There should have been no surprises in the presentation for Theme Park Insider readers, as we've been listing the park's line-up for several months now. The only difference from the reported line-up was the absence of the Toy Story Playland attractions from Iger's presentation, suggesting that land has been moved to a Phase Two. In case you missed it, here's the line-up, by land:
Gardens of Imagination
Disney also released some new concept art, including images of Roaring Mountain...
...home to the Roaring Rapids raft ride, which will present a "Journey to the Center of the Earth"-style encounter with a monstrous creature.
Finally, Disney released a concept video for the park's Tomorrowland:
Update: Here is a longer promo video:
Shanghai Disneyland is scheduled to open in Spring 2016.
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So is this a Disney park or a Chinese rip off of a Disney park? I'd rather go to Happy Valley Beijing than experience a few TRON attractions. I mean, TRON? There will never be a sequel to that film EVER, BECAUSE NOBODY LIKED IT AND IT WAS A FINANCIAL BOMB, so why they are making a attraction out of it is beyond me.
On an unrelated note, does anyone else think the monster on the rapids ride looks a little too similar to the Indominous Rex from Jurassic World? Thinking this design might need to be tweaked before the lawyers get involved.
Tomorrowland has the movie aesthetic. Their title actually means Tomorrow-World. They should have dueling Rocket Jets with the huge population going to the parks, but maybe later. The Tron coaster looks like a bigger version of Knott's Pony Express.
There's a lot of new ideas in the park. Hopefully a few rides will make it to the USA along with Japan's and Hong Kong's new rides.
*Also to the guy who blasted the park...you would rather just have another Disneyland clone park? And I don't know if you are referring to Tron or Tron: Legacy but the latter was not a critical and financial disaster. Over $400M worldwide paid for the film and marketing, so it was about a break-even, and critics were divided, but the overall message was "ok to good, just not great."
I Respond: Citizens of China don't need a passport "to experience Disney's newest and best." AND thats' gonna be like a jallion new customers for Disney. Of course back here in the states -- if you believe the TEA/AECOM numbers -- Walt Disney world's "mishmased (sic) New (sic) Fantasyland" seems to be more than enough to keep the turnstiles spinning.
Also some C ticket copy/paste attractions from other Disney parks would be usefull to divert the crowds from the main attractions queues.
Shanghai Disneyland sits between Japan and Hong Kong. It is so different from the other two parks. This will just drive attendance to Japan and Shanghai. I wonder if Hong Kong will feel shortchanged.
"Citizens of China don't need a passport"
I'm not a citizen of the Peoples Republic of China therefore my opinion is not of their perspective.
"Walt Disney world's New Fantasyland seems to be more than enough to keep the turnstiles spinning"
That may be so but my comment has nothing to do with attendence or profits. I simply noted the huge difference between recent investment in China compared to disney world.
Universal is doing so well because It just builds its newest and best in Orlando, then squeezes in whatever they can fit into it's other parks. They've never had the reputation or quality Disney has had so they've been able to to just focus on reinventing their parks starting with Orlando. Its hard to eliminate popular attractions even if they replaced it with something better. Universal dosen't have to worry about that right now. Disney does need to speed up their construction times thought, that I agree with. Hopefully after Shanghai they will decide to do whatever they can to expedite construction, even if it costs more money. They just need to remember not to speed up the creative process as well. As someone once said "you can't rush art"!
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Anyway this seems like a more abundant attraction line-up than when Hong Kong Disneyland opened in 2005.