning the castle gold, and finishing in a shower of twinkling fireworks that officially concluded the Grand Opening Gala.
Below are some of the highlights from the ceremony.