December 29, 2012

Disney Hotel to Be a Flat Lucky '8'

Shanghai Disneyland will have a hotel in the shape of a flat "8," which is an auspicious figure that means prosperity, wealth, and success in China, according to an environmental evaluation report posted on the environmental authority's website for public discussion.
The Disneyland hotel is located west of the amusement park in the Pudong New Area, according to a map released online.
Workers have started planting trees around the land for the hotel, which is designed with seven floors and covers some 44,900 square meters.
The report, which studied the hotel's light impact from its glass wall, showed that the hotel will use hollow glass with a light reflectivity factor lower than 20 percent, meaning it will limit light pollution for the public and cars driving on Hulu expressway, which is west of the hotel.
Also, the Shanghai Bureau of Planning and Land Resources has announced it will sell land use rights for two government parcels to the Shanghai Shendi Construction Co, the Disneyland builder.
The two pieces of land, one 8.09 hectares and one 6.47 hectares, were sold for 76 million (US$12 million) and 60.8 million yuan, respectively.
Shanghai Disneyland is due to open at the end of 2015.
Source: Shanghai Daily

I actually did a 3D model for this Hotel. 
It appears that the hotel will only like an "8" when viewed from above, if I am right.
But it's a pretty interesting design. I personally will enjoy wander around on the same level in an "8" shape.



  1. The hotel is adjacent to the Tomorrowland section in the park, not Toy Story land. Toy Story section is in the back. Tomorrowland is directly inside and to the left. More likely to be a Tomorrowland Hotel. In addition to looking like an "8" it also looks like a symbol for "Infinity".

    1. While I think your speculation is very reasonable, the theme for the hotel has been announced long ago to be "Toy Story".

      But I do agree that the shape of it can also represent "infinity".

    2. Disney recently launched a gaming site called Disney Infinity:

    3. Disney also opened new hotels at WDW, The Bay Lake Towers and The Art of Animation. The Bay Lake Towers are cylindrical and could form an infinity symbol if built back to back. The Art of Animation Hotel is similar to the plans posted. Both could be adapted to fit the design proposed.
      Here is a video of the Art of Animation Hotel: