Shanghai Disneyland guide fully updated

Shanghai Disneyland guide update

I’ve fully updated my guide to Shanghai Disney Resort for 2019! It’s really great to see how Disneyland has changed over the last year.

My updated guide covers new rides, snacks and sights, as well as more and better photos!

Shanghai Disneyland snack guide updated

I ate my way through Disneyland to update my snacks guide, and I find out whether the Shanghai did justice to the classic Disney turkey leg!

Guide update

I’ve just gotten back from another trip to Shanghai, almost exactly a year after my first visit. Which means I’ve updated my guide!

The guide to Disneyland park has been updated with more rides, more tips, and better photos. I’ll be updating my impressions of Disneytown and the snacks guide over the next few days too.

Shanghai Disney Resort, Part 3: Snack Time – updated for 2019!

Now updated for May 2019! I’ve just gotten back from another visit to Shanghai Disneyland, almost exactly a year after my first. I got a chance to ride, see and eat things that I missed before, and I’m so excited to share the expanded and updated guide!


Check out Part 1 on Disneytown and Toy Story Hotel, and Part 2 for my area-by-area guide to Disneyland!

Shanghai Disneyland has some nifty snacks, though they’re very much on the bread-y side so they may not be great if you’re on a diet. But let’s be real, part of theme park experience is eating all sorts of unhealthy things!

They’re all worth indulging in… or are they? Find out here:

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Shanghai Disney Resort, Part 2: Disneyland – updated for 2019!

Now updated for May 2019! I’ve just gotten back from another visit to Shanghai Disneyland, almost exactly a year after my first. I got a chance to ride, see and eat things that I missed before, and I’m so excited to share the expanded and updated guide!


I’m glad to say that any fears that a mainland Disneyland would feel like a pale shadow of the original are entirely unfounded. Shanghai Disneyland has adapted to local norms, as it ought to. Every Disneyland has to adapt to the local culture, you can’t just transplant a major cultural artefact and force it completely unchanged onto the locals. That’d just be colonialism silly.

And if you haven’t already, check out my previous post for Part 1: Toy Story Hotel and Disneytown. Also, Part 3 is now updated, spotlighting some Shanghai Disneyland’s interesting snacks!

Shanghai is lovely in the spring

Shanghai is lovely in the spring

First things first: You’ll want to create a Shanghai Disney account and download the Shanghai Disneyland app before you go. If you’re going with a family, at least one person needs to have an account as the park really does force you to use the app. On peak days, Disneyland may not sell tickets on-site, so it’s best to buy online beforehand.

This is a long post, so check out the contents where I cover my park strategy, a breakdown of the areas, and some additional highlights:

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