By Tyler Slater
The countdown to the opening of Shanghai Disney Resort continues right here with D23! We recently shared the ultimate guide to the unforgettable hotels, and today we are thrilled to dive into details about a land found only at Shanghai Disneyland—Adventure Isle!
The history of Adventure Isle combines lore with Disney imagination and begins with the Arbori people, a civilization that thrived several thousand years ago. According to Disney legend, the island was discovered by a group of international explorers known as the League of Adventurers, and it’s brimming with mystery and lost treasure. Guests visiting Shanghai Disneyland will easily find this land by the sight of the towering “Roaring Mountain”—rumored to be the home of a mysterious reptilian—which regularly “roars” to life.
The pinnacle attraction on Adventure Isle will be the white-knuckling adventure called Roaring Rapids—a thrilling E-ticket experience! On this exploration, guests will discover the secrets of the massive crocodile-like beast known as the Q’aráq. The rafting adventure will begin by joining the League of Adventurers and venturing upriver from Field Camp Beta before plunging through dark caverns, lava tubes, and whirlpools. This perilous adventure is perfect for the thrill-seeker in all of us.
While exploring Adventure Isle, guests will soon follow the trail to the Arbori tribe’s celestial observatory, which is said to be an enchanted portal that connects the physical and mythical worlds. Once inside, shamans will channel the spirit of the condor to help adventurers soar like a bird on an epic re-mastering of the iconic Soarin’ attraction, Soaring Over the Horizon. During the experience, guests will “fly” from Adventure Isle over Earth’s iconic landmarks, cities, and natural attractions.
Shanghai Disneyland will also be the first park to offer Camp Discovery, a place where adventurers of every age can traverse challenging rope courses, hike scenic trails, and dig to ancient relics. At Camp Discovery, guests will be able to choose from a variety of expeditions—some may opt for the thrilling natural wonders of Roaring Mountain while others may explore the ancient world of science and nature.
Disney is known for world-class entertainment and Tarzan: Call of the Jungle will be a brand-new production starring Tarzan and his friends! This live stage show is an enchanting retelling of the classic tale and features Phil Collins’ iconic score from the Disney feature film Tarzan. During the eye-popping musical, guests will experience a fusion of theatrics, Chinese acrobatics, and a rock concert, bringing “Two Worlds” to life.
After some exploration, adventurers will want to stop by Tribal Table, a festive, art-filled restaurant where everyone is invited to a feast! This ancient gathering house in the Arbori village is the native heart and soul of the land, celebrating the bounty and balance of nature. Guests will enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells, watching the action of live cooking with fiery woks and rotisseries.
From exciting experiences to enchanting entertainment, the untold story of the Arbori ancient civilization at Adventure Isle will among the unforgettable experiences unfolding at Shanghai Disneyland beginning June 16.
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