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Shanghai Disneyland First Look

Featured image courtesy of the Shanghai Disney Resort

Shanghai Disneyland Resort will open on June 16, 2016 as the sixth Disney resort around the world. The other resorts are located in: Anaheim (Disneyland Resort), Orlando (Walt Disney World Resort), Tokyo (Tokyo Disney Resort), Paris (Disneyland Paris Resort) and Hong Kong (Hong Kong Disneyland Resort). As someone who has been to every Disney park around the world, I am excited for the opening of Shanghai’s park since it will be quite different from the others.

Instead of following the “Magic Kingdom” style layout and lands, Shanghai Disneyland will be a bit different. Main Street has been replaced by the Gardens of Imagination and Adventureland has been split into Adventure Isle and Treasure Cove. (Home to a new take on Pirates of the Caribbean). While Fantasyland and Tomorrowland stick around, Space Mountain is yesterday’s news and has been replaced by the TRON Lightcycle roller coaster.

Yesterday in celebration of the 100 day countdown to opening day, the resort released a bunch of new on the ground photos showing off the park and the resort. I think even non-Disney enthusiasts will appreciate how good this place looks. I can’t wait for my visit in October! All photos are courtesy of the Shanghai Disney Resort. Enjoy!

Shanghai Disneyland First Look
Adventure Isle, an exciting new land found only at Shanghai Disneyland, will immerse guests in a newly discovered lost world brimming with mystery and hidden treasure. Guests will easily find this land by the sight of the mighty Roaring Mountain, source of an ancient legend.
Shanghai Disneyland First Look
Inspired by Disney’s classic animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, this family-friendly coaster – Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – will take guests into a fabulous mine glittering with jewels.
Shanghai Disneyland First Look
Ride testing is taking place for the thrilling, high-speed TRON Lightcycle Power Run, a first of its kind attraction for any Disney theme park around the world.
Shanghai Disneyland First Look
Guests on The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh will journey through the adventures of Pooh and his friends with oversized storybooks telling the story in Chinese.
Shanghai Disneyland First Look
Mulan is one of the many classic stories that guests will discover while cruising the water aboard Voyage to the Crystal Grotto in Fantasyland.
Shanghai Disneyland First Look
Guests will experience an all-new story with their favorite pirate characters, such as Davy Jones, aboard Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure.
Shanghai Disneyland First Look
The rich details of the lobby of the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel highlight the grandeur of this Art Nouveau hotel.
Shanghai Disneyland First Look
Action abounds throughout Treasure Cove with exciting entertainment throughout the land.
Shanghai Disneyland First Look
Floating above the guests in Sunnyside Café in Toy Story Hotel will be Chinese-style kites featuring Toy Story characters, inspired by traditional kite craftsmanship from Weifang in China’s Shandong Province.
Shanghai Disneyland First Look
The Enchanted Storybook Castle will shine as the dramatic landmark of Shanghai Disneyland, the tallest structure in the theme park and also the tallest, largest and most interactive Disney castle in the world. In another first for Shanghai Disneyland, this will be the first castle to represent all the Disney princesses.

Want more? You can find even more photos of construction and rides testing here. What do you think? Would you go to China just to visit Shanghai Disneyland or are you happy with the Disney parks here?


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3 COMMENTS

  1. We have a trip penciled in for next fall, combined with Hong Kong Disneyland. Super psyched! We visited Tokyo Disney Resort last year and have a Disneyland Paris trip scheduled for this October. As you can tell, we’re Disney fanatics. 🙂

  2. As an US expat based in Shanghai and a Disney fan that has visited all of the parks, I am also very excited for the park opening. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions about Shanghai!

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