Things You HAVE to do at Shanghai Disneyland

I feel like I start a lot of posts by complaining about how quickly time goes (regular readers, I do this all the time, right?), but it has been almost 4 weeks since I was at Shanghai Disneyland and I’m not ok with that.

Being that it (for now!) only has the one park, you could probably manage to do everything in 2 days, depending on how busy it is, but if you were pushed for time, there are definitely a few attractions and experiences that are like no other!

Tron Lightcycle Power Run

Shanghai Disneyland Tron ride

Oh. My. Gosh. This ride is insane! If you haven’t seen photos or videos of it already, go YouTube it now. There is a height limit of 122cm, so its not for the little ones, but while its definitely a fast and exciting rollercoaster, its incredible smooth; even my incredibly motion-sickness prone mum had a blast! If I could liken it to anything already existing in other Disney parks, its kinda like a motorcycle equivalent of Test Track in Epcot, but so unique and crazy and amazing!

If you can, get a Fastpass for this because queues can be insane! If Fastpasses run out, wait until during/after the nighttime show and run over there.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for Sunken Treasure

Shanghai Disneyland Pirates of the Caribbean

I know you can ride Pirates in pretty much every other Disney park, but not like this I promise you! Disney Imagineers went to town on this, the advancement in technology was just phenomenal; I think my jaw was on the floor the whole time. Without spoiling it, this is way more than just a boat ride!

Dine inside the Enchanted Storybook Castle

Shanghai Disneyland Royal Banquet Hall

The Royal Banquet Hall is an AMAZING dining experience. I’ll be reviewing it fully in the next few weeks, but being my first time dining inside a castle ever, I was blown away. The food was beyond incredible, and the characters and cast members were the sweetest and did I mention its INSIDE THE CASTLE?

Meet the boss

Can you go to a park without meeting Mickey? He looks really smart in his Shanghai blue suit!


Shanghai Disneyland Tarzan

Looking for somewhere to escape the heat of the day? This is the perfect excuse! The show is full of monkey fun and amazing acrobatics; its a real crowd pleaser!

Climb a mountain

Shanghai Disneyland Adventure Isle

I’m a bit gutted we didn’t get to do this on our trip – we only discovered it on the last day of our visit! – but there’s actually a high-ropes style course through the mountain in Adventure Isle, how crazy is that?

Explore the castle

Enchanted Storybook Castle

There’s actually an attraction inside the Enchanted Storybook Castle! It’s an interactive walking tour up the beautiful spiral staircase in the centre of the castle, telling the story of Disney’s first princess, Snow White.

Ok, so I could probably sit here and list off everything in the park so I’ll stop now, but I think if you’re in a rush, these are the things you’ve 100% gotta hit.

Is Shanghai Disneyland a place you’d like to visit?

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2 thoughts on “Things You HAVE to do at Shanghai Disneyland

  1. This makes me want to go so bad! The Tron ride sounds just like my kind of thing, it must have been amazing. I’d love to explore the castle too! Thanks for sharing 🙂
    Steph x.

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