Tenants include first Asia flagship restaurant The Cheesecake Factory and flagship LEGO store.While construction continues on Shanghai Disney Resort, the resort announced the names of the first tenants for Disneytown, its shopping, dining and entertainment district. The tenants include local and international brands: renowned restaurants Shanghai Min, Crystal Jade, and the first Asia flagship restaurant The Cheesecake Factory, as well as various retail options including stores under I.T group, i.t and BAPE STORE, and a LEGO retail store. Other brands including Food Republic, Coconut Paradise, The Dining Room, Hatsune, blue frog, Xin Wang Restaurant, BreadTalk, Toast Box, and Chow Tai Fook will also be the first of several dozen tenants that will work closely with Shanghai Disney Resort to offer world-class shopping and dining options.
Shopping, dining and entertainment areas are key features of Disney resorts around the world, helping guests enjoy an integrated resort experience alongside world-class theme parks and hotels. Shanghai Disney Resort's Disneytown will initially be comprised of a 46,000 square meter pedestrian-access area and will be located next door to Shanghai Disneyland, and within walking distance from both Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and Toy Story Hotel. When the resort celebrates its opening in spring of 2016, Disneytown will feature nearly 50 tenants.
With Chinese guests in mind, Disneytown has been designed by an international creative team to demonstrate the perfect blend of Disney traditions and classic Chinese and Shanghai design and cultural elements, including traditional Shikumen architecture in homage to the unique heritage of Shanghai. Disneytown will be composed of five distinct districts, including Lakeshore, Marketplace, Spice Alley, Broadway Boulevard, and Broadway Plaza, to create a variety of experiences and unique offerings within each district.
Guests who visit retail shops at Disneytown will find exciting and exclusive Disney merchandise and a wide range of other options. The area will also feature many other new experiential entries to the mainland China market, including the first flagship retail store operated by the LEGO Group in Asia to provide an integrated and diverse shopping experience with resort-exclusive offerings.