Shanghai Disneyland, due to open next spring, will include six "themed lands"—Fantasyland, Treasure Cove, Adventure Isle, Tomorrowland, Mickey Avenue and Gardens of Imagination. The project is expected to cost Disney, along with partners the Shanghai Shendi Group, $5.5 billion.
The grand unveiling of the park in Shanghai comes at a difficult time for businesses in China, following weeks of market volatility – but Iger said he was not concerned.
"We build things to last many years. Disneyland was built 60 years ago and has been through the ups and downs of the U.S. economy for six decades," he told CNBC Wednesday.
"So we're not concerned with the Chinese economy and we're extremely bullish about the long-term prospects of it."