Shanghai, August 29, 2022 – September is the start of a whole new season at Shanghai Disney Resort – a time to embrace the changing weather and admire the golden foliage woven into the resort’s natural landscape. As fall approaches, cozy sweater time is just around the corner, just in time to celebrate friendship with Duffy and her friends. And of course, the change of season means guests can expect to dress in their finest attire for Shanghai Disneyland’s annual Halloween celebration. Under the cool and comfortable weather, customers’ favorite new and classic offerings create even more opportunities to celebrate holidays, friendship and reunions with family and loved ones.
Celebrate friendship during ‘Let’s Be Friends’ themed Duffy Month with brand new offers
Guests are invited to celebrate friendship with Duffy and his friends during Official Duffy Month. From September 1 to 30, this month Duffy marks LinaBell’s first birthday. Since her debut last September, this captivating vixen has worked her way into the hearts of guests. In an exciting first, the floral Mickey will be transformed into a LinaBell design. The adorable floral will greet guests as they enter, showcasing LinaBell’s signature color and iconic purple orchid, providing the perfect photo opportunity for fans of the fabulous fox friend. LinaBell will also be joining the front gate show for the very first time, and at various times throughout the day, Mickey, Minnie, and the dancers will introduce the group of friends in this show.
Guests will also be delighted to see the park’s transformation into a world filled with all things Duffy and his friends. Along with a host of endearing and entertaining Duffy-themed offerings, Mickey Avenue will be decorated with a bold and colorful design themed around the stories of Duffy and Friends. Guests will enjoy the all-new selfie set, improved social walls and photo placements, and plenty of photo opportunities to fully embrace the warm welcome of Duffy and his friends in a series of miniature “sets” on Minnie Lane which allow guests to pose with their plush in a variety of settings.
Duffy Month invites all guests to become a friend of Duffy and his friends. Newcomers and long-time guests are encouraged to sign up for the Duffy and Friends Club mini-program on WeChat for a chance to redeem a Duffy-themed card holder and stickers at the park to decorate and personalize their own pocket photos.
Foodies shouldn’t miss all the refreshing and deliciously Duffy-themed things this Duffy month. Guests may have an extra chance to meet Disney friends while enjoying mouth-watering dishes at the popular Duffy Weekend Brunch, while Duffy Afternoon Tea and the Disney-themed hotel buffet Duffy’s are back for even more Duffy-shaped sweetness. Those wishing to add to their culinary journey can join the Junior Chefs Weekend Cooking Session, where a chef will teach guests how to make Duffy-themed sweet lollipops that will satisfy both the eyes and the taste buds. . And at the CookieAnn Bakery Café, CookieAnn has prepared different desserts inspired by the stories of the seven friends – guests can look forward to trying the tart sphere of white chocolate mousse with raspberry jelly, the rich chocolate mousse cake with black cherry and the delicious dark chocolate tart. Guests can also pick up LinaBell and CookieAnn Popcorn Buckets and many other festive goodies for a tasty treat that will keep them satiated while enjoying all that Duffy Month has to offer.
With September also comes the Mid-Autumn Festival. As a nod to this important holiday, the StellaLou CookieAnn Mooncake is the perfect gift for the season. And this year, new plushes CookieAnn and LinaBell will join StellaLou in Chinese outfits to celebrate the holiday. The launch date and more details will be announced later through the station’s official channels.
The Duffy Month celebration continues at the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel, where guests can find Duffy-themed souvenirs in their rooms. Family fun can be had at the Mickey Mouse Playhouse, where themed recreational activities take place throughout the month.
A season of golden leaves and golden holidays
With cool, comfortable temperatures, cool breezes, and scenic landscapes, fall is truly one of the best times of year to explore the magic of Shanghai Disney Resort. It is also filled with holidays, including one of the longest holidays of the year – the national holiday “Golden Week”. It’s the perfect time for family guests to get out for a week of relaxation and enjoying the best weather of the year.
To add more magic to this year’s Golden Week, from October 1-3, the resort will hold a special castle screening at Shanghai Disneyland to celebrate the National Day. The special screening will be on view before the iconic ILLUMINATE late-night spectacular! A nighttime celebration, and guests will enjoy enhanced visual immersion during the busy evening hours.
Experience the thrills of Halloween with your friends and Disney Villains
As the weather turns colder and the innocence of September’s Duffy month gives way to something a little spookier, it means it’s Halloween time at Shanghai Disney Resort! From October 4 to November 4, the entire resort will transform, putting guests into the Halloween spirit as a spooky spell is cast over the resort. Guests of all ages are invited to dress in their fanciest costumes and participate in new surprises and iconic offers during this limited-edition festival season.
Starting October 4, an enchanting Halloween-themed decor will transform the resort with pumpkins, tangled cobweb decorations, opulent social walls and, of course, the Donald Duck-shaped floral. Always ready to have a good time, Mickey and Friends and Duffy and Friends won’t miss the festivities – they too will be dressed to impress in sharp Halloween costumes, ready for a spooky encounter with guests.
It wouldn’t be Halloween without the highly anticipated annual arrival of Disney villains, who will make occasional appearances on the castle balcony. And when night falls, Donald’s beloved Cavalcade of Halloween Treats will return to the parade route. Young Halloween enthusiasts can dance at Tomorrowland’s Pepsi E-Stage during the ‘This IS Halloween’ dance party. Plus, no Halloween is complete without sightings of ghost pirates! Treasure Cove once again becomes the home of the Ghost Pirates who “haunt” Shipwreck Shore.
The four-day Spook-tacular Halloween Extravaganza caps off the holiday activities from October 28-31. The Halloween Villain Fireworks Show will once again be a stunning showcase of Disney villains. During Halloween evening hours, certain areas of the park will be turned into Halloween party areas for guests to watch the show. The Halloween thrills continue as guests have the opportunity to meet beloved villains across the park, including Lotso, Evil Queen, and more. For a heroic encounter, Loki will also make a special appearance!
And from October 11 to November 11, the popular Coco-themed area returns, where guests can sing along with Miguel at Adventure Isle in more magical and musical adventures for the whole family.
Special Halloween-themed treats and merchandise perfectly match the thrilling mood of holiday celebrations. Foodies can join in the fun with frighteningly delicious cakes from CookieAnn Bakery Café. For an even sweeter fall evening, pumpkin ice cream is ready for every park guest. Guests can also take home a piece of Disney’s Halloween magic with a series of adorable new fall merchandise featuring Chip ‘n’ Dale and other beloved Disney characters.
Whether in the park, at resort hotels, or in Disneytown, there’s something for everyone at a wildly spooky celebration for a beloved classic Disney Halloween! Starting October 14, the Disneytown Holiday Market is back for even spookier fun, letting customers experience a different Halloween. The Disneytown Halloween Tour will also be available at Disneytown this year, featuring a fun dress-up workshop and the Trick-or-Treat Parade to provide kids and the whole family with a fantastic Treat-or-Treat experience. The two resort hotels also offer the perfect experience for a Halloween getaway. A range of spooky fun exhibits, delicious treats and new hotel deals will keep guests staying for a while!
Take the magic further with special ticket offers and more!
To make the most of the refreshing weather and autumn scenery, Shanghai Disney Resort offers various ticket and stay deals for guests to enjoy this golden season.