Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Shanghai Disneyland News

Today there was a new Press Release from Disney about Shanghai Disneyland and there was some exciting things announced! The first thing announced is that the park will open on June 16 2016! That is 155 days away when writing this. To keep track there is a countdown timer on the right hand side. The press release also covered a few more aspects as well as releasing a few photos of the park.

Picture of how the Enchanted Storybook Castle currently looks

  • Shanghai Disneyland Park
From the press release and other information see we know that there will be six lands in the park. Some lands will be familiar like: Fantasyland and Tomorrowland while other lands will be brand new like: Adventure Isle and Treasure Cove. There will be the similar rides from other parks like Peter Pan's flight or Pirates of the Caribbean while also having new rides like TRON Lightcycle Power Run or Roarin' Rapids.
  • Disneyland Hotel & Toy Story Hotel
Shanghai Disneyland will open with only two resort hotels. The Disneyland Hotel will be more themed to look like mansion while the Toy Story Hotel is designed to immerse you into the world of Toy Story.

Disneyland Hotel
Toy Story Hotel

  • Downtown Disney
Disneytown is the name of the Shanghai version of Downtown Disney. There will be a lot of similarities between this version and most other ones but one large difference is that Disneytown will have a Grand Theatre. In the Grand Theatre there will be the first ever production of the Broadway version of The Lion King in Mandarin! There will be a World of Disney store in Disneytown as well but focused more toward Shanghai Disneyland exclusive merchandise.
  • Wishing Star Park
Different from any other park, Shanghai Disneyland will include something call a Wishing Star Park. The Wishing Star Park will be a 40-hectare area that has a walking path going around a large oval lake. Along the way you will run into beautiful gardens. This would be a perfect place to go watch the sunset or the fireworks if you wanted more distance. 

That is all that is known right now but there will be more updates as we find out more!