March 1, 2015

New "Puss in Boots" Coaster in USS

Update 3/1:

Exactly one month as passed since I last spotted the testing of the coaster. However, at the moment we still don't have an official opening date. Looking from the outside, the construction seems to have finished, therefore I was not able to provide any new updates recently.

But today I noticed something I have not been paying attention to previously. There are at least two giant geese along the track. How will they interact with the ride, or what is the role they play in the story? I am certainly looking forward to finding out.



February 4, 2015

New photos of Shanghai Disneyland

Following the news of the new opening window, Disney also revealed several photos of Shanghai Disneyland under construction.

The first pair is inside the Pirates of the Caribbeans ride building. The two ships are in the middle of a battle and guests will probably pass between them along the track over there.



Shanghai Disneyland Opening in Spring of 2016

Disney Park Blog revealed today that Shanghai Disneyland will be opening in spring of 2016, instead of end of 2015.

Just now, on today’s earnings call, Bob Iger, Disney chairman and CEO, shared updates on the project.
“This is also a dynamic and exciting time for our Parks & Resorts – with another very strong performance in Q1 and plenty to look forward to, including the spectacular Shanghai Disney Resort. I was in China the week before last and saw amazing progress — we just topped off our signature Shanghai Disneyland Hotel… and we’re nearing completion on iconic features throughout the park, including the largest castle we’ve ever built… and we’re getting ready to start casting the hundreds of performers we’ll need to entertain our guests. It’s thrilling to see Shanghai Disney Resort rapidly coming to life. The artistry, complexity….the magnitude…and the detail….it’s all quite astonishing. As you’ll recall, after we broke ground on this incredible resort, we announced an $800 million expansion, significantly increasing both the size of the park and the number of attractions available to our guests on opening day. Even with that expansion, we will complete major construction by the end of this calendar year, and we’re planning a spectacular grand opening in Spring of 2016, which we believe is the optimal time to showcase the full grandeur of this world class destination.” – Bob Iger.

I am not entirely surprised to hear this, as rumors have been going around for quite some time that Shanghai Disneyland is not really hitting its original opening date. But I am glad that they chose to take the time and push back the opening instead of having a park with a few rides still under construction.

Let's all look forward to 2016 then!


January 18, 2015

This Week in USS #11: Photo of the Ride Vehicle


Today we have some excellent updates!

New "Puss in Boots" Coaster in USS


The ride vehicle of the attraction has been photographed! Click on the title to view more photos!


Chinese New Year - the Year of the Sheep

2015 is the year of the sheep (羊 in Chinese). The park has been decorated with flowers, lanterns, firecrackers. 
It's a pity that the park doesn't have an attraction that has the theme of sheep though...

Check out the photos below~



Battlestar Galactica Reopening Soon

Update 1/18:

The testing continues. Nothing to report.



January 3, 2015

This Week in USS #10: Happy New Year


HAPPY NEW YEAR, FRIENDS!

I really want to thank every one of you who took the time to visit my little blog. 2014 has been a great year for me, and 2015 is going to even more awesome!

Speaking of NEW, we have updates about a NEW ride and NEW progress of the reopening of an old ride. Take a look!

New "Puss in Boots" Coaster in USS


Cute little ducks are spotted at the Puss in Boots ride.