Best Attractions at Shanghai Disneyland | Travel Guide

Shanghai Disneyland shares many of Disney’s best attractions; the castle obviously, and let’s not forget Dumbo! But despite being fairly new and shiny Shanghai Disneyland has managed to deliver some of the best Disney attractions I’ve ever experienced. Here are a few of my favs and why.

Pirates of the Caribbean Battle for the Sunken Treasure

One word. WOW. I don’t even know where to begin with this one. I remember riding Harry Potter at Universal Studios and thinking, NOTHING could feel more immersive than this, I was wrong. This ride wins HANDS DOWN.

Pirates of the Caribbean Battle for the Sunken Treasure

Although it uses screen projections throughout they have really been blended with the actual scenery. For example, a character does something on the screen, the scenery outside of the screen reacts and moves in time to it, incredible. When my husband and I rode this for the first time we spent the whole ride in complete awe and were even a little speechless when we got off, yes, it’s THAT. GOOD.


A showcase ride for opening and it certainly has the wow factor. The ride offers a different experience both in daylight and at night so be sure to ride it at both times of the day.


As you ride Tron like a bike this was completely new. I supposed it’s similar to Manta at Seaworld as you’re lying down essentially, but the ride itself was a weird mix of Test Track at Epcot and The Mummy at Universal Studios Florida. Yes, I know, that sounds MEGA weird, but I promise it was epic!

If the team at Universal don’t look at this ride system and start thinking how they could turn those bikes into brooms I will be VERY disappointed!

Camp Discovery

This one will probably come as a bit of a surprise as it’s certainly not a headliner. However, I haven’t laughed so much or been so scared for my own life (in a good way) on a ride in a very long time.


It’s essentially like Go Ape, if Go Ape involved you hanging onto a rock face with the tips of your fingernails, trying not to fall into a ravine!

Obviously, I’m jesting, you are in a safety harness, but when you’re there, it’s pretty easy to forget that fact.

They have the setup down to a military operation to get you into the correct harness and on your way. Then the experience is pretty much up to you.

I advise AGAINST trying it in heeled shoes, interestingly they won’t stop you doing it, but who wants to wear heels on a cliff edge!

So those are my favs. Shanghai Disneyland it fairly new and with vast space to expand I’m sure there will be many more great rides to follow. Which is your favourite?



  1. Lisa
    May 31, 2017 / 4:26 pm

    need to take a trip to Disney soon… you are giving my extra motivation.

  2. May 31, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    Looks so fun! I’ve heard this is a must-see!!

  3. May 31, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    I didn’t even know there was a Shanghai Disneyland! It looks amazing. Thanks for the tips and list of your favorite spots…maybe someday I’ll get there.

  4. May 31, 2017 / 4:59 pm

    Wow how cool is that TRON ride?! I think the Camp Discovery is a little scary to me lol. Why can’t we have rides like this in California?

    • hannah
      June 3, 2017 / 8:30 am

      I know, although I think Tron is coming to WDW so maybe it will move west next!

  5. May 31, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    Oh wow! It sounds great! I’m a little scary when it comes to rides but this tempting!

  6. June 1, 2017 / 4:19 pm

    Shanghi looks amazing!! I really hope I get to go one day ?

  7. June 1, 2017 / 4:23 pm

    Pirates and Tron will proabably be my favourites! They sound absolutely brilliant, I’m heading to Shanghai next April so will be a treat to try these out <3

    • hannah
      June 10, 2017 / 4:13 pm

      fantastic! have you been before? definitely worth spending at least a day there 🙂

      Hannah @ The Northern Writes |

  8. June 1, 2017 / 4:30 pm

    Oh wow, I had no idea there was a Disneyland in shanghai, it looks so awesome. Love the look of camp discovery

  9. June 1, 2017 / 8:08 pm

    I honestly cannot wait to go to Shanghai Disney! I was in China last year but so disappointed the flights were really expensive to get there so I put off doing it. Your photos look incredible and the rides sound so fun

    Tamsyn Elizabeth |

    • hannah
      June 10, 2017 / 4:14 pm

      yes they weren’t the cheapest, but if you link them when a visit elsewhere in the area it’s not too hard to swallow I guess.

      Hannah @ The Northern Writes |

  10. June 2, 2017 / 3:36 pm

    This place looks amazing! And what a great post – thanks!

  11. June 2, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    I’m pretty sure you just sold me on the fact that something beat Harry Potter… I’ll have to see the Pirates one now!

  12. June 2, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    The from ride I believe would be my favorite. I didn’t even know there was a Disney in Shanghai.

  13. June 3, 2017 / 3:07 am

    These rides look amazing. I am now so inspired to make a trip there. Thanks for the info

  14. June 3, 2017 / 12:54 pm

    It’s funny because I just read a review of the US version of this attraction. I imagine this would be even cooler to experience in Shanghai!

  15. June 3, 2017 / 2:19 pm

    Cannot wait to see Disney Shanghai! Thanks for the tips!

  16. June 3, 2017 / 2:47 pm

    Finally a reason to visit Shanghai. Not a fan of rides after a particular experience but that Tron ride is so tempting! Disneyland in Shanghai?
    Yes, please!

  17. June 3, 2017 / 2:57 pm

    My kids want to go to Disney so badly lol … maybe next year!

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