5 Attractions We're Excited For That Are Unique To Shanghai Disneyland


Tengku Suzana •  Jun 16, 2016

Time to grab your Disney merchandise because Shanghai Disneyland is FINALLY open! Get ready for 6 themed areas, a huge shopping area, 99 acres of Disney magic and not forgetting, insane queues!

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1. TRON Lightcycle Power Run

This is the ride that you've been waiting for... Inspired by the 1982 movie, this ride is the first of its kind in a Disney park so you can expect insane queues for this! As one of Disney’s fastest roller coasters at over 60 miles/hour, riders blast off into dark tunnels with twists and turns, not forgetting colourful special effects along the way. Watch it for yourself!

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#HHWT tip: Don't forget to get a fastpass for this ride!

2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure

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This Disney classic ride varies in every Disney park but in Shanghai Disneyland, it's Pirates of the Caribbean like you've never seen before. Based mostly on Disney's hit movies instead of the original 1967 ride, the ride features a new ride system where boats are controlled magnetically instead of on a track, allowing the boats to spin! With the latest technology used, this ride is set to be one of the most immersive Disney rides ever!

3. Enchanted Storybook Castle

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You can't really tell from this photo but the Enchanted Storybook Castle is the tallest, largest and most interactive castle in Disney history! Not only is it the focal point of fireworks display (which is the norm in Disney parks), there are attractions, a restaurant and even a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique princess salon for kids housed in this 196 feet castle. While the other Disney park castles are dedicated to a certain Disney princess, this castle represents all princesses.

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P.S. Look out for the massive golden peony (China's national flower) on top of the castle!

4. Voyage To Crystal Grotto

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Perfect for families or for the Disney princess in you (ahem, I'm guilty), this leisurely boat ride takes you on a journey through various Disney stories - Tangled, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and more! Again, this ride is unique to Shanghai Disneyland :)

5. Alice In Wonderland Maze

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The first attraction inspired by Tim Burton's version of Alice in Wonderland, disappear down the rabbit hole in this maze! Choose your own path to enter the maze, the aim is to get to the tea party. You'll be delighted by the whimsical elements as well as hidden surprises along each bend!


Can't wait to visit Shanghai Disneyland already, now will someone give us a plane ticket, pretty please? :D