9 Reasons We Want to Go to Shanghai Disneyland Now

It's the coolest Disney park yet.

Disney’s newest theme park, Shanghai Disneyland, just opened and we’re already itching to go. It’s the sixth Disney resort worldwide. Disney fans will find some classics similar to Magic Kingdom, but most have a twist that is distinctly Chinese.

The park’s six lands include Fantasyland and Tomorrowland but offer new lands like Treasure Cove, the first pirate-themed land, and Adventure Isle. 

Here are nine ways this park puts others to shame.

Enchanted Storybook Castle

Enchanted Storybook Castle

The Fantasyland castle is the only Disney castle dedicated to all the Disney princesses. Topped with a golden peony, the castle nods to Chinese symbolism. 

It's the largest Disney castle. By a lot.

Creepy/Cool Wonderland Maze

Fantasyland also features a maze in the style of the recent Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland films. 


Shanghai Disneyland’s Tomorrowland features a new TRON ride. Yes, you can now ride a lightcycle. And it’s one of the fastest Disney rides on the planet.

Chocolate Slippers

Who cares about a glass slipper when you can eat A CHOCOLATE ONE? 

Treasure Cove

The classic Pirates of the Caribbean ride, in the new Treasure Cove land, got a serious upgrade for Shanghai Disneyland. This version features new technology making the boats spin and go backwards, providing more views of the new animation and animatronics. 

Marvel Universe

Not only can you meet popular Disney characters like Elsa and Anna but you can also hang with Marvel superheroes like Iron Man and Spider Man. 

Adventure Isle

The new land Adventure Isle features one of the highest manmade waterfalls in Asia and a new thrill ride, Roaring Rapids, with major drops. 

Minnie's House

For the Minnie Mouse obsessed, Sweethearts Confectionery, pays tribute to Minnie and Mickey’s courtship. Tour Minnie’s home, a Queen Anne style mansion, and watch candy being made in the shop. 

Disney Zodiac

The park’s Garden of Twelve Friends pays tribute to the Chinese Zodiac and depicts popular Disney and Pixar characters as traditional zodiac murals, like Mushu for Year of the Dragon.

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