- Title: Shanghai Disney celebrates its first anniversary
- Date: 16th June 2017
- Summary: IGER SPEAKING ON STAGE (SOUNDBITE) (English) DISNEY CHAIRMAN AND CEO BOB IGER SAYING: "We've welcomed more than 11 million guests from across China and around the world. And we're looking forward to welcoming many more in the years to come. And everything you see in this park was created for the people of China, and we thank you for embracing this special place as your own. You've welcomed us from the very beginning, and we deeply appreciate your hospitality and your support."
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- Keywords: Business celebration Shanghai fireworks CEO anniversary Disney Chairman Bob Iger China castle Mickey Mouse
- Location: SHANGHAI, CHINA
- City: SHANGHAI, CHINA
- Country: China
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment
- Reuters ID: LVA0026LJ4EBX
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- Story Text: Walt Disney celebrated the first anniversary of its $5.5 billion theme park in Shanghai on Friday (June 16), a key plank of the entertainment giant's push into the world's second-largest economy through everything from English language schools to films.
The first anniversary of the Shanghai park was celebrated in true Disney-style with lights, fireworks and visits by executives including Chapek and Chief Executive Bob Iger.
The $5.5 billion theme park, which is all part of Shanghai Disney Resort, has been a key plank of the entertainment giant's push into the world's second-largest economy, and has drawn millions theme-park goers in the past year.
China matters for Mickey Mouse's owner: its box office takings there have tripled over the last two years and Shanghai Disneyland has seen more than 10 million guests in its first year, setting it on track for faster profits than Disney reaped from parks in Paris and Hong Kong, both loss-making for most of the years they have been open.
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