Shanghai Disneyland Park

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Shanghai Disneyland Park
Location Shanghai Disney Resort, Pudong, Shanghai, China
Theme Disneyland
Operated by The Walt Disney Company and Shanghai Shendi Group
Opened End of 2015 (2015)
Website Shanghai Disneyland Homepage

Shanghai Disneyland Park is an upcoming theme park located in Pudong, Shanghai as part of the Shanghai Disney Resort. It is expected to open at the end of 2015 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[edit]

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 7 themed areas: Mickey Avenue, Fantasyland, Gardens of Imagination, Tomorrowland, Toy Story Land, Treasure Cove, & Adventure Isle.

Mickey Avenue[edit]

Main article: Main Street U.S.A.

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, Princess Ariel, Flounder, Mushu, Pongo, Perdita, Baloo, Goofy, Dumbo, Timon, Pumbaa and Bambi).

Attractions[edit]

  • Walt Disney Theater

Restaurants[edit]

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

Shops[edit]

  • Whistle Stop Shop

Fantasyland[edit]

Main article: 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 Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction to be found at Walt Disney World Resort. Instead of the traditional "Tea Cups", 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.

Attractions[edit]

Restaurants[edit]

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

Shops[edit]

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

Gardens of Imagination[edit]

Main article: Fantasyland

Gardens 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.

Attractions[edit]

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

Restaurants[edit]

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

Shops[edit]

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

Tomorrowland[edit]

Main article: 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

Attractions[edit]

Restaurants[edit]

  • Spiral Snacks
  • Stargazer Grill
  • The Light Stuff

Shops[edit]

  • Intergalactic Imports

Toy Story Land[edit]

Main article: Toy Story Playland

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 only feature two rides, minus the "Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop" attraction found at the other parks.

Attractions[edit]

Restaurants[edit]

  • Celebration Cafe
  • Toy Box Cafe

Shops[edit]

  • S.H.O.P.

Treasure Cove[edit]

Main article: 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 starring Captain Jack Sparrow, and a version of the classic guest-powered Explorer Canoes attraction found at other Disney parks.

Attractions[edit]

Restaurants[edit]

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

Shops[edit]

  • Barbossa's Bounty
  • Doubloon Market

Adventure Isle[edit]

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 not include a Jungle Cruise attraction, and will instead 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[edit]

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

Restaurants[edit]

  • Piranha Bites
  • Tribal Table

Shops[edit]

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

See also[edit]

Similar parks:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Disney and Partners Break Ground on Shanghai Disney Resort" (Press release). Shanghai Disneyland Press Room. April 8, 2011. Retrieved May 26, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Sneak Peek: Enchanted Storybook Castle at Shanghai Disneyland". Disney Parks Blog. Disneyparks.disney.go.com. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  3. ^ "First Look: ‘Garden of the Twelve Friends’ to Feature Mosaic Murals at Shanghai Disneyland". Disney Parks Blog. Disneyparks.disney.go.com. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  4. ^ "Shanghai Disneyland’s Treasure Cove Unveiled". Disney Parks Blog. Disneyparks.disney.go.com. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 

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Coordinates: 31°08′38″N 121°39′25″E / 31.1440°N 121.6570°E / 31.1440; 121.6570