AttractionsShanghai Disney Resort will get the first Zootopia-themed attraction, to begin construction this year.

World’s first Zootopia attraction to open in Shanghai

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Shanghai Disneyland Zootopia II
A preview of the Zootopia themed land that will begin construction this year at Shanghai Disneyland.
Shanghai Disneyland Zootopia II

The attraction, which will feature characters and stories of the animated film, will begin construction later this year, bringing the park’s total number of themed lands to eight. 

Shanghai Disney Resort will be opening the world’s first Zootopia-themed attraction as part of a second major expansion in less than three years of operation, signalling the ambition of media conglomerate The Walt Disney Company to meet China’s growing appetite for quality themed entertainment.

The attraction, which will feature characters and stories of the animated film, will begin construction later this year, bringing the park’s total number of themed lands to eight. 

“The rapid rate of expansion at Shanghai Disney Resort demonstrates our confidence and commitment to the company’s future development in China,” said Bob Chapek, chairman of parks, experiences and consumer products, The Walt Disney Company, in a media release.

Disney’s storytelling and state-of-the-art technologies will take centre stage at the new themed land, where visitors can be immersed in the mammalian metropolis of Zootopia. It will also have entertainment, merchandise, and food and beverage offerings. 

This expansion follows the resort’s first major expansion last April, which added a seventh themed land, Disney·Pixar Toy Story Land.

In its first year of operation, Shanghai Disneyland drew some 11 million visitors, putting it in the top eight theme parks worldwide and one of the most-visited sites in China, according to data from the Themed Entertainment Association and consulting firm Aecom, released in May.

Visitors will also be able to lay hands on the resort’s first annual pass, officially available from January 25 onwards.

The annual pass will offer visitors year-round access to the resort, discounts on merchandise and dining, as well as special offers for Disneytown, the resort’s hotels, and the Mandarin production of the hit Beauty and the Beast Musical and more. 

Available at three tiers, the pass provides park access ranging from 45 days to 250 days to a full 365-day version. 


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