Shanghai Disneyland is being built a bit off the beaten track, but relatively close to a major freeway that helps outline the future expansion for the city. It was just announced that Shanghai’s Metro (a system of mass transit that includes Subway, Light Rail, and… Read More »Shanghai Disneyland to get Exclusive Metro Line
Shanghai Disneyland officials told members at of a digital media forum that technologies shown at Shanghair’s World Expo in 2010 will find their way into the park. Additionally, several of the next-gen technologies being developed for Walt Disney World, will be part of the park.… Read More »Shanghai Disneyland Announces Incorporation of 2010 World Expo technologies
Last month a DreamWorks Animation ‘theme park’ was announced as part of a shopping and entertainment complex that is under construction at the Meadowlands site in New Jersey. This DreamWorks location would be small, about 15 acres, and part of a larger complex. It’s not… Read More »DreamWorks Announces Plans for 2nd Theme Park, This Time Near Disney in Shanghai
Brush up your resumes, Shanghai Disney Resort has kicked off a recruitment campaign in Shanghai to hire skilled local talent to support the development of this world-class family vacation destination. This initial recruitment drive, the first of many recruitment initiatives, will focus on technical and… Read More »Shanghai Disney Resort Begins Recruitment for Technical and Creative Positions
Major kudos go to Sam Wilson of the “Theme Park Concepts” blog for deciphering what the park layout and attraction mix of Shanghai Disneyland is most likely to be. Wilson examined public presentations, models, and visual clues to come up with the following map: As… Read More »Shanghai Disneyland – Deciphering the Park Layout
Nestled outside of Beijing, China sits what was supposed to be one of the regions best theme parks – Wonderland Amusement Park. I first wrote about the Magic Kingdom Ghost Park back in August but it’s getting some attention again with a new story from Reuters.
Situated on an area of around 100 acres, and 45 minutes drive from the center of Beijing, are the ruins of ‘Wonderland’. Construction stopped more than a decade ago, with developers promoting it as ‘the largest amusement park in Asia’. Funds were withdrawn due to disagreements over property prices with the local government and farmers. So what is left are the skeletal remains of a palace, a castle, and the steel beams of what could have been an indoor playground in the middle of a corn field.
According to Reuters, it’s a sign of a decaying property bubble in China. Apparently it popped 10 years ago and no one noticed. With Disney building its own new Magic Kingdom outside Shanghai, you have to wonder about Shanghai Disneyland’s prospects for success if the Chinese bubble does finally collapse.
Check out the post from August to see an artsy video of Wonderland and even more links. Then click below the jump for a video from Trey Ratliff’s Stuck In Customs travel site:
While this isn’t coming from an official Disney representative, there was some interesting news made at the International Academy of Tourism expo in Shanghai. Construction is just underway on Shanghai Disneyland, it won’t open until 2016, but expectations are already pretty high. According to Alastair… Read More »Tourism Official – Shanghai Disneyland Expected to Draw Big
Youtube user Michael20183 is back with another train ride around the expansion area of Hong Kong Disneyland. Each of the three mini-lands, Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point, and Toy Story Land, will add much needed new attractions to the smallest of the Magic Kingdom style theme… Read More »Hong Kong Disneyland Expansion Update