And that includes Shanghai Disneyland’s Zootopia-themed expansion! Announced in January 2019, the expansion will become the park’s eighth themed land and will also be the first land themed to Zootopia in a Disney park. And construction has reached an important milestone.
In a recent press release, Shanghai Disney Resort has shared a few images of the installation of the first steel column for the new land!
The installation marks the beginning of the Zootopia-themed expansion’s vertical construction.
The release also shared a longstanding Disney tradition.
Noting that before it was installed, the “first steel column was signed by leaders and representatives from the Resort, the Administrative Commission of Shanghai International Resort, Shanghai Shendi Group, and Walt Disney Imagineering, which is responsible for the design and development of the new themed land.”
Additional milestones which have already been met include the commencement of “piling work” to strengthen the foundations of the buildings that will ultimately line the land’s streets.
Joe Schott, President and General Manager, Shanghai Disney Resort, shared the following quote: “Today’s Zootopia construction milestone brings us another step closer to the beloved Zootopia story and characters coming to life in Shanghai.”
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