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Friday, July 17, 2015
Shanghai Disneyland: The awesome things you'll get to see
New details have been unveiled about the park, including a Tron-themed coaster, a Star Wars Launch Bay, a giant Enchanted Storybook Castle, a Toy Story hotel, and more
Shanghai Disneyland, the first Disney theme park in China, will open its doors spring of 2016.New details about the theme park were just recently revealed, including a number of new attractions which will be firsts for the Disney parks.
Our heads are still spinning from all the details that have surfaced, particularly when it comes to the attractions, at a presentation of the park at the Shanghai Expo Centre on July 15.
Some artwork has also been released, and we've got that for you right here so you can take a look at what's in the works.
Notably, there were 6 firsts that will be featured in the new park:
A newly designed Tomorrowland, "created especially for the people of China"
Tomorrowland will house a new Tron-themed rollercoaster
Adventure Isle, a new area, "with an ancient legend about a native tribe, a giant, reptilian creature, and the mighty Roaring Mountain"
Voyage to the Crystal Grotto, a watery excursion that takes riders through classic fairytales and located in Fantasyland
Garden of the 12 Friends, with the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac reimagined as fun Disney and Pixar characters
Treasure Cove, the first pirate-themed land in a Disney park
There will be 6 themed lands, including:
Mickey Avenue, their version of the lobby, the main entry point where you can take photos with the characters. As with the other parks, there will also be a collection of shops near the area, called the Avenue M Arcade.
The Gardens of Imagination. According to the release, quite a few spots in this area will make great spots for viewing Disney's famous parades. The iconic Dumbo ride will also be available here, as well as the Fantasia Carousel.
Fantasyland. One unforgettable landmark most associated with Disneyland: that giant castle, which will be housed at Fantasyland. Here, there's Voyage to the Crystal Grotto, as well the Peter Pan, Snow White, Winnie the Pooh, and Alice in Wonderland rides.
The Enchanted Storybook Castle in Shanghai Disneyland is the first castle in a Disney theme park that represents all Disney princesses.
Adventure Isle. These were the attractions that were listed: Roaring Mountain, Camp Discovery, Soaring Over The Horizon, Roaring Rapids.
Treasure Cove. This will be the first pirate-themed area of a Disney park, and naturally, will house the Pirates of the Caribbean ride and a stunt show featuring the star of the Piratesfranchise, Captain Jack Sparrow.
Tomorrowland. There's going to be a "space ranger adventure" ride called the Buzz Lightyear Planet Rescue, Jet Packs, a TRON Lightcycle Power Run, described as a new rollercoaster.
Nearby, there will be a Star Wars Launch Bay and a Marvel Universe, too.
Disneyland itself will be a part of the entire Shanghai Disney Resort, which includes the two hotels, Disneytown, which is a shopping, dining and entertainment center with a theater which will house another first – a Mandarin version of The Lion King. Wishing Star Park will also open, featuring a spacious walking area, gardens, and a lake.
Visitors can also expect that the park will adapt facets of Chinese culture, combining it with Disney and Pixar's signature look and characters.
With all these new attractions, will you be visiting Shanghai Disneyland when it opens? Let us know in the comments below.