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Shanghai Disneyland Park
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Opening Date

December 15, 2015

Resort

Shanghai Disney Resort

Location

Pudong, Shanghai

Country

China

Theme / Style

"Disneyland" / "Magic Kingdom" Style Park

Homepage

Shanghai Disneyland Homepage

Operated By

The Walt Disney Company & Shanghai Shendi Group

Shanghai Disneyland Park is an upcoming theme park to be located in Pudong, Shanghai as part of the upcoming Shanghai Disney Resort. The park is currently under construction and is expected to open on December 15, 2015. The park will be the second Disney theme park to open in China after Hong Kong Disneyland, and will be owned and operated through a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company and the Shanghai Shendi Group. Construction began on April 8, 2011.[1]

Park Layout[]

Shanghai layout

Layout Plan of Shanghai Disneyland

Shanghai Disneyland Park will be a new variation of traditional "Disneyland" style theme parks found all over the world, and will not include many features found at most other "Disneyland" Parks. Departing from Disney's traditional "hub & spoke" design, this park will not include a conventional hub area, nor will it include a railroad attraction circling the park. As a replacement for a "hub", the center of the park will instead feature an 11-acre collection of gardens. For the first time in Disney parks history, the park's carousel and Dumbo attractions will be located in front of the park's castle instead of behind. Unlike other Disneyland style parks, this park will include neither a "Frontierland" nor a "Main Street U.S.A." area. On opening day, the park will feature 8 themed areas: Mickey Avenue, Fantasyland, Gardens of Imagination, Tomorrowland, Toy Story Land, Treasure Cove, & Adventure Isle.

Mickey Avenue[]

Instead of the traditional "Main Street U.S.A.", Shanghai Disneyland will include a new entrance area called Mickey Avenue, a collection of shops and restaurants themed to different eras of Disney's history. The Carthay Circle Theater, found at Disney California Adventure Park, will also be an icon found in this area of the park. A variation of the 'Partners' statue, based on the statue found in the center of the hub at most other Disney Magic Kingdom style parks will also be included. The Statue will feature Walt Disney holding Mickey Mouse's hand with other Disney characters also being featured (including Minnie Mouse, Ariel, Flounder, Mushu, Pongo, Perdita, Baloo, Goofy, Dumbo, Timon, Pumbaa and Bambi).

Attractions:

  • Walt Disney Theater

Restaurants:

  • Club 33
  • Mickey & Pals Market Cafe
  • Remy's Patisserie
  • Sweethearts Confectionery

Shops:

  • Whistle Stop Shop

Fantasyland[]

The park will feature a new version of Fantasyland. The park's castle, called Enchanted Storybook Castle, will represent all Disney Princesses and will be the largest and most interactive of all six "Disneyland" style castles.[2] Shanghai's Fantasyland will be divided into two sections with the traditional Fantasyland area being located behind the castle, and a new area called Gardens of Imagination being located infront.

Fantasyland will feature a new version of Peter Pan's Flight as well as a copy of the upcoming Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction to be found at Walt Disney World Resort. Instead of the traditional "Tea Cups" attraction, Shanghai's park will include the Hunny Pot Spin, a spinning ride inside large hunny pots. The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh dark ride will also be included as well as an Alice in Wonderland themed maze similar to that of Disneyland Paris.

Shanghai castle

Concept Art of "Enchanted Storybook Castle" at Shanghai Disneyland

Attractions:

  • Alice in Wonderland Maze
  • Enchanted Storybook Castle
  • Evergreen Playhouse (Play Area)
  • Hundred Acre Wood
  • Hunny Pot Spin
  • "Once Upon a Time" Adventure (Walk-Thru)
  • Peter Pan's Flight
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Storybook Court (Character Meet & Greet Area)
  • Sword in the Stone (Show)
  • It's a Small World
  • Pinocchio's Daring Journey
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Restaurants:

  • Corner Market
  • Merlin's Magic Recipe
  • Royal Banquet Hall
  • Tangled Tree Tavern
  • Troubadour Treats

Shops:

  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
  • Castle Gifts
  • Hundred Acre Goods
  • Mountain Treasures

Gardens of Imagination[]

Garden's of Imagination will be an 11-acre collection of gardens and attractions located at the center of the park, infront of the park's castle, and will be a replacement for the traditional "hub". One garden called Garden of the Twelve Friends, will be themed to the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac, featuring mosaic tile murals depicting various Disney characters.[3] A brand new unique attraction called Voyage To The Crystal Grotto will also be included, and will be a guided boat tour through the castle, and around Fantasyland. A Fantasia themed version of the classic carousel attraction, as well as the popular Dumbo The Flying Elephant attraction will also be included here.

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Concept Art of "Garden's of Imagination" at Shanghai Disneyland

Voyage to the crystal grotto

Concept Art for "Voyage To The Crystal Grotto" attraction at Shanghai Disneyland

Attractions:

  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Fantasia Carousel
  • Voyage to the Crystal Grotto
  • Meet Mickey & Friends (Character Meet & Greet)
  • Storybook Castle Stage Spectacular (Show)
  • Garden of the Twelve Friends
  • Melody Gardens

Restaurants:

  • Chip & Dale's Treehouse Treats
  • Fairy Godmother's Cupboard
  • Picnic Basket
  • Pinocchio Village Kitchen
  • Timothy's Treats
  • Teahouse of the Wandering Moon

Shops:

  • Be Our Guest Boutique
  • Casey Jr. Trinket Train
  • Melody Time Gifts
  • Mickey & Minnie's Mercantile

Tomorrowland[]

The park will also feature a version of Tomorrowland, with new variations of traditional Tomorrowland attractions. Instead of a traditional Space Mountain, a new indoor rollercoaster themed to the film TRON: Legacy will be featured called Tron Lightcycles Power Run. Instead of a classic spinning rockets attraction, Shanghai's park will include a spinning Jet Packs ride. A new version of Disney's popular Buzz Lightyear dark ride will also be included called Buzz Lightyear Planet Rescue utilizing new technology different from that of the currently existing versions of the ride located at other Disney parks. Also included will be a copy of Stitch Encounter, a popular live interactive show currently found at Hong Kong Disneyland, and Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris

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Concept Art of "Tomorrowland" at Shanghai Disneyland

Attractions:

  • Arena E Stage (Show)
  • Buzz Lightyear Planet Rescue
  • Jet Packs
  • Stitch Encounter
  • Tron Lightcycles Power Run

Restaurants:

  • Spiral Snacks
  • Stargazer Grill
  • The Light Stuff

Shops:

  • Intergalactic Imports

Toy Story Land[]

Just like Walt Disney Studios in Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland, Shanghai Disneyland will feature a "Toy Story Land". Unlike the two existing versions of this "land", it will not feature the "Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop" attraction found at the other parks. Instead, it features a Woody’s Roundup Attraction, which is very similar to Tow Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree in DCA.

Attractions:

  • Rex's Racers
  • Slinky Dog Spin
  • Woody's Roundup

Restaurants:

  • Toy Box Cafe

Shops:

  • Al’s Toy Barn

Treasure Cove[]

A brand new land not found at any other Disney park, Treasure Cove will be themed to the "Pirates of the Caribbean" film franchise [4]. The land will feature a brand new unique version of the classic "Pirates of the Caribbean" attraction, called Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for Sunken Treasure, utilizing brand new effects and technology not seen in any other version of the ride. Also featured will be a new stunt show staring Captain Jack Sparrow, and a version of the classic guest-powered Explorer Canoes attraction found at other Disney parks.

Shanghai disneyland treasure cove

Concept Art of "Treasure Cove" at Shanghai Disneyland

Attractions:

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for Sunken Treasure
  • Explorer Canoes
  • El Teatro Fandango (Show)
  • Stunt Theater (Show)

Restaurants:

  • Pintel & Rigetti's Grub to Grab
  • The Snackin' Kracken
  • Tortuga Treat

Shops:

  • Barbossa's Bounty
  • Doubloon Market

Adventure Isle[]

The park will feature an area similar to the "Adventureland's" found at other Disney parks, named Adventure Isle. Just like "Adventureland" at Disneyland Paris, "Adventure Isle" will include a Jungle Cruise attraction, and will also feature a dinosaur themed rapids attraction named Roaring Rapids, and Soaring Over The Horizon, a new version of the popular "Soarin' Over California" attractions featured at US Disney parks. Also included will be an interactive play area called Camp Discovery Challenge Trail, similar to that of the "Redwood Creek Challenge Trail" found at Disney California Adventure.

Attractions:

  • Camp Discovery Challenge Trail
  • Roaring Rapids
  • Soaring Over the Horizon
  • Jungle Cruise

Restaurants:

  • Piranha Bites
  • Tribal Table

Shops:

  • Adventure Supplies
  • Laughing Monkey Traders
  • Rainbow Frog Trinkets
  • Storehouse Stage

Similar Parks[]

  • Disneyland Park (Anaheim, California)
  • Magic Kingdom (Orlando, Florida)
  • Disneyland Brazil (Brazil)
  • Tokyo Disneyland (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Disneyland Park Paris (Paris, France)
  • Hong Kong Disneyland (Hong Kong, China)

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