SHANGHAI, Feb. 16 (Xinhua)-- Shanghai Disney Resort celebrated the first day of the Year of the Dog on Friday with a Chinese traditional ceremony bringing fortune and prosperity to guests.
Joined by God of Fortune Pluto, as well as Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Philippe Gas, general manager of Shanghai Disney Resort, dotted the eyes of two lions, awakening them for the New Year and spreading good luck and cheer to resort guests and cast members.
"The Year of the Dog will be a bright year for us all, with new attractions and other great surprises for our guests," said Gas.
The 7th themed land, Disney Pixar Toy Story Land, will open this spring, and another award-winning hit Broadway musical, a Mandarin production of Beauty and the Beast, will come to life at the Walt Disney Grand Theatre this summer, he said.
Shanghai Disneyland, opened in June 2016, is the first Disney resort destination on the Chinese mainland and the sixth in the world.