Shanghai Disneyland (Chinese name is 上海迪士尼乐园) is a theme park located inside the Disney Resort in Chuansha New Town of Pudong New Area in Shanghai. It covered an area of 1.16 square kilometers and opened on June 16, 2016. In 2020, the number of tourists reached 5.5 million.
As the sixth in the world and the first in mainland China, Shanghai Disneyland Park creates many records among the existing Disney parks: it has the tallest theme castle-the Enchanted Storybook Castle, the first garden-designed zone, and the first pirate-themed garden. It also combines movie figures with Chinese elements, like the Chinese Zodiac Murals in the Gardens of Imagination. There are altogether seven theme attractions inside the park.
The park currently has seven themed areas: Mickey Avenue, Gardens of Imagination, Fantasyland, Treasure Cove, Adventure Isle, Tomorrowland, and Toy Story Land. It is a dream-like paradise for you and your kids to free your imagination and experience thrill.
Mickey Avenue (米奇大街)
Mickey Avenue is the first welcome avenue in the world’s Disney parks to be designed with Mickey and his fun-loving friends as the theme. The area is inspired by the personalities of Disney cartoon characters such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Chip ‘n’ Dale as well as Disney films, including Ratatouille, The Three Caballeros, and Lady and the Tramp. Once you enter Shanghai Disneyland Park, you will walk along Mickey Avenue and see the Steamboat Mickey Fountain right inside the gate. Mickey Mouse and his friends gather along the street welcoming visitors from all over the world. This place is also a busy bazaar. Tourists can select exquisite goods and enjoy tasty snacks while wandering around. The figures from the animated movies walk around the street. Visitors have a chance to hug them and take photos with these lovely friends. The other end of this street leads to the Gardens of Imagination.
Gardens of Imagination (奇想花园)
Being the hub of Shanghai Disneyland Park, the Gardens of Imagination is the first garden with beautiful scenery designed among all the Disneyland Parks. There are seven magical gardens of different styles, like “Fantasia Carousel”, and “Garden of the Twelve Friends”, which present the themes of family, friendship, and joy respectively.
The “Garden of the Twelve Friends” is a world-first for Shanghai Disneyland. In China, the Chinese Zodiac has a pivotal role, so in this magical garden, there are 12 large mosaic murals that vividly depict Disney and Disney·Pixar animated characters in the Chinese Zodiac. Visitors can find their own Chinese Zodiac image to take photos and make lasting memories with family and friends.
Fantasyland is the park’s largest land-themed to Disney animated films. There is a magnificent Enchanted Storybook Castle, which is the tallest, largest, and most interactive Disney castle in the world. Climb up to the castle, visitors can have a full view of the fairy village and magical forest. Attractions include Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Peter Pan’s Flight, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration, Alice’s Curious Labyrinth, a walk-through hedge maze inspired by the 1951 and 2010 versions of film adaptations, and the Hunny Pot Spin, a spinning Teacups-style ride themed to The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.
Treasure Cove (宝藏湾)
Treasure Cove is the first pirate-themed land among all the Disneyland Parks. It is themed to an 18th-century Spanish harbor town located on a Caribbean Island that has been captured by Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean. It has two giant pirate ships, one pirate restaurant, and a water-play zone. Visitors will be stunned by the epic settings at Pirates of the Caribbean – Battle for the Sunken Treasure, which is an indoor drifting adventure facility.
Adventure Isle (探险岛)
Adventure Isle is the park’s counterpart to Adventureland. Focused around a mysterious lost world full of hidden treasures, the land features Roaring Rapids, river rapids ride through the lands towering Roaring Mountain, and Soaring over the Horizon, a hang-gliding flight experience across the world. Additionally, the land features Tarzan: Call of the Jungle, a live acrobatic stage show, and Camp Discovery.
Tomorrowland is a futuristic-themed park, showing the possibility of the future as far as it can go. It combines imaginative design, and advanced materials with systematized space which present the good blending of humans, nature, and technology. Unlike the other Tomorrowland’s, this version does not have Space Mountain and instead is home to TRON Lightcycle Power Run, an indoor Tron-themed roller coaster. Similarly, instead of an Astro Orbiter attraction, Shanghai’s park includes a spinning Jet Packs ride. Other attractions include Star Wars Launch Bay, Stitch Encounter, and Buzz Light year Planet Rescue, a variant of previous Buzz Light year dark rides.
Toy Story Land (玩具总动员)
Based on Pixar Toy Story, this theme park is the seventh park in Shanghai Disney Resort. It is located in the northwest of Shanghai Disneyland, with a total of three games, namely, Rex’s Racer, Slinky Dog Spin, and Woody’s Roundup. This Toy Story franchise-themed land, the park’s first expansion, opened on April 26, 2018.
Best Seasons: All seasons
Recommended Visiting Time: about 1 to 2 days
Opening Time: 09h00~20h30
Tickers: Park Ticket + Disney Photo Pass One-Day Pass – 698 RMB (Standard);
1-Day Ticket – 499 RMB (Standard), 374 RMB (Child/Senior);
Address: No. 310 Huangzhao Road, Chuansha Town, Pudong New District, Shanghai 上海市浦东新区川沙镇黄赵路310号
Note: The ticket price and opening hours are subject to change in different seasons. The tickets of Shanghai Disney Resort are priced differently on regular days, peak seasons, and peak holidays. Peak seasons include weekends, summer holidays (June ~ August), and winter holidays (January and February). Peak Holidays include Spring Festival (one week in February) and National Day (1st ~ 7th October).
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