Shanghai Disney Resort has today announced that a new “Zootopia”-themed land will be coming to Shanghai Disneyland. This will be the park’s second major expansion since the resort opened in 2016.
While most people have been focusing on the opening of Galaxy’s Edge in both California and Orlando many fans have missed the rapid growth of the Disney Parks across Asia. This exciting development will be the park’s eighth themed land and the first-ever “Zootopia” area at any Disney park.
Thomas Smith shared the following on the official Disney Parks Blog, “Guests will be invited to experience the mammalian metropolis of Zootopia “where anyone can be anything,” with a new major attraction that will seamlessly blend Disney storytelling and state-of-the-art technology to bring this fan-favorite movie and its characters to life. Entertainment, merchandise, and food and beverage offerings will invite guests to fully immerse themselves in the Academy-Award-winning animated movie.”
The decision to develop the world’s first “Zootopia”-themed land follows on from the huge success of the animated film which broke box office records to become China’s No. 1 animated feature film of all time.
There’s no timeline on when the new Zootopia area is expected to open in Shanghai, but construction is planned to begin later this year.