A new Disney Mountain, a new Soarin’ attraction and a whole new backstory for the world of Adventure is what’s on the table for Shanghai Disneyland’s Adventure Isle. The new land, first discovered by the League of Adventurers promises thrilling experiences that are familiar yet all-together unique for the new Chinese park.
The new Roaring Rapids attraction features an enormous mythical beast who guards the Roaring Mountain while Camp Discovery at the base of the mountain will include walkways, rope activities, and more means of adventure. The long-awaited Soarin’ Over the Horizon will be a completely new version of the classic attraction soaring spectacular scenic wonders of the world with special segments overlooking Shanghai and The Great Wall of China.
“Tarzan: Call of the Jungle” will be a new show that blends familiar elements from the previous Disney’s Animal Kingdom Tarzan Rocks, the Broadway adapation, plus Chinese acrobatics for a unique new adaptation of the story.
Full announcement below.
Adventure Isle at Shanghai Disneyland
Adventure Isle, a place found only at Shanghai Disneyland, will immerse guests in a newly discovered lost world brimming with mystery and hidden treasure. Guests will easily find this land by the sight of the mighty Roaring Mountain, source of an ancient legend. The mountain’s sporadic rumbling is said to be the roar of a mysterious reptilian being who lives on the mountain, just waiting to be discovered.
At the base of Roaring Mountain, guests will be invited to prove themselves as true adventurers and blaze their own trails at Camp Discovery. They may choose to travel across time and space in Soaring Over the Horizon, or embark on the thrilling rafting adventure Roaring Rapids, straight through the heart of Adventure Isle.
The history of Adventure Isle combines lore and Disney imagination, beginning with the Arbori people, whose thriving civilization was founded on this island several thousand years ago. As the story goes, the island was discovered by a group of international explorers known as the League of Adventurers. Every corner of Adventure Isle offers guests of all ages the chance to unravel ancient mysteries, reconnect with a land lost in time and create cherished memories.
Here is a sampling of what guests will experience, with more details to come.
Roaring Rapids will take guests on a white-knuckle adventure through the heart of Adventure Isle. Riding a raft propelled only by gravity and water, anything can happen as guests plunge down a mountain and into a dark cavern where the undiscovered secrets of an ancient tribal legend and the reptilian creature Q’aráq are revealed. Only those who venture into the mountain will encounter the massive, mysterious Q’aráq.
“Tarzan: Call of the Jungle” at Storyhouse Stage
“Tarzan: Call of the Jungle” is an original production starring Tarzan and his friends, included as part of the entertainment at Shanghai Disneyland. It’s a high-energy, musical retelling of the boy who was raised by apes to become King of the Jungle. Featuring the iconic score from the animated Disney feature film, Tarzan, the stage show is a fusion of theatrics, Chinese acrobatics and a rock concert. It will be performed at Storyhouse Stage, a center of song, art, and dance.
Shanghai Disneyland is the first Disney park to offer Camp Discovery, a place where adventurers of all ages and abilities will gather to explore waterfalls, ruins and dig sites in search of ancient tribal relics. They may explore natural wonders and ancient legends, trek past waterfalls and discover tribal ruins in an elevated ropes course created specifically for this land. Guests will be able to choose their own expeditions at Camp Discovery, with some opting for the thrilling natural wonders of Roaring Mountain and others choosing to see the views and become immersed in science, nature, and history.
Soaring Over the Horizon
Anyone who has dreamed of seeing the world or soaring like a bird will enjoy the exhilarating experience at Soaring Over the Horizon, with an aerial tour of the globe never seen before. High above some of the world’s most iconic landmarks, Soaring over the Horizon will take travelers on a voyage of discovery that tours every continent. Starting from an ancient observatory nestled in the cloud forest, guests will soar and explore spectacular scenic wonders, with special segments for guests of Shanghai Disneyland overlooking Shanghai and The Great Wall of China. An ideal attraction for the entire family, it offers an original story, a new walk-through experience and a new aerial tour. The attraction is an epic re-mastering of the popular attraction at Disney California Adventure, in the United States.
The Tribal Table, a festive, art-filled restaurant, invites guests to come together for an appetizing meal in a sensory dining experience. Sights, sounds and smells will whet the appetite as guests enjoy the action of live cooking with fiery woks and rotisseries. This ancient gathering house in the Arbori village is the native heart and soul of the land, offering vivid flavors, a friendly atmosphere and beautiful artwork. The murals, artifacts and illustrations will dazzle visitors with scenes from a rich native culture.
“Firsts” at Shanghai Disney Resort
- First Adventure Isle at a Disney theme park: Created from the ground up with a fresh story and original characters, this new land was specially designed for Shanghai Disneyland. For the first time at a Disney park, guests will discover Roaring Mountain, encounter the mysterious being Q’aráq, and blaze their own trails at Camp Discovery with a series of challenges, adventures and expeditions for everyone in the family.
- Untold story of an ancient civilization: Guests at Shanghai Disneyland will be the first to enjoy the story of the ancient Arbori people, complete with the unique décor, original music and legends of this newly discovered tribe. Honoring the Arbori admiration for nature, the attractions will feature water, land and sky.