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Construction starts on eighth themed land at Shanghai Disneyland

Construction starts on eighth themed land at Shanghai Disneyland
December 15, 2019

Shanghai Disney Resort has announced that construction has started on Shanghai Disneyland’s eighth themed land, Zootopia, with site preparation work now completed.

The latest expansion at Shanghai Disneyland will be the first Zootopia-themed expansion at a Disney park.

Advising that new area will immerse guests in the mammal metropolis alongside characters from the movie, Joe Schott, President and General Manager, Shanghai Disney Resort stated “this is an immensely exciting time for Shanghai Disney Resort and Zootopia fans alike.

“Since we announced the development of our new Zootopia-themed land earlier this year we have been overwhelmed by the excitement and anticipation expressed by fans from across China and around the world.”

To be located adjacent to Fantasyland, Zootopia will be a “diverse and vibrant city” inhabited by characters from the Walt Disney Animation Studios film. These will include Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps, as well as Flash the Sloth, Gazelle, Officer Clawhauser, Chief Bogo and Yax the Yak.

Zootopia is the second major expansion of Shanghai Disney Resort, following the opening of Disney Pixar Toy Story Land.

Schott added “we are pleased to announce the start of main construction for the new land today, a significant milestone in its development.

“This expansion demonstrates Shanghai Disney Resort’s commitment to bringing new and unique experiences to our guests, offering more reasons for them to come visit us again and again.”

Further Disney Resorts expansion in Asia has seen the announcement that Tokyo Disneyland will open new attractions on 15th April including the Beauty and the Beast area and ride.

Images: Zootopia will come to life at Shanghai Disneyland, with guests immersed in the mammal metropolis alongside characters from the movie (top) and the expansion will be the eighth themed land at Shanghai Disneyland (below). Concept images courtesy of Disney Resorts.

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