Guests visiting Shanghai Disneyland this summer can now enjoy a unique assortment of Stitch-themed sweets and savory snacks, including teriyaki roasted chicken, sweet potato ice cream, and more.
Stitch Snacks in Tomorrowland
These new offerings are available at Spiral Snacks, located in the Tomorrowland section of Shanghai Disneyland, between the Jet Packs attraction and TRON Lightcycle Power Run. The official Shanghai Disney Resort Twitter page shared a glimpse of the items in a recent post:
First, there’s a teriyaki roasted chicken leg with pineapple as an accompaniment, serving as a cuisine-based homage to Stitch’s earthly home of Hawai’i. Experiment 626 himself rests at the top, with sesame seeds sprinkled about.
Two flavors of ice cream are being offered, including “Pineapple Frozen Treat” (above left) and “Purple Sweet Potato” (above right). They are served in waffle cones, and topped with either a decorative Stitch or Angel.
The final item presented by Shanghai Disney Resort is a tiramisu dessert, also adorned with our clever blue friend. Translating roughly to “cheer me up,” tiramisu is an Italian creation with coffee flavor.
A few specialty drinks themed to “Lilo & Stitch” are also on the Spiral Snacks menu, though no photos have been provided. One is a “pineapple storm” beverage, while the other is a strawberry-flavored slush. All of these items are here throughout the summer, and will continue to be available until August 31.
Other Shanghai Disneyland News
Earlier this year, Disney CEO Bob Iger visited Shanghai Disney Resort during its 7th anniversary.
Had a great visit to Shanghai Disneyland 7 years after opening. Great to see cast members and guests!
Iger has been involved with the Shanghai destination’s creation since location scouting began in 1999, and especially so when he became Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company in 2005. At the Grand Opening Gala in 2016, Iger spoke of his personal connection to the park, and mentioned it had surpassed even his own highest aspirations.
17 years ago, I stood on this site for the very first time, looking out over the horizon and imagining the future. I allowed myself to dream big, envisioning a destination that would re-define the limits of our creativity and innovation — and what we have accomplished here far exceeds even my wildest dreams. I know everyone involved feels the same way. We can’t wait to share it with the people of China, and welcome the whole world to this very special place.
At a final cost of $5.5 billion, Shanghai Disneyland is massive, comprising seven lands with an eighth on the way, and some of the most technologically-advanced experiences ever created for a theme park.
According to the South China Morning Post, the Chinese theme park industry is booming once again after lingering COVID-19 pandemic complications, thanks in part to the recent May Day holidays.
During the five-day May Day holiday last week, long queues and crowds were seen at the country’s theme parks, a sign they have become ‘early beneficiaries’ of a tourism recovery after Beijing abandoned its tough pandemic restrictions. Tickets for both Shanghai Disneyland and Universal Studios Beijing almost sold out ahead of the holiday. Some 92,000 visitors arrived at Atlantis Sanya, a water park in southern Hainan Province during the so-called golden week, more than four times the number in the same period last year, according to data from Chinese conglomerate Fosun International.
Some local parks in China saw attendance increase as much as 105% during this period, as experts correlate these dramatic changes to a pent-up demand from the public for outgoing activities, after long-term COVID restrictions. In the most recently available global rankings of theme park attendance, Shanghai Disneyland rests neatly between Disneyland Park in California and EPCOT in Florida. It could be even higher now, considering these statistics are from the pandemic era.
This reopening and gradual return to form is occurring as construction is nearly complete on a new land based around the 2016 film “Zootopia” — anticipated to open later this year. At the end of June, Twitter user @_ultros shared a first look inside this area, offering a small taste of what’s to come:
In the primary attraction for this new area, guests will join the Zootopia Police Department and fight crime alongside Judy and Nick, under a vast and colossal city backdrop. “Zootopia” is an extremely popular franchise in China, where $220 million of its $1 billion box office gross was made, meaning it is still in the top 50 highest-earning films throughout Chinese cinema history as of 2023.
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