After five years of construction, Shanghai Disney Resort finally opens to the public Today, June 16.
Shanghai Disney Resort is quite distinguished from Disney's other 11 parks around the world. Why? Here are some reasons:
The Enchanted Story Book Castle is the tallest, largest and most interactive Disney castle in the world.
The 963 acre park, which costs $5.5 billion to build, is said to be the least costly one out of all the Disneyland resorts.
Shanghai Disneyland's ticket prices are also the lowest of all of the theme parks.
Next, please take a moment to enjoy the opening ceremony and some photos of Shanghai Disney:
On the grand opening day, it opens at noon and closes at 10 p.m. Tickets for the first three days after official opening have been sold out. If you don't have tickets, never mind. Let's take a look first at a complete guide to your preparation to visit the park.
The theme park offers both regular and peak season tickets, with regular pricing set at 370 yuan and peak pricing set at 499 yuan. Pricing during the grand opening period (from June 16 to 30) will be 499 yuan. You can get the tickets on its official website (shanghaidisneyresort.com).
Here are some entertainments not to miss in the park:
Located just near the gates of Shanghai Disneyland is the cheerful Mickey Avenue, a street filled with lively shops and restaurants. Enter the magical realm of Shanghai Disneyland and see Minnie and other Disney pals come to life!
Pirates of the Caribbean Battle for the Sunken Treasure
Ahoy! Join Captain Jack's swashbuckling band of buccaneers for a monster-meeting, treasure-seeking, deep sea adventure!
Climb aboard your canoe for an exhilarating paddling expedition around Treasure Cove and Adventure Isle.
Alice in Wonderland Maze
Wind your way through the maze of Alice's Wonderland world to attend this delightfully mad tea party.
Hunny Pot Spin
Gather up the gang and spin yourselves during this deliciously fun romp featuring Winnie the Pooh and pals!
'Once Upon a Time' Adventure
Step through the Magic Mirror portal and enter an enchanted dimension of wonder: Snow White's fairy-tale world.
Enchanted Storybook Castle
With welcoming, majestic towers that soar to the skies, this fantastical palace brings legendary Disney storytelling to life.
Buzz Lightyear Planet Rescue
Blast away at Emperor Zurg's abominable bot army in an all-out battle to save Planet Pepperonia!
Star Wars Launch Bay
Immerse yourself in the Star Wars story and encounter iconic characters, including one from Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
Delve deep inside the Marvel Universe and you just might encounter some of your favorite Marvel Super Heroes!
Climb aboard Pegasus for a whimsical spin filled with the grandeur and symphonic bliss of Disney's Fantasia!
Plunge through dark chasms, outrace a ferocious beast and churn through raging, roiling currents on a thrilling raft adventure!
Traverse challenging rope courses, hike scenic trails and dig for ancient relics as you explore Adventure Isle.
Some tips you need to know before visiting the park:
Buy Souvenirs in Advance
Disney has infiltrated practically every industry, which makes it easy to find Disney items anywhere, from Walmart, Target, and your local grocery store to department stores and Amazon. You can save a lot of money by purchasing items before your trip at these less-expensive retailers than at Disneyland.
Make an Autograph Book
An autograph book is seen as a must-have by many Disneyland enthusiasts and is a memory you can take home with you. Or, you can buy a small, generic photo album; cute memo pads or notebooks.
Eat Breakfast Before You Arrive
Breakfast is almost as pricey as lunch or dinner if you eat inside the Disneyland parks. You can save quite a bit of money by eating breakfast before you go to the park.
Bring Your Own Food and Drinks
While Disney's official policy says it does not allow outside food or drinks, Disneyland does allow most food items. Take snacks for a day or pack a lunch to enjoy in the picnic area just outside the main entrance of the park.
Arrange Your Trip Around the Off Season
Lots of things, from airfare to souvenirs, can get more expensive during Disneyland's peak season. To make the most of your money, plan your trip during the park's off season. The months from September to March, excluding December, are not so crowded at the park, and even hotels can be less expensive during these months.
You can choose either Shanghai Disneyland Hotel or Toy Story Hotel. However, the prices for the peak season are quite expensive. (850 yuan-1650 yuan)
As for the food, Check out these pictures:
How is your first day in Shanghai Disney? Share your story!
迪士尼乐园: dí shì ní lè yuán, Disneyland
娱乐: yú lè, entertainment
城堡: chéng bǎo, castle
门票: mén piào, entrance ticket
酒店: jiǔ diàn, hotel
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