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  1. Thread: Shanghai Disneyland

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlySX View Post
    Finally found a photo of the real Club 33 entrance. Apparently there is another one that is a little more "classy" but not seen it as yet.
    Just for you, I took some photos of the main Club 33 entrance on Mickey Avenue. It has a porch; once you get into the porch there is no more Club 33 insignia but I didn't dare to go any further!! The entrance is next to the "Jazz Club" facade, close to one of the entrances of Avenue M Arcade....




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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlySX View Post
    He's alive! The Q'arq is now working and we have a full ride POV.
    I went on Roaring Rapids on the 16th (opening day) and I didn't spot this Q'araq at all in the whole ride....was it somehow disabled on the first day, or maybe I was just not very observant?

    Quote Originally Posted by CarlySX View Post
    Not sure if this is being totally blown out of proportion to be honest. The people I know, who are currently visiting, haven't said it's terrible and all parks need to adjust to having regular guests in the park rather than soft opening.
    I certainly didn't notice the park being particularly dirty during my four days there (16-19)!! I did see some atrocious queue-jumping, although the Disney staff were actually quite good/eager at sorting it out. Native Chinese were among those getting angry at the queue-jumpers, so it works both ways. The worst thing I saw was a full-on fight between a couple, complete with biting, slapping and kicking. The security seemed unwilling to escort them out of the park despite the fact that there was a large crowd standing around watching. Not sure how this would have been dealt with at other parks...
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    Arrived in Shanghai yesterday. Hope this helps someone:



    The Wishing Star Park is much more extensive than I had first thought. It's only open 7am-7pm, although outside those hours it's accessible to SDH guests via a special gate connecting the hotel gardens to the park. There are (at least) two 24-hour convenience stores located inside the park itself. They are not Disney-branded. Most of the piers are apparently not in use - only the ones served by Wishing Star Ferry are used.

    The bridges actually have names. One is called Magic Bridge, another Happiness Bridge, not sure about others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcoDisney View Post
    I hope for some channel like cctv, maybe i can watch via sattelite in germany then, i remember when hong kong disney opened i got the channel that aired the opening gala and watched live - so cool. Disney Channel Germany does not show the gala like in US - i hate that fact
    I don't think it is live. The article says that the program will be broadcast at 8pm June 16th. Since the article is from Orlando, I assume that it means 8pm ET, which would be 8am June 17th in China.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlySX View Post
    Finally found a photo of the real Club 33 entrance. Apparently there is another one that is a little more "classy" but not seen it as yet.



    Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BGJ_YKyG6RL/?tagged=shanghaidisneyland
    I posted this on 10th May, perhaps this is what you were looking for and missed it?:

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    I'm guessing the previous poster meant to post parts 1 and 2 rather than part 2 twice. Here's part 1:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
    Have these been posted before?
    I don't think so...thanks for sharing.
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    Wow, so how did we miss this video?? There is just so much new stuff in here I don't have time to make screencaps.....



    This is an amazing video!!
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    More from @DisneylandDrive today....

    Is it just me who absolutely loves these facades!!:





    More views inside the castle:







    Various other pirate stuff:





    Miscellaneous:





    As usual, there is *even more* over at @DisneylandDrive...
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    A few DLDrive photos (part 2)

    Continued photos from DLDrive (https://twitter.com/DisneylandDrive):

    Some signs in the outer part of the resort:






    Finally, here are some other things I found interesting or which hadn't been seen before:








    Finishing off with the enigmatic entrance to the renowned "Club 33"!!
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    A few DLDrive photos (part 1)

    Quote Originally Posted by CarlySX View Post
    If you haven't found @DisneylandDrive on twitter then check him out. He has LOTS of Shanghai photos and is currently at the Toy Story Hotel which looks awesome. So many photos I cannot possibly get into them all here (but here's a selection anyway!)

    Source: https://twitter.com/DisneylandDrive
    Wow! Great find! I agree that we can't possibly post all of his photos on here but I think at least we can include some of them. Especially where they are of things we haven't seen before. (I posted the Aristocats thing a few weeks ago, and a number of his other photos are things we've seen before, but there is also a LOT of new stuff!)

    First off, various facades (probably most if not all are from Mickey Avenue):












    Here are some interesting photos of Toy Story Hotel:




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    If anyone has the full text, I would be really grateful!!
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    Wall Street Journal has posted a short video with some clips from the SDR soft opening: http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/05/09/video-shanghai-disneyland-test-run-ahead-of-june-opening/ (I think the video itself may have originated from China's CCTV, but didn't find the link to the original.

    Not much new in here, but there are a couple of micro-clips of the MSE Parade, including an appearance by Ulf (who wasn't shown in the video shared earlier today):



    So here's a list of characters I spotted in the MSE Parade across both videos (and the earlier image which - predictably - shows Mickey also):
    * Mickey Mouse
    * Minnie Mouse
    * Goofy
    * Daisy Duck
    * Chip & Dale
    * Pinocchio
    * Hook
    * Rafiki
    * Timon
    * Duchess
    * Stitch
    * Ulf
    * Tigger
    * Mr Incredible
    * Elastigirl
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlySX View Post
    I can't post the video but you can check it out on the link before.

    Source: http://www.miaopai.com/u/xinwenchenbao
    Here's the link for anyone who is interested: http://www.miaopai.com/show/STYedh6uf9krb0egk1NJag__.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlySX View Post
    There is going to be a Club 33 Lounge at Shanghai Disneyland... yet another one I will never see the inside of...



    Source: https://twitter.com/TPUJosh/status/726244761594552320?lang=en-gb
    NB: This is inside the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel, not the park. It's a "temporary location" according to: http://themeparkuniversity.com/disney/exploring-shanghai-disneyland-resort-hotels/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post

    Looks like it's another bus station.
    Thanks so much!
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    Does anyone know what Qimiao Road Station is? Is this just another name for Disney Resort Station?
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    Shanghai Ex Pat have done a video of Disneytown and the metro station: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prUWN6gEabw

    Some screen caps:







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    Inside the Magic posted a few more photos of SDH. Most of them have been seen before in the earlier Theme Park University posting, but there were a few new ones, especially of the bronze statues.






    Source: http://www.insidethemagic.net/2016/04/photos-shanghai-disneyland-update-shanghai-disneyland-hotel/
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    For anyone who didn't realise from MarcoDisney's post, the Shanghai Disney metro station opened today!

    Source: http://shanghaiist.com/2016/04/26/disney_metro_station.php

    In other news, China Eastern has unveiled a Shanghai Disney Resort plane! Presumably it will fly guests from other cities to Shanghai to visit the Disney resort.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
    Can anyone clarify the ticmet purchasing process? I still don't know how it works, i.e. do i need to link it to my UK passport (I'm ordering for 2 of us so need to know this), and I can't find anywhere how the tickets are actually presented - e-ticket that i print, some people have mentioned smartphones etc. If anyone can post 'SHDL ticket purchasing for dummies' it will be greatly appreciated!

    P.s. i'm after tickets for the end of the year so they are not yet available, but i want to be prepared.
    You don't need to link it to your UK passport. They give Chinese citizens the ability to link it to their Chinese national ID cards but this is apparently more for convenience than anything else, as they don't need to bring their ticket to the turnstiles.

    The tickets we get issued are e-tickets which have a barcode. You can either print it out, or present your smartphone for scanning. (The smartphone has the webpage open where the barcode is displayed.)

    Hope that helps!!
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    Dining reservations

    Had a chat with Annie from reservations on the phone today for over 1 hour! Wow it's so frustrating, as the staff don't speak good English, and don't have a lot of information, and seemingly don't want to tell me they don't have lots of information. Often it feels like you are speaking to an automated service. Because several times after I asked a question, I was asked "So, you want to know about dining at Shanghai Disney Resort, right?" And I said yes, and then she read me some pre-scripted information, which she had repeated to me five or six times during the phone call, despite my protests. And this was mostly copied from the official website! No disrespect to the staff, seriously, they are just doing their jobs, and are very nice people. But it is very frustrating the way it's organised.

    Anyway, basically I was able to confirm the following information:
    * Booked breakfast is available at Lumiere's Kitchen and Aurora only (within SDH - I didn't ask about TSH)
    * Booked breakfast times are at 6:30, 6:45, and so on every 15 minutes until 9:45 which is the last timeslot
    * Bacchus Lounge and Ballet Cafe are also open in the mornings for breakfast, but don't take bookings. And the food provided would be a lot more basic because these two venues are intended as "a place to relax" only
    * Dinner times are also every 15 minutes
    * For both breakfast and dinner, you have to arrive within 15 minutes of your booked time or the reservation will be cancelled

    About character dining, Annie told me that every restaurant offering character dining (which is only Lumiere's Kitchen (SDH) and Royal Banquet Hall (in-park) currently) is offering character dining for every single dining slot at breakfast, lunch and dinner. But to me this seems quite unlikely to be true. In fact, Annie did not even seem to know what character dining was until I explained it to her.

    She was not able to tell me anything about the food available at breakfast at each restaurant, or any further details about dinner choices than what's already on the website.
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    @MarcoDisney

    I had been wanting to ask you about your third-party hotel booking for some time now but I hadn't got the chance because it was off-topic.

    I'm assuming you will now cancel your stay at Dikang Boutique Hotel, but did you ever hear anything about the status of your booking?

    I only ask because I booked the Dikang Boutique Hotel a few days ago, but I got a phonecall from the agent (english.ctrip.com) a few hours later saying they had spoken to the hotel and the hotel only accepts advance bookings up to 2 weeks in advance of your trip, not earlier. And advised me to call back 2 weeks before my trip. But I was quite surprised because you had booked it back in early February and for August, which is much further in advance even than for me!

    From your screenshots I deduced that you booked using Agoda so I re-booked through Agoda and as yet I haven't got any information from the agent about the booking being cancelled or anything like that....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcoDisney View Post
    Hi @ all,

    About early entry we have very different informations for now - there is no official information on the web site, but some people, including me, asked about this topic in the live chat - with very different statements from the chat people. Some told about 2 hours early entry for hotel guests, some chat agents denied early entry at all. I tried again yesterday and got the following reply (i think it will be different situation on opening day, but i am interested in the normal operating days, since i will visiting in august) :
    Hi Marco,

    Well this thread is like a breath of fresh air!

    I spoke to the reservations people earlier today on the phone and asked about this. The agent (Annie) told me that there is no information on this available as yet.

    So we have:
    * Jinger - Yes you can enter 2 hours early
    * Gina - Yes you can enter 2 hours early
    * Annie - No information
    * Nono - No you can't enter 2 hours early

    This is very confusing.

    If anyone gets someone in future who confirms that you can enter 2 hours early, can you please ask them about whether this applies to the opening days? On our behalf. This will help.

    To be honest, since the park opens at 9am each day, I find it unlikely that it will open 2 hours early for hotel guests, as this would mean it opened at 7am, which is really quite early for someone to visit a theme park! Does anyone else know if any other Disney parks around the world open quite this early?
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