Must-See Exclusives at Shanghai Disney Resort

Are you looking forward to visiting Shanghai Disney Resort? The resort includes Shanghai Disneyland park; two Disney hotels; Disneytown, a shopping, dining and entertainment district; and Wishing Star Park. Shanghai Disney Resort is easily accessible by public transportation. In fact, once you get off the Shanghai metro (or local bus or taxi), you can simply walk to the attractions.

As a Foreign Trainer, you gain access to several amazing perks, including complimentary admission to Disney-owned theme parks! This means you have access to Disney’s newest park – Shanghai Disneyland – which opened June 16, 2016. Shanghai Disneyland is home to several magical attractions and entertainment options that you cannot find anywhere else!

Here are our top exclusives to check out while visiting this unique blend of Disney magic and Chinese culture:


TRON Lightcycle Power Run: “The Grid” comes to life and pits team against team in a high-speed quest! Enjoy this heart-pounding attraction at Shanghai Disneyland before it debuts at Magic Kingdom Park in Florida.

TRON Lightcycle Power Run is a thrilling rollercoaster that illuminates Tomorrowland at night.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure: Experience this classic Disney attraction through a brand-new story inspired by the movies! If you have been on “Pirates” in other Disney Parks, then you are in for a real treat.

“One of my favorite rides at Shanghai Disneyland is Pirates of the Caribbean. It’s an amazing water ride and the storytelling is so well executed.” – Mia, Foreign Trainer, Canada

Challenge Trails at Camp Discovery: Traverse thrilling archeological wonders through this unique rope-guided obstacle course. Choose from three different courses and set out on an adventure!


Mickey’s Storybook Express: A Disney parade is a must-do in any Disney Park! Don’t miss this magical, musical train with some of your favorite Disney and Disney∙Pixar characters, like Mickey, Mulan, Buzz & Woody, Judy Hopps & Nick Wilde and Anna & Elsa, as it travels along the longest parade route of any Disney Park!

Chinese culture can be found throughout the park, including in Mickey’s Storybook Express parade.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast musical: Just outside the gates of Shanghai Disneyland in Disneytown, this tale as old as time is brought to life on stage in a Mandarin-language live production – exclusively at the Walt Disney Grand Theatre. Tickets can be purchased at the box office.

Authentically Disney, Distinctly Chinese

Wandering Moon Restaurant: From Asian favorites like the roasted duck to seafood and vegetarian options, you’ll find just the thing to satisfy your appetite at this beautiful Chinese restaurant. Oh, and be on the lookout for a hidden Mickey or two in your dish!

“Shanghai Disneyland is like no other park, because it combines the magic of Disney with the magic of being in China.” – Ailidh, Foreign Trainer, United Kingdom

Garden of the Twelve Friends: Explore an oasis where the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac are depicted by popular Disney and Disney∙Pixar characters. Discover which character represents your sign and purchase exclusive Disney zodiac merchandise!

The park is currently celebrating Hamm in the Year of the Pig, but every Chinese zodiac sign is represented at the Garden of the Twelve Friends.

Practice Tai Chi with Disney Characters: Join Donald Duck and Chip ’n’ Dale as they practice balance and harmony in this interactive character experience featuring traditional costumes and music.

Enchanted Storybook Castle: Celebrate a true blend of Disney stories and Chinese culture with the largest castle at any Disney Park! With Disney magic and Chinese elements infused in the architecture, Disney continues its timeless tradition of providing unique experiences that thrill the imagination.

For even more magic, check out the video above to hear our Foreign Trainers talk about why they love Shanghai Disneyland!

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