New Shanghai Disneyland plans Star Wars, Marvel attractions

Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger speaks in front of the unveiled scale model of the future Shanghai Disneyland during a news conference, in Shanghai on July 15, 2015.
Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger speaks in front of the unveiled scale model of the future Shanghai Disneyland during a news conference, in Shanghai on July 15, 2015.PHOTO: REUTERS
The unveiled scale model of the entrance of the future Shanghai Disneyland is seen during a news conference, in Shanghai on July 15, 2015.
The unveiled scale model of the entrance of the future Shanghai Disneyland is seen during a news conference, in Shanghai on July 15, 2015.PHOTO: REUTERS
Part of the unveiled scale model of the future Shanghai Disneyland is seen during a news conference, in Shanghai on July 15, 2015.
Part of the unveiled scale model of the future Shanghai Disneyland is seen during a news conference, in Shanghai on July 15, 2015.PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Walt Disney Co said its new Shanghai Disneyland theme park will include six themed lands, and offer attractions based on the Star Wars and Marvel Universe movie series.

Disney, which is developing the US$5.5 billion (S$7.48 billion) theme park with China's state-owned Shanghai Shendi Group, said the park has been designed to appeal to Chinese visitors.

Disney earlier this year delayed the opening of Shangai Disneyland until the first half of 2016 from a scheduled start at the end of 2015 as it expanded plans for the park.

The park was now scheduled to have a grand opening in spring next year, it said on Tuesday.