Are you as excited about the grand opening of Shanghai Disney Resort as we are? Then I’ve got great news! Fans around the world will be able to experience the spectacular, one-of-a-kind event when the “Grand Opening Celebration of Shanghai Disney Resort” television special is presented Thursday, June 16, at 8 p.m., simultaneously on Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD and each channel’s App, and then again Friday, June 17, at 10 p.m., on Freeform.
The music-filled television special will be narrated by actress and recording artist Sofia Carson (Disney Channel’s “Descendants,” “Adventures in Babysitting“) and will be presented without breaks or commercials!
Bob Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company, will be joined by the one and only Mickey Mouse along with nearly 3,000 distinguished guests, celebrities and government officials for a showcase of choreography, acrobatics, costumes and technology in grand scale, with dazzling lights, Disney music, pageantry, special effects and fireworks.
World-renowned pianist Lang Lang will perform a custom arrangement of the musical sensation “Let It Go” (from Disney’s “Frozen“) and China’s television and movie superstar Sun Li will take center stage. The historic event includes the debut of an original song, “Ignite the Dreamer Within,” written especially for the grand opening of Shanghai Disneyland. Acclaimed composer and conductor Tan Dun, widely known for his stirring scores for the films “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and “Hero,” will lead the Shanghai Symphony with an original composition of the new song.
Join this once-in-a-lifetime event with “Grand Opening Celebration of Shanghai Disney Resort,” Thursday, June 16, at 8 p.m., on Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, and Friday, June 17, at 10 p.m., on Freeform.