Shanghai Disneyland opens to the world June 16th

Scouting The Wonders of Shanghai Disneyland

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The Walt Disney Company is about to open its newest theme park, Shanghai Disneyland, and it has a lot to explore. Shanghai Disneyland will officially open June 16, 2016.

You're probably wondering why I am covering Shanghai Disneyland on a film/movie site like Cultjer. There are three reasons for why I am covering Shanghai Disneyland.

1. I am Cultjer's Disney Reporter and I cover all things Disney.

2. Shanghai Disneyland uses a lot of attractions based off of Disney film properties and this is a film site for film lovers.

3. It's fun!

Background

Shanghai Disneyland was designed by Walt Disney Imagineering. The park boasts six unique lands. The billion dollar (which has created controversy and the #ThankShanghai campaign on Twitter) theme park is a take off of the classic "Disneyland" park. Although, it has some different lands to discover. Let's start scouting the wonders of Shanghai Disneyland!

Tomorrowland

Shanghai Disneyland's Tomorrowland
Shanghai Disneyland's Tomorrowland

Shanghai Disneyland's Tomorrowland is different from the Tomorrowland's here in the U.S. parks. This one focuses on the future with a sleeker design instead of a retro future that never was. The main attraction in Tomorrowland is the TRON Lightcycle Power Run based off TRON which you can watch below.

Tron Lightcycle Power Run Ride At Shanghai Disneyland

Other attractions featured in Tomorrowland are Stitch Encounter (An interactive show with Stitch), Star Wars Launch Bay (Meet your favorite characters and look at props and memorabilia from the latest movies), Buzz Lightyear Planet Rescue (An updated version of Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin), and Jet Packs (a futuristic spinner ride).

Mickey Avenue

Showcasing Mickey's Avenue at Shanghai Disneyland
Showcasing Mickey's Avenue at Shanghai Disneyland

Mickey Avenue is the entrance to Shanghai Disneyland. Disney abandoning the classic, turn of the century, Main Street theme for Shanghai Disneyland. Instead the street will be filled with shops, restaurants, and places inspired by your favorite Disney characters.

Treasure Cove

Treasure Cove Concept Art
Treasure Cove Concept Art

Disney has created theme park lands taking us to the future, wild west , and even into classic movies. Finally we have the very first pirate themed land in a Disney Park wisely named Treasure Cove. Treasure Cove is themed to an 18th-century harbor town located on a Caribbean island that has been captured by Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean. Check out the thrilling adventure, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Battle for the Sunken Treasure below.

Pirates of The Caribbean At Shanghai Disneyland

Adventure Isle

Adventure Isle Concept Art
Adventure Isle Concept Art

Adventure Isle is another exciting new land at Shanghai Disneyland. Boasting attractions like Roaring Rapids (where guest encounter a massive Q'aràq animatronic) and Soaring Over the Horizon (A flight motion simulator.)

Gardens of Imagination

Shanghai Disneyland's hub is very different
Shanghai Disneyland's hub is very different

The 11 acre hub features 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac represented by Disney characters. Dumbo the Flying Elephant and a Fantasia Carousel are the main attractions in this land.

Fantasyland

Shanghai Disneyland's Fantasyland
Shanghai Disneyland's Fantasyland

When people think of Disney they usually think of Fantasyland. Fantasyland is the largest land. It also features the Enchanted Storybook Castle which represents all of the Disney princesses. The castle is the largest ever and it will host several attractions, a restaurant, and a boutique. Voyage to the Crystal Grotto is a boat ride that will take guests past scenes from The Little Mermaid, Tangled, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Mulan, and Fantasia. Fantasyland also features Peter Pan's Flight, Alice and Wonderland Maze, and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. You can check out Peter Pan's Flight below.

Peter Pan's Flight Ride At Shanghai Disneyland

Video Credit: insidethemagic.net

Well I hope you enjoyed getting to know more about Shanghai Disneyland. Tweet me@TripleZ_87 and tell me what your looking forward to the most about Shanghai Disneyland.

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