Shanghai Disneyland
Shanghai Disneyland
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Amusement & Theme ParksDisney Parks & Activities
8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
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  • stevenjb
    Cambridge, United Kingdom93 contributions
    An amazing Disney which takes rides up a level
    I loved this park, it’s got that Disney charm but just takes the rides up to the next level. Let’s start with the rides: Pirates of the Caribbean and Tron just take the rides up that notch. Pirates in particular is insane about just how immersive it really is, this isn’t the pirates you’re used to but it just blows your mind as you’re going around. The park is stunning and the theming is beautiful throughout and is topped off by the beautiful castle as it’s centre. Having watched vlogs and seen pictures before visiting, I was a little worried I was going to be disappointed and it wouldn’t have a charm as it was so big; I shouldn’t have been worried at all. The castle is perfect and the area around it is different to other Disney’s which provides great viewing areas for the nightly shows. My only slight negative is, this park is big! It doesn’t have the same charm in some areas as it’s smaller counterparts. For example, Fantasyland is spread out so doesn’t have the same ‘village’ type appearance as others. Also, I can’t wait to see what they do with this park in future. It’s clearly been built with expansion in mind so look forward to seeing how it matures and progresses.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 4, 2023
  • adrianloh
    Singapore, Singapore549 contributions
    A magical time was had by all (despite the rain and the cold!)
    Believe it or not, the max we had to queue for any ride was 20 minutes. That was because we went on a rainy day, and the day before Zootopia opened so that kept the crowds away somewhat we think. Having gone to Paris, Hong Kong and LA, this was probably the best experience we had - ever - just because the queues for any ride was so short! Food was better at Universal Resorts Beijing, but the overall experience here cannot be beat. My kids' favourite ride was Roaring Rapids and Tron - Soaring Over The Horizon also rated quite highly too!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written December 22, 2023
  • Pei
    Batu Pahat, Malaysia8 contributions
    Fun!
    Lots of things to check out no matter which corner we turn to! Enjoyed the concerts and interactive shows immensely (need to understand the Chinese language for a more immersive experience though). Queue was manageable on the day we went.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written January 5, 2024
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dollarmite
Queensland126 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
We had one day at the Park on a free day during part of a 10 day tour of China. As this was the only DIsney park in the world I hadn't yet been to, I was very keen to visit, and I wasn't disappointed.

We ordered our tickets online the night before, and I was able to easily pay with a foreign (non-Chinese) travel card. (A fellow traveller did have a few issues with their card, but they were eventually able to finalise the transaction). The tickets were then linked to our passports, so it is very important to remember to take your passport with you as this is now your entry ticket.

We visited on a weekday in mid November, and arrived just before opening time. Entry was quick and easy (including bag inspections). A lot of the rides were walk-on with minimal wait times during the morning. It became a bit busier in the afternoon, but was still very manageable. (This was the complete opposite of Tokyo Disneyland a few years ago, which was horrendously overcrowded all three days we were there, during the so-called "off peak" time. Never again).

The Park was beautiful, clean and easy to navigate. Our ticket included a free meal and drink, which was great value. I chose spaghetti and meatballs, which was huge and filled me up for the day. The menu prices seemed quite reasonable, especially for a Disney park. We bought the PhotoPass, and had some issues trying to get it to work/download, but the staff in the photo shop were amazingly patient and helpful in getting it to finally work.

I was disappointed to discover Pirates of the Caribbean was closed, but it's a great excuse to revisit in the future!
Written February 13, 2024
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Pei
Batu Pahat, Malaysia8 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Lots of things to check out no matter which corner we turn to! Enjoyed the concerts and interactive shows immensely (need to understand the Chinese language for a more immersive experience though). Queue was manageable on the day we went.
Written January 5, 2024
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Gede Eyang P
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Family
Such a bad experience with staff gate, they did not let us enter due to ticketing reasons. After we waited and argued for more than an hour they just let us enter.?
Written January 2, 2024
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Walter Chan
4 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Good:
1. Quite a big park with a good variety of rides, performances and F&B outlets; Facilities are good overall.
2. F&B doesn't cost an arm and a leg like some other parks.
3. Relatively well organised and efficiently run park.

Bad:
1. Most service staff do not seem motivated to give visitors a good experience, they do not smile and their greetings are monotone; Compared to the other Disney parks in the region, the service level is far behind.
2. Security officers behave like thugs, barking at visitors during the night event. I understand the need for crowd control, but I've never seen such unruly behavior even from actual law enforcement officers, much less a bunch of security staff.

Conclusion:
Great activities and rides only form part of the experience, great service is what truly makes Disneyland a magical experience, Unfortunately this is missing in Shanghai Disneyland.
Written December 23, 2023
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adrianloh
Singapore, Singapore549 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Believe it or not, the max we had to queue for any ride was 20 minutes. That was because we went on a rainy day, and the day before Zootopia opened so that kept the crowds away somewhat we think. Having gone to Paris, Hong Kong and LA, this was probably the best experience we had - ever - just because the queues for any ride was so short!

Food was better at Universal Resorts Beijing, but the overall experience here cannot be beat. My kids' favourite ride was Roaring Rapids and Tron - Soaring Over The Horizon also rated quite highly too!
Written December 23, 2023
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stevenjb
Cambridge, UK93 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
I loved this park, it’s got that Disney charm but just takes the rides up to the next level.

Let’s start with the rides: Pirates of the Caribbean and Tron just take the rides up that notch. Pirates in particular is insane about just how immersive it really is, this isn’t the pirates you’re used to but it just blows your mind as you’re going around.

The park is stunning and the theming is beautiful throughout and is topped off by the beautiful castle as it’s centre. Having watched vlogs and seen pictures before visiting, I was a little worried I was going to be disappointed and it wouldn’t have a charm as it was so big; I shouldn’t have been worried at all. The castle is perfect and the area around it is different to other Disney’s which provides great viewing areas for the nightly shows.

My only slight negative is, this park is big! It doesn’t have the same charm in some areas as it’s smaller counterparts. For example, Fantasyland is spread out so doesn’t have the same ‘village’ type appearance as others.

Also, I can’t wait to see what they do with this park in future. It’s clearly been built with expansion in mind so look forward to seeing how it matures and progresses.
Written November 5, 2023
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nietis
Beijing, China239 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
This was our second visit, after our first which was in 2016.
The place is still as magical as ever!
The rides are awesome, if only the queues were not horrendous. Mind you, we went during the national holiday, so it was to be expected. If you don't mind paying for the express lane, and the queue is above 60 minutes, I'd say it is absolutely worth spending your money to shorten the queue and save yourself from the exhaustion of standing in the queue. If you are up for the thrill, I'd strongly suggest Tron ride at the Tomorrowland.

We came on the first day of October and were absolutely delighted to see the wonderful Halloween decorations and souvenirs around the park.

The cleanliness of the entire place is top notch, including every toilet we had been, even with the park being so crowded. I am super thankful for all the family toilet they have provided in every toilet, it makes it a breeze to bring a toddler to the park, when it comes to changing their diapers or cleaning the up.
Another perk that I love is that we can bring an empty drinking bottle to the park, as there always a drinking fountain/tap to refill our bottle situated nearby the toilets.

I am excited and hoping that the new Zootopia Land will be completed and opened soon. We would love to return again one day.
Written October 18, 2023
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Michelle P
Nottinghamshire, UK33 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
We’re a couple from the UK and big Disney fans. We’d booked holiday to China which ended in Shanghai and we decided to visit Disneyland. I tried doing a bit of research about the place which in the end didn’t prove that helpful. Firstly, downloading the app and buying the tickets online - we downloaded the app whilst in the UK. Tickets were only available/released 10 days to two weeks in advance so don’t worry if your date isn’t showing for a months time. The app was very slow whether in the UK or in China but worked much better in China on a Chinese Wi-Fi. Due to the timings we had to wait until we were in China to book the tickets on the app. I’d read things about huge queues so opted for one of the premier access (fast pass) packages. It cost us £300 for two one day park tickets with six fast passes each. The fast passes were ride specific and there are different options depending on the rides you want. You can also buy individual fast passes. I’d read about huge queues and didn’t want to rely on free fast passes that we might not get so that’s why I opted for the package. We also bought a one day PhotoPass for around £25. Once you’ve bought the tickets in the app it’ll say you’ll get a text and email confirmation for the purchase but I got neither but had took screen shots just in case. The purchase will appear on your app, go to the ‘me’ section at the bottom where you’ll have to fill in the guest names and passport numbers of the guests for each ticket. YOU MUST TAKE YOUR PASSPORTS WITH YOU. All tickets in China seem to be attached to your passports for security reasons and you won’t be let in without your passports. They will then give you a paper ticket once at the turnstile at the entrance to the park and you won’t need your passports again. The PhotoPass is a coupon on the app that you’ll need to get redeemed in the park at one of several locations, it tells you where in the app but we went to cosy corner, it’s the first shop on your right on Mickey Avenue (what would normally be Main Street USA). You’ll need to download the Disney PhotoPass app too which is where your photos will appear, the cast members will help you and show you. Regardless of whether you’ve had the pass activated, the first time you get to a photographer you’ll be given a card with a QR code on which will be scanned like your band would be in Orlando, every time they take a photo and all photos will appear on the app. You can purchase individual prints of photos at the park or you can have them digitally by buying the PhotoPass. It shows you the photo opportunities on the map of the park in the app. When we went there was no paper map, it’s all on the app. We went on Saturday 16 September which was after the school holidays. Despite it being a Saturday it wasn’t too busy. The longest queue time was 60mins for the seven dwarves mine train which we had a fast pass for. Tron had a 30 minute wait time and so we queued once for it and used the fast pass the next time. Pirates of the Caribbean had a 15 minute wait time so we queued and did that twice too. We got straight on the crystal grotto and queued half an hour for Peter Pan. We went to the Pirates of the Caribbean stunt show which isn’t in English but was still worth seeing (bear with it). Meeting characters has longer wait times for 40-60 minutes, which we didn’t bother with. Another thing to add, no commentary is in English on any of the rides. The parade does have English bits mainly due to the songs, same with the nighttime illuminations at the castle. The park in general is bigger than I thought, I thought it would be on a par with Paris but it was bigger. It has five (I think) lands to it, each has a guest services which have a board up telling you show times etc. There’s plenty of western style food, we had pizza from the Pinocchio tavern and we saw burgers in the restaurant in Tomorrowland. There’s free water fountains throughout the park and the water tastes normal (not like the matchstick flavoured water of Orlando). Disneytown is the food and shopping area (like a mini Disney Springs) and has the only Starbucks in the park (which doesn’t do anything Disney themed) but is big with indoor and outdoor seating. It is on the side of the park as if another land but you have to pass through security to get in and out of the park, the queue was minimal on the day we went. It’s hot and humid so prepare for this, my hair turned wild and my Disney themed T-shirt was stuck to me from the moment we arrived. Drink plenty of water. You can pay with credit/debit card at the bigger outlets and restaurants. I had downloaded Alipay but it only works with an internet connection. There is free Wi-Fi in the park which works nicely. Take a power bank! There are ones you can borrow for free in the park that you pay a refundable deposit for through Alipay or similar, however, you have to attach a phone number and it wouldn’t work for us. It appeared you needed a Chinese mobile number. The cast members don’t speak a lot of English but will use a translate app and are very willing to help you. Yeh toilets are very clean with plenty of western style toilets and loo roll (not a given as standard in China). It’s definitely worth a visit, we loved it. My only complaint, there weren’t any Christmas decorations for sale due to it not being Christmas.
Written September 18, 2023
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TaherAlbaghliJulian
Kuwait City, Kuwait1,983 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
The worst theme park is Disneyland. I cannot express my negative feelings. Firstly, you walk about 2 kilometers from the taxi collection point to the theme park gate. Secondly, it was very crowded. Thirdly, it was extremely hot and humid. Fourthly, filming with the characters was crowded for about an hour. Fifthly, there is no organization or map in English regarding show times. Sixth, all the rides were crowded. Seventh, the services. Disney ice cream or sweets taste very bad, not delicious, like Disney Orlando, Disney Hong Kong, or Disney Japan. Eighth, I did not encounter any employee at Shanghai Disney, whether in the hallways or at the rides, who spoke English, German, or Spanish. For me it was a waste of time and money
Written September 8, 2023
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PlatinumForeverDUS
Shanghai, China2,496 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
We decided to go for visiting Shanghai Disney in order to celebrate the 50th birthday of one of the participants - the main challenge in the theme park are the long waiting queues - on the Monday we visited (one day ahead of local Summer vacation over), waiting lanes were 2-3 hours for the main attractions - this is obviously is too much for the price you are paying for entrance fees. Therefore value for money is difficult to be judged in a proper way. You can take tons of nice photos and also enjoy the park - however, at one point of time people get tired from waiting and / or walking - restaurants in the park are expensive and not really tasty but fit the purpose - all in all nice place but far away from downtown and other attractions in Shanghai.
Written August 29, 2023
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