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Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park, Shangha√ģ Disneyland First Competitor, Opens on Nov 16!

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I have to share this!! What a beautiful Park. Shame about the Killer Whale show, which I am sure they would be¬†better off without.ūü§Ē

Full article with loads more info, artwork and footage, go to:

http://disneyandmore.blogspot.com/2018/09/shanghai-haichang-ocean-park-shanghai.html?m=1

Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park, Shangha√ģ Disneyland First Competitor, Opens on Nov 16!

 
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For Shangha√ģ Disneyland the times when the park could reign without no real competitor is over! On November 16 Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park, will open officially and the new park will be the next major attraction in the city with a trial run starting on Oct 1! The park also include a new themed hotel, which will also open on Nov 16, and will start to accept reservations from Oct 20.
 
Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park was designed by Gary Goddard Entertainment - now Legacy GGE - who won five years ago in front of three others companies proposals, with the blue-sky design below. As a former WDI Imagineer Gary Goddard also designed many E-Tickets attractions for Universal Studios and Legacy GGE team include artists who also worked for WDI, all this to say that even if Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park is not a Disney park it was designed by people who know very well how to create quality theme parks. Below, renderings of the Blue Sky Concept design, first design for the park entrance, and the final design.

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The Park is now in soft open. Take a look at these pics of this spectacularly themed New Park.

I found this on Disneyandmore and themeparx.com if you are wanting to find out more.

Some great ideas for our SW here and look @pushbutton they have a snazzy cable Skyway ride with enclosed cabins. -Something that I am sure you would agree our SW needs!

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Shangha√ģ Haichang Ocean Park Pictorial Update - Part Two

 
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New pictorial update about Shangha√ģ Haichang Ocean Park, still in soft-opening until mid-November grand opening. Although the exterior theming looks finished and the marine life exhibits and shows are operational - except the Orcas show - none of the rides are yet working, including the Intamin Steel Dolphin coaster, always in trial operations. But there is plenty of new pictures shot by Chinese guests and posted on social medias site where¬†Michael from Themeparx¬†found them. I remind you that the park is located near Shangha√ģ at 30 minutes from Shangha√ģ Disneyland and will be SDL main competitor once all rides and shows will be fully operational, i.e anytime soon.
 
Let's start by a great panoramic shot of the park, and you can see more great pictures in D&M previous article HERE..
 
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New shots of the snow mountain.
 
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The entrance to polar mountain. The train ride is not working yet.
 
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The fountain at the center of Christmas Town, in front of the The Seal - Sea Lions show / exhibit pavilion is now working.  Below, more building from Christmas town and the Kids zone are now finished.
 
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The Mermaids and Shark mosaic sculpture at the entrance of the park.
 
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The awaited Steel Dolphin coaster is still in test mode and not open yet.
 
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Jet-Ski show in the canal and daily show at Christmas town!
 
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The Skyway gondolas going from polar mountain to the volcano are now working, so let's board one of them from polar mountain station to have great aerial shots of the park!
 
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Let's enter the Volcano Whale Shark Hall to meet sharks!
 
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The flume ride is not working yet.
 
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New banners before the start of the Dolphin show.

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The park has now three Belugas...

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...And Polar Bears.
 
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Plenty of Penguins await you in the Penguins exhibit...

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According to Michael from Themeparx, at the seal exhibit inside the polar mountain, "guests can view the seals from both above and underneath the exhibit and come face to face with the seals at the cylindrical glass part of the tank".

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Guests can also have a close encounter with Sea Turtles...

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...and even Mermaids!

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More pics of the Coral Reef pavilion.

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The underwater restaurant.

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The Jelly Fish exhibit.

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Sunset and night shots of the park!

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Make sure to visit Themeparx HERE as there is more pictures available and Michael adds new ones daily!
 
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Thanks for the updates @MickeyD! I'm very interested in this park and its developments, as actually I am planning to go to Shanghai next June to attend the Asian Attractions Expo 19.

Although it is spead out quite a lot, Steel Dolphin has several exciting elements such as the Top Hat with a twist exit and the outward banked hill. It really tells about Intamin's drive towards more daring elements in a much more competitive ride manufacturer business :)

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