Enchanted Storybook Castle
Being the largest Disney castle ever constructed, Enchanted Storybook Castle houses a variety of functional facilities including a walk-through attraction, a restaurant, a makeover boutique, an elaborate stage, and a boat ride that goes underneath the main level.
In the main hall of the castle are mosaics depicting four Disney Princesses, representing the four seasons. With The Princess and the Frog representing Spring, Tangled representing Summer, Brave for Autumn, and Frozen for Winter. In the center, a golden chandelier cascades down from a regal blue ceiling shaped like a star that resembles a starry night sky. This is also the first castle in a Disney Park to have multiple main entrances from different sides, with elaborate walkways that all meet at the central rotunda.
Contrary to Sleeping Beauty Castle, inspired by Germany’s medieval Neuschwanstein Castle; Cinderella Castle, which borrowed styles from gothic French architecture; and Le Chateau de la Belle au Bois Dormant’s whimsical curves and slender storybook figure; Enchanted Storybook Castle’s overall look was inspired by Renaissance architecture. However, its design features numerous details and elements previously used in precedent Disney castles. Designers also incorporated Chinese stylings and decorative elements to appeal to the country’s audience. For example, the castle is topped with a golden peony, a flower popular among Chinese traditions. Besides the peony, the castle also bears a great number of symbolic elements illustrate the partnership and the blending between Disney and Chinese culture.
During the designing phase, modern technologies such as 3D computer modeling had to be applied to design and break down the constructional steps for the team. Adding to its gigantic size, the castle is actually built on an elevated platform and can be seen miles away from the park. The platform itself is, in fact, a gigantic building that houses the boat ride that goes underneath the castle as well as behind the scene facilities.
Shanghai Disneyland is also the very first Disney Park to reinvent the logistics around the castle during the nightly fireworks shows. The launchpads for pyrotechnics from the castle are built to the front, while the castle itself is isolated from the rest of Fantasyland’s attractions, thus enabling all the rides in the back area that would normally close down in other Disney Parks for the fireworks shows remain fully operational.
與被德國中世紀的新天鵝堡（Neuschwanstein Castle）靈感啟發的睡美人城堡（Sleeping Beauty Castle）相比，灰姑娘城堡，從哥特式法式建築中藉用風格;和Le Chateau de la Belle au Bois Dormant的異想天開的曲線和纖細的故事書形象;魔法故事書城堡的整體外觀受到文藝復興時期建築的啟發。然而，其設計具有迪斯尼城堡先前所使用的眾多細節和元素。設計師還融入了中國的風格和裝飾元素，以吸引全國觀眾。例如，城堡上面擺放著一朵盛產中國傳統花朵的金牡丹。除了牡丹之外，城堡裡還蘊含著大量的象徵元素，說明了迪斯尼與中國文化的合作與融合。
The Chinese government approved the resort on November 4, 2009. The Walt Disney Company announced on November 5, 2010 that they had signed an agreement with Shanghai Shendi Group to build the resort and park in Shanghai, with a planned opening in 2015. On April 7, 2011, groundbreaking began at the Shanghai Disneyland Resort site.On June 29, 2013, construction on the Enchanted Storybook Castle began.
A satellite view of the resort in 2015.
On March 8, 2013, the company announced that the park would open in late 2015. On February 2, 2015, the opening date was pushed back to early 2016. On January 12, 2016, the park’s opening date was announced as June 16, 2016. According to some reports, this was due to construction delays and quality control problems. The final opening date is June 16, 2016.
The cost was initially estimated at 24.5 billion yuan (USD $3.7 billion) for the theme park and an additional 4.5 billion yuan (USD $700 million). This rose to around USD $5.5 billion before delays,which was due in part to additions to the number of attractions open to the public on opening day, which added USD $800 million to the cost.The added cost doesn’t take into account lost revenue from the lost admissions fees.
In addition to the attractions and two hotels, the company is building a high-speed rail system to get visitors to and from the site.
Disney owns 43% of the property while the state-controlled Shanghai Shendi Group owns the remaining 57%.
On May 7, 2016, Shanghai Disneyland Park had started soft openings.
Disney aired the live broadcast of the grand opening show on its Facebook page on the night of June 15, 2016. Bob Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company was joined by nearly 3,000 distinguished guests and celebrities for a showcase of choreography, acrobatics, costumes and technology in grand scale, with dazzling lights, Disney music, pageantry, special effects and fireworks. The show featured world-renowned pianist Lang Lang who performed a custom arrangement of the musical sensation “Let It Go” (from Disney’s “Frozen“) and China’s television and movie superstar Sun Li who took center stage. The historic event included the debut of an original song, “Ignite the Dreamer Within,” written especially for the grand opening of Shanghai Disneyland. Acclaimed composer and conductor Tan Dun, widely known for his stirring scores for the films “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and “Hero,” led the Shanghai Symphony with an original composition of the new song.
Tickets for the park went on sale on March 28, 2016, with a two-tiered pricing scheme. On most days, one day adult tickets will be CN¥ 370, while child and elderly one day tickets will cost CN¥ 280, roughly 20% cheaper than Hong Kong Disneyland (which charges HK$539 for a one-day adult ticket).During busier periods, including the first two weeks of the park’s operation, adult one day tickets will cost CN¥ 499, while child and elderly tickets will cost CN¥ 375. The park will be the first Disney park to feature tiered pricing.
According to the International Business Times (IBT), the US dollar equivalent of park ticket pricing will cost about $75 for adults and $60 for children on holidays and weekends, and around $60 for adults and $45 for children on weekdays. IBT notes that “a two-day weekend ticket for two adults and one child comes close to China’s average urban monthly wage.”
Opening day tickets sold out in a few hours after going on sale at midnight, March 28. However, more tickets were put on sale several days before the official opening day.
2013年3月7日，上海迪士尼度假區管理公司在股東大會上，首次發布上海迪士尼度假區的整體概念圖，包括主題樂園中央佔地11公頃的綠草地及為全球最高、樓高4層的奇幻童話城堡（Enchanted Storybook Castle）等景點。華特迪士尼主席兼任行政總裁羅伯特．艾格表示，上海迪士尼度假區具有中國特色，同時為最正宗的迪士尼度假區。首次曝光的4張設計圖展示以神奇王國（Magic Kingdom）為藍圖的上海迪士尼度假區，捨棄每座迪士尼樂園必備的美國小鎮大街，而在樂園中間建設佔地11公頃的花園，巡遊隊伍將會在此表演。
THE MAKING OF SHANGHAI DISNEYLAND | DISNEY
Upon the company’s promise that the Shanghai resort would be “authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese”, Chinese architects and designers and teams of researchers were hired to find ways to incorporate Chinese cultural elements.Many usual Disney park features have been redesigned or are absent from Shanghai Disneyland Park to cater for Chinese visitors’ penchants. The park does not feature a steam railroad surrounding the park’s perimeter nor does it have an earthen berm to obscure the outside world from guest view. As a replacement for a central spoked-hub, the center of the park features a 4.5-hectare (11-acre) collection of Chinese zodiac gardens called the Gardens of Imagination. Main Street U.S.A. has given way to Mickey Avenue that introduces Chinese visitors to classic Disney characters. Conventional-themed lands such as Adventureland are reimagined into Adventure Isle, whereas other lands, such as Frontierland, are omitted entirely.Several staple attractions, such as Space Mountain, Jungle Cruise, and It’s a Small World, are excluded as Disney wanted to avoid criticism of cultural imperialism.Restaurants seating has been revised upwards after studies found that Chinese guests take longer over meals and extensive picnic areas better adapted to extended families with grandparents; there is more live entertainment as many Chinese patrons prefer these to thrill rides.
The entrance to the park, which leads onto Mickey Avenue.
Mickey Avenue, the entrance of the park, is the park’s equivalent to Main Street, U.S.A.. The area is inspired by the personalities of classic Disney cartoon characters such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Chip ‘n’ Dale, as well as Disney films including, Ratatouille, The Three Caballeros, and Lady and the Tramp. Avenue M Arcade, the largest gift shop in the park, is modeled after the Carthay Circle Theater.The Storytellers statue, which depicts a young Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse, is located at the end of Mickey Avenue and in front of the Gardens of Imagination.
Gardens of Imagination
The “hub” of the park, this land features seven 4.5-hectare (11-acre) Chinese gardens with each of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac represented by Disney characters. Attractions include Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Fantasia Carousel, and Marvel Super Heroes at Marvel Universe, a meet-and-greet pavilion featuring Marvel characters. Entertainment includes castle stage shows, as well as, the nightly Ignite the Dream, A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light. Mickey’s Storybook Express, a parade with a musical soundtrack and colorful performers on the longest parade route in a Disney park.
Main article: Fantasyland
Fantasyland is the park’s largest land themed to classic Disney animated films. The land features the 197 ft (60 m) Enchanted Storybook Castle, themed to Disney princesses. The castle is the largest in any Disney theme park, and features the Royal Banquet Hall restaurant, a boutique,and Voyage to the Crystal Grotto —a boat ride, located beneath the castle, that takes guests past scenes from films including Tangled, Aladdin, Mulan, Fantasia, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. Attractions include Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Peter Pan’s Flight, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration. The area features unique attractions such as the Alice in Wonderland Maze—a walk-through hedge maze inspired by the 1951 and 2010 versions film adaptations—and the Hunny Pot Spin, a spinning Teacups-style ride themed to The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.
Treasure Cove is themed to an 18th-century Spanish harbor town located on a Caribbean island that has been captured by Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean.The land’s marquee attraction is Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure, a dark ride based on the films.Guests, riding in magnetically propelled boats, travel past audio-animatronic and projected depictions of Jack Sparrow and Davy Jones as the two battle against each other in attempt to seize the cove’s sunken riches.
The land also is home to Eye of the Storm: Captain Jack’s Stunt Spectacular, a stunt show inspired by the films and Siren’s Revenge, a shipwreck-themed three-storey interactive play area set aboard a wrecked French galleon. The land also has Explorer Canoes, a canoe ride in Treasure Cove.
Main article: Adventureland (Disney)
Adventure Isle is the park’s counterpart to Adventureland. Focused around a mysterious lost world full of hidden treasures, the land features Roaring Rapids, a river rapids ride through the land’s towering Roaring Mountain and Soaring Over the Horizon, a hang gliding flight experience across the world. Additional
Alice in Wonderland Maze
Wind your way through the maze of Alice’s Wonderland world to attend this delightfully mad tea party.
Ignite the Dream – A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light
See Enchanted Storybook Castle transformed when Disney magic lights up the night with stunning special effects!
公園入口米奇大道（Mickey Avenue）就是這個公園的美國主要街道，這個區域的靈感來源於米老鼠，米妮老鼠，唐老鴨，奇才戴爾等經典迪士尼卡通人物的個性。以及迪斯尼電影，包括料理鼠王，三騎士，和夫人和流浪漢。公園最大的禮品店Avenue M Arcade 仿照Carthay Circle Theatre。描繪年輕的華特·迪斯尼和米老鼠的說故事者雕像位於米奇大道盡頭，在想像園林前。
Media reports from Taiwan of tv