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.
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!
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?