Here is a great Shanghaî Disneyland update with not only the first aerial pictures of the construction site, but also a "soaring' over SDL video that i did specially for you!
All aerial pictures below are from Google Earth as they did recently a new update with new satellite pictures. You will see the whole construction site, and very clearly the Shanghaî Disneyland lake, the land where will be build the Shanghaî Disneyland 5 stars hotel - at the bottom left of the lake, and of course the land where the park will be build anytime soon! Note that the new satellite picture stops at the limit of the lake so the land for the park itself is a mix often old picture and the new one, which also allows a before/after view.
There we go, and for each picture you have the satellite view, the same with "where will be what", and the Google Earth view. Definitely click on each pictures to see them in big size.
But first, have a look to this map which was cleverly done by Luke from Luke and the Temple of Fun website sometime ago, and which Luke put together the different maps available of the park, hotels, entertainment zone, etc... Keep the different places in mind
as it will help you to know where is what.
To help you to locate where SDL will be from Shanghaî i suggest that we have a look first at these pictures showing the park and Shanghaî on the left. The China sea, in fact, will be on the right of SDL, not so far.
There we are, just over Shanghaî Disneyland!
Let's get closer! As you will see almost no building is built yet on the site, and these satellite pictures shot recently also give an idea of the work that remain to be done for SDL Imagineers and workers during the next two and a half years...
An aerial view of the land for SDL Magic Kingdom. The pale shot on the right is the most recent one, the one on the left shows the land before the works on the ground began.
At the bottom left of the lake, the land for the future Shanghaî Disneyland 5 stars hotel, which will face SDL Magic Kingdom.
Another Google Earth view, this time looking towards SDL lake, and with the land for the park in the foreground.
The resort land view from another angle, with the SDL lake, on the top right the land for the SDL Magic Kingdom.
And now here is this "Soarin'" video that i did "flying" over the Google Earth views. Although it took me quite a while, i had fun doing it and i'm sure you will recognize the music. Also note that the fly-over is slightly jerky, this is due to the fact that apparently Google Earth and Quicktime don't fit well together when one is recording the other... hope you will enjoy this short video anyway, watch it full screen and in HD 1080p!
Video: copyright Disney and more