Visitors Guide to Shanghai Disneyland

Shanghai Disneyland

Shanghai Disneyland opened June 16, 2016, as Disney's second theme park in China (after Hong Kong Disneyland) and fourth theme park resort outside the United States. Disney owns 43 percent of the park, with the remainder held by the Shanghai government, through a holding company. The park features Disney's largest theme park castle and an 11-acre "Gardens of Inspiration" at the hub of the park, in front of that castle. Read Laurie Niles' two-part trip report.

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Top recommendations

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean Battle for the Sunken Treasure ★ ★ ★
    All-new version inspired by the 'Pirates' movies more than the original Disneyland ride, featuring a new ride system with spinning boats, as well as projection mapping and screens to accompany the traditional animatronics and practical effects.
  2. Tron Lightcycle Power Run
    A 3,169-foot, 59-mph Vekoma launch coaster that takes riders into "The Grid" from the Tron films. Height requirement: 48 inches
  3. Soaring Over the Horizon
    Shanghai's installtion of the "Soarin' Around the World" flying theater shows. Located in Adventure Isle. Height requirement: 40 inches
  4. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
    "Snow White"-themed family roller coaster, located in Fantasyland. Height requirement: 38 inches
  5. Eye of the Storm - Captain Jack's Stunt Spectacular
    A Pirates-themed live stunt show in Treasure Cove

Other attractions around the park include:

Mickey Avenue

  • Mickey's Storybook Adventure: Live stage show

Gardens of Imagination

  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Fantasia Carousel
  • Illuminate! A Nighttime Celebration: Shanghai Disneyland's nighttime spectacular

Adventure Isle

  • Camp Discovery: Themed play area
  • Roaring Rapids: River rapids ride. Height requirement: 42 inches

Treasure Cove

  • Explorer Canoes
  • Shipwreck Shore: Splash play area
  • Siren's Revenge: Pirate ship play area


  • Alice in Wonderland Maze
  • Hunny Pot Spin
  • Frozen - A Sing-Along Celebration: Live musical show
  • Once Upon a Time Adventure: Interactive show
  • Peter Pan's Flight: Dark ride
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: Dark ride
  • Voyage to the Crystal Grotto: Boat ride through and around Shanghai's Enchanted Storybook Castle

Toy Story Land

  • Rex's Racers: Intamin surfrider halfpipe coaster
  • Slinky Dog Spin: Caterpillar ride
  • Woody's Round-Up: Spinner


  • Avengers Training Initiative: Interactive stage show
  • Buzz Lightyear Planet Rescue: Interactive dark ride
  • Jet Packs: Spinner
  • Stitch Encounter: Interactive show

Where to Eat

Restaurants in Shanghai Disneyland include Il Paparino, Remy's Patisserie, and Mickey and Pals Market Cafe on Mickey Avenue; Wandering Moon Teahouse in Gardens of Imagination; Barbossa's Bounty in Treasure Cove; A Celebration of Duffy and Friends at Tribal Table in Adventure Isle; Stargazer Grill in Tomorrowland; and Pinocchio's Village Kitchen, Tangled Tree Tavern, the Royal Banquet Hall character meal in Fantasyland.


The Shanghai Disney Resort is located about 30 minutes from Shanghai Pudong International Airport. By rail, take Metro Line 11 to Terminal Station Disney Resort and walk through the Disneytown shopping and entertainment district to the park.