Shanghai Disneyland Park: How to Visit and Tips

Shanghai Disneyland Park: How to Visit and Tips

By CindyUpdated Mar. 18, 2021
Shanghai DisneylandShanghai Disneyland

Shanghai Disneyland Park is the first Disney theme park in mainland China, which blends the magic of Disney and unique cultural elements of China. Embark on a magical journey through various themed lands filled with world-class attractions and spectacular entertainment.

"Firsts" at Shanghai Disneyland Park

Adhering to the essence of a traditional "Disneyland" theme park, Shanghai Disneyland Park boasts many innovations and variations.

Highlights You Won't Want to Miss

There are six themed lands in Shanghai Disneyland Park: Mickey Avenue, Gardens of Imagination, Adventure Isle, Treasure Cove, Fantasyland, and Tomorrowland. Here are some highlights of each land:

Map of Shanghai Disneyland ParkMap of Shanghai Disneyland Park

Mickey Avenue

Gardens of Imagination

Shanghai DisneylandTake a spin on the Fantasia Carousel.

Adventure Isle

Treasure Cove



You can also see shows and parades in the park. You can get a schedule of show and parade times at the park entrance.

Shanghai DisneylandTreasure Cove

How to See Shanghai Disneyland in One Day

It is impossible to visit all the attractions in one day, so just choose what you like and make a good plan before you going there.

Before you head off make sure you download the official Shanghai Disneyland App as it displays live standby times and has an offline map of the park.

Try to arrive at the park before 7:30am. One minute later possibly means one more hour waiting in the park.

Here is a travel route covering all top-ranked attractions and shows:

In the Morning

Upon entry at 9am, take a sharp right and power rush to the Fastpass station at Adventure Land and get your Fastpass for Soaring Over the Horizon. It is more convenient to get it on your phone.

1. Firstly, head to Tomorrowland for the TRON Lightcycle Power Run, one of the fastest coasters in the park. If you want a milder ride, go for Jet Packs.

2. Then, line up Disney Magic ride the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Fantasyland.

3. Afterwards, head to Treasure Cove for Pirates of the Caribbean Battle for the Sunken Treasure and dive deep underwater to meet monsters and seek treasure.

4. Around 11:00, grab a Fastpast for Roaring Rapids at Adventure Isle.

5. According to the time on your Fastpast experience Soaring Over the Horizon.

At Noon

Disney Characters ParadeDisney Characters Parade

Around 12:00, head to Mickey Avenue for Disney characters parade. Then take lunch in the park or at Disneytown.

In the Afternoon

1. Head to Adventure Isle for Roaring Rapids according to the designated time on your Fastpast.

2. Pick from the remaining attractions and shows.

3. When the sun sets, go onboard the Voyage to the Crystal Grotto at Fantasyland, a Disneyland Shanghai exclusive ride that features numerous sculpture gardens and takes you underneath Storybook Castle.

4. At 8:30pm, watch Disneyland Shanghai’s daily fireworks show titled Ignite the Dream.

Many people choose to depart the park after the fireworks show. The waiting time declines sharply. If you still have energy and time, it is a golden time to experience more attractions.

Shanghai DisneylandShanghai Disneyland Fireworks Show

Good to Know

1. If you don't like adventure, don't try TRON Lightcycle Power Run, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and Soaring Over the Horizon

2. If you travel with kids, don't miss the attractions:

3. If you have visited Disneyland in other places and have trouble deciding what to see and do, the following attractions are unique to Shanghai Disneyland:

How to Avoid the Crowds

Shanghai Disneyland Park

The Disney Fastpass

You are highly recommended to pick up a Disney Fastpass. It is very helpful to shorten your waiting times for selected attractions.

You may obtain a Fastpass at participating Guest Services locations or on the Shanghai Disney Resort Official App for no extra charge and subject to availability.

Disney Fastpass Attractions Include:

How the Fastpass Works

To get a Fastpass on your mobile device:

To get a Fastpass at a Disney Fastpass distribution kiosk:

Good to Know:

1. The first thing to do when you enter the park should be to pick up a Fastpass, which are quickly snapped up.
2. It is much more energy-saving and time-saving to get the Fastpass on the Shanghai Disney Resort App.
3. You can only select one attraction for a Fastpass visit each 2 hours.

Shanghai Disneyland ParkJet Packs, Tomorrowland

How to Get to Disneyland Park Shanghai

Shanghai Disneyland is in the core zone of Shanghai International Tourism and Resorts Zone, Chuansha New Town, Pudong New Area.

It is approximately 21 kilometers east from the center of Shanghai, 12 kilometers west from Pudong International Airport, and 30 kilometers east from the Hongqiao transport hub.

From Shanghai downtown

By metro: You can take metro Line 11 and get off the train at the terminal station: Disney Resort. On arrival, take Exit 1 and walk about 5 minutes to the park.

By bus: You can take bus Pudong 50, 51, or 52 to South Public Transit Hub in the middle of Shanghai Disney Resort. Then transfer to shuttle bus 2 or 3 to the resort, or walk for about one mile (1.6 km).

By taxi: It takes about one hour from downtown Shanghai to Disneyland by taxi, and costs about 130 yuan.

From Shanghai Pudong Airport

By metro: Take the Maglev or metro Line 2 to Longyan Road, then Line 16 to Luoshan Road, and Line 11 to Disney Resort.

By taxi: It takes about 40 minutes from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Shanghai Disney Resort and costs about 70 yuan.

From Shanghai Hongqiao Airport

By metro: Take metro Line 10 at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Shanghai Jiaotong University Station, then Line 11 to Disney Resort.

By taxi: It takes about 1 hour from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Shanghai Disney Resort area and costs about 200 yuan.

Ticket Booking

Three methods to book your ticket:

1. Book on the official website:

2. Book on mobile app. Download the official app at

3. Book via phone: 400-180-0000, +86-21-3158-0000.

Ticket Prices [January 2021]

Ticket Type Regular Weekends, public holidays, July & August
Standard (1.4m+ / 4’8”+) 1-day CNY 399 CNY 499-CNY 599
2-day CNY 670 CNY 900
Child (1–1.4m / 3’4”–4’8”)
Senior (aged 65+)
1-day CNY 299 CNY 375-CNY 450
2-day CNY 510 CNY 680

Places to Stay, Shop, and Relax

Shanghai Disney HotelToy Story Hotel

The Disney Resort includes two themed hotels: Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and Toy Story Hotel. Shuttle buses are available between the park and hotels.

Disneytown is just outside the park. It hosts a blend of shopping, dining, and entertainment. It is free to enter.

The Wishing Star Park is a great place to enjoy a leisurely stroll, with beautiful gardens, a walking path, and a glittering lake.

Facilities You May Need

1. Daily wheelchair/stroller rentals are available for 90 yuan.
2. ATM machines are available in the park. You can use UnionPay, Visa Card, MasterCard, etc.
3. The Baby Care Center next to "First Aid" on Mickey Avenue provides a convenient place to feed, change, and nurse your little ones.
4. Luggage Storage services are available for an additional fee. You can store any size luggage for a per-piece fee of 80 yuan per day.

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