Shanghai Disneyland has had 7 million visitors in the past eight months, since its opening in June 2016. The resort covers an area of 4 km² (963 acres) in Pudong, east of the Huangpu River, across from the historic city center of Shanghai. The park comes with a USD$5.5 billion price tag and took the media conglomerate 17 years to complete.
The resort features a flagship park called Shanghai Disneyland Park, two themed hotels, and Disneytown – a shopping, dining, and entertainment district. There are several attractions that are exclusive to Shanghai Disneyland: for example, the Gardens of Imagination, a 15-acre themed land with each of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac represented by Disney characters. Fantasyland is the park’s largest theme land and is home to Disney’s “tallest, largest and most interactive castle.” The park currently has six theme lands and is opening its seventh – Toy Story Land – in 2018. The company says the park site still has 3 km² of empty land available for expansion. Disney is aiming to reach 10 million in total attendance and break even by its first anniversary.
This is one small part of an update that we’ve just rolled out for our satellite map. We’ve refreshed Shanghai, all its suburbs, and several neighboring cities with fresh imagery – so now you can see recent construction, like Shanghai Disneyland, more clearly than ever. Visit our blog (link in bio) for more information!