It’s our third time we visit Disney Shanghai. But only this time we go with our family. We have chosen the perfect day, the sun is shining & we have a clear blue sky!
Shanghai Disney Resort is a themed resort in Pudong, Shanghai. It is the first Disney park resort in mainland China and the second in Greater China, after the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. The resort opened to public on June 16, 2016. Total cost? A shiny $5.5 billion (Funny fact: after 1.5 year opening they already making profit). One week after the big opening we also were there. Luckily, today it was a little less crowded than the first time!
Oh, and it’s so easy for us to get there by the way. We just take metro line 11, leaving from Xujiahui (district where we live in Shanghai) and we just need to hop off after 45 minutes to arrive at our destination: Disney Resort Station.
Also, this year Shanghai Disney Resort will be getting in the spooky spirit as they celebrate their first resort-wide Halloween season. Talking of a good timing to visit again! (Running from September 25 to October 31).
The park consists of seven themed areas: Mickey Avenue, Gardens of Imagination, Fantasyland, Treasure Cove, Adventure Isle, Tomorrowland, and Toy Story Land (Coming soon).
- Mickey Avenue
Mickey Avenue, the entrance of the park, is the park’s equivalent to Main Street, U.S.A.. The area is inspired by the personalities of classic Disney cartoon characters.
Family picture with Goofy and his lovely Halloween-themed costume
- Gardens of Imagination
The “hub” of the park, this land features seven 4.5-hectare Chinese gardens with each of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac represented by Disney characters. Attractions include Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Fantasia Carousel, and Marvel Super Heroes at Marvel Universe, a meet-and-greet pavilion featuring Marvel characters.
Hey there, cutiepie
Chinese people & fashion, let’s say it’s not always a good combination. But you have to admit, they definitely know how to dress up when visiting Disney.
Happy as ‘a little kid in a candy shop’ with this Goofy sweater
It wouldn’t be Halloween without some delicious treats, and Shanghai has you covered. Special food and drinks include Mickey Mouse-shaped Jack-O-Lantern cups, sundaes with edible cookie cups, Glow-stick Cotton Candy, Baby Groot Breadmasks or try the Mickey Grape Coconut Fantasy drink.
Mickey & Minnie ice cream
Only available in Shanghai. Minnie & Mickey donuts. They are as tasty as they look.
Fantasyland is the park’s largest land themed to classic Disney animated films. The castle is the largest in any Disney theme park. Attractions include Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Peter Pan’s Flight, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration.
- Adventure Isle
Adventure Isle is the park’s counterpart to Adventureland. Focused around a mysterious lost world full of hidden treasures, the land features Roaring Rapids, a river rapids ride through the land’s towering Roaring Mountain and Soaring Over the Horizon, a hang gliding flight experience across the world.
- Treasure Cove
Treasure Cove is themed to an 18th-century Spanish harbor town located on a Caribbean island that has been captured by Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean.
- The parade
- Special Halloween Parade
- Treasure Cove Ghost Pirates: Haunt in the dark
Now my favorite time of the whole day!
As always, we had a magical day!