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Local Name:
上海迪斯尼乐园
Budget:
3.7B
Announced:
12 Jan 2009
Construction Start:
08 Apr 2011
Opening:
16 Jun 2016
Location:
Pudong, China
Area:
91 ha
  1. Michael is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    In China, Disney aims to keep security behind the scenes

    Chinese law enforcement often relies on in-your-face muscle-flexing, but Shanghai appears to be giving unusual leeway to Walt Disney Co. to police its new theme park there nearly as inconspicuously as in other Magic Kingdoms.

    Disneyland won’t officially open until June 16 but outsize crowds are already flocking by cars and subway to new restaurants and a lakeside promenade in a tourist zone surrounding the theme park that offers a free taste of the experience—90,000 on one day recently.

    Shanghai events have drawn some of the largest crowds in the world, and despite massive numbers of officers and widespread electronic surveillance local authorities have a mixed response record.

    In 2010, Shanghai took a page from the heavily policed Beijing Olympics two years earlier and stationed a battalion of officers, paramilitary and army at the city’s giant World’s Fair expo, which drew nearly half a million visitors daily for six months with minimal incidents. But a year and a half ago, three dozen people died in a New Year’s Eve stampede after police failed to divert an estimated 200,000 revelers from crushing into the city’s No. 1 tourist spot, the historic riverfront Bund.

    The Burbank, Calif.-based company’s agreement gives it broad scope to manage risks in Shanghai much like it does at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and its parks in other countries. Disney won’t say much about the arrangements but its plans indicate that uniformed police generally won’t be seen inside the park gates.
    Source: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/in-china-disney-aims-to-keep-security-behind-the-scenes-2016-06-09-61035059
    Original article: http://www.wsj.com/articles/in-china-disney-aims-to-keep-security-behind-the-scenes-1465464602

  2. CarlySX is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    Quote Originally Posted by RachelleBeaney View Post
    This looks fast and fun - but was it just me, did the Dinosaur/crocodile animatronic thing look like it wasn't working!
    That looks to me like they are still working on it's internal moving parts where you can see the flaps to eventually cover it over.... strange for it to be left open like that but, I guess, at least they are able to test the ride properly.


  3. RachelleBeaney is offline Curious Chap
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    This looks fast and fun - but was it just me, did the Dinosaur/crocodile animatronic thing look like it wasn't working!

  4. Captain Jack's Stunt Spectacular has been posted. Interesting to say the least. Check out the finale sequence at around 13 min.


  5. Michael is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    Roaring Rapids POV


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    The fireworks shown from above
    I am unable to link the whole video because of how it is hosted on twitter but here are some screen shots and the link.





    Source: https://twitter.com/Echinanews/status/740001940843552769?lang=en-gb

  7. CarlySX is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    A cast of 10,000 with 10 days to go until #grandopening . Let's do #shanghai and #disney proud. #shanghaidisneyland


    Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BGWey-Yjwwi/?taken-at=237493551

  8. CarlySX is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    A quick round up of facts from Shanghai Disneyland. I just liked the statistics about the potential customer base, really makes you realise the impact on the local economy and how this isn't just about the international market.



    Now, Iger is looking at an income qualified audience within a three-and-a-half hour travel radius – be that by metro, bus, high-speed rail or car – of more than 300 million people.

    “It would be as though the whole population of the United States could afford a ticket to Orlando and could get there within three-and-a-half hours,” said Iger.


    Source: http://www.attractionsmanagement.com/detail.cfm?pagetype=featuresonline&featureid=30864&mag=Attractions%20Management&linktype=story&source=none&ref=n

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    Coaster101 posted this very detailed article for Pirates of the Caribean at Shanghai Disneyland showing the layout of the ride and how it is mechanically different from other POTC rides around the world which enables it to work as we have seen in the POV videos.



    Ride layout shown from above during construction


    the front and back of each boat is tethered to a bogie which is connected to a track hidden under the water. A metallic plate, or permanent magnet, is mounted to each bogie and interacts with electromagnets (LIMs or LSMs) to control the speed of the boat


    The POTC ride system actually shares a lot of similarities with Escape from Gringotts at Universal Studios Orlando. The ride vehicle in both Pirates and Gringotts has a rotational degree of freedom to point the guests in exactly the direction the show designers intend them to be at all times
    Source: http://www.coaster101.com/2016/05/17/secrets-behind-shanghai-disneylands-pirates-caribbean/

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    There are once again tickets available for the 16th of June. Could this be because people are switching their originally booked ticket for 06/16 to a later date in fear of massive crowds? Or is SDL still releasing new tickets for this date? Looking at the 180 minutes waiting time for Tron during the last few trial operations and the not yet operational Roaring Rapids this seems like a huge mistake...

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