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Seen at D23 Expo 2015: Shanghai Disneyland

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Hi there, random person on the internet. Can’t be at D23 Expo this year but still want to see the Shanghai Disneyland exhibit in the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts booth? Well you’re in luck because I am at D23 Expo and I happen to have a camera with me. Lets take a look!


Above your head is a screen showing artwork and videos of each of the park’s lands, as well as the resort’s hotels and shopping area.

DSC06468Shanghai Disneyland doesn’t have a Main Street like the other parks, but it does have something similar called Mickey Avenue. Seen here are the Mickey Avenue cast member costumes.

DSC06470If you’re a fan of Disney concept art you’ve come to the right place. Theres a ton of it inside the Shanghai Disneyland section of the booth. Here’s some showing what Mickey’s Avenue will look like.

DSC06469Even obscure Disney characters get some love in Shanghai Disneyland. Here’s a window starting Ludwig Von Drake.

DSC06475Some Goofy hair styles.


Treasure Cove is the home to the park’s version of Pirates of the Caribbean, but it’s not the classic version of the ride you’re used to. Shanghai’s Pirates ride will be completely based on the film franchise.

DSC06579Set pieces from Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle of the Sunken Treasure.

DSC06585Art for the Roaring Rapids attraction.

DSC06580A model for Shanghai’s Enchanted Storybook Castle.

DSC06570A boat ride inside the castle will take guests pasts scenes from Disney’s animated movies.

DSC06576Fantasyland will be home to an Alice in Wonderland ride based on Tim Burton’s film series.


Horses from the park’s carousel. DSC06573It wouldn’t be Disneyland without a Peter Pan ride. Shanghai Disneyland’s Pan ride will also use a suspended track.


Tomorrowland will be home to Tron Lightcycle Power Run, which I have to admit fills me jealousy. I’m a huge fan of Tron and I never thought Disney would make an attraction based on it.

DSC06569The Tron Lightcycle Power Run ride cast member costume was on display along with concept art.

DSC06473Here you can see Tron Lightcycle Power Run unique ride vehicle.

DSC06561Shanghai Disneyland Hotel is the park’s flagship hotel and it looks like it’ll be very impressive. Here you can see concept art and another cast member costume.

DSC06466Another looks at Shanghai Disneyland Hotel.

DSC06477You can’t forget the merchandise and it’s a safe bet the park will have a ton of it. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the new items.

As you can see Disney is planning some very exciting things for their new theme park. Now I’d like to know what you think? Would you travel to Shanghai to visit Shanghai Disneyland? Is there anything planned for the park that you would like to see duplicated in Disneyland or Walt Disney World? Let me know in the comments below.


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Guy Selga Jr.

Disneyland writer for and co-author of the Unofficial Guide to Disneyland. Also a Disneyland local and appreciator of Disney theme park history. Twitter and Instagram: @guyselga

One thought on “Seen at D23 Expo 2015: Shanghai Disneyland

  • bobaloo000

    I need to win the lottery.


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