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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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Fake Disney Characters Invade Shanghai Disneyland Resort

No doubt you’ve seen the unofficial characters that stroll the streets of Hollywood in front of the Chinese Theater or in New York’s Time Square.   On any given day you can see Spider-Man, Batman, Mickey Mouse, Iron Man and dozens of other knock-off characters which have been bought or rented in order to make

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Shanghai Disneyland First Quarter Report Card Part 3: The Ugly

The first full quarter of Shanghai Disneyland has had some mixed results. From a financial standpoint, the resort is a success. Attendance seems to be high on most days, even though guest spending isn’t where it should be. Today we are going to focus on the maintenance of Shanghai Disneyland. The resort is less than

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Shanghai Disneyland First Quarter Report Card Part 2: The Bad

Not all news coming out of Shanghai Disneyland’s first full quarter is good. Every major theme park project has some bumps in the road and naturally, Disney is no exception. Last time we mentioned how Shanghai Disneyland has already crossed the four million customer threshold. For a brand new park to gain so much traction so

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Shanghai Disneyland First Quarter Report Card Part 1: The Good

We here at Theme Park University have been following the progress of Shanghai Disneyland very closely since opening day. Without question this is the biggest project in the attractions industry of 2016 and Disney’s largest in decades. Over the next few days we are going to chronicle just how things are going in Shanghai, including

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