Shanghai Disneyland Archive

Best & Worst Disney Parks in the World (2018)

Now that Shanghai Disneyland is open, Disney has 12 worldwide theme parks: Walt Disney World, Disneyland Resort, Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disney Resort, Hong Kong Disneyland, and the aforementioned Shanghai park. This list takes a look at the strength of each park as of early 2018, which should be a helpful resource for those of you preparing

Shanghai Disneyland Trip Planning Guide

Shanghai Disneyland is Disney’s newest park, located in China. This travel planning guide covers all facets of a visit to Shanghai Disney Resort, from general: airfare, transportation, currency, etc. to Disney-specifics: food in the parks, where to stay, FastPass strategy, and more. (Last updated February 21, 2018.) Let’s start with a threshold question: should you visit? We enjoyed

Top 10 Moments of Disney Magic

When it comes to Disney, describing something as “magical” is pretty cliched and overdone. While the parks are awe-inspiring places that overfill people with joy and leave them speechless, magical is probably not the best word to describe a steak you had at Yachtsman Steakhouse. (Okay, bad example–it absolutely is.) Yet, there plenty of things that happen

Shanghai Disneyland Serves Pepsi.

Today is Shanghai Disneyland’s 1st Anniversary, and in honor of the occasion, I figured I’d write about the one topic that interests you all when it comes to the newest Disney park in mainland China. No, not Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure, which is the most revolutionary attraction in decades–better than

Wandering Moon Teahouse Review

Wandering Moon Teahouse is arguably the flagship restaurant in Shanghai Disneyland. Thanks to a counter service menu of Chinese dishes and Chinese architecture in an environment with Enchanted Storybook Castle in the backdrop, it best exemplifies the park’s “authentically Disney, distinctly Chinese” mantra. Shanghai Disneyland indicates that Wandering Moon Teahouse is an amalgamation of teahouses found

Barbossa’s Bounty Review

Barbossa’s Bounty is a counter service restaurant in Shanghai Disneyland’s Treasure Cove with views into Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure. This review features food, an extensive photo tour of the restaurant, our thoughts on whether you should dine here, and more. For starters, the ambiance. This is Shanghai Disneyland’s answer to

Hong Kong v. Shanghai Disneyland

This post offers a head to head comparison between Shanghai Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland, weighing the pros and cons of each, so you can determine which park to prioritize if you’re thinking about heading to Asia. Some readers of our Hong Kong Disneyland Planning Guide and Shanghai Disneyland Planning Guide have started to ask

Shanghai Disneyland Hotel Review

Shanghai Disneyland Hotel is a luxury hotel at Disney’s new Deluxe Resort in China. This review features room and resort photos, thoughts on our stay at this hotel, and the pros & cons of booking Shanghai Disneyland Hotel. We’ll also take a look at the amenities and include a comparison to Toy Story Hotel (the

Royal Banquet Hall Review

Royal Banquet Hall is a character meal at Shanghai Disneyland, located inside Enchanted Storybook Castle. This is the only table service restaurant in the park (as such, it’s also the only character meal), and it serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This review will assess the quality of the ambiance, cuisine, and character components of our