Shanghai Disneyland: The Latest and Greatest
Shanghai Disneyland is a branch of the Walt Disney Company Disneyland parks which has been under construction since early 2011 and is set to open on June 16, 2016. The park is located in Pudong, Shanghai, and will feature the classic attractions of the beloved Disneyland parks with a unique twist of Chinese culture to fit the location of the newest addition to the Disneyland parks collection.
Mickey Avenue is one of the classic Disneyland attractions that will be featured at the Shanghai Disney. It is located at the entrance of the park and features many stores and restaurants, as well as classic Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, and more, that will be waiting to greet guests and offer photo opportunities with them as they enter the park.
The Gardens of Imagination are an attraction unique to Shanghai Disneyland. It serves as the center of the park and is comprised of eleven acres of magnificent Chinese-themed gardens. Along with beautiful Chinese trees, plants, and flowers, the gardens will feature various rides, including a carousel and a classic Dumbo-themed ride. The Gardens of Imagination will also feature parades, performers, and various classic Disney shows for guests to enjoy.
The Enchanted Storybook Castle is a Disney princess-themed castle located within the large Fantasyland section of the park. The castle is designed with the same theme as the classic castles at the other Disneyland parks, but it is the largest and tallest of the Disneyland castle. Furthermore, the Shanghai Park Enchanted Storybook Castle will feature special attractions, including an underground boat ride that runs under the castle.
Like all other Disneyland parks, the Shanghai Disneyland park is expected to be extremely crowded, especially in the initial months following its long-awaited opening. In order to avoid the crowds, especially since the Shanghai park is opening at the beginning of summer, which is historically the busiest time of year to visit a Disneyland park, it’s best to wait a couple of months before taking a trip to the park.
By fall of 2016, the crowds at the Shanghai Disneyland are expected to die down as initial excitement wears off and people go back to school and work after summer vacation. Weekdays are traditionally the least crowded days to visit a Disneyland park, especially mid-week days such as Tuesday or Wednesday. Pre-sale tickets will go on sale for the park on March 28, 2016.
Grab your family and book your tickets now!