Disney Reveals More from Shanghai Disneyland
Disney has dropped a new batch of publicity photos to promote the upcoming debut of Shanghai Disneyland
, on June 16. Disney's 12th theme park takes the company's classic Disneyland/Magic Kingdom template and refreshes its with an almost completely new line-up of attractions, including a Tron Lightcycle Power Run coaster and Roaring Rapids Mountain. Even the old favorites that do appear, such as Pirates of the Caribbean, are getting twists, such as new ride systems or creatives.
Here's a look at the Davy Jones animatronic that will be in that new Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle of the Sunken Treasure ride.
Photos courtesy Disney
Pirates is getting its own land in the new park. Next door, Roarding Rapids and the new Soarin' movie will call Adventure Isle home.
One of Fantasyland's new rides will be the Voyage to the Crystal Grotto boat ride, which will feature this encounter with Mulan.
Many fans are looking forward to seeing Disney's newest roller coaster, one that will bring the lightcycles from Tron to life.
Finally, let's close with a look inside the new resort's top hotel, the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel.
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It's nice to know that all of that money we spent at WDW has found a nice home in Shanghai's Disney Park with glitzy new improved attractions. I really don't want to see new stuff at WDW anyway. I like all the old stuff, except for Stitch.
As primarily a WDW fan, my wonder is only matched by my jealousy. Gotta just keep breathing.... Avatar is coming... Star Wars is coming.... Just breathe.
My problem with the design of SDL is it looks massive and tries to impress with scale, but never looks iconic, or particularly pleasing to the eye.
"looks massive and tries to impress with scale"
Interesting. That mosaic ceiling in the hotel looks almost exactly like the lobby of Barcelona's Museum of Music.
I don't want to count my chickens before they're hatched, by my wife and I are talking about going on opening day. If I do, I'll be sure to take a ton of photos and write up a review! :)
Just compare the (hand drawn) concept art for Adventure Island for „Euro Disney“:
$5.5 billion to build Shanghai Disney? Iger and his greedy bean counters are investing money in all the wrong places.
5.5 billion, built using labourers who are hardly paid a thing?! Utter nonsense and drivel. If that's how much it actually cost someone needs firing.
FACT: DIS owns roughly 43% of Shanghai Disneyland Resort. As such, they pay for 45% of all costs and gain 43% of all profit.
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