Shanghai Disneyland

Written by Vivian Updated Oct. 31, 2023

Shanghai Disneyland is a theme park located in Chuansha County, Pudong New District, Shanghai, China. Opened in June 2016, it is the first Disney park in China's Mainland and the second in all of Asia. The park includes 6 themed lands.

How Big is Shanghai Disneyland

The approximate size of Shanghai Disneyland is around 963 acres (3.91 square kilometers). To put it in perspective, It is 3 times bigger than the Hong Kong Disneyland Park, and also larger than Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, and Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida.

Disneyland Resort in Shanghai

The Best Time for a Visit 

It is recommended that go to the park during the weekdays and avoid Chinese public holidays, such as Labor Day (May 1st to 7th), National Day (October 1st to 7th), and the Spring Festival.

Highlights in Shanghai Disneyland

Explore the Lands

Spend time exploring the different lands within Shanghai Disneyland, including Mickey Avenue, Gardens of Imagination, Fantasyland, Adventure Isle, Treasure Cove, and Tomorrowland. Each land offers unique attractions, shows, and dining options.

The Tallest and Largest Iconic Castle

A breathtaking princess's castle stands before visitors when they enter Shanghai Disneyland Park. There is a castle in every Disneyland Park as a signal. In the heart of the castle, a grand winding staircase will lead visitors to the adventure of wandering in the fairy tale.

This castle is the landmark of Shanghai Disneyland Park and the largest and tallest one among castles of the other five Disneyland Parks. 

Pirates of the Caribbean

Experience the thrilling Pirates of the Caribbean ride, which takes you on a high-seas adventure with Captain Jack Sparrow.

Tron Lightcycle Power Run

Enjoy the exhilarating Tron Lightcycle Power Run, a futuristic roller coaster ride that offers a unique and immersive experience.

Parades and Fireworks

Watch the impressive parades, such as the Mickey's Storybook Express, and the nightly fireworks display that illuminates the skies above the Enchanted Storybook Castle.

Walt Disney Theater

If visitors get a little tired of play facilities, they can go to the Walt Disney Theater in the center of Retail, Catering, and Entertainment Zoon. The theater is a Broadway-style theater providing 1,200 seats.

In the theater, visitors will watch "The Lion King" which is the highest-gross Broadway show of all time and has been performed for 17 years. The Lion King will make its official debut in Mandarin at Shanghai Disneyland Resort.

How Many Rides

Shanghai Disneyland features numerous rides and attractions for visitors to enjoy. While the specific number of rides may evolve as the park makes additions or changes, as of my knowledge, there are currently around 25 rides and attractions in Shanghai Disneyland.

These attractions range from thrilling roller coasters like the Tron Lightcycle Power Run and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train to immersive experiences like Pirates of the Caribbean and Peter Pan's Flight. Each ride offers its unique themes, stories, and experiences, providing a wide variety of options for guests to enjoy throughout their visit.

Roller Coaster in Shanghai Disney

Ticket and Schedule Information

For ticket prices, availability, and schedule, it's recommended to visit the official Shanghai Disneyland website (https://www.shanghaidisneyresort.com/en/) or contact and book with us. There, you can find the most up-to-date information regarding tickets and operating hours. It's advisable to purchase tickets in advance to ensure entry on your preferred date.

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Shops

Emporium

Located on Mickey Avenue, Emporium is the main merchandise location offering a wide selection of Disney-themed apparel, accessories, toys, collectibles, and souvenirs.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

Visit the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, where little ones can be transformed into princesses or knights with makeovers and personalized royal outfits.

Hundred Acre Goods

This shop features merchandise inspired by Winnie the Pooh and his friends, offering plush toys, clothing, accessories, and more.

Sir Mickey's Boutique

Find a selection of character-themed apparel, accessories, and souvenirs in this whimsical shop located near the Enchanted Storybook Castle.

Travel with Kids to Disneyland

Traveling with kids to Shanghai Disneyland can be an exciting and memorable experience. Here are some tips to help make your trip more enjoyable.

Plan Ahead

Before your visit, research the park's attractions, shows, and dining options to prioritize your must-do activities. Consider checking the height requirements for rides to ensure your kids meet the restrictions.

Age-Appropriate Attractions

Shanghai Disneyland offers a variety of attractions suitable for all ages. Identify the rides and shows that cater specifically to your children's age group to optimize their enjoyment.

Character Meet and Greets

Disney characters can bring a lot of joy to kids. Keep an eye on the schedule and locations for character appearances and plan to meet their favorite characters. Encourage your children to interact, take photos, and get autographs.

Use Rider Swap

If traveling with children of different heights or ages, take advantage of the Rider Swap program. This allows one adult to wait with a child who can't ride, while others in the party experience the attraction. Then, the adults can switch roles without waiting in line again.

Enjoy the Shows and Parades

The lively parades, fireworks, and live shows are magical experiences for children. Check the schedule to catch these captivating performances.

Two Themed Hotels in Shanghai Disneyland Resort

After the fireworks performance, visitors can go to the themed hotels in the resort and make the amazing trip continue here. In the hotel, visitors can see the storybook’s castle of night peace and starry sky through the window.

How to Get to Shanghai Disneyland Park

Metro

The most convenient way to reach Shanghai Disneyland is by taking Metro Line 11 to the Disney Resort Station. This is a dedicated station specifically for the park and is connected to the resort via a pedestrian pathway.

Taxi:

Taxis are widely available in Shanghai, and you can simply provide the park's address to the driver. The address for Shanghai Disneyland is No. 753, Shendi Road, Chuansha New Town, Pudong New Area, Shanghai.

Private Car

If you prefer, you can arrange for a private car or hire a driver to take you directly to Shanghai Disneyland. Just contact us

Shanghai Disneyland Travel Tips

1. Carry a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated throughout the day. There are water fountains available where you can refill your bottle. Alternatively, you can purchase bottled water from various food stalls and shops within the park.

2. Consider making dining reservations in advance, especially for popular restaurants or character dining experiences.

3. As mentioned earlier, arriving early can help you beat the crowds and enjoy popular attractions with shorter wait times.

4. Take advantage of the FastPass system to minimize wait times for some of the most popular rides.

5. Try visiting the park on weekdays when it tends to be less crowded compared to weekends.

6. Shanghai Disneyland offers discounted tickets for children based on height. Children below a certain height (usually around 1.4 meters or 4' 7") are eligible for child-priced tickets.

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