Straight off the back of the exciting World of Frozen opening in Hong Kong Disneyland, Shanghai’s Disney Resort is about to experience its own grand opening. The new area of the Disneyland theme park is Zootopia, where all of your favorite characters and scenes from the movie come to life. We will take you on an inside tour of this beautiful new place, exploring the attractions, dining options, and character meet & greet options that guests can enjoy in just a few weeks. Since we know that there is a strong possibility of Zootopia taking a lead role in the retheming of DinoLand USA in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, we are paying close attention to what could be brought over to the USA from Shanghai’s newest installation.
Attraction – Zootopia: Hot Pursuit
The major attraction in the land, Zootopia: Hot Pursuit, invites you to become a rookie police officer alongside Officers Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde. Here you’ll go across Zootopia’s iconic terrains, sliding across the ice of Tundratown, prowling for fugitives through the streets of Sahara Square, sharing a too-close-for-comfort encounter at Mystic Springs Oasis, all in pursuit of Bellwether and her gang to track down Gazelle.
Not only can you experience your favorite characters like never before through a new generation of Audio-Animatronics figures, but the action-packed attraction also uses a combination of leading technologies to create a trackless ride system.Learn More
Dining – Zootopia Market & Jumbeaux’s Café
Jumbeaux’s Café is a whimsical place where you can find a variety of treats, including Chocolate Marshmallows and Officer Clawhauser’s favorite – The Big Donut. Venture a bit further along, and you can find the Zootopia Market, where four colorful shacks offer a variety of treats for the Zootopia Day Concert! “Grab a refreshing drink from Slothful Slurps, try corn-flavored popcorn at Hopps Family Farm, or indulge in sweet cotton candy at Cottonball Candy cart. Jumbeaux also has a pop-up cart here where you can grab the tasty signature frozen paw-shaped Disney Zootopia Pawsicle.”
Meet Judy Hopps & Nick Wilde: Zootopia Police Department Recruitment Center
If you can’t wait to meet your favorite characters from the hit movie, make your way over to the Zootopia Police Department Recruitment Center, where Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps are waiting to greet guests. More of the characters from Zootopia can be found through the apartments, where everyone, including Fru Fru, her father Mr. Big, Koslov the polar bear, Flash the sloth, Yax the yak, Duke Weaselton the weasel, and the Hopps family can be seen interacting amongst themselves throughout the day. At times, they might also interact with you and other guests in the area from their windows.
Doesn’t that sound amazing? Here are some more images for the area to give you a better feel for this awesome new location that is sure to immerse you in the world of Zootopia.
Will you be tempted to make the journey to the Shanghai Disney Resort to experience Zootopia for yourself? I can’t help but wonder if we will see elements of this version come to the re-imagined DinoLand area of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Would you like to see aspects of this international park incorporated into new lands in the USA?
Zoë Wood is a travel writer from Sydney, Australia. Since her first visit to Disneyland at the age of 6, she has spent her years frequently visiting Disney Parks and traveling around the world.
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