Friday, September 18, 2015

Shanghaî Disneyland Update : Latest Aerial Pictures, Scaffoldings Down on Top of Enchanted Storybook Castle, and more!

Here is a great Shanghaî Disneyland update for the week-end. On the top of Enchanted Storybook Castle, scaffoldings are now down, revealing the highest towers of the castle! And the above new leaked pictures are also showing the entrance gate at the bottom as well as close-ups on the roof and the top of some towers!

Above and below, two pictures showing the towers on the top of SDL Castle.

The same folks who did the picture above have also shot this other picture on which you can see at a distance the Roaring Rapids mountain, now apparently without the scaffoldings.

Others recent pictures now, shot just one month ago with a drone, this one showing almost the whole park. Things take shape little by little and the Alice Labyrinth at the right of the castle has now part of its vegetation in place.

A vertical shot right above SDL Enchanted Storybook Castle.

This next pic is showing Shanghaî Disneyland Five Stars Hotel. Look also at the trees already in place along the road.

Another vertical shot, this time right above the Shanghaî Disneyland Hotel. Isn't it strange that the roofs are still "open"? Well, apparently not, as readers comments confirmed that hotel roofs are often "open" to leave technical access to everything installed on the top. So basically roof structures are here to hide more than to be a "real" roof.

This other picture is showing the SDL Hotel in the background, the road leading to it from Disney Town and Disney Town Spice Alley restaurants area in the foreground. But look at the bridge on the right and the path leading to the hotel. May be it's the wide angle lens but it seems to be a long walk to reach the hotel and i wouldn't like to have to walk all this road during a rainy day... Well, actually it's probably the same distance than to go from Disneyland Paris gates to the Newport Bay Hotel...

This next picture is showing Disney Town dining and shopping area in the foreground and the park in the background...

And this other shot from a drone at the vertical of Disney Town.

I'm adding two new drone pictures just found on the web, and these were shot on September 6, so two weeks ago. They're a bit grainy but that's no big problem as they're interesting because they show the resort on a totally different angle, from the other end of the lake. We can see clearly the main avenue going all around Shanghaî Disney Resort, with at the other end of the lake the SDL Hotel on the left and the park, that you can't see clearly is on the right.

Now, on both pictures you can see in the foreground, center and left, nearby the lake two unused piece of lands, and i'm ready to bet they keep them to build future hotels.

I will end with something different but highly interesting showing a very early rendering for Shanghaî Disneyland. This one is supposed to have been done many years ago and as you'll see, even if the artwork is not sharp at all, in the early design of SDL a Main Street was envisioned as well as a Frontierland with a Big Thunder Mountain in the center of the lake just like at DLP, Adventureland was on the left instead to be on the right and Tomorrowland was on the right instead than to be on the left and included a Space Mountain. And there was a train at that time going around the park which is no longer the case as we know. The picture is supposed to have been shot at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco.

Pictures: copyright China Daily


Luke said...

this is awesome, the park finally feels like it is making progress.

Anonymous said...

I believe the roofs on the hotel are false fronts to cover-up mechanical items, such as air conditioning.