Zootopia Land at Shanghai Disney Resort will open on Dec. 20th

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Zootopia Land at Shanghai Disney Resort will open on Dec. 20th

Get ready for an exciting announcement! Zootopia Land at Shanghai Disney Resort is set to open its doors on December 20, 2023!

Whether you’re a big or small mammal, everyone is invited to experience the incredible land that brings the beloved film to life. Every aspect of this new land, from food and beverage offerings to entertainment, merchandise, and beyond, has been meticulously crafted to immerse you in the vibrant mammalian metropolis.

Join us as we embark on a wild adventure, exploring six captivating ways to step right into the enchanting world of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ film, “Zootopia,” at Shanghai Disney Resort.

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Immersive Zootopia Stories Around Every Corner

Prepare to step into the vibrant city atmosphere of Zootopia like never before with storefronts along the streets that tell a unique story. Stroll by the Beaver Dentist, where you can listen to the sounds of patients having their teeth worked on through the window. At the Hibernation Hotel, a modern “pod” style hotel where Zootopia’s bears and other residents hibernate, you can even hear them snoring from their cavernous rooms. Don’t miss the Arctic Spa, specially designed for polar bears, where you might overhear Mr. Big’s henchmen humorously discussing their plans to attend tonight’s Zootopia Day Concert.

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New ride Zootopia: Hot Pursuit coming to Zootopia, opening Dec. 20, 2023 at Shanghai Disney Resort
Officer Clawhauser inside New ride Zootopia: Hot Pursuit coming to Zootopia, opening Dec. 20, 2023 at Shanghai Disney Resort

Innovative New Attraction to Ride at Zootopia

In Zootopia: Hot Pursuit you will be greeted by Officer Clawhauser. The boisterous cheetah frequently pauses to talk to the newest rookie police officers or rave about Gazelle and the big concert tonight. Chief Bogo then orders his new rookies to board cruisers to back up Officers Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde and from there the adventure begins! From sliding across the ice of Tundratown to flying off the track onto the busy streets of Sahara Square, enjoy thrilling turns, spins, slides, and “drops” in this family-friendly attraction on a mission to rescue Gazelle from her kidnapper, Bellwether. This experience will surprise and delight your wild side as you have your very own experience in this sequel to the movie!

Street signs reading "Nocturnal Alley" inside Zootopia, opening Dec. 20, 2023 at Shanghai Disney Resort

Land Details Found Around Zootopia

Your journey begins the moment you step foot (or hoof or paw) on Mane Street. This street is lined with a variety of storefronts perfect for any sized animal that might find themselves perusing the streets. You will then be led to the civic plaza, Savannah Central, exactly where Judy Hopps once found herself when embarking on her great Zootopia adventure! Savannah Central’s fun, colorful, and animated advertisements are played on the large Zootopitron screen, showcasing the energy and vitality of this modern city. Behind this is the stunning skyline of Zootopia, which was originally inspired by a variety of city skylines in the animated film. At Zootopia Central Station, a large metro train can be seen passing behind an upper-level decorative stained-glass window. The train comes and goes as it picks up and drops off animal commuters, just as it did in the film.

If you pay attention, you’ll even spot animal-inspired street modifications like “Cubs at Play” warning signs and vehicle height clearance signs to remind long-necked citizens, like giraffes, to be aware of their height when entering tunnels and underpasses, along with roads and streets that are accommodating of all animals of all sizes.

Fashions by Fru Fru coming to Zootopia, opening Dec. 20, 2023 at Shanghai Disney Resort

Zootopia Merchandise to Dress from Head to Paw

In Zootopia, you can discover a wide array of unique merchandise upon the opening of the land, including the Disney Zootopia Cute collection, which will offer even more enchanting items and options.

Fashions by Fru Fru, owned by Zootopia’s favorite fashionista and Mr. Big’s daughter, features vibrant colors and flourishes that match Fru Fru’s outgoing personality. Inside, you’ll find two special areas themed after Yax and Duke Weaselton, bringing more characters from the film to life. You will also discover over 200 products, many designed exclusively for the new themed land, including headwear, apparel, accessories, and much more, allowing you to dress up from head to paw! Collections will feature beloved characters like Judy Hopps, Nick Wilde, Flash, Clawhauser, and more, with careful consideration of each character’s species, personality, appearance, and story. You’ll also find items themed after iconic scenes in the film, such as Fashions by Fru Fru Toy Bricks and Tundratown Building Toy Bricks, making them perfect souvenirs or gifts for friends and family.

Zootopia-themed dessert coming to Zootopia, opening Dec. 20, 2023 at Shanghai Disney Resort

Unique Food and Dining Experiences

From Zootopia-themed desserts to snacks, drinks and more, there is a sweet and savory safari right at your fingertips!

Jumbeaux’s Café coming to Zootopia, opening Dec. 20, 2023 at Shanghai Disney Resort

Take a visit to Jumbeaux’s Café which is adapted to welcome animals of all sizes! It has even made accommodations like a lower take-out window for smaller customers, fashioned directly into the façade’s original elephant-sized door. Sink your teeth into a paw-shaped popsicle inspired by the ones made by Nick Wilde in the film!

Chocolate Marshmallow treat coming to Zootopia, opening Dec. 20, 2023 at Shanghai Disney Resort
Donuts coming to Zootopia, opening Dec. 20, 2023 at Shanghai Disney Resort

There’s also the Chocolate Marshmallow, which mimics the size and look of the Jumbo-pop that Nick tricks Judy into buying, but re-imagined as a raspberry-flavored marshmallow. If you’re looking for something on the smaller side, there’s the Mini Chocolate with the same look. What’s more, Officer Clawhauser’s favorite donuts will be provided in two different sizes, meeting the needs of all animals, big or small. Upon opening, there will even be offerings right out of the film, such as the Disney Zootopia Blueberry Pie created by Gideon Grey, the fox; the Carrot Shaped Lollipop that will remind everyone of Bunnyburrow, and more treats to come. 

New show coming to Zootopia, opening Dec. 20, 2023 at Shanghai Disney Resort

Characters Brought to Life in New Atmosphere Show 

Not only does Zootopia have attractions, food, and so much more, unique entertainment is on the way too! Imagine walking down the street and hearing the residents chatting with one another from their windows. You may even strike up a conversation with Flash the sloth or the Hopps family! This atmosphere show will bring the characters from the film to life in an innovative way that you can only find at Shanghai Disney Resort.

Get ready to embark on this exciting journey into the world of “Zootopia” at Shanghai Disneyland, where adventure and fun await beginning on Dec. 20, 2023!


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