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Shanghai Disneyland is set to officially open on June 16 after several weeks of soft openings and as you’d expect, Disney is going all-out to promote their new (and very expensive) endeavor. The opening celebration will air on the Disney Channel, DisneyJunior and DisneyXD in the United States, although it’s not yet clear if and where it will air air internationally.

We know from video taken during the soft openings that Shanghai Disneyland is an impressive place full of huge shows and groundbreaking rides, but how will it fare in the long run in the increasingly busy Chinese market? That’s the interesting question that Disney, and just about every other major entertainment corporation, will be asking for the next decade. Anyway, here are some new images from the park:

Although we’ve already seen footage from the bulk of the new rides and attractions opening at Shanghai Disneyland, video from the Adventure Isle Roaring Rapids ride has finally arrived online and…it’s not quite working yet. This is the point of soft openings, so it’s unfair to judge the final ride until all of the effects are working and the giant animatronic monster is finished. If you want to take a look anyway, here you go:

If you want more from Shanghai Disneyland, footage from the Eye of the Storm: Captain Jack’s Stunt Spectacular show has arrived online and it looks perfectly entertaining. I’m of the opinion that if you’ve seen one live stunt show, you’ve seen most of them, but this looks like catnip for Pirates of the Caribbean fans.

The live Frozen stage show has officially opened at Disney’s California Adventure theme park and the packed theaters (and impossible to obtain Fastpasses) have proven that this movie’s popularity hasn’t waned over the past two years. We already knew that a Broadway version of Frozen was in the works, but now a new show that will be created for Disney cruise ships is in the works. There is no known timeframe for this show yet, but we do know that director Sherl Kaller, choreographer Joshua Prince, and production editor Ed Whitlow are involved.

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Marvel Comics’ Disney Kingdoms line has already produced series based on The Haunted Mansion, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and Journey Into Imagination and now they’re turning their attention toward one of the oldest Disneyland and Walt Disney World attractions: The Enchanted Tiki Room. Here’s how the five-issue miniseries is being described:

Welcome to the Enchanted Tiki Room, a place of legend…of fantasy…and mystery. Here—on an isolated island populated by talking (and singing) birds and plants and ancient Tiki gods–almost anything can happen and does. As the next boat arrives with new visitors, what stories will unfold, what mysteries will be revealed and how are they all connected? Summer ain’t over yet, so grab your flip-flops, pop open your beach chair, and book your vacation with the latest Disney Kingdoms series!

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