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Shanghai Disneyland, Shanghai

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Shanghai Disneyland Park is a theme park located in Pudong, Shanghai, that is part of the Shanghai Disney Resort. The park is operated by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and Shanghai Shendi Group, through a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company and Shendi. Construction began on April 8, 2011. The park opened on June 16, 2016.The park consists of seven themed areas: Mickey Avenue, Gardens of Imagination, Fantasyland, Treasure Cove, Adventure Isle, Tomorrowland, and Toy Story Land.HistoryThe Chinese government approved the resort on November 4, 2009. The Walt Disney Company announced on November 5, 2010 that they had signed an agreement with Shanghai Shendi Group to build the resort and park in Shanghai, with a planned opening in 2015. On April 7, 2011, groundbreaking began at the Shanghai Disneyland Resort site. On June 29, 2013, construction on the Enchanted Storybook Castle began.Opening and construction costOn March 8, 2013, the company announced that the park would open in late 2015. On February 2, 2015, the opening date was pushed back to early 2016. On January 12, 2016, the park's opening date was announced as June 16, 2016. According to some reports, this was due to construction delays and quality control problems. The final opening date is June 16, 2016.
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  • New facilities, the project will be more, after all, is the new Disney, but there are so many people, almost all projects have to stand in line, some need to line up for more than 2 hours, recommended to play for two days.
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  • We went there for visit the newest Disneyland and all looks good but there went so many ppl also because of Chinese New Year for many rides you need to wait 2 hours or more luckily we get there early ...  more »
  • We came during the domestic school Holidays and had taken everyone's suggestions of an early start, we were there by 7.30am and the queues were already horrendous. It took us until 9am to get into the...  more »
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  • Worst theme park I've ever been to, and definitely the worst Disney. Very poor crowd control, hardly any shows, no parades. Longest waiting times I've ever seen, and not because the crowd is that huge, just badly managed. 1 hour security and entry process into the park... People losing tempers and fighting with the staff... Queue jumping and all sorts of aggravation that doesn't happen elsewhere... If you're in China go to other theme parks. If you live elsewhere, go to the other Disney parks. Give this one a miss. Its the worst use of a day you can possibly make.
  • Disneyland was fun in Shanghai but it was very crowded on a weekday in the middle of a school year, I was actually surprised. The park opened at 8 we got there at about 9:30 and they were already out of fast passes on some of the popular rides. So you need to get there early to be sure that you get your fast passes if you don't want to wait in long lines. The rides were fun and the light show at the end was nice. We did more waiting in line then we did riding rides. The Chinese people will cut in line and just push passed you if you let them so you need to be Stern and not let people push past you.
  • This park is great. Very well designed with lots of attention to detail. Entrance is difficult but once your in, it's fine. Long ride lines if you don't buy fast pass. It is a Disney park so it is always going to be busy and crowded.
  • I am a non-Chinese speaking American and so I was not able to fully enjoy all the park had to offer. That being said my group fully planned to leave early and there were so many things that drew us in that we stayed the full day. The entertainment is great and I loved my time there. The roller coasters aren't amazing, but the park was great.
  • Fun day out with the kids. Recommend the parade and to go and visit Darth Vader. Queues to get into the park can be pretty long as you need to go through security and then go to the ticket check. Took 1 hr to get into the park.

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