A Look at the Attractions of Shanghai Disneyland

Joseph St Pierre

Shanghai Disneyland has soft opened and will be officially open to the general public in the next coming weeks, here is a look at some of the attractions at the park.

Roaring Rapids


Roaring Rapids is a River Rapids ride at Adventure Isle section of the park. the ride has a large crocodile like creature called the Q’aráq. Guests board a raft that sets off upriver to Field Camp Beta. A fallen tree blocks the way and diverts the current in a new direction right inside the mountain. Within the cavern, the roar turns deafening as the rapids propel towards the enraged monster itself. Speeding through the darkness the creature lunges in and snaps its razor-sharp teeth. The raft escapes the fearsome jaws of the Q’aráq and plunges through a lava tube and into a churning whirlpool, then past erupting volcanic vents and steaming geysers as the whitewater rapids sweep back into basecamp.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure


Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure is dark water ride based off the Pirate of the Caribbean film franchise. Found at the Treasure Cove section of the park the ride features a spectacular naval battle between Jack Sparrow and Davy Jones. The ride is an overall upgrade to the original Pirates of the Caribbean ride at other Disney parks. Guests are enlisted to go with Jack Sparrow on an epic journey to find Davy Jones’ treasure. The ride takes Guests down to the ocean depths, through the bellies of pirate ships, and straight into the heart of a ferocious naval battle, all the while braving the nautical twists, spins, and turns of a pirate adventure.

TRON Lightcycle Power Run


TRON Lightcycle Power Run is a roller coaster and dark ride based off the disney film Tron: Legacy found in the Tomorrowland section of the park. The roller coaster designs are inspired by the Light cycles in the franchise. Guests are launched across a canopied section of track before diving high-speed into a mysterious game world of lights, projection and sound effects. Guests waiting to board have fun imagining the Grid as they listen to the soundtrack and watch as the Light cycle trains twist and turn all around them, all under a color-shifting canopy. Even at a distance, guests can marvel at the massive, undulating canopy. Covered in a translucent material, it reveals the pulsing glow of Light cycle trains as they zip through the attraction. The entire canopy is edged in a dramatic, blue-green ribbon that changes color as it rolls across, over and around the Tron Plaza, like the tail of a dragon.

Voyage to the Crystal Grotto


Voyage to the Crystal Grotto is a boat ride showcasing several iconic disney animated film moments. Guests glide beneath the Enchanted Storybook Castle, into a secret, underground chamber where fountains of light leap up and dance in shimmering pools, surrounding guests with magic, music and color. The outdoor water passages feature recreated scenes from Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Fantasia, Tangled, Mulan and The Little Mermaid.

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