August 21, 2012

A Collection of Shanghai Disneyland Artwork

Shanghai Disneyland has released little information about the details of the park design. However, a few renderings and artworks were revealed over time. Here is a collection of the artwork and renderings I have obtained. By combining the pictures below, we should be able to form a general idea of what the park will look like. Please Enjoy!
Remember to click on the images to enlarge them!

Image courtesy: Disney

The model displayed during D23. The two hotels that I talked about can be identified.  Comparing this with the layout below, it is not difficult to see that they largely match.

The leaked layout with the most information so far! A detailed analysis can be found on Screamscape.

A bird view of the whole park, including the carpark and shopping district in the left and a boat loading/unloading area to the right. The image also suggests the estimated height of the Dinosaur Mountain.

Also very informative. I see a Maya style temple at the right edge. Since I am a fan of Indiana Jones (as the name of this blog suggests), I surely hope the attraction will be here!  

This is a closer look at the Fantasy Garden in front of the Storybook Castle. Can you identify the rides?
Shanghai has four seasons, thus the abundant plantation will present different colors throughout the year!

This picture is less clear, but we can identify the futuristic building of the rumored TRON indoor coaster (at left) as well as the Pirate Cove (The skull at right).
Possible entrance artwork.

This is from Disney and More. It is a closer look at the Fantasy Garden from another angle. Pay attention to the buildings near the entrance.

I find this sketch very similar to the buildings in the picture above.  

And the Storybook Castle. In this picture, it surely looks high! And a fountain show can be seen in front of the castle as well.

The gate of Storybook Castle, the letter "D" should be short for Disneyland, right? This artwork also suggests the potential color scheme of the castle.

This is how the main hall of the castle will look. I like the design of the staircase, but is it going to be very crowded? Or it is going to be an escalator? 

The only ride that is officially confirmed on the official website! This rendering shows the finale of the storybook boat ride.

Finally, the overall layout of the Phase 1


  1. Luke,

    Wondering if you might have any additional knowledge of the possibility of creating an extension of the Maglev track that runs from the airport to downtown to Disneyland? The track is within the space of the S1 freeway and its not too far away. It would be a home run to build up ridership for the maglev train. thanks for any info... 1bryon

    1. Hi 1bryon,
      Thanks for dropping by.

      I am sorry but I don't know about any plans to build maglev train station near the park.
      However, as you can see in the last picture, the two purple dotted lines, staring from the left edge, are actually the future extension of subway lines No.2 and No.11(The description is in Chinese, but you can see the number 2 and 11.). I think it will be enough for guests to arrive at the park conveniently. Thus, a maglev station may not be necessary.

      Hope this helps you.

  2. Hi Luke,

    For the Enchanted Storybook Castle, they might follow the direction of the Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland Paris, where there's ample stairways and walkways (and also a nice walkthrough attraction that goes underground - but we already known Shanghai will have a boat ride). Being the newest castle (and a lot of Disney content to work with), there ought to be a nice interactive attraction like the new Cinderella Fairy Tale Hall walkthrough at Tokyo Disneyland.

    I really appreciate parks with direct access via high speed transportation. Hong Kong Disneyland is a fine example - its so easy (and fast!) to get to from Kowloon and HK Island.

    How far away is the park from Shanghai's central area?

    1. I think it is around 20 km from Shanghai's central area.
      However, there will be two subway lines extended to the park.

  3. Dinosaur mountain??

    1. Hi!
      Thanks for being interested.

      Dinosaur Mountain is referring to the river rapids attraction which is rumored to have a Dinosaur Theme. However, it is yet to be confirmed.