Shanghai Disney Resort Discussion Thread

P. 100: Zootopia themed land coming to Shanghai Disneyland!
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Re: Shanghai Disney Resort Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:02 pm

Disney posted some new artwork for the future Zootopia at ShDL.
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Having Zootopia Central Station now in the new artwork...possibly the new attraction's queue, starting in there? Meaning, probably not the Police car chase ride (like Indy Aventure in DL), somebody suggested before?
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Postby Nrthwnd » Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:37 pm

A couple of new shots have been posted of the area that the new Zootopia "Land" will occupy, thanks 'Cody' !
Here's one of them. The entry point definitely looks like it will be between Winnie The Pooh and Dwarfs Coaster.

They also recently "broke ground" on the new expansion, but I don't know where pix (or a video) of the ceremony are.
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Postby Hilltopper39 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:58 am

The Zootopia expansion is pretty interesting to me, I'm excited to see what it ends up being with the ride system and all but I'm also surprised they decided to move forward with that movie as the theme. I know the film was well received both commercially and critically but I don't really think of it as having a brand strong enough to anchor and entire theme park expansion. Maybe it's just me and my perception of the film but seems like there's just a lot of other more popular franchises they could have tapped into for the expansion, unless there's some kind of special connection to the film that the Chinese have I don't know about.

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Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:14 am

^ I think Disney is making a sequel and tv series around Zootopia. The IP has a lot of possibilities.
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Postby Hilltopper39 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:00 am

Canobie Coaster wrote:^ I think Disney is making a sequel and tv series around Zootopia. The IP has a lot of possibilities.


I wasn't aware of that but if that's true it makes more sense now. I mean after I thought about it for a minute everything Imagineering touches turns to gold anyways, I'm convinced they could build a land themed just about anything and it would outstanding haha.

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Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:14 am

Disney does such a good job that I like lands to properties I could care less about.
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Postby SharkTums » Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:19 am

Zootopia was VERY popular in China and most of Asia. The amount of Judy and Nick cosplay we saw in Japan in October was crazy. I'm sure they did their research and know what their people want.

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Re: Shanghai Disney Resort Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:36 am

Wow, I didn't know this project was a thing but it looks great

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Postby PKI Jizzman » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:48 am

Very stoked for this expansion and I'm confident they'll do an incredible job. Zootopia is a strong international IP that everyone can vibe with, I think it will be a huge hit. There are endless ideas for photo ops, immersive city style themeing, food/drink, merch, and attractions. I'm happy to see a new IP growing and getting attention!

Elissa's totally right - to get a photo op with Nick or Judy (you had to pick 1) at Tokyo Disneyland, you had to go there first to get a ticket or else it would sell out right away.
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Re: Shanghai Disney Resort Discussion Thread

Postby tinaalsgirl » Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:36 am

Based on pictures and trip reports from the various Asian Disney parks, it seems as though the animal characters are far more popular than any of the human ones, so I can see where a Zootopia-themed area would fit well over there.

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