Disney has finally revealed a first full look at the new lands, attractions, and shows that will fill Shanghai Disneyland when it opens in spring 2016.
This new park will arguably be the most unique in the world, embracing local Chinese culture while debuting brand new experience seen nowhere else.
Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger unveiled the new details on Shanghai Disney Resort tonight, outlining plans for six themed lands: Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Treasure Cove, Adventure Isle, Mickey Avenue, and Gardens of Imagination.
Mickey Avenue will be the character-inspired entry to the park featuring plenty of photo ops and shopping.
Gardens of Imagination will include Fantasia Carousel, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, live entertainmet, and “Ignite the Dream, a Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light” fireworks as well as a parade called “Mickey’s Storybook Express.”
Tomorrowland will feature two main attractions, TRON Lightcycle Power Run and Buzz Lightyear Planet Rescue.
TRON Lightcycle Power Run will be a new coaster-style ride where guests will zip through the grid on two-wheeled Lightcycles.
Buzz Lightyear Planet Rescue will be a ride placing guests soaring in the sky via “Jet Packs.”
Nearby Tomorrowland will be two experiences created especially for Shanghai Disneyland – Star Wars Launch Bay and Marvel Universe.
Star Wars Launch Bay will include set pieces, props and memorabilia from Star Wars: The Force Awakens along with characters.
In Marvel Universe, guests attend a multimedia mission briefing on the world of Marvel, get up-close with some popular Marvel Super Heroes and take on the role of comic book artist as they learn to draw some favorite characters.
Adventure Isle is a new take on Adventureland, featuring the Roaring Mountain, Camp Discovery, Soaring over the Horizon, and Roaring Rapids which will feature a massive alligator-like creature.
Fantasyland will feature Enchanted Storybook Castle, Voyage to the Crystal Grotto, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and Peter Pan’s Flight rides as well as a chance to wander the Hundred Acre Wood with Winnie the Pooh and explore a Wonderland maze.
Treasure Cove will be an entire land themed to Pirates of the Caribbean, including the new high-tech Battle of Sunken Treasure ride. Also included in the land will be a chance to board a pirate ship, boat on Explorer Canoes, and eat at Barbossa’s Bounty.
Shanghai Disney Resort, part of the Shanghai International Tourism and Resorts Zone, is a complete vacation destination and at opening will include:
Shanghai Disney Resort will also feature Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and Toy Story Hotel along with Disneytown, an international shopping, dining and entertainment district including the Walt Disney Grand Theatre, home to the first-ever Mandarin production of the Broadway hit Disney’s THE LION KING.