CONCEPT ART, VIDEO: Disney Announces Attraction Line-Up for Shanghai Disneyland

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Just moments ago, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger finally announced many of the attractions and such that will await guests at the Shanghai Disney Resort when it opens in 2016. The resort will encompass Shanghai Disneyland park with its six themed lands, the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel, Toy Story Hotel, Disneytown, and Wishing Star Park – the central plaza.

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The full slate of themed lands and attractions was announced, finally answering questions of what we might have been squinting at in the overall concept art the last 3 years:

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Fantasyland will be the largest land and home to the majestic Enchanted Storybook Castle. In this fairy-tale paradise, guests will float through familiar Disney stories on Voyage to the Crystal Grotto, hitch a rollicking ride on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and take flight over the skies of London on Peter Pan’s Flight. They may also explore the Hundred Acre Wood with Winnie the Pooh or follow Alice through a dazzling Wonderland maze.

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Fantasyland

Treasure Cove will be the first pirate-themed land in a Disney park. As guests explore this pirate world, they will enter Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle of Sunken Treasure, an attraction that transforms a boat ride into a thrilling journey with cutting-edge innovations in robotics, animation, set design and multimedia. Adventurous spirits will be tempted to board a pirate ship, paddle through the scenic cove on Explorer Canoes and dine at Barbossa’s Bounty. There’s even a brand new show – “Eye of the Storm – Captain Jack’s Stunt Spectacular”.

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“Eye of the Storm – Captain Jack’s Stunt Spectacular”

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Adventure Isle

Adventure Isle will immerse guests in a newly discovered lost world, filled with hidden treasures and a chance to explore its mysteries. The mighty Roaring Mountain will tower over guests and beckon them on their journey. Guests can blaze their own trails at Camp Discovery, travel around the world on Soaring over the Horizon, or embark on the thrilling rafting adventure Roaring Rapids, straight through the heart of Adventure Isle. There they discover the underworld realm of a mysterious, fearsome creature. There’s even an acrobatic stage show – “Tarzan, Call of the Jungle”.

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“Roaring Rapids”

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“Tarzan – Call of the Jungle”

Tomorrowland will not only include the TRON Lightcycle Power Run coaster, but also offer the chance for guests to go to infinity and beyond on Buzz Lightyear Planet Rescue, a new space ranger adventure, or break the bonds of gravity on Jet Packs. The land will feature a massive, color-shifting canopy near the TRON Lightcycle Power Run.

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Mickey Avenue will be the first main entry at a Disney park inspired by Mickey Mouse and his pals. Think Toontown meets Main Street U.S.A. in this area where guests will share a hug and get a photo with some all-time favorite Disney characters. Avenue M Arcade, one of the many shops along the avenue, will feature the largest selection of gifts and collectibles inside the theme park.

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Gardens of Imagination will celebrate the wonders of nature and the joy of imagination, as guests leave everyday life behind to enjoy the seven whimsical gardens. Guests will take a spin on the Fantasia Carousel, soar on the back of Dumbo the Flying Elephant and enjoy the area’s iconic Disney entertainment, including Castle stage shows and “Ignite the Dream, a Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light.” From several places in this land, guests will enjoy “Mickey’s Storybook Express,” an exciting parade with its own musical soundtrack and colorful performers on the longest parade route in a Disney park.

The Shanghai Disney Resort will open to guests in 2016.

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