Shanghai Disneyland - the first Disney theme park in Mainland China
Last Update: 8th October 2020
Opened to the public on June 16, 2016, Shanghai Disneyland is the first Disney theme park in the mainland China, the third one in Asia, and the sixth one in the world. The park features seven theme parks – Mickey Street, Mystery Garden, Adventure Island, Treasure Bay, Tomorrow’s World, Dream World, and Toy Story. It offers two themed hotels – Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and Toy Story Hotel.
- Chinese Name: Shanghai Dishini Leyuan (上海迪士尼乐园)
- History: Established in 2016
- Things to do there: Photography, Rides, Adventure, Shows, Shopping
- Who visits: Photographers, Adventure Enthusiasts, Children
- Time required: 1 or 2 Days
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What to expect at Shanghai Disneyland
Shanghai Disneyland is a place where any person at any age can enjoy themselves. At the park, you can explore the “first” among the Disney parks in the world, including the largest Disney castle, the first pirate-themed park, and the longest Disney float parade.
Upon entering the gate of Disneyland, Mickey Street will come into your sigt. Minnie, Donald Duck, Silk, Goofy and Pluto will welcome and hug you. You can take photos with your favorite Disney friends. Among many shops on the street, the M Street Shopping Gallery will offer the widest selection of gifts and souvenirs in the park.
Dream World is the largest park in the park with the magnificent Enchanted Storybook Castle which is the tallest, largest and most interactive Disney castle in the world. At the castle, you can explore the large forest with Winnie the Pooh, and walk through the labyrinth of the wonderland with Alice, and take the mine car adventure with the seven dwarfs.
Treasure Bay is the first pirate-themed park among the parks of Disneyland in the world. The Pirates of the Caribbean – The Battle of the Fallen Treasures turns the waterborne ride into a thrilling adventure. The adventurous visitors can also take the “Explorer Canoe” at the beautiful bay, set foot on the deck of the pirate ship, and sip at the “Babosa Grill”.
In addition to various amazing rides and comfortable restaurants with tasty food, Shanghai Disneyland offers Disneyland Town for shopping lovers which is free of charge to the public.
If you are tired after exploring the park, you can refresh yourself at Shanghai Disneyland Hotel or Shanghai Toy Story Hotel both of which stand close to Shanghai Disneyland. With the themed design of the Disney story, the two hotels provide guests with full service, rich activities, gourmet feast, shopping experience and a variety of leisure options which will create a world-class Disney experience with Chinese charm. If you buy something in the park, it will be delivered to your hotel for free. In addition, there is a free shuttle bus and ferry between the two hotels and Disneyland.
Best time to visit Shanghai Disneyland
The best time to visit Shanghai Disneyland is in the morning except at weekends and during holidays.
The best months to visit are from March to November.
How to get to Shanghai Disneyland
There are a few buses passing by Shanghai Disneyland. Therefore, there are only a few options.
- Rent a vehicle to the museum. This is the quickest and most direct option.
- Take Bus Pudong 50, 51 and Pudong 52 to the Stop of the South Bus Terminal of Disney (迪士尼南公交枢纽).
- Take Metro Line 11 to the Stop of Disney (迪士尼站).
Additional Shanghai Disneyland Travel Advice
- Opening hours: 09:00 – 20:00
- As at 8th October 2020, the 1-day ticket for the weekdays is 399 CNY per person, the 1-day ticket for the weekdays for children between 1m tall (1m tall not included) and 1.4m tall (1.4m tall included) and the elder above 65 years old (65 years old included) is 299 CNY; the 2-day ticket for the weekdays is 718 CNY per person, the 2-day ticket for the weekdays for children between 1m tall (1m tall not included) and 1.4m tall (1.4m tall included) and the elder above 65 years old (65 years old included) is 538 CNY; children under 1m tall (1m tall included) are free of charge.
- The 1-day ticket for the weekends and holidays except the National Day and the Spring Festival is 575 CNY per person, the 1-day ticket for the weekdays for children between 1m tall (1m tall not included) and 1.4m tall (1.4m tall included) and the elder above 65 years old (65 years old included) is 299 CNY;; children under 1m tall (1m tall included) are free of charge.
- The 1-day ticket for the National Day and the Spring Festival is 665 CNY per person, the 1-day ticket for the weekdays for children between 1m tall (1m tall not included) and 1.4m tall (1.4m tall included) and the elder above 65 years old (65 years old included) is 299 CNY; children under 1m tall (1m tall included) are free of charge.
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- Food, alcoholic beverages, over 600 ml of non-alcoholic beverages, large tripods, selfie sticks, stools and folding chairs are not allowed to take into the park.
- The visitors are required to keep dressed neatly and not to wear long clothes. Visitors above 16 years old (16 years old included) cannot wear cartoon character costumes into the park.
- The staffs for the Disney dolls wear the clothes which contain metal that please do not pat or hit them.
- You can only buy 5 tickets with one passport.
- Please take care of your valuables and your kids as there are countless visitors at any time in the park.