If you haven’t already heard, Shanghai Disneyland is building a new “Zootopia”-themed land! The Disney Parks Blog announced December of last year that the main construction on this exciting new land has already begun and that this eighth themed land will be an immersive mammal metropolis that brings a variety of fan-favorite Zootopia citizens to life!
The Disney Parks Blog states, “This exciting expansion will allow Guests to experience signature key offerings like new “Zootopia”-themed merchandise, entertainment and creatively curated cuisine. The land will also feature a new major attraction – one that’s sure to create unforgettable guests memories with its innovative technology and immersive storytelling.” Guests will be able to fully immerse themselves in the Academy-Award-winning animated movie through entertainment, merchandise, and food and beverage offerings.
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 we have been overwhelmed by the excitement and anticipation expressed by fans from across China and around the world. We are pleased to announce the start of main construction for the new land, a significant milestone in its development.”
Today, the Shanghai Disney Resort shared the following pictures of of some new art on the construction walls surrounding the upcoming Zootopia Land on their Instagram:
The Instagram post states:
Zootopia’s favorite fashionista, Fru Fru, is the latest character to feature on the city’s ever-changing construction wall here at Shanghai Disneyland!
There is still no official announcement as to when the new land will open yet but Disney Imagineers are hard at work. They posted this update on their Instagram this past December:
The final steel roof deck of the attraction at Shanghai Disneyland’s Zootopia-themed land was installed earlier today marking the attraction’s structure topping-out. To commemorate this important construction milestone, Disney Imagineers, representatives from @ShanghaiDisneyResort and local partners had the opportunity to sign the final steel roof deck and witness its installation.
Stay tuned for more exciting updates as construction progresses!