Shanghai Disneyland Park
Shanghai Disneyland Park is one of the sixth largest cities in the world and the first in mainland China. It has created many records in the existing Disneyland parks. It has the highest theme Castle: magic storybook castle, the first garden design area and the first pirate theme garden.
English Name: Shanghai Disneyland Park
Chinese Name: 上海迪士尼乐园
Attraction Type: Park, Disneyland, Shanghai Attraction, Performances
Best Time to Visit: Whole year
Recommended Visiting Time: about 1-2 days
Admission Fee: CNY 299-1034
Address in English: Shanghai Disneyland Resort, Pudong New Area, Shanghai
Address in Chinese:上海市浦东新区上海迪士尼度假区
Why is Shanghai Disneyland Park so Special?
Shanghai Disneyland is one of the sixth largest cities in the world and the first in mainland China. It has created many records in the existing Disneyland parks. It has the highest theme Castle: magic storybook castle, the first garden design area and the first pirate theme garden. It also combines movie characters with Chinese elements, such as the fresco of the Chinese zodiac in the garden of imagination. There are seven theme attractions in the park. The seven themed areas are Mickey Avenue, Gardens of Imagination, Fantasyland, Treasure Cove, Adventure Isle, Tomorrowland, and Toy Story Land.
Where is Shanghai Disneyland Park?
Shanghai Disneyland Park is located in Pudong, Shanghai.
How to Get There?
- Take Metro Line 11 and get off at Disneyland Park Station. Go out from Exit 1, and then walk for about 5 minutes to the park. It’s advised to buy a return ticket upon arrival at the subway station to avoid the long queue in the evening.
- Take bus line Pudong 50, Pudong 51 or Pudong 52 and get off at South Public Transit Hub. Then walk for about one mile (1.6 km) to the park or transfer to shuttle bus 2 or 3 in the resort.
Highlights of Shanghai Disneyland Park
Mickey Avenue, the entrance of the park, is the park’s equivalent to Main Street, U.S.A. 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. Avenue M Arcade, the largest gift shop in the park, is modeled after the Carthay Circle Theater. The Storytellers statue, which depicts a young Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse, is at the end of Mickey Avenue and in front of the Gardens of Imagination.
Gardens of Imagination
The hub of the park, this land features seven 4.5-hectare (11-acre) Chinese gardens with each of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac represented by Disney characters. Attractions include Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Fantasia Carousel, and Marvel Super Heroes at Marvel Universe, a meet-and-greet pavilion featuring Marvel characters. Entertainment includes castle stage shows as well as the nightly Ignite the Dream, A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light. Mickey’s Storybook Express, a parade with a musical soundtrack and colorful performers on the longest parade route in a Disney park.
Fantasyland is the park’s largest land themed to Disney animated films. The land features the 197 ft (60 m) Enchanted Storybook Castle, themed to Disney princesses. The castle is the largest in any Disney theme park and features the Royal Banquet Hall restaurant, a boutique, and Voyage to the Crystal Grotto, a boat ride around and under the castle that takes guests past scenes from films including Tangled, Aladdin, Mulan, Fantasia, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. 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 film adaptations, and the Hunny Pot Spin, a spinning Teacups-style ride themed to The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.
Adventure Isle is the park’s counterpart to Adventureland. Focused around a mysterious lost world full of hidden treasures, the land features Roaring Rapids, a river rapids ride through the land’s 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 the park’s futuristic-themed land. Unlike the other Tomorrowland, 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 Lightyear Planet Rescue, a variant of previous Buzz Lightyear dark rides.
Toy Story Land
This Toy Story franchise-themed land, the park’s first expansion, opened on April 26, 2018. The original plans for Shanghai Disneyland called for a Toy Story area with three rides, two restaurants, a show, and a gift shop. The Celebration Café, a restaurant that opened on opening day, was meant to be in Toy Story Land. Additionally, the nearby bathrooms are the same as the Toy Story Green Army Men attractions found at the other parks.
The following performances are covered by the entrance ticket.
|Tarzan: Call of the Jungle||12:30, 15:00, 16:15||30 minutes||Adventure Isle|
|Frozen: A Sing-Along Celebration||10:45, 11:30, 12:15||18 minutes||Fantasyland|
|Golden Fairytale Fanfare||10:15, 13:15, 16:30||17 minutes||Gardens of Imagination|
|Ignite the Dream – A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light||20:00||20 minutes||Gardens of Imagination|
|Mickey’s Storybook Express||15:30||14 minutes||Gardens of Imagination|
|Eye of the Storm: Captain Jack’s Stunt Spectacular||10:40, 11:10, 13:00, 13:30, 14:30, 15:00||30 minutes||Treasure Cove|
|Baymax Super Exercise Expo||11:05, 12:40, 14:45, 16:00||/||Tomorrowland|
P.S. The Lion King need to pay CNY 190 – 1,000. The show starts at 19:00 in the Walt Disney Grand Theater in Disneytown outside the park.
Useful Travel Tips
- Ticket Fee:
|Ticket Type||Regular||Saturday, Sunday, public holidays, July & August|
|Standard (1.4m+ / 4.6ft+)||1-day||CNY 399||CNY 575|
|2-day||CNY 718||CNY 1,034|
|Child (1-1.4m / 3.3-4.6ft or aged between 3-11)
Senior (Age 65+)
Disabled (Certificate required)
|1-day||CNY 299||CNY 431|
|2-day||CNY 538||CNY 774|
|A child under 1 meter (3.3 feet) or aged below 3 can enter for free when accompanied by an adult.|
- Opening Hours (2019)
|Nov. 1 – 2||9:00 – 20:30|
|Nov. 3 – 4||8:30 – 20:30|
|Nov. 5 – 30||9:00 – 20:00|
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- China Art Museum in Shanghai
- Shanghai Natural Wild Insect Kingdom
- Shanghai Natural History Museum
- Soong Ching Ling Memorial Residence