The Insider’s Guide To
There is a saying that the sun never sets on a Disney castle.
With parks spanning the globe, one is always open somewhere in the world. And in Shanghai, we are fortunate enough to have the newest Disney theme park located right in our backyard!
Shanghai Disneyland is the third Disney park in Asia, and boasts the largest castle out of all the parks worldwide. In its first year, this Mainland China attraction welcomed over 11 million Guests through the gates---surpassing expectations.
If you haven’t yet visited this beautiful destination, now is the time. Read on for some tips and tricks to experience the magic of the Shanghai Disneyland Resort.
Shanghai Disneyland App
Most people who have visited a Disney park know about the FastPass system—you can walk up to most popular attractions, insert your park ticket, and receive a FastPass with a designated return time to shorten your wait.
But did you know that you can now make FastPass reservations with your phone?
The Shanghai Disneyland App allows you to select your rides ahead of time—so skip the line and enjoy more time at the most magical place on earth!
AVOID THE CROWDS
The best advice I can give you is to avoid the summer months and the Chinese holidays.
The lines can be hours long (though you can still purchase front of line access for a price). But outside of those times, the park can be very accessible if you go during the week.
I have been in September, October, and December midweek and have experienced little to no wait on most rides.
PRESERVE YOUR MEMORIES
Shanghai Disneyland PhotoPass
Disney parks around the world offer an amazing photography service called PhotoPass.
PhotoPass Cast Members are stationed strategically throughout the park to capture your Disney memories. You can purchase photos a la carte, or you can receive unlimited photos with a special ticket package at an exceptional value.
This even includes your ride photos—so as a keepsake, it is totally worth it.