Invitation-only soft openings start at Shanghai Disneyland
Shanghai Disneyland is welcoming its first guests this weekend — including cast members and other invited local officials and commercial partners. Plenty of photos and a few video clips from Disney's newest theme park are showing up on social media, giving fans around the world their first unofficial, unfiltered look inside the gates of the sixth Magic Kingdom.
Let's take a look:
Here is our first real look at the new Soarin' Around the World show:
And here are some glimpses at the Tron Lightcycle Coaster in action:
Shanghai Disneyland opens officially on June 16. We have arranged for a writer to cover the opening for us, so keep following for more news and reviews from Disney's newest theme park!
Dang, looks great!
I have a feeling (understatement) that this park will be a success. The pictures look like nothing we've ever seen in a Disney park. Even the level of detail in Pooh's Hunny Spin (wow those lanterns) and Buzz Lightyear's are light years above the domestic parks. And that Tron Launch - beyond awesome! I hope this is a preview to the quality of Star Wars Land.
Wow, looks amazing!!!
I hope I will be able to visit soon! Looks wonderful!
It does look impressive. How does the size compare to the other Disney Parks (Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, etc.)? Based solely on the photo, the castle looks like it is constructed with large areas of brick (or brick façade) which to me makes it look less like a castle and more like an enormous mansion, as if the Haunted Mansion at MK and the MK castle had a baby.
Any photos of the new Pirates ride? I'm so determined to see how that looks!
Damn, this park looks really impressive! Can't wait to see how well the park does on opening day and read the reviews!
Surprised they used the same music for the new Soarin attraction. Shamu!!!. Tron looks really good.
I am surprised at how well this turned out. It looks like the Chinese workers did their job. In fact, it looks better than ours.
10-million-plus tourists a year for 15-60 years?
Can't wait! I hope there is a blue sky when I go, but it should be awfully exciting. Test Track gave Tron a bad name. These light cycles seem to do it justice. Looks really great!
Let's hope the park is a hit. Then maybe, just maybe, they'll stop taking it out on the stateside parks. Enough with the cheap, stingy, penny-pinching cutbacks!
Once this park is open, what will our new hashtag be, for complaints against Disney?
If they do right by their parks, we won't need one.
SPECTACULAR! Truly an epic park on par with EuroDisneyland and DisneySea at their openings. How they expand the resort will be exciting to see. Congratulations Imagineering, Shanghai Disneyland is a masterpiece!
I will venture to say that, upon opening, this is the best Magic Kingdom yet.
Not really a fan of the castle, but the Tron coaster looks cool! I agree with Gabriel Schroll that the park looks really flat. It almost doesn't feel like a Disney Park, but that may be because it's so different than what we're used to.
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