Robin Roberts travels to Shanghai to see Disney Resort and interviews Basketball star Yao Ming

Updated On 20 Jun, 2016 Published On

Robin Roberts, renowned as an anchor of ABC's show “Good Morning America”, recently flew to Shanghai for the grand opening of the Disney Resort to get a direct look at $5.5 billion worth Disney mania taking place at the world's most crowded nation. Roberts reported all the features of the recently launched Disney world in a five-and-a-half-minute segment of her show.


Roberts has described the Disney resort to be “groundbreaking”, “unbelievable”, “a magical new world” and "a sparkling reality”. On asking Disney CEO Bob Iger, was that everything you anticipated it to be? He answered,

“It’s everything I anticipated it to be and more.”

Additionally, he also said,

“What our people have managed to accomplish here is well beyond what I ever imagined possible.”

During the visit, Roberts also had a short interview with the honorary ambassador of Shanghai Disney Resort Yao Ming, retired professional basketball player of China, in which Ming talked about the value of the new Disney Resort for the people in a powerful country such as China. He also added that the resort is supposed to give whole new experience for playing tours and full of magical things. They also had gossip about the recently running basketball series and something about Ming’s career as a basketball player.  

More than millions of people had come over the gate, just to catch a glimpse of the resort. And the tickets for the opening day was sold out within an hour. It is expected that there will be more than 10 million visitors annually.

Robin Roberts has been dating her girlfriend Amber Laign since 2003. They have not married yet. But the duo is planning to be each other’s spouse sooner. However, Roberts is supposed to be Laign’s husband. She has a height of 5 feet 8 inches(1.78m). Roberts at the age 55, has an annual salary of $8 million and her net worth is estimated to be a staggering figure of $25 million. Check out the five-and-a-half-minute segment below.