• An artist’s rendition of the Treasure Cove, “the first pirate-themed land in a Disney park.”

An artist’s rendition of the Treasure Cove, “the first pirate-themed land in a Disney park.” (Photo : Disney Parks Blog)

Can’t get enough of Shanghai Disney Resort?

It’s not yet open but the thrill it generates among the locals--based alone from the sold-out tickets for the opening day--soars higher than the highest castle in Disney Park, which can be found at Shanghai Disney.

Now that’s already one exciting fact.

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“When it opens in June, Shanghai Disney Resort will be a one-of-a-kind, world-class destination that is authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese,” said Robert A. Iger, The Walt Disney Company’ chairman and CEO, according to Disney Parks Blog.

Speaking of “authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese,” many Chinese believe in lucky numbers. Victoria Lim, the managing editor for public relations and editorial content for Walt Disney World, finds the number sequence of the resort’s opening date “pretty cool.”

The much awaited opening happens on June 16. Now that’s 6.16.16. Cool!

Iger also said that the 963-acre (389 hectares) Shanghai Disney “showcases some of the most creative and innovative experiences we’ve ever created.”

In that case, the resort gives plenty of options in the form of six “unforgettable” lands, according to the resort’s website.

Adventure Isle, Fantasyland, Gardens of Imagination, Mickey Avenue, Tomorrowland and Treasure Cove each offers a unique kind of experience one may not get from anywhere else.

Many castles stand mightily proud in Disney parks, but the one in Shanghai Disneyland--the Enchanted Storybook Castle--is the “the largest Disney castle on the planet.”

The park’s “crowning jewel” features Voyage to the Crystal Grotto and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, among many others. It also offers fine dining at the Royal Banquet Hall.

Now what’s a Disneyland in China without the fireworks?

Gardens of Imagination presents, for approximately 20 minutes, “Ignite the Dream - A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light.” Think of “fireworks, fountains, inflatables, lasers and sky-high projections!”

The 800-room Toy Story Hotel and the 420-room Shanghai Disney Hotel might give visitors sleepless nights--in a pleasant way. Choose from rooms that provide views of the theme park, the garden or the courtyard.

Thomas Smith, the editorial content director for Disney Parks, said that the park’s website garnered five million hits “in less than half an hour” when ticket sales was launched on March 27, according to Disney Parks Blog.

For those who want to “ignite the magical dream” in their hearts, the one-day standard ticket sells for 499 yuan and 375 yuan for children and seniors. The two-day standard ticket goes for 950 yuan and 710 yuan for children and seniors.

It looks like Shanghai Disney Resort is here to stay for a very, very long time. Take it from the CEO himself.

“We’re looking forward to showing it to the world and sharing it with the people of China for generations to come,” Iger said.

The countdown continues.