I’m “that” girl. The girl that’s weirdly obsessed with all things Disney. There, I said it. You all know now. Let’s talk Shanghai Disneyland.

One of my goals is to make it to all Disney parks on Earth and recently accomplished in my voyage is the corporation’s newest park: Shanghai Disneyland. Here are the details of my trip:

Getting there
-Shanghai is in China which has an extensive Visa application process. Click this link to see how I attained mine.
-Once you’re staying in Shanghai, you can easily take the public metro system Line 11 to the park. There are two Disney resorts on the property, but we opted to stay in the Shanghai downtown area instead of near Disney property, so the metro was the best option for us.

-Upon arrival to the station, it’s just a few hundred meters until you reach the entrance to the park where you can purchase your tickets.
-Here is all the transportation information you’ll need : Get there by Metro, Or Taxi, and finally, by Bus.

-A one day ticket can be purchased at Guest Services before you enter the park for ¥499.00 CNY which is approximately $78 USD. If you’d like to purchase a two day ticket, it’s ¥785.00 CNY which is about $123 USD.
-One suggestion to consider is the Disney Premier Access. This feature, for an additional fee, will allow you “Fast Passes” to all of the most popular attractions. You can find all the information here. If you pay for a one day ticket with the Disney Premier Access Pass, you will definitely be able to do Shanghai Disneyland in one day.

My Opinion

I loved Shanghai Disneyland. Unfortunately, I visited on a rainy day in late December so it was a rainy, chilly & overcast outing, yet the park was still magical. The castle is very unique to the ones I’ve seen and the attention to detail from the Disney team was exquisite.

Additionally, the park was unique in the Chinese influences built with modern aspects. Here are some photos of areas I felt particularly great or original to Shanghai:

TOMORROWLAND is everything I could’ve imagined it’d be and more. I made the mistake of not getting a Fast Pass, but the TRON coaster ride was worth the hour and a half outdoor wait in the rain.

Shanghai Disney Resort mobile app
Don’t forget to download the Shanghai Disney Resort mobile app on your smartphone before arriving. It has a downloadable app, lists of food options, wait times, performance and parade times and much more! It’s available for both iPhone and Android. It worked best on wifi for me personally because the Chinese internet is not the best, but when it was working, it’s an extremely helpful asset to your experience.

Overall, after going to all Walt Disney World parks in Orlando and both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, I was pleasantly surprised by the unique aspects of the park. It was much more spread out than any of the other parks I’ve been to, but not necessarily bigger. I would definitely suggest visiting when the weather is more mild in the Spring, but the magic is alive & my Floridan heart was satisfied. Hope you enjoyed reading & feel free to ask anymore specific questions. xoxo