Incredible Aerial Pictures Of The Shanghai Disneyland Theme Park

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Images show Shanghai Disneyland’s lofty 196-foot-tall castle and resort buildings undergoing their final stages of construction. And it appears that fans are excited about the developments, as tickets for the June 16 opening day sold out within hours of being listed on the company’s official ticketing website.

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Despite being eight times the size of the 126-acre Hong Kong Disneyland, the park, which cost $5.5billion (£3.8billion) to build, is said to be the cheapest out of all the Disneyland resorts.

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The 963-acre Shanghai Disneyland is the company’s sixth park worldwide. It has promised that it will pay homage to traditional Chinese culture as well as showcasing Disney’s favourite films.

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The Enchanted Storybook Castle is the tallest out of the six Disney venues and the park will feature six themed lands, packed full of family attractions and live entertainment offerings.

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The idea of creating a park in mainland China has been planned since the 1990s with the park eventually given the go ahead in 2011.

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Star Wars will also feature in the new park with a ride in Tomorrowland along with a Tron themed ride where thrill seekers climb aboard motorcycles.

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Treasure Cove is the first pirate-themed land at a Disney park, created especially for Shanghai Disneyland. The land will feature five neighbourhoods.

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In the park there is set to be the first carousel in a Disney park that features the symphonic music and mythical creatures from the Disney film Fantasia.

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Visitors will journey through the adventures of Pooh and his friends with oversized storybooks telling the story in Chinese.

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Star Wars Launch Bay will be a celebration of the Star Wars Galaxy, where guests will meet heroes and villains of the saga, visit iconic intergalactic set-pieces, view props and memorabilia from the most recent Episode, and be immersed in the Skywalker story through a cinematic experience.

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A Tron themed ride where visitors sit on motorbike carriages will be included in Tomorrowland at the newest Disneyland park.

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Fantasyland will be the largest of all the lands in Shanghai Disney Resort and home to the Enchanted Storybook Castle.

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Bronze statues of Mickey and Minnie in formal attire will welcome guests to the Shanghai Disney Resort Hotel.

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