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    Shanghai Daily "Disneyland plan unveiled" Same story for local area interests



    A BLUEPRINT of Shanghai Disneyland, the first Disneyland on China's mainland, was made public yesterday.

    The planned area covers 7 square kilometers, with the location of the theme park, hotels and parking areas clearly marked.

    Two Metro lines, Line 2 and Line 11, will converge at the area. Line 11 is included in the project's first phase while the Line 2 stretch will be introduced later. They will share a station inside the area, according to the plan.

    The 24.5 billion yuan (US$3.73 billion) phase 1 will cover 3.9 square kilometers, while the rest is listed as reserved land for future development.

    Four plots in the phase one project are marked as hotel compounds, but the plan doesn't specify how many hotels it will contain. Two hotel compounds will be built by the southern side of the inner lake.

    The amusement facilities and the inner lake are separated by support facilities including a parking lot, a hotel and recreational facilities.

    Water will be a prominent feature of the amusement park. A river, about 10 kilometers long and 60 meters wide, is being created around the park area and a 0.39-square-kilometer lake will be inside.

    The theme park is close to the Zhangjiang High-Tech Park, Kangqiao Industry Zone and the International Medical Zone, according to the blueprint.

    The park will have two main entrance boulevards - Xiupu Road will lead to the western entrance and Liufeng Road to the southern entrance.

    The theme park, in the southeast of Shanghai, is about 21 kilometers from People's Square, 18km from Lujiazui, 12km from Pudong International Airport and 30km from the Hongqiao transport hub.

    People who wish to comment on the plans can do so at the Pudong New Area branch of the Shanghai Urban Planning, Land and Resources Administration Bureau.

    The first phase of the amusement park in the Pudong New Area is expected to attract 7.3 million visitors a year when it opens in 2015.

    It will be Disney's first theme park on the Chinese mainland and the third in Asia after Tokyo and Hong Kong.

    The city government regards the project as an important step in its bid to build the city into a world-class tourist destination in the next five years.

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    Re: Shanghai Daily "Disneyland plan unveiled" Same story for local area interests

    Very cool!

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    Re: Shanghai Daily "Disneyland plan unveiled" Same story for local area interests

    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaChris View Post

    This does give us a much better idea of what they have planned. It does strike me as odd that they are planning 4 hotels when the first open. Don't they remember what happen in France when they had too many hotel rooms when they first open?

    I also assume that they are going to put a monorail or something around the lake to get from hotel to hotel.

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    Re: Shanghai Daily "Disneyland plan unveiled" Same story for local area interests

    ^ I think 4 is fairly manageable... didn't Paris open with 7? It might be a bit optimistic but at least they'll be prepared for crowds as they build over time.

    I'm a bit more surprised that they didn't buy more land. It seems like there's only room for 1 large or maybe 2 small parks in the future, not to mention any other ideas they might have.

    And here's hoping for that monorail!


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    Re: Shanghai Daily "Disneyland plan unveiled" Same story for local area interests

    I can see the second gate built on the west side of the resort but I believe they'll need to add more land southwards to extend for their supposedly planned third gate.

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    Re: Shanghai Daily "Disneyland plan unveiled" Same story for local area interests

    It might be 3 hotels actually, and it really depends on how many rooms they have. It also looks like we could take that last concept sketch and match it up pretty well with this layout
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    Re: Shanghai Daily "Disneyland plan unveiled" Same story for local area interests

    Dang the 1st phase is big. 7 sq km = HKDL times 6 (only 1.3 sq km). With mainlanders going to HKDL increasing year by year(probably going to drop when SHDL opens)- a huge percentage of the guests are mainlanders (with locals dropping year by year) - I think HKDL management should review its "SHDL won't touch us" theory.

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    Re: Shanghai Daily "Disneyland plan unveiled" Same story for local area interests

    If it manages 7.3 million guests opening year, I would be VERY impressed.


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    Re: Shanghai Daily "Disneyland plan unveiled" Same story for local area interests

    I'm still trying to get a sense for the size for the theme park zone.

    Not sure if anyone is up for it - To draw in DL, Anaheim 85 acre perimeter inside this zone to get an idea of it's size.

    thank you, in advance.

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