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Who’s Responsible for Disney Parks Growth Explosion? Thanks Shanghai

For those of you who have been living under a rock, Disney recently announced a seemingly unprecedented laundry list of new attractions and projects coming to Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line and beyond. A new Tron coaster and theater at the Magic Kingdom, a new Mickey dark ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a new

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Final Performance of The Lion King at Shanghai Disneyland October 8, 2017

As predicted months ago here at Theme Park University, the first Broadway version of The Lion King performed in Mandarin at Shanghai Disneyland will come to a close on October 8, 2017. Shanghai Disneyland recently made the announcement via their WeChat account (the Chinese equivalent of Facebook) to let their followers know that there are

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Epic Behind-The-Scenes Video of Shanghai Disneyland Pirates of the Caribbean Battle for Sunken Treasure Unveiled

Out of all the amazing attractions I’ve experienced in recent years, none come close to Shanghai Disneyland’s epic Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for Sunken Treasure. I have seriously considered finding a way to fly back to Shanghai just so I can ride it continuously for days. Unless you experience for yourself, it’s hard to

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China’s Wanda Group Backs Down From Disney Battle

China’s richest man, Wang Jianlin is enjoying a delicious meal of tasty crow right about now. For those unfamiliar, Jianlin owns the Wanda Group which owned several theme parks (and many other investments) in China and seemed to be pretty pissed off that Disney was encroaching on his territory. In several interviews last year as

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Shanghai Disneyland Pirates Concept Artwork Showcased on Disney Wonder Pirate Night

While recently traveling on the Disney Wonder, I was treated to some concept art I had never seen before during the Pirates in the Caribbean Deck Party. Dozens of photos from Shanghai Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure. I’ll start this article off with an apology, as the angles on some

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Shanghai Disneyland Offering Paid FastPass Option

It was only a matter of time. As of late March 2017, Shanghai Disneyland is offering a paid version of their FastPass service known as Disney Premier Access. Keep in mind, the free version of Disney’s FastPass is not going away. For now. More on that later. First, lets take a look at what this

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Why do Shanghai Disneyland Guests go Poo Poo in Public Areas?

If you had told me years ago when I first started Theme Park University that I’d be discussing pooping habits at a theme park, I would’ve said you’re crazy. Yet, here I am. We’ve covered how different the culture is at Shanghai Disneyland before the park even opened. By far the most discussed topic is

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More Shanghai Disneyland Chinese New Year Preparations

Without question, Chinese New Year will be Shanghai Disneyand’s first major park celebration. Unlike Halloween and Christmas, Chinese New Year features dozens of unique photo opportunities, specialty shows, and even a unique ad campaign. If you missed our last article on Shanghai Disneyland Chinese New Year, click this link, as there are many more photos to

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Shanghai Disneyland Prepares for Chinese New Year

Just like newborns, theme parks have their own set of firsts. This year, Shanghai Disneyland is celebrating its first Chinese New Year. Preparations are being made all over the park, including new guidemaps, decorations, and more. A Theme Park University reader recently sent me these photos, so I figured I would share them with you.

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Shanghai Disneyland Castle Vanishes in Smog

Does anyone else remember a special that aired on NBC called “Disney’s Magic in the Magic Kingdom,” which debuted in 1988? It was hosted by George Burns and Harry Anderson and featured magicians like The Pendragons and Lance Burton. The finale featured the biggest names in magic at the time, Siegfried and Roy.  Their illusion promised

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